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Two Powerball Tickets Sold In Arizona Come Close To Jackpot

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Two $1-million Powerball second-prize winning tickets were sold in Arizona from last weekend's record-breaking jackpot.  Arizona Lottery officials say the winning tickets matched five out of five numbers drawn but missed the Powerball number.  They say the $1-million tickets were sold at gasoline stations in Chandler and Safford.  In Saturday's drawing, one ticket in Florida matched each of the numbers ... Read More »

Wallet Stolen In Armed Robbery On South Third Ave.

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The Yuma Police Department says they are looking into an Armed Robbery from this past weekend.  On Friday night, several suspects, one armed with a shotgun, approached a person walking on South Third Avenue.  The suspects demanded the victim’s wallet.  After receiving the items, the suspects fled the scene.  The suspect with the shotgun was described as a male of ... Read More »

Fire Crews Battle Brush Fire North Of Picacho

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According to Rural/Metro, a brush fire was burning north of Picacho Sunday night.  The Island Lake fire burned entirely on the Arizona side.  It burned about 300 acres following the path of the river.  A crew on a boat battled the flames and announced the possibility to send in a hand crew as soon as possible.  The fire as of ... Read More »

External Stress Can Influence An Infant’s Behavior Later In Life

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Recent studies have shown that infants' brains are reacting to external stresses, even while they sleep.  Things such as domestic conflicts, violence and other traumatic events can influence a person's behavior later in life – even if they do not have any conscious memory of the original stress.   Infant mental health specialist Julie Ribaudo says so-called "toxic stresses" can ... Read More »

AZ Senate Approves Brewer’s Purposed Medicaid Expansion

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer wrestled with the decision on Medicaid proposal the weekend before she made her State of the State address in January.  She practiced two versions of her speech prepared: One with a Medicaid expansion in it and one without it.  The Republican governor ended up announcing during her January 14th address that she wanted to expand the ... Read More »

Human Smugglers Arrested After Traffic Stops In Maricopa County

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Maricopa County sheriff's deputies have made another round of arrests as part of an effort to crackdown on human smuggling. Deputies say ten Mexican nationals were arrested after the van they were traveling in was stopped Thursday north of Phoenix.   About two hours later, five more people were arrested during a separate traffic stop.  On Friday, seven people from ... Read More »

Man Caught Smuggling Nearly $1 Million In Cocaine Across Border

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A Yuma Border Patrol Sector canine team disrupted a smuggler’s efforts to transport over $943,000 worth of cocaine through a checkpoint Wednesday on Interstate-Eight near Spot Road.  A 64-year-old man was sent to secondary inspection after a canine alerted to his blue Ford Expedition. Upon further inspection, 14 packages of cocaine were discovered in the vehicle’s doors.  The driver, a Mexican ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors To Discuss 2013-2014 Budget At Today’s Meeting

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9am this morning at the Yuma County Offices in downtown Yuma.  The board will begin their first consideration of the 2013-2014 budget.  They will provide direction to the staff regarding revisions to the 2013-2014 Recommended Budget, adopt the Tentative Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 and set the date and time for ... Read More »

YRMC Opens Cancer Center

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The groundbreaking on the new Yuma Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center was held on Friday.  The new 38,000 square foot facility is a part of the Yuma Regional Medical Center's Dream Big initiative.  The CEO of Yuma Regional Medical Center Patrick Walz says it is important this area get such a facility. The plans for the new center was all ... Read More »

Gosar Votes To Repeal Obamacare

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United States Congressman Paul Gosar has voted to fully repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  The House of Representatives voted 229-to-195 in favor of repeal.  Gosar says there are several reasons behind his no vote. The repeal measure was authored by Representative Michele Bachmann, former Republican presidential candidate and Tea Party leader, who sought to ... Read More »

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