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Brewer Vetoes Bill That Would Cut Fireworks Penalties

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill eliminating jail time for people convicted of improperly using legal fireworks primarily because it did not take into account different regional circumstances and local safety and fire concerns.  House Bill 2481 vetoed Tuesday would have cut the penalty from a misdemeanor that can net 30 days in jail and a $500 fine ... Read More »

Red Cross Seeks AmeriCorps Member To Help With Armed Forces Programs

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The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter is seeking an AmeriCorps member to assist with its Service to the Armed Forces programs, impacting active military, veterans and their families across Arizona.   Responsibilities will include maintaining relationships with community and military partners, providing emergency communication and case management services, conducting SAF briefings, and volunteer recruitment, training and retention.  Application deadline ... Read More »

Border Patrol Apprehends 14 Drug Smugglers

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Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested 14 and seized over a half-million dollars worth of marijuana Friday in two separate incidents.  A group of smugglers were found near the Gila Bend area with several backpacks filled with marijuana.  Ten of the arrests were from the first group.  Then, four more smugglers were found Friday night on the Cabeza ... Read More »

Man Shoots Brother In Turkey Hunting Accident Near Flagstaff

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Authorities are investigating a shooting involving two brothers who were turkey hunting southeast of Flagstaff. Arizona Game and Fish Department officials say the men from Surprise were pursuing and calling turkeys Saturday when one of the men fired his 12-gauge shotgun about 25 yards away from his sibling.  Authorities say the victim was sitting against a tree and wearing camouflage ... Read More »

NASA Renews Lease With Yuma International Airport

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NASA has renewed their lease with the Yuma International Airport and Monday conducted preparations for another parachute test drop.   Our television partner KYMA TV says NASA has a hangar at the Yuma International Airport and six months out of the year prepares for testing on their Orion parachute.   The NASA Capsule Parachute Assembly System Team prepared the parachute ... Read More »

Attempted Robbery Lands Two Suspects In Jail And A Third In The Hospital

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Two people are in custody following what police believe was an attempted murder on Monday night.  The Yuma Police Department says they responded to the Desert Palms Mobile Park on West 28th Street after receiving a report of shots being fired.   The victim of the robbery stated that two male subjects had approached him as he stood in front ... Read More »

Pair Arrested On Drug Charges

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Two traffic stops led the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force to a residence at 1119-and-a-half South Ninth Avenue where sales of narcotics were taking place.   During the first stop of a vehicle driven by 54-year-old Albert James Adamson, the Task Force seized approximately two ounces of marijuana with an approximate street value of $200 and drug paraphernalia. A second ... Read More »

Seniors Suffer From Recession

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Seniors have not escaped the Great Recession unscathed.  A recent report from the AARP Public Policy Institute shows those age 65 and older have lower incomes and higher expenses than they did in 2008.   Savings and home equity also have taken a hit.  AARP Arizona state director David Mitchell says 10 million American seniors have incomes of less than ... Read More »

Volunteers Join Effort To Bring Tourism To Yuma

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Several volunteers are going to gather today to help extol the finer points of Yuma and why groups should come here for their next event.   Yuma’s Calling is being held by the Yuma Visitors Bureau in order to gain leads from tour groups, sporting teams and others who are looking for a fun and practical locale for their next ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Meth Smuggler At Hwy. 86 Checkpoint

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On Sunday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint and seized approximately ten-pounds of methamphetamine.   A 43-year-old female driver and her 16-year-old son approached the Border Patrol checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City.  A canine detection team alerted the vehicle as it approached the ... Read More »

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