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Yuma Man Dies In Skydiving Accident


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 »

Local Police Warn About State Police Warrant Scam


Local police are warning of a scam going on in which the caller identifies themselves as working with the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office. Some residents have received phone calls from the scammer claiming to be a captain or lieutenant with YCSO's warrant division. According to police, this suspect tells victims they have a warrant out for their arrest which they ... Read More »

Yuma Food Bank A Third Of It’s Way To $500k Goal


The Yuma Community Food Bank is a third of the way toward their yearly fund raiser goal of $500,000. The Step Up to the Plate campaign will end in February 2014. The Yuma Sun is reporting that an anonymous donor has pledged to match the amount donated if the food bank reaches their goal of raising $500,000. The food bank ... Read More »

AWC Matadors Beat Saddleback Gauchos


The Arizona Western College Matadors toppled the Saddleback Gauchos Friday afternoon 66-37 on the campus of MiroCosta College in the opening game of the 2013 Holiday Festival Tournament. On Saturday, AWC lost to Eastern Utah 78-68. The Matadors then lost the third place game to Seward County of Kansas 60-56 Sunday afternoon. Read More »

Private Ambulance Company To Pay $2.8 Million In Medicare Fraud Case


A private ambulance company that provides services in Arizona and roughly 20 other states has agreed to pay the federal government more than $2.8 million to resolve civil allegations that the business defrauded Medicare.   John Leonardo, U.S. Attorney for Arizona, says that over a four year period from 2007 to 2011, various ambulance companies owned by Rural/Metro Corporation billed ... Read More »

American Red Cross Assisting A Woman Who Lost Her Home To A Fire


The American Red Cross is assisting a person who lost her home to a fire Thursday morning. Rural-Metro responded to the fire in  the 2700 block of West Clifford Lane around 8:30am. The owner, 78 year-old Dorothy “Dottie” Parker was able to escape the residence with the help of her dog, who warned her of the fire. Officials say the ... Read More »

Arizona Woman And Boyfriend Accused Of Taking Kid’s Christmas Money


Authorities in northwestern Arizona say a Golden Valley woman and her boyfriend are accused of stealing her children's Christmas money. Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to a theft report Wednesday at a home in Kingman. Two people at the home say they had given ten dollars to each of their four grandchildren for Christmas. The grandparents say the children's mother ... Read More »

Arizona Child Abuse Report Shows 3300 Investigators Assigned To Cases


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 3300 of those cases to investigators. The so called CARE team named about three weeks ago by Governor Jan Brewer provided the latest update Thursday. It said more than 1700 children identified ... Read More »

USDA Taking Public Comments About Bears In Captivity


Hundreds of bears in captivity around the country are held in small, concrete pits and cages without anything that is natural to them – and since they cannot speak for themselves, one of the world’s largest animal welfare groups wants humans to speak up for them. Delcianna Winders is Director of Captive Law for the PETA Foundation. She says the ... Read More »

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