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.

In pictures: Mr. Woody retires

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Mr. John Woody, the music teacher at Wallace Elementary School in Parker for the past 48 years, is retiring. On Tuesday night Woody’s final band concert was presented to a packed room of parents, with three bands (beginners, intermediates and advanced levels) performing. “I’m 49 years old, and he taught me how to play an instrument!” said one Parker resident. ...

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Star Trek Into Darkness

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The newest Star Trek film begins Thursday at BlueWater Cinemas in Parker. Now, here’s the Parker Live review from our own resident movie critics, Keith Moses and Josh Savino. ——– KEITH: Where to begin? J.J. Abrams' second foray into the world of Star Trek contains a lot more action than… Star Trek Into Darkness Star Trek Into Darkness 2013-05-16 John ...

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Reports: counterfeit $100 and $20 bills in circulation

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Local businesses were urging caution Wednesday as they reported getting ‘stung’ by counterfeit $100 and $20 bills. The serial numbers of the $100 bill were reported to start with ‘KK’. One observer said the bills “didn’t feel right” to touch, and people should be vigilant and use their discretion when accepting cash.

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Once upon a time…

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Sunday night I came to a surprising realization: there aren’t a whole lot of fairy tales that begin with, “Once upon a time there was a cow.” I thought back to my childhood and remembered lots of stories about princesses, mermaids, frogs, more princesses and even pigs, but never did I hear of a story regarding a cow. So I ...

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Suspicious device not dangerous

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A package found on the sidewalk near the JP6 courtroom in Parker was cleared by the Lake Havasu Police Department bomb team Monday and declared safe, Parker Police Department says. At approximately 12:15 pm on Monday Sheriff John Drum discovered an abandoned Hibachi barbecue sitting on the sidewalk in between the Parker Fire Department and the Court House on Arizona ...

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Possible bomb threat at Justice Court

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At approximately 12:15 p.m. this afternoon Sheriff John Drum discovered an abandoned hibachi sitting on the sidewalk in between the Parker Fire Department and the courthouse on Arizona Avenue. The Sheriff called for the Lake Havasu Bomb Team to investigate. Below are the updates Parker Live gave on the story during the incident. —– 1:16pm– The entire block is a ...

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