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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 »

Dead Body Found In Yuma Canal

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KYMA-TV is reporting that The Yuma County Sheriff's Office found a man dead Sunday morning in a Yuma canal.  Deputies responded to a possible drowning in the 8100 block of Avenue “D”.   A Hispanic man possibly in his late 30s was found dead.   He was wearing all black clothing and is believed to have been on a bicycle.   The cause ... Read More »

Lawsuit Filed Against EPA Over Bee-Toxic Pesticides

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A lawsuit has been filed against the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming it is not doing enough to protect the nation’s declining bee population. The suit was brought by a coalition of beekeepers and environmental groups, including the Pesticide Action Network. Spokesman Paul Towers says the EPA has failed by allowing bee-toxic pesticides in dozens of widely used agricultural products. Research ... Read More »

Matadors Sports Update

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Baseball: Arizona Western College 7, Paradise Valley 6 Paradise Valley 8, Arizona Western College 2 Softball: Arizona Western College 2, Yavapai 0 Yavapai 2, Arizona Western College 1 Read More »

Airport Shows Off Latest Equipment At New Security Checkpoint Opening

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A new security checkpoint was opened at Yuma International Airport on Thursday.  The new checkpoint has the latest equipment for passengers checking into their flight.  President of the Yuma Airport Commission Rob Ingold says this expansion has been ten years in the making. The checkpoint had a “soft opening” this past weekend, but now all passengers will go through the ... Read More »

Yuma Police Investigate After Sen. Don Shooter Confronts School Teacher

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A local politician is being investigated in connection with a school incident last week.  The Arizona Capitol Times is reporting they have confirmed with the Yuma Police Department that Arizona Republican Senator Don Shooter of Yuma went to EOC Charter School on Friday, March 22nd and confronted a teacher.  Sargent Leann Worthen confirmed that the man in question was Shooter.  ... Read More »

Reminder To Stay Hydrated As Temperatures Start To Climb

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Next week is the Yuma County Fair, and also Spring Break for many school children.  Temperatures are “relatively” cool now but we have had some early high temperatures and the Yuma Fire Department has had several responses to people suffering symptoms of dehydration.  Now is a good time to start thinking about heat precautions.  Remember to stay hydrated by drinking ... Read More »

Unemployment Rates Down Slightly

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Unemployment figures for Yuma County have slightly dropped for the month of February.  The jobless rate sits at 25.6 percent – a nearly one-percent drop from January’s figures.  Last month, over 90,000 were employed, compared to January, 2012 in which nearly 92,000 were working.  Arizona’s jobless rate for the month was 7.9 – a tenth of a percent lower than ... Read More »

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