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Public Invited To Comment At Meeting On Yuma’s Water Rights


A special legislative committee is scheduled to visit Yuma on Friday to discuss controversial House Bill 2338.  The meeting will be held at the Yuma City Hall starting at 10am.  The meeting is part of a series of statewide meetings scheduled in June and July.  The committee is seeking comments from constituents in the area about water rights for Yuma ... Read More »

Intruder Identified In Fatal Shooting


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they have identified the intruder who was shot and killed by a homeowner early Monday morning.  19-year-old Matthew Sykora was inside a residence in the 14000 block of South Avenue “D”.  Upon arrival, police found Sykora deceased inside the residence with a single gunshot wound.   Initial investigation at the scene indicated the homeowner ... Read More »

Parents Prepare For Child Care During Summer Months


Children across the state are starting their summer vacation.  For the younger ones, that means a transition into a new child care or camp program or attending day care for the first time.   To make that change go smoothly, Karen Fogolin with Child Care Aware says preparation is the key to success. Another tip for the transition is to ... Read More »

Two Men Come Forward In Saguaro Park Vandalism


Officials at Saguaro National Park say two men have come forward and are cooperating with an investigation into vandalism along a Tucson hiking trial.  Authorities say at least one saguaro was knocked over and cut in half and a couple of barrel cacti and a palo verde tree were hacked up along the Douglas Spring Trail in Saguaro National Park ... Read More »

Red Cross Comes To Family’s Aid After Mobile Home Fire


The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter responded Tuesday afternoon to a mobile home fire in San Luis in which one adult and three children were displaced.   The Red Cross evaluated their needs after the blaze near Merrill Avenue and San Felipe Street. Read More »

US Marshals Arrest Fugitive Brothers On The Run For Last Five Years


The United States Marshals Service apprehended two fugitives last week in coordination with Mexican law enforcement officials.  The two fugitives, brothers Martin and Christopher Mayorquin were arrested after more than five years on the run.   The fugitives were targeted by the U.S. Marshals Service after arrest warrants for each were issued for various crimes involving marijuana smuggling, cocaine possession ... Read More »

Vandalism Investigated At Saguaro National Park


Officials at Saguaro National Park say they are investigating the second vandalism incident at the Tucson park this month.  They say park natural resources along the Douglas Springs Trail were damaged or destroyed on Thursday night.  The damage includes at least one saguaro cactus.  Park law enforcement rangers say they are trying to identify two persons of interest in the ... Read More »

FDA Faces Lawsuit Over Animal Feed Containing Arsenic


The Food and Drug Administration is facing a lawsuit because it continues to allow arsenic in animal feed given to chickens, turkeys and hogs.  The suit was filed on behalf of a handful of advocacy groups, including the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.   Senior advisor David Wallinga says it stems from a petition that was filed against the ... Read More »

Social Services Agency Brings New Approach To Fighting Poverty


A Detroit-based social service agency is working on a pilot program to bring its unusual approach to dealing with poverty to Arizona and the rest of the nation.  Matrix Social Services has created what it calls "Transition to Success," which treats poverty like an illness and its clients like patients.   While typical social service programs focus on symptoms of ... Read More »

Yuma Homeowner Shoots And Kills Intruder


Police say one person is dead following a home invasion over the holiday weekend.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a 19-year-old male intruder entered a home in the 14000 block of South Avenue “D” early Monday morning.  The homeowner confronted the man and police found the intruder dead from a single gunshot wound.  The name of the shooting victim ... Read More »

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