Francis William Allison, who is facing more than 30 felony counts in connection with a number of alleged burglaries and robberies throughout the Kingman area, appeared for a pretrial conference before Judge Billy Sipe on Tuesday.
Bravo is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, and with assisting a criminal street gang, both felonies.
One primary area of focus in the murder trial of Alfredo Gerardo Blanco involves pinning down the locations for the cellphones of the defendant and the man he is alleged to have killed, Sidney Cranston Jr., on the day of the latter’s disappearance.
Council at its last meeting accepted a $10,000 State Historic Preservation Office pass-through grant to help complete a historic preservation plan for the airport’s airfield flight tower that dates back to World War II.
FBI testimonies and readings of interview transcripts were some of the primary focuses in the trial of accused murderer Alfredo Gerardo Blanco this past week.
Wednesday’s testimonies in the trial of Alfredo Gerardo Blanco came from Mohave County Search and Rescue and Kingman Police Department personnel, and the owner of a jewelry store who the state alleges was sold two rings belonging to Sidney Cranston by the defendant.
Robin Puchek, Blanco’s attorney, provided his opening statements regarding what he said “the defense believes is the most important evidence for you to consider in this case,” he told the jury.
The state’s interpretation of the alleged actions of Alfredo Gerardo Blanco were laid out by prosecuting attorney Bob Moon during opening statements Tuesday afternoon.
The first-degree murder trial of Alfredo Gerardo Blanco kicked off with jury selection Tuesday, following a mistrial in September and a trial continuance in November.
Anthony Scott Axton, who is facing numerous felony charges in relation to a number of burglaries and robberies throughout the area, had pretrial conferences Monday for seven of the cases in which he is a defendant.
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“We were looking for a community project, and we looked at a bike and said, ‘We could do bikes,’” said Gabe Owiesny, CTSO vice president.
City Council will discuss multiple agreements and contracts for street and drainage projects, as well as amended plans for Kingman Crossing Boulevard, at its meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Mohave County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.
For 13 years the Korean War Veterans Association of Mohave County has served not only veterans but the community as a whole, but due to a decline in membership, held its final meeting Jan. 5 before closing its doors.
The City Planning and Zoning Commission saw no shortage of public comment for a rezone request that will allow for the development of 49 residential units for veteran occupancy.
The Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to approve the rezone at its November meeting.
Plaunty explained City streets sit in the 25th percentile when compared with other cities utilizing the same street-mapping service as Kingman, which has a pavement condition index rating of 42. The average is 69, and that index runs from zero to 100.
The survey also helps to identify homeless veterans, for whom there are numerous assistance programs.
However, before he was willing to approve the plea agreement, the judge instructed the state to justify why the charges to which Williams-Gardner agreed to plead guilty were dropped to non-dangerous designations.
Council and community members in attendance at Tuesday’s budget work session heard news about the City’s financial and infrastructural positions that ranged from good to concerning.
The dog park at Centennial Park, 3333 Harrison St., located by the outfield at field No. 7 on North Burbank Street, is officially open to the public and their pets.
Funding for the project comes from a quarter-cent sales tax, $450,000 from court fees and $308,221 from sales of Mohave County properties.
Darrell Bryant Ketchner, charged with the first-degree murder of Ariel Allison and convicted of attempted murder of Allison’s mother, Jennifer, is seeking to have his trial moved from the courtroom of Judge Rick Lambert.
Council will begin the daunting task of reevaluating the budget in light of the passage of the Responsible Sales and Use Tax Act and the repeal of the 1 percent tax increase at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Kingman Police Department, 2730 E. Andy Devine Ave.
There are many cogs in the wheel of local law enforcement with each doing its part to help keep the community safe, and from administrative duties to property watches, there’s one group of volunteers Kingman Police Department Chief Bob DeVries calls the “unsung heroes.”
The Mohave County Board of Supervisors will consider multiple agreements, contracts and leases, including a contract regarding the Golden Valley Improvement District No. 1, at its meeting at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.
While the 2019 Festival of the Arts, a local Mother’s-Day weekend tradition, doesn’t take place until May, organizers are getting a jump start in calling for artists, crafters and other vendors interested in participating.
“Hopefully, the strong law enforcement presence that night made potential drunk drivers think twice before getting behind the wheel,” Mortensen said.
At Monday’s meeting, Mohave County Board of Supervisors will consider awarding a construction contract for the Mohave County Law and Justice Center to Johnson Carlier LLC of Tempe.
“It is going to be a good year because the moon is going to be such a small slice that the skies will be dark,” said Ron Nyberg of the High Desert Astronomy Club. “So that is definitely going to make them look brighter.”
Stories started in 2018 haven’t had an ending, they are just the beginning for what’s to come in 2019.
Receipt totals from businesses tacking on sales and use taxes will drop slightly come next month, as the tax will revert back to pre-November 2017 rates starting the first of the year.
“In less than 60 seconds, she took her birds and her pets and put them in her bathroom and said goodbye. And then ran for her life.”
As of Wednesday, Richardson was being held on a $250,000 bond. His attorney, Robin Puchek, cited multiple reasons for why the bond should be lowered.
With the influx of vehicles at the museum, Wilde believes Kingman has a “great opportunity here to do something extremely special.”
“Our very favorite thing to do is help God put broken families back together,” Weaver said.
The Senior Corps Program and the City of Kingman have collaborated to help give seniors a merry and gift-filled Christmas for more than a decade, and this year handed out 85 gifts with a total value of about $10,000.
The forecast for Christmas Day in Kingman shows a chance of rain, but that precipitation could mean snow for the Hualapai Mountains.
Whether traveling cross country to grandmother’s house or just to the other side of town for holiday celebrations, the first step to enjoying time with friends and family is ensuring safe arrival at your destination.
A continuance was issued in the judgement and sentencing of Aveyon Lashawn Nevitt, charged with multiple felonies in relation to the alleged carjacking of a Las Vegas Uber driver, as the defendant expressed interest in withdrawing from his plea agreement.
“The old benches are seeing some wear and tear, and the trash containers are a little tough to get things in and out of, and they’re getting a little beat up, too,” he said.
Most people don’t have the time or resources to travel to the North Pole for face time with Santa, but luckily for Kingman, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be at Primp My Pet, 217 E. Andy Devine Ave., from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday.
“Beale Street Theater is doing an amazing job with this show,” Scaff said. “We’ve got a great cast, we’ve got a great director and assistant director, we’ve got amazing music. This show’s coming along, I think it’s going to be one of the best ones Beale Street Theater has done.”
Ron Foggin, City manager, echoed the statement that the roadway could be extended to five lanes in the future by those choosing to develop along Kingman Crossing Boulevard.
Jeremiah Grant Peacey, facing charges for an alleged theft of a cash-filled suitcase at Walmart, was arraigned Wednesday in Mohave County Superior Court for two additional counts including theft of more than $100,000.
Cooper said the department identified him “fairly early on” by utilizing footage from surveillance cameras that showed a suspect similar to Galynski’s description and that of his vehicle.
The Kingman Junior Police Academy, which will enter into its 13th year this summer, was awarded $1,000.
After gifts have been opened and before dinner preparations begin this Christmas, share in the spirit of the season by volunteering to give someone else a holiday full of cheer and a stomach full of turkey, ham and mashed potatoes.
EAP is experiential therapy, meaning that the activities associated with it involve actually doing something so as to evoke emotions.
Winners are chosen based on community input, and are not required to pay any kind of fee to receive the award.
“Trains are just magical,” Spurlock said. “If we can get younger children access to them, hopefully that love of trains and hobby will continue.”