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Phoenix-Based Gang Member On U.S. Marshal’s Most Wanted List

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The U.S. Marshals Service has announced the addition of a suspected attempted murderer and violent Phoenix-based gang member to their 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. 26-year-old Cameron Leezell Taylor is wanted by the Phoenix Police Department on four counts of attempted murder, four counts of aggravated assault, endangerment, assisting a criminal street gang and a drive-by shooting.  He is also ... Read More »

Sex Offenders Re-Locate In Yuma

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of three sex offenders who have relocated in Yuma County recently.  44-year-old John Schenck is now living at 2526 West Fourth Place, Unit Number Six in Yuma.  He is described as a white male, 5’3” tall, weighing 250-pounds with brown hair and eyes.  He is a level three sex offender.  31-year-old ... Read More »

Yuma Man Arrested After Firing Shotgun And Allegedly Threatening Neighbors

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A Yuma man is behind bars after deputies arrested him for firing shots in his neighborhood and threatening neighbors while holding a shotgun Saturday night.  Neighbors say they heard two rounds fired in the area of the 2500 block of East 15th Place.  Yuma County Sheriff's deputies identified 19-year-old Marvin Iniguez of Yuma as the suspect. Deputies says they obtained ... Read More »

Recent Poll Shows Majority Of Arizonans Support Latest Immigration Reform Bill

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Sixty-five percent of Arizonans polled said they support the immigration reform package drafted by the so-called “Gang of Eight” in the US Senate, which includes Arizona senators John McCain and Jeff Flake.   The bill contains border security measures, and sets a long list of requirements over more than a decade for immigrants now living in the country without documents to ... Read More »

Governor Brewer Celebrates Approval Of Medicaid Expansion

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is celebrating her victory in a bruising fight over her Medicaid expansion plan by holding a signing ceremony for the law authorizing the program.  The Republican governor is gathering some of the lawmakers from both parties who voted for the law to the ceremony this morning.  The expansion is a signature part of President Barack Obama's ... Read More »

Downtime Wins Texaco Country Showdown Round 2

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The group Downtime is our second 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 the first round qualifier from last week, Victoria Moreno.  Four acts performed on Saturday night.  The final round of qualifying takes place this Saturday ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors To Look At 2014 Budget

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 9am at the Yuma County offices in downtown Yuma.  The board will take on their first consideration of the 2014 fiscal year budget.  A public hearing will be held just prior to their consideration.  They will also consider Recommending State approval of a bingo license application submitted by the ... Read More »

Man Arrested At Border Allegedly Admits To Being Cartel Hit Man

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A man allegedly involved in over 30 murders was arrested by Border Patrol agents at the San Luis crossing.  Last month, 50-year-old Jose Manuel Martinez was trying to cross the border, when a routine background check revealed a warrant for his arrest in connection with a murder of an Alabama business owner. Martinez has confessed to the murder and also told ... Read More »

Border Patrol Seizes Over 450 Pounds Of Marijuana

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector seized a combined 456 pounds of marijuana and a drug smuggler in two separate incidents.  Total value of the drugs is estimated at $228,000.  Yuma Station agents patrolling near County Ninth Street and the Colorado River spotted two men hiding near the vehicle barrier on the United States side of the ... Read More »

Off Duty Paramedic Saves Child At Gateway Park

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The Yuma Fire Department says a young child nearly drowned over the weekend at Gateway Park.  Officials say when they arrived near the Ocean-to-Ocean Bridge Sunday, a 5-year-old male child was alert and had regained consciousness.  The child was unresponsive and face down in the water when paramedics were called.  Christy Rivera, an off duty Rural Metro Paramedic, was in ... Read More »

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