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Border Patrol Arrest Dangerous Fugitive

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United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous fugitive on the run attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States. On Wednesday, August 14, Border Patrol agents observed an individual make an illegal entry into the United States by climbing over the international boundary fence. The individual ran into an apartment complex located ... Read More »

Early Ballot Turnout At A Low

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Turnout for early voting has been low. The Yuma Sun is reporting that of the 19,000 early ballots requested, only 3500 have been returned. Yuma’s primary election is less than two weeks away, on Tuesday, August 27th. Election officials are worried that the late influx of early ballots will not bring the elections to a close for several days after ... Read More »

Domestic Violence Incident Ends With Pursuit

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California Highway Patrol officials say one person was arrested on Wednesday, August 14th in the afternoon after leading them on a chase. Police say they were informed of a domestic violence incident in which the driver of the vehicle in question – identified as 38 year old Paul Young of Long Beach, California – was located on Highway 186 near ... Read More »

CDC Says Bing Drinking Puts Economic Burden On States

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From the crimes committed by people who are drunk to the health problems and lost work productivity associated with binge drinking, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says excessive use puts a huge economic burden on states. In Arizona, the CDC's Doctor Robert Brewer estimates the cost at more than $5 billion dollars in 2006 alone – or almost ... Read More »

Pregnant Widow Asks For Special Session On Benefits

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The pregnant widow of one of the firefighters killed in June is asking Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to call a special legislative session to address benefits for the men's families. Roxanne Warneke said Thursday, August 15th that she wants legislators to vote sooner than later on a proposal by House Speaker Andy Tobin to retroactively provide benefits to the families ... Read More »

Colorado River At Its Driest

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After back to back driest years in a century on the Colorado River, federal water managers are giving Arizona and Nevada a 50-50 chance of having their water deliveries cut in 2016. A U.S. Bureau of Reclamation operations plan being made public today, Friday 16, will slow the flow of water from the Lake Powell reservoir upstream of the Grand ... Read More »

Police On The Lookout For Suspect In Attempted Car Break In

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The Yuma Police Department says they are investigating an incident in which a male tried to break into a vehicle which a teen-ager was driving. Police say on Tuesday, August 13, in the afternoon, the victim told police while she was driving in the 1200 block of South Avenue “C”, she noticed she was being followed by a white colored ... Read More »

Ricky Rinehart Promoted To Deputy City Administrator

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The City of Yuma says that Ricky Rinehart has been promoted to the position of Deputy City Administrator. Rinehart has served as Operations Administrator since February 2012. During that time, he was responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating and managing the administrative functions of City Facilities, Neighborhood Services, Media and Public Affairs, Capital Improvement Program projects and special projects. Rinehart will ... Read More »

Arizona Western College Important Information

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Arizona Western College's Student Services and Business Office, on the main campus, will be open the next two Fridays, (August 16 & 23) from 9am-to-3pm, to help with registration, payments, financial aid or advisement. Saturday August 17, will also be the last Explore New Student Orientation for first time students. Students must register for Explore Orientation ahead of time. Students ... Read More »

U.S. Border Patrol Arrest 6 Men Smuggling Marijuana

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United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Border Patrol Station arrested six men smuggling on their backs 265 pounds of marijuana into the United States. The incident occurred Tuesday, August 13th in the morning after agents observed the men entering the United States from Mexico 18 miles west of the Calexico West Port of Entry. Agents tracked ... Read More »

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