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Arizona Senator Jeff Flake Visits U.S. – Mexico Border

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Arizona Republician Senator Jeff Flake visited the U.S.-Mexico border and met with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials from the Yuma sector Tuesday.  KYMA-TV reports that this visit comes during a two-week break from negotiations in Congress.  Flake is one of the so-called "Gang of Eight" bi-partisan senators drafting federal immigration reform bills.    A federal immigration overhaul could affect the ... Read More »

House Committee Reviews Bathroom Bill

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A House committee is set to consider a watered-down version of a bill that would have barred transgender people from using public bathrooms not associated with their birth gender. Representative John Kavanagh changed his bill after a national civil rights group called it discriminatory and is expected to present the new version of his so-called bathroom bill in the Appropriations ... Read More »

Arizona Snowbowl Celebrates End Of 75th Season

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The Arizona Snowbowl is nearing the end of its 75th season.  The ski resort just outside Flagstaff will close for the season on Sunday.  It will open three more days in April in celebration of the anniversary.  The Snowbowl received 219 inches of snow this season and has a 61-inch base. Officials were able to turn to snowmaking equipment for ... Read More »

Matadors Split Wins With Phoenix College

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The Arizona Western College Matadors went 1-for-2 in action from Tuesday.  The Matadors won 2-to-nothing against Phoenix College in the first game.  In game number two, the Matadors were stopped 5-to-3. Read More »

Person Of Interest Sought For Questioning In Murder Of Christal Figueroa

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The Yuma Police Department has gathered information about a subject they want to question concerning the murder of Christal Figueroa.  Figueroa’s body was discovered last week in a grove of trees south of Yuma.  Police say they have identified 30-year-old Jose G. Jimenez Junior as a person of interest in the case.  Additionally, Jimenez currently has a felony warrant out ... Read More »

Police Respond To Shots Fired On South 15th Avenue

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The Yuma Police Department responded to a call of shots being fired on Monday afternoon.  Police say the incident took place in the 500 block of South 15th Avenue.  An investigation shows that a disturbance between 22-year-old Joel Rivas, 23-year-old Brian Brown and 24-year-old Raymond Palacio ensued.  Shots were reportedly fired in the road.  Rivas and Palacio were located, questioned ... Read More »

Border Patrol Apprehends Driver With 38lbs Of Cocaine Hidden In Truck

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El Centro Border Agents at the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized over $1.2-million worth of illegal narcotics concealed in a truck.  Officials say they stopped a 32-year-old male driving a Ford Ranger pickup Friday at the Highway 86 checkpoint between Westmoreland and Salton City.  13 wrapped packages of cocaine weighing 38 pounds were found in different ... Read More »

Drug Sniffing Dog Tips Off Border Patrol To Hidden Meth Stash

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A man was busted trying to smuggle $215,000 worth of meth through the San Luis Port of Entry.  KSWT-TV says Customs and Border Protection officers referred 34-year-old Ricardo Martinez to go through secondary inspection.  A drug-sniffing dog alerted the officers to a hidden compartment underneath the engine of the Lexus sedan Martinez was driving, where they found 19 pounds of ... Read More »

Yuma Intl Airport To Unveil Changes To Passenger Screening Area

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Passengers flying to and from Yuma International Airport will notice a few new passenger-friendly changes to the airport’s passenger screening area.  Yuma International Airport was awarded an $180,000 grant from the Aeronautics Division of the Arizona Department of Transportation in July 2012 to accommodate new equipment for TSA.  The project included moving the entrance of the secured area to the ... Read More »

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