John Wright

John is Editor of Parker Live. He is also the host of a daily afternoon radio show on KLPZ 1380am and a documentary filmmaker.

Frank Hernandez arraigned

Former Parker vice mayor Frank Hernandez was arraigned yesterday at around 1:30 p.m. for seven (7) counts of Sexual Conduct with a Minor and three (3) counts of Molestation of a Child. Hernandez was arrested last week and has been in custody at the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Adult Detention Facility since. All of the alleged criminal conduct took place …

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Power outage scheduled for Bouse

APS customers in Bouse and Utting will experience a short outage on Friday (April 20th) starting at 9 a.m. The approximate 60 minute outage allows APS to complete the installation of new power lines along Highway 72 to the Utting substation. Customers with questions can call (928) 669-2248.

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National Immunization Week

La Paz County Health Department is announcing National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW); an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases, April 21st-28th. In celebration, the county health department will be raffling off a $25 gift certificate to Basha’s. Anyone who is vaccinated between now and May 17th will be eligible to win. “One of the …

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Quartzsite election hearing this morning

UPDATE: The Judge dismissed the motion. More details to follow. At 8:30 am today, a court in Parker will hear arguments challenging the recent Quartzsite election. Candidate John Prutch wants his name on the ballot next month, arguing that the election was a primary election in which he and his opponent should have gone on to the run-off election in May. …

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Emergency simulation seen by hundreds of high school students

An emergency drill today simulated a two-vehicle drunk-driving accident involving a total of 9 people. It served as training for all agencies and organizations involved in emergencies in the region, and was a demonstration for hundreds of students of Parker High School ahead of their Prom next week. The initial call was made just after 9 a.m. by La Paz …

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Former Vice-Mayor arrested

Former Parker Vice-Mayor Francisco Hernandez was arrested by Parker Police Department at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10th on molestation of a child and sexual assault. Hernandez will remain in jail without bond until his hearing on April 20th at 9 a.m. at Parker Justice Court. No further details are known. Hernandez had recently announced his intentions to run as …

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