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Calexico Border Agents Arrest Two Men For Smuggling Marijuana


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United States Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station arrested two men Saturday attempting to smuggle approximately 96 lbs of marijuana with an estimated value of more than $77,000. Border Patrol agents detected two men walking north from the United States/Mexico International Boundary fence in a remote desert area east of Calexico. Agents responded to the area and encountered the ... Read More »

Police Chief Stabbed, Another Man Killed During Weekend Incident

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The Cocopah Police Chief was stabbed during an incident in which one person was killed.  The Yuma Police Department says the incident occurred Saturday morning at the Rio Santa Fe Apartments on West 12th Street.  When police arrived at an apartment, they found the body of Josh Collins.  Collins was found to have died from a gunshot wound.  Joe Franklin ... Read More »

Young Woman’s Body Found in SUV

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icePolice are trying to determine the cause of death of a woman in Yuma.  Deputies responded to the 8200 block of Yavapai Lane Sunday and found the body of a 19-year-old woman in an S-U-V parked on the street.  It is unknown how long the body may have been there.  Sheriff's officials have not released the identity of the woman ... Read More »

Four Indicted on Tax Fraud Scheme

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A federal grand jury has indicted four people, including a prison inmate and two ex-convicts, in a tax fraud scheme. Phoenix television station KPNX says that false tax returns were filed in the names of 22 prisoners.  Federal officials said Michael Egger, Joseph Murray and Samuel Hamilton provided names, Social Security numbers and birth dates of inmates to Kristi Marie Ramsey ... Read More »

Details Released on Phoenix Shooting That Left 4 People, 2 Dogs Dead

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Authorities have released some details from a weekend shooting attack that left four family members and two dogs dead in a Phoenix townhouse before the gunman turned the weapon on himself.  Police say 56-year-old Michael Guzzo killed his next door neighbors in a deadly confrontation that may have been touched off by loud barking.  Police say the victims were  66-year-old ... Read More »

New Interim Director Named at Pima College

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The retired president of a New Mexico community college has been named the interim director of a two-year college campus in Arizona.  Former Santa Fe Community College President Sheila Ortega said she starts her job at Pima Community College today. Ortega’s salary is $173,000 a year as interim president of the college's Community Campus, which focuses on adult basic education, ... Read More »

Congresswoman Giffords Makes Campaign Appearance

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Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made a rare campaign appearance in Iowa on behalf of United States Representative Bruce Braley's race for Senate. Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, spoke Sunday at Braley's annual "Bruce, Blues, and BBQ" fundraiser in Des Moines, Iowa before about 1200 Democrats. Giffords briefly said that she is fighting to make the world ... Read More »

Drug Enforcement Administration To Hold Seventh Annual Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday

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With public participation at an all-time high after six prior events in three years, the Drug Enforcement Administration and its state, local, tribal, and community partners will hold the Seventh Annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. The City of Yuma Police Department has agreed to take part in this initiative and will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused, and ... Read More »

Yuma Fire Responds To Freon Leak At La Mesa Care Center


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The Yuma Fire Department responded to the La Mesa Care Center on South Arizona Avenue Thursday afternoon after a smoke alarm went off at the business. When fire department personnel arrived, they noticed what they described as a slight purple haze in the building, but there was not any smoke. The room and surrounding wing of the care center was ... Read More »

Imperial Irrigation District Commemorates A Memorandum Of Understanding

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The Imperial County Board of Supervisors and the directors of the Imperial Irrigation District held a special signing ceremony Thursday at the Salton Sea commemorating a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines how the county, the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District and the IID will work together to restore California's largest and most troubled inland lake and avert severe harm ... Read More »

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