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Republican Bill Targets Border Security


A House committee has approved $5 million dollar appropriation for new communications equipment in Cochise County that Republicans hope will increase border security.   House Bill 2188 sponsor Representative Carl Seel of Phoenix says the new communications system is much needed. The system would allow public safety personnel such as the sheriff's office and local police and firefighters to communicate ... Read More »

National Survey Shows Strong Support For Limits On Carbon Pollution


There is majority support for moving the country "entirely away from coal" power plants like Arizona's Navajo and Cholla plants, according to a new nationwide survey commissioned by the Sierra Club. The poll finds that 57% of those questioned support the idea. Mary Anne Hitt heads the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign.   The poll found that more than three ... Read More »

Firefighters Respond To Trailer Fire Monday Afternoon


Rural/Metro firefighters responded to an abandoned mobile home on fire in the 2100 block of East 14th Street Monday afternoon. Officials told the Yuma Sun an explosion caused the blaze. By the time firefighters arrived on the scene, the mobile home was fully engulfed. Rural/Metro asked for assistance from the Yuma Fire Department. No injuries were reported. Read More »

Shooting In Phoenix Walmart; One Dead


Police say a man who shot and killed another man inside a suburban Phoenix Walmart opened fire in self-defense. Chandler police said Monday that 36-year-old Kriston Charles Belinte Chee was shot following a fight with another man, 25-year-old Kyle Wayne Quadlin. Detectives reviewing surveillance video report the two men fought in the store before the shooting Sunday afternoon. Quadlin told ... Read More »

Arizona House Committee Approves New Fund And Committee To Set Up Memorial Honoring Granite Mountain Hotshots Killed In Fire


An Arizona House committee has approved a new fund and committee to create a memorial site honoring the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire. The committee approved House Bill 2624 unanimously Monday. It would allocate $500,000 to create a memorial site to honor the firefighters. It also creates a committee to oversee the memorial and ... Read More »

Arizona House Panel Gives Initial Approval To Create Virtual Fence Along State’s Border


An Arizona House panel has given initial approval to a plan to spend $30 million dollars to install 350 miles of "virtual fence' along the state's southern border with Mexico. The House Government and Environment Committee on Monday approved the proposal from Republican Senator Bob Worsley of Mesa for 300 towers along 350 miles of the border. Worsley told committee ... Read More »

Scottsdale To Unveil Plans For Spring-Training Themed Events


Scottsdale officials will unveil plans for various events the city has planned in conjunction with the Cactus League's spring training season. City representatives today will preview the game schedule for the San Francisco Giants, who will be playing at Scottsdale Stadium.   The city will also announce plans for the 2014 Spring Training Festival, scheduled for next week. Officials say ... Read More »

Yuma Police Investigating Vehicle-Pedestrian Accident


The Yuma Police Department is investigating a vehicle-pedestrian accident in which the pedestrian was killed. On Saturday night, officers responded to an accident at the corner of Eighth Street and Magnolia Avenue. The vehicle left the scene of the accident before officers arrived. It is described as an older model flatbed truck. The yet unidentified driver was located on Sunday. ... Read More »

Several Injured In Two Car Collision


Several were injured following a two-car collision on Friday morning. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says the accident occurred on Avenue 3E and East Highway-95. A vehicle traveling westbound on Highway-95 failed to stop at a red light and collided with another vehicle traveling northbound on Avenue 3E. 22-year-old Corey Milburn, 48-year-old James Pollison and 46-year-old Angela Eklund were all ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office On The Lookout For Missing 73-Year-Old Man


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for a missing person. 73-year-old Troy Smeltz went missing Friday and was reported missing the next day. He was last seen at the Yuma Lakes R-V Resort Friday about 5:30pm. He stands six-feet tall and weighs about 215-pounds. He has grey hair and blue eyes. If you have any information, call ... Read More »

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