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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 »

Deliberations Set To Resume For Temple Slayings Retrial

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Deliberations are set to resume in the third trial of a man charged with killing nine people at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple in 1991. Johnathan A. Doody was found guilty in 1993 and sentenced to 281 years in prison. But an appeals court threw out his conviction in 2011, ruling that investigators improperly obtained his confession. His second trial ... Read More »

Yuma Territorial Marathon And Half Marathon

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Runners are gearing up for the annual Yuma Territorial Marathon this weekend. The Caballeros de Yuma are sponsoring the run once again this year and hope for a good turnout for the 26.2 mile race Saturday.   The race will start at 7am Saturday at Cocopah Casino and will head south along Highway 95 to near San Luis before it ... Read More »

Parents Busted For Growing Pot

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A Kingman mother and father are facing numerous charges after authorities found drug paraphernalia in their home. The Kingman Daily Miner reports the two parents were accused of growing marijuana and using drugs in front of their two children, ages five and three. Authorities say 24-year-old Jessica Berry and 25-year-old Thomas Ogden were taken into custody after agents with Child ... Read More »

African American Leaders Fear Their Political Presence In Arizona Is Fading

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African-American leaders in Arizona fear their political presence is fading. The impending retirement of State Senator Leah Landrum Taylor could leave Arizona as one of a handful of states with no African-Americans in the Legislature. The Arizona Republic reports Landrum Taylor is marking the beginning of her final legislative session today. Since 1950, there has been at least one African-American ... Read More »

One Person In Custody In Connection With Arson

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Officials say one person is in custody in connection with several fires intentionally set on Friday night. The Yuma Fire Department and the Yuma Police Department responded to several fires in the south end of Yuma. There were at least 12 fires set within one hour. During this time period Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and United States Border Patrol personnel ... Read More »

Last Woman In Prostitution Ring Sentenced

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A third woman arrested nearly four years ago for allegedly running a prostitution ring out of a Somerton massage parlor will not have to serve any jail time. The Yuma Sun reports 58-year-old Won Sil Shim was sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation by a Yuma County Superior Court judge. Shim was born in Korea but is a permanent ... Read More »

Yuma Native Named To Arizona Game And Fish Commission

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Yuma native Jim Ammons has been named to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to serve a five year term. The Yuma Sun is reporting the position entails overseeing the department alongside other commissioners from various counties across Arizona. Ammons hopes to not only be a voice for those from Yuma but from the entire state. Read More »

Politics Of Power Have Disability Treaty Stalled In Senate

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An international human rights treaty that has been bottled up for more than a year now, has hundreds of organizations for veterans and people with disabilities across the country calling for a new vote in the U.S. Senate. Advocate Dylan Brown says protections for people with disabilities that are similar to those in the U.S. should be in place across ... Read More »

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