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Lady Matadors’ Season Comes To An End After Loss To Cochise

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The Arizona Western College Lady Matadors basketball season ended suddenly with a loss to Cochise Wednesday night.  The game was close at the half, but Cochise pulled away in the second stanza for a 58-to-49 win over AWC.  Cochise pulled away with a 17-to-six run in the second half.  Samantha Wallace scored 16 on the night. Read More »

Fourth Suspect Arrested In Yuma Armed Robbery

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A fourth person has been arrested by area police in connection with recent armed robberies in Yuma.  The Yuma Police Department says 18-year-old Angel Varela was arrested on Monday in connection with an armed robbery on West Camino Kino last month.  Varela fled on foot on Monday and threw a stolen handgun, which was recovered.  He was taken into custody ... Read More »

Police Release More Information On Fetus Found At Somerton Recycling Plant

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Police say the sex of the fetus found in a recycling center recently is that of a boy.  KYMA-TV says the fetus was not fully developed – being only 20 weeks along.  Police are continuing to investigate the incident.  The fetus was found at the Somerton Recycling Center by workers as they were sorting through some of the material at ... Read More »

Two Men Arrested After Trying To Smuggle Marijuana Over The Border

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Two men were arrested by Border Patrol agents at the Calexico station on Friday night.  Officials say the two unidentified Mexican Nationals climbed over the border fence near the Imperial Sand Dunes, then tried to hide near Interstate-Eight.  When they were found, officials say the pair were in the alleged possession of two packages of marijuana, valued at over $73,000.  ... Read More »

Public Invited To Express Opinions On Far West Sewer Rate Increase

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Foothills residents unhappy with a proposed Far West Sewer rate increase will have another opportunity to voice their opinion this afternoon.  Far West is proposing an increase from $21 a month to $63 a month, a 188-percent hike in rates.  Now the Arizona Corporation Commission is proposing a rate increase, however not as steep – to $55-$70 a month, a ... Read More »

Brewer Expresses Disapproval As Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants Are Released From Custody

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Republican Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says she is appalled to hear that the Department of Homeland Security has begun releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants from custody. It is the first of potentially thousands of immigrants to soon be freed before mandatory federal budget cuts go into effect. The Obama administration has been issuing dire warnings about the impact of the ... Read More »

Study Shows Increase In Visitor Spending At Grand Canyon National Park

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A new study done for the National Park Service shows visitors to the Grand Canyon National Park spent more than $467-million in 2011 and supported nearly 7,400 jobs.  The Michigan State University economic impact study reviewed the spending of visitors to all national parks. Nationally, $13-billion of direct spending was attributed to 279 million national park visitors in 2011.  The ... Read More »

Elementary Students Get A Glimpse Of College Life

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On Thursday just under 150 La Paz and Wellton area fifth graders will be exposed to college life for a day.  Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University-Yuma Branch Campus continues the semester tradition of inviting elementary school students to campus.    Six classes from elementary schools from Parker, Quartzsite and the Wellton area will experience college life on the ... Read More »

AWC Foundation To Accept Donation From GM

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The Arizona Western College Foundation will be accepting a donation from a well-known automaker on Wednesday.  General Motors plans on donating $5,000 to the foundation.  The event will be taking place at the Automotive Labs Technology Building. Read More »

Theft Reported After Several Mailboxes Found Pried Open

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The Yuma Police Department says they have received several reports recently of theft from mailboxes at three apartment complexes.  Mailboxes were pried open and some mail is reported missing.  Police say they have no suspect at this time, but encourage anyone with information to contact them at 928-373-4700 or 78-CRIME.  Police ask residents to look for any suspicious persons or ... Read More »

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