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Parents’ Day Raises Questions Of Adoption And Fertility Treatments In Hopeful Parents

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Sunday is Parents’ Day, and a time for a reality check for childless Arizona couples seeking to adopt or explore fertility treatments, according to Carolyn Berger.  She is an adoption coordinator with the American Fertility Association, and knows the ins and outs of both adoption and fertility treatment.     Adoptions can run from $30,000 to $50,000. Fertility treatments range from ... Read More »

NASA’s Parachute Test At Yuma Proving Ground A Success

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The NASA parachute drop appears to have been successful this morning.  NASA tested the parachutes in preparation for the upcoming Orion Space Program. Jim McMichael, the head of Systems Engineering and System Lead from the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, says this is just one of several tests being carried out for future space missions involving the Orion Space ... Read More »

Teen Accomplice Charged In Recent Yuma Robberies

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A teenager allegedly involved in several robberies in Yuma in recent weeks, has been slapped with 12 felonies for his part.  16-year-old Richard Steven Limones appeared in court Tuesday and according to the Yuma Sun was informed he was charged with six counts of aggravated assault, four counts of armed robbery and two counts of attempted armed robbery.  Police believe ... Read More »

Former AWC Coach Passes Away

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Former Arizona Western College Assistant Football Coach Hal Messersmith has died.  A press release from AWC stated the former coach passed away last week.  Both he and his wife, Kerry Messersmith were members of the Matador Athletic program from 1997 to 2000, helping lead the Matadors to the 1998 Empire State Bowl in Long Island, New York – the program’s ... Read More »

YMPO Meeting To Discuss Regional Transportation Issues

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A final meeting by the Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization will be held on Thursday to discuss the Regional Transportation Plan and Air Quality Plan.  Both plans will be considered in a meeting to be held at 1:30pm at the Yuma City Hall.  The plans will help examine all modes of transportation and what transportation issues will be considered as priorities ... Read More »

Farm Bill Amendment Could Help End Animal Fighting In Arizona

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Lawmakers in Washington, DC, continue to debate the 2013 Farm Bill this week.  One amendment would eliminate a loophole in the current federal animal fighting law. President Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States is a strong supporter.  He says the Farm Bill amendment combined with enforcement of Arizona's 1998 ban on cockfighting would "eradicate illegal animal ... Read More »

Arizona Hunters Have A Second Chance To Obtain A Permit

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Hunters who were not drawn for a permit this fall have another chance to get one.  The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it has about 4,000 leftover tags for deer, turkey and juniors-only javelina that it is making available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The department began accepting applications for the leftover tags on Monday by mail.  Any remaining ... Read More »

Wellton Police Officer Investigated For Excessive Force

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A Wellton police officer is on paid leave while an investigation is underway.  Officer Juan Saenz is accused of using excessive force from two different allegations.  KYMA-TV says on July 6th, Saenz was conducting an investigation into a report of a disorderly suspect.  The 22-year-old male was arrested and then later reported that Saenz assaulted him during the arrest.  After ... Read More »

Accused Robber Makes Court Appearance

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A man who allegedly conducted several armed robberies recently in Yuma appeared in court on Monday.  42-year-old Dennis Aguerro is charged with numerous counts of armed robbery, aggravated assault, and theft after being tied to robberies at various liquor and grocery stores, as well as a local taco shop.  There are 18 charges against Aguerro altogether.  The judge agreed with ... Read More »

Mayor Proud Of Decrease In Vandalism During His Term

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Yuma Mayor Alan Krieger will continue in his service to the public for a little over five months, before he steps aside.  The Mayor opted to not seek reelection this year.  Prior to serving as mayor, Krieger served on the city council for four years.  He is proud that with the proper steps, the incidents of vandalism have significantly dropped ... Read More »

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