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Yuma Food Bank A Third Of It’s Way To $500k Goal

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The Yuma Community Food Bank is a third of the way toward their yearly fund raiser goal of $500,000. The Step Up to the Plate campaign will end in February 2014. The Yuma Sun is reporting that an anonymous donor has pledged to match the amount donated if the food bank reaches their goal of raising $500,000. The food bank still needs over $311,000 in the next two months. Mike Ivers CEO of the Yuma Community Food Bank says there are tax breaks for those who donate before the end of 2013.

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AWC Matadors Beat Saddleback Gauchos

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The Arizona Western College Matadors toppled the Saddleback Gauchos Friday afternoon 66-37 on the campus of MiroCosta College in the opening game of the 2013 Holiday Festival Tournament. On Saturday, AWC lost to Eastern Utah 78-68. The Matadors then lost the third place game to Seward County of Kansas 60-56 Sunday afternoon.

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American Red Cross Assisting A Woman Who Lost Her Home To A Fire

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The American Red Cross is assisting a person who lost her home to a fire Thursday morning. Rural-Metro responded to the fire in 

the 2700 block of West Clifford Lane around 8:30am. The owner, 78 year-old Dorothy “Dottie” Parker was able to escape the residence with the help of her dog, who warned her of the fire. Officials say the home sustained too much damage to be inhabitable at this time.

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Arizona Woman And Boyfriend Accused Of Taking Kid’s Christmas Money

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Authorities in northwestern Arizona say a Golden Valley woman and her boyfriend are accused of stealing her children's Christmas money. Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to a theft report Wednesday at a home in Kingman. Two people at the home say they had given ten dollars to each of their four grandchildren for Christmas. The grandparents say the children's mother allegedly took 30 dollars from the three youngest children. Deputies later located 31 year oldRead More »

Arizona Child Abuse Report Shows 3300 Investigators Assigned To Cases

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A new team assigned to review more than 6500 child abuse and neglect reports that were not investigated by Arizona child welfare 

officials says they have now assigned nearly 3300 of those cases to investigators. The so called CARE team named about three weeks ago by Governor Jan Brewer provided the latest update Thursday. It said more than 1700 children identified in the reports now have been seen and Read More »

USDA Taking Public Comments About Bears In Captivity

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Hundreds of bears in captivity around the country are held in small, concrete pits and cages without anything that is natural to them – and since they cannot speak for themselves, one of the world’s largest animal welfare groups wants humans to speak up for them. Delcianna Winders is Director of Captive Law for the PETA Foundation. She says the USDA is taking public comment on stronger rules for humane treatment of bears, prompted by a lawsuit from her organization.

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Yuma Police Department Cracking Down On Drunk Drivers

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As the holiday season rolls on, the Yuma Police Department is looking for those who decide to break the law by driving while unde

r the influence. They will have extra patrols out through the New Year’s holiday. Yuma Police Department Public Information Officer Joe Franklin tells us there are ways to celebrate without being behind the wheel.

 

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Unused Grant For Bullhead International Airport Likely To Expire

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An unused $500,000 grant from the federal government to Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport is expected to expire on Tuesday. The grant was awarded to the airport by the U.S. Department of Transportation to help it secure scheduled airline service. The Mohave Valley Daily News reports that airport officials intend to apply for a new grant in April 2014. Airport director David Gaines declined to reveal which airline the Mohave County Airport Authority is negotiating with, but noted that the discussions are continuing. The grant had been extended a couple of times in the past.

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Wellton Border Patrol Agents Seize 488 Pounds Of Marijuana

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station seized ten bundles of marijuana and arrested nine men near Gila Bend Monday. Agents patrolling near Gila Bend observed a large group of people walking towards I-8 near Citrus Valley. An Office of Air and Marine helicopter responded to the area and had visual contact of nine men hiding behind brush along with ten bundles of marijuana. Agents responded to the area and apprehended nine Mexican nationals who had entered the country illegally and seized ten bundles of marijuana. The marijuana had a combined weight of 488 pounds, worth an e Read More »

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