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Former Arizona Congresswoman Attends Gun Show

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Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has made her first visit to a gun show since surviving a 2011 assassination attempt. Giffords and her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, toured the Saratoga Springs Arms Fair on Sunday with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.   Giffords was there to highlight a voluntary agreement that closely monitors gun show sales in New York. ... Read More »

Arizona Medical Board Fires Executive Director


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The Arizona Medical Board has ousted its longtime executive director after a report accused her of violating state laws and rules. Lisa Wynn's termination came during a Saturday meeting and after the board chairman called on Wynn to resign. Wynn's attorney Tim Nelson says the report did not prove the public was at risk. He adds Wynn was acting in ... Read More »

Prosecuters Ask Court To Keep Dead Inmates Criminal Records Intact

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An Arizona inmate who died without having his appeals resolved has become the subject of a case before the state Supreme Court.   Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Joseph Welty dismissed the indictment against Richard Glassel after his death in January from apparent natural causes.   The Arizona Capitol Times reports that county prosecutors have asked the Arizona Supreme Court ... Read More »

Two Rare Cactuses Now Listed On The Endangered Species List

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Two rare Arizona cactuses have been added to the federal list of endangered species. The designation by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service came ahead of the partial shutdown of the federal government. A settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity required the agency to speed protection decisions for 757 species across the country. The Acuna cactus is found ... Read More »

San Luis Completes Lighting Project

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The City of San Luis is proud to announce the completion of a street lighting project as it enhances the quality of life and safety of area residents. The Eighth Avenue Project involved the installation service wire between pole locations and the setting of eleven light poles. Community leaders thanked the San Luis City Council during their regularly scheduled meeting ... Read More »

Man Accused Of Kidnapping His 11 Month Old Daughter Faces Charges


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A man accused of kidnapping his eleven-month-old daughter is facing several charges. 23-year-old Raul Tejeda appeared in Yuma County Justice Court on Thursday facing 13 counts – including kidnapping, aggravated assault per domestic violence and endangerment per domestic violence charges. Tejeda allegedly took the girl from her home on Eighth Street in Yuma Wednesday morning after a dispute with the ... Read More »

Gang Member Charged With Multiple Crimes

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A known violent gang member and former fugitive was formally charged Thursday afternoon in a Yuma Justice courtroom. 26 year old Jesus Ibarra is charged with two counts of attempted murder and three counts of aggravated assault toward a police officer. He has 12 charges altogether. Ibarra was involved in a shooting last week at Knights Inn and Suites. He ... Read More »

Mental Illness Awareness Week Is This Week


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Creating more awareness about the services available for people suffering with mental illness is the focus of Mental Illness Awareness Week, which is this week. The National Alliance on Mental Illness says one in four Americans lives with some form of mental illness. Bob Carolla of NAMI says a big challenge of getting treatment is overcoming the cultural stigma attached ... Read More »

Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Stabbing Deaths


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An Arizona man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the stabbing deaths of a teenager and her grandmother on the Fort Apache Indian reservation. Martyn Wallen pleaded guilty in July to two counts of second-degree murder. He was sentenced late last month to 20 years on one charge and 30 years on the other. A federal judge ... Read More »

Gas Prices Drop For Third Consecutive Week

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Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower for the third consecutive week. Officials with Triple-A Arizona says the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.28 a gallon. That is more than three-cents lower than last week. This week's national average is at $3.35 per gallon, down by nearly three-cents from the previous week. AAA analysts ... Read More »

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