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One Person In Custody In Connection With Arson

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Officials say one person is in custody in connection with several fires intentionally set on Friday night. The Yuma Fire Department and the Yuma Police Department responded to several fires in the south end of Yuma. There were at least 12 fires set within one hour. During this time period Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and United States Border Patrol personnel ... Read More »

Last Woman In Prostitution Ring Sentenced

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A third woman arrested nearly four years ago for allegedly running a prostitution ring out of a Somerton massage parlor will not have to serve any jail time. The Yuma Sun reports 58-year-old Won Sil Shim was sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation by a Yuma County Superior Court judge. Shim was born in Korea but is a permanent ... Read More »

Yuma Native Named To Arizona Game And Fish Commission

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Yuma native Jim Ammons has been named to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to serve a five year term. The Yuma Sun is reporting the position entails overseeing the department alongside other commissioners from various counties across Arizona. Ammons hopes to not only be a voice for those from Yuma but from the entire state. Read More »

Politics Of Power Have Disability Treaty Stalled In Senate

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An international human rights treaty that has been bottled up for more than a year now, has hundreds of organizations for veterans and people with disabilities across the country calling for a new vote in the U.S. Senate. Advocate Dylan Brown says protections for people with disabilities that are similar to those in the U.S. should be in place across ... Read More »

Yuma City Hall Closed Today In Observance Of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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The Yuma City Hall will be closed today for the Martin Luther King Junior Holiday. Residential refuse collection for homes inside the Yuma city limits will change due to the holiday. City of Yuma residents who normally have their garbage picked up on Mondays will have collections on Tuesday. Those who have garbage pickups on Tuesdays will have collections on ... Read More »

Homeland Security Secretary To Visit Arizona Border

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The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security will be visiting border operations in Arizona this week. Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson is expected to visit Douglas and Tucson on Wednesday. According to his office, he will receive briefings on efforts to secure the border at the Tucson Sector headquarters of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Johnson will also meet with state and ... Read More »

Yuma City Hall To Be Closed Monday In Observance For Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Garbage Pick Up Pushed Back A Day

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Yuma City Hall will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Junior Holiday. Additionally today Yuma City Hall will be closed as part of its normal customer convenience schedule. Residential refuse collection for homes inside the Yuma city limits will change due to the holiday. City of Yuma residents who normally have their garbage picked up on Mondays will ... Read More »

Arizona Western College District Saves On Energy Costs

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Through the first nine months of last year, the Arizona Western College district used over one-million less kilowatt-hours of energy over the previous year, based in part on a new internal communications campaign to encourage people to take an active role in saving energy. That reduction amounted to over an 11% savings, or nearly $100,000. This came in spite of ... Read More »

San Luis Police Chief Resigns; Cites Health Reasons

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More information has come to light concerning the San Luis Police Chief’s recent resignation. Our television partner KYMATV spoke with officials with the city of San Luis. He cited health reasons, which City of San Luis spokesman Javier Morales confirmed. He also cited another reason behind Arturo Ramos’ resignation. Read More »

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