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Yuma Man Arrested On Multiple Charges

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 A Yuma man is behind bars facing multiple drug charges. Our television partner KYMATV says John Silva was arrested Saturday and faces charges of possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana for sale, misconduct with a weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. The Yuma Police Department was responding on a separate incident related to domestic violence, when that ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Meet To Discuss Increase Of Library’s Budget

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning Monday, August 5, starting at 8:30am.  The board will consider a request to increase the Library District’s budget. The $1,000 comes from a grant from the Freedom To Read Foundation/Judith Krug Fund. The grant will be used to purchase supplies to build five additional “jail cells” for branch libraries and ... Read More »

Plans To Release Gray Wolves Meets Legal Battles

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The federal government is floating a plan that would let endangered Mexican gray wolves roam north toward Flagstaff and across Arizona for the first time in generations. The Arizona Daily Sun reports that the government's wolf reintroduction program has limited the animals to a recovery area that straddles the Arizona-New Mexico state line. Officials released a draft of proposed changes ... Read More »

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested five drug smugglers and seized 158 pounds of marijuana Wednesday worth around $79,000.   Agents initially discovered footprints crossing Camino Del Diablo Road near Los Vidrios. With help from an Air Interdiction agent aboard a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter, agents were able to apprehend five Mexican nationals backpacking the ... Read More »

$450,000 Of Methamphetamine Seized At Calexico Port Entry

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A mother and daughter were arrested at the Calexico downtown port of entry after U.S Customs and Border Protection officers seized $450,000 worth of methamphetamine from their car. It happened Wednesday morning when the two Mexican nationals were passing through the checkpoint and a canine team alerted officers. The 2007 Dodge Caliber they were driving was escorted to a secondary ... Read More »

Fire Blazes Through Metal Building

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Fire crews responded to a fire in a metal building owned by Galindo and Galindo Company Thursday night. Rural Metro Fire Department spokesman Charlie McMurdie says the building was rocked by explosions. There was also wood in the structure that further fueled the fire.  In all two cars, the metal structure, and two citrus trees were destroyed. A nearby structure ... Read More »

El Centro Mayor Not Running For Re-election Because Of Health Problems

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El Centro Mayor Ben Solomon announced he is not running for re-election. His term expires this year.  Mayor Ben Solomon says he is not running for re-election because of a rare health condition he has been battling for three years.  Solomon says, even though he will not seek another four year term, he is pleased with his accomplishments during his time ... Read More »

State Department Of Education Releases Arizona Public School Letter Grades

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About 63% of public schools around Arizona earned letter grades of “A” or “B” in the latest results of students' academic improvement and performance.  The information was released Thursday by the state Department of Education for the 2012-13 school year. Nearly 21-percent of Arizona public schools improved at least one letter grade, while about 16-percent decreased at least one letter ... Read More »

Auto Issues Are A Top Consumer Complaint

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It is one of your biggest purchases, and it could be your biggest headache. The Consumer Federation of America reports that auto issues are the top consumer complaint for 2012.  C-F-A director of consumer protection, Susan Grant, says false advertising for new and used cars, and towing disputes, are among the many problems.   C-F-A collected reports from consumer agencies ... Read More »

Gas Station Employee Thwarts Car Theft

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The Yuma Police Department say an attempted vehicle theft was thwarted due to quick thinking on the part of the vehicle owner and a nearby employee.  The incident occurred at the Circle K station in the 600 block of South Fourth Avenue Wednesday afternoon. A man approached the victim as she was pumping gas.  The suspect – identified as 41-year-old ... Read More »

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