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Yuma Turns 100 Years Old


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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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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 »

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