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Jail officer arrested after ‘inappropriate relationship’ with prisoner

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A former La Paz County Jail detention officer was arrested Wednesday after an investigation revealed that he was having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate at the facility in Parker. La Paz County Sheriff’s Office says that an investigation showed that Bradford Doran had been allegedly providing a female inmate with money, phone cards and other preferential treatment while employed …

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Parker High Sophomores in mock trial

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Is he innocent or guilty? Nobody at this trial knows, including the defendant! Parker High School’s sophomore World History class has been preparing for a while for the mock trial that took place at La Paz County Superior Court Thursday in front of a real judge. Some of the students spent time going over witness statements and other evidence ahead …

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Red Cross learn-to-swim program to begin training lifeguards soon

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The Pop Harvey Aquatic Association will have a four week American Red Cross curriculum training class for teens and adults who are interested in becoming a lifeguard and swim instructor employee this summer. Sponsored yearly by the Town of Parker and the Colorado River Indian Tribes, along with donations from Service Clubs and Individuals, the not-for-profit summer swim program follows …

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Road rage incident leads to shooting

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A road rage incident continued to a motorist’s front yard in Brenda, AZ Thursday, according to La Paz County Sheriff’s Office. At about 3:30pm, Paul George was returning home to his residence at the Desert Gold RV Park in Brenda when he says he passed another driver on Highway 60. The other driver and his daughter then allegedly followed him …

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Hualapai tribe commemorates Trail of Tears

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Photo courtesy Manataba Messenger Ceremonial runners from the Hualapai tribe passed through the Parker area on Wednesday as they commemorate the annual La Paz Trail of Tears, a series of historical events which took place in April 1874. Parker Live received many inquiries throughout the day from curious bypassers who saw the runners and wondered what the occasion is. According …

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Triple homicide in Salome, police apprehend suspect after shootout

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UPDATE 4/22: The victims have been identified as Lester (83 years old) and Ella (76 years old) Lindsay, a married couple from Wenatchee, Washington. The third victim was Alice Boyd (81 years old), from Bingen, Washington. The autopsies were reportedly being completed Friday by the Pima County Medical Examiner. Three people are dead in an apparent triple homicide near Salome, …

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Construction begins on B-95 near Miraleste Shores

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Starting Tuesday, a construction project is underway on Business 95 / Riverside Drive north of Parker that will cause delays for traffic until at least mid-July. The project has already removed the asphalt surface, leaving the dirt underneath. Sewer and storm drain systems will be installed, and then the road will be resurfaced. It affects 1900 feet of roadway between …

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‘Confused’ Japanese lady stopped on I-10 after Sheriff precautions

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A Japanese national was stopped on I-10 by the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department Sunday night after unusual driving behavior caused some alarm, but the incident – which held up freeway traffic for a good part of an hour – turned out to be simply confusion by a foreigner in a strange land. The incident started when a Sheriff’s deputy …

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Boat crashes at drag boat races, driver reportedly ok

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After a windy day that stopped the races Saturday, the Lucas Oil Drag Boat event resumed on Sunday with some racing on the water, during which this happened: Mike Collins’ boat flipped over multiple times on the water before stopping. Witnesses told Parker Live he seemed shook up but okay. The event continues all day and is open for spectators.

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A ‘device’ found in Parker, criminal investigation opened

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A device is being examined by the Arizona Department of Public Safety after an anonymous phone call alerted police to its location Thursday in Parker. At around 8:20am, the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department received a call from an anonymous source informing them that there was a suspicious package that had been left at 12055 Kennedy Drive, near the …

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