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Police Capture Stray Goat On Roadway


Police say they have a Barbados “kid” goat in their possession. On Monday Yuma County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Foothills Boulevard and East 41st Place after receiving a report of a stray goat in the roadway. The animal was located and appears to be a Barbados “kid” goat.   The animal is currently under the care of ... Read More »

San Pasquale Schools To Hold Wellness Fair


San Pasquale Schools will hold a Wellness Fair on Thursday afternoon. The fair will focus on eating healthy, preventative health care and a person’s overall health.   The fair will be held at the San Pasquale Middle School playground from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Read More »

Governor Brewer To Hold Meeting Over Rights Bill


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will hold a series of private meetings with opponents and proponents of legislation adding protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. Brewer spokesman Andrew Wilder says the governor will spend today gathering information about Senate Bill 1062 as she considers signing it into law or a veto. She has until ... Read More »

Bill To Arm Arizona Teachers Set For Panel Vote


An Arizona House committee is set to vote on a bill allowing classroom teachers to carry guns. House Bill 2412 would allow school districts to authorize an unlimited number of teachers and other staff to be armed. They must complete 24 hours of training from approved instructors and yearly re-training. The sessions include handling and storage of weapons, scenario-based training ... Read More »

Bill Would Impose New Pulic Records Fee


The sponsor of an Arizona bill that would impose new fees for access to public records says he wants to combat abuse of the system. Republican Representative David Stevens of Sierra Vista held a public meeting to discuss his bill on Tuesday. He said the system is sometimes abused with burdensome requests that require hours in costly manpower.   House ... Read More »

One Person Dead In Car Accident


One person was killed in an accident which occurred on Sunday night. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a passenger in the vehicle, 18-year-old Alexis Duran of Somerton was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident – at Avenue “D” and 19th Street. Robby Rodriguez of the Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department tells us more.   Police say Duran and two ... Read More »

Deputies Investigating Shooting


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received multiple calls in reference to shots fired in the 8100 block of South Pima Lane on Sunday night. Upon arrival, deputies spoke to witnesses on scene that saw a white sedan with two Hispanic males leave the area after the shots were heard.  Deputies located multiple shell casings on scene.  No injuries, damage or ... Read More »

Two People Appear In Court Accused Of Robbery


Two persons appeared in court on Monday. The pair are accused of the alleged robbery of the Chevron Convenience Store on West Eighth Street on Thursday. Our television partner KYMATV says prosecutors charged 25-year-old Joshua Edward Amador, and 22-year-old Dennis Jasper Valenzuela. In court, Valenzuela asked for a public defender, admitting he has never had a job in his life. ... Read More »

AARP Looking To Expand Fraud Education Programs


AARP Arizona is looking to expand its fraud-education programs beyond Maricopa and Pima counties.   The Community Educators Program relies on trained volunteers to make presentations to communities and organizations. Arizona is the number one state for identity theft. AARP’s David Parra says the Fraud Watch Network presentations help consumers identify and avoid that scam and several others.   Volunteer ... Read More »

Bill To Refuse Service To Gays Sparks Backlash From Gay Rights Supporters


The Arizona Senate has formally sent to Governor Jan Brewer an already approved bill allowing business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to refuse service to gays. Monday's action starts a five-day clock for the Republican governor to act on a proposed law she herself calls controversial. The legislation has triggered a national backlash from supporters of gay rights. Several ... Read More »

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