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Senator McCain Pays A Visit To U.S. Troops In Afghanistan


American troops serving in Afghanistan got a special visit from a pair of U.S. Senators.  KSWT-TV reports Republican Senator John McCain from Arizona and Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina visited the troops Thursday, leading a re-enlistment ceremony for about six troops – including 21-year-old Yuma native Anthony Alcala.  McCain, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Thursday ... Read More »

Migratory Birds Struggle From Effects Of Climate Change


Birds are often considered highly adaptable, but a new report from the National Wildlife Federation claims that many species are struggling as the climate changes.  In Arizona, the effects are seen in the more than 500 species that migrate – including 150 species of hummingbirds.   NWF senior scientist Doctor Doug Inkley says people may assume that migratory birds have ... Read More »

Tucson On Path To Beak Record For Consecutive Days Of Triple Digit Heat


Tucson is close to breaking the record for the most consecutive days of triple digit heat.  The current record for the number of days on which the high temperature has reached 100 degrees or hotter stands at 39.  It was set back in 2005. Forecasts are calling for triple digits through next Wednesday, which would mark 40 straight days of ... Read More »

Flags To Remain At Half-Staff For 19 Days


State government buildings' flags will remain at half-staff until sunset of July 19th under an extension ordered by Governor Jan Brewer.  Brewer on Monday ordered that the flags be flown at half-staff through sunset Wednesday in honor of the 19 firefighters killed by the Yarnell wildfire. She says she is now extending her order so that the tribute lasts 19 days ... Read More »

Hit And Run Driver Sought After Four-Car Collision


The Yuma Police Department says they are seeking witnesses to an accident, which occurred Monday just after 5pm in the 1500 block of Fourth Avenue, in which four vehicles were involved.  One of the four cars left the scene.  The vehicle is described as a newer model silver four door Buick sedan and was last seen traveling southbound on Fourth ... Read More »

Border Patrol’s Search And Rescue Team Comes To The Aid Of Distressed immigrant


With temperatures reaching triple digits, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents rescued an undocumented Mexican national Tuesday who lost his way in the mountains while making an attempt to illegally enter the United States with temperatures reaching triple digits.  Border Patrol dispatch received a call from the California Highway Patrol regarding an illegal alien who was lost in a remote ... Read More »

Congressman Gosar Hosts Memorial In Prescott For Fallen Firefighters


United States Congressman Paul Gosar hosted a public memorial Monday in Prescott, honoring the 19 firefighters who lost their lives battling the Yarnell Fire.  More than 1,200 members of the community attended, with at least 200 listening outside the venue.   Representative Gosar thanked everyone who showed their support by attending the memorial service and added their presence demonstrated the ... Read More »

Sex Offender Has A New Address In Yuma


The Yuma Police Department says a convicted sex offender has relocated to a new address recently.  47-year-old Sanford Saulsberry is now living at 2100 West First Street in Yuma.  He is described as a black male, standing 5’7” tall with brown eyes and is bald.  In April 2009, he entered a plea agreement in Yuma County for failure to register ... Read More »

Police Ask For Help Identifying Shoplifting Suspects


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they are seeking two persons in connection with a shoplifting incident at the CVS Store on Fortuna Road in the Foothills.  Police say on Saturday an unknown male and female had walked out of the store without paying for three bottles of liquor.   A witness at the store overheard the male subject refer to the ... Read More »

Calexico City Council Approves Change In Mayor Rotation Schedule


The Calexico City Council Tuesday approved to change the mayor rotation schedule.    Our television partner KYMA-TV also reports that Mayor Maritza Hurtado has been rotated out of her position as mayor.  The newly assigned mayor is now former council member Bill Hodge.   The council also approved to make John Moreno the new Mayor Pro Tem. Read More »

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