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Yuma City Council Meeting Tonight


The Yuma City Council has a light agenda tonight for their regular meeting.   Yuma Mayor Alan Kreiger says some liquor licenses highlight the agenda.   The meeting starts at 5:30pm and will be held at the Yuma City Hall in downtown Yuma. Read More »

Maricopa And Pinal County Announce Wood Burning Ban


Residents in Maricopa and parts of Pinal County get upset when air quality officials announce a “No Burn Day.” It means no crackling logs in the fireplace on Christmas and New Years Eve. But a doctors' group in neighboring Utah is pushing for a complete ban on wood burning in urban areas, saying wood smoke is more toxic than cigarette ... Read More »

Man Charged in Arias Trial Threats Set For Court Appearance


A New York man indicted in Arizona on charges that he made Twitter death threats against two national television commentators over their coverage of Jodi Arias is set for a court appearance. David Lee Simpson, of Bath, New York faces five felony counts related to Twitter threats against Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell. They are hosts on Turner Broadcasting's Headline ... Read More »

Jan Brewer To Decide On Keeping Grand Canyon Open During Shutdown


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer must decide today whether to send more money to keep the Grand Canyon National Park open. The agreement Brewer struck last week with the National Park Service to pay to keep the park open expires Friday night. The deal requires Brewer to give the park two days' notice if she wants it to remain open.   ... Read More »

Man Facing Several Charges After Kidnapping Daughter


A man who allegedly kidnapped his eleven month old daughter and went over the border to Mexico appeared in court on Monday. 23 year old Raul Tejeda is charged with one count of kidnapping per domestic violence, three counts of aggravated assault, one count of endangerment and one count of prohibiting the use of a telephone in an emergency. Investigators ... Read More »

Government Shutdown Raises Risk For Worker Safety


With many safety protections suspended due to the government shutdown, observers say there is an increasing risk for workers, and the public. At least half of the staff members at federal safety agencies are furloughed, and many operations that normally keep workers safe on the job have stopped. Former EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman has been a leader in efforts ... Read More »

Freedom Library Welcomes Doctor Lee Hieb


The Freedom Library is welcoming Doctor Lee Hieb to Yuma later this week. She will speak on the subject “Government Medicine is Hazardous to Your Health.” Howard Blitz of The Freedom Library says this will inform persons about government medicine.   Again, the session will be held on Friday starting at 7pm at Booth Machinery, 6565 East 30th Street. Read More »

Arizona Legislative Committee Meeting To Discuss Survivor Benefits To Survivors Of Fire Crew


An Arizona Legislative committee charged with figuring out how to pay survivor benefits to part-time members of a firefighting crew killed in June is set to meet today.   The House Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs Committee meeting comes a month after Speaker Andy Tobin urged members to quickly craft a plan to pay full survivor and other benefits ... Read More »

First Case Of West Nile Virus Shows up In Pinal County


Health officials say Pinal County has its first case of West Nile virus that was acquired locally this year.   The Pinal County Public Health Services District says a Casa Grande man in his 50s is recovering. The virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes are not as active in cooler weather, but health ... Read More »

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