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Teen Birth Rates In Arizona Fall To Historic Lows

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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

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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


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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

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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

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 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

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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

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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 »

Man Arrested For Kidnapping Daughter In Court Today

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A man arrested earlier this week for allegedly kidnapping his daughter will return to Arizona to face charges. 47 year old Jeff Green of Yuma was arrested Wednesday in Utah after police found him with the five month old girl, Aleea Green. When officers responded to the mother's house Tuesday night, they found out Green had already taken the baby ... Read More »

Yuma Receives Grant Money To Hire Police Officers

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Yuma is one of several Arizona cities to receive grant money for the addition of police officers. Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Phoenix plans to hire 15 new police officers. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced Thursday that his city will dispatch some of the new officers to Phoenix schools as part of the School Resource ... Read More »

Former Tempe Mayor Withdraws From Governor’s Race


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Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman says he is withdrawing from the 2014 governor's race and will instead run for state treasurer. Hallman made the announcement Thursday on his website. He entered the governor's race in January and was one of several candidates who filed to run on the Republican side.   Hallman says "after a great deal of consideration," he ... Read More »

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