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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 »

County Supervisor Attends Conference

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Yuma County Supervisor Lenor Loroña Stuart recently joined 2300 fellow county officials from across the country during the 2013 NACo Annual Conference: County Solutions and Idea Marketplace in Tarrant County/Fort Worth, Texas to establish national policies affecting counties and work collaboratively to find and share innovative solutions to challenges facing American communities.  Decisions made during the conference allow counties to ... Read More »

New York Man In Court For Arias Trial Related Twitter Threats

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A New York man indicted in Arizona on charges that he made Twitter death threats against two national television commentators over their coverage of Jodi Arias is set for arraignment.  David Lee Simpson, of Bath, New York faces five felony counts related to Twitter threats against Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell, both hosts on Turner Broadcasting's HLN network who regularly ... Read More »

Gosar Speaks Out Against Attorney General

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United States Congressman Paul Gosar spoke on the House floor Wednesday to call attention to Attorney General Holder’s disregard for the rule of law and the lives lost under Operation Fast and Furious.  The floor speech is the third in a series of speeches highlighting the violations of the law made by the Attorney General.  Gosar is continuing to attack ... Read More »

Suspect Sought After For Donovan Estates Shooting

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Police say they now have a suspect they are seeking in connection with an alleged shooting Monday.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they received several reports of shots being fired in the 8200 block of South Coconino Lane near Donovan Estates. Police say when they arrived, they found the victim in the street yelling for help.  Now police say ... Read More »

Evidence Sought By Representatives Of Accused Murderer

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An accused murder was in court again on Wednesday. 32-year-old Jose Jimenez is accused in the murder of 29-year-old Chrystal Figeroua in March. KYMATV says according to Jimenez’s court appointed lawyer, a significant amount of new evidence has just recently come to light, and she requested more time for both sides to review this material.   Representatives for Jimenez also ... Read More »

Two Men Plead Not Guilty To Abuse Charges

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Two men have pleaded not guilty to felony abuse charges in the death of their 73-year-old mother, whose body was found in Phoenix in the family van with dozens of bug-infested animals. Their father was riding in the back of the van with his wife and he also pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday. The next scheduled court appearances ... Read More »

Accidental Pill Poisonings On The Rise For Children

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As prescriptions increase for adult aches, pains and chronic illnesses, accidental poisonings in children increase, too.  A new study in the July issue of "Pediatrics" magazine says children under age five and teens are at the highest risk. Children's Mercy Hospital toxicologist Doctor Jennifer Lowry says parents often tell her they turned their heads for a minute or two and ... Read More »

Parents Voice Concerns During Tuesday’s Meeting

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Several outraged parents attended a meeting Tuesday, upset that an incident at the AmeriSchools North campus was not reported for several months after the fact. The schools received a threatening letter in March from a neighbor, upset that the school children were making too much noise and made a reference to “bloody children”.   Police say a search of the ... Read More »

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