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City Of Yuma Expands Automated Meter Reading Installations

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The City of Yuma will be able to inform more water customers of possible leaks, thanks to an expansion of Automated Meter Reading installations made possible through a $100,000 grant the City has received through the  U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The City won the competitive grant through Reclamation’s Water Conservation Field Services Program – Yuma Area Office, which promotes water ... Read More »

Information On Affordable Health Care Act Available On New Website

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Specific information about available options under the Affordable Care Act is only a few clicks away on a new website. AARP expects its “Health Law Answers” tool will help people “cut through the clutter” about the health care law. AARP Arizona’s Cynthia Fagyas says to use the online tool, you just need to answer seven simple questions such as where ... Read More »

Gasoline Prices Drop

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Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower for the second consecutive week. Officials with AAA Arizona says that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.50 a gallon.  That is down by four-cents from last week. This week's national average is at $3.58 per gallon, also down by four-cents from the previous week. AAA analysts ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents Find Methamphetamines On Routine Inspection

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized 34 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in a compartment within his vehicle Wednesday. The incident occurred when Border Patrol agents encountered a 25-year-old male driving a red 1995 Jeep Wrangler as he approached the Highway 86 checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City. ... Read More »

El Centro Border Patron Rescue 11 Illegal Aliens From Heat

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol is staying busy during this hot summer, with a new total of eleven rescued illegal aliens in just the last four weeks. The latest incident occurred  Tuesday when a Border Patrol Agent on patrol tracked a group of illegal aliens to the intersection of Mount Signal Road and Highway 98 west of downtown Calexico. The ... Read More »

San Luis Officer Accused Of Stalking

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A former San Luis Police officer will go to trial in November.  42-year-old Gerardo Torres has pled not guilty to one count of stalking.  In January, 2012, he was arrested after the victim told police Torres had been stalking her for some eight months.  She also accused him of illegally detaining her and another woman during an illegal traffic stop ... Read More »

U.S. Customs And Border Protections Make Meth Related Arrest


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Federal authorities say a Somerton woman is accused of trying to smuggle nearly three pounds of methamphetamine into southern Arizona by concealing it on her body. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the  Port of San Luis say an SUV driven by 44-year-old Adriana Palencia-Rodriguez was selected for further inspection Monday. During a pat-down search, officers say they found ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Agrees To Sell Potable Drinking Water To Marine Corps

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The Yuma City Council has agreed to sell water to the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma.  The Council on Wednesday approved a proposal to sell the station potable drinking water while the base upgrades their water facility over the next 18 to 24-months. The Yuma Sun says the city will sell the water at a cost of $1.49 per ... Read More »

Government Eases Off Furloughs

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Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma and Yuma Proving Ground employees got some good news from the Pentagon. The government has eased off expected furloughs. In a press release from Wednesday, employees expected an eleven day furlough – or a loss of 88 work hours.  That has now been reduced to six days, or a total of 48 hours. Congress ... Read More »

Teachers Spending More On Out Of Pocket Expenses

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As the new school year begins in Arizona, public school teachers are spending ever higher amounts on basic classroom supplies.  A new national survey finds teachers spending an average of nearly $500 a year out of pocket. Arizona Education Association president Andrew Morrill says the amount spent on supplies is easily double that in our state. The study from the ... Read More »

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