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AZ Department Of Transportation To Make Improvement Plans On A Decreased Budget


The Arizona Department of Transportation says it will be working with $350-million less as it maps out construction projects for the next five years.  The department says the decreased funding is due to stagnant revenue from gas and vehicle license taxes, and declining federal aid.  The public can begin submitting comments on three scenarios Friday.  One focuses on preserving the ... Read More »

Yuma Paychecks Below Average


If you think your paycheck is not going far, you might be right.  A recent study shows workers in Yuma County are near the bottom of average weekly wages.  Yuma County wages average $668 per week, the second lowest average in Arizona.  Neighboring La Paz County is at the bottom with an average of just $604.  The numbers were recently ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Drug Smugglers Near Calexico


Three drug smugglers were arrested by border patrol agents near Calexico.  Officials say they observed five men enter the United States illegally Sunday night and make their way toward Interstate-Eight.  Bundles were observed on four of the men.  Two men entered a car and the other three began running back to Mexico.  Officials were able to apprehend the men and ... Read More »

Suspect From Last Week’s Police Standoff Makes Court Appearance


A man who held off police during an over three-hour standoff last week appeared in court and faces six felony charges.  37-year-old Jacson Williams of Yuma is charged with three counts of Sexual Assault, two counts of Aggravated Assault and one count of kidnapping.  Williams barricaded himself in a residence on South Eleventh Avenue after the Yuma Police Department responded ... Read More »

YRMC Makes Plans To Construct New Emergency Center


A $250-million project is facing the Yuma Regional Medical Center.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that a project to construct a new and larger Emergency Department has been considered for some time.  However to do that, several other less demanding projects will need to be completed first.  The center is looking to construct a state of the art Emergency Center ... Read More »

Colon Cancer Awareness Month


March is national Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, and this year in Arizona, more than 2600 new cases are expected to be diagnosed. Nearly one-thousand cases will be fatal, even though colon cancer is very treatable when caught early, says Doctor Paul Amundson. The American Cancer Society suggests that both men and women start to follow a testing schedule when they ... Read More »

Giffords To Air TV Ad Asking For Gun Control Support


Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords is urging key senators to support expanded background checks for gun purchases in a new television ad that is to begin airing today in Arizona and Iowa.  Americans for Responsible Solutions, the gun control group started by Giffords and husband Mark Kelly, said it is spending six figures on the ad in the two states.   ... Read More »

Court Upholds Ruling In Favor Of Day Laborers


An appeals court has upheld a ruling that prevents police in Arizona from enforcing part of the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services on streets. Monday's ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals marked a loss for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.  Brewer had asked the ... Read More »

Yuma Police Arrest Man Wanted In California


The Yuma Police Department aided in arresting a person wanted in California.  Police say 19-year-old Christian Samuel Frias was wanted in connection with a January armed robbery.  Police were tipped off that Frias was staying with his girlfriend in a residence on South First Avenue.  A vehicle matching the description of Frias’ car was located on Thursday leaving the residence ... Read More »

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