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S.O.S. Campaign Aims To Collect 20,000 Pounds Of Food For Community Food Bank

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The Yuma Community Food Bank needs your help.  The food bank’s shelves are emptier than usual.  The bank ran out of meat, bread and diapers earlier last week.  However, the donations have been coming in as Food Bank President Mike Ivers tells us. The S.O.S campaign, known as Stock Our Shelves, is looking to gain 20,000 pounds of food by ... Read More »

Senators Take A Look At Fighting Fires With Drones

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Senators for Colorado and Arizona want to see if unmanned aircraft can help fight wildfires. The Federal Aviation Administration has been working to establish six test sites where small, low-flying drones could have access to national airspace.  This week Senators Michael Bennet of Colorado and Jeff Flake of Arizona introduced an amendment to create two more sites for drones that ... Read More »

Gas Prices Up In Arizona

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Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are higher again this week.  Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.57 a gallon.  That is up by almost three-cents from last week.  This week's national average is at $3.65 per gallon, down by a penny from last week.  Analysts say crude ... Read More »

Amerischool Parents Concerned Over Suspicious Letter Sent To Principal

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Parents are upset after a suspicious letter was sent to an area school facilitator.  Principal William Wachunas at AmeriSchools Academy's north campus received the letter in March.  Now, parents are asking for his resignation.  Wachunas spoke with our television partner KYMA-TV, giving them a tour of the school and safety measures that are in place.  Wachunas is urging parents to ... Read More »

Fugitive Burglar Apprehended In Phoenix

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A burglary suspect who has been on the run for nearly two years is now behind bars.  The Yuma Police Department says 32-year-old Derek Terel Bradford was arrested by Phoenix Police last week on a warrant in their city.   After the charges in Phoenix are cleared, then he will be returned to Yuma to face charges in connection with ... Read More »

Brawley Man Arrested On Child Porn And Molestation Charges

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The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office says one person was arrested in connection with crimes against a minor.  40-year-old Jesus Manuel Padilla of Brawley was charged following his arrest in San Diego Monday.  He is facing charges of lewd acts with a minor under the age of 14, forcible rape on a minor under the age of 14 and possession and ... Read More »

Border Patrol Makes Drug Bust Along Smuggling Route In Cabeza Prieta

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested four drug smugglers and seized 175 pounds of marijuana Monday worth over $87,000.  Agents using night-vision equipment tracked the individuals walking through the desert southwest of Gila Bend.  The four Mexican nationals had followed a known drug smuggling route through the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.  The case was turned ... Read More »

Woman Arrested With More Than 2 Pounds Of Cocaine In Her Shoes

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Border Patrol agents from the Indio Station arrested a smuggler Wednesday after more than two pounds of cocaine was found hidden in her shoes, valued at more than $64,000.  The woman told agents she was smuggling an unknown substance in her shoes during questioning.  After a search, they found two packages of cocaine inside the soles of her shoes.  Agents ... Read More »

Couple Arrested At Border With Packages Of Meth Taped To Their Bodies

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Two persons were arrested by Customs and Border Protection officers after they were discovered with drugs taped to their bodies.  Police say 22-year-old Melissa Delgado and 20-year-old Briayan Ramirez were crossing into the United States at the San Luis border crossing when the methamphetamine was discovered.  The value of the drugs is estimated at $157,000.  Police say the drugs were ... Read More »

Yuma Fire Chief Awarded Officer Designation

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Yuma Fire Department Battalion Chief Charlie Smith is officially a Fire Officer.  The Commission on Professional Credentialing met to officially confer the designation recently. The CPC awards the Fire Officer designation only after an individual has successfully met all educational and profession development criteria.  The process includes an assessment of the applicant’s education, experience, professional development, technical competencies, contributions to ... Read More »

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