An unoccupied pickup truck on a farm near polygamist enclave Colorado City was blown to bits Sunday evening in an explosion being investigated by federal agents. A commercial explosive like dynamite is believed to have been used in the blast, says Tom Mangan, spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Alcoho ... More >>
In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered. Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
After a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed a shooting instructor with an Uzi in Mohave County last week, an Arizona lawmaker is proposing a ban on giving machine guns to children. "I cannot believe we need a law like this, but we do," Democratic Representative Victoria Steele tells New Ti ... More >>
A community forum actually took place between employees of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and believers of "chemtrails."The "chemtrail" believers are under the impression that the streams of vapor left behind by airplane engines are actually government poison sprays.
The Maricopa County Republican Committee voted to censure Senator John McCain.In other words, with a 1,150-351 vote, the county GOP passed a resolution that says it doesn't like McCain anymore.
Arizona is "the best" state for gun owners, Guns & Ammo magazine says today.Believe it or not, Guns & Ammo magazine omitted the fact that the former editor of the magazine shot and killed a man in Arizona less than a year ago.See also:-Richard Venola, Former Editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine, A ... More >>
The nativist movement is in its "death throes," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.The organization's new report has documented three such groups in Arizona, which is a low number, considering 21 were documented in 2009.
A Mohave County man who admittedly stabbed his 66-year-old mother to death told police that the "dream police" told him to do it.What Mohave County Sheriff's Office investigators believe to be Carol Drake's body was found buried in her own yard, and her son, 46-year-old Roger Drake, was arrested at ... More >>
Republican Congressman Paul Gosar has asked Remington Arms to move out of New York, and start making guns in Arizona.Why? Because people in the Colt Single Action Army Revolver state "cherish our Constitution, including the Second Amendment," Gosar wrote in a letter to Remington's CEO.
A woman who was married at the age of 14 thanks to convicted child-rapist Warren Jeffs is now free -- at the age of 26.Attorney General Tom Horne set up the press conference yesterday with the woman, Ruby Jessop, as Horne's chalking up her escape to his office's payment to the Mohave County Sheriff' ... More >>
The Arizona Legislature didn't really feel the need to replace the police force in Colorado City with deputies from the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, so Attorney General Tom Horne's pulling out Plan B.The AG's office announced today that it's sending $420,000 to the Sheriff's Office for overtime p ... More >>
Attorney General Tom Horne's efforts to replace the police force in Colorado City with deputies from the Mohave County Sheriff's Office was killed in the state House yesterday, which turned out to be the last day of the legislative session.Colorado City, for those joining late, is the city on the Ut ... More >>
The editor of Guns & Ammo magazine is accused of using a gun and ammo to kill a man visiting his house yesterday.Richard Venola, 53, was arrested by Mohave County Sheriff's deputies after allegedly shooting 39-year-old James Patrick O'Neill outside Venola's home in Golden Valley, which is outsid ... More >>
Four members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club were found not guilty of charges of "rioting" and assisting in a criminal street gang.The four acquitted, Rudolfo "Rudy" Martinez, Gerald Smith, Dale Hormut, and Stephen Helland, were among seven bikers arrested by an Arizona Department of Public Safe ... More >>
Eleven members of Vagos, a rival motorcycle gang of the Hells Angels, were arrested today by an Arizona Department of Public Safety gang task force in connection with several violent crimes around Bullhead City.Six of the 11 arrested during "Operation Catch 22" are repeat customers to the DPS tas ... More >>
Image: Huffington PostJoe MillerMaybe one reason marijuana prohibition is still in effect is this:Law officers face being fired merely for stating publicly their views on legalization.That was the case for Joe Miller, a former Mohave County probation officer whose supervisors terminated him after ... More >>
Daniel Wayne CookAs convicted murderer Daniel Wayne Cook's date with death inches closer, a state clemency board has denied his request for mercy.Cook's lawyers claim he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and brain damage that wasn't diagnosed at the time of his sentencing. His att ... More >>
Daniel Wayne CookThe execution of convicted murder Daniel Wayne Cook, who has been sitting on death row for more than two decades, will go forward after a last-ditch petition filed by his lawyer was denied by the state Supreme Court yesterday.Earlier this month, Cook's attorneys filed a petition ... More >>
Daniel Wayne Cook really doesn't want to die.Give it up, bub...After sitting on death row for more than two decades, Daniel Wayne Cook is still fighting to avoid his date with the executioner's needle, which happens to be less than a month away.Cook's attorneys filed a petition to review his deat ... More >>
Dustin ColpittsA Kingman man was indicted for murder last week in the death of his girlfriend's 13-month-old daughter.Dustin Colpitts, 21, of Kingman, called police earlier this month when he noticed the baby wasn't breathing. The child was taken to the Kingman Regional Medical Center, and then a ... More >>
Compromise? Apparently not, if Glassman gets his way...Fearing an acrimonious showdown this Saturday when Dems are scheduled to meet at the Wyndham Hotel downtown to pick a new Democratic Party chair, former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and Congressman Raul Grijalva are calling for a compr ... More >>
Mohave County Sheriff's OfficeMohave County sheriff's deputies arrested a man they say molested a 5-year-old girl.In a brazen move of stupidity, police say 19-year-old Eric Allen Urquijo Jr photographed the alleged molestation with his cell phone, too.Mohave County Sheriff's spokeswoman Sandy Edw ... More >>
Police believe Staci Lynn Barbosa and Jonathan Edward Vandergriff brutally raped their one-month-old sonA Bullhead City couple accused of "brutally" sexually assaulting and murdering their six-week-old baby pleaded not guilty to murder, and several other charges related to the boy's death, ... More >>
Bullhead City Police Department Police believe Staci Lynn Barbosa and Jonathan Edward Vandergriff brutally raped their one-month-old son.A Bullhead City couple was arrested yesterday after their 1-month-old baby died as a result of what police are calling a "brutal sexual assault."Bullhead ... More >>
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is touting the fact that Matt Smith, the Mohave County Attorney, has endorsed his run for state Attorney General. Yet Smith, in his position since 2003, hasn't shown any support for one of Thomas' most successful programs -- charging illegal im ... More >>
The patriotic pigeon uses the bleedin facts to peck holes in the rantings of 9/11 conspiracy wacktivists!
Federal agents descend on fugitive polygamist Prophet Warren Jeffs' followers with 66 subpoenas. Five were served
Polygamists continue to pipe big money to their fugitive prophet as their towns face financial ruin
Inbreeding among polygamists along the Arizona-Utah border is producing a caste of severely retarded and deformed children
Military recruiters are grabbing student info from local schools without parents' permission
Governor Napolitano went to Utah, and all we got was some lousy ring kissing.
Trent Franks is no fiscal conservative. And he's the worst kind of Christian.
When a career courthouse scam artist joins forces with a top Arizona criminal defense attorney, it ain't pretty
The sweet sounds of cowboy poetry can be found at Estrella Mountain Ranch
Napolitano and Goddard exhibit cowardly conduct in the polygamy probe
Letters from the week of August 28, 2003
A call to an ex-gubernatorial candidate's campaign cell phone is linked to forged documents used to slam Napolitano and Salmon.
The Utah AG's office vows aggressive prosecution of fundamentalist Mormons who "marry" young girls
As the case of a snatched Mormon girl from Salt Lake City unfolds, polygamists along the Arizona-Utah border face legal scrutiny
Jack Rose was a golden boy, a precocious businessman and political insider. Then he ran into a buzz saw at the Arizona Corporation Commission.
Is the Lone Fire a preview of California-style infernos to come?
GOP leaders want local governments to run social programs and charities to assume more of the burden. Neither idea is working in Kingman, where no good deed goes unpunished.
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