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New Details On Dead Baby Found At Recycling Plant


More information has been released concerning the body of a baby found in a dumpster in Somerton.  KYMA-TV says officials determined the body was that of a 20-week-old fetus.  The baby was not carried to full term.  The body was found by workers at the Somerton Recycling Plant in a dumpster.  Anyone with information concerning this incident is urged to ... Read More »

Aquatic Programs Temporarily Moved Due To Maintenance


Aquatics programs usually held at Marcus Pool have been moved this week to the Valley Aquatic Center on West 18th Street. Minor maintenance is taking place this week at Marcus. The affected programs include Swim for Fitness from 5:30am to 7:30am and from 12noon to 1pm, Water Aerobics from 9:30am to 10:30am, Adapted Aquatics from 11am to 12noon and Adult ... Read More »

Sequestration Threatens Thousands Of Jobs In The Desert Southwest


As sequestration looms and $85 billion in budget cuts across the board will take effect on Friday, Congress struggles to find a solution.  At risk are several agencies in the Desert Southwest, including Border Patrol, the Yuma Proving Ground, the Marine Corps Air Station among other agencies.  Officials say over 1,000 jobs at the Yuma Proving Grounds may be affected ... Read More »

Lack Of High Voltage Power Lines Holding Back Renewable Energy Growth


There is a treasure trove of renewable energy in the US, but the obstacles and barriers to getting it on the grid are many.   Johnathan Hladik with the Center for Rural Affairs says the biggest hurdle right now is the lack of high voltage transmission lines.  He says adding to that infrastructure would allow for the use of more ... Read More »

Tucson Mail-Processing Center Closes Its Doors


U.S. Representative Ron Barber is slamming the U.S. Postal Service's decision to shutter a mail-processing center in Tucson and ship all outgoing mail in southern Arizona to Phoenix.  The Morris K. Udall Post Office processed its final batch of outgoing mail last week. Barber says the decision not only costs 300 jobs but also is the end of Tucson postmarks ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Three Drug Smugglers Near Gila Bend


U.S. Border Patrol Agents in the Yuma Sector arrested three drug smugglers carrying 252 pounds of marijuana Saturday.  Agents found footprints near Gila Bend and followed them to the trio.  The street value of the marijuana is estimated at $125,000.  Officials say there may have been more smugglers but may have ran away before agents arrived on the scene. Read More »

Construction On Interstate 8 To Begin Tomorrow


A portion of Interstate-8 near Dateland will be under construction beginning Wednesday.  The pavement improvement project was awarded to Fann Contracting of Prescott for just under $5-million.  The portion of the interstate affected is between the 66 and 72 mile markers.  Construction is expected to take place from 6am to 6pm weekdays.  There will be restricted speed zones and law ... Read More »

Five People In Border Patrol Custody After Failed Smuggling Attempt


Border Patrol Agents at the Calexico Station arrested three suspected alien smugglers on Thursday.  Altogether five persons were arrested according to authorities, including the 21-year-old male driver and a 22-year-old female, both United States citizens.  The driver tried to flee from authorities after the three aliens climbed over the United States/Mexico fence.  The driver, front passenger, and identified foot guide ... Read More »

F-35 Jets Grounded


Just one day after a successful test run of the new F-35 Fighter Jets at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, the entire fleet has been grounded once again.  The fleet was grounded after a crack was found in the engine compartment during a routine inspection of a jet at Edwards Air Force Base in California.  The suspension of ... Read More »

Drug Smuggling Tunnel Discovered In Nogales


U.S. and Mexican officials have shut down a cross-border smuggling tunnel in Nogales.  The tunnel was discovered Friday in Mexico just as a person was digging what authorities believe was to be another well-engineered tunnel for smugglers.  Authorities say the tunnel was being dug west of the Port of Entry and had extended five feet into the U.S. but had ... Read More »

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