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Author Addresses Child Abuse Issues

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Any child can experience abuse or neglect – and one expert says if these issues are not addressed, their health and well-being later in life will suffer. Doctor Vincent Felitti is the author of a major study on adverse childhood experiences. He says sometimes, adults have to ask the tough questions to find out what is really going on in ... Read More »

Cocopah Speedway Racing This Weekend

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Racing is scheduled for this weekend at Cocopah Speedway. Greg Burgess of Cocopah Speedway tells us more about the local racing held during the weekends.   For a more detailed look at the schedule, check out their online website at Cocopahspeedway.com. Read More »

Judge Orders Real Estate Investor To Be Monitored After Accusations

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A Phoenix real estate investor accused of helping two clients purchase a home with money made from drug trafficking has been released. A judge ordered Tanya Maria Marchiol be released Thursday but forbade her from leaving Arizona. Marchiol will be allowed to work but must follow a curfew and stay under GPS monitoring. The judge also ruled she cannot make ... Read More »

Gosar Votes In Favor Of Water Resources

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Congressman Paul Gosar voted in favor of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 271 to 147. WRRDA continues the necessary improvements to critical infrastructure, including repairing and strengthening aging canals, dams and ports. The United States Constitution expressly authorizes Congress to regulate commerce and promote trade and travel. The building and maintenance ... Read More »

Former Go-Daddy Executive Regrets Past DUI Conviction

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A former Go-Daddy executive campaigning to be Arizona's next governor is calling a past drunk-driving conviction a mistake that she still regrets. Christine Jones was found guilty of driving under the influence in 2006.   The 45-year-old Jones says she learned a lesson from the DUI and has never had another incident since. According to court records, Jones was convicted ... Read More »

Second Death Row Execution In Two Weeks

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Arizona has executed its second death-row inmate in two weeks. Robert Glen Jones Junior was given a lethal dose of pentobarbital Wednesday morning at the state prison in Florence. The 43-year-old Jones was convicted in the shooting deaths of six people during two armed robberies in Tucson weeks apart in 1996.   He and a co-defendant were accused of killing ... Read More »

Border Patrol Seizes $4 Million Worth Of Marijuana During Government Shutdown

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Federal authorities say they seized nearly $4 million worth of marijuana in southern Arizona during the federal government shutdown.   Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents working during the 16 day partial shutdown confiscated more than 7,000 pounds of marijuana, ten vehicles and illegal contraband. Among the incidents were two separate marijuana seizures of 1800 pounds each. Read More »

Nonprofit Raises Awareness On Online Safety


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As the age of children with technology trends to younger and younger, it is said that privacy, bullying protection and online safety should be taught along with the ABCs and 123s. Ben Halpert is the founder of the nonprofit SavvyCyberKids.org. He says most safety education is focused on elementary to high school students, but it needs to start sooner because ... Read More »

Mogollon Rim To Perform This Weekend


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An Arizona musical group is slated to perform this weekend. Mogollon Rim will perform in an outdoor concert at the Quartermaster’s Depot Saturday night.   Gates open at 6pm and the concert starts at 7pm. Tickets are on sale at the Visitor Information Center, 201 North Fourth Avenue in Yuma or at the door. For more info visit their website ... Read More »

City Of Wellton Gets Interim Police Chief

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After several months, the city of Wellton has an interim police chief. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Cannon Ball was appointed recently. This is in light of some controversies that have embroiled the town of Wellton. A recall effort is underway for Mayor James Meermer. The recall effort is led by Matt Brooks, who was the Wellton Police Department ... Read More »

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