Friday, October 24, 2014   

Author Archives: John Wright

Radio man Jerry Hale remembered

Gerald (Jerry) Michael Hale Sr., born May 15, 1947, passed away recently at his residence in Lake Havasu City. Known to many along the Colorado River area as the “morning man” on KZUL radio, his personality touched many. Jerry came to Arizona back in the early 1970’s to work for Lee Shoblom at KFWJ. According to Lee, “his warm and ... Read More »

Power outage affects part of Parker town

4:57pm– A power outage is affecting parts of the town of Parker. KLPZ radio is off the air. 5:50pm– An APS representative says the outage was caused by the failure of a switch bringing power from the Havasu area. Power restored. UPDATE: APS says they believe the outage was caused by a lightning strike. Thanks to John Croteau for the ... Read More »

Statements about Monday’s shooting

From Parker Police Chief Rod Mendoza: “The shooting incident that occurred yesterday was devastating and tragic to the entire community. The families directly affected are well known by everyone in our town. The emergency responders arrived quickly and worked diligently in trying to save a life but unfortunately the person did not survive. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are under ... Read More »

Officer-involved shooting in Parker

UPDATE: The original version of this article said that the suspect was in custody. Although this was true at the time, the suspect is now deceased. 3:31pm– Parker Police Chief Rod Mendoza confirmed that a CRIT Police officer shot a suspect near 19th Street and Mohave Avenue in Parker after the suspect was reported to be brandishing a hand gun. ... Read More »

Parker PD investigates recent burglaries

Parker PD Press Release: Police have been investigating burglaries that have occurred during the last several weeks. These thieves have been targeting businesses primarily from midnight to 5 a.m. At a majority of these scenes footprints and bicycle tire prints were left that evidentially led police to a residential area where convicted thieves reside. The suspects are adult males and ... Read More »

PAACE honors coalition members, supporters

The Parker Area Alliance for Community Empowerment held an award luncheon Tuesday to honor those who it says deserve recognition for inter-agency work and community help with anti-drugs programs throughout the year. Cenpatico, the area’s mental health provider, awarded a check to PAACE for help with renovations, and local agencies and governments received awards. Read More »

Swearing in of new AWC board member

Arizona Western College District #2 has a new board member. The swearing-in of Melissa Wright was held in front of the La Paz campus and conducted by La Paz County Schools Superintendent Janice Shelton. In attendance were the college president Dr. Glenn E. Mayle, Associate Dean for La Paz County Services Rich Tozer, board members Anna Camacho and Randy Hartless, ... Read More »