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April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month


This is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and experts say the problem goes far beyond texting or talking while behind the wheel.   Joel Feldman with the Casey Feldman Foundation notes that three-quarters of all distracted driving injuries and deaths are unrelated to cell phones. Feldman became an advocate for the issue after his 21-year-old daughter was struck and killed by ... Read More »

Jimenez Charged With First Degree Murder


A man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend made his first appearance in court Tuesday.  31-year-old Jose Jimenez is charged with two counts of first degree murder in connection with the death of 29-year-old Christal Figueroa.  James and Daniel Torres, who also appeared in court Tuesday are facing counts of hindering prosecution.  Jimenez is charged with a total of four counts ... Read More »

Man Charged With Sexually Molesting A Child Makes Court Appearance


A man arrested this past weekend after his victim told teachers at her school about his inappropriate conduct was in court on Tuesday.  29-year-old Reland Fallis was arrested after carrying on a relationship with a female minor back in 2008 and 2009.  The victim is now 14-years-old.  Fallis is charged with three counts of sexual molestation, three counts of sexual ... Read More »

City Council To Consider Approval Of Auditing Services


The Yuma City Council will meet tonight at 5:30pm at the Yuma City Hall.  The council is expected to approve a resolution setting the dates for the upcoming primary and general elections.  Also the council will consider approving a three-year contract with three out of town audit services, with options to renew the contact one year at a time for ... Read More »

AZ Senate Rejects Statewide Ban On Texting While Driving


The Arizona Senate has rejected an effort to create a statewide ban on texting while driving by amending an existing House bill.  Democratic Senator Steve Farley of Tucson said deaths and injuries caused by drivers who were distracted by texting make a compelling argument for the ban.  He gave several examples of horrific accidents caused by distracted drivers. Senate President ... Read More »

Panel Of Judges Hears Arguments On Arizona’s Immigration Law


Lawyers for the federal government say a section of Arizona's 2010 immigration law that prohibits "harboring" people living in the country illegally should be blocked.  A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday from attorneys regarding the harboring section of the state's law, which was in effect from July 2010 until a lower court ... Read More »

Matadors Sports Update


The Arizona Western College Lady Matadors took two games from Mesa College at home on Tuesday.  The first game, the Lady Matadors won 7-1 and a 3-1 win in game two. The Arizona Western College Matadors beat 19th ranked South Mountain College in a doubleheader on Tuesday.  The first game went AWC’s way by a final of 4-0.  The second ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Approves Sheriff’s Office To Trade Confiscated Guns


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors met on Monday and approved to swap guns the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office confiscates.  The board asked Sheriff Leon Wilmot about what procedures are in place for using such weapons.  Wilmot assured the board that the only weapons they use to trade for other weapons for the Sheriff’s Office are ones that are legally ... Read More »

Mayor Krieger Reportedly Not Running For Re-Election


Several media outlets are reporting that Yuma Mayor Alan Krieger has opted not to run for re-election.  The mayor has served for four years.  He was a council member four years prior to his election.  Krieger has stated he is looking at other options to continue his political career.  So far, four candidates have filed for Mayor in the upcoming ... Read More »

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