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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Lake Havasu City woman will stand trial Monday on charges of first degree murder.
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.
Our View: Nobody walks in Havasu? Sidewalks, paths will improve connectivity
Lake Havasu City has a walkability problem. Geographically speaking, Havasu is a very large community, as big in area as San Francisco but not nearly as easy to get around.
Big O Tires celebrated its 25th anniversary this month on Countryshire Avenue, propelled since 1993 by Lake Havasu City locals and seasonal visitors.
Vacation rental ordinance may need to be reviewed by city if home-based business bill passes
City officials may need to review its vacation rentals ordinance if a home-based business bill passes the Arizona Legislature.
For Lake Havasu City’s disabled youth and adults, Desert Storm came early this week for a worthy cause.
Lake Havasu City officials will close downtown McCulloch Boulevard to motor traffic Thursday for this year’s Desert Storm Street Party. High powered watercraft and hundreds of spectators are anticipated, and for many downtown businesses the event will be a blessing.
J.C. Penney Company recently honored its top performing stores, including the Lake Havasu City location, with its Founder’s Award at a ceremony held April 5 in Grapevine, Texas. With more than 870 JCPenney stores across the country, general manager Lisa White was one of over 90 store leaders recognized for outstanding performance in 2017.