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AARP Advises Seniors To Watch Out For Scam Artists During The Gift-giving Holiday

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Millions of Americans will venture out to big and small retailers in search of the best deals on items for their holiday gift-giving, and experts advise them to have the same diligence when it comes to picking a charity. According to AARP, older Americans are more likely to receive charitable solicitations than any other group, and not all requests are ... Read More »

Charity Groups Create “Giving Tuesday”

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Merchants report sales up 2.3% compared with last year, in the holiday buying frenzy of Thanksgiving Thursday and Black Friday – and today is Cyber Monday, known for online shopping. So, charitable groups are hoping there is some time and money left for a different focus. "Giving Tuesday" is this Tuesday. It began last year as an antidote to the ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Meeting

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 9am at the County Offices in downtown Yuma. Items on the agenda include the award of a Uniform Rental and Laundry Services Contract to G&K Services through 2017. Also, the board will authorize the County Administrator to negotiate and enter into a contract with Global Logistics Development Partnership. If ... Read More »

Female Skydivers Attempt World Record


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Dozens of female skydivers gathered in Arizona on Saturday as they attempted to break the world record for an all-female mass-formation jump. The spokeswoman for the U.S. Parachute Association, Nancy Koreen, says a total of 63 women made up the formation, all of them flying upside down with their heads down. The previous record was a 41-woman formation. They began ... Read More »

School Bus Involved In Rollover Accident

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A school bus has been involved in an accident this morning on Highway 95 near it’s intersection with Avenue 4E.  The condition of the driver is unknown. No kids were on board.   Read More »

Unofficial City Council Election Results Released

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The unofficial results of the Yuma City Council election have been released. There are an estimated 815 ballots that remain to be counted. Gary Knight led all candidates with 52% of the vote. William Craft has 46%. Only 1% or 105 votes separate Gary Wright and incumbent Paul Johnson. Wright has 43% and Johnson has 42%. Jacob Miller received 37% ... Read More »

Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter A Finalist In Toyota’s Facebook Contest

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The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter is a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program and asks for votes in the Facebook-based contest. On Thursday, the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter will be one of five organizations highlighted for public voting on Facebook.com/Toyota. Visitors to the page receive two votes each day to select two separate winning ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents Make Marijuana Busts
 In Blythe And Maricopa County

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Agents from the Blythe Border Patrol Station arrested a Jamaican national smuggling 72 lbs of marijuana on I-10 on Monday. Agents working traffic check operations near Blythe conducted a vehicle stop on a Mazda6 on I10. Following an alert from a canine unit, agents discovered $36,000 worth of marijuana in the trunk of the car and arrested the driver, a ... Read More »

Arizona Western College Management Training Graduation

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During Tuesday’s graduation, the Arizona Western College Partnership with Yuma County was highlighted. With the graduating class, over 80 Yuma County employees have completed the Supervisory Skills training at AWC. The students have included current managers and those preparing for opportunities to become managers. The current graduating class of Yuma County employees makes a total of 85 Yuma County employees ... Read More »

El Centro Border Patrol Arrest Dangerous Gang Member


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On Monday, United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States. Border Patrol agents observed the man, later identified as Luis Martinez-Santillan, a 19 year old Mexican national as he entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Agents arrested Martinez without incident eleven ... Read More »

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