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Yuma Police Department Cracking Down On Drunk Drivers

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As the holiday season rolls on, the Yuma Police Department is looking for those who decide to break the law by driving while unde

r the influence. They will have extra patrols out through the New Year’s holiday. Yuma Police Department Public Information Officer Joe Franklin tells us there are ways to celebrate without being behind the wheel.

 

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Unused Grant For Bullhead International Airport Likely To Expire

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An unused $500,000 grant from the federal government to Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport is expected to expire on Tuesday. The grant was awarded to the airport by the U.S. Department of Transportation to help it secure scheduled airline service. The Mohave Valley Daily News reports that airport officials intend to apply for a new grant in April 2014. Airport director David Gaines declined to reveal which airline the Mohave County Airport Authority is negotiating with, but noted that the discussions are continuing. The grant had been extended a couple of times in the past.

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Wellton Border Patrol Agents Seize 488 Pounds Of Marijuana

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station seized ten bundles of marijuana and arrested nine men near Gila Bend Monday. Agents patrolling near Gila Bend observed a large group of people walking towards I-8 near Citrus Valley. An Office of Air and Marine helicopter responded to the area and had visual contact of nine men hiding behind brush along with ten bundles of marijuana. Agents responded to the area and apprehended nine Mexican nationals who had entered the country illegally and seized ten bundles of marijuana. The marijuana had a combined weight of 488 pounds, worth an e Read More »

Former Employee Sentenced On Embezzlement Charges

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A former Bard Water District office manager who pled guilty earlier to grand theft embezzlement has been sentenced to six months in jail. The Yuma Sun is reporting Darla Jean Cofske of Yuma will surrender to authorities by January 2nd 2014. She will also perform 500 hours of community service and make restitution to the water district.

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San Luis City Council Continues Support For Youthbuild Non-Profit Organization

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The San Luis City Council recently voted to continue providing financial support for Youthbuild, a nation-wide nonprofit organization that helps 17 to 24-year olds earn their GED high school equivalency certificates while putting their new learned skills to work in repairing or renovating homes for low income residents, improving parks as well as providing their labor in putting on community events. PPEP, a Tucson-based non-profit educational organization, administers the eight-month long GED and job training program in San Luis for Youthbuild. Jesse Lopez, the coordinator of the Youthbuild program in San Read More »

Tax Expert Provides End Of The Year Tax Tips

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There are only a few days left in 2013, but tax expert Marshall Mennenga of Mennenga Tax and Financial Service says there are some steps people can take before 2014 arrives to not only lower their tax bill, but help others at the same time. He suggests contributions to charitable organizations.

 

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City Of Yuma Provides Christmas Tree Drop Off-Site

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The City of Yuma will again offer a drop-off site for those who wish to safely dispose of their natural Christmas trees. Christmas Tree recycling will begin today at 265 West 13th Street. Hours for the Christmas Tree Recycling Program are from 7am-to-5pm today and Friday and 7am-to-5pm December 30th through January 3rd, 2014 and again during those same hours the week of January 6th through the 10th, 2014. The si Read More »

Search Continues For Missing Hiker Near Sedona

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Crews in northern Arizona continue to search for a hiker missing since last week near Sedona. Coconino County sheriff's officials say 22-year-old Thomas Lang was last seen December 18th at the Manzanita Campground in Oak Creek Canyon. Lang was carrying a sleeping bag, guitar and a backpack but did not take a cellphone or food. His family says he had plenty of water and is an experienced outdoorsman. Search efforts entered a third day Wednesdayas temperatures dropped into the 30s overnight. Authorities say Lang was dropped off at the campground and his destination was along the Sterling Pass area o Read More »

Think Tank Threatens Action Over Tuscon Ordinance

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A Phoenix-based think tank is accusing the city of Tucson of violating state law with an ordinance aimed at helping local businesses. The Arizona Daily Star reports the Goldwater Institute is threatening legal action if the city does not repeal the ordinance, which allows contracts to be awarded to local companies even if those businesses are not the lowest bidders. The group claims such action is illegal. The ordinance was passed last year and allows the city to grant contracts to area businesses that offer up to five-percent higher than the lowest bid. Proponents Read More »

Yuma County DUI Enforcement Through The New Year

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As part of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office ongoing traffic safety campaign, they will be conducting a DUI enforcement detail through January 5th 2014 in an effort to detect, stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers. Not only will Sheriff’s deputies be increasing patrols throughout Yuma County, but they will also be targeting areas with a high rate of recurrence for DUI related collisions and/or arrests.

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