John Wright

John is Editor of Parker Live. He is also the host of a daily afternoon radio show on KLPZ 1380am and a documentary filmmaker.

Mosley says he wants a trial

Arizona State Representative Paul Mosley told the Parker Justice Court Thursday that he intends to take the misdemeanor excessive speed case resulting from his now infamous traffic stop to trial. Mosley’s attorney David Stringer, one of his fellow legislators, told the court he thinks the matter is more complex than a simple excessive speed case. Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre, …

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WINNERS: 12 Days of Christmas!

Here are the winners from KLPZ’s 12 Days of Christmas! Well done and happy new year from KLPZ / Parker Live. — $150 cash / $50 gas card – Patricia Jones (A Toe Truck) DeWalt 12″ Cordless Chainsaw – Steve Perry (Ocotillo Lodge – Bouse) Super Ultimate Hot Wheels Garage – Selena Carrillo (Parker Accounting Services) Kidkraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen …

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COLUMN: A 300-mile pilgrimage

If you’re a long time reader of this column you might remember that in the fall of 2016 I talked about walking the first 200 miles of an ancient Christian pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago. What I didn’t say in that article was that I was nearly positive that I was through with the Camino. I wouldn’t be going back …

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Suicidal man in motorhome dies after standoff

A standoff with an elderly man threatening suicide ended with the man firing at cops and dying by gunfire, according to law enforcement. On Wednesday morning at around 8:50 a.m., the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department and La Paz County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Lazy D mobile home park in Parker, AZ after a call about a man …

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Boat crashes into both shores, two sent to hospital

A boat crashed into both the Arizona and California sides of the Colorado River north of Parker, AZ on Friday evening, sending two occupants to hospital. According to law enforcement, the pontoon boat was traveling southbound on the Arizona side of the Parker Strip south of the Keys II subdivision, when it struck a rocky peninsula. The occupants were thrown …

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PHOTOS: Car ploughed through memorabilia store and into a church

A speeding driver hit an SUV carrying 3 children at a major intersection in Parker before ploughing through the front of a memorabilia retail store, out a side wall and into the front of a unit that houses a church and its thrift store. Eyewitnesses told Parker Live that the vehicle, a white sedan, was coming through the town of …

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Jessica Quickle to be next Superior Court Judge

Defense attorney Jessica Quickle will be the next Judge of the La Paz County Superior Court after a close race was decided with additional votes counted over a week after election day. At the end of the final unofficial tally, transmitted to the Secretary of State Wednesday night, 24 votes separated Quickle from her opponent. Quickle has a total of …

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Tribes’ fallow deal passes Congress

UPDATE April 9th: The fallow offer by CRIT has now been passed by both Houses of Congress as part of the larger Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan. It awaits the President’s signature, and is expected to become law. Both the House and Senate versions of the plan are identical and will require that the Interior Secretary authorize the water allocation …

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Key La Paz County races too close to call

UPDATE: “We will process the remaining 576 ballots on Tuesday the 13th at the earliest and hopefully by Thursday the 15th at the latest. Thanks.” – Kevin Scholl, LPC Elections — Key local races in La Paz County were too close to call at the end of election night. The first unofficial results were released late on Tuesday night, with …

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Several road construction projects to affect traffic

There are several road construction projects at various stages that Parker area motorists may want to know about. Here’s Parker Live summary of the projects, including how and when they may affect travel. Vicksburg Road between Hwy 60 and Hwy 72 Nov 6th – Nov 13th People traveling between Parker and the Phoenix metro area may want to go via …

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