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Yuma Finalist Announced In Texaco Country Showdown

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Victoria Moreno was named the Yuma finalist in the Texaco Country Showdown, presented by One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating, Yuma Pest and our sister station, Today’s Best County 95.1 KTTI.  Moreno was named on Friday night in a packed house at Cocopah Casino and Resort.  Others who performed included the band Downtime and Tanner Gomes.  Moreno will now participate ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors To Consider Budget Amendment At Today’s Meeting

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 8:45am.  Items on the agenda include adopting a budget amendment of over $4.3 million for the Yuma Private Industry Council.  The board will also enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement between Yuma County and the Arizona Department of Economic Security to provide services for eligible youth, adults and dislocated workers ... Read More »

Suspected Burglar Arrested

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one person was arrested late Thursday night after getting a tip on the suspect’s location.  Police say 20-year-old Alex Robles Junior, also known as “Smokie”, was arrested following a vehicle and foot pursuit along South Yavapai Lane.  The suspect, after fleeing from his car was found hiding in a yard and was arrested.  He ... Read More »

Arizona Wildfire Claims 19 Firefighters

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An Arizona fire chief says a wildfire that killed 19 members of his crew was moving fast and fueled by hot and dry conditions.  Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo said in a news conference that the department is grieving the loss of so many of its members.  The fire started with a lightning strike on Friday and spread to 2,000 ... Read More »

Warning Still In Effect As Heat Wave Continues

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High temperatures are bringing discomfort to much of the Southwest as many parts of the region are coming off record-breaking heat days and bracing for more sizzling temperatures.  Six half-marathon runners in Southern California were hospitalized Sunday for heat-related illnesses.   Saturday earlier, paramedics responding to a Nevada home without air conditioning found an elderly man dead.  Phoenix Fire Department ... Read More »

Energy Independence Growing Near For U.S.

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By some estimates, the United States is growing close to its energy “independence day,” where the nation no longer needs to import energy from foreign sources.   Oil and natural gas production are booming, along with new sources of renewable energy.  But an Arizona clean energy advocate warns that ignoring the impact of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels can cause ... Read More »

Charges Filed Against Arizona State Senator Don Shooter

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NewsTalk 560 KBLU has just learned from the Yuma Prosecutor's Office that Arizona State Senator Don Shooter has been charged in connection with a March 24th incident at his grandson's charter school. Shooter went to the school that morning, upset with the way his grandson was being handled at the school and wanted to speak with teachers at the Educational ... Read More »

Excessive Heat Warning This Weekend

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The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Yuma County beginning today through Sunday.  This weekend temperatures are expected to exceed 115 degrees.  The Yuma County Sheriffs’ Office and the Yuma County Office of Emergency Management are reminding everyone to take precautions and are offering some tips to avoid heat related issues:  Outdoor activities and strenuous activities ... Read More »

Pedestrian Hit While Crossing Downtown Street

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The Yuma Police Department says one person was seriously injured after he was hit by a vehicle while trying to cross a roadway.  Police say that 70-year-old William Michael Smith was walking in a marked crosswalk at the corner of Second Avenue and Giss Parkway on Tuesday afternoon, when he was struck by a vehicle driving west on Giss Parkway.  ... Read More »

Teenage Driver Collides With Trash Truck

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An accident in the 1100 block of South Avenue “B” shut down the roadway in both directions for several hours Thursday morning.  A preliminary investigation revealed a 16-year-old female driving northbound on Avenue “B” in a gold SUV, drifted to the left, entered the two-way left turn lane and collided with an Allied Waste trash truck.  The driver of the ... Read More »

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