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Drug Enforcement Administration To Hold Seventh Annual Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday


With public participation at an all-time high after six prior events in three years, the Drug Enforcement Administration and its state, local, tribal, and community partners will hold the Seventh Annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. The City of Yuma Police Department has agreed to take part in this initiative and will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused, and ... Read More »

Yuma Fire Responds To Freon Leak At La Mesa Care Center


The Yuma Fire Department responded to the La Mesa Care Center on South Arizona Avenue Thursday afternoon after a smoke alarm went off at the business. When fire department personnel arrived, they noticed what they described as a slight purple haze in the building, but there was not any smoke. The room and surrounding wing of the care center was ... Read More »

Imperial Irrigation District Commemorates A Memorandum Of Understanding


The Imperial County Board of Supervisors and the directors of the Imperial Irrigation District held a special signing ceremony Thursday at the Salton Sea commemorating a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines how the county, the Imperial County Air Pollution Control District and the IID will work together to restore California's largest and most troubled inland lake and avert severe harm ... Read More »

Arizona Western College Holds a Future Leaders Town Hall Meeting


The Arizona Town Hall, in partnership with Maricopa Community Colleges and other organizations, held a Future Leaders Town Hall on Early Education at two Arizona Western College campuses recently. One was held at the college’s main campus while the other was held at the San Luis Learning Center. Student leaders from across Arizona gathered to discuss this important topic using ... Read More »

Wellton Mayoral Recall Underway


Now a follow up to a story we brought to you Thursday. A recall effort is underway in Wellton asking the Mayor to step down. Matthew Brooks is speaking out and heading a recall effort against Mayor James Deermer after the town decided to hire Russ Ellis as the new police chief instead of hiring Jeff Philpot. Brooks spoke with ... Read More »

High School Student Get’s Ice Cream Truck License After Decades Long Band


Ice cream trucks have been frozen out of Scottsdale for decades, but a 16 year old girl is the first to benefit from a recent thaw. On Thursday, Mayor W.J. "Jim" Lane gave Sydney Kirsch the city's first ice cream truck license since the vehicles were banned in the 1970s. The Phoenix high school student is the owner of Leo's ... Read More »

Author Addresses Child Abuse Issues


Any child can experience abuse or neglect – and one expert says if these issues are not addressed, their health and well-being later in life will suffer. Doctor Vincent Felitti is the author of a major study on adverse childhood experiences. He says sometimes, adults have to ask the tough questions to find out what is really going on in ... Read More »

Cocopah Speedway Racing This Weekend


Racing is scheduled for this weekend at Cocopah Speedway. Greg Burgess of Cocopah Speedway tells us more about the local racing held during the weekends.   For a more detailed look at the schedule, check out their online website at Read More »

Judge Orders Real Estate Investor To Be Monitored After Accusations


A Phoenix real estate investor accused of helping two clients purchase a home with money made from drug trafficking has been released. A judge ordered Tanya Maria Marchiol be released Thursday but forbade her from leaving Arizona. Marchiol will be allowed to work but must follow a curfew and stay under GPS monitoring. The judge also ruled she cannot make ... Read More »

Gosar Votes In Favor Of Water Resources


Congressman Paul Gosar voted in favor of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 271 to 147. WRRDA continues the necessary improvements to critical infrastructure, including repairing and strengthening aging canals, dams and ports. The United States Constitution expressly authorizes Congress to regulate commerce and promote trade and travel. The building and maintenance ... Read More »

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