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Thanksgiving Day Shopping Popular In Arizona

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 


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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


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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

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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 »

Bus Driver Inadvertently Runs Over Ten Year Old

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A child sustained injuries following an accident involving a school bus – the third school bus accident this year in Yuma County. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a ten year old child ran alongside the school bus attempting to catch it before it departed from the bus stop in the 14000 Block of North Avenue 74-E in Hyder. The ... Read More »

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