Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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New Bill Aims To Cut Hospital Expenses For Patients

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill requiring hospitals and doctors to post the prices of their most common procedures and changing the way the state's Medicaid program determines what to pay hospitals.  The bill Brewer signed Wednesday will allow the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System to pay hospitals by diagnosis rather than how long the patient stays ... Read More »

Texaco Country Showdown Final Qualifying Round 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 »

Police Question Another Person In Continued Search For Emily Lynn Hieber

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The Yuma Police Department is continuing to investigate the case of a missing person.  19-year-old Emily Lynn Hieber has been missing for over four months.  Police have been speaking with several persons of interest in recent weeks.  They have now contacted 34-year-old Amanda Marie Martinez in connection with the case and have no further need to question her.  The Yuma ... Read More »

Wellton Station Border Patrol Agents Seize Nearly 700 Pounds Of Marijuana Over Weekend

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United States Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station seized a combined 686 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $343,000 and arrested five smugglers during the weekend.  Agents derailed three separate smuggling efforts east of Papago Mountain and south of the Camino Del Diablo road on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.  Friday, agents apprehended two Mexican nationals found ... Read More »

Fire Crews Battle Doce Fire Outside Of Prescott

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A wind-whipped wildfire has grown to an estimated v5,000 acres in northern Arizona and burned to within 400-yards of some homes west of Prescott.  The forecast called for hot and windy conditions over the next few days, prompting concern that the fire that raced up Granite Mountain would race down the opposite side and approach homes inthe valley. Authorities say ... Read More »

Fox News Sued Over Broadcasting Suicide Of Phoenix Man

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A woman has sued Fox News Network for airing live footage last fall of a suspect in a police chase committing suicide in the Arizona desert and not using a time delay that would have prevented the death from being broadcast on national television. The lawsuit alleges the children of suspect JoDon Romero have suffered emotional distress from having seen ... Read More »

Police Seize $828,000 In Cash From Arizona Man’s Pick Up

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A 78-year-old Arizona man is being held in northeast Kansas after police reported finding $828,000 in cash in his pickup truck.  Junction City Police Chief Tim Brown says a K-9 unit stopped the truck for a traffic violation.  Brown says a search turned up some boxes containing the cash in the bed of the pickup.   Police seized the money ... Read More »

Farm Bill Amendment Could Impact Farm Animal Welfare In Arizona

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Lawmakers are putting many "eggs" in the Farm Bill "basket" in Washington, and one amendment could impact the welfare of farm animals in Arizona.   Under the amendment proposed by Iowa Republican Representative Steve King, only the federal government could make laws establishing animal welfare practices for the agriculture industry.   In Arizona, that would prevent enforcement of the 2006 ... Read More »

Final Chance For Public Comment On 2014 Budget At Tonight’s Council Meeting

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The Yuma City Council is meeting tonight at 5:30pm at the Yuma City Hall.  Items on the agenda include a briefing from the Yuma Police Department about their recent activity.  The final proposed 2014 budget will be considered.  This will be the final chance for the public to make comments about the budget before it is approved.  And the council ... Read More »

Y-CAT To Offer Free Bus Rides Tomorrow

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Yuma County Area Transit will offer free bus rides on Thursday.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that the rides will be offered in order to give persons an opportunity to try out the newly restructured Y-CAT bus service.  The free rides will cover Yuma, San Luis, Somerton, the Foothills, Wellton, Gasden, the Cocopah Reservation, the Fort Yuma Reservation, Winterhaven and ... Read More »

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