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AZ Senate Rejects Statewide Ban On Texting While Driving

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The Arizona Senate has rejected an effort to create a statewide ban on texting while driving by amending an existing House bill.  Democratic Senator Steve Farley of Tucson said deaths and injuries caused by drivers who were distracted by texting make a compelling argument for the ban.  He gave several examples of horrific accidents caused by distracted drivers. Senate President ... Read More »

Panel Of Judges Hears Arguments On Arizona’s Immigration Law

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Lawyers for the federal government say a section of Arizona's 2010 immigration law that prohibits "harboring" people living in the country illegally should be blocked.  A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday from attorneys regarding the harboring section of the state's law, which was in effect from July 2010 until a lower court ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Approves Sheriff’s Office To Trade Confiscated Guns

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors met on Monday and approved to swap guns the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office confiscates.  The board asked Sheriff Leon Wilmot about what procedures are in place for using such weapons.  Wilmot assured the board that the only weapons they use to trade for other weapons for the Sheriff’s Office are ones that are legally ... Read More »

Mayor Krieger Reportedly Not Running For Re-Election

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Several media outlets are reporting that Yuma Mayor Alan Krieger has opted not to run for re-election.  The mayor has served for four years.  He was a council member four years prior to his election.  Krieger has stated he is looking at other options to continue his political career.  So far, four candidates have filed for Mayor in the upcoming ... Read More »

C-SPAN To Feature Yuma In TV Series

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The television network C-SPAN is in Yuma for the next week, preparing for a series of shows to be aired about the historical aspects of the area as well as other items of interest.  The network held a kickoff press conference on Monday at the Yuma Territorial Prison.  Following the conference, National Accounts Executive of C-SPAN, Matthew McGuire told KBLU ... Read More »

National Divorce Rate Trending Downward

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The divorce rate in the U.S. continues to fall, but a large percentage of couples still call it quits despite their vows of “for better or worse.”   The reasons can vary as much as the individuals involved, although experts say there are ways to safeguard a marriage, especially when children join the family. Marriage counselor Patricia Mackie says babies ... Read More »

Arrest Made After Teen Reports Sexual Abuse To School Counselor

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one person was arrested for sexual abuse of a minor after the student reported him to the school the victim attends.  Police say 29-year-old Reland Lawrence Fallis of Yuma was arrested following police interviews on Friday.  The 14-year-old victim told the school and police about the incidents which occurred between 2008 and 2009.  Fallis ... Read More »

Gov. Brewer Takes On President Obama In April Fools Joke

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer got in on the April Fools Day jokes Monday, pointing at President Barack Obama.   She posted a picture of Obama on her Facebook page that said, "In stunning news this morning, I learned that President Obama has finally agreed to tour Arizona's Southern border! APRIL FOOLS!"   It also instructed people to click "like" if they thought the president ... Read More »

Yuma County Fair Opens Today

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The Yuma County Fair opens today.  This year’s theme is “Grand Ol’ Fair”.  Judging events will be held this morning and the main opening will take place at 3pm.  The event runs through Sunday at the Yuma County Fairgrounds. Read More »

El Centro Sector Border Patrol Has Eventful Weekend

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents had a busy weekend that included the arrest of a dangerous gang member, a desert rescue, and a seized airplane resulting in the arrest of four men in a human smuggling scheme.  The first incident occurred Saturday morning, when they received a call from the California Highway Patrol of three likely illegal aliens lost ... Read More »

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