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AZ Gas Prices Are Up

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Arizona motorists are paying more at the pump again this week.  Officials with AAA Arizona says the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.49 a gallon, 14 cents higher than last week.  This week's national average is $3.62 per gallon, up by more than seven cents from last week.  Analysts say the price rise has been propelled since ... Read More »

Arizona To Receive Payout In Toyota Settlement

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Arizona is getting nearly $700,000 in a multi-state settlement with Toyota over problems with accelerator pedals.  State Attorney General Tom Horne says Arizona would be getting part of a $29 million pot split among 29 different states and American Samoa.  Horne says Arizona's cut will go the state's consumer revolving fund. State attorney generals sued Toyota after it recalled 14 ... Read More »

Free Workshops Offered For AWC Scholarship Assistance

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Scholarship Season is alive and well at Arizona Western College and all students and prospective students are encouraged to apply.  Applications will begin to be accepted starting Friday with the deadline for submission set for March 21st.  Students can pick up a list of scholarships at the AWC Foundation Office on the second floor of Building Three-C.  Most of the ... Read More »

Police Look For Public Help In Solving Restaurant Burglary

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The Yuma Police Department is asking the public for help in solving a crime committed in October 2012.  On October 27th, an unidentified male burglarized Mister G’s Restaurant at 501 South Fourth Avenue.  A screen captured photo shows an unidentified black male inside the business.  Anyone with information on the crime is urged to call 928-373-4694 or to remain anonymous, ... Read More »

Trash Pick-Up Delayed Due To President’s Day

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Yuma City Hall will be closed on Monday due to President’s Day.  City Hall will also be closed the prior Friday due to their normal customer convenience day.  Trash pickup for the week will be altered.  Trash picked up on Mondays will be picked up that week on Tuesday, and pickups on Tuesday will be rescheduled to Wednesday. Read More »

YCAT Workers Remain On The Job

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No deal, but no strike.  Negotiations between workers of First Transit and Yuma County Area Transit broke off late Wednesday, but workers have agreed to remain on the job in the short term and come back to the table in March.  Workers want better health care and a five-day, 40-hour week.  Busses will continue to run as normal.  The next ... Read More »

F-35B Cleared For Takeoff

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Flight operations of the F-35B fighter jet will resume. Locally, this means that an F-35B slated for delivery last month to the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma will now happen.  The jets had been grounded nationwide since the flight clearance was cancelled after a January test flight was aborted due to a fuelduralic hose failure.  The three jets have ... Read More »

Drug Trafficking Tunnel Shutdown

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Federal authorities say they have shut down a cross-border drug smuggling tunnel in southern Arizona and seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations officials say the tunnel was discovered Wednesday in Nogales.   Officials were conducting surveillance in the area and saw a van in a parking lot about 200 yards east ... Read More »

Hunting Application Deadline Extended

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The application deadline for Arizona's elk and pronghorn antelope hunts has been extended to tonight. The Arizona Game and Fish Department says high demand for the hunts prevented many people from accessing an online site earlier this week or from completing their application. The department says they had planned for high demand but the system still was overwhelmed.  Online and ... Read More »

AWC Basketball Teams Rebound For Losses

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The Arizona Western College basketball teams have rebounded from their losses last week, in beating Cochise Wednesday.  The men beat 21st ranked Cochise 66-to-61 behind Marvin Whitt’s 26 points.  Whitt buried four three-pointers in the win.  The women beat Cochise 63-to-56 Wednesday.  The Matadors and Lady Matadors next take on Phoenix College Saturday at home.  Tip-off is 5:30pm and both ... Read More »

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