Category: Kingman

WAYNE EDER HIRING PROMPTS FIRE DISTRICT RECALL BID

The unpopular hiring of former Chief Wayne Eder as interim Chief has prompted a recall campaign targeting two members of the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District (NACFD). Donna Rushing, the mother-in-law of Fire Captain Brian Grant, is trying to give voters the opportunity to remove Chairman Patty Lewis and member Vic Riccardi from the fire district governing board. Rushing visited the Mohave County elections office to file necessary paperwork to initiate the ouster effort on Monday, March 27. “That starts the clock and they have 120 days to circulate and file in my office petitions for the recall of...

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WANTED KINGMAN MAN CAPTURED AFTER CHASE

   Authorities said a Kingman man who was wanted for a drug paraphernalia charge was driving a stolen vehicle when Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies tried to perform a violation-related traffic stop on Interstate 40 near Ashfork at about 10:47 a.m. on Monday, March 27. 31-year-old John Freeman reportedly led deputies on a 100 mile-per-hour chase before the suspect vehicle was disabled and crashed near the Bearizona animal park in Williams. Two male subjects were detained but Freeman reportedly fired at least one shot at deputies before fleeing on foot into the forest. Some 200 patrons were evacuated for the...

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U.S. 93 ACCIDENT VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

  Two Las Vegas, Nevada residents were killed in an eight vehicle pileup on highway 93 on Tuesday, March 21. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) said the series of collisions began after a vehicle pulled out onto the highway in front of oncoming traffic about 40 miles north of Kingman. DPS said the driver of an eighteen wheeler that was pulling another eighteen wheeler swerved to avoid the vehicle and overturned. Eight vehicles ended up colliding in succession as they rolled into the debris field. DPS said two adults and a dog were killed when an “RV-style Peterbuilt...

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OWENS TO SUCCEED TAYLOR AT BEALE CELEBRATIONS

Beale Celebrations, an events center and management company located in historic downtown Kingman, today announced the addition of Linda Owens to its team as managing executive. Owens will work alongside Jamie Taylor, Beale Celebrations’ current managing executive, who will be retiring in June this year. An 18-year resident of Kingman, Owens comes to Beale Celebrations with event planning and business development experience developed through more than 25-plus years in various management, administration, and marketing positions. She is currently an ambassador for the Chamber of Commerce, community service chairperson for Route 66 Rotary, and president of Soroptimist International of Kingman,...

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EIGHT ARRESTED AT KINGMAN DRUG HOUSE

  Detectives with Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) as well as the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on Wednesday (3/15) morning at a residence in the 1500 block of Northfield Avenue. Detectives arrested eight Kingman residents. Brian Pintarich was located in the driveway to the residence with approximately 1/4 ounce of methamphetamine alone with packaging material and an electronic scale. Michelle Bristol was with Pintarich and she was found to have a valid warrant for her arrest as well as in possession of methamphetamine and heroin. During a search of the residence Shawn Lancaster...

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