A police detective has testified in a court hearing for a man accused of killing 8-year-old Bullhead City girl two years ago that there was evidence the victim was sexually assaulted.

The Kingman Daily Miner and the Mohave Valley Daily News report that detective Brandon Grasse testified Friday during a Mohave County Superior Court hearing in the case of Justin James Rector.

A Kingman police dog that became overwhelmed by the heat while searching for lost hikers has died.

Authorities say a 17-year-old Arizona boy drowned while playing in Otter Creek State Park.

In 1946, Nat King Cole helped put Route 66 on the map with his classic, "Get Your Kicks on Route 66." Ironically, Cole couldn’t visit most of the establishments in the cities he sang about because he was black. At the time, Jim Crow laws banned people of color from sleeping, eating, buying gas – even getting haircuts at many businesses across the country, including along the Mother Road. But there were some safe havens, like La Posada Hotel in Winslow, the White Rock Motel in Kingman, and DuBeau’s Motel Inn in Flagstaff.  These locations were listed in the Green Book, a travel guide for people of color, first published in the 1930s. Documentarian Candacy Taylor came across it, while writing a Route 66 travel guide. She believes the Green Book saved countless black lives. It’s now the focus of her new initiative, The Green Book Project.

Four people were killed when a Dallas Cowboys bus collided with a van in Arizona.