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Car Accident Near Holtville A Result Of Tire Blowout


The California Highway Patrol says an elderly couple was injured in an accident on Interstate-Eight near Holtville Wednesday afternoon. The couple were in a truck heading west on the Interstate, when a tire blew out on the vehicle. The driver lost control and the vehicle traveled across the median, stopping on the east shoulder. The couple was transported to El ... Read More »

Prescription Drug Disposal Program


Prescription drug abuse is currently being reported by law enforcement agencies across the country as their greatest threat. In addition, unsafe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications is costly to the environment. In response to the growing demand for a safe and convenient way to dispose of household prescription medications, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has installed a drop-box at ... Read More »

Secretary Of Education Visits Yuma


United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made his way through the Desert Southwest Thursday on his “Strong Start, Bright Future" annual bus tour. Duncan visited the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma to discuss the improvement of education for military families. Duncan met face to face with Yumans to improve education for military-connected students. Duncan says he will take what ... Read More »

Court Denies Appeal For Death Row Inmate


An Arizona death row inmate has lost an appeal that argued that he did not have effective legal representation during his sentencing in a Maricopa County murder case in which a man was set on fire. The Ninth U.S. Circuit of Appeals ruled that the lawyer representing Eldon Schurz did present the trial court with evidence that might support sentencing ... Read More »

Tim Huffman To Be Honored During Football Game


The Arizona Highway Patrol Association and Arizona State University will remember fallen hero Department of Public Safety Officer Tim Huffman during the school’s football game Saturday. Law enforcement will celebrate the life of the 14 year veteran that was killed in the line of duty after a traffic collision near Wellton on May 6th. During the game, public safety personnel ... Read More »

Gas Prices Rise Slightly At The Pump


For the first time in seven weeks, gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are up slightly. Officials with AAA Arizona says the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.39 a gallon. That is an increase of less than a penny from last week. This week's national average is at $3.55 per gallon, down by almost four-cents ... Read More »

Depression Awareness


Awareness and education is the focus of National Suicide Prevention Week in Arizona and across the United States. Lisa Brattain with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says recognizing and treating depression are major steps toward preventing suicides. The latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show suicide rates have been on an upward trend since 1999. ... Read More »

Supreme Court To Rule On Nominating Process For Appeals Court Judges


The Arizona Supreme Court is expected to rule today on a suit challenging a new state law changing the nominating process for appeals court judges. The lawsuit alleges the law is unconstitutional because it effectively changes part of the Arizona Constitution without voter approval. It was filed on behalf of members of a state judicial nominating commission. Attorneys for the ... Read More »

Airport Hangar Dedication


A $9 million hangar was dedicated to the memory of the nation’s first World War Two Flying Ace Joe Foss on Wednesday. The dedication fell on what has been called Patriot’s Day since the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Dylan Dalzotto with the Joe Foss Institute says it is fitting to honor Foss. The Yuma International Airport's Defense Contractor Complex is ... Read More »

New Construction In Keystone Industrial Park


Imperial County Supervisors held a public hearing this week to consider several resolutions that would allow a project at the Keystone Industrial Park to move forward. Construction is to take place on 110 acres in the Keystone Industrial Park, between Highway 86 and Highway 111. Officials with the project said up to 800 people will work on the construction project ... Read More »

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