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Home Prices On The Rise


Surveys show U.S. home prices rose 10.5 percent in March compared with a year ago, the biggest gain since March 2006.  Prices are rising in part because more buyers are bidding on a limited supply of homes for sale.  Prices increased in 46 states over the past year – 11 of them posting double-digit gains.  Arizona was third overall with ... Read More »

Free Health Clinic Plans Fundraising Soccer Event


Yuma’s Free Health Clinic has been open about a month and they are starting to serve patients who have no access to healthcare in Yuma.  The clinic is holding their first fundraiser – an international soccer event that will be held at Cibola High School on June 22nd.  They are looking for community leaders to help in various ways to ... Read More »

3-Year-Old Drowns In Family Pool


The first area drowning of the year has claimed the life of a three-year-old boy.  The Yuma Police Department says they, along with the Yuma Fire Department, responded to a call Monday in the 4000 block of Sunflower Drive.  The victim was found unresponsive in the family pool and was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced ... Read More »

Deported Sex Offender Apprehended By Border Patrol


United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a convicted sex offender early Monday morning in an isolated area in Calexico.  The incident occurred approximately 13 miles west of the Calexico West Port of Entry when agents encountered a 30-year-old male citizen of Mexico attempting an illegal entry into the United States.   The man was ... Read More »

FDA Approves Plan B Over The Counter


May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, and the FDA has started it off with a major announcement.  The agency will allow a form of women's emergency contraception known as "Plan B One-Step" to be sold over the counter, and to women as young as 15.   The FDA says Plan B is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy, ... Read More »

Grandmother Charged With Second-Degree Murder


The grandmother of a three-year-old grandson was formally charged Monday with second-degree murder and several other charges after the boy was killed in a shooting incident last week.  35-year-old Rachel Spry was arrested after her grandson, Darrien, found her handgun in her purse and accidently shot himself.  Spry pled innocent to the charge of murder as well as endangerment, misconduct ... Read More »

DPS Officer Killed In Roadside Accident


An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer has been killed on Interstate-Eight near Dateland.  DPS spokesman Bart Graves says Officer Tim Huffman was responding to a collision when he was rear-ended by a tanker truck while sitting in his patrol car.  The collision happened Monday evening in the eastbound lanes.  The lanes were closed to traffic for a time on ... Read More »

AWC Forms Alumni Association


In observance of Arizona Western College's 50th Anniversary, the AWC Foundation is sponsoring the newly-formed AWC Alumni Association to provide scholarships and help connect students to the workplace.  David Godley, Professor Emeritus at AWC, has been named president of the Association. The goal of the Association is to encourage former students to give back in the form of inspiration and ... Read More »

Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Former Congressman Rick Renzi


Jury selection is scheduled to start today in federal court in Tucson in the trial of former Congressman Rick Renzi and a former business partner of the Arizona Republican.  Renzi faces charges accusing him of trying to engineer a land swap to benefit himself and a business partner and of siphoning off money from his family insurance agency for his ... Read More »

Yuma Heritage Area Improvements


There are several improvements ongoing at Yuma’s Heritage area and along the Wetland’s parks area.  Executive Director Charles Flynn of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Corporation says the community has helped to keep the Quartermaster’s Depot, the Yuma Territorial Prison and the Heritage Crossing Area Parks open. Flynn adds the importance of visitors to the parks, which helps add ... Read More »

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