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129 marijuana plants seized in Big River

A man has been arrested and 129 marijuana plants seized in Big River, CA under San Bernardino County code. Michael Hall was arrested on numerous charges relating to a stolen firearm and the illegal cultivation of marijuana. On Monday afternoon, San Bernardino County deputies served a search warrant at a residence in the 14000 block of Del Rey Road, where …

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Body matching Sandy Giles found just 10 feet from side of the road

A body matching the description of a woman missing since May 2017 has been found in Earp, CA. According to Sandy Giles’s daughter Kendall, the body was found just 10 feet from the side of Highway 62 only 800 feet from where Sandy’s car was discovered last May. The body was decomposed but matches features including bleached blonde hair, dentures, …

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Chamber cancels Lighted Boat Parade, Sheriff commits boats anyway

UPDATE: Parker Live has it on good authority that Santa will be out on his waverunner on Christmas Eve from around 10 am until around 2 pm, visiting riverfront communities. Look out for him! — The Parker Regional Chamber of Commerce & Tourism has cancelled the annual Lighted Boat Parade along the Parker Strip, which usually takes place on Thanksgiving …

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La Paz County to streamline hiring process, employee travel

The La Paz County Board of Supervisors has voted to streamline the process of hiring new employees, employee travel for work and authorizing expenditure by staff. As the County recovers from its financial crisis which peaked in early 2017, it has hired a new County Administrator, a new Finance Director and other key administrative positions. During the worst of the …

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Man turns himself in for murder of roommate

A man turned himself in for murder at Quartzsite Police Department on Friday morning, according to law enforcement. On Friday morning at around 9:45 a.m., Enrique Reyes arrived at QPD saying that he had committed murder in Lake Havasu City, where he is a resident. He was in possession of a handgun. Lake Havasu City Police Department was notified, at …

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30-minute delays between Parker and Lake Havasu City

Crews are working on pavement preservation on a 14-mile section of SR 95 between Parker, AZ and Lake Havasu City. Drivers may see delays of “up to 30 minutes” according to ADOT while traffic is guided through the construction zone with a pilot car. Work is scheduled between 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday, November 6th, and Tuesday, November …

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BLM plans controlled burning this winter

The Bureau of Land Management says it is planning to conduct prescribed burning on the California side of the Parker Strip this winter. The burn area will be around seven miles northeast of the town of Parker, and half a mile west of Parker Dam Road near Crossroads. There may be multiple burns between October and March as weather conditions …

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Supervisor’s daughter involved in shooting

UPDATE 11/7: According to LHCPD the gunshot victim is still in hospital but is expected to recover. The investigation is reportedly ongoing. — UPDATE 4pm: Lake Havasu police have confirmed the investigation, calling the incident a “domestic dispute between a male and a female” and saying that the male “suffered from a gunshot wound during the dispute and was transported …

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Hospital awarded Cenpatico grant

La Paz Regional Hospital was awarded a Community Reinvestment Grant by Cenpatico. The grant is awarded to pay for projects that benefit the health and wellness of the La Paz County community. The hospital is using the money to target health and wellness education through health fairs, town halls and classes. “Funding will be used to facilitate outreach and education …

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La Paz County residents to save on taxes

Arizona Western College District residents in Yuma and La Paz counties will notice a savings on their property taxes this year. Residents will see a onetime cost savings of 44.24 percent on the secondary property tax levy, due to over $2.4 million in reserve funds being applied to tax payer bond obligations. Per regulation, colleges can accumulate 10 percent of …

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