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Car Thief In Court Today


Norberto Aguilar “Sleepy” Ruelas is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, theft by extortion, and theft by means of transportation. Prosecutors say Ruelas broke into the victim's home on Eighth Street in Yuma Friday. Officials say he owed Ruelas a large sum of money for meth. When the alleged victim did not give him any cash, Ruelas threatened him with ... Read More »

Navajo Parks Not Affected By Government Shutdown


Navajo Nation officials say the tribe's parks are not affected by the federal government shutdown. Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department Manager Martin Begaye says that "all Navajo Nation tribal parks are fully operating and open to the public." The Navajo tribal parks are open seven days a week. The parks include Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park, Lake Powell ... Read More »

Business Incubator Begins Construction Next Year


The City of San Luis is currently working on an EDA funded Business Incubator to assist small, local, start up and expanding businesses focus in producing jobs for local residents through encouraging and supporting businesses. The 20,000 square foot building will have a flexible configuration. Currently, the awarded architectural firm is working on the design, which may adapt to the ... Read More »

Federal Insurance Marketplace Launched Yesterday


Arizonans without employer-provided health insurance are finally able to shop for policies on a federally run website. The federal insurance marketplace launched Tuesday even with the shutdown of the federal government. The website lets individuals shop for different levels of insurance and see if they are eligible for subsidies to help pay some of the costs. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department Show Off New MRAP Vehicle 


The Yuma Police Department will introduce their newly acquired Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Pro Armored vehicle Thursday.  The unveiling will take place at the Yuma Police Department parking lot. The vehicle is ready to enter police service and was acquired by the City of Yuma Police Department through the Ten-33 military program. The program allows approved law enforcement agencies to ... Read More »

Man Arrested In Arizona For Alleged Assault On Police Officer In Florida


A Mexican man wanted in Florida for an alleged assault on a police officer has been arrested in Arizona. Pinal County Sheriff's officials say 36 year old Antonio Velasquez-Hernandez was taken into custody Saturday for allegedly being in the country illegally. They say a fingerprint check through a national database shows Velasquez-Hernandez also goes by the name of Eliberto Morales. ... Read More »

Prosocutors Reach A Verdict In McCluskey Murder Trial


Prosecutors have told jurors there is just one verdict to be reached in the capital murder trial of an Arizona inmate accused of killing an Oklahoma couple while on the run. In closing arguments Tuesday, Assistant United States Attorney Linda Mott urged an Albuquerque, New Mexico jury to convict John McCluskey on federal carjacking, murder and other charges in the ... Read More »

Government Shutdown’s Effects Around The State


A statement has been released from the Yuma Proving Ground regarding the impact of a government shutdown on the proving ground. A wide variety of actions will go into effect at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground. The YPG workforce consists of about 2,500 people, the vast majority of whom are civilian. Most federal civilians will go on furlough. Most contractors ... Read More »

Red Cross Holiday Cards


Today marks the beginning of the 2013 Holiday Mail for Heroes program, meaning that Americans who wish to send a holiday card to a service member can easily do so with the help of the Red Cross. Through December 6th, Americans can express their gratitude and best wishes for the holiday season to those who give the ultimate gift to ... Read More »

Arizona Drivers Driving Less, Riding More


Arizonans are driving fewer miles these days, and technology and ride-sharing programs are making it easier to get around without relying on a car. A report released today by the Arizona PIRG Education Fund examines how these developments are changing travel behavior. PIRG’s Serena Unrein says smartphone apps are making public transit more attractive.   Unrein says Arizonans have reduced ... Read More »

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