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Two Suspects Charged In Strip Club Robbery


Two of four suspects charged in connection with an armed robbery at a strip club this summer were in court Tuesday morning. Our television partner KYMATV says Judge Stephen J. Rouff sentenced 24-year old Dante Hubbard for his role in the attempted robbery at the Stiletto’s Gentleman’s Club in August. Hubbard stood before the judge for a probation violation hearing. ... Read More »

Killer Of Teenage Girl Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide


A state prison inmate serving a life sentence for the 2007 killing of a 17-year old girl has died in what the Department of Corrections calls an apparent suicide. The department says 22-year old Todd Hoke died Monday at the Eyman prison complex in Florence. Hoke had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the killing of Amber LeAnn Hess after ... Read More »

Arizona Supreme Court To Rule On Death Row Inmate’s Appeal


The Arizona Supreme Court today will rule on a death row inmate's appeal of his convictions and sentences.   Stephen Reeves was sentenced to death after being convicted in Maricopa County Superior Court for the June 2007 killing of Norma Contreras at the business where she worked. Reeves took Contreras' car keys, cellphone, and wallet but was arrested within minutes ... Read More »

Advocates Concerned With Privacy Planning March This Weekend In DC


Revelations by leakers Julian Assange and Edward Snowden have shown U.S. government agencies such as the NSA may have violated Americans’ right to privacy, according to advocates planning a protest march and rally in Washington, DC, this weekend. Adwoa Masozi of the Bill of Rights Defense League points out that as far back as the 1920s, the government was spying ... Read More »

Motorcyclists To Meet For Hog Rally This Weekend


Several hundred motorcyclists are expected to converge in Southwest Arizona for the 2013 Arizona Hog Rally this weekend, starting Thursday. Saul LerNa says this is a first for Yuma.   He adds there will be several events in downtown Yuma oriented toward families and events held at Sun Desert Stadium as well. The group is expected to submit their plans ... Read More »

Catfish Rodeo To Be Held This Weekend


A free fishing event is being hosted by the Yuma Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday. The Catfish Rodeo will be held Saturday morning at the West Wetlands Park. Oscar Chavez says there will be special prizes for ones who bring up specially tagged fish.   The Yuma Optimist Club and the Arizona Game and Fish Department will be on ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents In El Centro Arrest Dangerous Gang Member


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 Saturday. Border Patrol agents observed the man, later identified as 26-year-old Francisco Javier Lupian-Flores, a Mexican national as he entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Agents arrested Flores without incident 29 miles west ... Read More »

Yuma Police On The Lookout For Two Suspects In Armed Robbery


The Yuma Police Department says they are seeking two men who allegedly held up two other men as they were walking on a sidewalk in the area of Magnolia Avenue and Third Street Sunday night. Police say a vehicle pulled up by the victims and one of the occupants got out and demanded money from one of the men walking ... Read More »

Imperial Irrigation District Launches New Safety Campaign


In October, in honor of the 27th annual anniversary of Public Power Week, Imperial Irrigation District began rolling out a new energy safety campaign to reach seventh and eighth grade students in the Imperial and Coachella valleys on the importance of indoor and outdoor electrical safety. The "Safety Surge" newsletter has been distributed to junior high schools. The newsletter contains ... Read More »

Early Voting Ballots Sent Out For Yuma General Election


Early Voting ballots for the upcoming City of Yuma General Election have been sent out and they are ready to be used. The election is on November 5th with six city council candidates vying for three positions. Robyn Stallworth Poquette from the Yuma County Clerks office says there is a new way they can authorize signatures. Poquette points out it ... Read More »

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