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Corrections Officers Fired After Use Of Excessive Force On Inmate


Two officers working at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Yuma have been fired.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that a third officer has also been forced to resign.  The Arizona Department of Corrections says the reason for the terminations stemmed from an incident in which excessive use of force was used on an inmate inside the state prison system.  ... Read More »

Meeting Called To Discuss Looming Water Shortages From Colorado River


Top federal water managers plan to meet with officials from Indian tribes, conservationists and seven Western states to begin hammering out rules for squeezing every useable drop from the overtaxed Colorado River.  The meeting today in San Diego comes amid dire predictions of looming shortages. Just five months ago, the secretary of the interior declared the Colorado River might not ... Read More »

Sand Dunes Passes Increase In Price For Summer Season


If you are planning on purchasing an Imperial Sand Dunes pass, you will be paying more than you did last year.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that a proposal has been issued that would raise the price for a season pass to $150, weekly passes will cost $35 if purchased online or not at the dunes and $50 in person ... Read More »

Yuma Move To Amend Group To Host Public Workshop Tonight


The Yuma Move to Amend group will host a public workshop and presentation about “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule” with guest speaker Ashley Sanders of the Move to Amend campaign. The event is tonight and will be at the Springhill Suites Hotel at 1825 East 18th Street in Yuma, starting at 6:30pm.  The forum will focus on how Yuma ... Read More »

Yuma Free Clinic To Put On Soccer Event As First Fundraiser


Yuma’s Free Health Clinic is now open and is getting ready for their first fundraiser.  The clinic helps to provide free medical care to those who fall in line with National Poverty figures from the government.  The clinic is staffed by volunteers including physicians, nurses and support staff.  Wade McBride appeared on our Eye on the Desert Southwest show earlier ... Read More »

Yuma Arts Center’s Summer Extravaganza To Start In June


The Yuma Arts Center is gearing up for the Summer Extravaganza starting in June.  Pat Quinn dropped by our studios recently to discuss what will be occurring this summer. There will be free movies held at the Yuma Arts Center, located at the Historic Yuma Theatre in downtown Yuma. Read More »

Flagstaff Man Sentenced For Child-Sex Crimes


A 45-year-old Flagstaff man faces 340 years in prison after being sentenced in a child-sex case that included voyeurism, videotaping and extensive downloading of child pornography. David Greenberg was sentenced Wednesday in Coconino County Superior Court to 17 years in prison on each of 20 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.  State law requires that the terms be served ... Read More »

Arizona Teen Pregnancies Decline


The number of Arizona teen births have dropped in the last five years.  A report indicates Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah all saw declines of more than 30-percent in the amount of teen pregnancies and birth since 2007.  The Centers for Disease Control says numbers have been declining steadily since 1991 – with an exception of 2006 and 2007. Read More »

Law Enforcement Out In Full Force For Holiday Weekend


Both the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the California Highway Patrol will be out in force this holiday weekend.  The CHP will be out in full force this weekend in an effort to reduce roadway deaths and prevent injuries. The Memorial Day Maximum Enforcement Period begins tonight at 6 p.m. and continues through Monday night.  All available officers throughout ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Deported Sex Offender


A Mexican national previously convicted of an aggravated felony was arrested by United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector early Tuesday.  After agents apprehended three men in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge near Lukeville, a records check revealed one of the men – Jose Gomez-Dominguez – is an aggravated felon with an extensive criminal history involving possession of ... Read More »

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