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Law Enforcement Out In Full Force For Holiday Weekend

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Both the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the California Highway Patrol will be out in force this holiday weekend.  The CHP will be out in full force this weekend in an effort to reduce roadway deaths and prevent injuries. The Memorial Day Maximum Enforcement Period begins tonight at 6 p.m. and continues through Monday night.  All available officers throughout ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Deported Sex Offender

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A Mexican national previously convicted of an aggravated felony was arrested by United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector early Tuesday.  After agents apprehended three men in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge near Lukeville, a records check revealed one of the men - Jose Gomez-Dominguez – is an aggravated felon with an extensive criminal history involving possession of ... Read More »

Island Lake Fire Closes State Recreation Area Over Busy Memorial Day Weekend

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The Island Lake Fire, which has burned for the past several days, has forced the closure of several recreation areas around the Colorado River in both California and Arizona – just in time for the Memorial Day weekend.  So far, officials say the fire has burned 3,200 acres and has destroyed five structures and a fence.  Fire information officer Lori ... Read More »

Immigration Bill A Good First Step According To Advocates

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Arizona immigrant advocates are calling the comprehensive immigration bill adopted by a United States Senate committee Tuesday night “a good first step.”  But the 22-member coalition says there is a lot more work to be done to convince Senators and Representatives to support the measure.   Abril Gallardo of Living United for Change in Arizona says current immigration laws are tearing ... Read More »

Congressman Gosar Questions Former IRS Commissioner

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United States Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona questioned former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman at Wednesday’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.  Representative Gosar's line of questioning demonstrated a continued pattern of IRS leaks and a long history of inaction by the former IRS Commissioner to investigate.  Gosar asked Shulman how some information may have leaked out. IRS Director of Exempt ... Read More »

Deputies Take To The Water To Ensure Safe Boating This Summer

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The summer season is upon us and with it comes an increase in activity on our waterways.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, along with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, will be increasing patrols on the lakes and waterways throughout the summer months.  During the upcoming Memorial holiday weekend, deputies will be actively working to enforce the laws ... Read More »

Jury In Arias Trial Resumes Deliberations After Reaching Impasse

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The Phoenix jury deciding whether Jodi Arias should be sentenced to life in prison or death resumes deliberations a day after reaching an impasse and being told to keep trying. Deliberations are scheduled to resume today.  The panel started deliberating Arias' sentence Tuesday, after the former waitress addressed them and asked them to spare her life.  The jurors told Judge ... Read More »

Bills For Religious Groups Passed By AZ Senate

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The Arizona Senate has passed a trio of bills that seek to lower taxes for religious institutions and make it easier for people to sue over the First Amendment.  The first bill allows people to sue over potential violations of religious freedom.  It now goes to Governor Jan Brewer for approval.  The second bill allows religious schools to avoid providing ... Read More »

Yuma Police Make Arrest After Shots Fired Monday Night

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating a report of a shooting occurring Monday night.  Police say there are multiple reports of shots fired in the area of the 11000 block of South Avenue 9E.  Witnesses identified a vehicle that was later stopped by police.  Two persons were in the vehicle and two weapons were located.  Police found ... Read More »

Foster Farms Recalls Chicken For Containing Possible Allergens

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Federal agriculture officials say chicken producer Foster Farms is recalling its ready-to-eat grilled chicken breast strips because the strips contain wheat and soy – known allergens – which are not listed on the labels of its packages. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Tuesday, saying the mislabeled packages were discovered when a customer ... Read More »

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