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Elderly woman found after wandering away from camp near Quartzsite

An elderly woman is safe after she got lost for several hours in the desert on a hot day last week near Quartzsite, AZ and was quickly rescued by first responders. On Tuesday evening Dwight Barr, 74, drove to the Quartzsite Police Department to report that his wife Elinor, 80, was lost in the desert south of the town. Mr. …

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One pedestrian dead, one injured in crash near Parker

UPDATE: Added below. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, two pedestrians were struck late Thursday night on Highway 95 north of Parker, killing one and seriously injuring the other. The two pedestrians were walking in the outside lane of traffic, according to a DPS spokesperson. They were struck by a passenger vehicle at around 10:25pm at milepost 145.6. …

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AWC breaks ground on new community center

A new 11,200 square-foot facility broke ground Thursday evening on 11th Street in Parker, part of an initiative to put community college dollars into use for the community in the Parker area. Arizona Western College Parker Community Center will be used as classroom space some of the time, with a feature allowing the classrooms to convert into a large meeting …

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Jail officer arrested after ‘inappropriate relationship’ with prisoner

A former La Paz County Jail detention officer was arrested Wednesday after an investigation revealed that he was having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate at the facility in Parker. La Paz County Sheriff’s Office says that an investigation showed that Bradford Doran had been allegedly providing a female inmate with money, phone cards and other preferential treatment while employed …

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Parker High Sophomores in mock trial

Is he innocent or guilty? Nobody at this trial knows, including the defendant! Parker High School’s sophomore World History class has been preparing for a while for the mock trial that took place at La Paz County Superior Court Thursday in front of a real judge. Some of the students spent time going over witness statements and other evidence ahead …

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Red Cross learn-to-swim program to begin training lifeguards soon

The Pop Harvey Aquatic Association will have a four week American Red Cross curriculum training class for teens and adults who are interested in becoming a lifeguard and swim instructor employee this summer. Sponsored yearly by the Town of Parker and the Colorado River Indian Tribes, along with donations from Service Clubs and Individuals, the not-for-profit summer swim program follows …

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Road rage incident leads to shooting

A road rage incident continued to a motorist’s front yard in Brenda, AZ Thursday, according to La Paz County Sheriff’s Office. At about 3:30pm, Paul George was returning home to his residence at the Desert Gold RV Park in Brenda when he says he passed another driver on Highway 60. The other driver and his daughter then allegedly followed him …

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Hualapai tribe commemorates Trail of Tears

Photo courtesy Manataba Messenger Ceremonial runners from the Hualapai tribe passed through the Parker area on Wednesday as they commemorate the annual La Paz Trail of Tears, a series of historical events which took place in April 1874. Parker Live received many inquiries throughout the day from curious bypassers who saw the runners and wondered what the occasion is. According …

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Triple homicide in Salome, police apprehend suspect after shootout

UPDATE 4/22: The victims have been identified as Lester (83 years old) and Ella (76 years old) Lindsay, a married couple from Wenatchee, Washington. The third victim was Alice Boyd (81 years old), from Bingen, Washington. The autopsies were reportedly being completed Friday by the Pima County Medical Examiner. Three people are dead in an apparent triple homicide near Salome, …

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Construction begins on B-95 near Miraleste Shores

Starting Tuesday, a construction project is underway on Business 95 / Riverside Drive north of Parker that will cause delays for traffic until at least mid-July. The project has already removed the asphalt surface, leaving the dirt underneath. Sewer and storm drain systems will be installed, and then the road will be resurfaced. It affects 1900 feet of roadway between …

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