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One Man Dead And Another Severely Burned In RV Fire


One man is dead and another severely burned in an RV fire in Phoenix. Phoenix Fire Department officials say a 29-year-old man injured in Tuesday afternoon's fire is hospitalized with second and third-degree burns over most of his body. The names of the two men have not been released but fire officials believe the victims are an uncle and his ... Read More »

Arizona Legislator Wants State To Fund High Tech Surveillance Near US Mexico Border


An Arizona legislator wants the state to spend 30-million-dollars for a high-tech surveillance network near the United States border with Mexico.   Republican Senator Bob Worsley of Mesa says the "virtual fence" consisting of 200 cameras would monitor cross-border movement to see if the federal government keeps its promises to secure the border. Under Worsley's bill, the new surveillance system ... Read More »

Better Business Bureau Releases List Of Top 5 Most Compained About Industries In Yuma


After processing 88 complaints and thousands of questions from consumers over the last year, Yuma's Better Business Bureau has released its list of the top five most complained about industries in Yuma County. Topping the list in 2013? Our television partner KYMATV has revealed it is office supply sales by deceptive telemarketers. The bottom line here is to always ask ... Read More »

Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize 553 Pounds Of Marijuana


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector seized 553 pounds of marijuana, seized 33 pounds of methamphetamine, and arrested seven people in three separate weekend incidents. Yuma Station agents working at an immigration checkpoint on I-10 seized 205 pounds of marijuana Friday worth an estimated $102,000. The marijuana was turned over to the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office. ... Read More »

A Grant Has Been Awarded To The Oak Creek Watershed Council For Continued Research Efforts


Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials say a nearly 166-thousand-dollar grant has been awarded to the Oak Creek Watershed Council for continued outreach efforts and cleanup events in northern Arizona. The grant is one of three awarded in Arizona this year, administered by ADEQ's water quality improvement grant program. It is to address polluted runoff from different sources. Last year, ... Read More »

Arpaio’s Layers Say Fees Request Excessive


Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawyers say a request for approximately $7 Million in legal fees and costs for lawyers who won a racial profiling suit is astonishingly excessive. The lawyers for the plaintiffs in the case have said their fee request is reasonable because the case involved nearly six years of work. Arpaio's lawyers dispute that and say the ... Read More »

Gabby Giffords Says It’s “Too Dangerous To Wait” On Gun Control


Gabby Giffords is telling Washington leaders that "it's too dangerous to wait" to confront gun violence.  The former Arizona congresswoman is featured in a new television ad campaign set to air immediately before and after President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. In the ad, Giffords faces the camera and says that "Congress is afraid of the gun lobby." ... Read More »

Arizona’s Fourth Grade Reading Gap Follows Home Income Gap


Seventy-two percent of Arizona fourth-graders are reading below grade level. That is one finding of a new Kids Count Data Snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Casey Foundation’s Elizabeth Burke Bryant says one key to success in life is learning to read in the early grades.   Although Arizona fourth-grade reading levels have improved over the past decade, ... Read More »

Yuma Proving Grounds Dedicates New Wind Tunnel


The Yuma Proving Ground dedicated a new wind tunnel on Friday, January 24th. The tunnel will help train military members and others on parachute landings.   The tunnel is the largest in the world and able to fit up to eight jumpers at once. The tunnel was named after the late Green Beret Master Sargent George A. Bannar Junior. Read More »

Former University Of Arizona Director Of Athletics Passes Away


Former University of Arizona Director of Athletics Dave Strack passed away on Saturday at the age of 90. Strack served as AD at the U of A from 1972-to-1982. Highlighting his decade-long tenure at Arizona, Strack hired the first African-American head coach at a major university when he appointed Fred Snowden head men’s basketball coach in 1972. He also oversaw ... Read More »

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