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Newspaper Finds Border Patrol Agents Who Use Deadly Force Face Few Public Repercussions

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An examination by an Arizona newspaper has found that Border Patrol agents who use deadly force face few public repercussions, even in cases in which the justification for the shooting seems dubious.   The Arizona Republic reported Sunday that on-duty Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers killed at least 42 people since 2005.   The deaths vary ... Read More »

YCAT Offers Holiday Lights Tour Around Yuma

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Each December, Yuma County Area Transit offers a tour of holiday lights around Yuma. This year service will operate on Friday 20, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22. The route served includes the Fortuna Foothills as well as Central Yuma on a tour that takes approximately one and a half hours.   Regular Y-AT fares apply. The cost is two dollars ... Read More »

School In Kingman Considering Switch To Year-Round School Schedule

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A school district in Kingman is seeking public input on its plan to switch over to a year-round school schedule.   The Kingman Daily Miner reports that public hearings on the proposal will be held next month.   The Kingman Unified School District Governing Board is expected to decide the matter at its January meeting. The board is considering changing ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department Investigating Incident Involving 16 Year Old Female

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The Yuma Police Department says they are investigating an incident in which a male tried to talk a 16 year old female to go into his car on Sunday night. The vehicle involved was described as a small gray four door car. The male subject was described as Hispanic about 30 years old.  The female reported she was walking in ... Read More »

Cocopah Indian Tribe Donates Money To Gifts Of Hope Yuma

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The Cocopah Indian Tribe continued its long-standing mission to help others. Cocopah Tribal Elder, Paul Soto had the honor of presenting Ricardo Becerra, Associate Director of Development with Arizona’s Children Association with a check of $250, Thursday. Arizona’s Children Association is one of the oldest and largest not for profit child welfare and behavioral health agencies in Arizona. The money ... Read More »

Gas Prices Slightly Higher This Week

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Gasoline prices around Arizona are only slightly higher at the pump this week. Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.15 a gallon. That is up by half a penny from last week. This week's national average is at $3.25 per gallon, unchanged from the previous week.   Tucson has Arizona's ... Read More »

Fallen Police Officer’s Family Suing Truck Company

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With the help of truck accident Attorney Michael Leizerman, the family of fallen Department of Public Safety officer Tim Huffman is suing the truck driver that killed him in May. Our television partner KYMATV has learned that Leizerman is going after 33 year old Jorge Espinoza and his employer, Evans Dedicated Systems.   Espinoza is charged with one count of ... Read More »

Arizona Humane Society Weighs In On Giving Pets As Presents

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It is always been conventional wisdom that giving a pet as a holiday gift is probably a mistake. But new research is changing some minds. Spokeswoman Bretta Nelson with the Arizona Humane Society says most pets given as gifts appear to turn out just fine.   Nelson says people still have to realize that bringing a pet into a family ... Read More »

Tiger’s Half-Brother Arrested For Making False Bomb Threats

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The half-brother of golf star Tiger Woods has been arrested in Phoenix for allegedly making a false bomb threat at the government building where he works. Phoenix police say 58 year old Earl Dennison Woods Junior is accused of calling in the threat at the Department of Economic Security building Thursday morning. Police say they were called after DES employees ... Read More »

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