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Hit And Run Driver Sought After Four-Car Collision

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The Yuma Police Department says they are seeking witnesses to an accident, which occurred Monday just after 5pm in the 1500 block of Fourth Avenue, in which four vehicles were involved.  One of the four cars left the scene.  The vehicle is described as a newer model silver four door Buick sedan and was last seen traveling southbound on Fourth ... Read More »

Border Patrol’s Search And Rescue Team Comes To The Aid Of Distressed immigrant

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With temperatures reaching triple digits, El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents rescued an undocumented Mexican national Tuesday who lost his way in the mountains while making an attempt to illegally enter the United States with temperatures reaching triple digits.  Border Patrol dispatch received a call from the California Highway Patrol regarding an illegal alien who was lost in a remote ... Read More »

Congressman Gosar Hosts Memorial In Prescott For Fallen Firefighters

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United States Congressman Paul Gosar hosted a public memorial Monday in Prescott, honoring the 19 firefighters who lost their lives battling the Yarnell Fire.  More than 1,200 members of the community attended, with at least 200 listening outside the venue.   Representative Gosar thanked everyone who showed their support by attending the memorial service and added their presence demonstrated the ... Read More »

Sex Offender Has A New Address In Yuma

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The Yuma Police Department says a convicted sex offender has relocated to a new address recently.  47-year-old Sanford Saulsberry is now living at 2100 West First Street in Yuma.  He is described as a black male, standing 5’7” tall with brown eyes and is bald.  In April 2009, he entered a plea agreement in Yuma County for failure to register ... Read More »

Police Ask For Help Identifying Shoplifting Suspects

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they are seeking two persons in connection with a shoplifting incident at the CVS Store on Fortuna Road in the Foothills.  Police say on Saturday an unknown male and female had walked out of the store without paying for three bottles of liquor.   A witness at the store overheard the male subject refer to the ... Read More »

Calexico City Council Approves Change In Mayor Rotation Schedule

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The Calexico City Council Tuesday approved to change the mayor rotation schedule.    Our television partner KYMA-TV also reports that Mayor Maritza Hurtado has been rotated out of her position as mayor.  The newly assigned mayor is now former council member Bill Hodge.   The council also approved to make John Moreno the new Mayor Pro Tem. Read More »

KidsCare Health Coverage Available To Many Lower-Income Arizona Families

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Thanks to a recent expansion of KidsCare health coverage, many thousands of Arizona children from lower-income families are now eligible to immediately join the program.   A KidsCare Summer Sign-Up drive kicks off today, targeting families who may not know their children are eligible. Matt Jewett of Children’s Action Alliance says funding from hospitals and federal matching dollars have made ... Read More »

Yarnell Fire At 8% Containment

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Fire officials say the Arizona wildfire that claimed the lives of 19 firefighters is 8% contained.  The new containment figure Tuesday evening marked the first clear sign of progress against the forest fire in the town of Yarnell being fought by nearly 600 firefighters.  It had been zero percent contained since Sunday when flames jumped amid shifting winds and created ... Read More »

Several Opportunities To See Fireworks Today And Tomorrow

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There are several fireworks shows around the area both today and Thursday.  Fireworks will begin tonight at 9:30pm at Paradise Casino.  The gates will open at 6:45pm.  Music will be simulcast with the show on Newstalk 560 KBLU.  Then Thursday, the city of San Luis will hold a fireworks display starting at 10:30pm at the Joe Orduno Park.  The city ... Read More »

Monday Morning Mobile Home Fire Ruled Arson

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a fire which destroyed a mobile home Monday morning was intentionally set.  Officials say the home, located on South May Avenue in the Atlasta Mobile Home Park is a total loss and the one resident was able to escape the home unharmed.  The Rural Metro Fire Department responded to the blaze.  Police say they ... Read More »

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