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Pair Arrested After Crashing Into Roadside Fence

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Two persons were arrested following an accident Wednesday.  The Yuma Police Department says the accident involved a vehicle crashing into a fence on 16th Street.  Sophia Jimenez drove a vehicle through a fast food restaurant drive through lane, ordered food then brandished a weapon to the employee at the drive through window.  After leaving the restaurant, Jimenez crashed her vehicle ... Read More »

Health and Human Services Secretary Holds Discussion On Health Reform In Arizona

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As part of her Wednesday visit to Phoenix, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius held a roundtable discussion with some two dozen community leaders and health care providers about the impact of health reform on Arizona.   Those in attendance emphasized the importance of community clinics and health centers for enrollment, service expansion and preventive care.  Planned Parenthood CEO ... Read More »

Shorter Workweek Ahead For Many At Yuma Proving Ground

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Recent Federal budget cuts are affecting persons close to home.  Furloughs at the Yuma Proving Ground are now going into effect.  Those changes will have an effect on the economy since work weeks will be shorter for several workers.  Chuck Wullenjohn says there has not been a firm identification on which services will be cut in the military in the ... Read More »

Somerton Man Arrested With 38 Pounds Of Meth In Gas Tank

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United States Customs and Border Protection officers busted a Somerton man with more than 38 pounds of methamphetamine at the San Luis port.  37-year-old Victor Manuel Navarro's Ford truck was stopped after a drug-sniffing dog alerted officers of the possible presence of drugs.  30 packages of methamphetamine were stashed inside the vehicle’s gas tank, valued at more than $595,000.  Navarro ... Read More »

Mother In Custody After Abducting Toddler From Daycare

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Authorities say an Amber Alert issued Thursday afternoon was canceled after a 21-month-old boy allegedly abducted by his mother from a daycare facility in Tempe was found.  Tempe police say 34-year-old Olivia Mosley was in custody Thursday evening and the boy was found safe. Mosely allegedly removed her child with force from the Sunrise Preschool after learning Child Protective Services ... Read More »

Governor Brewer Appoints Andrew Wilder As New Spokesman

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Former Senator Jon Kyl's communications director and spokesman is taking on the same role for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer as the governor's current spokesman departs for a private industry job.  Andrew Wilder worked for Kyl as press secretary and communications director from 1999 until last year.  He worked on the 2012 campaign of Senator Jeff Flake and joined the state ... Read More »

Border Patrol Wraps Up Multi-Agency Training Course

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Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents concluded a three-day, multi-agency Active Shooter Training, this ended the fourth three-day training class which included participants from the Somerton Police Department, the Arizona Department of Transportation, CBP Office of Field Operations, the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office, the Yuma Police Department and the Yuma Sector of the United States Border Patrol.  The course included classroom instruction ... Read More »

Congressman Gosar Leads House In Moment Of Silence For Fallen Firefighters

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United States Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona led the House of Representatives Wednesday in a moment of silence in remembrance of the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Fire Crew who sacrificed their lives fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. Gosar represents Yarnell in Yavapai County where the fire burned more than 8,000 acres and claimed the lives of 19 elite ... Read More »

Yuma Community Foundation To Accept Grant Applications In August

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The Yuma Community Foundation has announced their 2013 competitive grant cycle begins August 5th with applications accepted through September 2nd.  YCF will make more than $80,000 available to nonprofit organizations in the Yuma area.  Funding comes from the interest earned on established endowment accounts from contributions made by numerous individuals and community organizations, and through the continued generosity of the ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office Identifies Victim In Officer Involved Shooting

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office has now released the name of the victim who was shot and killed by officers Tuesday morning.  42-year-old Rafel Salas Adame was shot and killed by officers after fleeing from a probation officer earlier. Adame was given multiple commands to drop a weapon he was carrying and failed to comply.  Four Deputies fired weapons, striking ... Read More »

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