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Yuma County Ranks Highest In Arizona For Food Insecurity


A recent report from the Yuma Sun over the weekend shows that Yuma County ranks the highest for food insecurity in Arizona – with more than 56,000 persons at risk for hunger – or just over 27 percent of the county’s population.  The data comes from the 2010 Census.  President and CEO of the Yuma Community Food Bank Mike Ivers ... Read More »

Mosquito Season Approaching


They represent one aspect of the summer monsoon you may prefer to do without.  The peak of mosquito season is quickly approaching in Arizona, and you can help keep yourself from becoming a victim by learning a little more about them. David Mizejewski, a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation, says the best protection is prevention.  That can come, in ... Read More »

Outbreak Of Hepatitis A Linked To Berries Sold At Costco


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix sold at Costco has grown to 87 people with illnesses in eight states. The CDC said Tuesday that illnesses have been reported in both Arizona and California.  Townsend Farms of Fairview, Oregon last week recalled its frozen Organic Antioxidant Blend, packaged ... Read More »

Brewer Names New Department Of Veterans’ Services Chief


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has named a former state lawmaker who also served in the U.S. Air Force as the new Department of Veterans' Services chief.  Brewer announced Tuesday that Janson Vogt would replace Joey Strickland after he was forced to step down as director in April. Strickland was reprimanded for hiring former state Representative Terri Proud after Governor Brewer ... Read More »

Canine Team Alerts Border Patrol Agents To Meth Smuggler


On Friday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehended a suspected narcotic smuggler and seized over $665,000 worth of illegal narcotics concealed within a sport utility vehicle.  Border Patrol agents encountered a 23-year-old female as she approached the Highway 86 checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City.  A Border Patrol Canine Detection team alerted to ... Read More »

Man Arrested After Attempting To Smuggle Nearly $1.7 Million Across Boarder


A Mexican man has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly $1.7-million in unreported cash out of southern Arizona.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections Sunday at the Dennis DeConcini Port in Nogales referred a truck driven by 56-year-old Cosme Barcelo-Quijada of Yuma for further inspection.  Authorities say more than $1.66-million in U.S. currency was seized ... Read More »

Yuma Police Search For Suspects In Sunday Night Stabbing


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged stabbing which has left one man in critical condition.  The incident occurred on Sunday night when witnesses told police there was a large amount of people fighting and related reports of gunshots in the area of Avenue-Four and-a-half-E and the levee road.  Alfonso Zavala of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says ... Read More »

Texaco Country Showdown 1st Round Qualifier Announced


Congratulations to our Texaco Country Showdown first round qualifier Victoria Moreno.  She performed in the first preliminary round Saturday night at the Mine Shaft Bar and Grill.  The second round of the Texaco Country Showdown, presented by One Hour Air Conditioning, Yuma Pest and our sister station, Today’s Best Country 95.1, KTTI will be held this Saturday starting at 6pm.  ... Read More »

More Arizona Kids Will Be Eating Free Meals This Summer


More low-income children in Arizona are getting the free summer meals that help their families stretch food dollars, although a new report from the Food Research and Action Center says many more could be served.   It says more than 462,000 children get free or reduced-price lunches in Arizona schools, but only about 60,000 receive the free summer meals.  One ... Read More »

Police Investigate After Tragic Death Of Arizona Father


Police are piecing together the death of a man who was shot by his four-year-old son.  Authorities say Friday's shooting in Prescott Valley of 34-year-old Justin Stanfield Thomas appears to be a tragic accident.  Prescott Valley Police Sergeant Brandon Bonney says that Thomas and his son had traveled from Phoenix to a friend's home in Prescott Valley for a surprise ... Read More »

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