Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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Fire Breaks Out In House; Believed To Be Arson

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The Yuma Fire and Police Departments are investigating a house fire from last week that has been deemed as arson in nature. Officials say the fire that broke out in the 4800 block of West 21st Street on December 5th damaged several empty rooms. The fire was extinguished quickly, but the damage was already done according to Yuma Fire Department ... Read More »

AARP Arizona Prepares Americans For Retirement 


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Only one third of older Americans are saving for retirement health care expenses, according to a recent survey by AARP. Those out of pocket costs could easily top $200,000 dollars for a retired couple. Cynthia Fagyas of AARP Arizona says they have just launched a free online calculator to help people prepare.   She says the calculator was developed using ... Read More »

Yuma Border Patrol Agents Arrest Ten; Seize 343 Pounds Of Marijuana

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested ten Mexican nationals and seized 343 pounds of marijuana Tuesday worth an estimated $170,000. Agents found footprints near Davidson Canyon located on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. With the help of Customs and Border Protection Air Interdiction agents, the prints were tracked to the group of men who had ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department Holding “Tip-A-Cop” Fundraiser

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The Yuma Police Department is continuing efforts to raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics by kicking off a “Tip-A-Cop” event. The event will be held at Chili’s Restaurant in Yuma on December 18th from 11am-to-8pm. Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities. LETR helps bring awareness to Special ... Read More »

Yuma Turns 100 Years Old Next Year


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Yuma will celebrate a huge milestone in 2014. It is the 100th Anniversary of the adoption of the charter establishing Yuma as a city. There is a week-long schedule of events slated for the celebration starting on April 7th 2014. Ricky Rhinehart with the city of Yuma tells us more.   A complete schedule of activities can be found for ... Read More »

Governor Jan Brewer Creates C.A.R.E. Team To Oversee Child Abuse Cases

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An independent team created by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to oversee more than 6500 ignored child abuse and neglect reports says they have assigned more than 1200 of those cases to social workers. The so called CARE team also announced Wednesday that they have verified that more than 550 reports from the past four years have now received responses. Nearly ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Arrest Four Men Carrying Marijuana

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station arrested four men and seized several bundles of marijuana on Palomas Ranch Road, near Gila Bend on Friday. Agents on patrol responded to a citizen’s report of several men carrying large camouflage packs crossing I-8. Agents located the men, who had illegally entered into the United States, carrying four large makeshift ... Read More »

Red Cross Reminds You To Be Careful With Space Heaters


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As temperatures start to dip across Arizona, the American Red Cross urges families to be cautious when using space heaters and other heating sources, and to make a plan in case of a home fire. Heating sources are the leading cause of winter fires, and increase during the winter months of December, January and February. Over the past 24 hours, ... Read More »

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