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Sex Offender Has New Yuma Address

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a sex offender has made a change in residence recently.  45-year-old Kimberly Faz now lives in an area of East Tenth Street and South Arizona Avenue in Yuma.   She is described as standing 5’3”, weighing 180-pounds with brown hair and eyes.   In 1993, Faz entered into a plea agreement in Yuma County ... Read More »

Sheriff Reacts To Supreme Courts’ Refusal To Review Medical Marijuana Ruling

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Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot has made a statement about a recent refusal by the Arizona Supreme Court to review if medical marijuana is indeed legal to possess.  He states, “On July 9, 2013 I became aware of the Arizona Supreme Court’s refusal to review the Valerie Okun case.  It was unfortunate that the Arizona Supreme Court refused to review ... Read More »

Health Centers Receive Grant To Fund Healthcare Enrollment Campaign

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Over the next few months, Arizona's Community Health Centers are expected to sign up more than 60,000 people for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act.   While visiting Mountain Park Health Center in Phoenix, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced grants to fund an enrollment campaign at 17 Arizona Community Health Centers with 140 locations in the ... Read More »

One Man Dead After Officer Involved Shooting In Yuma

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One man is dead following a shooting involving an officer from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office.  On Tuesday, police say a probation officer went to check on a subject at his residence, but was not there when the officer arrived.  About an hour later, police were able to enter the residence, but did not find the person they were looking ... Read More »

Several Sex Offenders Have Changed Addresses In Yuma County

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According to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, three sex offenders have recently changed addresses. 56-year-old Gordon Coyote now lives at 2653 West Nicole Lane in Yuma.  He is described as standing 5’10”, weighing 215 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  In 2006, he pled guilty to a charge of Attempted Sexual Assault with a 16-year-old female who was known ... Read More »

Arizona Trails In Need Of Costly Repairs

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It is the peak season for hitting the trails in Arizona's national forests.  Those headed out for biking, hiking, horseback riding or motorized recreation may notice some trail repair work that needs to be done.  In fact, the cost to get trails across the country up to basic standards is more than $500-million, according to a new GAO report. Paul ... Read More »

Furloughs Begin At Yuma Proving Ground

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The Yuma Proving Ground is starting to see the effect of Sequestration.  A three-percent across the board cut has been mandated for federal government agencies as they try to get the budget balanced.  Chuck Wullenjohn with the Yuma Proving Ground says it will mean a shorter workweek for some.  The extra day off in the week will last about three ... Read More »

Yuma Business Man Shot And Robbed In Costa Rica

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The Yuma Sun is reporting that a Yuma area businessman traveling in Costa Rica was recently shot and robbed during his visit there.  Gary Lee, owner and Commercial Broker of Princess Travel, was in Costa Rica on June 22nd, when burglars entered his vacation home and began beating him while he was sleeping.  He was able to get up to ... Read More »

College Scholarship Fund Created For Children Of Fallen Granite Mountain Hot Shots

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The Arizona Community Foundation has established the Yarnell Memorial Scholarship Endowment to endow scholarships for the children of the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and other fallen firefighters.  The goal is to build the fund to at least $1-million, which will continue to grow over the next 12-to-16 years, at which time the children will be of age ... Read More »

Police Investigate Drive-By Shooting On West Parkway Drive

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The Yuma Police Department says they are investigating what they consider a drive-by shooting, which occurred Sunday night.  Police say they responded to the 1300 block of West Parkway Drive after receiving reports from residents of hearing multiple gunshots striking a home, garage and a vehicle.  No one was injured.  Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact ... Read More »

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