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Woman Seriously Injured After Collision on Hwy 95

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One person sustained serious injuries following a two-vehicle accident Friday morning.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says the accident occurred at the corner of Highway 95 and Avenue Four-and-a-half-E.  Police say that 73-year-old Betty Stenlund crossed both westbound lanes of Highway 95 and collided her vehicle with another vehicle in the next lane over.  The driver of the second vehicle, ... Read More »

Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting Woman In The Leg During Domestic Dispute

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one person is in custody after he shot a woman in the leg Sunday.  KYMA is reporting the incident occurred early Sunday in a home on South Tornado Avenue.  Police arrested 30-year-old Jose Rodriguez.  Police say Rodriguez used a .40-caliber pistol following a domestic dispute.  Three children were in the home but were not ... Read More »

Last Minute Tax Advice

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For some people, this will be a busy day, gathering all the stuff they need to file their taxes.  The deadline is midnight, and for Arizonans who waited until the last minute, it is often a mad dash to pull the appropriate documents together and fill in the blanks.  Marshall Mennenga says procrastinators usually make the same mistake every year. ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors To Proclaim Next Week Crime Victims’ Rights Week

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 9am.  Items on the agenda include a proclamation that next week is Yuma County Crime Victim’s Rights Week and the board will consider the Sheriff’s Office request to give the Parker Police Department some of their older radio equipment to expand the interoperable radio network. Read More »

County Looks To Buy And Remodel Historic Building

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Yuma County wants to buy a historic building to expand its hub in downtown Yuma and relieve crowding at other county offices.  The Yuma Sun reports that County Administrator Robert Pickels says the county had not had any luck in the past finding a building because property was so limited and even considered constructing a new building.  The 50,000 square ... Read More »

Gang Of Eight Almost Ready To Reveal Purposed Immigration Reform

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A bipartisan group of senators is almost ready to share an immigration overhaul crafted over several months.  The Gang of Eight is finishing up the final details and is planning to unveil the proposed legislation on Tuesday. Even before the measure gets its first public airing, the authors are defending the program for the 11-million individuals in this country who ... Read More »

Yuma Local Wins Ultimate Fighter Middle Weight Title

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Yuma’s Kelvin Gastleum beat Uriah Hall for the middle weight title in the reality show Ultimate Fighter Saturday night.  It was a split decision and now Gastleum will get a huge contract with the UFC and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  The 21-year-old attended and graduated from Kofa High School before going to North Idaho Community College to continue participating in athletics. Read More »

Matadors Sports Report

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The Arizona Western College baseball Matadors split games Saturday against South Mountain College.  South Mountain came out the winner in the first game 8-0.  The Matadors won the nightcap however edging South Mountain 9-8. The Arizona Western College softball Lady Matadors dropped both games Saturday against Phoenix College.  The first game was lost 5-3 and then 9-6 in the second ... Read More »

Controlled Burn Underway

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Workers are conducting a controlled burn behind Paradise Casino.  A spokesperson with the Rural/Metro Fire Department says the fire has been underway for a couple of hours.  It is closer to the California side, but the official said the burn is being conducted on Arizona land.  There have been some concerns as to the cause of smoke, however it is ... Read More »

Scholarship Awareness Effort Pays Off With Record Number Of Applications

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Arizona Western College is proud to announce the AWC Foundation has received a record number of scholarship applications.  Christina Hawkey, Executive Director of the Foundation, says compared to the usual 200 to 300 applications per year, the Foundation received over 1,000 applications this year.  Over 50 volunteers are currently reading over 1,000 essays and scoring the applications.  Winners will be ... Read More »

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