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.

Highway 95: Traffic flowing again after accident

A single vehicle rollover collision just north of Bill Williams Bridge closed Highway 95 for a time during this morning’s commute. The highway is now open again after the Arizona Department of Public Safety attended the scene. The accident involved a single passenger car with injuries to the driver. No fatalities are being reported at this time. Traffic was stopped …

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Viewfinder: C-130 at Parker Airport

A C-130 Hercules full of U.S. Marines on training exercises spends the day at Parker Airport while the high winds ground the plane. Photo via Melissa Wright Photography. (Thanks to Andy Jones and Kyle Conlon for the correction on the plane model.)

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Power outage scheduled for Wednesday morning

APS is to take a second scheduled power outage Wednesday morning at around 9:30 a.m, according to APS Energy Delivery Section Leader John Croteau. The areas affected will be from Rio Lindo Shores though Lakeside and Highland Estates north of Parker. The outage is expected to last around 10 minutes. Earlier this month APS said it was performing routine maintenance …

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Captured. Man escapes from jail, $11,000 reward

UPDATE Tuesday 3:35 p.m.: Reports that Mickey has been captured by law enforcement in Blythe, CA. Via Parker PD. UPDATE Tuesday 2:00 p.m.: The reward has been increased to $11,000 for information leading to the arrest of Mickey Anderson. Suspected murderer Mickey Anderson (pictured), has escaped from the CRIT Detention Facility. Anderson, who was being held for homicide, should be …

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Sheriff and CRIT partner up to get tough on meth

The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force has entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Colorado River Indian Tribes. The agreement allows the Narcotics Task Force to assist CRIT with narcotics enforcement in La Paz County. A Sheriff’s Office Press Release says: “Over the years, non-Tribal Members have been coming to the reservation to use it has …

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La Paz County students to gather at State Capitol on tobacco issues

On Tuesday, March 18th, students from La Paz County will take a STAND against tobacco use at the Arizona State Capitol. Students Taking a New Direction (STAND) is organizing their first legislative day on March 18th. More than 250 students from 25 local youth chapters will gather at the State Capitol to showcase their efforts to pass local legislation that …

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Gregory Green appointed third head of Probation

Gregory Green has been appointed as the third La Paz County Probation Department Chief Probation Officer since the County was established in 1983. Greg comes to Arizona with 36 years experience involving juvenile delinquents and adult criminal offenders. His latest criminal justice assignment for the last 15 years has been with the Allegany County Probation Department, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, …

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DPS air patrol conducts enforcement in La Paz County

Eight Arizona DPS Highway Patrol officers, working in conjunction with a DPS fixed-wing aircraft and crew, conducted 71 traffic stops in a 9.5 hour period on February 25th along Interstate 10 and February 26th along State Route 95 north of Parker.

 Among the 71 traffic stops, 65 were initiated and directed by the crew aboard the DPS fixed-wing aircraft.

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APS customers upriver to experience power outage Thursday

APS is notifying some customers north of Parker, AZ that they may experience a power outage on Thursday, March 6th. The scheduled routine maintenance is expected to result in lost power between 8:30 a.m. and 9 o’clock and will affect the areas of Rio Lindo Shores through Lakeside and Highland Estates. APS says it will also have a second outage …

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