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Red Cross Center Opens In Yuma

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A new local American Red Cross Center has now opened in Yuma.  The office is located at 2197 South Fourth Avenue, Suite 203.  An open house and grand opening was held on Monday.  Cynthia Snyder was introduced as the new specialist for Yuma County.  She says she is thrilled to be a part of something new for the community. Last ... Read More »

Border Patrol Apprehends Drug Smugglers

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United States Border Patrol agents arrested eight persons who are suspected drug smugglers.  In the three separate arrests, officials recovered 722 pounds of illegal marijuana with an estimated value of over $361,000.  All arrested were Mexican nationals.  Two vehicles were also seized in the arrests. Read More »

Windy Conditions Sweep Across The West

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The high winds in the area Monday delayed road construction work in Yuma.  Slurry seal work that was to be done on 24th Street from Fourth Avenue to the East Main Canal was cancelled.  The work will resume tonight, weather permitting.  Meanwhile, powerful winds raked much of California on Monday, toppling trees, spreading wildfires, causing scattered power outages, whipping up ... Read More »

Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf Found Dead

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Another Mexican gray wolf has been found dead in the Southwest, but federal officials have refused to provide any details.  The wolf reintroduction team confirmed in its latest monthly report that the male wolf died in March.  However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which oversees the troubled wolf program, would not say where the animal was found or how ... Read More »

AWC Baseball And Softball Doubleheaders This Afternoon

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The Arizona Western College Matadors baseball team will be in action this afternoon when they travel to Prescott to take on the Yavapai College Roughriders.  The double header is expected to start at 12 noon. Meanwhile, the Arizona Western College Lady Matadors softball team will remain at home, hosting the South Mountain Lady Cougars.  First pitch of the double header ... Read More »

Another Suspect Arrested In Connection To Figueroa Murder

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The Yuma Police Department says they have made another arrest in connection with the murder of 29-year-old Christal Figueroa.  Police say 20-year-old Jorge Humberto Rios, also known as Pelon, was arrested by the San Luis Police Department on Saturday after he was in a vehicle that was reported stolen.  Rios fled from police in the vehicle, then lost control of ... Read More »

Narcotics Task Force Makes Arrest On Drug Charges

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One person is in custody following an investigation of possible drug sales at a residence on Mary Avenue.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Jaime D. Griffitts was arrested after the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force seized methamphetamines, marijuana and three sets of scales Friday.  Griffitts is charged with possession of a dangerous drug for sale, possession of marijuana ... Read More »

Abandoned House Destroyed By Suspicious Fire

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The Yuma Fire Department says an abandoned house on East 25th Street was destroyed by what they are calling a suspicious fire on Friday morning.  Officials say the fire started just after 8:30am at 2253 East 25th Street.  The fire was extinguished quickly, but had spread to the attic areas of the abandoned residence.  It was boarded up and vacant ... Read More »

Efforts To Keep Mercury Thermostats Out Of The Trash Are Failing

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Voluntary efforts to keep mercury thermostats out of the trash in Arizona and nationwide are failing, according to a new analysis.   Michael Bender with the Mercury Policy Project says the programs run by manufacturers have captured only a small portion of the thermostats that have come out of service over the past decade. The report ranks Arizona 31st among ... Read More »

Government Offers Helping Hand To Homeowners

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The United States Department of the Treasury has several programs in place for homeowners who are struggling to help keep their homes.  Making Home Affordable has already helped over one-million homeowners.  Andrea Rizziotto says several programs are in place now. Persons who are looking for more information can call a special hotline at 888-995-4673.  Homeowners can also find out about ... Read More »

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