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Colorado Tea Party To Protest At IRS Office Today


The Colorado Tea Party will band together joining forces with other Tea Parties across the country this afternoon in front of the Internal Revenue Service office at the corner of Fourth Avenue and 24th Street.  The party is planning on protesting during the event, starting at 12noon today. Read More »

Fire Restrictions To Go Into Effect This Week


Agencies across Arizona are enacting fire restrictions ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.  Federal agencies, cities and counties say they will implement a ban on fires outside developed areas starting Wednesday.   The Stage One restrictions also limit smoking to inside vehicles or buildings. Officials say coordinating fire restrictions will help reduce the risk of wildfire across the state.  Officials ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Move Closer To Purchase Of Main Street Building


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors met on Monday and moved closer to obtaining a building they need in order to expand their office space.  The board is attempting to secure a $7.5 million loan to renovate a 50,000 square-foot building at 197 South Main Street.  The Yuma Sun reports that one person made public comments against the purchase of ... Read More »

Two Powerball Tickets Sold In Arizona Come Close To Jackpot


Two $1-million Powerball second-prize winning tickets were sold in Arizona from last weekend's record-breaking jackpot.  Arizona Lottery officials say the winning tickets matched five out of five numbers drawn but missed the Powerball number.  They say the $1-million tickets were sold at gasoline stations in Chandler and Safford.  In Saturday's drawing, one ticket in Florida matched each of the numbers ... Read More »

Wallet Stolen In Armed Robbery On South Third Ave.


The Yuma Police Department says they are looking into an Armed Robbery from this past weekend.  On Friday night, several suspects, one armed with a shotgun, approached a person walking on South Third Avenue.  The suspects demanded the victim’s wallet.  After receiving the items, the suspects fled the scene.  The suspect with the shotgun was described as a male of ... Read More »

Fire Crews Battle Brush Fire North Of Picacho


According to Rural/Metro, a brush fire was burning north of Picacho Sunday night.  The Island Lake fire burned entirely on the Arizona side.  It burned about 300 acres following the path of the river.  A crew on a boat battled the flames and announced the possibility to send in a hand crew as soon as possible.  The fire as of ... Read More »

External Stress Can Influence An Infant’s Behavior Later In Life


Recent studies have shown that infants' brains are reacting to external stresses, even while they sleep.  Things such as domestic conflicts, violence and other traumatic events can influence a person's behavior later in life – even if they do not have any conscious memory of the original stress.   Infant mental health specialist Julie Ribaudo says so-called "toxic stresses" can ... Read More »

AZ Senate Approves Brewer’s Purposed Medicaid Expansion


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer wrestled with the decision on Medicaid proposal the weekend before she made her State of the State address in January.  She practiced two versions of her speech prepared: One with a Medicaid expansion in it and one without it.  The Republican governor ended up announcing during her January 14th address that she wanted to expand the ... Read More »

Human Smugglers Arrested After Traffic Stops In Maricopa County


Maricopa County sheriff's deputies have made another round of arrests as part of an effort to crackdown on human smuggling. Deputies say ten Mexican nationals were arrested after the van they were traveling in was stopped Thursday north of Phoenix.   About two hours later, five more people were arrested during a separate traffic stop.  On Friday, seven people from ... Read More »

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