Tuesday, December 16, 2014   

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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 »

Town of Parker to hold public auction

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The Town of Parker is to have a public auction, selling off used vehicles, equipment and surplus materials to the highest bidders. According to the Town, the auction “will be conducted through competitive oral bidding with the final sale being to the highest bidder.” All items will be sold as-is. The public is invited to come and see the items ... Read More »

Free grapes: truck opened to community

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A semi trailer full of fresh grapes has been written off after an accident and the grapes are being given for free to the community. Parker Towing’s Mark Schifo prioritized the poor and needy with the first selection of the produce, and as of 1 p.m. many various agencies had been to collect some for their projects and programs. Now, ... Read More »

La Paz County goes to the polls

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It turns out that the tastes of La Paz County voters are largely in line with the rest of the state of Arizona. Former Cold Stone Creamery CEO Doug Ducey, who will be Arizona’s new governor after yesterday’s election, was also favored by La Paz County voters with 68 percent of the local vote. For District 4 House of Representatives, ... Read More »