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Abandoned House Destroyed By Suspicious Fire

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The Yuma Fire Department says an abandoned house on East 25th Street was destroyed by what they are calling a suspicious fire on Friday morning.  Officials say the fire started just after 8:30am at 2253 East 25th Street.  The fire was extinguished quickly, but had spread to the attic areas of the abandoned residence.  It was boarded up and vacant ... Read More »

Efforts To Keep Mercury Thermostats Out Of The Trash Are Failing

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Voluntary efforts to keep mercury thermostats out of the trash in Arizona and nationwide are failing, according to a new analysis.   Michael Bender with the Mercury Policy Project says the programs run by manufacturers have captured only a small portion of the thermostats that have come out of service over the past decade. The report ranks Arizona 31st among ... Read More »

Government Offers Helping Hand To Homeowners

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The United States Department of the Treasury has several programs in place for homeowners who are struggling to help keep their homes.  Making Home Affordable has already helped over one-million homeowners.  Andrea Rizziotto says several programs are in place now. Persons who are looking for more information can call a special hotline at 888-995-4673.  Homeowners can also find out about ... Read More »

Immigration Reform Bill Expected This Week

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Senators writing a comprehensive immigration bill hope to finish their work this week.   Their plan is sure to open a raucous public debate over measures to secure the United States/Mexico border, allow tens of thousands of foreign workers into the country and grant eventual citizenship to the estimated eleven million people living in the United States illegally.  Negotiators are ... Read More »

Matadors Weekend Sports Recap

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The Arizona Western College Matadors split a doubleheader Saturday with eleventh ranked Central Arizona.  AWC took the first game 3-1 and lost the nightcap 4-2. Meanwhile, the Arizona Western College Lady Matadors took two games from Glendale College, 2-1 and 1-0. Read More »

Another Arrest Made In Connection With Murder Of Christal Figueroa

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Another arrest has been made in the recent murder of a Wellton woman.  The Yuma Police Department says 36-year-old Jeffery Miller of Yuma was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder of 29-year-old Christal Figueroa.  Miller lied to investigators and tried to dispose of evidence which is believed to belong to another suspect – Jose “Rascal” Jimenez.  Miller is ... Read More »

Early Morning Fire Burns Motor Home

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A motor home was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning.  The Yuma Fire Department says they received word of the fire around 2am at a motor home on at the Sun Vista R-V Resort on East 32nd Street.  The 2005 Monaco motor home was on fire with smoke and flames coming from it when firefighters arrived.  Heavy damage was sustained ... Read More »

Identity Thieves On The Prowl During Tax Season

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Consumer advocates warn that identity thieves are working overtime this year – trying to get you to reveal personal information by email and phone so they can steal your tax refund.   Harold Moldoff, a volunteer “Fraud Fighter” with AARP, says most scammers work by phone and by email, and usually entice consumers with a money-making proposition. Moldoff says consumers ... Read More »

U.S. Representative Visits Yuma Community Food Bank

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The Yuma Community Food Bank welcomed U.S. Representative Paul Gosar on Thursday.  Gosar toured the facility to see how the food bank is helping the community.  President of the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, Ken Rosevear, told those on hand about a special award that was given to the food bank earlier this year. The food bank’s capital campaign “Step ... Read More »

Catch And Go Football League To Honor Hometown Soldier

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The flag football Catch–and-Go League starts up this weekend in Yuma.  The league will hold a special opening ceremony on Saturday to honor a special hometown solider.  Kofa High School graduate, Sargent First Class Gabriel Garcia served three tours of duty.  While on the third duty in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Garcia suffered serious injuries due to a suicide bomber.  The event ... Read More »

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