Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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Bee Attacks Leave One Horse Dead


Authorities say one horse is dead and one Arizona woman is recovering following a bee attack.   The Cochise County Sheriff's Office says the bees attacked the horse in Willcox on Sunday then turned their wrath on the woman when she tried to save the animal. Investigators- say the woman suffered more than 20 stings to the head. Police say ... Read More »

Amberly’s Place Holds Fundraiser


A huge fundraiser is set for next month for Amberly’s Place.  The Paint the Town Purple 5K run is scheduled to take place on October 12th.  Trevor Umphrees with Amberly’s Place says this is somewhat different than their typical fund raisers.   You can register online at or in person at the Amberly’s Place Thrift Shop at 812 South ... Read More »

Helicopter Crash Just North Of Phoenix


Authorities say two people may have been killed in a deadly helicopter crash north of Phoenix.   Yavapai County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn says that preliminary information shows that two people were on board at the time of the crash Saturday, but investigators are waiting on DNA and dental records before identifying them.   D'Evelyn says the crash site ... Read More »

Teen Birth Rates In Arizona Fall To Historic Lows


Teen birth rates in Arizona and around the nation have dropped to historic lows, according to new CDC figures. In Arizona, today's teen birth rate is down nearly 40% since 2001, but is still among the highest in the nation.   The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy finds more teens are delaying sex, and more are using ... Read More »

Retrial For Convicted Killer


Attorneys return to court to discuss the retrial of a woman released from death row after an appeals court threw out her conviction in the 1989 killing of her four year old son.   Debra Milke was released September 6th on a $250,000 bond.  She was convicted in 1990 for having two men take the little boy into the desert ... Read More »

Gosar Comments On Healthcare


United States Congressman Paul Gosar issued a statement after the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution that funds everything in government at current spending levels except for Obamacare.  Quote- “Today, we stood up for the American people against the threats of President Obama’s administration.  The government will keep running, sequester savings are locked in and the nightmare known as ... Read More »

Arizona Western College To Hold Golden Celebration Today


One of the big celebrations of the year for Arizona Western College is here. The Golden Scholarship Celebration is a part of AWC’s 50th Anniversary this year. The event begins today at 5:30pm and will be held in the 3C building on the AWC campus. The scholarship recipients will be honored and the persons who have helped those students reach ... Read More »

Sex Offender Relocation Notice


 The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public of the relocation of a sex offender. 56 year old Eric Scott Knowler is now residing at 11665 South Renee Avenue, Apartment “B” in Yuma. Knowler is described as standing 6ft tall, weighing 200 lbs with dark blonde hair and green eyes. Knowler pled guilty in May 2009 to Attempted Sexual ... Read More »

Fire In Residential Neighborhood


Shortly before midnight Wednesday, the Yuma Fire Department responded to a reported fire in the 1600 block of West 14th Street. Firefighters found light smoke coming from a townhouse at 1646 West 14th Street. Once inside, a bedroom was found fully engulfed in fire, and was quickly extinguished. The fire was contained to the room where it started, but the ... Read More »

Arizona’s Jobless Rate Falls For First Time Since Spring


Finally some good news in Yuma County on the jobless rate. For the first time since early spring, the jobless rate fell. The rate for August is 32.6%. The Yuma Sun says July’s rate was adjusted to 33.2%, the highest rate in the country. The number originally reported was 34.5% in July. Reports indicate that a number of Yuma area ... Read More »

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