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Furloughs Begin At Yuma Proving Ground

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The Yuma Proving Ground is starting to see the effect of Sequestration.  A three-percent across the board cut has been mandated for federal government agencies as they try to get the budget balanced.  Chuck Wullenjohn with the Yuma Proving Ground says it will mean a shorter workweek for some.  The extra day off in the week will last about three ... Read More »

Yuma Business Man Shot And Robbed In Costa Rica

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The Yuma Sun is reporting that a Yuma area businessman traveling in Costa Rica was recently shot and robbed during his visit there.  Gary Lee, owner and Commercial Broker of Princess Travel, was in Costa Rica on June 22nd, when burglars entered his vacation home and began beating him while he was sleeping.  He was able to get up to ... Read More »

College Scholarship Fund Created For Children Of Fallen Granite Mountain Hot Shots

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The Arizona Community Foundation has established the Yarnell Memorial Scholarship Endowment to endow scholarships for the children of the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and other fallen firefighters.  The goal is to build the fund to at least $1-million, which will continue to grow over the next 12-to-16 years, at which time the children will be of age ... Read More »

Police Investigate Drive-By Shooting On West Parkway Drive

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The Yuma Police Department says they are investigating what they consider a drive-by shooting, which occurred Sunday night.  Police say they responded to the 1300 block of West Parkway Drive after receiving reports from residents of hearing multiple gunshots striking a home, garage and a vehicle.  No one was injured.  Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact ... Read More »

Border Patrol Finds Abandoned Backpacks Containing Close To $100,000 In Marijuana

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector discovered 196-pounds of marijuana Saturday afternoon. Agents patrolling five miles east of Papago Well on the Camino Del Diablo road found seven abandoned burlap backpacks filled with nearly $100,000 worth of marijuana.  A search of the immediate area produced no additional contraband or subjects. Read More »

Trial Date Set For Man Accused Of Killing His Father

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A man charged in the death of his father is now headed to trial.  30-year-old Neil Green’s trial will begin in December after a year behind bars at the Imperial County Jail.  Our television partner KYMA-TV is reporting that Green is charged with the murder of his 62-year-old father Melvin Green. Green’s lawyers say they will hire a forensic expert. ... Read More »

Foreclosures Down, Home Prices Up In Phoenix Metro Area

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Foreclosures in the Phoenix metropolitan area housing market have returned to normal levels while the median price for single-family homes continues to increase.  That is according to a new report from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.  It says foreclosures triggered by the housing crisis on single-family homes and townhomes and condos in May were down ... Read More »

Family Friend Saves 2-Year-Old After Near Drowning

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A two-year-old toddler nearly drowned in a pool over the weekend.  The Yuma Fire Department says they were called to a home in the 4600 block of West 27th Place Friday night.  Two adults who were there told authorities they were distracted for a few minutes and discovered the boy underwater and unresponsive.  A family friend who knew CPR began ... Read More »

Woman In Critical Condition After Accident Involving Border Patrol Boat

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A group of seven people boating out near the Clear Lake inlet on the Colorado River were injured Friday evening. The accident involved a U.S. Border Patrol's vessel.    An eyewitness – Pete Andrassy – saw the accident happen in front of him.  He told our television partner KYMA-TV that he was riding his jet ski down the river when ... Read More »

New College Payment Plan Offers Alternative To Excessive Student Debt

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Tuition and fees at Arizona's public universities have risen as much as 96-percent since 2007.  Today, a new idea for funding college without student loans is gaining national attention.   "Pay It Forward, Pay It Back" works much like Social Security – in reverse.  People go to school tuition-free, then pay a fraction of their income into a fund for ... Read More »

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