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UPDATE: Officer injured by arson suspect, suspect now dead

The officer-involved shooting that Parker Live broke Wednesday morning involved a man who was suspected of setting fire to two Quartzsite houses, according to the Department of Public Safety. At 10:41 p.m. Tuesday night, Quartzsite Police Department began to receive calls of houses on fire in the area of 110 N Washington Street. Upon arrival to the scene, QPD officers …

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Officer shot in Quartzsite, assailant dead

An officer was reportedly shot in Quartzsite, AZ overnight, and is expected to live. The assailant is reported to be dead. Although Quartzsite Police, the Department of Public Safety, the La Paz County Sheriff’s Department, Parker Police Department, Colorado River Indian Tribes Police and other agencies were involved, no information has been issued from any agency, and more details should …

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Yoga and Pilates at Sundance Saloon Thursdays

Yoga and Pilates classes aim to strengthen and lengthen the body, and address and improve overall health, according to Crystal, a Parker area instructor who is offering classes on the river. “My background is in rehabilitation,” Crystal said. “My certifications include a 5-year yoga certification, 2-year Pilates certification, 3-year fascial certification, body reading certification, so I am able to figure …

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LISTEN: This man has been bicycling for the last 6 years

We often have people coming through Parker, AZ on their travels across America, and often for a cause. In this case, Stephen Swift, an Oregon man, is on the last leg of a 6-year journey across the country. Stephen began his journey in 2012 after losing his wife in a car crash, having his daughter in a coma for 3 …

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Youth football in Parker may end, needs volunteers

Football for young people in Parker may end unless some volunteers come forward, according to one of the league’s organizers. According to Meghan Romanek, there are currently 3 board members but they need 8 board members and coaching staff. The league is formerly Pop Warner but now American Youth Football, which has more than 500,000 participants internationally. “We need people …

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Senior Arizona judges visit Parker for appellate update

Three senior judges from the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court were in Parker for an ‘appellate update’ Friday. Justice Andrew W. Gould of the Arizona Supreme Court was joined by Judges James P. Beene and Kent E. Cattani of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One. The justices spoke to a courtroom of lawyers and other …

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Parker schools will be open Thursday

Parker Unified School District says its schools will be open Thursday, even¬†while a planned teacher walkout is expected to go ahead. There will be an early release. “After careful consideration of the impact teacher walk-outs would have on our students and schools, Parker Unified School District has made the decision to remain open on Thursday, April 26,” reads a memo …

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Ground broken on new industrial facility

A new business is opening in Parker South, also known as Parker Annex. The Town of Parker and the La Paz Economic Development Corporation broke ground Friday on a new facility for a company called Environmental Waste Solutions. Environmental Waste Solutions services California, Nevada and Arizona, and revolves around recycling of industrial liquids, industrial solids, and California regulated waste. The …

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Man arrested near school after standoff with cops

A man has been arrested in the town of Parker after a standoff with law enforcement officers from various area agencies. The man, who was reportedly wanted for homicide, was barricaded inside an apartment near the intersection of 9th Street and Mohave Avenue in Parker on Monday afternoon. Agencies including La Paz County Sheriff’s Department, Parker Police Department, Colorado River …

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Parker kid on TV, cops crash his birthday

Cristian Alvarado wants to be a cop. His 6th birthday party was ‘crashed’ by members from several local law enforcement agencies, giving him what he told his mom was the best birthday ever. The police gave him his birthday present – a new puppy called Sergeant – and he ended up being featured on multiple state TV news outlets. Cristian’s …

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