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Two Victims Shot During Mugging

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Police say two persons were shot during an apparent mugging over the weekend.  The unnamed victims were treated at Yuma Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening gunshot wounds.  The incident occurred on Friday night in the 100 block of South Ninth Avenue.  The victims were approached from behind by two men, wearing dark colored sweatshirts with hoods and blue jeans.  ... Read More »

Report States Some Arizonans Struggle To Buy Enough Food

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Arizona comes in at number 14 on a list of states where people say they lacked enough money to buy the food they need at some point in the last year.   That equals nearly 21-percent of the population, according to a report by the Food Research and Action Center.   There are many causes of hunger, but FRAC President ... Read More »

Public Transit Considering Taxes To Raise Funding

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The Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority is considering a tax.  The authority, which operates Yuma County Area Transit, is looking for a one-tenth of a percent tax.  The Yuma Sun reports today that transit funding has been significantly reduced several times, dating back to 2002.  Due to fluctuations in funding, bus services may see radical changes from year to ... Read More »

Playground Closed For Maintenance

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The City of Yuma says The Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground, located at the West Wetlands Park will be closed for maintenance starting today through Thursday.   The playground will reopen to the public on Friday. Open playground facilities close to this location include Gateway Park at Gila Street and First Street and Joe Henry Park at 23rd Avenue and ... Read More »

Prison On Lockdown After Fight Broke Out

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An Arizona prison complex remains on lockdown after a fight broke out among 400 inmates.  State Department of Corrections spokesman Bill Lamoreaux says the staff quickly stopped the fight that broke out Sunday morning at a minimum-security unit of the Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson.  Lamoreaux says two staffers suffered minor injuries and 17 inmates were taken to area ... Read More »

AWC Basketball Season Over After Loss To Central AZ

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The season is now over for the Arizona Western College men’s basketball team.  The Matadors were defeated Saturday by first seeded Central Arizona 78-to-67.  Marvin Whitt led the Matadors with 19 points.  AWC ends the season with an overall record of 25-and-seven, 19-and-three in conference play. Read More »

Cocopah Cup Takes Place This Weekend

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The Cocopah Cup is this weekend – a part of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series.  The races start tonight and will continue through Saturday.  Three time NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart is headlining this weekend’s races.  Race car driver Bryan Brown says there is no added pressure with Stewart coming. The races will be held tonight and Saturday.  Newstalk ... Read More »

Yuma Man Involved In Police Standoff Booked On Domestic Violence Charges

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The Yuma Police Department says a man who barricaded himself in a residence on South Eleventh Avenue on Wednesday has now been charged.  37-year-old Jacson Williams was arrested following an over three-hour standoff.  Williams later came out of his apartment and was promptly arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault per domestic violence, Kidnapping per domestic violence and Sexual Assault per ... Read More »

Pentagon Lifts Restrictions On F-35s

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The Pentagon has lifted a restriction keeping F-35’s grounded around the country – including at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma.  A crack was discovered in a turbine blade while going through test flights last week at Edwards Air Force Base in California.  There was one test flight in Yuma the day before the Pentagon ordered all F-35’s grounded. ... Read More »

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