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Sheriff’s Office: Cynthia Williams not an informant

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Cynthia Williams was not a confidential informant, according to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office. Since her death over a week ago, erroneous reports have circulated alleging that Williams, who was found deceased in the Parker Valley on March 9th, was an informant for the county’s narcotics task force. The rumors appear to spring from the fact that Williams was …

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Parker Valley murder being investigated by FBI and CRIT

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Cynthia Williams’s body was found last week in a canal near Poston, AZ. Now her brother and the cops are appealing for information about her killers “We last heard from her on Monday last week. She texted us wanting a ride. She was upriver at the Circle K,” said Raymond. “Then she said she had gotten another ride, but she …

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Boat crash injures several near Lost Lake

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One person is still in critical condition and several others are in various stages of recovery from injuries after their boat collided with an embankment near Lost Lake Resort south of Parker on Saturday. At around 5:30pm, Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies received a call about a boat crash near the 33000 block of US-95 – close to Hidden Valley Resort …

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Police chase through Parker town ends near Vidal Junction

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A police chase involving a stolen vehicle ended in the desert near Vidal Junction Monday afternoon. The vehicle was reported stolen from a business upriver. La Paz County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered the vehicle and then the suspect reportedly fled when they tried to take him into custody. The chase took law enforcement through the town of Parker, where Parker Police …

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Supervisors look at refinancing Yakima bonds

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A “very efficient opportunity” could reduce County sales tax 11 – 13 years sooner than expected Everybody’s been taking advantage of low interest rates, and La Paz County is no different. The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on a way to save money and reduce the number of years it will need to pay off a court judgment …

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Notes from the Community Workshop

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As the Town of Parker embarks on a process that will update its General Plan with new policies and ideas, Parker Live stopped by the Community Workshop that forms part of the process. There wasn’t a large number of people in attendance, but those who were there engaged actively and sometimes passionately with the subject of how the one-square-mile town …

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Amber Byrd: I’m feeling so incredibly lucky today

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After a heavy lighting structure fell in high winds mid-pageant, the woman who was injured just feels grateful that nobody was more seriously hurt Photo: Rich Wheatley   Amber Byrd, an auditor at the Miss La Paz pageant, tells Parker Live her leg is bruised and swollen but she’s fine after a lighting rig fell on her Friday night at …

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Chaos at the Fair: Some injured as light rig falls at pageant

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Wind was in the forecast area-wide for Friday night, with 35 mph gusts possible. But nobody expected the conditions to be as bad as they became at the Fair’s outdoor main stage, where the Miss La Paz Pageant was to be held. Earlier parts of the show continued mostly as normal, despite the blowing sand and dust, and the flapping …

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Free ice cream at Geronimo and 6th

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UPDATE 12:44pm: It’s all gone! Well, it’s happened again: a semi carrying Baskin Robbins ice cream has rolled over near Parker and Toe Truck is giving it away out of the back of a truck at Geronimo and 6th Street in Parker. Also available: a limited amount of frozen catfish, and boxes of frozen sweet potato fries. Come and get …

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The largest Latin rock festival in America is about to hit Quartzsite

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An estimated 10,000 to 20,000 people are set to descend upon the small desert town of Quartzsite, AZ, and they aren’t the usual customers. A who’s who of rock en español will appear on stage in Quartzsite, AZ at the Rock Fiesta festival on March 18th and 19th. The first-time two-day festival is being called the ‘Coachella of Latin rock’ and brings with …

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