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Border Patrol Seizes $4 Million Worth Of Marijuana During Government Shutdown


Federal authorities say they seized nearly $4 million worth of marijuana in southern Arizona during the federal government shutdown.   Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents working during the 16 day partial shutdown confiscated more than 7,000 pounds of marijuana, ten vehicles and illegal contraband. Among the incidents were two separate marijuana seizures of 1800 pounds each. Read More »

Nonprofit Raises Awareness On Online Safety


As the age of children with technology trends to younger and younger, it is said that privacy, bullying protection and online safety should be taught along with the ABCs and 123s. Ben Halpert is the founder of the nonprofit He says most safety education is focused on elementary to high school students, but it needs to start sooner because ... Read More »

Mogollon Rim To Perform This Weekend


An Arizona musical group is slated to perform this weekend. Mogollon Rim will perform in an outdoor concert at the Quartermaster’s Depot Saturday night.   Gates open at 6pm and the concert starts at 7pm. Tickets are on sale at the Visitor Information Center, 201 North Fourth Avenue in Yuma or at the door. For more info visit their website ... Read More »

City Of Wellton Gets Interim Police Chief


After several months, the city of Wellton has an interim police chief. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Cannon Ball was appointed recently. This is in light of some controversies that have embroiled the town of Wellton. A recall effort is underway for Mayor James Meermer. The recall effort is led by Matt Brooks, who was the Wellton Police Department ... Read More »

Kansas And Arizona Ask Courts To Modify Voter Registration Forms To Enforce Proof Of Citizenship Laws


Kansas and Arizona are asking a court to force a federal agency to quickly modify voter registration forms so the states can fully enforce proof of citizenship laws for all new voters. The two states filed a request Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas for a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit they filed against the federal Election Assistance Commission ... Read More »

Time Warner Cable Moves Some Analog Channels Into Digital Lineup


The City of Yuma’s government cable television channels may be in a different place for some Time Warner Cable customers. Time Warner has moved a number of analog channels into their digital lineup. All Public, Education and Government channels fall into this category, including the City’s channels, 72 and 73. The effect of this change means that channel 73 may ... Read More »

Eight, Arizona PBS Presented With Emmy Awards


Judges in the 36th annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards presented Eight, Arizona PBS with four prestigious gold Emmy statuettes at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Emmy Gala for its excellence in television programming. The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of NATAS honors the best television professionals from all disciplines of the industry, serving as the common meeting ground for individuals dedicated to advancing ... Read More »

AWC Hosting Majors Fair


Representatives from Arizona Western College’s academic and technical programs will be providing information on the college’s many majors at the AWC Majors Fair to be held on Wednesday, November 6th from 9am to 1pm in the Schoening Conference Center on campus. AWC student services departments will be on hand to talk about admissions and registration, financial aid, career and advisement ... Read More »

Two Suspects Charged In Strip Club Robbery


Two of four suspects charged in connection with an armed robbery at a strip club this summer were in court Tuesday morning. Our television partner KYMATV says Judge Stephen J. Rouff sentenced 24-year old Dante Hubbard for his role in the attempted robbery at the Stiletto’s Gentleman’s Club in August. Hubbard stood before the judge for a probation violation hearing. ... Read More »

Killer Of Teenage Girl Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide


A state prison inmate serving a life sentence for the 2007 killing of a 17-year old girl has died in what the Department of Corrections calls an apparent suicide. The department says 22-year old Todd Hoke died Monday at the Eyman prison complex in Florence. Hoke had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the killing of Amber LeAnn Hess after ... Read More »

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