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Police Searching For Suspects Involved With Homicide

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The Yuma Police Department says they are seeking a suspect involved in an alleged shooting which occurred early Thursday morning.  Police say the shooting occurred in the 600 block of Eighth Street. When they arrived, they found a 21 year old male victim with a gunshot wound in his left hip. He had also been struck with a baseball bat. ... Read More »

Food Safety Rules Concern Small Farmers

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The new Food Safety Modernization Act became law early in 2011 and is now going through an implementation process that includes making new rules for food producers. Tim Huth owns a vegetable farm, and says the proposed new rules are really going to hurt small to mid-size operations such as his.   Huth is concerned that the new rules will ... Read More »

The City Of Yuma Parks Presents Award To Yuma Fine Arts Board Chair

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The City of Yuma Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission presented the 13th Annual Tribute of the Muse Award to Renee Smith, Board Chair of the local arts group Yuma Fine Arts Association at a ceremony held at the Historic Yuma Theatre Thursday evening. Smith was honored for her ongoing and dedicated service in restoring and rebuilding a private arts organization ... Read More »

Government Shutdown Over; Gosar Says Far From Over

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The government shutdown was termed over after the agreement between the Senate and the House was signed by President Barack Obama on Wednesday night. The extensions to keep the government open only go through January 2014 with the debt ceiling raised only through February 2014.   Arizona Representative Paul Gosar says this is far from over. Read More »

Gas Prices Lower In Arizona For Fourth Consecutive Week

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Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower for the fourth consecutive week. Officials with AAA Arizona say that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.27 a gallon.  That is more than a penny lower than last week.  This week's national average is at $3.35 per gallon, down by less than one-cent from the previous ... Read More »

Lawyers File Second Appeal To Stop Scheduled Execution


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Lawyers for Arizona death-row inmate Robert Glen Jones Junior have filed a second appeal with a federal court in an attempt to stop his scheduled execution next week.   Federal public defenders Thursday asked the Ninth United States Circuit Court of Appeals for an evidentiary hearing, arguing that prosecutors withheld evidence at Jones' 1998 trial. Jones' attorneys asked the Ninth ... Read More »

Rio De Cerveza Beer Fest To Be Held This Saturday

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The first ever Rio De Cerveza Beer Fest will be held on Saturday at Desert Sun Stadium. Ann Walker of the Yuma Visitors Bureau says several breweries in Arizona will participate.   The festival will open at 4pm for the general public and 3pm for those with VIP passes. The cost is $80 and general admission is $20. Read More »

Arizona Attorney General Found To Have Violated Campaign Finance Law

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An investigation by the Yavapai County Attorney has found there is enough evidence to show Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne violated campaign finance laws during his 2010 run for office. County Attorney Sheila Polk ordered Horne to return nearly $400,000 to donors and amend his campaign finance reports or she would also seek stiff civil penalties. Thursday's announcement marks the ... Read More »

Firefighter In Kidnapping Case Found Dead

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A Yuma Fire Department member who was arrested last month after kidnapping his eleven-month daughter has died. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old Jeff Green was found dead Wednesday morning of what appears to have been a self inflicted gunshot wound. We received a statement from the Yuma Fire Department. Public Information Officer Mike Efert said quote, “The Yuma ... Read More »

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