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 »
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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 »
A woman charged in hindering a police investigation into the murder of Chrystal Figeroa appeared in court on Thursday, pleading guilty to those charges. 24-year-old Brandi Michalski had two other charges against her dismissed. According to a police investigation, Michalski was with Figueroa and several others the night she was killed. Michalski and another woman were dropped off by suspected killer Jose Jimenez and others before they drove to the citrus grove in what would be Figueroa's last night alive. Prosecutors said she hindered prosecution and tampered with evidence tied to the murder. That same morning police say Michalski was in a black SUV with Jimenez and others tied to the crime whe Read More »
Gasoline prices around Arizona are slightly higher again at the pump this week. Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.23 a gallon. That is an increase of more than $0.02 from last week. This week's national average is at $3.30 per gallon, down by half a penny from last week. Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $3.17 a gallon and Flagstaff has the highest at $3.35.
Montana has the lowest average gas prices in the continental U.S. at $3.02 a gallon with Connecticut having the highest at $3.68 a gallon.a
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will release a spending plan for the coming budget year that outlines how she wants to implement reforms at the state's Child Protective Service agency. Other key items include details of a new education funding plan that rewards schools that show improved test scores and details of a plan to cut electricity taxes for manufacturers. Today’s release will cover the plan she wants the Legislature to adopt for the 2014-2015 budget year that begins on July 1st. The governor's plan serves as a roadmap for lawmakers charged with actually passing a state budget.
Brewer wants CPS moved into a new stand-alone state agency. She will reveal how much mon Read More »
It was a sonic boom that reportedly shook the Foothills and other surrounding areas Wednesday morning. Officials from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma say the loud sound people heard after 8am Wednesday was a sonic boom. They say it was an F-18 from Marine Fighter Training Squadron 101, based out of MCAS Miramar in the San Diego area.Read More »
Downtown Yuma will continue to see improvements in the next few months. The Yuma City Council on Wednesday heard updates concerning the construction of an upscale apartment complex. Officials say construction could begin later this year. This would be the second phase of the downtown redevelopment that was first adopted in 2004. The Yuma Sun is reporting that the director of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Charles Flynn says now that the first phase is completed, the second phase, to introduce residential areas to the downtown and waterfront areas are next.Read More »
The San Luis Police Chief Arturo Ramos has resigned. The Yuma Sun is reporting Ramos resigned due to unspecified health reasons. Ramos has served the city for the last three years. The resignation takes place immediately. Police Commander Javier Arellano is now serving as interim police chief. No word on when the position will be permanently filled.Read More »
The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the community that 40-year-old Peter Borquez is now residing at 1013 North Hidalgo Avenue in San Luis. He is described as standing 5’8, weighing 146 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. In July 1992, Borquez entered a plea of Guilty/No contest to the charge of sexual conduct with a minor. The victim was a 15-year-old female. He was sentenced to two years probation by the Yuma County Superior Court. In May 1994 his probation was revoked for violation of the conditions of his probation and he was sentenced to one-and-a-half-years in prison. Borquez is a considered a Level three sex offender with a high risk to reoffend.< Read More »
American Red Cross volunteers and Cibola High School volunteers on Saturday will go door to door in Yuma talking to people about how to prevent home fires and how to escape safely should a fire occur.
The event, which honors the Martin Luther King Day of Service, will run from 9am-to-12noon. Fires represent the greatest threat to Arizona families. Nationally, the Red Cross responds to a disaster on average every eight minutes, and the vast majority of them are home fires. Fire prevention tips include checking smoke alarms once a month and batteries replaced at least once a year. Everyone in the family should recognize the alarm and know what to do when it sounds. Volunteers will Read More »