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House Fire Caused By Remote Controlled Car


A lithium-ion battery is the apparent cause of a fire on East Palo Verde Street in Yuma Saturday morning.   The Yuma Fire Department says a battery used for a remote controlled car became hot and started burning the carpet where the battery was located. The fire was contained to the bedroom and was extinguished quickly once firefighters arrived on ... Read More »

Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Appeals Federal Judge’s Ruling On Immigrant Smuggling


The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is appealing a federal judge's ruling that it cannot charge immigrants with conspiracy if they arrange to be smuggled into the United States. A brief notice filed Friday in federal court in Phoenix says an appeal is being filed with the San Francisco-based Ninth United States Circuit Court of Appeals. U.S. District Judge Robert Broomfield ... Read More »

Fundraiser Raises Money For Yarnell Fire Victims


Wives, fiancées and others close to some of the firefighters who perished in the Yarnell Hill Fire are trying to help the community their loved ones died trying to protect.   KPHOTV reports that a fundraising event held Sunday in Prescott raised $18,000 for Yarnell. The community lost more than 100 homes. Those participating in the benefit to raise money ... Read More »

Calexico Border Agents Arrest Two Men For Smuggling Marijuana


United States Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station arrested two men Saturday attempting to smuggle approximately 96 lbs of marijuana with an estimated value of more than $77,000. Border Patrol agents detected two men walking north from the United States/Mexico International Boundary fence in a remote desert area east of Calexico. Agents responded to the area and encountered the ... Read More »

Police Chief Stabbed, Another Man Killed During Weekend Incident


The Cocopah Police Chief was stabbed during an incident in which one person was killed.  The Yuma Police Department says the incident occurred Saturday morning at the Rio Santa Fe Apartments on West 12th Street.  When police arrived at an apartment, they found the body of Josh Collins.  Collins was found to have died from a gunshot wound.  Joe Franklin ... Read More »

Young Woman’s Body Found in SUV


icePolice are trying to determine the cause of death of a woman in Yuma.  Deputies responded to the 8200 block of Yavapai Lane Sunday and found the body of a 19-year-old woman in an S-U-V parked on the street.  It is unknown how long the body may have been there.  Sheriff's officials have not released the identity of the woman ... Read More »

Four Indicted on Tax Fraud Scheme


A federal grand jury has indicted four people, including a prison inmate and two ex-convicts, in a tax fraud scheme. Phoenix television station KPNX says that false tax returns were filed in the names of 22 prisoners.  Federal officials said Michael Egger, Joseph Murray and Samuel Hamilton provided names, Social Security numbers and birth dates of inmates to Kristi Marie Ramsey ... Read More »

Details Released on Phoenix Shooting That Left 4 People, 2 Dogs Dead


Authorities have released some details from a weekend shooting attack that left four family members and two dogs dead in a Phoenix townhouse before the gunman turned the weapon on himself.  Police say 56-year-old Michael Guzzo killed his next door neighbors in a deadly confrontation that may have been touched off by loud barking.  Police say the victims were  66-year-old ... Read More »

New Interim Director Named at Pima College


The retired president of a New Mexico community college has been named the interim director of a two-year college campus in Arizona.  Former Santa Fe Community College President Sheila Ortega said she starts her job at Pima Community College today. Ortega’s salary is $173,000 a year as interim president of the college's Community Campus, which focuses on adult basic education, ... Read More »

Congresswoman Giffords Makes Campaign Appearance


Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made a rare campaign appearance in Iowa on behalf of United States Representative Bruce Braley's race for Senate. Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, spoke Sunday at Braley's annual "Bruce, Blues, and BBQ" fundraiser in Des Moines, Iowa before about 1200 Democrats. Giffords briefly said that she is fighting to make the world ... Read More »

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