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Police Called To School After Student Brings Gun To Gila Ridge High

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The Yuma Police Department responded to Gila Ridge High School on Wednesday morning after receiving information of a fight on campus.  Police say that investigators found that 18-year-old Jacob David Allen possibly was in the possession of a small caliber handgun.  During interviews, Allen admitted to having the weapon and then dumped it into a garbage can.  Police continue to ... Read More »

Sentence Handed Down For Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident

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A man who killed one person last year in a hit-and-run incident has been sentenced to over two years in prison.  27-year-old Joseph Dildine was sentenced for the death of 19-year-old Christopher Humbert in July, 2012.  Humbert was struck near the corner of 24th Street and Avenue “C” by Dildine.  When he was arrested, Dildine told investigators that he got behind ... Read More »

Teenage Girl Kidnapped Then Released, Police Search For Suspect

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The San Luis Police Department is on the lookout for a man who kidnapped a teenage girl.  Police say the incident occurred on Tuesday morning as the victim was walking to school.  The kidnapping occurred on Tenth Avenue after a man driving a minivan offered a ride to the girl.  The girl accepted.  The victim told police that after she ... Read More »

Local Company Creates New Twist On Baseball Caps

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A new local company has started up with a new innovative product.  Notch has introduced a completely new type of baseball cap.  Designed specifically to solve the common problem of sunglasses and baseball caps interfering with each other when worn simultaneously, this innovative, patent-pending design took a simple yet effective approach by creating a notch in the bill of the ... Read More »

Mexican Gray Wolf Population On The Rise, But In Need Of Help

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Fifteen years ago, in the wake of a blizzard, the first group of eleven captive-bred Mexican gray wolves were released in Arizona’s Apache National Forest.  Today, the recovery program’s population has grown to 75, but advocates say much higher numbers are needed to ensure the long-term survival of the “lobo.”   Eva Sargent with Defenders of Wildlife says the wolves ... Read More »

Giffords To Give Commencement Speech At Bard College

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Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, will give the commencement address at an upstate New York college in May. Bard College announced Wednesday that the couple will address more than 600 graduating students during commencement ceremonies on May 25th.  College officials say the 42-year-old Giffords will receive an honorary doctorate of humane ... Read More »

Phoenix General Store Employees Accused Of Food Stamp Fraud

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Authorities say four employees of a general store in Phoenix are accused of food stamp fraud.  A report released Wednesday by the Arizona Department of Economic Security and state Attorney General Tom Horne says people with food cards allegedly were allowed to buy a small item and overcharge the stamp card in order to make a profit.  They say tens ... Read More »

Wildcats Take On The Buckeyes In Sweet 16

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The Arizona Wildcats will tip off their Sweet 16 contest later tonight.  The sixth seeded Wildcats will take on second seeded Ohio State.  Tipoff is set for 4:45pm and will be shown on TBS.  The winner will take on the winner of the LaSalle/Wichita State game on Saturday. Read More »

Woman Arrested In Connection With Christal Figueroa Murder

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One person has been arrested in connection with a recent murder and police continue to be on the lookout for at least three other persons.  The Yuma Police Department says 24-year-old Brandi Michalski of Yuma was arrested on Tuesday for her alleged involvement in the murder of Christal Figueroa.  Police say the two were friends until recently.  Michalski was originally ... Read More »

Bus Sponsorship Gives Students Opportunity To Explore Traveling Alcatraz Exhibit

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Yuma-area students have a chance to break out of school and into prison this spring, thanks to special funding from Union Pacific Foundation.  Their destination is actually "Life on the Rock," a world-class traveling exhibit about the infamous federal prison on Alcatraz Island that has been at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park since January.   Already a sponsor ... Read More »

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