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Elderly Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Street Friday Night

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Yuma Police say one person is dead following a traffic accident on Friday night.  Police say the accident occurred at Eighth Street and 12th Avenue when a 30-year-old female driver was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina East Bound on Eighth Street. She was approaching 12th Avenue, when an 80-year-old female pedestrian was crossing the roadway south bound.  The pedestrian was ... Read More »

Yuma Man Wanted For Questioning In Connection To Domestic Violence And Assault

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The Yuma Police Department is seeking a person for questioning in relation to several domestic violence cases and aggravated assault.  Police say they are seeking 37-year-old Christopher Martin Young.  He is described as an African American, standing 5’10”, weighing 185-pounds with brown hair and eyes.  Police note Young should be considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Drug Smugglers Traveling Through Skull Canyon

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested five drug smugglers and seized 304 pounds of marijuana late last week.  The drugs have an estimated street value of $152,000.  Wednesday, agents apprehended three Mexican nationals smuggling marijuana through Skull Canyon, southwest of Gila Bend.  The men were carrying 239-pounds of the drug.  Thursday, agents arrested two more men ... Read More »

One Man Dead, Another Seriously Injured In Fiery Crash

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One man died after a vehicle he was riding in crashed into a utility pole and burst into flames.  It happened Friday night near County 14th and Avenue “G”.  Our television partner KYMA-TV says the Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department responded to a call about a vehicle crash into a utility pole. When responders arrived they saw a black Nissan 350Z fully ... Read More »

Two Yuma Area Sex Offenders Have New Addresses

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Two sex offenders have recently changed residences.  The Yuma Police Department says 32-year-old Antonio Aguilar of Yuma now shows an address of 1426 East 22nd Place.  He is described as a Hispanic Male, standing 5’9” and weighing 195-pounds with brown hair and eyes.  In July, 2000, he was sentenced to 120-days in jail after he entered a plea agreement after forcing ... Read More »

Arizona Drops In Latest Ranking Of Children’s Well-Being

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Arizona has slipped again in the latest Kids Count Data Book rankings of children’s well-being, from 46th in the nation to 47th.   Children’s Action Alliance president, Dana Naimark, is most concerned about Arizona’s percentage of children not enrolled in pre-school, 67-percent, putting the state next to last for the second straight year. Overall, the Kids Count rankings put out ... Read More »

Agent To Be Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Drug Smuggling Charges

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted smuggling marijuana while on duty along the Arizona-Mexico border is scheduled to be sentenced today.  The possible punishment for 25-year-old Agent Aaron Anaya ranges from a mandatory five-year minimum sentence up to life in prison for his guilty plea to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.  Authorities say investigators ... Read More »

Push For School Safety Loses Momentum

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A legislative push to protect Arizona students after last year's elementary school shooting rampage failed to gain momentum as fights over health care and the state budget overshadowed everything else in the recently adjourned session. Lawmakers advanced proposals to safeguard children and identify potentially dangerous students weeks after the legislative session opened in January.  At the time, the nation was ... Read More »

3rd Round Qualifier Announced For Texaco Country Showdown

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Tanner Gomes is our third and final round qualifier in the Texaco Country Showdown, brought to you by Yuma Pest, One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating and our sister station, Today’s Best Country 95.1 KTTI.   They join first round qualifier Victoria Moreno and second round qualifier Downtime.  Seven acts performed on Saturday night.   All three acts will compete ... Read More »

Police Deem Suspicious Package Found At Yuma Motel Non-Threatening

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Members of the Yuma Police Department and the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Knight’s Inn in the 2700 Block of South Fourth Avenue on Thursday.  Police say they found what they described as a suspicious package in one of the motel rooms while they were conducting another investigation.  After several hours, police determined the package was not ... Read More »

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