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Yuma City Council Holds First Meeting For 2014

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The Yuma City Council’s first 2014 meeting was held on Wednesday – new Mayor Doug Nicholls’ first meeting since being sworn in last week. He told our television partner KYMATV things went smoothly Wednesday night. He added he has several agenda items he wants to work to initiate.   The council’s next meeting, due to the holidays will be next ... Read More »

Former AZ Congresswoman Skydives On Anniversary Of Shooting

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Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords marked the third anniversary of being shot in the head at a political rally by skydiving Wednesday. Others gathered in Tucson for bell-ringing and flag-raising ceremonies to remember the six killed and 13 injured on January 8th 2011. Giffords made the tandem jump strapped to a professional skydiver. She waved and blew kisses to a ... Read More »

Child Abuse Case Team Report 2600 Seen So Far

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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 55-hundred of those cases to investigators. The so-called CARE team named on December 2nd 2013 by Governor Jan Brewer provided the latest update Wednesday . It said nearly 2600 children identified ... Read More »

El Centro Border Patrol Arrest Narcotics Smuggler At Greyhound Bus Station

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On Monday, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Greyhound bus station and seized more than two pounds of methamphetamine. Border Patrol agents began questioning a suspicious occupant of an out-going bus, during a transportation check. During questioning, a 25-year-old female, United States citizen, became nervous and unable ... Read More »

Arizona Sees Slow Increase Of Flu Cases

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Arizona's flu season is starting off slowly.   Department of Health Services Director Will Humble says Arizona is seeing an increase in the number of lab-confirmed flu cases but with 50-percent fewer cases than the department recorded last year at this time. Humble says three different strains of flu are circulating, including the one that caused the 2000 pandemic. Read More »

Missing Man’s Car Shows Up In Car Wash In San Bernardino

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There may have been a crack in the case of a missing man for nearly a year. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office in reference to the ongoing search of Laurence J. “Jack” Doering.  The vehicle Doering was last known to be driving had been located in a desert area northwest ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meeting Tonight With New Mayor

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The Yuma City Council faces a light agenda for the first meeting of 2014 tonight. This will be the first meeting for Mayor Doug Nicholls and new council members William Craft, Gary Knight and Gary Wright. Mayor Nichols is happy to have a light agenda.   The agenda includes the appointment of a Deputy Mayor and several liquor license requests ... Read More »

Tesla Supercharging Stations Hope To Help Arizona Tourism

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Arizona's tourism economy could get a boost in the new year, courtesy of Tesla Motors. The maker of the popular electric vehicles has opened one of its supercharging stations at Quartzsite, with six more coming soon around the state.   Ray Hagerman with Four Corners Economic Development says Tesla strategically locates the stations in areas near amenities like restaurants and ... Read More »

Despite Deep Freeze, Global Warming Still Happening

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Most of the nation may be frozen, but an expert says the world is still warming. Lonnie Thompson is a renowned climatologist and professor at Ohio State who has studied the effects of climate on glaciers around the globe. He says public opinion on climate change tends to shift in response to cold weather patterns.   Thompson says each of ... Read More »

Conservative Group’s TV Ads Target Rep. Barber, Kirkpatrick

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Arizona television viewers will soon know it is an election year just by turning on their television sets. A conservative group is committing $650,000 to television ads targeting two Democratic members of Congress for their support of the president's health care overhaul law.   Americans for Prosperity announced Tuesday it was committing the cash for a three-week campaign targeting Representatives ... Read More »

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