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Fox News Sued Over Broadcasting Suicide Of Phoenix Man

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A woman has sued Fox News Network for airing live footage last fall of a suspect in a police chase committing suicide in the Arizona desert and not using a time delay that would have prevented the death from being broadcast on national television. The lawsuit alleges the children of suspect JoDon Romero have suffered emotional distress from having seen ... Read More »

Police Seize $828,000 In Cash From Arizona Man’s Pick Up

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A 78-year-old Arizona man is being held in northeast Kansas after police reported finding $828,000 in cash in his pickup truck.  Junction City Police Chief Tim Brown says a K-9 unit stopped the truck for a traffic violation.  Brown says a search turned up some boxes containing the cash in the bed of the pickup.   Police seized the money ... Read More »

Farm Bill Amendment Could Impact Farm Animal Welfare In Arizona

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Lawmakers are putting many "eggs" in the Farm Bill "basket" in Washington, and one amendment could impact the welfare of farm animals in Arizona.   Under the amendment proposed by Iowa Republican Representative Steve King, only the federal government could make laws establishing animal welfare practices for the agriculture industry.   In Arizona, that would prevent enforcement of the 2006 ... Read More »

Final Chance For Public Comment On 2014 Budget At Tonight’s Council Meeting

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The Yuma City Council is meeting tonight at 5:30pm at the Yuma City Hall.  Items on the agenda include a briefing from the Yuma Police Department about their recent activity.  The final proposed 2014 budget will be considered.  This will be the final chance for the public to make comments about the budget before it is approved.  And the council ... Read More »

Y-CAT To Offer Free Bus Rides Tomorrow

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Yuma County Area Transit will offer free bus rides on Thursday.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that the rides will be offered in order to give persons an opportunity to try out the newly restructured Y-CAT bus service.  The free rides will cover Yuma, San Luis, Somerton, the Foothills, Wellton, Gasden, the Cocopah Reservation, the Fort Yuma Reservation, Winterhaven and ... Read More »

Meeting To Discus Water Resources Scheduled For Sierra Vista

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Four Members of the Arizona House of Representatives will be visiting Sierra Vista to discuss statewide water issues - a meeting similar to the one held in Yuma on May 31st. The delegation, appointed by Republican Speaker of the House Andy Tobin is comprised of State Representatives Republican Brenda Barton, Republican Darin Mitchell, Republican Frank Pratt and Democrat Lisa Otondo.  In ... Read More »

Search For Missing Yuma Teen Continues After Questioning Person Of Interest

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The Yuma Police Department says they have questioned one person of interest in the case of a person missing for several months.  Police say 19-year-old Emily Lynn Hieber has not been seen since her disappearance in February.  Police were seeking Anita Smith.  They questioned Smith and have no further interest in speaking with her.  Police say the 19-year-old Hieber is ... Read More »

Man Arrested On Drug Charges After Trying To Evade Police On A Bicycle

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says an arrest was made Monday after the suspect tried to get away from officers on a bicycle.  Police say Joe A. Casanova was seen jumping a fence in the area of the 1000 block of West Third Street and was contacted by the Deputy due to his behavior.  He then was observed throwing an ... Read More »

Search Warrant Leads To Arrest Of Suspected Drug Dealers

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Multiple citizen complaints reporting activity consistent with narcotics activity led to a narcotics investigation at a residence at 147 North 15th Avenue in Yuma Monday morning.  A search warrant being served at the residence turned up over 86-grams of high quality marijuana, valued at $1,700 along with drug related items.  20-year-old Carlos Velez was arrested along with Stephanie Templin.  Both ... Read More »

$2 Million Budgeted To Help Salton Sea

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The Imperial Irrigation District along with other agencies is thrilled that $2 million has been budgeted to help the Salton Sea.  Now California Governor Jerry Brown must approve the budget.  The Salton Sea has been in trouble for decades and leaders are saying time is running out. This money for the feasibility funding is badly needed.  Our television partner KYMA-TV ... Read More »

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