Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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San Luis Announces New Recreational Activities At Montezuma Park


The City of San Luis is announcing new recreational activities at Montezuma Park. Those activities include remote control off road racing, the creation of a new BMX bike track, painting ramadas, restrooms and making minor lighting updates. There are several projects that have been completed, including some electrical needs, reseeding of grassy areas, making changes to area landscaping and adding ... Read More »

Three Year Old In Stable Condition After Accidental Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound


The Pima County Sheriff's Department says a three-year-old boy is in stable condition after accidentally shooting himself.  a Sheriff’s deputies responded to the shooting at a home in Amado Monday afternoon. The boy shot himself in the lower torso.   The child was flown to a trauma center, where he underwent surgery and is in stable condition. The shooting is ... Read More »

Grand Canyon Communities Lose Out On $17 Million During Last Years Partial Government Shutdown


Arizona communities near the Grand Canyon lost out on $17 million dollars during last year's partial government shutdown. That is according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service. The report found that Grand Canyon visitors typically spend $37 million dollars during October on gas, food, lodging and outfitters. That figure fell to $20 million dollars as Congress ... Read More »

Bill To Set Aside Money For Yarnell Fire Memorial Site Given Initial Approval


The Arizona House of Representatives has given initial approval to a bill setting aside 500-thousand-dollars to create a memorial site honoring the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire last year. But House Bill 2624 was also amended Monday to give the widows of the firefighters the chance to buy the site themselves. Representative Karen Fann ... Read More »

One Man In Custody For Alleged Shooting Over The Weekend


One man is in custody following an alleged shooting over the weekend. The Yuma Police Department says 50-year-old Barry Douglas Todd of Yuma was arrested at the LZ Bar and Grill after he shot 33-year-old Ryan Hyatt of Yuma. Todd and Hyatt got into an argument Friday night outside the bar and that is when witnesses say shots rang out. ... Read More »

Several People Injured Following Out Of Control Car


The Yuma Police Department says several persons werea injured following an accident on Saturday morning. Police say 34-year-old Ricardo Pena-Amaya of Yuma was driving early Saturday morning, when he lost control and stuck several parked vehicles at the corner of 17th Avenue and 25th Street.   The passenger’s in Pena-Amaya’s car were extricated by the Yuma Fire Department and transported ... Read More »

Nevada Governor Linking Proposed Interstate Highway From Phoenix To Las Vegas To 2016 Presidential Election

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Nevada Governor, Brian Sandoval, is linking a proposed Interstate Highway from Phoenix to Las Vegas to the 2016 Presidential Election. Sandoval has said that presidential candidates may be judged by voters on their support for Interstate-11, which would connect the two major Southwest cities. Damon Hodge with Nevada's Department of Transportation says the highway would likely benefit the regional economy. ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Apprehend 12 Men; Seize 20 Bundles Of Marijuana


Border Patrol Agents of Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station apprehended 12 men Wednesday and seized 20 bundles of marijuana valued at $426,000. Agents patrolling near Gila Bend spotted what appeared to be people walking toward Highway-85. Agents responding to the location arrested one man and seized 481-pounds of marijuana valued at $216,000. In another incident, agents patrolling in the same area saw ... Read More »

Arizona Citrus Growers Preparing For Possible Disease Outbreak In Fruit Trees


Citrus growers in Arizona are preparing for the possible outbreak of a disease that has already devastated thousands of acres of fruit trees in Florida and California.   The Arizona Republic reports that an insect known as the Asian citrus psyllid, which carries the citrus-greening disease, has been detected in western Arizona. The disease, however, has not yet manifested. Agriculture ... Read More »

Arizona Legislators To Debate A Bill To Reimburse Glendale For Public Safety Expenses Following Next Year’s Super Bowl


Arizona legislators will debate a bill that would require the state to reimburse the city of Glendale for some of its public safety expenses following next year's Super Bowl.   House Bill 2547 would require the state to reimburse Arizona cities for up to $2 million dollars of public safety costs for hosting major events. The House will debate the ... Read More »

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