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Board Of Supervisors To Look At 2014 Budget


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 9am at the Yuma County offices in downtown Yuma.  The board will take on their first consideration of the 2014 fiscal year budget.  A public hearing will be held just prior to their consideration.  They will also consider Recommending State approval of a bingo license application submitted by the ... Read More »

Man Arrested At Border Allegedly Admits To Being Cartel Hit Man


A man allegedly involved in over 30 murders was arrested by Border Patrol agents at the San Luis crossing.  Last month, 50-year-old Jose Manuel Martinez was trying to cross the border, when a routine background check revealed a warrant for his arrest in connection with a murder of an Alabama business owner. Martinez has confessed to the murder and also told ... Read More »

Border Patrol Seizes Over 450 Pounds Of Marijuana


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector seized a combined 456 pounds of marijuana and a drug smuggler in two separate incidents.  Total value of the drugs is estimated at $228,000.  Yuma Station agents patrolling near County Ninth Street and the Colorado River spotted two men hiding near the vehicle barrier on the United States side of the ... Read More »

Off Duty Paramedic Saves Child At Gateway Park


The Yuma Fire Department says a young child nearly drowned over the weekend at Gateway Park.  Officials say when they arrived near the Ocean-to-Ocean Bridge Sunday, a 5-year-old male child was alert and had regained consciousness.  The child was unresponsive and face down in the water when paramedics were called.  Christy Rivera, an off duty Rural Metro Paramedic, was in ... Read More »

Animal Cruelty Whistle-Blowers Could Face “Ag-Gag” Legislation


Animal cruelty whistle-blowers have shot undercover video exposing illegal or unethical abuse inside factory farms and slaughterhouses across the country.   The meat industry is fighting back with bills introduced in many states that would criminalize the actions of the whistle-blowers.  So far no "ag-gag" legislation has been introduced in Arizona. Food safety problems have also been exposed in addition ... Read More »

Texaco Country Showdown Second Preliminary Round This Saturday


The second round of the preliminaries for the Texaco Country Showdown – sponsored by Yuma Pest, One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating and our sister station, Today’s Best Country 95.1 KTTI will be held Saturday night at the Mine Shaft Bar and Grill, located on South Fourth Avenue in Yuma.  The winner of the second preliminary round will join our ... Read More »

Brewer’s Budget Passes Along With Medicaid Expansion


Arizona lawmakers have ended their six-month legislative session after passing an $8.8 billion budget and divisive Medicaid expansion in a huge political victory for Republican Governor Jan Brewer.  The vote came after a marathon week that saw Brewer call a surprise special session late Tuesday that forced lawmakers to focus on the budget. The House worked overnight to pass Brewer's ... Read More »

Arias’ Attorneys Seek To Delay Penalty Phase Until Next Year


Jodi Arias' attorneys have asked a judge to delay until next year a second penalty phase to allow the convicted murderer time to gather witnesses.  In a motion filed this week, her attorneys are seeking a new trial date for January, 2014. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of boyfriend Travis Alexander.  The same panel failed to ... Read More »

YCIPTA Cancels Bus Contract


The Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority is cancelling their contract one year early with the company that operates the Yuma County Area Transportation buses in Yuma.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that the YCIPTA board authorized to begin termination of the contract with First Transit of Cincinnati, Ohio.  The termination is due to financial losses from First Transit that ... Read More »

Border Patrol Uses Night Vision To Track Down And Arrest Three Drug Smugglers


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested three drug smugglers and seized 301-pounds of marijuana Monday, with an estimated street value of over $150,000.  Agents using night-vision equipment tracked three individuals walking through the desert south of the Painted Rock exit off Interstate-Eight.  The men, all Mexican nationals, and the drugs were turned over to the Maricopa ... Read More »

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