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Online Comparative Tool Now Available For Arizona Hospitals

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Arizona state health officials are launching a new online tool that will let patients and their families compare the costs and results of health care at hospitals across the state. Arizona Hospital Compare is managed by the Arizona Health Services Department and will be accessible beginning today.  The searchable database will allow patients to compare the costs of specific care ... Read More »

Yuma PD Announces New Safety Campaign

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The Yuma Police Department is informing drivers and pedestrians alike to be aware of their surroundings more to help alleviate driver/pedestrian accidents.  The department is rolling out a new campaign, “Drive Aware, Walk With Care” and “Drive Aware, Ride With Care”.  Those are the titles of two new Public Service Announcements that will be aired by television and radio alike ... Read More »

Public Welcome To Comment At Water Rights Meeting Today

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A special legislative committee will visit Yuma today to discuss controversial House Bill 2338.  The bill has died, but another bill may come up in next year’s legislation.  The meeting will be held at the Yuma City Hall starting at 10am.  The meeting is part of a series of statewide meetings scheduled for June and July.  The committee is seeking ... Read More »

Red Cross Survey Finds People Unclear On Water Safety

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Even though nearly two-thirds of families with children plan on swimming this summer in areas without lifeguards, an American Red Cross survey found many people do not know what to do during emergencies and do not know how to keep their loved ones safe in the water.  Findings from a survey of adults 18 and older conducted in April show ... Read More »

Police Seek Woman For Questioning In Yuma Homicide

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The Yuma Police Department is still seeking information concerning a case that began nearly three weeks ago.  On May 13th, police say they received a report of a deceased subject found in a grove of trees in the area of County 16th and Avenue three-and-a-half-E.  The body found was that of 24-year-old Jessica Monique Sanchez of Yuma.  Police now are ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Smugglers In Cabeza Prieta

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested seven drug smugglers and seized 269 pounds of marijuana Wednesday.   The drugs have an estimated street value of over $134,000.  Agents discovered footprints crossing the Camino Del Diablo road about two miles east of Papago Well.  Agents were able to apprehend seven Mexican nationals backpacking the narcotics.  The group was ... Read More »

Suspects’ Identities Released In Sam’s Club Arrests

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The Yuma Police Department has released the names of the persons arrested in connection with a disturbance at Sam’s Club on Wednesday night.  They are 20-year-old Victor Moreno, 21-year-old Corbin Anderson, 23-year-old Obed Moreno and 21-year-old Cody Trevino.  A 17-year-old male juvenile was also arrested and booked into the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center.  The charges range on all the suspects from ... Read More »

Association Of Arizona Food Banks President Stepping Down

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The head of the Association of Arizona Food Banks, Ginny Hildebrand, is stepping down after guiding development of a statewide food banking network that “kept hunger at bay” during the Great Recession.  Hildebrand says the non-profit has grown to include nearly 1,600 food pantries and agencies. Hildebrand is proud that Arizona food banks provide more food per person than almost ... Read More »

Yuma Unemployment Rate Highest In The Nation

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Unemployment rates fell in almost all large U.S. cities in April, helped by stronger hiring.  The gains show the job market is improving throughout the country, but Yuma and neighboring Imperial Counties still see high unemployment rates.  Yuma County had the nation’s highest rate, at 30.3 percent, followed by Imperial County with 24-percent.  Both counties have long had the highest ... Read More »

Yuma PD On The Lookout For Armed Robbery Suspect

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The Yuma Police Department is on the lookout for a suspect involved in an armed robbery.  Police say a male walked into the Eighth Street Smoke Shop on Tuesday night with a shotgun.  The suspect fled from the business with an undisclosed amount of money.  The suspect is described as being 5’8” tall, weighing about 180 pounds.  He was wearing ... Read More »

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