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Increased gas tax could get thumbs up from Mohave County Supervisors

State legislator proposes 23 cent per gallon increase in gas taxes

Mohave County’s roads are in bad shape, and the county doesn’t have the funding to repair or maintain them, according to Mohave County Supervisor Gary Watson.

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What to do with the old Mohave County jail? Supervisors seek answers

The historic Mohave County Jail was constructed in 1910 because the county’s former jail was too easy for inmates to break out of

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Victim, suspect in I-40 shooting ID’d by DPS

Authorities have released the names of both the victim and suspect in the shooting late Monday evening on Interstate 40 on the westbound Exit 51 ramp onto Stockton Hill Road

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Secondary crash on I-40 causes death of Kingman woman

A secondary crash that followed a previous crash 10 minutes before led to the death of a 71-year-old Kingman woman on Interstate 40 Saturday near Yucca.

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State task force nets 85 drug arrests in eastern Arizona

A state-led gang task force has made 85 arrests as part of a sweeping effort to take down drug-dealing operations in eastern Arizona.

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Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in border agent's death

A man accused of pulling the trigger in the 2010 shooting death of a Border Patrol agent in the southern Arizona desert was convicted of first-degree murder and other charges Tuesday.

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Sanders, who led officials to body of Sid Cranston, gets probation, community service

Sanders was placed on probation for one year under the supervision of the Adult Probation Department. He also must complete 1,200 hours of community restitution.

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Scottsdale nonprofit provides funding for MCC veterans centers

Supporting veterans is something that’s important nationwide. In Kingman, Mohave Community College –Neal Campus created a veterans center for its students, faculty and staff to have a space that’s “solely for them.”

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Buddy O’Brian Wallace sentenced to 32 years in prison

The judge listed six aggravating factors in the case, the first pertaining to the victim being stabbed 21 times with a deadly weapon, seven of which were fatal.

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Water conservation takes central role in governor’s speech in Havasu

Gov. Doug Ducey appeared in Lake Havasu City Monday to give his State of the State address to an audience of Havasu, Bullhead City and Kingman officials, as well as the regional public, with a special emphasis on the Colorado River.

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Senate panel votes to defray costs of higher education

Hoping to put an end to sharp tuition hikes, a Senate panel voted Monday to have taxpayers pick up more – much more – of the cost of higher education for Arizona high school graduates.

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House panel votes to redefine ‘employee’

Insisting it will be good for young people, a House panel voted Monday to let employers pay students who are part-time workers just two-thirds as much as they do anyone else.

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Youth smoking decline stalls, and vaping may be to blame

Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. children, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible.

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Mohave Valley man arrested for domestic violence, kidnapping

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Joshua Leonard Husted, 40 of Fort Mohave, for threatening/ intimidating, unlawful imprisonment, kidnapping, all per domestic violence, and aggravated assault on an officer, all felonies.

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Camels found wandering in Arizona yard back home

Two camels in southern Arizona are back home after going for an impromptu trek in the desert.

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Ex-astronaut Mark Kelly makes Democratic bid for Senate seat

Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will run to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Senate.

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Bystander rescues driver from water at marina in Topcok

Authorities say a quick-thinking eyewitness who saw a vehicle crash through a cement barrier, flip and land on its roof into the water at a marina in Topock pulled the 68-year-old driver free from the car to safety Monday afternoon.

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Yabba- Dabba-Done! - Fred, Wilma and the gang bid farewell as Bedrock City closes after 47 years

Bedrock City, which opened in Valle, Arizona — between Williams and Tusayan — closed Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, after 47 years.

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Appeals court rejects Arizona law limiting minimum wage, benefits

The state Court of Appeals has slapped down efforts by Republican lawmakers to block local governments from mandating that private employers provide workers with even more fringe benefits than required by state law.

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I-40 UPDATE: Man dies of gunshot wound at Exit 51 off-ramp

Authorities say preliminary information indicates that a man in his 40s died from a gunshot wound late the evening of Monday, Feb. 11 on the Interstate 40 westbound off-ramp at Exit 51 onto Stockton Hill Road

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Police activity shuts down Interstate 40 westbound Exit 51 off-ramp

Interstate 40 westbound Exit 51 onto Stockton Hill Road is closed due to a police incident

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Rezone compromise for Granite Bluffs near Hualapai Mountain Road

Opposition was mostly focused on decreased property values as a result of being up against smaller lots. There were also concerns, just like with the proposed veteran housing rezone, regarding the layout of the Hualapai Mountain corridor.

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Leadership guru says giving people value will motivate them

The Kingman Route 66 Rotary Club hosted Yanick Hicks, a motivational public speaker with The John Maxwell Team. Hicks spoke of the characteristics of a good leader and how communities can obtain them.

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AAA Mobile Home Park looks to expand via rezone

Some residents of the park have told the City that they oppose the conditional use permit, as they say it could depreciate the value of their mobile homes.

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Drones are becoming important tools for projects and businesses

Drones are becoming more popular seemingly by the day with photographers, hobbyists and even children jumping on the trend. Drones also have practical uses that allow for time and cost savings for businesses.