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Arizona Stands To Lose Millions In Education Funding If Sequester Cuts Take Place Tomorrow


Barring last minute action by Congress, the sequester starts to kick in Friday.  According to a White House analysis, Arizona will lose nearly $28-million from education and hundreds of teachers and special education assistants could lose their jobs.  Republican leaders accuse President Barack Obama of exaggerating the impact of the cuts, but Mary Zerkel with the American Friends Service Committee ... Read More »

Man Arrested After Fleeing From Police During Traffic Stop


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one person is in custody after he allegedly tried to get away from police during a traffic stop.  Police say 32-year-old Charles Bay fled from the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force on Tuesday night.  His vehicle was found abandoned nearby on Sixth Avenue.  Following a search of the area, Bay was found hiding in ... Read More »

Two Men Arrested After Making False Statements Regarding A 2009 Fatal Accident


Two persons are in police custody in connection with an accident in 2009, which killed one person.  The Yuma County Sherriff’s Office says 25-year-old Jose Ramirez, 26-year-old Jose Marquez and 21-year-old Rudy Natal were in a vehicle in the early morning hours of October 23rd 2009, when the driver – identified as Ramirez – lost control of the vehicle, colliding ... Read More »

Fugitive Wanted For 2004 Murder Arrested At Border


A man who has been profiled on the television show “America’s Most Wanted” was arrested by Border Patrol officials in San Luis.  Raul Marin Sandoval has been on the run from authorities since the 2004 murder of 18-year-old Brenden Tsukimura at a Taco Bell in Monterey, California.  Police say Sandoval and two other men robbed the restaurant, then Sandoval murdered ... Read More »

Lady Matadors’ Season Comes To An End After Loss To Cochise


The Arizona Western College Lady Matadors basketball season ended suddenly with a loss to Cochise Wednesday night.  The game was close at the half, but Cochise pulled away in the second stanza for a 58-to-49 win over AWC.  Cochise pulled away with a 17-to-six run in the second half.  Samantha Wallace scored 16 on the night. Read More »

Fourth Suspect Arrested In Yuma Armed Robbery


A fourth person has been arrested by area police in connection with recent armed robberies in Yuma.  The Yuma Police Department says 18-year-old Angel Varela was arrested on Monday in connection with an armed robbery on West Camino Kino last month.  Varela fled on foot on Monday and threw a stolen handgun, which was recovered.  He was taken into custody ... Read More »

Police Release More Information On Fetus Found At Somerton Recycling Plant


Police say the sex of the fetus found in a recycling center recently is that of a boy.  KYMA-TV says the fetus was not fully developed – being only 20 weeks along.  Police are continuing to investigate the incident.  The fetus was found at the Somerton Recycling Center by workers as they were sorting through some of the material at ... Read More »

Two Men Arrested After Trying To Smuggle Marijuana Over The Border


Two men were arrested by Border Patrol agents at the Calexico station on Friday night.  Officials say the two unidentified Mexican Nationals climbed over the border fence near the Imperial Sand Dunes, then tried to hide near Interstate-Eight.  When they were found, officials say the pair were in the alleged possession of two packages of marijuana, valued at over $73,000.  ... Read More »

Public Invited To Express Opinions On Far West Sewer Rate Increase


Foothills residents unhappy with a proposed Far West Sewer rate increase will have another opportunity to voice their opinion this afternoon.  Far West is proposing an increase from $21 a month to $63 a month, a 188-percent hike in rates.  Now the Arizona Corporation Commission is proposing a rate increase, however not as steep – to $55-$70 a month, a ... Read More »

Brewer Expresses Disapproval As Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants Are Released From Custody


Republican Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says she is appalled to hear that the Department of Homeland Security has begun releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants from custody. It is the first of potentially thousands of immigrants to soon be freed before mandatory federal budget cuts go into effect. The Obama administration has been issuing dire warnings about the impact of the ... Read More »

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