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Luke Air Force Base Expecting New Planes In The Near Future


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Luke Air Force Base expects to get its first F-35 in the near future. Officials say they do not have a specific date but now believe the arrival of the new fighter could be as early as next week. Luke is a pilot-training base that has been selected for F-35 training, while operational units flying the F-35 will be located ... Read More »

Teenage Boy Flown To Phoenix Hospital After Being Beaten With Baseball Bat


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A teenage boy was flown to Phoenix for treatment after he was beaten with a baseball bat. The Yuma Police Department says the unnamed victim was walking with another teenager behind the Albertson’s market on West 24th Street Tuesday night, when an unidentified Hispanic male walked up to the pair and struck one of the teens in the head with ... Read More »

Arizona Ranks Slightly Higher In School Breakfast Scorecard

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Arizona is doing slightly better when it comes to getting a nutritious breakfast into the hands of low-income students, according to the School Breakfast Scorecard released by the Food Research and Action Center. The state is ranked 27th, two spots better than the previous year. At the same time, there is an expanding national strategy known as "Community Eligibility," which ... Read More »

Homeland Security Secretary Tours Arizona Border

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson took an aerial tour of the southern Arizona border Wednesday. Johnson visited Douglas and Tucson a day after meeting with officials along the border in Texas. In Tucson, Johnson met with state and local law enforcement officials and received briefings on efforts to secure the border at the Tucson Sector headquarters of U.S. ... Read More »

Yuma Community Foundation Offering Tuition For High School Grads

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It is that time of year again when high school seniors begin weighing options of higher education. The Yuma Community Foundation will help assist several students with getting some much needed money to help pay for college tuition. Director Janelle Johnson says there are several memorial scholarships available for Yuma County high school students.   For a complete list of ... Read More »

El Centro Border Patrol Agents Arrest Dangerous Gang Member

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Tuesday, United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States.   Border Patrol agents arrested a 43-year-old Mexican national as he entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Agents arrested him west of the downtown Calexico Port of Entry. The man was transported ... Read More »

Police Release Name Of Victim Killed In Hit And Run Accident

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Police have released the name of the victim killed in a recent hit and run accident. 24-year-old Joshua Wesley Wynn of North Carolina was killed on Sunday night after he was hit by a vehicle driven by 42-year-old Margarita Belen of San Luis. Police say Belen’s vehicle struck Wynn as he was alongside Highway 95 just east of Avenue “H”. ... Read More »

Lack Of Awareness About Financial Assistance Is Biggest Obstacle For Affordable Care Act Consumers

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With a little more than two months to go in the open-enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, community organizers say the biggest obstacle for consumers is not the Healthcare.gov website but a lack of awareness about financial assistance. Erin Knott of Enroll America says many Arizonans her group has worked with are well aware that "Care" is available under ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department K-9 To Receive Protective Vest


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The Yuma Police Department has been selected to receive a vest for their recently announced new Police Service Dog, Raico. Raico was selected by the Protect Police K-Nine's Organization from Tucson to receive a free of charge protective vest. The Protect Police K-Nine's Organization was started by Michael Valdez when he was a third grade student in Tucson. Michael read ... Read More »

Sex Offender Relocation Update

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The Yuma Police Department would like to notify the public of a sex offender who has recently relocated.  26-year-old Charles Heuchan now lives at 2175 South Fifth Avenue in Yuma. He is described as standing 5’8, weighing 170-pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. In March 2012, he was convicted of aggravated assault with sexual motivation in Yuma County Superior ... Read More »

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