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John McCain Caught Playing Poker During Syria Hearing

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Sometimes senators need a diversion from even the weightiest of topics. For Senator John McCain during Tuesday's hearing on Syria, it was a game on his iPhone. The Washington Post posted a picture taken during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing and reported that it shows the Arizona Republican playing poker on his phone. Only his hands and iPhone were ... Read More »

Police Increasing Patrol During Labor Day Weekend

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Police patrols will be increased as we approach the final holiday weekend of the summer. Most police agencies – including the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the California Highway Patrol – consider the start of the weekend tonight, Friday at 6pm and continuing through Monday night. The CHP is currently running the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, ... Read More »

Yuma Border Patrol Arrest Mexican National Convicted Of Manslaughter

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A Mexican national convicted of manslaughter in Phoenix in May 2003 and sentenced to eleven years in prison was apprehended Tuesday near Gadsden by Yuma County Sheriff deputies and agents from the Yuma Border Patrol Station. The man was deported back to Mexico in May but recently re-entered the United States illegally. His case will be turned over to the ... Read More »

Final Unofficial Numbers From Tuesday’s Primary

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The final unofficial numbers from Tuesday’s primary election have been released. A total of 7801 ballots were cast.  In the Mayor’s race, Douglas Nicholls won with 5291 votes, Raul Mendoza garnered 22 13 votes and write in candidate Jack Kretzer received 82 votes. In the city council race, no candidate received 50% plus one votes to clearly make them a ... Read More »

Immigrant Women Subject To Abuse

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There are a lot of immigrant women in this country who are abused, but afraid to say anything because they could be deported. Leticia Reta used to be one of those women, but not any more. Reta came to the United States two decades ago, and for years was married to a man who beat her. She says he threatened ... Read More »

Trash Pickup Pushed Back For Labor Day

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Yuma City Hall will be closed Monday for Labor Day. Additionally, today Yuma City Hall will be closed as part of its normal customer convenience schedule.   Residential trash collection for homes inside the Yuma city limits will change due to the holiday. City of Yuma residents who normally have their garbage picked up on Mondays will have collections on ... Read More »

Murder Trial Continues For Anthony Antwan Mobley

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The trial continues for 29 year old Anthony Antwan Mobley. He is facing a first degree murder charge for the shooting death of a San Luis man whose body was found near the Food City parking lot in San Luis in February, 2011.    Thursday morning state prosecutors brought Angelica Garcia Maya to the stand. Maya admitted she and Mobley ... Read More »

Three Men Arrested On Food Stamp Fraud

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The Arizona Attorney General's Office says three men have been arrested on fraud charges involving food stamps. Phoenix police raided a west Phoenix convenience store Wednesday and later searched the suspects' home in Peoria.   Authorities say they seized tens of thousands of dollars in cash, vehicles, ledgers, bank records and food-stamp cards.   The three men who worked at ... Read More »

Father Faces Charges For Leaving Infant In Vehicle

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Police say a father whose infant son died after being left in a parked car in the Phoenix summertime heat is suspected of smoking marijuana at the time. 31 year old Daniel Bryant Gray was booked into jail Thursday, charged with manslaughter and child abuse. Police say three month old Jamison Gray died after his father had gone to a ... Read More »

Unemployment Rate In Yuma On The Rise

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Yuma County continues to lead the country with the highest unemployment rate. July’s jobless rate was 34.5% over two percent higher from the July, 2012 rate which was 32%. Imperial County has the second highest rate in the country at 26.1% Read More »

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