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Senator Shooter’s Lawyer Negotiating With City Prosecutor Regarding Classroom Confrontation

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Arizona State Senator Don Shooter of Yuma says his lawyer is negotiating with the Yuma city prosecutor to resolve a case where he allegedly confronted his grandson's teacher in a classroom.  The Yuma Police Department is asking the prosecutor to file four misdemeanor charges against the Republican for a March 22nd incident at the grandson's charter high school.  They are ... Read More »

New Sculpture Adorns Yuma’s Historic Downtown Main Street

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Recent visitors to Yuma’s historic downtown Main Street may have come to a fork in the road.  Well, not so much in the road as sticking up from the sidewalk.  Too large for even the heartiest eater to actually use, the fork represents a public art donation put together by several community members to help distinguish the landscape.  The sculpture ... Read More »

Excessive Heat Warning

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Dangerous heat is expected to build over the next several days in the Desert Southwest.  The National Weather Service says an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect starting Friday morning through Sunday night.  Afternoon highs are expected to top 115 degrees in several areas Friday and Saturday with temperatures over 110 on Sunday.  Persons are urged to take extra precautions ... Read More »

Bustamante Found Guilty On Two Counts Of 1st Degree Murder

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After two days of deliberations the jury in the trial against Manuel Bustamante reached a verdict Tuesday.   Bustamante sat attentive as a court clerk read the results, in which he was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the beating death of 33-year-old Kendall Smith in April, 2012.  The jury also found Bustamante guilty for the remaining ... Read More »

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Part Of Voting Rights Act

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The US Supreme Court's decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act means Arizona's new law changing how elections are conducted will go into effect without federal approval. Alessandra Soler with the ACLU of Arizona says the decision means the so-called election reform measure signed last week by Governor Jan Brewer will not need to get pre-clearance from ... Read More »

Brewer Must Act Today On Tax Cut Bills

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is set to act on the three remaining bills from the 2013 Arizona Legislature's session. Brewer faces a deadline today to sign or veto the bills.  They put in place tax breaks or credits totaling more than $90 million a year by 2015.  They include the automatic adjustment of tax brackets for inflation that will cost ... Read More »

Celebrity Judge Pete Anderson To Perform At Texaco Country Showdown This Friday

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The Yuma finals of the Texaco Country Showdown are set for Friday.  The event, presented by Yuma Pest, One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating and our sister station, Today’s Best Country 95.1 KTTI, will be held at the Cocopah Casino and Resort.  Three acts from the prior preliminary rounds will perform – our first round qualifier Victoria Moreno – second ... Read More »

Somerton City Employees Expected To See A Pay Increase

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The city of Somerton employees are likely to get up to a 2.5 percent raise.  The Yuma Sun says a budget of nearly $34-million is proposed for the 2013-2014 Fiscal year.  There is an additional $600,000 in revenues – part of that attributed to an extra $180,000 in state-shared revenues.  The final budget is expected to be approved in July. Read More »

Sentencing Postponed For Drug Smuggling Border Patrol Agent

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A judge has postponed sentencing for a U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted smuggling marijuana while on duty near Yuma.  Agent Aaron Anaya was scheduled to be sentenced Monday, but U.S. District Judge Roslyn Silver postponed the 25-year-old agent's punishment hearing until September, 16th and required lawyers on both sides to make an additional court filing.  Anaya faces a possible ... Read More »

Brewer Clarifies Her Position On Immigration Bill

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is clarifying her position on a federal immigration bill pushed by the state's two U.S. Senators after some comments she made Sunday as an endorsement. Brewer said in an interview with Fox News that a new amendment to the bill working its way through Congress doubling the size of the Border Patrol and adding other security ... Read More »

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