Friday, November 28, 2014   

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Suspected arsonists arrested

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Two people have been arrested for arson and booked into the La Paz County Detention Facility in Parker. Stacy Satzman and John Fullilove are the two primary suspects for a fire at the Betty Hunter Realty Office in Bouse, AZ. On September 4th 2014 at approximately 5:11 am, the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office and the Bouse Fire Department were ... Read More »

Engines and choppers and gunfire: a Parker Thanksgiving

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A parade of big motor-bearing machines rumble along one behind another on a dirt road at sunset, a cloud of dust kicked up by giant tires with deep treads. On one side, a row of people are lined up gleefully shooting machine guns and pistols. On the other, a silver helicopter suddenly lunges over a ridge and down over the ... Read More »

Citizens reminded to buckle up after fatal accident

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La Paz County Sheriff’s Department and the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department issued a press release reminding the public to ensure seat belt use for safety after a fatal accident. Sometime between 4 am and 5 am Wednesday morning, Kellee Renae Nopah was driving a white Toyota Sequoia westbound toward Parker, AZ on Shea Road. According to law enforcement, ... Read More »

Casino employee robs casino; apprehended within 30 minutes

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An armed robbery occurred at BlueWater Resort & Casino at 3:51 a.m. Wednesday. Police arrested the suspect without incident less than half an hour later, at 4:18 a.m. and recovered the stolen money. According to Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Chief William Ponce, the suspect was an off-duty employee of the casino at the time of the robbery. He is ... Read More »

Roads to be slightly busier than last year for Thanksgiving

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An estimated 3.5 million Southern Californians and 888,314 Arizonans will be traveling for Thanksgiving this year according to AAA, an increase for both states over last year. So roads can be expected to be a little busier than last year, which the auto club attributes to lower gas prices and an improving economy. Gas prices are an average of around ... Read More »

CRIT to host ceremony at Blythe solar facility

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Few people might notice the 750-megawatt solar facility proposed for an area of desert land near Blythe, CA, which will provide power for up to 264,000 homes. But tribal leaders say the land contains precious cultural resources that the project would destroy, despite some amendments by the company intended at preserving them. Now the McCoy Solar Energy Project will be ... Read More »

Nine suspected drug dealers arrested

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Nine people have been arrested in a “roundup” of suspected drug dealers this week in the areas of the Parker Strip and the north part of Parker valley. According to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office, on November 18th, 2014, the Narcotics Task Force made the arrests in the roundup which consisted of officers/agents from the La Paz County Sheriff’s ... Read More »

Highway 62 much deadlier than average highway, Desert Sun reports

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A report in the Desert Sun newspaper identifies Highway 62 between Palm Springs, CA and Parker, AZ as a “death trap”, saying that the road is 3 times deadlier than average California highways. The newspaper also claims that the portion of the road that lies between Twentynine Palms and Parker (the stretch closest to the Arizona border) is deadlier still, ... Read More »

Marine veteran rides through Parker

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Marine veteran Matt Littrell spent a few days in Parker, AZ this week on his way across the country on horseback. Matt is riding from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to Camp Pendleton, California to help raise money for the Semper Fi Fund. The Semper Fi fund is an organization that provides assistance to wounded veterans who suffer from visible and ... Read More »

Attorney’s bear hug leads to guilty plea

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An attorney who practices in Mohave and La Paz counties has pleaded guilty to assault after a courtroom incident in Lake Havasu City. Local lawyer Vincent A. Iannone, 61, is reported to have walked up behind a female colleague in the courtroom and bear hugged her, clasping his arms around her chest and holding them there. The judge was not ... Read More »