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Man Accused Of Assaulting Women In Grocery Stores

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Authorities say a man accused of groping women at grocery stores in Tempe and Gilbert is in custody.  Police in the two cities say they worked together to identify and arrest 21 year old Jesse Jimenez at his Tempe residence on Thursday. They say Jimenez allegedly targeted women in grocery stores and assaulted them. Authorities say Jimenez was identified with ... Read More »

Overpayment Scams Claiming More Victims

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The Yuma Police Department has received several recent reports of different types of scams.  An overpayment scam is one which involves an item you might have listed for sale such as a car, truck or some other item.  It could also be for a house for rent on Craigslist or EBay. The scammer finds your ad and sends you an ... Read More »

City Of Yuma Expands Automated Meter Reading Installations

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The City of Yuma will be able to inform more water customers of possible leaks, thanks to an expansion of Automated Meter Reading installations made possible through a $100,000 grant the City has received through the  U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The City won the competitive grant through Reclamation’s Water Conservation Field Services Program – Yuma Area Office, which promotes water ... Read More »

Information On Affordable Health Care Act Available On New Website

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Specific information about available options under the Affordable Care Act is only a few clicks away on a new website. AARP expects its “Health Law Answers” tool will help people “cut through the clutter” about the health care law. AARP Arizona’s Cynthia Fagyas says to use the online tool, you just need to answer seven simple questions such as where ... Read More »

Gasoline Prices Drop

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Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower for the second consecutive week. Officials with AAA Arizona says that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.50 a gallon.  That is down by four-cents from last week. This week's national average is at $3.58 per gallon, also down by four-cents from the previous week. AAA analysts ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents Find Methamphetamines On Routine Inspection

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized 34 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in a compartment within his vehicle Wednesday. The incident occurred when Border Patrol agents encountered a 25-year-old male driving a red 1995 Jeep Wrangler as he approached the Highway 86 checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City. ... Read More »

El Centro Border Patron Rescue 11 Illegal Aliens From Heat

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol is staying busy during this hot summer, with a new total of eleven rescued illegal aliens in just the last four weeks. The latest incident occurred  Tuesday when a Border Patrol Agent on patrol tracked a group of illegal aliens to the intersection of Mount Signal Road and Highway 98 west of downtown Calexico. The ... Read More »

San Luis Officer Accused Of Stalking

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A former San Luis Police officer will go to trial in November.  42-year-old Gerardo Torres has pled not guilty to one count of stalking.  In January, 2012, he was arrested after the victim told police Torres had been stalking her for some eight months.  She also accused him of illegally detaining her and another woman during an illegal traffic stop ... Read More »

U.S. Customs And Border Protections Make Meth Related Arrest


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Federal authorities say a Somerton woman is accused of trying to smuggle nearly three pounds of methamphetamine into southern Arizona by concealing it on her body. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the  Port of San Luis say an SUV driven by 44-year-old Adriana Palencia-Rodriguez was selected for further inspection Monday. During a pat-down search, officers say they found ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Agrees To Sell Potable Drinking Water To Marine Corps

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The Yuma City Council has agreed to sell water to the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma.  The Council on Wednesday approved a proposal to sell the station potable drinking water while the base upgrades their water facility over the next 18 to 24-months. The Yuma Sun says the city will sell the water at a cost of $1.49 per ... Read More »

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