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Two Yuma Area Sex Offenders Have New Addresses

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Two sex offenders have recently changed residences.  The Yuma Police Department says 32-year-old Antonio Aguilar of Yuma now shows an address of 1426 East 22nd Place.  He is described as a Hispanic Male, standing 5’9” and weighing 195-pounds with brown hair and eyes.  In July, 2000, he was sentenced to 120-days in jail after he entered a plea agreement after forcing ... Read More »

Arizona Drops In Latest Ranking Of Children’s Well-Being

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Arizona has slipped again in the latest Kids Count Data Book rankings of children’s well-being, from 46th in the nation to 47th.   Children’s Action Alliance president, Dana Naimark, is most concerned about Arizona’s percentage of children not enrolled in pre-school, 67-percent, putting the state next to last for the second straight year. Overall, the Kids Count rankings put out ... Read More »

Agent To Be Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Drug Smuggling Charges

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted smuggling marijuana while on duty along the Arizona-Mexico border is scheduled to be sentenced today.  The possible punishment for 25-year-old Agent Aaron Anaya ranges from a mandatory five-year minimum sentence up to life in prison for his guilty plea to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.  Authorities say investigators ... Read More »

Push For School Safety Loses Momentum

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A legislative push to protect Arizona students after last year's elementary school shooting rampage failed to gain momentum as fights over health care and the state budget overshadowed everything else in the recently adjourned session. Lawmakers advanced proposals to safeguard children and identify potentially dangerous students weeks after the legislative session opened in January.  At the time, the nation was ... Read More »

3rd Round Qualifier Announced For Texaco Country Showdown

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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.   They join first round qualifier Victoria Moreno and second round qualifier Downtime.  Seven acts performed on Saturday night.   All three acts will compete ... Read More »

Police Deem Suspicious Package Found At Yuma Motel Non-Threatening

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Members of the Yuma Police Department and the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Knight’s Inn in the 2700 Block of South Fourth Avenue on Thursday.  Police say they found what they described as a suspicious package in one of the motel rooms while they were conducting another investigation.  After several hours, police determined the package was not ... Read More »

NSA May Be Watching Us Closer Than We Think

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The National Security Agency wants a system that can monitor all electronic communications, according to an expert on the agency.  The FBI director and the general heading the NSA are testifying to Congress that keeping phone call metadata – who called whom and for how long – has stopped numerous terrorist attacks.   But author James Bamford says the NSA ... Read More »

Last Chance To Qualify For The Texaco Country Showdown Finals Is This Saturday

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The final preliminary round of the Texaco Country Showdown, sponsored by One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating, Yuma Pest and our sister station, Today’s Best Country 95.1 KTTI, will be held on Saturday at The Mine Shaft in Yuma.  The winner from the third round will join our first round qualifier Victoria Moreno and our second round qualifier Downtime in ... Read More »

Gas Prices Remain Steady

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Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are virtually the same as last week.  Officials with AAA Arizona say that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.48 a gallon.   That is up by less than a penny from last week.  This week's national average is at $3.59 per gallon, down by more than three-cents from ... Read More »

Two Sex Offenders Change Addresses In Yuma

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a registered sex offender has recently changed his address.  44-year-old Jeffery Gray is now living in the area of East Tenth Street and South Arizona Avenue in Yuma.  He is described as a white male, standing 6’1” tall, weighing 180-pounds with brown hair and eyes.  In December, 1994, he pled guilty to Attempted Sexual ... Read More »

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