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Golf Tournament To Benefit Families Of Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew

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A Hot Shot Golf Tournament to benefit the victims and families of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives trying to save others last month will be held in August.  The tournament will be played at several golf courses throughout Yuma County.  Event Coordinator Tony Silva says this benefit for the Hot Shot team is being put together with the ... Read More »

Border Patrol Discovers 285 Pounds Of Marijuana After Rescuing Men From River

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Station’s Boat Unit rescued three men Thursday on the Colorado River.  Agents following footprints near the Colorado River and County Eighth Street observed five individuals attempting to swim west toward Mexico from the Arizona side of the river.  The boat unit was dispatched to the area where crewmembers observed two of the ... Read More »

Gosar Emphasizes His Resolution Of No Confidence In Holder

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United States Congressman Paul Gosar spoke on the House floor for the second time in two days Thursday to shed light on Attorney General Eric Holder’s failure to seek justice. The speech was the second in a series of speeches listing the violations of the law and other transgressions made by the Attorney General.  Earlier this year, Congressman Gosar re-introduced ... Read More »

Colorado River Day Celebrated, With A Focus On Conservation

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Five southwestern cities are celebrating this year’s Colorado River Day, marking the 92nd anniversary of renaming the Grand River as the Colorado River.  Events emphasize the benefits of the river system and the current and growing imbalance between supply and demand due to drought and overuse. At Thursday’s Phoenix observance, Mayor Greg Stanton noted that the Colorado provides half the ... Read More »

S.O.S. Campaign Aims To Collect 20,000 Pounds Of Food For Community Food Bank

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The Yuma Community Food Bank needs your help.  The food bank’s shelves are emptier than usual.  The bank ran out of meat, bread and diapers earlier last week.  However, the donations have been coming in as Food Bank President Mike Ivers tells us. The S.O.S campaign, known as Stock Our Shelves, is looking to gain 20,000 pounds of food by ... Read More »

Senators Take A Look At Fighting Fires With Drones

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Senators for Colorado and Arizona want to see if unmanned aircraft can help fight wildfires. The Federal Aviation Administration has been working to establish six test sites where small, low-flying drones could have access to national airspace.  This week Senators Michael Bennet of Colorado and Jeff Flake of Arizona introduced an amendment to create two more sites for drones that ... Read More »

Gas Prices Up In Arizona

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Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are higher again this week.  Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.57 a gallon.  That is up by almost three-cents from last week.  This week's national average is at $3.65 per gallon, down by a penny from last week.  Analysts say crude ... Read More »

Amerischool Parents Concerned Over Suspicious Letter Sent To Principal

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Parents are upset after a suspicious letter was sent to an area school facilitator.  Principal William Wachunas at AmeriSchools Academy's north campus received the letter in March.  Now, parents are asking for his resignation.  Wachunas spoke with our television partner KYMA-TV, giving them a tour of the school and safety measures that are in place.  Wachunas is urging parents to ... Read More »

Fugitive Burglar Apprehended In Phoenix

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A burglary suspect who has been on the run for nearly two years is now behind bars.  The Yuma Police Department says 32-year-old Derek Terel Bradford was arrested by Phoenix Police last week on a warrant in their city.   After the charges in Phoenix are cleared, then he will be returned to Yuma to face charges in connection with ... Read More »

Brawley Man Arrested On Child Porn And Molestation Charges

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The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office says one person was arrested in connection with crimes against a minor.  40-year-old Jesus Manuel Padilla of Brawley was charged following his arrest in San Diego Monday.  He is facing charges of lewd acts with a minor under the age of 14, forcible rape on a minor under the age of 14 and possession and ... Read More »

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