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Private Ambulance Company To Pay $2.8 Million In Medicare Fraud Case


A private ambulance company that provides services in Arizona and roughly 20 other states has agreed to pay the federal government more than $2.8 million to resolve civil allegations that the business defrauded Medicare.   John Leonardo, U.S. Attorney for Arizona, says that over a four year period from 2007 to 2011, various ambulance companies owned by Rural/Metro Corporation billed ... Read More »

American Red Cross Assisting A Woman Who Lost Her Home To A Fire


The American Red Cross is assisting a person who lost her home to a fire Thursday morning. Rural-Metro responded to the fire in  the 2700 block of West Clifford Lane around 8:30am. The owner, 78 year-old Dorothy “Dottie” Parker was able to escape the residence with the help of her dog, who warned her of the fire. Officials say the ... Read More »

Arizona Woman And Boyfriend Accused Of Taking Kid’s Christmas Money


Authorities in northwestern Arizona say a Golden Valley woman and her boyfriend are accused of stealing her children's Christmas money. Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to a theft report Wednesday at a home in Kingman. Two people at the home say they had given ten dollars to each of their four grandchildren for Christmas. The grandparents say the children's mother ... Read More »

Arizona Child Abuse Report Shows 3300 Investigators Assigned To Cases


A new team assigned to review more than 6500 child abuse and neglect reports that were not investigated by Arizona child welfare  officials says they have now assigned nearly 3300 of those cases to investigators. The so called CARE team named about three weeks ago by Governor Jan Brewer provided the latest update Thursday. It said more than 1700 children identified ... Read More »

USDA Taking Public Comments About Bears In Captivity


Hundreds of bears in captivity around the country are held in small, concrete pits and cages without anything that is natural to them – and since they cannot speak for themselves, one of the world’s largest animal welfare groups wants humans to speak up for them. Delcianna Winders is Director of Captive Law for the PETA Foundation. She says the ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department Cracking Down On Drunk Drivers


As the holiday season rolls on, the Yuma Police Department is looking for those who decide to break the law by driving while unde r the influence. They will have extra patrols out through the New Year’s holiday. Yuma Police Department Public Information Officer Joe Franklin tells us there are ways to celebrate without being behind the wheel.   Franklin ... Read More »

Unused Grant For Bullhead International Airport Likely To Expire


An unused $500,000 grant from the federal government to Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport is expected to expire on Tuesday. The grant was awarded to the airport by the U.S. Department of Transportation to help it secure scheduled airline service. The Mohave Valley Daily News reports that airport officials intend to apply for a new grant in April 2014. Airport director David ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Seize 488 Pounds Of Marijuana


United States Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station seized ten bundles of marijuana and arrested nine men near Gila Bend Monday. Agents patrolling near Gila Bend observed a large group of people walking towards I-8 near Citrus Valley. An Office of Air and Marine helicopter responded to the area and had visual contact of nine men hiding behind brush ... Read More »

Former Employee Sentenced On Embezzlement Charges


A former Bard Water District office manager who pled guilty earlier to grand theft embezzlement has been sentenced to six months in jail. The Yuma Sun is reporting Darla Jean Cofske of Yuma will surrender to authorities by January 2nd 2014. She will also perform 500 hours of community service and make restitution to the water district. Read More »

San Luis City Council Continues Support For Youthbuild Non-Profit Organization


The San Luis City Council recently voted to continue providing financial support for Youthbuild, a nation-wide nonprofit organization that helps 17 to 24-year olds earn their GED high school equivalency certificates while putting their new learned skills to work in repairing or renovating homes for low income residents, improving parks as well as providing their labor in putting on community ... Read More »

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