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Child Pornography Found On Computer Of Man Accused Of Harassing Students

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A man accused of harassing school students in the San Luis area is charged with more than he or police bargained for.  30-year-old Adrian Navarro appeared in a San Luis Courtroom on charges of 30 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after police allegedly found at least 30 images of child pornography on a laptop computer he owns.  Navarro ... Read More »

Phoenix Man Arrested After Crashing SUV Into Light Rail Train

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Authorities say four passengers on a light-rail train in downtown Phoenix suffered minor injuries when an SUV struck the packed train.  The collision happened Saturday night as both Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Rattlers games were ending.  Phoenix police say the SUV's driver, 38-year-old Guadalupe Cobos Junior showed signs of impairment and fled the scene on foot.  Police say Cobos ran ... Read More »

Yuma Police Look To Question Two In Wednesday Night Shooting

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The Yuma Police Department is investigating what they believe is an attempted homicide.  Police say Wednesday night, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 600 block of East 25th Street. Officers discovered a 36-year-old female that was shot.  The suspects fled before officers arrived to the scene.  The victim was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center for ... Read More »

Body Of Missing Man Found In Mittry Lake

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The body of a man reported missing has been found in Mittry Lake.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they found 66-year-old Frank Wallace Thursday morning.  Wallace was reported missing Wednesday after he did not return from a fishing trip.  Alfonso Zalava of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation is continuing. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and the United ... Read More »

Sex-Ed An Important Part Of Preventing Teen Pregnancy

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Strong majorities of U.S. Latinos say preventing teenage pregnancy is a major issue, and that high school sexual education should include the topics of birth control and sexually-transmitted diseases, as well as abstinence.   Those are some of the results of a new poll from Planned Parenthood and New York University.  The inner-city Creighton School District in Phoenix has just ... Read More »

Horne Enters No Contest Plea

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Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's no contest plea in a misdemeanor hit and run case came without warning, even for the court.  The city prosecutor says Horne's lawyer called him Wednesday afternoon and asked if Horne could appear and enter a plea. Retired Arizona State University political science professor Bruce Merrill says the timing of Horne's plea was politically astute. ... Read More »

Marine Expeditionary Unit To Perform Urban Training In Brawley

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Marines and Sailors with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit based out of Camp Pendleton, California are conducting ground realistic urban training at the Luckey Ranch housing development in Brawley Monday.  This exercise will allow the 13th MEU’s premier Maritime Raid Force, to conduct complex fire and maneuver operations in an urban environment, while simultaneously utilizing rotary wing air assets from ... Read More »

Border Patrol Apprehends 15 Drug Smugglers On Wednesday

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested 15 drug smugglers and seized over 1,200 pounds of marijuana in four separate incidents Wednesday.  Agents apprehended two groups of Mexican nationals smuggling marijuana south of the Butterfield exit, off Interstate-Eight. In the southwestern portion of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, an agent found and followed vehicle tracks to ... Read More »

ADOT Discusses Plans To Construct Roundabouts

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The Arizona Department of Transportation met with the public on Thursday to discuss changes to the Araby Road/Gila Ridge/ Interstate-Eight intersections.  ADOT wants to change them to roundabouts and remove the traffic signals at the intersections.  The Yuma Sun is reporting ADOT plans to start the project in 2016.  One roundabout would be on the north side of the Interstate ... Read More »

Student Makes Plea Agreement After Bringing Gun To School

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A Gila Ridge High School student arrested in March for bringing a handgun to campus pled guilty to disorderly conduct charges this week.  Jacob Allen’s original charges of carrying a weapon on school grounds and carrying a deadly weapon were dropped as part of a plea agreement.  Sentencing is expected in June. Read More »

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