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2014 Yuma Leadership Academy Taking Applications

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City of Yuma residents are invited to apply for the 2014 Neighborhood Leadership Academy, the most detailed program the City offers for residents to learn about different departments of the City organization while touring City facilities and related amenities such as a fire station, Yuma Art Center and historic Downtown Yuma. The City is now accepting applications for the returning Neighborhood Leadership Academy, which will begin Jan. 16, 2014. Applications are available on the Neighborhood Services page of the City’s website at Yumaaz.com. There is no fee to apply or attend. Admission is restricted to City residents only. The first deadline for applications is December 16th.< Read More »

Yuma Planned Parenthood Closing


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Planned Parenthood Arizona is closing the health center in the Yuma area. The Yuma Sun is reporting the center has been open for at least 20 years proving gynecological exams and birth control. There are over 200 patients the center has treated and those will be transferred to other medical facilities in the area.

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Jan Brewer Defends Director Of Social Services Agency; Announces Outside Second Review Of Uninvestigated Child Abuse And Neglect Reports

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer defended the director of her social services agency Monday while angrily saying that those responsible for illegally closing more than 6500 uninvestigated child abuse and neglect reports will be held accountable. Brewer's comments came as she announced a second outside review of the state's child welfare agency to ensure Child Protective Services properly investigates the reports closed in the past four years. Most of the closures happened in the past 20 months as a team assigned to prescreen tips phoned into the state's child abuse hotline tried to manage a soaring workload in field offices that do the investigations.
 
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Alleged Armed Robber Makes Second Court Appearance

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49 year old Gene Ellis Anaya made his second appearance in court Monday. Two women have accused him of trying to rob them of their money. Prosecutors have filed two formal charges against Anaya including one count of attempted armed robbery and one count of threatening or intimidating for allegedly implying he would injure the victims if they did not give him their money. Deputies arrested Anaya last week after two women said he tried to rob them in the 700 block of south Vaughn Avenue in Yuma. The victims ran off with no injuries. In court, the judge kept Anaya’s bond at $100,000 cash and appointed Anaya a public defender. He will be back in court later this week.

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Sheriff’s Investigate Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Collision

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 57 year old Henry Ghiotto of Winterhaven is a person of interest in an accident on Saturday that killed a male subject walking along Highway 95 near Avenue 3E. While responding to the reported location, the Sheriff’s Office received at least two more calls advising of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision at the same location. Police say the pedestrian was wearing dark colored clothing and was struck while he was in the eastbound lane by the Nissan Armada driven by Ghiotto. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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Arizona State Earns A Shot At The Rose Bowl


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Arizona State has found a way to finish and it has earned the Sun Devils a shot at the Rose Bowl. Once a team that could not seem to finish games or a season, Number Eleven Arizona State has been a strong finisher this season. Bouncing back from tough losses to Stanford and Notre Dame, the Sun Devils have won seven straight, their longest winning streak since opening the 2007 season with eight consecutive wins.

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Man Dead After Car Accident

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One man is dead after the driver of a car hit him in Yuma. This happened before midnight Saturday night on Highway 95 near Avenue 3E. A Yuma County Sheriff’s official says the man was wearing dark clothes. He walked onto the street and that is when the driver hit him. Our television partner KYMATV says medics pronounced the pedestrian ... Read More »

Judge Bans Media And Public From Jodi Arias Hearings

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For months, Jodi Arias was a television staple and practically every minute of her murder trial was broadcast live. But Arias has vanished from view since her trial ended in May, and the judge has done a complete about face. She has shut the media and public out of nearly every hearing in the case and drawn complaints from First ... Read More »

Participating Agencies Celebrate Having All Area First Responders Hooked Up To Yuma Regional Communications System

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Participating agencies in the Yuma Regional Communications System gathered recently in Yuma City Hall to mark the occasion of all area first responders being hooked up to the award-winning system.   The Cocopah and Quechan tribes went live on the New World data system. With that, all local and tribal agencies operating within Yuma County are now integrated into the ... Read More »

AARP Advises Seniors To Watch Out For Scam Artists During The Gift-giving Holiday

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Millions of Americans will venture out to big and small retailers in search of the best deals on items for their holiday gift-giving, and experts advise them to have the same diligence when it comes to picking a charity. According to AARP, older Americans are more likely to receive charitable solicitations than any other group, and not all requests are ... Read More »

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