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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 »

Sex Offender Updates

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The Yuma Police Department is notifying the public of the relocation of a couple of sex offenders. 35 year old Melissa Schafer has relocated to 2621 South Virginia Drive in Yuma. She is described as standing 5’4, weighing 132lbs with blonde hair and green eyes. In September 2008, Schafer entered into a plea agreement in Yuma County on one count ... 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 »

There Is Still Time For Arizonans To Sign Up For Health Care Insurance

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There is still time for Arizonans to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The deadline is December 23rd for insurance that takes effect January 1st 2014. Arizona PIRG Director Diane Brown says the more than 600 organizations that make up the Cover Arizona Coalition will be staging enrollment events in every part of the state this ... Read More »

Man Arrested For Smuggling Marijuana At The Port Of Nogales

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Federal authorities say a Mexican man is in custody for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly 1900 pounds of marijuana into southern Arizona in a shipment of squash.   U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the 40 year old man was stopped Monday at the Port of Nogales for an additional inspection of the tractor-trailer he was driving.   A ... Read More »

Change For Children Fundraiser To Be Held This Weekend

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The largest fundraiser for the year for the Arizona Children’s Association is coming up this weekend. Penny Pitch has been rebranded as Change for Children with the big push to raise money coming up on Saturday. Both locations of Fry’s in Yuma and the Foothills are teaming up to become the main drop off points. El Dorado Broadcasters – which ... Read More »

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