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Immigration Reform Bill Expected This Week


Senators writing a comprehensive immigration bill hope to finish their work this week.   Their plan is sure to open a raucous public debate over measures to secure the United States/Mexico border, allow tens of thousands of foreign workers into the country and grant eventual citizenship to the estimated eleven million people living in the United States illegally.  Negotiators are ... Read More »

Matadors Weekend Sports Recap


The Arizona Western College Matadors split a doubleheader Saturday with eleventh ranked Central Arizona.  AWC took the first game 3-1 and lost the nightcap 4-2. Meanwhile, the Arizona Western College Lady Matadors took two games from Glendale College, 2-1 and 1-0. Read More »

Another Arrest Made In Connection With Murder Of Christal Figueroa


Another arrest has been made in the recent murder of a Wellton woman.  The Yuma Police Department says 36-year-old Jeffery Miller of Yuma was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder of 29-year-old Christal Figueroa.  Miller lied to investigators and tried to dispose of evidence which is believed to belong to another suspect – Jose “Rascal” Jimenez.  Miller is ... Read More »

Early Morning Fire Burns Motor Home


A motor home was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning.  The Yuma Fire Department says they received word of the fire around 2am at a motor home on at the Sun Vista R-V Resort on East 32nd Street.  The 2005 Monaco motor home was on fire with smoke and flames coming from it when firefighters arrived.  Heavy damage was sustained ... Read More »

Identity Thieves On The Prowl During Tax Season


Consumer advocates warn that identity thieves are working overtime this year – trying to get you to reveal personal information by email and phone so they can steal your tax refund.   Harold Moldoff, a volunteer “Fraud Fighter” with AARP, says most scammers work by phone and by email, and usually entice consumers with a money-making proposition. Moldoff says consumers ... Read More »

U.S. Representative Visits Yuma Community Food Bank


The Yuma Community Food Bank welcomed U.S. Representative Paul Gosar on Thursday.  Gosar toured the facility to see how the food bank is helping the community.  President of the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, Ken Rosevear, told those on hand about a special award that was given to the food bank earlier this year. The food bank’s capital campaign “Step ... Read More »

Catch And Go Football League To Honor Hometown Soldier


The flag football Catch–and-Go League starts up this weekend in Yuma.  The league will hold a special opening ceremony on Saturday to honor a special hometown solider.  Kofa High School graduate, Sargent First Class Gabriel Garcia served three tours of duty.  While on the third duty in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Garcia suffered serious injuries due to a suicide bomber.  The event ... Read More »

Yuma Gets Rad With Colorful 5K Race This Weekend


The Yuma Diabetes Coalition, a fund of the Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center will get rad this weekend.  The YDC has partnered with the organizers of Color Me Rad 5K to bring this fun run to Yuma.  The race is Saturday at Gateway Park, starting at 9am. Thousands of participants will dress in all white and run or walk ... Read More »

NewsTalk 560 KBLU To Broadcast Weekend Doubleheader


Arizona Western College is proud to announce that AWC Baseball’s doubleheader against Central Arizona College Saturday will be broadcast by the Matador Sports Network – which includes NewsTalk 560 KBLU.  It will be the fifth consecutive year that MATSN will broadcast a Matador Baseball game, and both games of the ACCAC doubleheader will be broadcast live on the radio and ... Read More »

City Council Denies Motion To Aid Arts Council


The Yuma City Council Wednesday attempted to tackle an issue that involves them and the Yuma Arts Council.  There is currently no contract between the two entities since there have been changes with the Arts Council, including a search for a new director.  Yuma City Council member Jerry Stuart made a motion to give the Arts Council an additional $1,252 ... Read More »

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