Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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Attempted Robbery Lands Two Suspects In Jail And A Third In The Hospital

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Two people are in custody following what police believe was an attempted murder on Monday night.  The Yuma Police Department says they responded to the Desert Palms Mobile Park on West 28th Street after receiving a report of shots being fired.   The victim of the robbery stated that two male subjects had approached him as he stood in front ... Read More »

Pair Arrested On Drug Charges

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Two traffic stops led the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force to a residence at 1119-and-a-half South Ninth Avenue where sales of narcotics were taking place.   During the first stop of a vehicle driven by 54-year-old Albert James Adamson, the Task Force seized approximately two ounces of marijuana with an approximate street value of $200 and drug paraphernalia. A second ... Read More »

Seniors Suffer From Recession

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Seniors have not escaped the Great Recession unscathed.  A recent report from the AARP Public Policy Institute shows those age 65 and older have lower incomes and higher expenses than they did in 2008.   Savings and home equity also have taken a hit.  AARP Arizona state director David Mitchell says 10 million American seniors have incomes of less than ... Read More »

Volunteers Join Effort To Bring Tourism To Yuma

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Several volunteers are going to gather today to help extol the finer points of Yuma and why groups should come here for their next event.   Yuma’s Calling is being held by the Yuma Visitors Bureau in order to gain leads from tour groups, sporting teams and others who are looking for a fun and practical locale for their next ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Meth Smuggler At Hwy. 86 Checkpoint

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On Sunday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint and seized approximately ten-pounds of methamphetamine.   A 43-year-old female driver and her 16-year-old son approached the Border Patrol checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City.  A canine detection team alerted the vehicle as it approached the ... Read More »

Brewer Signs Bill Creating New Teacher Evaluations

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill into law making it easier to fire some low-performing teachers.  The bill signed Monday allows experienced teachers to be placed on probationary status if they received the lowest rating on one yearly performance review.   That status allows a school board to fire a teacher with little notice.   Critics say an ... Read More »

Yuma PD Investigates Shots Fired On Sunday Night

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The Yuma Police Department is investigating a report of shots being fired in the area of First Avenue and Sixth Street Sunday night.  Several callers reported the incident, and witnesses reported seeing people fleeing the area on foot after the gunshots occurred.  Officers say witnesses described seeing a Silver or White color four-door sedan, late-1980’s to early-1990’s model – possibly ... Read More »

Congressman Grijalva Purposes Bill To Preserve Goldwater Range

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Nearly 1 million acres of public lands, mainly in western Maricopa County, would be preserved as wilderness, national conservation and special management areas under a bill introduced by Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva.  Grijalva says the measure would benefit wildlife, the state’s military bases and tourism. A major goal of the legislation is protection of flight corridors on the Goldwater Range, ... Read More »

Missing Person Located

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A person reported missing over the weekend was found safe on Sunday morning.  The Yuma Police Department says 55-year-old Olga Barba made contact with her family Sunday morning.  Barba left her residence following a disagreement with relatives. Read More »

Hit And Run Driver Arrested After Police Chase

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The Yuma Police Department says one person was arrested following an apparent hit and run accident on Saturday morning.  Police say they received a report of a speeding vehicle in the 2200 block of West 16th Street.  Police observed a speeding vehicle in that area, bounce off of the curb near the Arizona Donut Bakery nearly missing a local jogger. ... Read More »

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