Category: Bullhead City

EXCESSIVE SPEED FACTORS INTO FATAL ROLLOVER

The Mohave County Sheriff’s office has released the name of the man killed in a Friday traffic accident in Mohave Valley. Agency spokeswoman Trish Carter said Michael Wilson, 68, Mohave Valley, was dead at the scene of the single vehicle rollover in the area of Boundary Cone Road and S Girard Avenue. Carter said investigators determined Wilson was speeding through a 45 mile an hour zone at about 72 miles an hour when he failed to negotiate a curve at about 7:00 p.m. Carter said Wilson was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected when the Ford F250...

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STREET NAMING RAFFLE

The City of Bullhead City is holding a raffle for your chance to name a street! The proceeds from the raffle will benefit animals in need at Bullhead City Animal Care and Welfare and Saving Animals In Need Together (SAINT). From August 6th – September 8th, you can buy a raffle ticket for your chance to be drawn to name the newly paved roadway, which connects the City Square Shopping Center (formerly K-mart Plaza) to the Riverview Mall. Shoppers can now travel between the two shopping centers to avoid the Highway traffic. The event will kick off on Sunday,...

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FIELDHOUSE PROPERTY PURCHASE COMPLETED

  Officials of the Colorado River Union High School District (CRUHSD) have announced completion of the purchase of a 15 acre site near the south end of the Bullhead Parkway for the Colorado River Fieldhouse. Final negotiations were approved last month by the CRUHSD school board, but details could not be released until both parties signed binding contracts, escrow closed and the title was transferred. This will be the fourth CRUHSD campus. It will be located immediately northwest of the Mohave Crossroads Shopping Center and southwest of Mohave Community College, adjacent to the new Colorado River bridge connecting Laughlin...

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PLEA DEAL REJECTED IN BRUTAL BEATING CASE

  A Mohave County Superior Court judge has rejected the sentencing limitations and a plea agreement for a Bullhead City man responsible for the brutal beating of his former girlfriend in May, 2016. Judge Billy Sipe told attorneys during a July 20 hearing that the nine year prison term specified in the deal was too lenient given the beat-down inflicted by 53-year-old Jeffrey Swick. “This is a savage beating. It is clear to me that this was a beating and a torture that occurred over a long period of time,” Sipe said. He said the victim was left bruised...

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DEFENSE ATTORNEY EXITS CHILD MURDER CASE

A local judge has granted a defense attorney’s request to withdraw as lead counsel in a death penalty case involving a child murder in Bullhead City. Mohave County Superior Court judge Lee Jantzen granted Gerald Gavin’s motion to exit the defense of Justin Rector during a July 28 hearing in Kingman. Gavin had been on the case for about 27 months and his firm had been paid more than $248,000 to defend the 29-year-old Bullhead City man charged in the September, 2014 murder of his girlfriend’s daughter, eight year-old Bella Grogan-Cannella. Gavin moved to withdraw through an avowal to...

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