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Border Patrol Finds Abandoned Backpacks Containing Close To $100,000 In Marijuana

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector discovered 196-pounds of marijuana Saturday afternoon. Agents patrolling five miles east of Papago Well on the Camino Del Diablo road found seven abandoned burlap backpacks filled with nearly $100,000 worth of marijuana.  A search of the immediate area produced no additional contraband or subjects. Read More »

Trial Date Set For Man Accused Of Killing His Father

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A man charged in the death of his father is now headed to trial.  30-year-old Neil Green’s trial will begin in December after a year behind bars at the Imperial County Jail.  Our television partner KYMA-TV is reporting that Green is charged with the murder of his 62-year-old father Melvin Green. Green’s lawyers say they will hire a forensic expert. ... Read More »

Foreclosures Down, Home Prices Up In Phoenix Metro Area

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Foreclosures in the Phoenix metropolitan area housing market have returned to normal levels while the median price for single-family homes continues to increase.  That is according to a new report from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.  It says foreclosures triggered by the housing crisis on single-family homes and townhomes and condos in May were down ... Read More »

Family Friend Saves 2-Year-Old After Near Drowning

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A two-year-old toddler nearly drowned in a pool over the weekend.  The Yuma Fire Department says they were called to a home in the 4600 block of West 27th Place Friday night.  Two adults who were there told authorities they were distracted for a few minutes and discovered the boy underwater and unresponsive.  A family friend who knew CPR began ... Read More »

Woman In Critical Condition After Accident Involving Border Patrol Boat

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A group of seven people boating out near the Clear Lake inlet on the Colorado River were injured Friday evening. The accident involved a U.S. Border Patrol's vessel.    An eyewitness – Pete Andrassy – saw the accident happen in front of him.  He told our television partner KYMA-TV that he was riding his jet ski down the river when ... Read More »

New College Payment Plan Offers Alternative To Excessive Student Debt

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Tuition and fees at Arizona's public universities have risen as much as 96-percent since 2007.  Today, a new idea for funding college without student loans is gaining national attention.   "Pay It Forward, Pay It Back" works much like Social Security – in reverse.  People go to school tuition-free, then pay a fraction of their income into a fund for ... Read More »

San Diego County Wildfire Forces Evacuations, Destroys Several Structures

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A wildfire has destroyed two lodges and burned six other structures in mountain camps in rural San Diego County. State fire officials say the wildfire near Julian had surged by sunset Monday to more than seven square miles.  Campgrounds, buildings and the few occupied mountain cabins in the area have been evacuated.  Lodges at the Al Bahr Shrine Camp at ... Read More »

Yuma Firefighters Help Battle Yarnell Fire

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Several firefighters and some equipment from the Yuma Fire Department are helping with firefighting efforts near Prescott at the Yarnell Hill fire.  On Saturday, one fire engine and three fire department members went to assist the Prescott Fire Department and will take on normal response duties at the Prescott station.  Battalion Chief Steve Irr is in Prescott on assignment with ... Read More »

Krieger Attends Bi-National Mayors Meeting

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Yuma Mayor Alan Krieger was among the mayors of more than 20 U.S.-Mexico border cities in attendance at the fourth bi-national meeting of the U.S.-Mexico Border Mayors Association, held on May 24th in Mexico.  The primary themes of the conference included improving the flow of commercial traffic along the border, and reducing border crossing times for both commercial and individual travel. Read More »

Rural Americans Feel Ignored By Government After Farm Bill Defeat

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After a federal Farm Bill died in the United States House of Representatives for the second time in two years, a new survey shows discontent in rural areas of the nation.   A poll commissioned by the Center for Rural Affairs shows rural residents believe the federal government is ignoring their communities’ needs.  Rural Affairs Executive Director Chuck Hassebrook says ... Read More »

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