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Mother Seeks Benefits For Fallen Firefighter

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The mother of one of 19 firefighters killed in an Arizona wildfire wants the city of Prescott to provide family survivor benefits reserved for fulltime employees.  Deborah Pfingston's 29-year-old son, Andrew Ashcraft, died in June with 18 other members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots while working a wildfire around Yarnell.  An investigation is ongoing. Ashcraft's family plans a news conference ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrest 13 Illegal Immigrants

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested an aggravated felon near San Luis Sunday. Agents apprehended a group of 13 illegal immigrants soon after they crossed the Colorado River into the United States. Background checks revealed one of the individuals was convicted of murder in Huntsville, Texas. In addition, the man had been convicted of other crimes ... Read More »

Police Apprehend Felon Hiding In Home

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The Yuma Police Department says an arrest was made after a suspect hid inside a house for some time. Police say 33-year-old Alfredo Avalos was found to have an outstanding felony warrant. After police made contact with him on Saturday, he fled and hid inside a house near the 700 block of West Second Street. The resident at the house ... Read More »

EPA Being Taken To Court

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The Environmental Protection Agency is being taken to court over claims that it is failing when it comes to protecting children from crop-dusting pesticide drift. Linda Wells with the Pesticide Action Network says the lawsuit seeks to force the EPA to re-evaluate the potential harm, specifically for children in rural America. Congress had required the EPA to set standards by ... Read More »

Newsmakers Breakfast This Wednesday

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Join Newstalk 560 K-B-L-U for the Newsmakers Breakfast on Wednesday, August 7 starting at 7am live from the Yuma Landing Bar and Grill. This week, we will interview Yuma city council candidates Gary Wright and Daniel Sanchez.  We will be taking questions and comments from you as well.  You may e-mail those to comments@560kblu.com.  So come join us for breakfast ... Read More »

New Licensing Make It Easier For Businesses To Become Vendors At Tribal Casinos

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State gambling regulators say they are making it easier for businesses to be vendors with tribal casinos. The Arizona Department of Gaming says a new licensing program allows businesses wanting to sell goods or services to tribal casinos to submit one set of applications to both the state and many of the tribes. That is in contrast to the past ... Read More »

GAO Reporting On American Indian Tribal Housing

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Investigators are looking into challenges that  American Indian tribes face in administering federal housing funds. Representatives from the U.S. Government Accountability Office are visiting the Navajo Nation this week as part of the study mandated by Congress. American Indian tribes or their designated housing entities receive some $650 million a year in Indian Housing Block Grant funding under the U.S. ... Read More »

Check Presented To Police Widow

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A charity run by one of  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's posses has given  $40,000 to the widow of a Phoenix police officer who was killed in the line of duty more than two months ago. A check was presented to the wife of Officer Daryl Raetz. Police say Raetz was making a drunken driving stop on a vehicle May ... Read More »

Gosar Addresses Issues Of Fair Elections

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Representative Paul Gosar continues to address the issue of Attorney General Holder misleading Congress with deceptive testimony.  In a 70-page report, released Wednesday, on the Justice Department's leaked investigations, the House Judiciary Committee formally accused the Attorney General of misleading Congress when he said that he knew nothing of the "potential prosecution" of the press. The issue of fair elections is also being disputed, ... Read More »

CDC Releases Statistics On Firearm Homicides

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A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds firearm homicide rates dropped in major metropolitan areas between 2006 and 2010, but more people used guns to commit suicide.  Doctor Jim Mercy is with the  CDC's Division of Violence Prevention, and says older, white Americans are most likely to use a gun to commit suicide.  He says ... Read More »

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