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El Centro Border Patrol Agents Arrest Dangerous Gang Member

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Tuesday, United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States.   Border Patrol agents arrested a 43-year-old Mexican national as he entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Agents arrested him west of the downtown Calexico Port of Entry. The man was transported ... Read More »

Police Release Name Of Victim Killed In Hit And Run Accident

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Police have released the name of the victim killed in a recent hit and run accident. 24-year-old Joshua Wesley Wynn of North Carolina was killed on Sunday night after he was hit by a vehicle driven by 42-year-old Margarita Belen of San Luis. Police say Belen’s vehicle struck Wynn as he was alongside Highway 95 just east of Avenue “H”. ... Read More »

Lack Of Awareness About Financial Assistance Is Biggest Obstacle For Affordable Care Act Consumers

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With a little more than two months to go in the open-enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, community organizers say the biggest obstacle for consumers is not the Healthcare.gov website but a lack of awareness about financial assistance. Erin Knott of Enroll America says many Arizonans her group has worked with are well aware that "Care" is available under ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department K-9 To Receive Protective Vest


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The Yuma Police Department has been selected to receive a vest for their recently announced new Police Service Dog, Raico. Raico was selected by the Protect Police K-Nine's Organization from Tucson to receive a free of charge protective vest. The Protect Police K-Nine's Organization was started by Michael Valdez when he was a third grade student in Tucson. Michael read ... Read More »

Sex Offender Relocation Update

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The Yuma Police Department would like to notify the public of a sex offender who has recently relocated.  26-year-old Charles Heuchan now lives at 2175 South Fifth Avenue in Yuma. He is described as standing 5’8, weighing 170-pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. In March 2012, he was convicted of aggravated assault with sexual motivation in Yuma County Superior ... Read More »

Governor Brewer To Deliver State Of The State Address In Yuma Today

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Governor Janice Brewer will arrive in Yuma later today to deliver her annual State of the State address. Governor Brewer has typically traveled the state during her term to deliver the address for persons living outside the state’s capital city, Phoenix. She will arrive on the campus of Arizona Western College this afternoon at 1pm. Read More »

City Of Prescott Denies Claims From Yarnell Fire


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The city of Prescott has denied more than 100 damage claims seeking a total of $662 million by property owners and relatives of firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill fire.   91 property owners filed claims and 17 additional claims were filed by relatives of Granite Mountain Hotshots who died on June 30th 2013. 19 members of the elite ... Read More »

Yuma Board Of Supervisors Hold Meeting This Morning

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors held a meeting this morning at 9am at the County offices in downtown Yuma. Items on the agenda included authorizing the Director of the Yuma County Free Library District to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Arizona Historical Society and Yuma County, for and on behalf of the YCFLD, and to archive, store, ... Read More »

San Luis Woman Accused Of Hit And Run

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A San Luis woman is accused of hitting a man with her SUV Sunday night and leaving the scene where he died. 42-year-old Margarita Belen appeared in court Monday to hear charges she may be facing. The Yuma County Sheriff's Office says they received a report of a possible man down on Highway 95 and Avenue “H”. Alfonso Zavala of ... Read More »

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