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Fire Destroys Yuma Home

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A home was destroyed Tuesday night in Yuma.  The Yuma Fire Department says the home was located at the corner of Avenue “B” and 24th Street.  It was fully involved when officials arrived.  No injuries were reported.  The American Red Cross has provided assistance to the two adults living at the residence. Read More »

Talks Continue Between Bus Workers’ Union And Transportation Officials

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Talks are expected to resume later today between the local bus workers’ union and Yuma County Area Transportation officials.  Talks broke off Tuesday night after making some progress.  Talks however, stall on one point.  Bus drivers want a guaranteed five-day, 40-hour work week.  Workers also want better health insurance and a pay raise.  In case of a strike, the Yuma ... Read More »

Brewer Calls For Tougher Border Security

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says Arizona's border with Mexico will not be secure until people living in the region feel safe from drug and human smugglers.  Brewer says Afghanistan has safer borders and called for more fences, drones and law enforcement officials after touring the border near Tucson in an Arizona National Guard Blackhawk helicopter for nearly three hours.  Brewer ... Read More »

Wellton Man Faces Felony Charges After Breaking Into Ex-Wife’s Home

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A Wellton man who allegedly tried to break into his ex-wife’s home has been formally charged in Wellton Justice Court.  69-year-old Larry Noll’s bond was set at $100,000.  Noll is charged with felony counts of disorderly conduct, burglary with domestic violence, misconduct involving weapons and resisting arrest.  Police found Noll on the porch of the residence Saturday night with a ... Read More »

Wellton Man Arrested After Breaking Into Ex-Wife’s Home

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one man is in custody following an attempted burglary.  Police say 69-year-old Larry Noll was attempting to break into his ex-wife’s residence in Wellton on Saturday.  The victim told police Noll had a shotgun as well.  When police arrived on the scene, they found Noll in the alleged possession of a double barrel shotgun ... Read More »

Yuma Police Investigate Attempted Murder

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The Yuma Police Department is investigating an attempted homicide from this past weekend.  Police say they responded to a disturbance in which shots were fired in the 900 block of South 13th Avenue.  Officers found a 29-year-old black male suffering from a gunshot wound to his right hand.  Police continue to investigate the incident.  Anyone with information can contact the ... Read More »

YCAT Employees Threaten Strike

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32 bus drivers and mechanics who work for the company that provides transportation needs for the Yuma County Area Transportation bus service say unless they get a pay raise, they will walk off the job Thursday morning.  The bus driver’s union is demanding a 43-cent an hour raise, better health benefits and a guaranteed 40-hour work week.  In case of ... Read More »

Brewer To Stand Firm On Illegal Immigrant Driver’s License Issue

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says she won't change her mind and allow illegal immigrants granted legal status by President Barack Obama to get driver's licenses.  Brewer's comments Monday came after she was asked if she would change her mind following a January clarification by the Department of Homeland Security.  That memo says young immigrants granted "deferred action" status are legally in ... Read More »

AWC To Host “A Fine Art’s Showcase” This Weekend

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Artists and attendees alike will delight in Arizona Western College Theatre's production, "A Fine Art's Showcase" which runs Friday and Saturday in the AWC Theater.  The showcase is a gathering of actors, singers, dancers, artists and musicians from AWC and the Yuma Community.  If you would like to attend the theatre will accept donations of $10 or five articles of ... Read More »

Convict Reportedly Made Escape Through Broken Fire Escape

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There is new information about a convict who escaped from the Yuma Municipal Court last month and who remains at large.  28-year-old Raul Dominguez escaped from the sally port area of the courthouse on January, 22nd.  Since then, police in Yuma, California and Mexico have been on the lookout for the suspect.  Police now say he escaped by going out ... Read More »

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