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Victims Of Domestic Violence To Be Honored Today


Victims of domestic violence will be honored today with Yuma’s Fourth Annual National Day of Remembrance of Homicide Victims starting at 5:30pm. Co-Chairman Ed Ford says this event is important to raise awareness of the crime of domestic violence. The event starts today at 5:30pm at the Main Yuma County Library at 2951 South 21st Drive. Read More »

Cocopah Heritage Days To Be Held This Friday


The Cocopah Indian Tribe will celebrate their heritage with Native America Day on Friday at the Cocopah Resort and Casino. It will be a family event which will feature food vendors, traditional native dancing and children’s activities. Director of Communications Ana Corpus gives us an outline of the schedule for Friday. The event will be held on the grass section ... Read More »

Phoenix Teen Arrested For Shooting


Phoenix police say a 15 year old boy has been arrested in the killing of a Maricopa County detention officer who was shot in his own driveway Wednesday. Police Chief Daniel Garcia says that the teenager will be charged as an adult with first degree murder in the shooting of 27 year old Jorge Vargas. Vargas was attacked last month ... Read More »

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month


Children in Arizona and elsewhere are the focus of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The effort attempts to shine a light on what some health and medical experts call an epidemic. According to the National Childhood Obesity Awareness website, more than 23 million children and teens in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Pediatrician Doctor Bill Cosgrove says children struggling ... Read More »

Helicopter Crash Near Flagstaff


Two people were injured after a rented helicopter tipped over on its left side while landing in northern Arizona. Coconino County Sheriff's officials say the helicopter was about 20 feet off the ground when it went down off Forest Service Road 171 some 12 miles northwest of Flagstaff Wednesday morning. Deputies say a sudden gust of wind may have caused ... Read More »

Maricopa County Jails Transition Inmates To Vegetarian Diet


Get sent to jail in Arizona’s Maricopa County and you will be experiencing some serious life changes. And for those who eat meat, that includes going vegetarian. County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is no stranger to controversy. Over the years, he has made seemingly countless numbers of national headlines. As recently as August, the five-time elected sheriff was in the news ... Read More »

Yuma Police Officer In Court


The second of two men accused of the sexual exploitation of a minor appeared in court on Tuesday. 25 year old Ron Ciancimino was arrested last week – along with 27-year-old Joshua Jonathan Alpizar – both of Yuma. The 16-year-old female victim spoke at the hearing, once again claiming there was nothing inappropriate between her and the two suspects. In ... Read More »

Body Found In Imperial County


Officials in Imperial County say a body has been found – but is it still unclear whether it is that of a missing 14-year-old boy. The skeleton was found on the property of Celia Arguilez, located on Ralph Road, not far from where David Yglesias lives. The Imperial County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has asked the Yglesias family for their son’s ... Read More »

Teenagers Explore Colorado River


Despite this summer's monsoon rains, Arizona still faces a water supply crisis. Last month, a group of Hispanic teens from four states – including Arizona – spent a week on the Colorado River to better understand its challenges – and its importance in their heritage and their future. Next week, some will be in Washington DC, to share their findings ... Read More »

Open Forum Debate To Be Held Thursday Night For Six City Council Candidates


An open forum debate between the six remaining Yuma City Council candidates is scheduled for Thursday night at the Martin Luther King Youth Career Center on South 13th Avenue. Gilbert Hernandez of the Colorado River Tea Party says this is an important forum in order for voters to learn the issues at hand. The General Election to fill three Yuma ... Read More »

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