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Donating a Thanksgiving: It’s the season for giving and local charities need help to help others

It’s the season of the year for giving, and you don’t have to look far to find a charity that needs help to help those who are less fortunate.

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Supervisors to address desert trash dumpers, GVID water rates Monday

County supervisors are not giving up on prosecuting desert litterbugs, or “wildcat” dumpers who take their trash and old mattresses to places in the desert for disposal.

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Discovery process in Grogan-Cannella murder case slow going

The discovery process of gathering and sharing evidence in the case of accused murderer Justin James Rector is ongoing, and attorneys for both sides on Friday said the case is moving forward.

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Report: Arizona earns ‘B’ in pretrial justice

The state of Arizona received a “B” grade in a study on pretrial justice system in America that showed one-third of states failing and several showing promise of reform.

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High court affirms Medicaid expansion; 400,000 to keep health care

Fee paid by hospitals is legal; opposition calls it new ‘loophole’

The state’s high court on Friday upheld the legality of an assessment on hospitals that helps pay for health care for 400,000 Arizonans.

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NAU professor indicted for stalking student, firefighters

A Northern Arizona University professor is accused of stalking a student and two firefighters she met online.

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NPS seeks to expanded management plan for non-native fish below Glen Canyon Dam

A public scoping period for an expanded management plan for non-native aquatic species in Grand Canyon National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will run through Dec. 14.

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Koch’s nonprofit gets involved in Arizona’s voucher debate

A nonprofit funded at least in part by the Koch brothers is financing a six-figure TV campaign that a spokesman said is designed to “educate” Arizonans about school choice.

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Former Havasu man charged by Missouri police for dismembered wife

A former Lake Havasu City resident was taken into custody last month by the Kansas City Police Department following the discovery of his deceased wife.

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Drone carrying drugs, cellphones crashes at Arizona prison

Guards at the state prison in Buckeye recovered a crashed drone that was trying to deliver marijuana and cellphones to inmates.

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Video: Texas suspect breaks out dance moves before arrest

A man who led police on a nearly 20-mile chase through Houston was taken into custody only after dancing once he stepped out of his car.

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Phoenix man tries turning locomotive into a runaway train

A Phoenix man was close to turning a locomotive into his own runaway train.

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City Council lawyer sends notice of condemnation to Kingman Airport Authority board

The lawyer hired by the City Council to go after Kingman Airport Authority sent a notice of condemnation to the KAA board stating that all airport property would be taken over by the city within 20 days, following up on a Nov. 7 letter of the same intent.

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No more monster trucks at the Mohave County Fairground's grandstand arena

With 68 acres, Mohave County Fairgrounds should have plenty room for everyone to play nicely.

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Scam alert: UniSource Energy Services warns customers of suspicious phone calls from scammers

UniSource Energy Services is warning customers to beware of suspicious calls, text messages and letters from scammers using high-pressure tactics to rip them off.

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Graves hosting first responders lunch, donations sought

Graves U-Haul is hosting its second annual First Responders Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its location, 425 E. Andy Devine Ave.

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Havasu fire departments investigating 3 deaths in 2 separate fires

Fire investigators are still trying to piece together the details of a fatal fire that destroyed two trailers near Paso De Oro Drive on Monday.

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Weather alert: Pacific Northwest Storm incoming

A storm coming in from the Pacific Northwest will have a minor impact on northwest Arizona, bringing wind gusts of 40 mph to 50 mph and lowering temperatures for the weekend, the National Weather Service reported Thursday.

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Strange, But True | Massachusetts police stop driver for pizza box license plate

Police officers in a Massachusetts town jokingly recommend drivers get a little more creative if they make their own illegal license plates.

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Arizona faith leaders call on McCain, Flake to fight repeal of Clean Power Plan

Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman described the scene of a beautiful sunset – caused by pollution leading to ugly results like asthma.

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Will ‘dark money’ contributions stay?

A voter advocacy group, a union and Democrat lawmakers are asking a judge to void a new Arizona law expanding the ability of some groups to make anonymous “dark money’’ contributions to political campaigns.

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Children quieted others at California school as gunman fired

Teacher Jennifer Bauman threw herself against a classroom door that wouldn't lock right, terrified that the gunman shooting outside her small Northern California elementary school would barrel in and find the children huddled under desks.

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New Jersey Sen. Menendez’s bribery trial ends in a hung jury

The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday with the jury hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor.

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Minnesota Sen. Al Franken accused of groping, kissing Los Angeles radio anchor

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday and faced a likely Senate ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour.

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