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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Couple Who Called In Bomb Thread Not Charged


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A couple accused of a bomb threat at the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center last week will not be charged. 33 year old Jose Zermeno and 29 year old Rosalinda Chavez were arrested just hours after the incident – then were told Tuesday that charges have not yet been filed against either of them. They were informed charges could be ... Read More »

Three Lawmakers Honored

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Three area lawmakers were honored recently by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Democrat Representative Juan Carlos Escamilla of San Luis, Democratic Senator Lynne Pancrazi of Yuma and Republician Senator Don Shooter of Yuma were honored for their work during the 2013 Legislative session. All three lawmakers supported the Transaction Privilege Tax Reform ... Read More »

Failed Drug Smuggling Attempt Near Yuma Border

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Agents from the Yuma Border Patrol Station located 156-pounds of marijuana in the Salinity Canal located near the United States/Mexico International Boundary. Agents located marijuana bundles inside the canal near County 15th Street early Monday morning. Agents located evidence indicating several suspects illegally entered the United States from Mexico then went into the Salinity Canal returning back to Mexico near ... Read More »

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