Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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First Lady Asked To Support The Nation’s Outdoor Recreation Spaces

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This is Great America Outdoors week, and as part of an effort to get kids moving in Arizona and elsewhere, First Lady Michelle Obama is being asked to support funding for more bike paths, soccer fields and other places for recreation. Rich Hamburg with the Trust for America’s Health says his group is one of 17 national organizations to sign ... Read More »

Arpaio’s Sling Auctioned Off For Charity

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The sling that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio wore after he broke his left shoulder earlier this year has been auctioned off for charity.  Officials say that a northern California man had the winning bid of $2,600 for the sling on eBay.  Retired law enforcement professional Buck Dikes is scheduled to come to Phoenix on July 18th and receive the ... Read More »

Woman Arrested With Over 8 Pounds Of Meth Hidden In Car

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On Friday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint and seized over eight-pounds of methamphetamine.  A 22-year-old female driver approached the Border Patrol checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City and the vehicle she was driving was referred to secondary inspection where agents discovered 16 packages ... Read More »

Boarder Patrol Agents Apprehend Pot Smugglers Near Gila Bend

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested two drug smugglers and seized 226 pounds of marijuana Friday.  The drugs have an estimated street value of $113,000.  Agents working near Gila Bend arrested the two Mexican nationals carrying bundles of marijuana.  Both men were turned over to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for prosecution. Read More »

Fire Station Number 1 To Be Dedicated

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The City of Yuma’s newest neighborhood fire station, Station Number One will have its Grand Opening on Wednesday at 7pm. A flag raising ceremony and dedication of the station to E.F. Sanguinetti will be followed by an open house.  Members of the United Yuma Fire Fighters Honor Guard will also be sworn in and their Pipe and Drums unit will ... Read More »

Texaco Country Showdown Finalists To Compete This Friday

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Tanner Gomes is our third and final round qualifier in the Texaco Country Showdown, brought to you by Yuma Pest, One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating and our sister station, Today’s Best Country 95.1 KTTI.  He joins first round qualifier Victoria Moreno and second round qualifier Downtime.  Nine acts performed on Saturday night.  All three acts will compete in the ... Read More »

Elderly Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Street Friday Night

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Yuma Police say one person is dead following a traffic accident on Friday night.  Police say the accident occurred at Eighth Street and 12th Avenue when a 30-year-old female driver was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Lumina East Bound on Eighth Street. She was approaching 12th Avenue, when an 80-year-old female pedestrian was crossing the roadway south bound.  The pedestrian was ... Read More »

Yuma Man Wanted For Questioning In Connection To Domestic Violence And Assault

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The Yuma Police Department is seeking a person for questioning in relation to several domestic violence cases and aggravated assault.  Police say they are seeking 37-year-old Christopher Martin Young.  He is described as an African American, standing 5’10”, weighing 185-pounds with brown hair and eyes.  Police note Young should be considered armed and dangerous.  Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Drug Smugglers Traveling Through Skull Canyon

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested five drug smugglers and seized 304 pounds of marijuana late last week.  The drugs have an estimated street value of $152,000.  Wednesday, agents apprehended three Mexican nationals smuggling marijuana through Skull Canyon, southwest of Gila Bend.  The men were carrying 239-pounds of the drug.  Thursday, agents arrested two more men ... Read More »

One Man Dead, Another Seriously Injured In Fiery Crash

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One man died after a vehicle he was riding in crashed into a utility pole and burst into flames.  It happened Friday night near County 14th and Avenue “G”.  Our television partner KYMA-TV says the Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department responded to a call about a vehicle crash into a utility pole. When responders arrived they saw a black Nissan 350Z fully ... Read More »

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