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Bypass Route To U.S. Highway 89 Opened


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A bypass route to U.S. Highway 89 in northern Arizona is now open day and night. The Arizona Department of Transportation paved Navajo Route 20 between The Gap and Page after a portion of US-89 south of Page buckled earlier this year.   With fencing complete to prevent livestock from crossing the road, it now is open to non-residential traffic ... Read More »

Police And Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Holding Halloween Festivities

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The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, in cooperation with the Yuma Police Department, is pleased to announce the “Scary & Safe Trick or Treat” at the Yuma Territorial Prison on Halloween night from 5:30pm to 8pm. McGruff the Crime Prevention Dog, Sparky the Fire Prevention Dog and other local mascots will interact with you while you wait in line.   ... Read More »

AWC Dedicating Building To Engineering Students

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Arizona Western College dedicated a building specifically to engineering students Tuesday in partnership with the University of Arizona. Department head Larry Head at the University of Arizona, says the emphasis on engineering at AWC has been a positive change so far. Not only is the dedication of the building to engineering technology great news for students, but Yuma Proving Ground ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meeting Tonight

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The Yuma City Council has a light agenda tonight for their regular meeting.   Yuma Mayor Alan Kreiger says some liquor licenses highlight the agenda.   The meeting starts at 5:30pm and will be held at the Yuma City Hall in downtown Yuma. Read More »

Maricopa And Pinal County Announce Wood Burning Ban

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Residents in Maricopa and parts of Pinal County get upset when air quality officials announce a “No Burn Day.” It means no crackling logs in the fireplace on Christmas and New Years Eve. But a doctors' group in neighboring Utah is pushing for a complete ban on wood burning in urban areas, saying wood smoke is more toxic than cigarette ... Read More »

Man Charged in Arias Trial Threats Set For Court Appearance


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A New York man indicted in Arizona on charges that he made Twitter death threats against two national television commentators over their coverage of Jodi Arias is set for a court appearance. David Lee Simpson, of Bath, New York faces five felony counts related to Twitter threats against Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell. They are hosts on Turner Broadcasting's Headline ... Read More »

Jan Brewer To Decide On Keeping Grand Canyon Open During Shutdown

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer must decide today whether to send more money to keep the Grand Canyon National Park open. The agreement Brewer struck last week with the National Park Service to pay to keep the park open expires Friday night. The deal requires Brewer to give the park two days' notice if she wants it to remain open.   ... Read More »

Man Facing Several Charges After Kidnapping Daughter

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A man who allegedly kidnapped his eleven month old daughter and went over the border to Mexico appeared in court on Monday. 23 year old Raul Tejeda is charged with one count of kidnapping per domestic violence, three counts of aggravated assault, one count of endangerment and one count of prohibiting the use of a telephone in an emergency. Investigators ... Read More »

Government Shutdown Raises Risk For Worker Safety


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With many safety protections suspended due to the government shutdown, observers say there is an increasing risk for workers, and the public. At least half of the staff members at federal safety agencies are furloughed, and many operations that normally keep workers safe on the job have stopped. Former EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman has been a leader in efforts ... Read More »

Freedom Library Welcomes Doctor Lee Hieb

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The Freedom Library is welcoming Doctor Lee Hieb to Yuma later this week. She will speak on the subject “Government Medicine is Hazardous to Your Health.” Howard Blitz of The Freedom Library says this will inform persons about government medicine.   Again, the session will be held on Friday starting at 7pm at Booth Machinery, 6565 East 30th Street. Read More »

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