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DPS releases 911 calls about Beeline Highway shooting spree

Date: 6/30/2016 12:11:00 AM

Police tracked down a suspect wanted in connection with last week's shooting death of a 17-year-old boy near Lake Pleasant. Police tracked down a suspect wanted in connection with last week's shooting death of a 17-year-old boy near Lake Pleasant

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Peoria police: Murder suspect hid in desert 4 days

Date: 6/29/2016 8:00:00 PM

An 18-year-old man, the shooting victim, Considine and Contreras were target shooting with two shotguns Friday near Lake Pleasant when Contreras trained the shotgun on the victim, according to police. Contreras accused the victim of stealing from him

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Second teen arrested in shooting death of 17-year-old near Lake Pleasant


Date: 6/29/2016 5:19:00 PM

Police have arrested a second person in connection with the shooting death of a teenage boy near Lake Pleasant less than a week ago. Officers took Wesley Considine, who turned 18 last month, into custody Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of first-degree

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Teen booked on murder, robbery charges for Lake Pleasant shooting

Date: 6/29/2016 4:06:00 PM

PHOENIX - Wesley Considine, 18, is being held on $1 million bond in connection a shooting near Lake Pleasant on Friday that left a man dead. Considine has been booked into 4th Avenue Jail on one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed robbery

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MDOT Lifts Traffic Restrictions To Ease Busy Fourth Of July Holiday Travel

CBS Detroit

Date: 6/29/2016 10:46:00 AM

I-69, Lapeer County, has one lane closed in each direction between Clark Road and Lake Pleasant Road. — I-75, Saginaw County, will have traffic shifted between Dixie Highway and Hess Road. — M-18 in Beaverton, Midland County, has southbound traffic

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• River: Agua Fria River
• Length: 114 Miles
• Surface Area: 9,222 Acres
• Volume: 688,500 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 1,459 Square Miles
Lake Pleasant, one of the important artificial reservoirs surrounding the Phoenix metropolitan area. Created by the Waddell (Pleasant) Dam, which was finished in 1927, the lake originally had a surface area of 3,700 acres and served as a private irrigation project. At 76 feet high and 2,160 feet long, the original Waddell Dam was, at its completion, the largest agricultural dam project in the world. The lake was filled by the Agua Fria River, capturing a large watershed throughout Yavapai County.

Construction of the Central Arizona Project Aqueduct, which began in 1973, soon diverted water from the Colorado River to the lake, converting the lake from an agricultural project into a storage reservoir for the project. Completed in 1994, the New Waddell Dam tripled the surface area of the lake, submerging the old dam beneath its waters. Shortly after the completion of the dam, the area experienced a prolonged drought, and while the lake grew considerably it would not reach full capacity until early 2005. Although still fed by the Agua Fria River, the CAP aqueduct is the primary source of water for the reservoir.

Lake Pleasant is used as a major water sports recreation center for the Phoenix metro area, as well as serving as an important storage reservoir for the rapidly growing region. A number of boat docks and beach access make the lake a popular destination for scuba diving, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, windsurfing and other water sports.
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