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Woman Arrested After Traffic Stop Reveals 28 Grams Of Meth

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The Yuma Police Department says one person is under arrest following a traffic stop early this morning.  Police say officers stopped a Dodge pickup truck on East 24th Street for a civil traffic violation.  Police identified the driver as Kelly Ann Oliver.  A canine team from the United States Border Patrol were called in.  The team identified illegal drugs inside ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run To Pass Through Yuma Today

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This year’s Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run will take place today, with the opening ceremony to begin at the United States/Mexico border in San Luis.  The torch will be turned over to the San Luis Police Department from Mexican authorities around 8am.  The trail will take the torch through San Luis, Somerton, the Cocopah Casino, Yuma and the Quartermaster ... Read More »

Be Prepared This Hiking Season

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Hiking season is in full swing in Arizona's high country, and professional hiking guide Roger Jenkins says plan now to prevent problems.  He advises putting together a permanent "hiking kit," with ten essentials that can be used for day hikes or multi-day adventures.   Start with a first-aid kit, because Jenkins has found that if you hike enough, eventually someone ... Read More »

San Luis Man Still Missing After Trip To Mexico

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The family of a man missing from San Luis is hopeful he will soon turn up.  27-year-old Jesus Enrique Juarez Aguayo was reported missing last week after not returning from a supposed trip to San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico.  KYMA TV spoke with his brother Ricky Juarez, who has hopes Aguayo is still alive. If you have seen Juarez-Aguayo or ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents Track Down Smugglers To Make Drug Bust

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United States Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station arrested eight drug smugglers south of the Palomas exit off Interstate-Eight Monday.   Agents discovered footprints and tracked them for about a half mile until they came upon a group of backpackers hiding in heavy brush with 355 pounds of marijuana.  The group, six Mexican nationals and two Honduran nationals, ... Read More »

Matadors Sports Report

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The Arizona Western College Matadors are fighting for their playoff lives, and two losses against Pima College did not help on Tuesday.  Pima College won 4-2 in the first game and 7-4 in game number two. The Arizona Western College Lady Matadors faired much better against Central Arizona College.  The first game was won by AWC 12-2 and the second ... Read More »

City Of Yuma Kicks Off Recycling Program

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Recycling is coming to Yuma very soon.  The City of Yuma introduced the roll out schedule of the upcoming recycling program.  The containers will begin to be delivered on May 13th.  Over a 14-week period, all 21,000 containers will be delivered to Yuma city residents.  Currently there are 6,000 containers on site now, with the rest to be delivered shortly.  ... Read More »

Great Outdoors Enhance Creativity, Problem Solving Skills

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A recent study finds that some time in the great outdoors can improve a person's creativity and problem-solving ability. Professor David Strayer with the University of Utah says those tested after four days immersed in nature with Outward Bound did dramatically better than people who took similar tests before heading out. The average American child spends more than seven hours ... Read More »

AWC Seeks Community Help To Gather Memorabilia For 50 Year Milestone

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Yuma County's only community college opened its doors 50 years ago this year.  The college community will celebrate this milestone through the 2013-2014 academic year.  AWC is currently seeking the community's help in gathering memories and memorabilia to share during the year-long celebration.  If you have memorabilia, they are asking that you consider sharing it for display or for reproduction ... Read More »

Border Patrol Rescues Distressed Illegal Immigrants

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine Yuma Branch and El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents worked together to rescue three distressed illegal immigrants who had lost their way in the desert.  The incident occurred Sunday morning after the El Centro Sector Border Patrol was contacted concerning three men who placed a distress telephone call and stated ... Read More »

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