LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Police say a Lake Havasu City man has been arrested and accused of manslaughter after his baby daughter was left alone in a hot car and died.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A speeding case against a former state legislator caught bragging on video about driving over 120 mph (193 kph) remains in fact-finding stages.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Mohave County authorities say divers have recovered the body of a Lake Havasu City man who may have swam out into Lake Havasu to recover his remote-controlled boat...
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say they have found human remains in a remote area of the Arizona desert.
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says its deputies discovered the remains...
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested nine men in a sting operation targeting suspected use of the internet to lure minors for sexual...
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Arizona (AP) — An Arizona county attorney wants to investigate unspecified allegations of voter fraud during last year's municipal elections in a rural community on the...
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a brush fire has closed State Route 95 in Lake Havasu City.
Arizona Department of Transportation officials say the highway is closed in both...
Arizona city hires auditors to oversee business taxes
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Officials in an Arizona city have hired an auditing firm to oversee local business taxes in a bid to collect more revenue.
State Parks renovation plans on hold after leadership change
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A change of leadership at Arizona State Parks and Trails has led to some renovation projects being placed on hold.
Flood watch issued for much of Arizona as storm moves in
A flood watch was issued for a broad swath of Arizona due to widespread rainfall expected from a storm moving in from California.
The flood watch was to be in effect noon Thursday to Friday afternoon, and communities in the watch area included Kingman, Tucson, Prescott, Lake Havasu City, Wickenburg and Safford, but not Phoenix.
The National Weather Service said rain totals up to 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) are possible across lower deserts, with higher totals in higher terrain.
Human remains discovered in desert near Lake Havasu City
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in western Arizona are investigating the discovery of human remains in the desert.
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says a hiker found the remains near Lake Havasu City on Dec. 14. They were east of Highway 95 near mile post 193.
Lake Havasu City provides training on gasoline-pump skimmers
LAKE HAVASU, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Lake Havasu City are helping local gasoline station owners become more aware of skimmers.
The city's police department says it recently has received multiple reports from people saying their credit cards have been compromised. They are trying to find out who is responsible for illegally installing devices on gasoline pumps that copy credit card information.
In the meantime, they are training business owners and their employees to identify criminal activity.
Removal of owl nests delays Havasu erosion-control project
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — The $3.3 million projected price tag for a Lake Havasu City erosion-control project may grow by $100,000 because of expenses largely resulting from a need to remove an underground nesting area of a protected species of owls.
Officials fear dam release harmed lake’s fish species
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Wildlife officials are working to figure out the impact of a release of more than 9 billion gallons (34.1 billion liters) of water from a dam in western Arizona.
Lake Havasu City to mark 50th anniversary of London Bridge
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — It's been 50 years since Lake Havasu City was gifted with its own London Bridge.
Havasu City officials plan to celebrate the anniversary Saturday with a traditional flock of sheep crossing the iconic structure, following a London tradition going back hundreds of years.
The bridge spans a channel between the shoreline and an island in the city. It was sold by the British government in 1968 to Robert P. McCullouch, the city's founder.
Lake Havasu City officers cleared in fatal shooting
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Three Lake Havasu City police officers have been cleared in the fatal shooting of a man earlier this year.
The announcement Thursday by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office ends the investigation into the death of 56-year-old Brent Bowdon.
Police: Arizona man fatally shoots wife, daughter and self
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Lake Havasu City say they're investigating a double homicide and suicide after a man fatally shot his wife and teenage daughter.
The three were identified Tuesday as 42-year-old Tobin Gottier, 39-year-old Jamie Gottier and 14-year-old Hannah Gottier.
Police say the motive for the shootings remains unclear.
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Arizona lawmaker pleads not guilty to excessive speeding
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona state lawmaker who was seen on video bragging about driving more than 120 mph (193 kph) earlier this year pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge for speeding Thursday.
The Today's News-Herald newspaper reported Thursday that the warrant was issued Sept. 6 after State Rep. Paul Mosley failed to appear in court a day earlier on a charge of excessive speed.
The Latest: Speeding Arizona lawmaker surrenders in court
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest warrant has been issued for an Arizona lawmaker (all times local):
An Arizona lawmaker who attracted national headlines after a video captured him bragging about driving over 120 mph earlier this year has surrendered to authorities after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
State Rep. Paul Mosley failed to appear in court earlier this month when he was summoned on a charge of excessive speeding.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Investigators say a Patagonia man who was fatally shot by Lake Havasu City police last month was unarmed although he told officers he had a gun.
Kingman police are investigating the July 25 death of 56-year-old Brent Bowdon.
Police say Bowdon ignored repeated commands to show officers his hands and drop any weapons, and kept his right hand behind his back.
PHOENIX (AP) — A group of Arizona lawmakers will consider an ethics complaint concerning a member who bragged about speeding to a sheriff's deputy.
The House Ethics Committee on Thursday received a copy of a complaint about state Rep. Paul Mosley, a Republican from Lake Havasu City. A body camera video obtained by KLPZ showed Mosley telling a La Paz County deputy that he sometimes drives as fast as 140 mph. He also said he had legislative immunity.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Patagonia man is dead after being shot by Lake Havasu City police.
Officers were dispatched to a Lake Havasu City home after police received a 911 call about 3 a.m. Wednesday.
They say a man and woman could be heard screaming at each other during the call.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A state lawmaker who attracted national headlines after a video captured him bragging about driving over 120 mph has apologized for claiming legislative immunity to get out of speeding tickets.
State Rep. Paul Mosley, R-Lake Havasu City, apologized Monday during a candidates' forum in Lake Havasu City, according to Today's News-Herald.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — The Lake Havasu City Police Department says a man was fatally shot by police during an early morning encounter.
A Police Department statement says three officers shot at the person after they responded to a 911 call Wednesday during which screams could be heard from a male and a female.
The department's statement also says no officers were injured, that the officers involved will be placed on administrative leave and that Kingman police will investigate the incident.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — The board of directors for the Mohave Valley Irrigation and Drainage District voted to take the first step in adopting a fallowing program for its farmers.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A western Arizona county got a $1.1 million surge in jail revenue in the just-ended fiscal year for housing inmates from other jurisdictions, most of them immigrants in the country illegally.
La Paz County Sheriff Bill Risen says federal authorities are choosing to house those immigrants in Arizona because of California laws that limit and regulate how state and local law enforcement agencies cooperate with the federal government on immigration matters.
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WICKENBURG, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been injured in the crash of a small plane north of Wickenburg.
Federal Aviation Administration officials say the single-engine aircraft crashed after experiencing engine failure around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday in a remote area about 24 miles northwest of Wickenburg.
The Cirrus SR22 was flying from Scottsdale to Lake Havasu City.
FAA officials say the plane caught fire after hitting the ground and was totally destroyed.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Mohave County Sheriff's officials say the body of a Phoenix man has been recovered from Lake Havasu.
They say 45-year-old Rosario Carreon went swimming in the North Basin area of the lake last Saturday after jumping off a rented pontoon boat.
Sheriff's officials say winds blew the unanchored boat away and Carreon began to struggle while swimming before going under the water.
County sheriff considering deal with Arizona Rangers
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster is considering teaming up with the Arizona Rangers to provide more law enforcement for events like the county fair.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — The board that oversees the Central Arizona Project aqueduct system has ended talks to buy land and water rights in Mohave Valley in northwestern Arizona.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Much of northern and western Arizona will be under a red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service for Thursday due to dangerous wildfire conditions.
Communities included in the areas where the warning will apply from noon to 7 p.m. include Kingman, Flagstaff, Lake Havasu City, Holbrook, Winslow and St. Johns.
The weather service says expected peak wind gusts include 40 mph (64 kph) at Flagstaff, Holbrook and Seligman.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona representative says allegations that he stole a page from an opponent's nominating petition are not true.
Today's News-Herald reports the owner of a Lake Havasu City gun store claims state Rep. Paul Mosley or an associate removed a signature sheet belonging to candidate Leo Biasiucci.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Lake Havasu City police say three people are accused of animal cruelty in the abandonment of 31 Chihuahuas at multiple locations on four days last fall and this spring.
Police say 15 Chihuahuas were left at various locations Sept. 11 and 13 with notes saying they could no longer be cared for and that 16 additional Chihuahuas were abandoned April 30 and May 1 at the Western Arizona Humane Society.
According to police, the dogs ranged in age and health.
Lake Havasu City schools ban clothing with holes
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Lake Havasu City school officials are implementing a district-wide ban on tattered, torn and frayed clothing, including pants and shorts with holes.
Lake Havasu City will be speeding up the way it processes some liquor licenses.
Last year, the City Council approved an ordinance that delegated special event, fair and festival and extension of premise liquor license applications to a designated official rather than public hearing as a way to reduce processing time. At that time, the city manager was named as the designee.
The Lake Havasu City Visitor Center saw a surge in tourists this March, arriving in Havasu from all over the world. Records from the Lake Havasu Convention and Visitors Bureau showed a near-record number of visitors at the center, nearly doubling since 2008.
A Lake Havasu City man was arrested April 29 on felony charges of hindering prosecution when officers allegedly discovered that he was helping a wanted man hide from police.
Police received a tip that led them to the residence of Gauge D. Ogas, 18, where the unidentified suspect was staying. The suspect was wanted on charges of felony probation violation. According to the report, Ogas and the suspect he was allegedly harboring were allegedly hiding in the residence when officers arrived.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say two people who made a bet now know how far their car can go into the water and still drive at a Lake Havasu beach in western Arizona
The answer is until not very far.
The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says the water disabled the vehicle as it entered the water Saturday, causing it to become stuck while it was approximately halfway submerged.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Western Arizona officials are planning to buy additional water rights in Mohave Valley to bolster its claims in a dispute with the entity that sends Colorado River water throughout the state.
Man who kicked driver’s vehicle to stop potential accident faces charges
Shooting a person is justified in the state of Arizona, if such is done to protect others from injury or death. Just don’t kick someone’s vehicle, though.
A Lake Havasu City man is awaiting possible prosecution on charges of criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct, after his attorney says he kicked a vehicle that failed to stop at a crosswalk and nearly struck his daughters on Jan. 5.
Tiffany and Jeremy Hart of Lake Havasu City announced the birth of a son Jerni Forrest Hart, born April 18, 2018. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces.
Yvette Garay and Victor Hernandez of Lake Havasu City announced the birth of a son Vincent Mateo Hernandez, born April 23, 2018. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces.
Victoria Urquizo and Harris Billy of Lake Havasu City announced the birth of a son Billy James Harris, born April 27, 2018. He weighed 6 pounds.
WITHOUT A ROOF: Mohave County communities have different approaches to homelessness
Body Beach is being cleared of trash and brush in hopes that it will prevent future homeless encampments from forming in the area.
The cleanup, however, won’t make Lake Havasu City’s homeless population disappear.
Homelessness in Havasu, like many Arizona communities, is a growing concern. While Lake Havasu City has no plans to provide services such as a shelter or transitional housing, other communities in Mohave County have different approaches to the problem.
Two dead, woman in critical condition after crash on Lake Havasu
LAKE HAVASU CITY — Two men were killed and a woman left in critical condition from a boat crash Saturday on Lake Havasu, according to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received several reports on Saturday at about 12:30 p.m. that a boat had crashed in the South Basin of Lake Havasu near the Contact Point Water Safety Center.
A Lake Havasu City woman will stand trial Monday on charges of first degree murder.
Cheryl A. Molitor, 62, is scheduled to appear in the courtroom of Mohave County Superior Court Judge Richard Weiss this Monday, where her attorneys will give her defense in the shooting death of her boyfriend, local restaurant owner Kenneth Nissen.
Robert Lawrence Mann Jr.
March 30, 2018
After a tough battle with cancer, Robert Lawrence Mann Jr. died on March 30, 2018 in Lake Havasu City at the age of 66. A veteran of Vietnam War, he served in the Army and was awarded the Infantry medal. He leaves behind his father, Robert Mann; daughter, Danielle Mann; and son, Jason Mann.
It remains unclear how many Lake Havasu City teachers will join their statewide colleagues in a strike next week, but local teachers say they agree with the sentiments behind the planned walkout.
Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in other Republican-dominant states.
A grassroots group and the state’s largest teacher membership group said Thursday that teachers will walkout April 26.
Around 57,000 teachers submitted ballots and 78 percent voted in favor of the walkout, according to the Arizona Education Association.