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Arizona Geological Survey Releases Online Natural Hazard Viewer


The Arizona Geological Survey, in partnership with the state Division of Emergency Management, is hoping a new online tool will help residents identify and mitigate natural hazards. The new Natural Hazard Viewer of Arizona website is interactive that focuses on four hazards common to the state – earthquakes, earth fissures, floods and wildfires. The site describes each hazard in detail ... Read More »

Health Care Plan Costs


Arizonans looking to buy health insurance on federally run marketplaces opening October 1st, now have an idea what a plan will cost. The two lowest cost "silver" plans that pay for 70% of medical costs under the Affordable Care Act cost $248 and $252 per month before tax credits. The cheapest bronze plan that covers 60% of costs is $214 ... Read More »

Accident In Somerton Under Investigation


Three persons were injured following a two-vehicle accident in Somerton. Officials say the accident happened Monday night at County Eleventh Street and Somerton Avenue. The Jaws of Life were used to extricate two persons from one of the vehicles. The driver in the second vehicle was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center to be treated for injuries. The accident remains ... Read More »

Man In Court For Sex Offense Charges


One of two men charged with sexual offenses against a 16 year old girl faced his first court appearance on Monday. 27 year old Joshua Jonathan Alpizar’s bond was placed at $150,000 by a judge. Alfonso Zavala of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says he and Yuma Police Officer 25 year old Ron Ciancimino were arrested over the weekend. The ... Read More »

Search For Missing Boy Turns Into A Criminal Case


The search for a missing 14 year old boy in Imperial County now is involving the Federal Bureau of Investigation. David Yglesias went missing nearly four weeks ago and investigators and friends and family alike hope the youngster is still alive. Investigators have now turned the case from a missing persons case to a criminal case. Authorities have not released ... Read More »

Prostate Checks Being Held At Yuma Main Library


An important medical checkup will be available today. The Prostate On-Site Project will be at the Yuma Main Library to help check adult males for and the early detection of the second leading diagnosed cancer in Arizona. Marla Zimmerman of the Prostate On-Site Project relays the importance of getting an annual checkup for this disease. The on site project will ... Read More »

11 Year Old Boy In Bicycle Accident


An 11 year old boy was injured on Monday after he was hit while riding his bicycle. The accident occurred in Somerton near Jacobs Street and Somerton Avenue. The Yuma Sun says the injures are not life threatening. The bicycle handlebars came into contact with a nearby trash can, causing the boy to veer into the path of the Somerton ... Read More »

Average Price Of Gas Drops


The average price of regular gasoline in the U.S. has dropped six cents in the last two weeks, according to the Lundberg survey. A gallon of regular gas now costs $3.52 on average. In Arizona, Gas Buddy reports the average price has dropped from $3.70 to $3.35. San Francisco has the highest price at $4.01 per gallon. Charleston, South Carolina, ... Read More »

Alleged Kidnapper Released


A Yuma firefighter arrested last week after he allegedly kidnapped his baby daughter posted bond in Utah. Officials say 47 year old Jeff Green posted ten percent of his $100,000 bail and was released Monday. Green allegedly took his five month old daughter Aleeha Green from her mother. Amber Alerts were issued in surrounding states. He was arrested just north ... Read More »

Sign Ups For Affordable Care Act Begin Next Week


The sign-up period for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, starts next week. The Arizona branch of Organizing for Action has kicked off a campaign to encourage enrollment and counter what they say is misinformation being spread about the health-care program. Emergency medicine specialist Doctor Nicholas Vasquez told a Phoenix event that Obamacare’s goal of insuring everyone is vital to ... Read More »

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