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KidsCare Health Coverage Available To Many Lower-Income Arizona Families

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Thanks to a recent expansion of KidsCare health coverage, many thousands of Arizona children from lower-income families are now eligible to immediately join the program.   A KidsCare Summer Sign-Up drive kicks off today, targeting families who may not know their children are eligible. Matt Jewett of Children’s Action Alliance says funding from hospitals and federal matching dollars have made ... Read More »

Yarnell Fire At 8% Containment

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Fire officials say the Arizona wildfire that claimed the lives of 19 firefighters is 8% contained.  The new containment figure Tuesday evening marked the first clear sign of progress against the forest fire in the town of Yarnell being fought by nearly 600 firefighters.  It had been zero percent contained since Sunday when flames jumped amid shifting winds and created ... Read More »

Several Opportunities To See Fireworks Today And Tomorrow

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There are several fireworks shows around the area both today and Thursday.  Fireworks will begin tonight at 9:30pm at Paradise Casino.  The gates will open at 6:45pm.  Music will be simulcast with the show on Newstalk 560 KBLU.  Then Thursday, the city of San Luis will hold a fireworks display starting at 10:30pm at the Joe Orduno Park.  The city ... Read More »

Monday Morning Mobile Home Fire Ruled Arson

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a fire which destroyed a mobile home Monday morning was intentionally set.  Officials say the home, located on South May Avenue in the Atlasta Mobile Home Park is a total loss and the one resident was able to escape the home unharmed.  The Rural Metro Fire Department responded to the blaze.  Police say they ... Read More »

Police Investigate Attempted Homicide After Man Shot in Driveway

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one person sustained minor injuries in what appears to be an attempted homicide.   The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to the incident late Sunday night in the 2100 block of East Calle Alegre after receiving a report of a gunshot victim – a 23-year-old Hispanic male.  The victim was in the ... Read More »

Man Seriously Injured In Fiery Crash Identified

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The person who was seriously injured following a vehicle accident near Somerton last month has been identified.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old Manuel Molina-Fimbres of San Luis was a passenger in a Nissan 350-Z that was traveling on Avenue “G”, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crossed the center line, colliding with a steel power ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents Arrest 13, Seize Over 400 Pounds Of Marijuana

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested 13 drug smugglers and seized 413 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents over the weekend.  On Friday afternoon, agents began following footprints near Papago Well on Camino Del Diablo Road, located in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.  The footprints led them to six Mexican nationals and 137 pounds ... Read More »

AZ Department Of Insurance Informs Consumers, But Lacks Power To Deny Rate Hikes

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The Arizona Department of Insurance gets credit in a new report for helping to inform consumers and protect them from unreasonable health insurance rate hikes.  But the AZ PIRG Education Fund says the department needs more legal authority from the state Legislature to do the job right.   The department currently determines if health insurance rate increases are justified, based ... Read More »

100 Club Of Arizona Organizes Fund For Victims Of Yarnell Hill Fire

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The Yarnell Hill fire that claimed the lives of 19 Prescott firefighters Sunday, continues to rage and is zero percent contained.  About 500 firefighters are fighting the 8,400-acre fire.  Hundreds of homes are threatened.  Flags throughout Arizona have been ordered by Governor Jan Brewer to be flown at half-staff.  Yuma Fire Department Public Information Officer Mike Efert says a loss ... Read More »

El Centro Border Patrol Rescues Distressed Man And Arrests Gang Member

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents had a busy evening Friday that included the arrest of a dangerous gang member and a remote desert rescue during triple digit temperatures. The first incident occurred when dispatch received a call from the California Highway Patrol of an illegal alien who was lost in a remote desert area near Mount Signal and needed ... Read More »

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