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Lawyers in the racial profiling case against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office are criticizing their rivals' recommended candidates to monitor the agency's operations to ensure it is not making unconstitutional arrests. A week ago, attorneys on both sides each recommended three candidates. United States District Judge Murray Snow will use the list of recommended prospects to select a monitor for ... Read More »

Study Raises Questions Over Movie Ratings


You may give the OK for your child to see a PG-13 movie, thinking the content is age appropriate, but a new study says when it comes to some risky behaviors on screen, there is little difference between PG-13 and R-rated flicks. Amy Bleakley is a research scientist at the Annenberg Center and author of a study in the latest ... Read More »

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 »

Sex Offender Update


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the community of the relocation of a sex offender. 81 year old Aurelio Aguilar is now living at 11594 Somerton Avenue in Somerton. He is described as standing 5’7 and weighing 175 lbs with white hair and brown eyes. In November, Aguilar pled guilty in Yuma County on two counts of Attempted Molestation ... Read More »

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