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Driver Arrested For Ramming Car Into Police

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The Yuma Police Department assisted the California Highway Patrol who requested assistance with a subject who failed to stop for a traffic violation on Monday, August 12 at night.  Police say CHP authorities stopped the driver of the vehicle after a traffic violation. However, 32 year old Halima Ahmed used her 2001 Isuzu Rodeo to strike one of the CHP ... Read More »

Arizona Attorney General Asks Court To Expedite Death Penalty Appeals

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Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne wants a court to force the Justice Department to act on his request to fast-track federal death penalty appeals in Arizona cases.  Horne filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Monday, August 12.  The planned suit will ask the court to review the Justice ... Read More »

Great Bull Run Raises Concern For Animal Rights Coalition

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Concerns are being raised across the nation as a series of events patterned after the running of the bulls in Spain, is being planned for ten cities across the United States.  It is called the "Great Bull Run" and it is billed as an exciting experience – but Dallas Rising with the Animal Rights Coalition says that is not the ... Read More »

Border Patrol Rescue Heat Stricken Woman

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The El Centro Sector Border Patrol continues to rescue illegal aliens from triple digit temperatures and unforgiving desert conditions.  The latest incident occurred Sunday, August 11 when Border Patrol Agents tracked a group of four illegal aliens north of the border, whom were later arrested approximately eight miles west of Calexico.  Officials say a 40 year old woman was suffering ... Read More »

Marijuana Bust Over The Weekend

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector seized a combined 462 pounds of marijuana over the weekend. The total value of the drugs is estimated at $231,000. Saturday, August 10, an agent from the Wellton Station followed footprints near Sentinel made by a group of smugglers apprehended the day before. After following the prints for about a mile, ... Read More »

Arizona Western College Receives New Tractor

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A brand new Case tractor rolled off the assembly line and right into the Arizona Western College Agriculture Research Lab last month. Representatives from Booth Machinery and Case IH presented a 2014 Case IH Puma 170 to members of the Arizona Western College Agricultural Sciences Department. Case IH leases brand new tractors to universities and colleges for instructional purposes. The ... Read More »

Golf Tournament Held For Victims Of Yarnell Fire

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Yuma golfers came out in full force on Saturday, August 10 to raise funds for the victims of the Yarnell Hill fire.  It was a record turnout for the Hot Shots Golf Tournament with amateur and professional golfers turning out for the event. Read More »

Sheriff’s Hope To Close 14 Year Old Case


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A case has troubled investigators for 14 years.  Back in October, 1999, a female body was found near the Colorado River.  She was termed “Angel Baby” due to a tattoo of an angel found on her body. To this day, investigators are still looking into the case, hoping to bring closure. Recently, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office released a new ... Read More »

Newsmakers Breakfast

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Remember to join us for breakfast and coffee as we bring you the Newsmaker’s Breakfast on NewsTalk 560 KBLU starting at 7am live from the Yuma Landing on South Fourth Avenue. It is “Municipal Judges Week” as we will talk with James Coil and Dale Wren.  Also, Yuma City Council candidates Lokas Abplanalp and Jacob Miller. If you would like ... Read More »

Fugitive Caught In Mexico

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The U.S. Marshals Service says a fugitive seeking asylum in Mexico has been returned.  26-year-old Thomas Ruben Velarde – also known as “Poison” and “Serio” – was returned to the United States Sunday, August 11. He is wanted for a homicide he was sentenced for in Compton, California.  He was returned via the Nogales Port of Entry. He was sentenced ... Read More »

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