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El Centro Border Patrol Agent’s Arrests Lead To Conviction Of 13 Illegal Aliens

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents’ recent arrests have led to the successful conviction and sentencing of 13 illegal aliens with prior convictions for other crimes. The illegal aliens all were sentenced from 30 to 46-months in federal prison. The apprehensions took place earlier this year near the border cities of Calexico, El Centro, and Indio. The illegal aliens, many ... Read More »

Latest Arizona Child Abuse Report Shows 4200 Assigned To Cases

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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 more than 4200 of those cases to investigators. The so-called CARE team named about three weeks ago by Governor Jan Brewer provided the latest update Tuesday. It said nearly 2100 children identified ... Read More »

Claims From Yarnell Hill Fire Total $662 Million


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More than 100 damage claims seeking a total of $662 million have been filed by property owners and relatives of firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill fire. The Daily Courier reports that 91 property owners filed claims and that 17 additional claims were filed by relatives of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished June 30th 2013. The claims are ... Read More »

Mesa Agrees To Sell 11,000 Acres Of Land To Real Estate Investment Company

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Mesa has announced the sale of about 11,000 acres of land it owns in Pinal County. Officials say the city will sell the land to real estate investment company Pinal Land Holdings LLC, in one of the largest land deals in the city's history. The three phase sale agreement could net Mesa up to $135 million. City officials say the ... Read More »

Yuma Fire Responds To Fire On Christmas Eve

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On Christmas Eve, Yuma Fire Department personnel responded to 48 emergency calls for service. Two of those were residential fires. At approximately 4:20pm YFD responded to a reported fire in the Double D Mobile Home Park at 355 West 18th Street. Arriving personnel found smoke coming from an apartment at that location. Firefighters quickly extinguished an oven fire that had ... Read More »

Party Prepared Campaign Encourages Safe Sex For The New Year

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Aside from Spring break, New Year’s Eve may be the biggest occasion of the year for risky behavior including unprotected sex. An Arizona campaign to encourage safe sex among holiday partiers is now in its second year. John Welch with the Southwest Center for HIV AIDS says there is a strong connection between substance use and sexually-transmitted infections. The "Party ... Read More »

Yuma Man Dies In Skydiving Accident

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A Yuma man who died in a Southern California skydiving accident has been identified as a trainer of military skydivers from Arizona. The Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner's office identified the victim of Friday's accident in Perris, California as 29 year old Jason Granger of Yuma. Skydive Perris manager Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld says Granger was a highly-qualified skydiver who trained members of the ... Read More »

Dispute In Tempe Mall Parking Lot Escalates Into Shooting

Authorities say a dispute in a Tempe mall's parking lot escalated into a shooting that left one woman with a minor injury. Police spokesman Michael Pooley says the shooting in the Arizona Mills mall lot Saturday started out as a dispute between 20 year old Voyee Smith and other males described as being in their late teens or early 20s. ... Read More »

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