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YCAT Employees Threaten Strike


32 bus drivers and mechanics who work for the company that provides transportation needs for the Yuma County Area Transportation bus service say unless they get a pay raise, they will walk off the job Thursday morning.  The bus driver’s union is demanding a 43-cent an hour raise, better health benefits and a guaranteed 40-hour work week.  In case of ... Read More »

Brewer To Stand Firm On Illegal Immigrant Driver’s License Issue


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says she won't change her mind and allow illegal immigrants granted legal status by President Barack Obama to get driver's licenses.  Brewer's comments Monday came after she was asked if she would change her mind following a January clarification by the Department of Homeland Security.  That memo says young immigrants granted "deferred action" status are legally in ... Read More »

AWC To Host “A Fine Art’s Showcase” This Weekend


Artists and attendees alike will delight in Arizona Western College Theatre's production, "A Fine Art's Showcase" which runs Friday and Saturday in the AWC Theater.  The showcase is a gathering of actors, singers, dancers, artists and musicians from AWC and the Yuma Community.  If you would like to attend the theatre will accept donations of $10 or five articles of ... Read More »

Convict Reportedly Made Escape Through Broken Fire Escape


There is new information about a convict who escaped from the Yuma Municipal Court last month and who remains at large.  28-year-old Raul Dominguez escaped from the sally port area of the courthouse on January, 22nd.  Since then, police in Yuma, California and Mexico have been on the lookout for the suspect.  Police now say he escaped by going out ... Read More »

Wellton Fire Destroys Mobile Home


A house in Wellton was destroyed after a fire Saturday morning.  Police say the fire occurred at the mobile home on the corner of Dome Street and Oakland Avenue.  When officials arrived on the scene, the home was fully engulfed.  The home was vacant at the time of the fire and no one was injured.  The fire started near the ... Read More »

Vehicle Catches Fire In Residential Neighborhood


The Yuma Rural Metro Fire Department says they responded to a vehicle fire Saturday morning.  The truck was parked on County 14th Street in a residential neighborhood when it caught on fire around 5am.  Officials say they received a report of what sounded like an explosion.  No one was injured. Read More »

Yuma Man Admits To Killing His Mother


A Yuma man remains in police custody after he admitted to the murder of his mother in court.  KSWT says Michael Allen pled guilty Friday morning.  In return he was able to make a plea agreement to a lesser charge of second-degree murder.  Sentencing will take place next month.  He is charged in the death of 47-year-old Cynthia Allen in ... Read More »

Convey Health Solutions Awarded Grant Money


Several Yuma businesses will receive a part of $415,000 in grant money to help with economic development.  The Yuma Sun reports that Convey Health Solutions received a large chunk of the money – $240,000 – to help with tenant improvements for a call center that will be relocated in the former Target Store building.  More than 500 will be employed ... Read More »

Governor Brewer To Announce New Sales Tax Plan


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is expected to announce details of her proposal for a comprehensive simplification of the Arizona's sales tax collection system at a press conference later today.  Brewer says the current system has so many twists and turns it is extremely difficult for businesses to pay what they owe.  She adds that business owners serving multiple cities must ... Read More »

Matadors Fall To Central Arizona


The Arizona Western Lady Matadors dropped their first game since early January on Saturday.  Third ranked Central Arizona came out with a 69-to-55 victory.  Imari Lyons scored 14 for the Lady Matadors.  The men also dropped their game Saturday 66-to-59.  Aaseem Dixon led the way with 18 points and Marvin Whitt added 12.  Both teams are back in action on ... Read More »

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