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Yuma Border Patrol Agents Seize 831 Pounds Of Marijuana; $675,000 In U.S. Currency


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector seized 831 pounds of marijuana, seized $675,000 in currency, and arrested 15 people in three separate incidents Wednesday. In the initial incident, agents patrolling near Gila Bend apprehended nine male Mexican nationals south of I-8, who had entered the U.S. illegally with seven backpacks of marijuana. The marijuana, with a combined ... Read More »

U.S. Customs And Border Protection Office Release 2013 Year End Review


After another year of protecting the Yuma sector, the United States Customs and Border Protection office has released their 2013 year end review. Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Thomas Lines says the number of arrests made last year decreased.   Lines says this is a step forward, as it means less people are trying to cross into the U-S illegally. Read More »

Skydive Yuma To Get Blessing Ritual From Cocopah Tribal Councilman


Skydive Yuma is the only commercial Sky Diving center in Southwest Arizona. The company’s headquarters are at the Somerton Airport and its drop zone is located on the Cocopah East Reservation. Cocopah Tribal Councilman Neil White will perform a blessing ritual of the aircraft and drop zone February 8th at 10am, during Skydive Yuma’s unveiling. As the ceremony ends Cocopah ... Read More »

SWA And Rural Metro Fire Department Working With Arizona Department Of Human Services On Baby Car Seat Program


SWA and the Rural Metro Fire Department are working with Arizona Department of Human Services on a “gently used” car seat donation program with Mexico. Governor Janice Brewer is working with the Governor of Sonora Mexico on this state wide campaign. AZD—HS is working with Rural/Metro Fire stations in Yuma on a car seat kick-off event on Saturday. The stations that are collection ... Read More »

Police Investigating Motel Robbery


Police are trying to understand why two persons held up an area motel and took a piece of equipment that is no good to them once it was removed from the motel. The Oak Tree Inn was held up on Wednesday morning by two Hispanic males in their 20s. Yuma Police Department Public Affairs Officer Joe Franklin tells us more ... Read More »

Final Passage Of Farm Bill Expected Today


Final passage of the much-delayed federal Farm Bill is expected today. The five-year compromise includes funding for programs that support conservation and renewable energy. While overall, the Energy Title funding has been reduced, Andy Olsen with the Environmental Law and Policy Center says the compromise provides some certainty for renewed growth in rural energy projects.   Olsen says the compromise ... Read More »

Arizona Legislature OKs Millions For Child-Welfare Agency


The Arizona Legislature has quickly approved a special $6.8 million appropriation that will let the state's child welfare agency hire 192 new workers right away.   The Senate and House of Representatives voted Thursday on identical bills authorizing the spending. The money is a key part of Governor Jan Brewer's effort to remake the agency. The proposal shifts $1.1 million ... Read More »

Arizona Department Of Gaming Revenue


The Arizona Department of Gaming says contributions to the state from tribal gambling revenue will be about $13.5 million for the quarter that ended December 31st 2013. That is about 2.7% more than the same quarter in 2012. Dan Bergin, the department director, says the increase is welcome news for state programs that get funding from the tribal money. He ... Read More »

Gas Prices Slightly Lower This Week


Gasoline prices around Arizona are slightly lower at the pump this week. Officials with AAA Arizona say that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.24 a gallon. That is down by less than a penny from last week. This week's national average is at $3.27 per gallon, more than a penny lower than last week. Tucson has ... Read More »

Police On The Lookout For Two Armed Robbers


The Yuma Police Department is on the lookout for two suspects who allegedly robbed an area motel Wednesday morning. Police say two Hispanic males walked into the Oak Tree Inn on South Sunridge Drive early Wednesday morning and brandished a knife at the clerk. They then used the same knife to remove a room card reader, left the motel out ... Read More »

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