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Arizona House Approves Bill To Give State Police And DPS Workers A Raise


The Arizona House has approved a bill giving state police and other Department of Public Safety workers a $40 million dollar raise over the next three years. House Bill 2691 by Republican House Speaker Andy Tobin originally asked for two-point-nine million dollars for each of the next three years, but amendments to the bill have increased that amount significantly. The ... Read More »

Missing Elderly Man Found Safe After Search


An elderly man reported missing on Tuesday was found safe several hours after the search began. 88-year-old Ramon Villegas was reported missing early Tuesday morning in the area of the 17000 block of Avenue “B” in Somerton. He was found several hours later. Villegas suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease and had walked away from his home. He was taken to Yuma ... Read More »

Another Person Arrested In Connection With Armed Robbery In January


Another person has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at an area motel in January. The Yuma Police Department says 21-year-old Angel Ramirez was arrested as he was going through the Algodones Port of Entry on Tuesday. He was interviewed by police and transported to the Imperial County Detention Center awaiting his return to Yuma County. Ramirez is ... Read More »

Man Accused Of Attempted Murder Appeared In Court Tuesday


A subject accused of Attempted Murder appeared in Yuma County Superior Court on Tuesday. 50-year-old Barry Todd was arrested following a Friday night shooting at the LZ Bar and Grill. Todd allegedly shot 33-year-old Ryan Hyatt of Yuma. Hyatt is suffering from a damaged lung, liver and diaphragm following the shooting. Todd’s attorney asked for a reduction in bond. The ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meeting Tonight


The Yuma City Council will meet tonight (Wednesday 5) for their first regular meeting in March. The council will continue discussing the change from once every two month billing of utilities to every month. Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls says there will be no change in the amount billed, just the way it is billed. The meeting starts at 5:30pm at ... Read More »

Elderly Man Still Missing After Three Weeks


It has been nearly three weeks since 73-year-old Troy Schmeltz went missing from the Yuma Lakes R-V Resort. Authorities have searched the area and found his footprints leading up to the Gila Gravity Canal. Officials went as far as to bring detector dogs and divers to the scene, but they found no trace of Schmeltz. There is a chance that ... Read More »

Many Low Income AZ Students Taking AP Classes To Make College Dreams Come True


More students are making college dreams come true while still in high school. That is according to a new report that finds the number of low-income Arizona students taking Advanced Placement coursework has increased by fourteen times over the past ten years. Trevor Packer heads up the College Board's AP program and says there is still much work to be ... Read More »

Arizona Senate Approves Ban On Common Core Standards


The Arizona Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would prohibit the state from using a set of educational standards already implemented in most states. Arizona adopted the Common Core standards in 2010 without opposition, but some Republicans have recently denounced the standards, saying they are a poorly conceived, federally driven effort that usurps states' rights. Governor Jan ... Read More »

Arizona House Of Representatives OK’s Bill To Limit Access To Autopsy Photos


The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a bill that would ban the release of autopsy photos without a court order. House Bill 2225 was sponsored by Representative Karen Fann of Prescott. She proposed the bill after the Yavapai County Medical Examiner and the sheriff's office refused to release photos of the autopsies of 19 firefighters killed in June 2013 ... Read More »

Cocopah Indian Tribe To Donate Money To The City Of Yuma


The City of Yuma will host a donation this morning by the Cocopah Indian Tribe to benefit the Yuma Community Food Bank and Crossroads Mission.    The Cocopah Indian Tribe is donating over $13,700 to the City of Yuma to benefit Crossroads Mission and YCFB. Both charities will get $6800 each. Per the State of Arizona Gaming Compact, tribes must ... Read More »

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