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There was a swarm of activity Thursday at the Kingman Area Food Bank on Butler Avenue as people were gathering food supplies.

By Bob Leal November 20, 2016
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Ruth Sorensen celebrated her 104th birthday Thursday with friends at White Cliffs Senior Living.

By Bob Leal November 20, 2016
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The police department’s newest K-9, Diesel, along with handler Officer Adam Simonsen, were introduced during the City Council meeting Tuesday evening.

By Bob Leal November 17, 2016
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While voters cast their ballots Nov. 8 and ended the process, Mohave County Elections Department Director Allen Tempert and his staff are busier than bird dogs.

By Bob Leal November 16, 2016
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Embezzlement suspect back in court
Richards is accused of taking more than $1M from the city of Kingman

Diane Maxine Richards, who authorities say embezzled more than a million dollars from the city, made an appearance Monday in Mohave County Superior Court in front of Judge Billy Sipe.

By Bob Leal November 15, 2016
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The three dozen or so folks who attended a ceremony honoring veterans at 11 a.m. Friday might have been small in number, but they were huge in gratitude to veterans.

By Bob Leal November 13, 2016
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He was shot once in his left arm and bayoneted in the right arm.

By Bob Leal November 11, 2016
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A 2-year-old boy was airlifted to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas with a fractured femur, and a 23-year-old who allegedly caused the injury was arrested, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department.

By Bob Leal November 11, 2016
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An overflow crowd of more than 50 attended the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at Council Chambers on Tuesday evening to learn about and express their desires for a proposed Downtown Development District.

By Bob Leal November 11, 2016
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Woman ‘grateful’ after house fire
A modern cautionary tale: Hot laptop started smoky, destructive Golden Valley blaze

Despite Dorothy Buckelew’s house being a complete mess, she is “feeling very blessed and grateful.”

By Bob Leal November 11, 2016
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Kingman voters ended Monica Gates’ 10-year absence from Council Chambers Tuesday, pushing her back into the mayor’s chair with a 4,981-4,499 win over one-term incumbent Dick Anderson.

By Bob Leal November 9, 2016
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Families go through agony, anguish and heartbreak when they talk about their loved ones who have gone missing.

By Bob Leal November 9, 2016
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The tax season is rearing its head, but because of a new program people may not be familiar with, plenty of area residents can qualify to have their taxes done for free.

By Bob Leal November 9, 2016
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High profile cases move through courts
Murder, torture suspects edge closer to their dates with Mohave County juries

Two alleged murderers and a man accused of torturing his girlfriend and her son all made Mohave County Superior Court appearances recently.

By Bob Leal November 8, 2016
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What’s at stake in Tuesday’s Kingman Crossing question
Voters have chance to shape future of Kingman

Those who cast a ballot will be asked if they support the city selling around 150 acres of land south of Interstate 40 and west of Cherokee Street.

By Bob Leal November 6, 2016
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Incumbent Richard Anderson faces off on the ballot against Monica Gates, who was mayor from 2004-2006.

By Bob Leal November 6, 2016
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KINGMAN – Smiles and handshakes were abundant among the 35 people in attendance Thursday around noon as Big Industrial staged a ribbon cutting event to celebrate its purchase and renovation of the old Southwire facility at the Kingman Airport & Industrial Park.

By Bob Leal November 4, 2016
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Council lowers utility fee
Sewer rate will decrease $3 a month

The City Council on Tuesday evening voted unanimously to use a customer-based allocation from a windfall for sewer customers that will amount to an annual savings of $39.31.

By Bob Leal November 4, 2016
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Building character at Cerbat Elementary

By Bob Leal November 4, 2016
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Runway no longer Kingman’s dross to bear
Bumpy, lumpy runway on the way out; $400,000 investigation first step in fixing dross damage

The Dross Site cleanup at the airport is now headed into its first phase as the city of Kingman and the Kingman Airport Authority were successful in suing the federal government.

By Bob Leal November 3, 2016
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Suzy Taylor faced plenty of challenges as a boxer, and being a two-time world champion, she had plenty of success.

By Bob Leal November 2, 2016
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Sewer rate reduction on agenda today
Council expected to OK deal to lower annual debt

Will a sewer reduction make you flush?

By Bob Leal November 1, 2016
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It might be Monday, the scariest day of the week for many people, but it’s also Halloween and there’s plenty to see and do here in Kingman.

By Bob Leal October 31, 2016
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It’s easy to get caught up in the fun of Halloween, but pet owners would be wise to follow some precautions.

By Bob Leal October 31, 2016
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Users of Suddenlink internet service just got a boost.

By Bob Leal October 28, 2016
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How long Richard Joseph Polaski will spend in jail for murdering his close friend will be determined by Mohave County Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen on Nov. 21 at 3 p.m.

By Bob Leal October 26, 2016
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The City Council on Tuesday followed the Municipal Utility Commission’s direction by lessening the distance that homeowners will have to abide by if their septic system fails.

By Bob Leal October 20, 2016
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Alleged murderer Victor Steven Empie made a court appearance Monday morning in front of Judge Billy Sipe in Mohave County Superior Court.

By Bob Leal October 19, 2016
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Korean War veteran Louis Shannon of Kingman is mighty thankful to community members after they helped him obtain a battery-powered wheelchair after his old one broke down.

By Bob Leal October 18, 2016
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Council expected to alter septic and sewer rules
Report ready on plan to move city hall to school

City Council is expected to alter rules dealing with existing homes that utilize septic systems at its meeting today at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers, 310 N. Fourth St.

By Bob Leal October 18, 2016
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American Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in February.

By Bob Leal October 14, 2016
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Being jobless can be a very stressful time and can lead to all kinds of pressure nobody wants in their life.

By Bob Leal October 13, 2016
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The woman who authorities say committed the largest known embezzlement in city history had a brief appearance in Mohave County Superior Court on Tuesday.

By Bob Leal October 12, 2016
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The Mohave Community Orchestra has scheduled its first concert of the season at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Kingman High School’s Aguilar Auditorium, 4182 Bank St.

By Bob Leal October 11, 2016
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Grandma’s Treasure Thrift Store is joining the fight against cancer with anything pink or pink-shaded half off.

By Bob Leal October 11, 2016
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The Lee Williams varsity football team was outplayed in every phase of the game as the Flagstaff Eagles ran and passed their way to a 32-7 victory Friday at LWHS.

By Bob Leal October 9, 2016
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The Lee Williams varsity football team was outplayed in every phase of the game as the Flagstaff Eagles ran and passed their way to a 32-7 victory Friday at LWHS.

By Bob Leal October 9, 2016
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A number of upcoming events are on tap to fight against and raise awareness of cancer.

By Bob Leal October 6, 2016
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The City Council voted Tuesday during its meeting to proceed with two plans that could potentially boost business here.

By Bob Leal October 6, 2016
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With Interstate 40 cutting through the city with an abundance of commercial vehicles, driving in the area could be a precarious endeavor if it wasn’t for the efforts of the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Highway Patrol Division.

By Bob Leal October 5, 2016
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The City Council will consider initiating zoning and map amendments to create a Downtown Development District at its meeting today.

By Bob Leal October 4, 2016
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Cub Scouts Pack 53 spent the last four weeks participating in its Fall Food Drive competition between dens.

By Bob Leal October 3, 2016
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Tales from the Appalachian Trail
Casson conquers 2,100-plus mile walk

Jon Casson of Kingman succeeded in an endeavor that four of five people fail at. Hiking the entire Appalachian Trail, all 2,189 miles of it.

By Bob Leal October 2, 2016
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“This is the worst (case) that I can think of in my 25 years.”

By Bob Leal September 30, 2016
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Sonora Quest Laboratories and Safeway announced they will be opening a new Patient Service Center in the Safeway grocery store located at 3970 Stockton Hill Road.

By Bob Leal September 29, 2016
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New Truxton water filtration system gets the arsenic out
Longtime compliance issue comes to end with federal health standard for arsenic now met

The Truxton Canyon Water Company got a clean bill of health from the government for its arsenic filtering system recently.

By Bob Leal September 28, 2016
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Evan Hopper of the Kingman Police Department, who was involved in the shooting death Aug. 29 of Paula Dell Phillips, was involved in another shooting, that one nonfatal, in 2012.

By Bob Leal September 28, 2016
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Kingman couple arrested on murder charge
Brewster, Harris allegedly killed, buried man in LA

Two Kingman residents were arrested Friday in Seligman and charged with murder in a case from 2015 in Phelan, Calif.

By Bob Leal September 27, 2016
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Woman pointed shotgun at Kingman officer prior to deadly shooting
Police: Phillips told parents she might harm herself 40 minutes before her death

An investigation has reportedly revealed that the woman who was shot to death Aug. 29 by a Kingman Police Department officer pointed a loaded and cocked .410 shotgun at him.

By Bob Leal September 25, 2016
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The temperatures will be cool for what organizers of the Best of the West on Route 66 Festival plan on being a blazing good time for attendees.

By Bob Leal September 23, 2016

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