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City Council Discusses Selling Unused land And Hears Concerns about Feral Cats

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The Yuma City Council on Wednesday night discussed options regarding some property they own near the State prison.  There are some 640 acres they have that was purchased well over 30-years ago.  The original intent was to use it for secondary landfill space, but has never been used.  Now the city wants to sell off about 80 acres of that ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Drug Smugglers With Help Of Night-Vision

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested two smugglers Tuesday with the help of night-vision equipment.  The smugglers were carrying a total of 146 pounds of marijuana valued at an estimated $73,000.  An agent using night-vision equipment spotted two men walking through the open desert west of Gila Bend.  Other agents were guided to the area and ... Read More »

Driver Charged With Death Of DPS Officer Back In Court

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The driver in the fatal accident of a Department of Public Safety officer was in court again Wednesday.  Our television partner KYMA-TV says 33-year-old Jorge Espinoza, was in court where the defense identified a request for many items that have not yet been disclosed about the case.  Espinoza was the driver of a tanker truck that hit and killed Department ... Read More »

Ehasz Appointed To AWC District Governing Board

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La Paz County School Superintendent, Janice Shelton, has appointed JoAnne Ehasz to complete the term of Randy Hartless on the Arizona Western College District Governing Board.  Ehasz brings a variety of experiences to the post of representing La Paz County District One on the board, including work in economic development and her time as Director of Medical Staff at La ... Read More »

Warrant Issued For Suspect In 2011 Jewelry Store Burglary

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A Felony warrant has been issued in a case involving a business burglary that dates back to November 2011.  The Yuma Police Department says they are looking for 32-year-old Derek Terel Bradford.  Police believe he was involved in the burglary of the Sand and Stone Jewelry store.  He is described as a black male, standing six-feet tall, weighing 150 pounds ... Read More »

Sex Offender Has A New Address In Yuma

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a convicted sex offender has recently relocated.  49-year-old George Oranday is now living at 7826 South Alicia Avenue in Yuma.  He is described as standing 5’4” tall, 180-pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  In April, 2011, he pled guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor – a 15-year-old female.  He ... Read More »

Farm Workers Gather In DC To Demand Protections From Pesticides

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Farm workers from around the country – including Arizona and California – have been in Washington D.C. this week to urge Congress to pass stronger legislation to reduce what one government estimate says are ten to twenty thousand acute pesticide poisonings yearly in the agricultural industry. The workers say pesticides drift over them while being applied in adjacent fields or ... Read More »

Border Patrol Helps Rescue Rafter Lost On Colorado River

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United States Border Patrol agents from Yuma Station’s Boat Unit assisted the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office in rescuing a man Monday afternoon lost on the Colorado River.  Agents were asked to assist in locating a 63-year-old man who had gone missing while rafting during a family activity.  The Sheriff’s Office received a call from the man’s wife stating he had ... Read More »

Matadors Seek Student To Fill Mascot Shoes

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Arizona Western College is seeking a student to help with being the mascot during AWC games and events.  Students interested in becoming one of two mascots need to be at least 5’10” tall and must be enrolled in at least one cheer class.  To be eligible for a $500 scholarship, the student will also need nine cheer credits.  AWC is ... Read More »

City Council Expected To Approve Large Purchase Of Info Technology Products And Services

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The Yuma City Council will meet tonight at 5:30pm at the Yuma City Hall.  The council is expected to authorize the purchase of Information Technology Products and Services utilizing one of eight different cooperative purchase agreements made with government and educational agencies at an estimated amount of over $12-million.  Also, it appears the city will finally reach an agreement with ... Read More »

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