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Yuma City Council Meeting Tonight


The Yuma City Council will meet tonight (Wednesday 5) for their first regular meeting in March. The council will continue discussing the change from once every two month billing of utilities to every month. Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls says there will be no change in the amount billed, just the way it is billed. The meeting starts at 5:30pm at ... Read More »

Elderly Man Still Missing After Three Weeks


It has been nearly three weeks since 73-year-old Troy Schmeltz went missing from the Yuma Lakes R-V Resort. Authorities have searched the area and found his footprints leading up to the Gila Gravity Canal. Officials went as far as to bring detector dogs and divers to the scene, but they found no trace of Schmeltz. There is a chance that ... Read More »

Many Low Income AZ Students Taking AP Classes To Make College Dreams Come True


More students are making college dreams come true while still in high school. That is according to a new report that finds the number of low-income Arizona students taking Advanced Placement coursework has increased by fourteen times over the past ten years. Trevor Packer heads up the College Board's AP program and says there is still much work to be ... Read More »

Arizona Senate Approves Ban On Common Core Standards


The Arizona Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would prohibit the state from using a set of educational standards already implemented in most states. Arizona adopted the Common Core standards in 2010 without opposition, but some Republicans have recently denounced the standards, saying they are a poorly conceived, federally driven effort that usurps states' rights. Governor Jan ... Read More »

Arizona House Of Representatives OK’s Bill To Limit Access To Autopsy Photos


The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a bill that would ban the release of autopsy photos without a court order. House Bill 2225 was sponsored by Representative Karen Fann of Prescott. She proposed the bill after the Yavapai County Medical Examiner and the sheriff's office refused to release photos of the autopsies of 19 firefighters killed in June 2013 ... Read More »

Cocopah Indian Tribe To Donate Money To The City Of Yuma


The City of Yuma will host a donation this morning by the Cocopah Indian Tribe to benefit the Yuma Community Food Bank and Crossroads Mission.    The Cocopah Indian Tribe is donating over $13,700 to the City of Yuma to benefit Crossroads Mission and YCFB. Both charities will get $6800 each. Per the State of Arizona Gaming Compact, tribes must ... Read More »

Yuma County Sheriff On The Lookout For Missing Person


MISSING PERSON-The Yuma County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing person. 88-year-old Ramon Villegas walked away from his home this morning (Tuesday 4) in the 17000 block of South Avenue "B" in Somerton. He may have been picked up by an unknown person in the area of County 18-and-a-half and Avenue "B". Police are ... Read More »

Man Taken Into Custody Friday For Attempting To Smuggle Methamphetamines Into The United States


A 53-year-old male Mexican national was taken into custody Friday for attempting to smuggle more than 31-pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.   Customs and Border Protection officers located 26 packages of methamphetamine, worth over $482,000 hidden in the doors of a Jeep Cherokee driven by Alejandro Perez-Corrales.   The drugs and vehicle were seized. Perez was turned over ... Read More »

Yuma County Superior Court Testing Out New Pretrial Release System


Yuma County Superior Court will be testing out a new system of pretrial releases. Heather Murphy from the Arizona Supreme Court says it will help judges do their job more effectively and save you money. Currently the country spends $9 billion a year to hold defendants before trial. The Yuma county jail makes up part of that money. Murphy says ... Read More »

New Requirements Help Take A Bite Out Of Tooth Decay In Kids


It is the most common chronic childhood disease, and across Arizona and the nation, there are new requirements that could help take a bite out of kids' tooth decay. Pediatric dental care is one of the essential benefits under the Affordable Care Act, meaning childhood dental care must be offered, whether it is part of a health plan or as ... Read More »

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