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One Suspect In Custody After Salvation Army Robbery

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One suspect is in custody and Glendale police are searching for the other in last week's robbery of a Salvation Army location. Glendale police investigators believe 38 year old Mark Dollar and 52 year old John Bardy broke into the church on December 2nd. They say the two men are suspected of stealing several items including a safe containing more ... Read More »

Holidays Are Burglar’s Favorite Time Of The Year

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The Holidays are a festive time of year and a thief's favorite time of year. While shoppers flock to the malls and shopping centers, so do burglars with a shopping list of their own. They want into your cars to get whatever they can and they will stop at almost nothing to do it. They simply open an unlocked door, ... Read More »

Fuel Spill Cleanup Bill Reaches $500,000

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Officials say the cost of cleaning up a gasoline spill in the community of Fountain Hills has reached $500,000. A ruptured United Petroleum Transports tanker spilled 2300 gallons of gasoline at a drive-thru between restaurants on November 17th. The company says the tanker collided with a large trash bin enclosure, causing the rupture and spill. Town Manager Ken Buchanan tells ... Read More »

Affordable Care Act Report Finds Benefits For Senior Citizens

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With the rough roll-out of the healthcare marketplaces, some senior citizens are raising concerns about the Affordable Care Act. But a new report finds that for them, it has led to more benefits – without more obligations. Author Jon Bailey with the Center for Rural Affairs says most of the provisions that directly affect seniors have been in effect since ... Read More »

Lawyers Face Deadline In Racial Profiling Case

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Lawyers in the racial profiling case against the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office face a deadline today for recommending who should be appointed to monitor the agency's operations to ensure it is not making unconstitutional arrests. The recommendations are being made to US District Judge Murray Snow, who will ultimately select a monitor for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office. Attorneys on both ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Arrest Four Men And Seize 152 Pounds Of Marijuana

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station arrested four men and seized three bundles of marijuana – 152 pounds worth an estimated $76,000 and other contraband in the Cabeza Prieta Mountains Thursday. Agents on patrol discovered three makeshift burlap backpacks containing marijuana hidden under rocks at the base of the mountains. As agents continued searching the surrounding area, ... Read More »

Blythe Border Patrol Agents Seize Weapons And Contraband

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Border Patrol agents from Blythe Station seized a cache of weapons and other contraband after performing a traffic stop near Blythe. Agents became suspicious of a 2013 Ford Taurus while performing a traffic stop in the Blythe area and conducted an immigration stop on I-10 near Lovkin Boulevard.   Agents received consent to search the vehicle. Located in the trunk ... Read More »

Lemon Producers In Yuma Are Having A Good Season


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Lemon producers in the Yuma area are now having a good season after many years of struggling to compete in a global market. The Yuma Daily Sun reports that producers in the Yuma area were benefiting from higher lemon prices and favorable growing conditions. The improving prospects for Yuma's lemon producers come as weather conditions in two of the world's ... Read More »

Former Police Chief Cleared Of Wrongdoing

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A former Coocpah Police Chief has been cleared of any wrongdoing in an incident in which he shot and killed one person. James Spuregon had been investigated since the October 25th shooting death of 25-year-old Joshua Collins. Joe Franklin of the Yuma Police Department says the investigation has concluded. Read More »

Identity Of Pedestrian-Vehicle Victim Released

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the victim killed in a pedestrian-vehicle accident last week. 26 year old Roy Darrel Williams the Second of Yuma was killed on Saturday as he was walking on Highway 95 near Avenue 3E. Police say a white 2012 Nissan Armada driven by 57 year old Henry Ghiotto of Winterhaven was ... Read More »

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