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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 »

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 »

Sex Offender Update

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The Yuma Police Department says a sex offender has relocated to a new residence. 31 year old Refugia Galindo is now living at 541 South First Avenue in Yuma. She is described as standing 5’5, weighing 265 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. In March 2001, Galindo was arrested for Lewd or Lascivious Acts with a Minor under 14 ... Read More »

Sex Offender Update

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the community that sex offender 21 year old Mark Allegranza is now residing at 12717 East 35th Place in Yuma. He is described as standing 5’9, weighing 270 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. In November, Allegranza pled guilty in Yuma County Superior Court to one count of stalking with ... 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 »

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