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ADE grants now issued to schools earlier than before

The Arizona Department of Education has improved the grant application process for charters and districts by starting the process earlier in the year. The improvement was made so that schools can receive their grant money and access it before the school year starts. Schools can now access the money beginning in July.

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Democrats hear from city council, congressional candidates

City Council candidate Ryan Dooley said Kingman is at a “crossroads” for development between those who want progress and those who want the status quo during his brief address at Tuesday’s meeting of the Mohave County Democratic Central Committee at Calico’s restaurant.

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Law firm: Businesses have constitutional right to refuse to sell to LGBT people

A Christian law firm is making a last-ditch effort to convince the state’s high court that businesses – at least some of them – have a constitutional right to refuse to sell their services and products to gays.

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‘Little Mermaid’ featured at Float-In Movie night

The Parks and Recreation Department is showing “The Little Mermaid” for its Float-In Movie event Friday at Centennial Park pool, 3333 Harrison Ave.

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Walleck Ranch Park shooting suspect could face additional charge

The state may also look to add assisting a criminal street gang to Bell’s charges, in addition to charging two others who may have been involved in the incident, one of whom is a minor, with the same.

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Ex-professor accused of stalking fire crews takes plea deal

Melissa Ann Santana faces 10 felony charges of stalking and making false statements against at least 11 people, including members of the Flagstaff and Globe hotshot crews, according to court records.

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Fire during storm guts Phoenix grocery after roof collapses

A fire gutted a supermarket in west-central Phoenix during a heavy rainstorm storm Wednesday evening and authorities were trying to determine if the building was struck by lightning.

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David Allen James sentenced to probation

The state dropped the first-degree murder charge after the Mohave County Medical Examiner, Dr. Rexene Worrell, said in an interview that Porter’s fatal head wound could not have been caused by a bare fist as was theorized in the initial charges.

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Monsoon showers remain in forecast, drying out by weekend

The primary threats are gusty winds and heavy rain. Isolated flash flooding is possible with training or locally intense storms.

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Kingman soccer players learn the game from European visitors

Playing some footy

Horton said the kids entered the camp to play, so that’s exactly why each day is started with a short scrimmage. Campers also participate in drills and games that help them to develop techniques and skills.

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Youth Advisory Commission to discuss service project

Sleep in Heavenly Peace, its chapters and volunteers build beds for children in the community to ensure they have a safe, comfortable place to sleep rather than on the floor.

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Over 300 calls made to Boating Safety

There were no injuries and the launch ramp was temporarily closed while the car was removed from the water.

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College to select company for IT equipment purchase

MCC’s procurement department received proposals from seven vendors ranging from $565,000 to $1.2 million.

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Joyride in family car ends in fiery crash

All of the juveniles were taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center for evaluation and then were released to their parents.

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Bond reduced for woman charged in Vegas carjacking

Her bond was reduced to $200,000 Tuesday, a fair amount based on the seriousness of the charges, Mohave County Superior Court Judge Billy Sipe said.

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Haboob seen in north Kingman Monday

A Haboob that was spotted just north of Kingman Monday evening.

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Car stuck in monsoon floodwaters on Stockton Hill Road

The 19-year-old male driver was able to leave the car and get to safety.

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Keeping kids in beds and off of floors

The commission is hoping to complete at least 20 beds at the August build, and if all goes well, Wayt hopes to have another build in December.

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Buddy Wallace on track for July 24 trial

Wallace allegedly admitted to the crime and was offered a plea agreement to second-degree murder with a maximum sentence of 25 years. He opted for a jury trial, originally set for October 2016, and faces life in prison if convicted.

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Mental health is the number one health priority

Mental health is, by and large, the biggest concern of the Kingman community. It’s a need that cannot be ignored.

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Early Head Start now available in Kingman

There is no deadline to apply for the school for 2-year-olds, and applications are accepted throughout the year. While anyone can apply at any time, those who submit applications may be placed on a waiting list.

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Schapira talks about wrap-around services, #RedForEd during meet and greet

Educational success requires attention for the needs of all students.

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November ballot to include renewable energy initiative

Pushing ahead where utility regulators so far will not, advocates of more renewable energy filed more than 480,000 signatures Thursday to put the question on the November ballot.

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House candidates to speak at Mohave Republican Forum

The state representative candidates will talk about legislative decisions that will affect Mohave County, including Highway User Revenue Funds, Second Amendment issues, education, water, air and economic development.

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Effects of Roe v. Wade felt in Arizona gubernatorial race

At this point in the campaign, the division over abortion rights appears to be breaking down along party lines, potentially making the question of abortion rights an issue in the general election.