Author: Jessi

19 Year Old Dead In Fatal Shooting

A baffled Phoenix Police is trying to make sense of a deadly shooting of a 19 year old man that’s left the victim’s relatives and friends shattered.  Officer James Holmes says it happened just before two p.m. Tuesday afternoon at a north side home at 10th Avenue and Mountain View.  Holmes says someone who’d been with the victim and two others heard a gunshot and then entered to find the young man dead. The witness that called 9-1-1 saw the two others he’d been with run from the house. Holmes calls them persons of interest that are described only as Hispanic males.  Police have no motive for the shooting, and there was no preliminary evidence of a burglary or robbery in the home. In fact, Holmes says, there was no hint of trouble between the victim, persons of interest and the witness who’d been hanging out together before the shooting. A couple of teenagers who live across from this house say  there usually is not this type of commotion in their otherwise quiet Sunnyslope neighborhood. –Barbara Villa   Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;...

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Arizona ACLU Sues To Stop "Revenge Porn" Law

12.00 The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona says the state’s so-called “Revenge Porn” law criminalizes speech protected by the First Amendment.  The ACLU’s lawsuit contends that the law is too broad and applies to too many legitimate groups, like the news media and bookstores who have no interest in distributing “revenge porn”.    ACLU Legal Director Dan Pochoda says the law criminalizes the publication of nude or sexual images, including pictures that are newsworthy and historic, without consent.  Chandler State Representative J.D. Mesnard wrote the law in response to nude pictures posted online by jilted lovers as a form of payback.  Governor Brewer signed it in April.   Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-style-parent:””; line-height:115%; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New...

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ADEQ Testing San Pedro River For Chemical Spill

12.00 The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, or ADEQ, is sending a team to the San Pedro River, along the Mexican border, to see how much heavy metal contamination may have leaked from the Grupo Mexico copper mine in Cananea, Sonora.    ADEQ Communications Director Mark Shaffer says that Mexican officials issued an alert over a chemical leak that could have made it into the river.   Shaffer says they are testing the stretch that flows past Hereford, Benson and Sierra Vista water for acidity as well as for mercury, arsenic, lead and other toxic heavy metals which will tell them how widespread or concentrated any contamination may be. While the mine owners are blaming heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Odile, Shaffer notes that the storm may have been a good thing as all that water may have diluted or even dispersed much of the contamination. Shaffer says that this mine and the surrounding area are no strangers to these kinds of chemical spills, dating back to the 1970’s with the most recent only occurring in August. Shaffer says legal action against this mine is possible, depending on what they find.   Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-style-parent:””; line-height:115%; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-fareast-font-family:”Times New...

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Bullhead City Police Department will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) 9th Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 27th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. During this time, law enforcement agencies across the country will provide a venue for people who want to safely and anonymously dispose of their unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications. According to the DEA, Arizonans have turned in more than 70,000 pounds of pharmaceuticals at numerous collection sites throughout the state as part of this program. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family or friends and often from the home medicine cabinet. All medications collected will be turned over to Drug Enforcement Administrationthe DEA for proper disposal.  A prescription drug drop-off site will be set up outside the Bullhead City Police Department training room, 1255 Marina Blvd, on Saturday, September 27th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  To find other drop-off sites, log on to www.DEA.gov . For more information on prescription drug abuse, log on to www.DrugFreeAZ.org ....

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Cool Shade trees sales end September 26th

Mohave Electric Cooperative has extended tree sales for Operation Cool Shade through Friday, September 26th.  Trees are currently on sale at Mohave’s Member Service office at 928 Hancock Road, Bullhead City.  Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Over 1,000 trees have been sold since tree sales began. Three different types of desert-adapted shade trees are available to Cooperative members for the low price of $9 per tree.  The varieties offered, Chilean Mesquite, and Willow Acacia are recommended as being well-suited for our climate by the Master Gardeners of Bullhead City, in association with University of Arizona College of Agriculture, and the horticulture professionals of Mountain States Wholesale Nursery. The University of Arizona Mohave County Cooperative Extension Bullhead City Master Gardeners is offering a “How to Plant Your MEC Desert Landscape Tree Class,” Thursday, October 16, 2014, 2 – 3:30 pm at the Mohave County Library – 1170 Hancock Road, Bullhead City.  As an added bonus, Mohave Electric will include a free energy saving, compact fluorescent bulb with each tree purchased. Operation Cool Shade encourages the use of shade trees to help manage energy and save energy dollars by reducing air conditioning usage. Tree distribution will take place on Saturday,November 14, at the Bullhead City Public Works parking lot located across the street from Bullhead City Administration Complex, 1255 Marina Blvd. For more information call (928) 763-1100....

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