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Sex trafficking highlighted in Parker meetings

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The “fastest-growing crime in America”. That’s how Opal Singleton describes the problem of sex trafficking in 2016, which she’s made it her life’s work to talk about, training others in law enforcement, schools, organizations and the general citizenry as she goes. Singleton visited Parker, AZ last week and held several meetings with schools, law enforcement and the Colorado River Regional …

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Silva sentenced to life in prison for murder of accomplice

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UPDATED Feb 18 with quotes from the County Attorney Victor Silva, convicted in late December of the first-degree murder of his accomplice, has received a sentence of life in prison with a minimum of 34 years in La Paz County Superior Court. Judge Samuel Vederman talked mitigating and aggravating factors during the sentencing proceeding, which considered such factors as Silva’s …

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Parker Treasure Hunt: February

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The Parker Treasure Hunt is back for the month of February. Clues will appear on KLPZ 1380am’s morning show every day, and then on this page (below) one day later. You’re looking for an item, hidden within Parker city limits, which has Lane’s logo on it. You can bring it to Lane’s and trade it for real cash if you …

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Daniel Corr named as AWC president

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The District Governing Board of Arizona Western College has unanimously approved Dr. Daniel Corr as the 9th President of AWC after a five-month process to search and approved a new president. Dr. Corr will come to AWC from Scottsdale Community College, where he currently serves as the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, a position he’s held since 2007. …

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Race traffic: what you need to know Saturday in Parker

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Tap map for more detail For 4 hours on Saturday, a stretch of California Avenue will be closed in Parker, AZ for a new street start at the Parker 425 off-road race beginning at 1:30pm. A detour will keep traffic moving around the closure. 2016 is the first year that the popular street start will happen in the afternoon instead …

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Health Department talks Zika virus risk

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UPDATE: There is now a U.S. case of Zika contraction in Texas. See HERE for info. The La Paz County Health Department says that, at this time, there have been no identified cases of the Zika virus being transmitted in the United States. Zika spreads by the bite of an infected mosquito, causing fever, rash, joint pain and red/swollen eyes. …

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Man pleads guilty to trying to kill cops

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A man has pleaded guilty to 3 counts of attempted first-degree murder, according to La Paz County Attorney Tony Rogers. Vincent Marlowe was at the center of a standoff with police at a residence in Ehrenberg, AZ in the summer of 2014. Sheriff’s deputies were responding to a disturbance at the home on August 9th when Marlowe allegedly walked out …

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Man arrested after spousal argument leads to hours-long standoff with police

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A 45-year old man barricaded himself in his house for several hours in a standoff with law enforcement in Big River, CA on Wednesday, according to police. The events leading up to the incident began on Monday. Philip Stephen Holsborg, a Big River resident, was involved in an argument with his wife which became physical. When she attempted to call …

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Groundwater concerns lead to Wenden meeting

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The Arizona Department of Water Resources will be holding a meeting on January 30th to discuss water conditions in the eastern La Paz County, the area including the McMullen Valley, Vicksburg and other agricultural and residential areas. Concerns over the depleting groundwater in the region were heightened when reports emerged that thirsty crops are being expanded on thousands of acres …

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‘Last Call’ for Art Hamilton scheduled for January 30th

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A well-known local man will be remembered by the Parker area community on Saturday, January 30th. Art Hamilton, who opened and ran Dollar Daze, Lazy Daze Steak House and Discount Daze years ago, passed away in September at 68 years old. The husband of current Parker Chamber Director Mary Hamilton, Art was a fixture in the Parker area for many …

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