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Global Warming, A Matter Of National Security

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Global warming is turning up the heat on national security, according to the Pentagon.  Factors that military strategists now have to consider include global food and water scarcity. These can lead to populations migrating, with all the potential conflicts that could create.   Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment, says preparing for climate ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Approve Employee Pay Raises

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors voted to give raises to employees during their meeting on Monday.  The raises will be based on job performance and length of service.  Employees can see a pay raise increase as large as 5.06 percent, if they have been an employee for five years or longer.  The raises come as the 2014 budget was ... Read More »

Jaws Of Life Used To Free Passenger After Rollover Accident In San Luis

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San Luis Police Officers responded to an accident Friday morning a mile north of Tenth Avenue near Juan Sanchez Boulevard.  When officers arrived they found a 2001 Chevrolet pick-up upside down and one of the passengers trapped inside.  The driver and three other occupants were outside the truck – one of those lying on the ground and unable to move.  ... Read More »

San Luis Man In Serious Condition After Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

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A San Luis man was seriously injured following what appears to be a self-inflicted shooting.  The San Luis Police Department says a 25-year-old man was last reported in serious condition at Yuma Regional Medical Center following the Thursday night incident, which took place in the 1100 block of California Street.  Officers located and secured a .22-caliber firearm behind the residence. Read More »

Phoenix-Based Gang Member On U.S. Marshal’s Most Wanted List

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The U.S. Marshals Service has announced the addition of a suspected attempted murderer and violent Phoenix-based gang member to their 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. 26-year-old Cameron Leezell Taylor is wanted by the Phoenix Police Department on four counts of attempted murder, four counts of aggravated assault, endangerment, assisting a criminal street gang and a drive-by shooting.  He is also ... Read More »

Sex Offenders Re-Locate In Yuma

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of three sex offenders who have relocated in Yuma County recently.  44-year-old John Schenck is now living at 2526 West Fourth Place, Unit Number Six in Yuma.  He is described as a white male, 5’3” tall, weighing 250-pounds with brown hair and eyes.  He is a level three sex offender.  31-year-old ... Read More »

Yuma Man Arrested After Firing Shotgun And Allegedly Threatening Neighbors

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A Yuma man is behind bars after deputies arrested him for firing shots in his neighborhood and threatening neighbors while holding a shotgun Saturday night.  Neighbors say they heard two rounds fired in the area of the 2500 block of East 15th Place.  Yuma County Sheriff's deputies identified 19-year-old Marvin Iniguez of Yuma as the suspect. Deputies says they obtained ... Read More »

Recent Poll Shows Majority Of Arizonans Support Latest Immigration Reform Bill

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Sixty-five percent of Arizonans polled said they support the immigration reform package drafted by the so-called “Gang of Eight” in the US Senate, which includes Arizona senators John McCain and Jeff Flake.   The bill contains border security measures, and sets a long list of requirements over more than a decade for immigrants now living in the country without documents to ... Read More »

Governor Brewer Celebrates Approval Of Medicaid Expansion

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is celebrating her victory in a bruising fight over her Medicaid expansion plan by holding a signing ceremony for the law authorizing the program.  The Republican governor is gathering some of the lawmakers from both parties who voted for the law to the ceremony this morning.  The expansion is a signature part of President Barack Obama's ... Read More »

Downtime Wins Texaco Country Showdown Round 2

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The group Downtime is our second 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 the first round qualifier from last week, Victoria Moreno.  Four acts performed on Saturday night.  The final round of qualifying takes place this Saturday ... Read More »

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