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Meeting To Discuss Araby Road Construction Project

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A public meeting is scheduled for Thursday night to discuss a proposed construction project that will reconstruct the Araby Road/Interstate-Eight interchange.  The proposed project will change the interchange to a roundabout to improve safety and traffic capacity.  The meeting will include a presentation and a question-and-answer portion to follow.  The meeting will be held at the Desert Mesa Elementary School ... Read More »

Investigation Continues After Death Of DPS Officer Tim Huffman

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The Arizona Highway Patrol Association members are saddened to hear of the loss of Department of Public Safety Officer Tim Huffman.  The nearly fifteen-year veteran was killed in the line of duty after a traffic collision near Wellton on Monday.  Director of Arizona’s Department of Public Safety Robert Halliday flew to Yuma Tuesday afternoon to learn more about the incident.  ... Read More »

Body Found In Vacant Lot Identified

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The Yuma Police Department says the deceased body discovered over the weekend has been identified as that of 72-year-old John David Williams.  His body was discovered in a vacant lot on Elks Lane Sunday.  There is no indication of foul play in the incident. Read More »

Amazing Earthfest Kicks Off This Weekend

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A celebration on the Arizona-Utah border brings a few thousand hiking enthusiasts together for a firsthand look at the spectacular public lands of the Colorado Plateau – and it starts this weekend.   The Amazing Earthfest is in its seventh year, and more than 100 activities are planned in the Kanab area to introduce people to some of the natural ... Read More »

Police Seek Man For Questioning In Harassment Case

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The San Luis Police Department is asking the public’s help in identifying a man who has been approaching students walking home from school.  Several reports have been relayed to police about a series of events in which a man, in his late 20’s, approaches girls, asking if they need rides and then following them when they refuse in another vehicle.  ... Read More »

Bill Signed Requiring Drug Testing For Taxi Drivers

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill requiring taxi and limousine companies to drug-test drivers before they are hired and re-test them at least once a year.  Senate Bill 1087 expands on federal rules that already require drug tests for school bus, light rail and other mass transit drivers.  Brewer called the bill a common-sense but crucial measure that ... Read More »

Home Prices On The Rise

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Surveys show U.S. home prices rose 10.5 percent in March compared with a year ago, the biggest gain since March 2006.  Prices are rising in part because more buyers are bidding on a limited supply of homes for sale.  Prices increased in 46 states over the past year – 11 of them posting double-digit gains.  Arizona was third overall with ... Read More »

Free Health Clinic Plans Fundraising Soccer Event

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Yuma’s Free Health Clinic has been open about a month and they are starting to serve patients who have no access to healthcare in Yuma.  The clinic is holding their first fundraiser – an international soccer event that will be held at Cibola High School on June 22nd.  They are looking for community leaders to help in various ways to ... Read More »

3-Year-Old Drowns In Family Pool

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The first area drowning of the year has claimed the life of a three-year-old boy.  The Yuma Police Department says they, along with the Yuma Fire Department, responded to a call Monday in the 4000 block of Sunflower Drive.  The victim was found unresponsive in the family pool and was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced ... Read More »

Deported Sex Offender Apprehended By Border Patrol

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United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a convicted sex offender early Monday morning in an isolated area in Calexico.  The incident occurred approximately 13 miles west of the Calexico West Port of Entry when agents encountered a 30-year-old male citizen of Mexico attempting an illegal entry into the United States.   The man was ... Read More »

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