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Arizona Forestry Division Fined For Firefighter Deaths

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Citations issued to the Arizona Forestry Division by the state's workplace safety agency for the deaths of 19 firefighters could bolster efforts by their families to sue the state. But employment law attorneys said Thursday the bar remains very high for suits in workplace deaths. The state Industrial Commission levied nearly $560,000 in fines Wednesday after finding willful and serious ... Read More »

Congressman Gosar Votes In Favor Of Cutting Business Strangling Red Tape 


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United States Congressman Paul Gosar voted Wednesday in favor of the Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act legislation that would eliminate excessive regulations that damage the economy, increase businesses’ costs and restrict access to private sector capital that small businesses need in order to grow and create jobs. It would do so by exempting private equity firms that ... Read More »

Border Patrol Initiate Wiretapping Investigation For Drug Activities Around Mexican Border


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In November 2010, Special Agents with the Imperial County Narcotic Task Force initiated a California State wiretap investigation into the importation and transportation activities of a Drug Trafficking Organization based in Mexicali, Mexico. Operation Cerberus targeted Sinaloa Cartel cocaine trafficking cells primarily operating along the southwest border in California and Arizona. Approximately 224 phones have been intercepted, 17 search warrants have ... Read More »

Yuma Border Patrol Seize 155 Pounds Of Marijuana

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector seized 155 lbs of abandoned marijuana, worth an estimated $78,000, Tuesday while patrolling in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. Agents were tracking footprints when they came upon seven bundles of abandoned marijuana. The marijuana was seized for destruction. Read More »

Bus Driver Inadvertently Runs Over Ten Year Old

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A child sustained injuries following an accident involving a school bus – the third school bus accident this year in Yuma County. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a ten year old child ran alongside the school bus attempting to catch it before it departed from the bus stop in the 14000 Block of North Avenue 74-E in Hyder. The ... Read More »

City Of San Luis Celebrates 5th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight


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The City of San Luis will celebrate its Fifth Annual Christmas Tree Lighting tonight at the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center at 1015 North Main Street starting at 6:30pm. The community of San Luis will congregate not simply to light a tree but to honor a tradition. Mayor Gerardo Sanchez says the ceremony is a manifestation of the central message of ... Read More »

Sex Offender Update

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The Yuma Police Department is advising the public of the relocation of a sex offender. 44 year old Michael Degroot of Yuma is now residing at 800 South First Avenue in Yuma. Degroot is described as standing 5’11 and weighing 150 pounds with red hair and hazel eyes. In January 2006, Degroot entered into a plea agreement with the Yuma ... Read More »

Parent In Prison More Common Than Childhood Autism

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Having a parent in prison is more common than childhood autism in the United States. That detail was part of a briefing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, where a report was also released that shares experiences and challenges for children whose mothers are in prison. Beth Lovell is the director of Family Strengthening at Volunteers of America – which coordinates programs ... Read More »

American Lung Association Launches Online Lung Cancer Screening Tool

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Lung cancer is the number-one cancer killer in the US and in Arizona. The American Lung Association has launched a new online screening tool to help people determine if they should get a low-dose screening for the disease. Doctor Elizabeth Gore is a radiation oncologist, who says low-dose screening can save lives.   The online screening is at Lungcancerscreeningsaveslives.org. Read More »

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