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

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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 »

Woman Found Dead In Vehicle Identified

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The Yuma Police Department has released the identity of the body found in a vehicle at Food City located on Eighth Avenue Tuesday night.  It is that of 39-year-old Yadhira Monjardin.  The case remains under investigation.  The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case to please call (928)-783-4421 or 78-Crime to remain anonymous. Read More »

Two Men Sought In Connection To Last Weekend’s Brawl

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying two men involved in a brawl this past weekend.  Police say an incident occurred Sunday evening in which several became involved in a fight.  Guns were reportedly brandished at a levee near Avenue-Four-and-a-half-E.  They say the first subject is identified as Matthew Jimenez, who also goes by the ... Read More »

Fisher Automotive Teams Up With AWC For El Toro Bowl

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Last week, Fisher Automotive announced a long-term relationship with Arizona Western College and the annual El Toro Bowl.  The game is slated for December 7th at Veteran’s Stadium on the AWC Campus.  Larry Linares of Fisher Automotive says they teamed up with AWC and the Caballeros de Yuma to help increase educational opportunities. The game will pit two top Division ... Read More »

Teachers Find Themselves Back Tracking After Summer Break

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Teachers are tired of backtracking after summer break.  A survey released this week of more than 500 teachers reveals it takes them weeks to reacquaint students with the previous year's skills after they have been out of school for the summer.   The survey from the National Summer Learning Association finds it takes two-thirds of teachers about three to four ... Read More »

Texaco Country Showdown Round 2 This Saturday

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The second round of the Texaco Country Showdown, presented by Yuma Pest, One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating and our sister station, Today’s Best Country 95.1 KTTI, will be held Saturday at the Mine Shaft Bar and Grill.  Last week’s first round qualifier was Victoria Moreno.  She now qualifies to take part in the finals on Friday, June 28th at ... Read More »

Arizona Legislature Expected To Pass Budget Along With Medicaid Expansion

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The Arizona Legislature is poised to pass a state budget and proposed Medicaid expansion that has divided the state's Republican leadership.  Lawmakers expect to hold a final vote on the budget in the GOP-led Senate and House this morning.  Yuma Senator Don Shooter voted against the bill.  He told KSWT-TV that to give 300,000 people medical insurance at this point ... Read More »

Woman’s Body Found In Parked Car

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The Yuma Police Department says a deceased person was found in a vehicle at Food City on West Eighth Street on Tuesday.  Police say they received a report of a suspicious subject in a car outside in the parking lot of the business.  Police say the body is a female, but are withholding identification pending notification of next of kin.  ... Read More »

Airport Director Announces Retirement

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The Yuma International Airport Director has announced his retirement.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that Craig Williams will step aside in January, 2014.  Williams enlisted as an airman basic in 1970 and remained with the military until his retirement in 1993.  Williams earned a bachleor’s degree in history in 1975 and a master’s degree in aeronautical science in 1985. Read More »

Police Search For Missing Yuma Teen

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The Yuma Police Department says they want to question a person in the recent disappearance of a young female.  Police say 19-year-old Emily Lynn Hieber has been missing for over four months.  She is described as a white female, standing 5’7”, 130 pounds with light brown hair and green eyes.  She may have darker short brown hair and likes to wear ... Read More »

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