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


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


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


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 »

Indiana Man Seeks High Court Review Of Grand Canyon Case


An Indiana man convicted of child abuse for forcing his grandsons on a grueling hike in the Grand Canyon is seeking relief from the U.S. Supreme Court.   The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals had rejected Christopher Alan Carlson's argument that the evidence was insufficient and that the jury was not instructed properly. Carlson filed a petition for review ... Read More »

Yuma Turns 100 Years Old


2014 marks a milestone for the city of Yuma. The city will observe the centennial with a week long list of events on April 7th through the 12th. Plans were announced on Monday which will include events each day. The Yuma Sun reports that two new signs will be installed and lit on each end of Main Street in downtown ... Read More »

Foothills Christmas Parade To Be Held This Weekend


The Foothills area is getting geared up for not one, but three Christmas parades this weekend. A grass roots movement started many years ago to have a parade in the area has grown to include many areas of the Foothills. The parades will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The parade will take different routes each night, with one ... Read More »

Democratic State Senator Leah Landrum Taylor Running For Secretary Of State


Democratic state Senator Leah Landrum Taylor says she is running for Arizona Secretary of State in 2014 after months of exploring a run for her party's nomination. Landrum Taylor made the announcement at a news conference Monday at the state Capitol. She is the only Democrat so far in the race. Republicans in the race include state Senator Michele Reagan, ... Read More »

Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison And Lifetime Probation In Child Pornography Case


A Mesa man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and lifetime probation in a child pornography case.   The Arizona Attorney General's Office announced Monday that 54 year old Christopher John Clark entered into a plea agreement after he was found guilty of ten counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Authorities say Clark pled guilty to downloading ... Read More »

Battle Of The Bands To Be Held This Weekend


It’s time to tune up those electric guitars and turn up those amplifiers as the Battle of the Bands gets ready for this weekend.   There is money cash prizes for first, second and third place. The event is free and will be held at the Home Depot parking lot. For more information, contact Brandon Schofield at 928-343-2146 or call ... Read More »

Singapore Defense Officials To View F-35B At Luke Air Force Base


Singapore defense officials visiting an Air Force Base in Arizona will get a look at a type of U.S. built fighters that the Asian nation may purchase. Luke Air Force Base officials say at least one F-35B from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma will fly into Luke today. Luke officials say the Singapore officials are at Luke for a training ... Read More »

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