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Government Eases Off Furloughs

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Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma and Yuma Proving Ground employees got some good news from the Pentagon. The government has eased off expected furloughs. In a press release from Wednesday, employees expected an eleven day furlough – or a loss of 88 work hours.  That has now been reduced to six days, or a total of 48 hours. Congress ... Read More »

Teachers Spending More On Out Of Pocket Expenses

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As the new school year begins in Arizona, public school teachers are spending ever higher amounts on basic classroom supplies.  A new national survey finds teachers spending an average of nearly $500 a year out of pocket. Arizona Education Association president Andrew Morrill says the amount spent on supplies is easily double that in our state. The study from the ... Read More »

The City Of Brawley Fined For Improper Wastewater Treatment

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The City of Brawley was recently fined one-million-dollars for not having proper wastewater treatment.  They have since corrected the problem, but now the City is stuck paying a fine. Brawley City officials say the money will come from the city's reserve fund. Meanwhile, they plan to make up the deficit through a hiring freeze for positions including two police officers, ... Read More »

Yuma City Council To Meet This Evening

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The Yuma City Council will meet this evening for their first meeting in August.  The council will consider the approval of a liquor license for the 99-cent only store located on Fourth Avenue.  The council will also consider a request from the Marine Air Corps Station in Yuma to provide the base with potable water while the base rehabilitates their ... Read More »

Man Seriously Injured After Being Zapped With 70,000 Volts of Electricity

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A man was seriously injured after he was zapped with nearly 70-thousand volts of electricity.  Officials say the unidentified 34-year-old male suffered burns from his hand to his feet.  The Yuma Sun says the man was pulling on some copper wiring near Wellton alongside Interstate-Eight, when he accidently touched a nearby electric line.  The man was airlifted to a Phoenix ... Read More »

Rating System For Preschool and Child Care Centers Being Considered

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People dine at five-star restaurants or watch movies given four stars by reviewers, and now there is a nationwide shift underway to provide similar guidelines for parents looking for a quality preschool or child care.  Debi Mathias, director of the Q-R-I-S National Learning Network, says nearly every state is now planning or implementing a Quality Rating Improvement System, which goes ... Read More »

Yuma East Wetlands Receives Funding

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Funding to help maintain the Yuma East Wetlands has been secured to protect the area for the next half century.  A partnership between the Quechan Indian tribe, the City of Yuma, the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area and the Arizona Game and Fish Commission began the groundwork of bringing life back to part of the area surrounding the Colorado River.  ... Read More »

Border Patrol Rescues Alleged Illegal Immigrant From Heat Distress

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol continues to rescue illegal aliens making an attempt to illegally enter the United States during these hot summer months.  On Tuesday a Border Patrol Agent on patrol encountered an individual that appeared to be suffering from heat distress.  The agent requested emergency medical services for the individual who rendered medical attention and transported him to ... Read More »

Yonathan Beltran Charged With Attempted Murder, Aggrevated Assault

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Formal charges have been filed against 23-year-old Yonathan Beltran.  He is accused in the alleged shooting and attempted murder July 29th at a home on Coconino Lane.  Police say Beltran used a .40-caliber weapon against his victim, a 37-year-old man after getting involved in an argument.  The victim left the home when police found him in the middle of the roadway ... Read More »

Powerball Jackpot Reaches $425 Million

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The jackpot for tonight's multi-state "Powerball" lottery game has reached $425 million. It is the third-largest jackpot in the history of the Powerball, which is played in 43 states including Arizona. The jackpot translates to nearly $245 million for the winner who chooses a cash option.  The two largest Powerball jackpots have occurred within the past year.  On May 18th, ... Read More »

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