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Identity Of Pedestrian-Vehicle Victim Released


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the victim killed in a pedestrian-vehicle accident last week. 26 year old Roy Darrel Williams the Second of Yuma was killed on Saturday as he was walking on Highway 95 near Avenue 3E. Police say a white 2012 Nissan Armada driven by 57 year old Henry Ghiotto of Winterhaven was ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Day Shopping Popular In Arizona


Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but the Christmas shopping season is far from over. The National Retail Federation says Black Friday business was down a little more than 13 percent this year, but that is because Thanksgiving Day shopping was a hit. Jerry O’Brien, executive director of the Kohl’s Center for Retailing Excellence, ... Read More »

Public Hearing Ignites Passions Over Mexican Gray Wolves


A regional official with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the limited area set aside in New Mexico and Arizona for recovery of the Mexican gray wolf is tying the agency's hands.   Regional Director Benjamin Tuggle says the agency can not maintain the species' genetic viability in such a small area.   A plan to expand the range ... Read More »

El Toro Bowl Kicking Off This Saturday


One of the premiere Division Two college football bowl games is about to kickoff.   The Fisher Automotive 2013 El Toro Bowl will pit New Mexico Military Institute against the Arizona Western College Matadors Saturday at 1pm at Veteran’s Stadium. AWC Athletic Director Jerry Smith says this weekend’s activities are much more than just a football game.   The Matadors ... Read More »

Colder Weather Rolling Into Northern Arizona


A storm rolling in over the weekend will keep northern Arizona in the grips of freezing temperatures, bringing more snow and making travel a little tricky. Phoenix residents could see a dusting of snow in the surrounding mountains as snow levels drop to 3,000 feet Saturday into Sunday. Several inches of snow could fall in the higher terrain. The cold, ... Read More »

Arizona Forestry Division Fined For Firefighter Deaths


Citations issued to the Arizona Forestry Division by the state's workplace safety agency for the deaths of 19 firefighters could bolster efforts by their families to sue the state. But employment law attorneys said Thursday the bar remains very high for suits in workplace deaths. The state Industrial Commission levied nearly $560,000 in fines Wednesday after finding willful and serious ... Read More »

Congressman Gosar Votes In Favor Of Cutting Business Strangling Red Tape 


United States Congressman Paul Gosar voted Wednesday in favor of the Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act legislation that would eliminate excessive regulations that damage the economy, increase businesses’ costs and restrict access to private sector capital that small businesses need in order to grow and create jobs. It would do so by exempting private equity firms that ... Read More »

Border Patrol Initiate Wiretapping Investigation For Drug Activities Around Mexican Border


In November 2010, Special Agents with the Imperial County Narcotic Task Force initiated a California State wiretap investigation into the importation and transportation activities of a Drug Trafficking Organization based in Mexicali, Mexico. Operation Cerberus targeted Sinaloa Cartel cocaine trafficking cells primarily operating along the southwest border in California and Arizona. Approximately 224 phones have been intercepted, 17 search warrants have ... Read More »

Yuma Border Patrol Seize 155 Pounds Of Marijuana


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector seized 155 lbs of abandoned marijuana, worth an estimated $78,000, Tuesday while patrolling in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. Agents were tracking footprints when they came upon seven bundles of abandoned marijuana. The marijuana was seized for destruction. Read More »

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