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Sheriff’s Department okayed to buy 7 patrol vehicles

The La Paz County Board of Supervisors has authorized the purchase of 7 used Chevy Tahoe patrol vehicles. The vehicles, which are used law enforcement-equipped Chevys, are being sold by the City of Avondale, AZ, which usually rotates vehicles out at around 60,000 to 70,000 miles, according to Lieutenant Richard Epps. “The City of Avondale told me they serviced them …

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Part-owner of Parker Pioneer engaged in offbeat divorce battle

A part-owner of the Parker Pioneer and Today’s News-Herald is engaged in an offbeat public court battle which involves allegations of poisoning. AP photos According to an Associated Press story, Joseph Soldwedel of Prescott has been using his newspaper to publicize his allegations that his wife of 8 years, Felice, tried to poison him. Prosecutors have cleared Felice of any …

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Explore La Paz County Wednesday at Casino

Explore La Paz County at the Tourism Expo Wednesday, December 12th from 9am to 3pm at BlueWater Resort & Casino. Admission is free. Learn about all the fun activities across La Paz County. The Tourism Expo is brought to you by the La Paz Regional Tourism team, the Colorado River Indian Tribes and BlueWater Resort & Casino. For more information …

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Judge rejects child death plea bargain

La Paz County Superior Court Judge Matthew Newman chose not to accept a plea deal offered Tuesday to a man who stands accused of killing his own 3 year-old daughter through child abuse. Aaron Freeman, 25, had a pen in his hand and was about to sign the agreement when Newman interjected from the bench. “Well, let me stop you …

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Mosley says he wants a trial

Arizona State Representative Paul Mosley told the Parker Justice Court Thursday that he intends to take the misdemeanor excessive speed case resulting from his now infamous traffic stop to trial. Mosley’s attorney David Stringer, one of his fellow legislators, told the court he thinks the matter is more complex than a simple excessive speed case. Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre, …

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WINNERS: 12 Days of Christmas!

Here are the winners from KLPZ’s 12 Days of Christmas! Well done and happy new year from KLPZ / Parker Live. — $150 cash / $50 gas card – Patricia Jones (A Toe Truck) DeWalt 12″ Cordless Chainsaw – Steve Perry (Ocotillo Lodge – Bouse) Super Ultimate Hot Wheels Garage – Selena Carrillo (Parker Accounting Services) Kidkraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen …

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COLUMN: A 300-mile pilgrimage

If you’re a long time reader of this column you might remember that in the fall of 2016 I talked about walking the first 200 miles of an ancient Christian pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago. What I didn’t say in that article was that I was nearly positive that I was through with the Camino. I wouldn’t be going back …

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Suicidal man in motorhome dies after standoff

A standoff with an elderly man threatening suicide ended with the man firing at cops and dying by gunfire, according to law enforcement. On Wednesday morning at around 8:50 a.m., the Colorado River Indian Tribes Police Department and La Paz County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Lazy D mobile home park in Parker, AZ after a call about a man …

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Boat crashes into both shores, two sent to hospital

A boat crashed into both the Arizona and California sides of the Colorado River north of Parker, AZ on Friday evening, sending two occupants to hospital. According to law enforcement, the pontoon boat was traveling southbound on the Arizona side of the Parker Strip south of the Keys II subdivision, when it struck a rocky peninsula. The occupants were thrown …

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PHOTOS: Car ploughed through memorabilia store and into a church

A speeding driver hit an SUV carrying 3 children at a major intersection in Parker before ploughing through the front of a memorabilia retail store, out a side wall and into the front of a unit that houses a church and its thrift store. Eyewitnesses told Parker Live that the vehicle, a white sedan, was coming through the town of …

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