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Deputies Investigating Shooting


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls in reference to shots fired in the 8100 block of South Pima Lane on Sunday night. Upon arrival, deputies spoke to witnesses on scene that saw a white sedan with two Hispanic males leave the area after the shots were heard.  Deputies located multiple shell casings on scene.  No injuries, damage or ... Read More »

Two People Appear In Court Accused Of Robbery


Two persons appeared in court on Monday. The pair are accused of the alleged robbery of the Chevron Convenience Store on West Eighth Street on Thursday. Our television partner KYMATV says prosecutors charged 25-year-old Joshua Edward Amador, and 22-year-old Dennis Jasper Valenzuela. In court, Valenzuela asked for a public defender, admitting he has never had a job in his life. ... Read More »

AARP Looking To Expand Fraud Education Programs


AARP Arizona is looking to expand its fraud-education programs beyond Maricopa and Pima counties.   The Community Educators Program relies on trained volunteers to make presentations to communities and organizations. Arizona is the number one state for identity theft. AARP’s David Parra says the Fraud Watch Network presentations help consumers identify and avoid that scam and several others.   Volunteer ... Read More »

Bill To Refuse Service To Gays Sparks Backlash From Gay Rights Supporters


The Arizona Senate has formally sent to Governor Jan Brewer an already approved bill allowing business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to refuse service to gays. Monday's action starts a five-day clock for the Republican governor to act on a proposed law she herself calls controversial. The legislation has triggered a national backlash from supporters of gay rights. Several ... Read More »

Arizona Senate Approves Bill For Livestock Owners To Shoot Wolves


The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that allows livestock owners to shoot wolves protected by federal regulations if the wolf is attacking other animals.   Senate Bill 1211 passed by an 18-to-12 vote on Monday. The bill sponsored by Republican Senator Gail Griffin of Hereford allows livestock owners and employees of the Arizona Department of Agriculture to shoot a ... Read More »

Arizona Women Pleads Guilty To Child Abuse And Misdemeanor DUI


An Arizona woman who left her five-week-old baby in a car seat on the roof of her car when she drove off has pled guilty to child abuse and misdemeanor DUI.   Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman Karen Arra says Catalina Clouser is scheduled to be sentenced March 26th on the plea she entered Monday. Phoenix police arrested Clouser last ... Read More »

Income Inequality Grows In Arizona


A new report on income growth shows Arizonans saw theirs expand by 17% between 1979 and just before the Great Recession hit. That is not an incredibly healthy growth rate for a span of almost 30 years, and when the Economic Policy Institute examined the numbers by income level, it found most of the money went to the top one-percent ... Read More »

Chrystal Figueroa Murder Case Continues


The woman tied to the death of a Wellton mother almost a year ago has had a day to come to terms with her punishment. Our television partner KYMATV says Brandi Michalski faced a judge Friday to learn her fate for hindering prosecution in the murder of Chrystal Figueroa. A judge sentenced her to one year behind bars and five ... Read More »

Harvest Homegrown Fun At Yuma Lettuce Days


Sure, Yuma Lettuce Days is all about the green stuff. But salad is just the first course at this agricultural "feastival" showcasing the diverse bounty of the area’s fertile river delta and the delicious dishes that can be created from it. This year's headline chef is two-time Top Chef contestant Chris "CJ" Jacobson, now executive chef at Girasol, in Studio City, California. At ... Read More »

Somerton School District Superintendent Retiring In June


The Yuma Sun is reporting that Somerton Schools Superintendent Frank Reed is retiring. Reed will leave his post in June. In the meantime, the district is seeking a new leader and has just this week approved a nationwide search. The position will be advertised for about three weeks. Read More »

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