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U.S. Marshalls Arrest Yuma Man Wanted For Murder For Over A Year

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A Yuma man wanted for murder for over a year is now behind bars.  The Yuma Sun is reporting the United States Marshalls Service has arrested 21-year-old Michael Rose on May 10th.  Authorities have been seeking Rose since the April, 2012 murder of 20-year-old Angel Montaldo of Winterhaven.  Montaldo’s body was discovered in a Yuma home early on the morning ... Read More »

Jury Deliberates In Penalty Phase Of Arias Trial

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As a jury deliberates whether Jodi Arias should live or die for killing her one-time boyfriend, the convicted murderer says she deserves a chance at freedom someday.  Arias spoke to The Associated Press late Tuesday, within hours of the jury getting the case in a surprise move that she said had the blessing of her attorneys who just a day ... Read More »

Photos From 2011 Tucson Shooting Rampage Released

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Authorities released nearly 600 photos that investigators took in the aftermath of the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded former United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others.  The photos showed the handgun, high-capacity pistol magazines and knife that Jared Lee Loughner carried with him as he carried out the January 2011 attack.  The images also include ... Read More »

Border Patrol Stops Smuggler With Over $1 Million In Meth And Cocaine

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Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a smuggler attempting to transport over $1.1 million worth of methamphetamine and cocaine through a checkpoint Friday. A man driving a Chevrolet Silverado at the Highway 95 checkpoint was sent to secondary inspection where a Border Patrol canine alerted officers to the vehicle.  Further inspection resulted in the discovery of 42 pounds of methamphetamine ... Read More »

Reaction Time Critical For Stroke Victims

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and one of the key points in the event of a stroke is FAST action.   Doctor Ziad Darkhabani says certain clot-busting drugs can only be given within a short time frame, so people need to call 9-1-1 immediately upon onset of symptoms, which can be memorized with the acronym “FAST” Stroke is the ... Read More »

Fire Department Honors EMS Teams For Their Service

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The Yuma Fire Department and Rural Metro Fire Department recognized members of EMS teams for their performance and service this past year.  The Emergency Medical Dispatcher of the Year for the Yuma Fire Department is Ashley Taylor.  The Emergency Medical Dispatcher of the Year for Rural Metro Fire Department is Araceli Pimentel.  The EMT of the Year for the Yuma ... Read More »

Colorado Tea Party To Protest At IRS Office Today

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The Colorado Tea Party will band together joining forces with other Tea Parties across the country this afternoon in front of the Internal Revenue Service office at the corner of Fourth Avenue and 24th Street.  The party is planning on protesting during the event, starting at 12noon today. Read More »

Fire Restrictions To Go Into Effect This Week

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Agencies across Arizona are enacting fire restrictions ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.  Federal agencies, cities and counties say they will implement a ban on fires outside developed areas starting Wednesday.   The Stage One restrictions also limit smoking to inside vehicles or buildings. Officials say coordinating fire restrictions will help reduce the risk of wildfire across the state.  Officials ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Move Closer To Purchase Of Main Street Building

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors met on Monday and moved closer to obtaining a building they need in order to expand their office space.  The board is attempting to secure a $7.5 million loan to renovate a 50,000 square-foot building at 197 South Main Street.  The Yuma Sun reports that one person made public comments against the purchase of ... Read More »

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