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Judge Sets New Date For Jodi Arias Trial

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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

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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 »

Congressman Paul Gosar Votes In Favor Of Health Exchange Security And Transparency Act

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United States Congressman Paul Gosar voted in favor of the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act Friday, legislation that requires the Department of Health and Human Services to notify within two business days any individual whose personal information was stolen or unlawfully accessed through an ObamaCare exchange. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 291-to-122. After ... Read More »

Suspect In Yuma Shooting
 Pleads Not Guilty To Attempted Murder

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A suspect in a shooting that left one man wounded has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder. 22-year-old Marco Navarrete was arraigned Friday on two felony offenses. Navarrete has also been charged with one count of aggravated assault. Navarrete entered not guilty pleas to both charges. A justice of the peace denied a request from Navarrete's defense lawyer to reduce ... Read More »

Sex Offender Relocation Notifications

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The Yuma Police Department is notifying the public concerning the relocation of a registered sex offender. Police say 33-year-old Kevin Wiley has relocated to 2513 South Edgewood Drive in Yuma. He is described as standing 5’9 tall and weighing 265 pounds. He has brown hair and eyes. In August 2003, he entered a plea agreement on one count of Attempted ... Read More »

Multicar Accident Near Highway 95


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Several people were injured following a multiple car accident on Highway 95 on Thursday night. The accident occurred just south of County 12th-and-a-Half Street. The initial investigation at the scene revealed that the Honda CR-V was traveling southbound on Highway 95 when the driver became aware of an approaching ambulance with lights and sirens activated, and slowed down to transition ... Read More »

Ex 
Governor Of New Mexico Honored For Fighting Horse Slaughter

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The Humane Society of the United States is honoring former governor of neighboring New Mexico, Bill Richardson, for his efforts to help prevent horse slaughter in the U.S. Keith Dane with the Humane Society says the organization recently named Richardson its "2013 Humane Horseman of the Year." Dane says Richardson's high-profile involvement is helpful as New Mexico's Valley Meat Company ... Read More »

Border Patrol Demonstrating Robot Tech To Monitor Tunnel Activity At Arizona-Mexico Border

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Border Patrol agents are using new robot technology to catch illegal activities inside tunnels at the Arizona-Mexico border. Agents in the Tucson sector will demonstrate on Tuesday how so-called "tunnel robots" will be used to detect any tunnels that could be used by illegal border-crossers. The agents will be joined by tunnel experts at a drainage tunnel in Nogales. U.S. ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department Investigating Early-Morning Shooting

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The Yuma Police Department says they have contacted another person wanted for questioning in a shooting incident earlier this week. Police say 20-year-old Angel Salazar was questioned in connection with a shooting that took place on Wednesday morning in the 1300 block of West Eighth Place. 22-year-old Marco Navarrete was arrested on Attempted Murder charges. Police spoke with Salazar on ... Read More »

Student Pricked By Needle At McGraw Elementary School


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A student at McGraw Elementary School pricked herself on a hypodermic needle on Monday and officials are investigating. Our television partner KYMATV broke the story recently and interviewed the parent of the student. Brenda Suarez has spoken with the school in connection with the incident involving her daughter. She was instructed to take her daughter for a blood test. McGraw ... Read More »

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