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Police On The Lookout For Two Armed Robbers

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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 »

Number Of Flu Related Deaths In Yuma County Increases To Three

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The number of influenza deaths in Yuma County has now increased to three – the latest victim an infant. The other two unidentified victims were adults. Registered Nurse April Parsons of Yuma Regional Medical Center says they have seen an increase in influenza cases.   Doctors are urging the community to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others. ... Read More »

City Of San Luis Announces Retirement Of Manuel Aranda

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The City of San Luis is announcing the retirement of Manuel Aranda, Friday. Aranda’s leaving marks the end of an era for the City of San Luis. He was the first person in charge of maintenance operations for the City’s Public Works Department. Mayor Gerado Sanchez added the city is indebted to his vision and commitment for propelling the city ... Read More »

Yuma Lettuce Days Presents Annual Culinary Celebration At Quartermaster Depot

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Chef Chris "C-J" Jacobson, executive chef at Girasol restaurant in Studio City, California, will be the headline chef for the next Yuma Lettuce Days, set for March 1st and 2nd at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park. An annual culinary celebration of Yuma's role as the nation's winter vegetable capital, Lettuce Days earned a Governor's Tourism Award as Arizona's outstanding ... Read More »

Arizona Ranks 41st For Overall Financial Security

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Arizona ranks 41st in the nation for overall financial security of its residents, according to a scorecard released today by the Washington, DC based Corporation for Enterprise Development.   Arizona Community Action Association director Cynthia Zwick calls the results “disappointing but not surprising,” and says those households are defined as “liquid asset poor.”.   Arizona also ranks poorly for state ... Read More »

Arizona Legislature Poised To Quickly Approve Millions In Extra CPS Cash

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The Arizona Legislature is poised to quickly approve a special $6.8 million dollar appropriation that will let the state's child welfare agency hiring 192 new workers right away. The Senate and House of Representatives have scheduled votes today on identical bills authorizing the spending. The money is a key part of Governor Jan Brewer's effort to remake the agency. The ... Read More »

Man Arrested In Arizona After Being Convicted Of Child Pornography Charges

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A man wanted in Michigan after being convicted on child pornography charges has been arrested in Arizona. U.S. Marshals in Tucson say 34-year-old Michael Mazel was arrested Tuesday during a vehicle stop on I-10 near Eloy.   Authorities say Mazel was arrested without incident and was possibly headed to Mexico. Mazel was wanted in the Eastern District of Michigan for ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Seize Abandoned Marijuana

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station seized $138,000 worth of abandoned marijuana Monday. Agents patrolling near Sentinel received a report of five people carrying large backpacks south of their location. When agents arrived on scene, a search of the area turned up five backpacks of marijuana weighing 277 pounds combined. The marijuana was taken to the Wellton ... Read More »

Cocopah Indian Tribe Donates To Crossroads Mission

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The Cocopah Indian Tribe continues its long-standing tradition of helping others. Cocopah Tribal Elder Paul Soto had the honor of presenting the Crossroads Mission with a check of $1000 on Tuesday. The money donated will help the Crossroads Mission continue to feed the hungry and shelter the homeless. Read More »

Sex Offender Relocation Update

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The Yuma Police Department would like to notify the community of the recent relocation of a sex offender.   62-year-old Oscar Molina has relocated to 1075 South Magnolia Avenue Number 32 in Yuma. Molina is described as standing 6 feet, weighing 165-pounds with black hair and brown eyes. In August 1992, Molina entered into a plea agreement in Yuma County ... Read More »

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