ZachNews: Colorado River Tri-State News Stories: Sunday, June 23rd, 2013:
** ZachNews has the following Colorado River Tri-State news stories: **
– Gorge Little Colorado River, AZ: Nik Wallenda made it across the Grand Canyon.
Daredevil Nik Wallenda successfully walked across the Grand Canyon on a five centimeter steel cable Sunday afternoon.
He crossed the Grand Canyon without a tether or a safety net as winds whipped around him and caused the cable to sway.
Nik Wallenda stepped slowly and steadily most of the way, but jogged and hopped the last few steps.
He wore a microphone and two cameras with one camera looking down and another camera facing straight ahead.
His leather shoes, which had an elk-skin sole, helped him keep a grip on the cable as he moved across.
He kissed the ground when he reached the other side as spectators cheered.
Nik Wallenda finished the amazing stunt more than 450 meters above the Little Colorado River in just under 23 minutes.
The stunt was broadcast on The Discovery Channel live around the world.
The stunt comes a year after Nik Wallenda made history by becoming the only person to walk on a high wire over the Niagara Falls.
– Lake Havasu, AZ: Former firefighter association president going to jail for theft
35 year old Mark Beals was sentenced to 100 days in jail and 5 years of supervised probation by the Mohave County Superior Court.
According to the Deputy County Attorney of the Mohave County Jeremy Huss, the sentence could have been more severe, with the maximum of up to one year in jail for Class 3 felony theft charge and if Mark Beals violates his probation terms, he could face anywhere from 2 years to more then 8 years in jail.
Mark Beals, a former Lake Havasu Professional Firefighter Association president, was arrested in April 2012 after a 9 week police investigation centering on Beals’ misuse of a Lake Havasu Professional Firefighter Association credit card that was issued to him.
The credit card were used for personal use and financial gain during the span which Mark Beals was the Lake Havasu Professional Firefighter Association’s president.
He was arrested after the probe and faced 3 counts of alleged felony theft.
Mark Beals entered a plea agreement for Class 3 felony theft in May 2013 after investigations determined he stole about $21,446.61 from Lake Havasu Professional Firefighter Association over a 5 year period.
He reportedly paid for a required payment of $10,000 during the time of sentencing.
Mark Beals now resides in Utah and is likely make arrangements to serve his jail time and complete his probation term there.
He apologized to the court and to the Lake Havasu Professional Firefighter Association during his sentencing.
Mark Beals was seated as the Lake Havasu Professional Firefighter Association President in 2008 and officially removed from office in March 2012 as a result of the allegations.
He was hired as a Lake Havasu City, Arizona firefighter in August 2002.
He resigned from the local fire department back on Sunday, May 5th, 2013 in wake of the police investigation and arrest.
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