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National Public Lands Day

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National Public Lands Day is Saturday, the single largest hands-on volunteer effort on behalf of public lands. Last year, an estimated 175,000 volunteers helped at over 2200 locations nationwide. In Arizona, volunteers are building and maintaining trails and camping areas, and improving wildlife habitat. The Safford office of the Bureau of Land Management is using volunteers to clean up an ... Read More »

Local Community Banker Re-elected To Federal Delegate Board

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The Independent Community Bankers of America announced that local community banker Terry Frydenlund of First Bank Yuma was re-elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks. In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Frydenlund's duties include being a liaison between independent community bankers in Arizona and ICBA ... Read More »

Wellton Hires New Police Chief

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The Town of Wellton says they have finally hired a police chief. Russ Ellis will be relocating to Wellton from Washington State. The Yuma Sun says Ellis has served as a police chief but then retired. He will be recertified as a peace officer in Yuma before he can officially take office. The Police Department includes six officers. Read More »

Dust Storm Closes 14-Mile Stretch Of State Highway

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A dust storm closed a 14-mile stretch of a state highway in the Casa Grande area for nearly three hours after multiple car accidents. Authorities say most of the crashes are fender benders and no serious injuries were immediately reported Thursday. Arizona Department of Transportation officials say low visibility and the crashes forced the closure of State Route 347 from ... Read More »

Gas Prices Continue To Drop

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Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower again this week. Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.35 a gallon. That is more than three cents lower than last week. This week's national average is at $3.43 per gallon, down by six cents from the previous week. aAA ... Read More »

Month Long Search For Teen Ends Tragically


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A month long search for a 14 year old boy from Imperial County has ended tragically. The body located on a farm, not far from where David Yglesias III, was positively identified. Police say David died due to a gunshot wound to the head. When Yglesias went missing the teen’s father also noticed his .22 rifle was missing. Yglesias' father ... Read More »

News And Brews

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A new show is coming your way to NewsTalk 560 KBLU later this afternoon. News and Brews will broadcast live from the Yuma Landing starting at 4pm. We will get you ready for week four of the NFL season, discuss the upcoming games and tell who to start and who to bench on your fantasy football team. We also will ... Read More »

Murder Suspect Back In Court

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The man accused in the alleged murder of Chrystal Figueroa was back in court Wednesday. Jose Jimenez is accused of murdering the mother of three from Wellton. Jimenez has been in custody since his arrest last spring. He was able to speak in court Wednesday saying quote – "People are acting like I’m the culprit and that I’m guilty of ... Read More »

Man Pleads Guilty To Second Degree Murder

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A man who shot and killed a Winterhaven man last year pled guilty as part of a plea agreement on Wednesday. 21 year old Michael Rose is guilty of Second Degree murder and will be sentenced next month. The sentence will be anywhere from 10 years in prison to 22 years. Rose shot and killed 20 year old Angel Montaldo ... Read More »

Victims Of Domestic Violence To Be Honored Today

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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 »

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