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U.S. Customs And Border Protection Citizens Academy To Provide Local Residents With Inside Look On Securing The Arizona Border


The United States Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector, Port of San Luis and Office of Air and Marine will host an integrated U.S. Customs and Border Protection Citizens Academy beginning February 26th. The program is designed to provide local residents and community leaders an inside look into securing the border – at and between the ports – in southwestern Arizona. Throughout ... Read More »

Man Who Fired At Area Apartment Complex Begins Prison Sentence


A man who fired a weapon in April 2013 at an area apartment complex began serving a prison sentence for the crime. 34-year-old Jorge V. Clark of Yuma was sentenced to 30 months in jail on misconduct with a weapon charges – with credit for 53 days previously served. Clark was arrested after firing the gun at the Pepperwood Studios ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Seize 152 Pounds Of Marijuana


United States Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station arrested six individuals and seized 152 pounds of marijuana Sunday worth an estimated $76,000.   Agents arrested six Mexican nationals near the Granite Mountains, located on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge – all of whom were in the U.S. illegally. In close proximity to the apprehension site, agents located ... Read More »

Paul Gosar Releases Statement On Supreme Court’s Decision On Reviewing Abortion Law


United States Congressman Paul Gosar released a statement after the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to review the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling that held unconstitutional an Arizona law protecting the lives of babies 20 weeks and older, effectively striking down the law. He said quote – "The spurious legacy of Roe continues unabated. This is more than ... Read More »

Leading Insurance Industry Analyst Upgrades Rating For Yuma’s Building Code Effectiveness


A leading insurance industry analyst upgraded its rating for the City of Yuma’s building code effectiveness to a level shared previously by only one other jurisdiction in Arizona and only one-percent of jurisdictions nationwide. The Insurance Services Office Incorporated, which supplies data and analytics for the insurance industry, upgraded the City’s rating in the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule to a grade ... Read More »

Arizona Child Abuse Case
 Has 6,000 Cases Assigned To Investigators


A new team assigned to review more than 6500 child abuse and neglect reports that were not investigated by Arizona child welfare officials says they have now assigned nearly 6,000 of those cases to investigators. The so-called CARE team named on December 2nd 2013 by Governor Jan Brewer provided the latest update Monday. It said more than 3300 children identified ... Read More »

Federal Government Releases Affordable Care Act Figures


The federal government says nearly 28,000 Arizonans have picked plans under the Affordable Care Act health care exchange in the first three months of open enrollment. The figures were released Monday by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. More than $2 million people have signed up nationally. Most of those signing up for coverage in Arizona are ... Read More »

Judge Sets New Date For Jodi Arias Trial


A judge has set a March 17th trial date to decide whether Jodi Arias should be sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty. The 33-year-old Arias was convicted of murder last year, but the jury deadlocked on her punishment. A new penalty phase must be held in which lawyers are expected to bring evidence and call witnesses. The ... Read More »

SNAP Cuts Affecting People Living On Edge Of Hunger


The federal government's cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP and food stamps, are being felt in Arizona. A 5% cut in SNAP benefits took effect in November 2013, amounting to about $36 per month for a family of four. Jerry Brown with Saint Mary's Food Bank Alliance says the reduction can mean many lost meals ... Read More »

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