Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Author Archives: gregrusso

Last Woman In Prostitution Ring Sentenced

image-7785.jpg

A third woman arrested nearly four years ago for allegedly running a prostitution ring out of a Somerton massage parlor will not have to serve any jail time. The Yuma Sun reports 58-year-old Won Sil Shim was sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation by a Yuma County Superior Court judge. Shim was born in Korea but is a permanent U.S. resident. She was facing up to two years in prison. The sentence was part of a plea agreement in which Shim pled guilty to one count of criminal impersonation. Prosecutors dropped 33 other charges.

Shim was arrested along with two other Korean women when federal and local agents raided the Smile Spa Massage after receiving complaints about prostitution. T Read More »

Yuma Native Named To Arizona Game And Fish Commission

image-7782.jpg

Yuma native Jim Ammons has been named to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission to serve a five year term. The Yuma Sun is reporting the position entails overseeing the department alongside other commissioners from various counties across Arizona. Ammons hopes to not only be a voice for those from Yuma but from the entire state.

Read More »

Politics Of Power Have Disability Treaty Stalled In Senate

image-7780.jpg

An international human rights treaty that has been bottled up for more than a year now, has hundreds of organizations for veterans and people with disabilities across the country calling for a new vote in the U.S. Senate. Advocate Dylan Brown says protections for people with disabilities that are similar to those in the U.S. should be in place across the globe.
 
The U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities narrowly failed in December 2012.
 
Arizona Senator John McCain voted for the treaty, saying it would simply require the rest of the world to meet the standards of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.

Read More »

Yuma City Hall Closed Today In Observance Of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

image-7778.jpg

The Yuma City Hall will be closed today for the Martin Luther King Junior Holiday. Residential refuse collection for homes inside the Yuma city limits will change due to the holiday. City of Yuma residents who normally have their garbage picked up on Mondays will have collections on Tuesday. Those who have garbage pickups on Tuesdays will have collections on Wednesday. Curbside recycling pickups will take place as normal on Thursday and Friday.

Read More »

Homeland Security Secretary To Visit Arizona Border

image-7776.jpg

The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security will be visiting border operations in Arizona this week. Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson is expected to visit Douglas and Tucson on Wednesday. According to his office, he will receive briefings on efforts to secure the border at the Tucson Sector headquarters of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Johnson will also meet with state and local law enforcement officials. Arizona is one stop on a trip that will also include a visit to McAllen, Texas on Tuesday.

Read More »

Yuma City Hall To Be Closed Monday In Observance For Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Garbage Pick Up Pushed Back A Day

image-7774.jpg

Yuma City Hall will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Junior Holiday. Additionally today Yuma City Hall will be closed as part of its normal customer convenience schedule. Residential refuse collection for homes inside the Yuma city limits will change due to the holiday. City of Yuma residents who normally have their garbage picked up on Mondays will have collections on Tuesday. Those who have garbage pickups on Tuesdays will have collections on Wednesday. Curbside recycling pickups will take place as normal on Thursday and Friday.

Read More »

Arizona Western College District Saves On Energy Costs

image-7772.jpg

Through the first nine months of last year, the Arizona Western College district used over one-million less kilowatt-hours of energy over the previous year, based in part on a new internal communications campaign to encourage people to take an active role in saving energy. That reduction amounted to over an 11% savings, or nearly $100,000. This came in spite of the addition of a new soccer field, which required power for lights, watering and other uses during the fall soccer season. The Turn It Off campaign was designed to “raise awareness and modify behavior of faculty, staff and students,” according to Steve Eckert, Director of Facilities Operations, who created the campai Read More »

Arizona Youth Impact Choir To Perform At Desert Grace Community Church This Saturday

image-7768.jpg

The Arizona Youth Impact Choir will perform at the Desert Grace Community Church Saturday starting at 6pm located at 12134 North Frontage Road in Yuma.
 
The Arizona Youth Impact Choir is comprised of nearly 50 teens from across the state, who travel each month to a different city to share their ministry over the course of the school year. In addition to the monthly concerts, the choir serves on a short-term mission to Mexico at the end of the year. There is no admission fee, and the free-will offering taken during the concert will go to fund the group’s mission trip.

Read More »

San Luis Police Chief Resigns; Cites Health Reasons

image-7765.jpg

More information has come to light concerning the San Luis Police Chief’s recent resignation. Our television partner KYMATV spoke with officials with the city of San Luis. He cited health reasons, which City of San Luis spokesman Javier Morales confirmed. He also cited another reason behind Arturo Ramos’ resignation.

Read More »

CDC Reports At Least 38 Million Americans Drink Too Much


image-7762.jpg

Many Arizonans are pouring themselves a few too many on a regular basis, and despite the health risks, a new study from the CDC finds they are not discussing their drinking habits with their doctor. The report found at least 38 million Americans drink too much, but only one in six has ever actually talked about it with a medical professional. Emergency physician Rahul Khare says a small conversation with patients can help people reduce their alcohol use.
 
The dangers associated with drinking too much include lcoholism, heart disease, breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancy. Binge drinking is defined as consuming four or more drinks for women and five or mor Read More »

Scroll To Top