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Arrest Made After Teen Reports Sexual Abuse To School Counselor

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one person was arrested for sexual abuse of a minor after the student reported him to the school the victim attends.  Police say 29-year-old Reland Lawrence Fallis of Yuma was arrested following police interviews on Friday.  The 14-year-old victim told the school and police about the incidents which occurred between 2008 and 2009.  Fallis ... Read More »

Gov. Brewer Takes On President Obama In April Fools Joke

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer got in on the April Fools Day jokes Monday, pointing at President Barack Obama.   She posted a picture of Obama on her Facebook page that said, "In stunning news this morning, I learned that President Obama has finally agreed to tour Arizona's Southern border! APRIL FOOLS!"   It also instructed people to click "like" if they thought the president ... Read More »

Yuma County Fair Opens Today

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The Yuma County Fair opens today.  This year’s theme is “Grand Ol’ Fair”.  Judging events will be held this morning and the main opening will take place at 3pm.  The event runs through Sunday at the Yuma County Fairgrounds. Read More »

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Has Eventful Weekend

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents had a busy weekend that included the arrest of a dangerous gang member, a desert rescue, and a seized airplane resulting in the arrest of four men in a human smuggling scheme.  The first incident occurred Saturday morning, when they received a call from the California Highway Patrol of three likely illegal aliens lost ... Read More »

Matadors To Host Baseball And Softball Matchups This Afternoon

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The Arizona Western College Matadors will host the South Mountain Cougars this afternoon at 12noon at Kammann Field on the AWC campus. The Arizona Western College Lady Matadors will host Mesa College for a double header this afternoon. The games will be played at the AWC softball field. Read More »

Arrest Leads To New Developments In Figueroa Murder Investigation

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Charges have been filed in a murder case under investigation for the last couple of weeks.  The Yuma Police Department continues to investigate the murder of 29-year-old Christal Figueroa of Wellton. In a strange twist, the pre-meditated murder charges were dropped against 24-year-old Brandi Michalski.  She now faces one count of hindering prosecution and one felony count of tampering with ... Read More »

Arrests Made After Shop Lifters Use Pepper Spray On Store Employees

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The Yuma Police Department is on the lookout for one of four suspects in connection with the robbery of Food City on West Eighth Street on Saturday afternoon.  Police say the suspects walked into the store and used pepper spray.  The four male suspects attempted to shoplift items from the store and when they were confronted by store employees, they ... Read More »

Eyewitnesses Give Account Of Senator Shooter’s Classroom Disturbance

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More information has come to light about a recent investigation involving a State Senator and a school.  We brought you information last week, which involved State Senator Don Shooter, allegedly going to his grandson’s school.  He was later asked to leave school property after barging into his grandson’s classroom asking to speak to the teacher.  Now, we have received eyewitness ... Read More »

Police Investigate Possible Abduction Attempt At School Bus Stop

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible abduction near Dateland.  A 12-year-old girl reported to police that when she got off a school bus Thursday afternoon, a suspect asked her to get into his car.  The girl refused and arrived home safely.  The suspect is described as male, in his early 50’s with a bald head.  He was ... Read More »

Calexico Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender

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U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a convicted sex offender Thursday.  The incident occurred 18 miles east of the Calexico West Port of Entry, when agents encountered a 23-year-old male, Mexican citizen attempting illegal entry into the United States.  Through interview and further inspection, agents determined the man is a previously convicted sex offender.  The man ... Read More »

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