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Animal Cruelty Whistle-Blowers Could Face “Ag-Gag” Legislation


Animal cruelty whistle-blowers have shot undercover video exposing illegal or unethical abuse inside factory farms and slaughterhouses across the country.   The meat industry is fighting back with bills introduced in many states that would criminalize the actions of the whistle-blowers.  So far no "ag-gag" legislation has been introduced in Arizona. Food safety problems have also been exposed in addition ... Read More »

Texaco Country Showdown Second Preliminary Round This Saturday


The second round of the preliminaries for the Texaco Country Showdown – sponsored by Yuma Pest, One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating and our sister station, Today’s Best Country 95.1 KTTI will be held Saturday night at the Mine Shaft Bar and Grill, located on South Fourth Avenue in Yuma.  The winner of the second preliminary round will join our ... Read More »

Brewer’s Budget Passes Along With Medicaid Expansion


Arizona lawmakers have ended their six-month legislative session after passing an $8.8 billion budget and divisive Medicaid expansion in a huge political victory for Republican Governor Jan Brewer.  The vote came after a marathon week that saw Brewer call a surprise special session late Tuesday that forced lawmakers to focus on the budget. The House worked overnight to pass Brewer's ... Read More »

Arias’ Attorneys Seek To Delay Penalty Phase Until Next Year


Jodi Arias' attorneys have asked a judge to delay until next year a second penalty phase to allow the convicted murderer time to gather witnesses.  In a motion filed this week, her attorneys are seeking a new trial date for January, 2014. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of boyfriend Travis Alexander.  The same panel failed to ... Read More »

YCIPTA Cancels Bus Contract


The Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority is cancelling their contract one year early with the company that operates the Yuma County Area Transportation buses in Yuma.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that the YCIPTA board authorized to begin termination of the contract with First Transit of Cincinnati, Ohio.  The termination is due to financial losses from First Transit that ... Read More »

Border Patrol Uses Night Vision To Track Down And Arrest Three Drug Smugglers


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested three drug smugglers and seized 301-pounds of marijuana Monday, with an estimated street value of over $150,000.  Agents using night-vision equipment tracked three individuals walking through the desert south of the Painted Rock exit off Interstate-Eight.  The men, all Mexican nationals, and the drugs were turned over to the Maricopa ... Read More »

Woman Found Dead In Vehicle Identified


The Yuma Police Department has released the identity of the body found in a vehicle at Food City located on Eighth Avenue Tuesday night.  It is that of 39-year-old Yadhira Monjardin.  The case remains under investigation.  The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case to please call (928)-783-4421 or 78-Crime to remain anonymous. Read More »

Two Men Sought In Connection To Last Weekend’s Brawl


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying two men involved in a brawl this past weekend.  Police say an incident occurred Sunday evening in which several became involved in a fight.  Guns were reportedly brandished at a levee near Avenue-Four-and-a-half-E.  They say the first subject is identified as Matthew Jimenez, who also goes by the ... Read More »

Fisher Automotive Teams Up With AWC For El Toro Bowl


Last week, Fisher Automotive announced a long-term relationship with Arizona Western College and the annual El Toro Bowl.  The game is slated for December 7th at Veteran’s Stadium on the AWC Campus.  Larry Linares of Fisher Automotive says they teamed up with AWC and the Caballeros de Yuma to help increase educational opportunities. The game will pit two top Division ... Read More »

Teachers Find Themselves Back Tracking After Summer Break


Teachers are tired of backtracking after summer break.  A survey released this week of more than 500 teachers reveals it takes them weeks to reacquaint students with the previous year's skills after they have been out of school for the summer.   The survey from the National Summer Learning Association finds it takes two-thirds of teachers about three to four ... Read More »

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