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Prosecuters Ask Court To Keep Dead Inmates Criminal Records Intact


An Arizona inmate who died without having his appeals resolved has become the subject of a case before the state Supreme Court.   Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Joseph Welty dismissed the indictment against Richard Glassel after his death in January from apparent natural causes.   The Arizona Capitol Times reports that county prosecutors have asked the Arizona Supreme Court ... Read More »

Two Rare Cactuses Now Listed On The Endangered Species List


Two rare Arizona cactuses have been added to the federal list of endangered species. The designation by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service came ahead of the partial shutdown of the federal government. A settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity required the agency to speed protection decisions for 757 species across the country. The Acuna cactus is found ... Read More »

San Luis Completes Lighting Project


The City of San Luis is proud to announce the completion of a street lighting project as it enhances the quality of life and safety of area residents. The Eighth Avenue Project involved the installation service wire between pole locations and the setting of eleven light poles. Community leaders thanked the San Luis City Council during their regularly scheduled meeting ... Read More »

Man Accused Of Kidnapping His 11 Month Old Daughter Faces Charges


A man accused of kidnapping his eleven-month-old daughter is facing several charges. 23-year-old Raul Tejeda appeared in Yuma County Justice Court on Thursday facing 13 counts – including kidnapping, aggravated assault per domestic violence and endangerment per domestic violence charges. Tejeda allegedly took the girl from her home on Eighth Street in Yuma Wednesday morning after a dispute with the ... Read More »

Gang Member Charged With Multiple Crimes


A known violent gang member and former fugitive was formally charged Thursday afternoon in a Yuma Justice courtroom. 26 year old Jesus Ibarra is charged with two counts of attempted murder and three counts of aggravated assault toward a police officer. He has 12 charges altogether. Ibarra was involved in a shooting last week at Knights Inn and Suites. He ... Read More »

Mental Illness Awareness Week Is This Week


Creating more awareness about the services available for people suffering with mental illness is the focus of Mental Illness Awareness Week, which is this week. The National Alliance on Mental Illness says one in four Americans lives with some form of mental illness. Bob Carolla of NAMI says a big challenge of getting treatment is overcoming the cultural stigma attached ... Read More »

Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Stabbing Deaths


An Arizona man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the stabbing deaths of a teenager and her grandmother on the Fort Apache Indian reservation. Martyn Wallen pleaded guilty in July to two counts of second-degree murder. He was sentenced late last month to 20 years on one charge and 30 years on the other. A federal judge ... Read More »

Gas Prices Drop For Third Consecutive Week


Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower for the third consecutive week. Officials with Triple-A Arizona says the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.28 a gallon. That is more than three-cents lower than last week. This week's national average is at $3.35 per gallon, down by nearly three-cents from the previous week. AAA analysts ... Read More »

States Allowed To Use Their Own Money To Reopen National Parks


The Obama administration says it will allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown. Governors in at least four states – including Arizona – have asked for authority to reopen national parks within their borders because of the economic impacts caused by the park closures. Interior Secretary ... Read More »

KECY Wants To Charge For Channels With DirectTV


If you are a Directv customer, you are missing three of your local channels. KECY which operates ABC 5, CW 6 and FOX 9 have been pulled by the television carrier due to a dispute over fees that KECY wants to charged DirecTV to carry their stations. The Yuma Sun is reporting that a temporary extension between Directv and the ... Read More »

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