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Details emerge in McDonald's parking lot slaying: Suspect faces first-degree murder, held on $2M bond
Pictured booked at the La Paz County Jail in neighboring Parker, Arizona, 49-year-old local Troy Elliot Washington is currently facing a felony first degree murder with malice charge in relation to the July 27 death of Diane Washington in the Blythe McDonald’s parking lot.
Fundraiser for family of fallen DPS Trooper
In published reports, DPS Col. Frank Milstead said Edenhofer completed the DPS Academy in May and was an officer-in-training. He was scheduled to complete his training that week. At the Aug. 11 dinner, La Paz County Sheriff’s Capt. Curt Bagby said it was planned that Edenhofer would be assigned to t
Racer Profile: George Ogden - 'Oilfield Trash'
Sponsor(s): George Ogden Consulting, Inc., (Oil & Gas) Glendo, WY., Go Enterprises LLC, Missoula, MT.
Havasu ranked among cities with low economic inflation
Lake Havasu City ranks among 40 communities throughout the U.S. that have seen the least amount of inflation since 2007, according to a study released this week.Financial advisory company SmartAsset founded its research on documentation from research agencies including the Council for Community and
Town schedules public hearing on waste collection fees
In 2014, the first year of the contract, the fee for basic service (one trash cart and annual Christmas tree collection) was $12.10 per year. According to the rate schedule, that will increase to $13.09 this year. At the end of the contract, it will be $13.62.
Things don’t go smoothly for first day of service dog at Wallace Junior High
A Wallace Junior High student has a service animal, a dog, with her this year. However, things didn’t go smoothly in the first week of school. The student’s grandmother has threatened to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice as the school and district administration did not allow her
Shutdown of Parker water system planned for early Aug. 15
The Town of Parker is continuing with repairs and maintenance to its water lines. The town advises that repairs to the water main line on 16thStreet will be taking place in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 15, resulting in water being turned off to all those living in the Town of Parker
Two accidents Aug. 12 in La Paz County
The Arizona Department of Public Safety responded to two accidents in La Paz County Aug. 12, one of which was fatal.The fatal accident occurred at 4:42 a.m. at Milepost 35 on State Route 72 south of Bouse. The DPS Duty Office said this was a two-vehicle collision that resulted in one fatality. It wa
School Board meets at Le Pera, eliminates extra-curricular fees
The Governing Board of the Parker Unified School District met Aug. 8 at Le Pera Elementary School. Seated at the dais were (from left) Board members Amelia Flores, Deanna Beaver and Delores Ferris, Board President Randy Hartless and Superintendent Jim Lotts.Pioneer photo/John Gutekunst
Lake Havasu City police chief counting down toward retirement
Lake Havasu City Police Chief Dan Doyle has started the countdown for his retirement. However, that date could still be up to five years away.An application for Dan Doyle to enter a Deferred Retirement Option Plan with the Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System was approved by the local p
Busy year for Mariah Sharpe, Miss Indian Arizona 2017-18.
“I’ve been attending local pageants, conferences, parades and town events,” she said. “I’ve also been volunteering at the Mo Chem Ho Na Senior Center in the summer when I’m off.”
Suspected abductor of 1-year-old Havasu girl faces multiple felony charges
Lake Havasu City Police detectives are still attempting to ascertain a motive for the abduction of 1-year-old Joanne Mclaskey, who was taken from her parents’ home by a Havasu man this past weekend.Patrick Colley, 55, was arrested Aug. 11 on charges of kidnapping, theft of a means of transportation
Mohave County Search and Rescue could receive ambulance
The Mohave County Board of Supervisors will decide this month whether to approve the donation of a former ambulance to the county’s Search and Rescue program.According to Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Anita Mortensen, the ambulance was purchased by a Lake Havasu City memb
Democrat David Brill seeking seat in Congress
Dr. David Brill, MD, is a Democrat looking to unseat Republican Paul Gosar in the race for Arizona U.S. House District 4. He was interviewed by the Parker Pioneer Aug. 9 by telephone. The resident of Prescott said he’s running for Congress because he’s frustrated with how the district has been negle
Arizona students perform poorly on AzMerit testing
Every year, Arizona students in grades 3 through 11 take the AzMerit statewide standardized test. A passing score on AzMerit isn’t a requirement for graduating or progressing to the next grade level – which is the only good news for Lake Havasu City youth this year.This year, about 41 percent of Ari
George Kroepil: City spending in focus
Editor:I read with interest Mayor Nexsen’s letter and Sunday’s headline story on what will happen if Prop. 409 fails. The mayor’s letter was in response to earlier letters, one was mine, that opposed Prop. 409 as written.
AMBER ALERT CANCELED: One-year-old girl safe
The suspect, 55-year-old Patrick Colley, is described as 6'2, 155 lbs with grey hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey shirt, and shorts with red bandanas hanging from both sides.
More than 1700 marijuana plants seized in Vidal and Big River
A 70-year-old Big River man was arrested and more that 1700 marijuana plants were seized the morning of Aug. 8 by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputies when they served search warrants on two properties, one in Big River, Calif. and another in Vidal, Calif. They also seized 19 pounds of processed
New heights for planned outdoor bar near Havasu Heights
“We really don’t have any expectations at this point of being that busy, but I think it’s going to do well especially with off-roaders who ride the Peace Trail, which is nearby,” said Chris Blackwell. “Our hope is that people will come and visit the Thirsty Lizard Saloon when it opens.”
Effort underway to revive gold mine
A new attempt is underway to revive the former Copperstone Gold Mine between Parker and Quartzsite. Martin Kostuik, President of Toronto-based Kerr Mines, Inc., told the Pioneer Aug. 2 that they believe this could be a long-term, lasting project for La Paz County. He said they are currently trying t