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Repairs to Bill Williams pier

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Visitors to Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge north of Parker will have a new fishing pier soon, replacing one that was overturned by a “microburst wind event” in 2013. Contractors are expected to begin repairing the damaged pier beginning Thursday. The repairs will take place in the lower parking lot next to the canoe launch. The work is not ...

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Suspected meth dealer arrested in Ehrenberg on way to Parker

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Over the weekend, the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force arrested a woman in Ehrenberg for transportation of dangerous drugs for sale. The Task Force was assisting patrol officers Sunday on a special detail for Memorial Day weekend when a traffic stop by a sheriff’s sergeant on patrol in Ehrenberg led to the arrest. At approximately 3pm, detectives ...

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Quartzsite news

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Two big stories this week from the nearby town of Quartzsite: (1) Thomas Daniel arrested for the first-degree murder of Quartzsite resident Linda Garrett three years ago. DNA evidence matching Thomas Daniel was taken from the deceased and processed by the DPS Crime Lab. Additional suspects may exist or develop. Story HERE. (2) Two arrested for a drive-by shooting on ...

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Suspected meth dealer arrested

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The La Paz County Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant on the home of an Upriver Parker resident Friday, arresting the man for possession of dangerous drugs for sale. At approximately 1:30pm the Task Force served a search warrant on the home of Robert Burrer, during which detectives allegedly located a little over a half-pound of methamphetamine for sale ...

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Parker man gets prison for abusing child

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A Parker man will be spending over 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to abusive sexual contact with a minor. Alexander Ezekial Gonzales, 26, was sentenced to 139 months in prison followed by lifetime supervised release by U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton Wednesday. Gonzales pleaded guilty to the crime which, according to court documents, involved sexual contact with ...

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Task Force arrests alleged meth distributor

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A man was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into large quantities of methamphetamine coming into the CRIT Reservation and Town of Parker from drug trafficking organizations in Blythe, CA. On May 14th 2015, the La Paz County Narcotics Task Force arrested Jose Hernandez from Blythe (Ripley), California. Hernandez was allegedly found in possession of approximately 1.3 pounds of ...

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EDC’s Skip Becker recognized at state level

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An economic development professional in Parker has been recognized at the Arizona state level for bringing new business to La Paz County. On May 7th, 2015, Vincent “Skip” Becker, President and CEO of the La Paz Economic Development Corporation, received the 2015 Economic Developer of the Year Small Community Award from the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED). The Economic ...

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House gutted in fire

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A fire gutted a mobile home leaving it a total loss Wednesday morning. The structure, at Riverglen Mobile Home Park on Cienega Springs Road north of Parker, went up in a blaze after a reported electrical fire, according to sources close to the family. The occupants of the home – a single mother and her two young children – were ...

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Vehicle plows into Circle K

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A vehicle crashed into the front of a Circle K gas station Tuesday and then took off. A store employee told Parker Live the incident was over before he saw anything. “Honestly I don’t know how it happened,” he said. “I just heard a loud boom and by the time I saw it he was taking off.” Parker Police Department ...

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Parker P.D. respond to apparent murder-suicide

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The Parker Police Department responded to a ‘shots fired’ call early Friday morning and found two people with gunshot wounds to the head. According to a press release by Sergeant Mike Bailey, when the officers arrived to the house on the 1500 Block of 15th Street, it was discovered that a female subject was lying on the floor of the ...

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