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Border Patrol Officers Arrest Woman Trying To Smuggle Methamphetamines

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California border patrol officers arrested a woman who attempted to bring nearly $96,000 worth of methamphetamines into the United States Thursday.   Our television partner KYMATV says the 25-year-old Mexican citizen stashed the drugs into a specially built compartment of her vehicle's dashboard. At the Calexico downtown port, detector dogs brought by the CPB alerted the officers to the hidden ... Read More »

Study Concludes It’s Twice As Hard For Low Income And Minority Families To Achieve Necessary Skills By Third Grade

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Nearly two-thirds of America’s children are having a tough time achieving necessary skills by third grade. And a new study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation concludes it is twice as hard for kids from low-income and minority families. If a child does not possess age-appropriate skills by age eight, Children’s Action Alliance president Dana Naimark says chances for a ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Meeting This Morning


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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 9am at the County Offices on Main Street in Downtown Yuma. The board will discuss the appointment of Monty Stansbury to the position of Planning and Zoning Director/Zoning Inspector for Yuma County effective November 13th. The board will also consider to approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Yuma County ... Read More »

Christmas Tree Cutting Permits To Go On Sale Soon

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Permits for cutting Christmas trees in Arizona's forests are going up for sale soon. Nearly 6,000 permits will be available at 19 Big Five Sporting Goods stores across the state starting Saturday. The $15 permits are available for all of the national forests in Arizona except for the Coronado in the southern part of the state. Permit holds are limited ... Read More »

Grandmother Missing From Home; Grandson A Prime Suspect

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Arizona authorities who have been investigating the disappearance of a 78-year old suburban Phoenix woman say they have found an unidentified body in the desert near Gila Bend. Goodyear Police Department spokeswoman Lisa Kutis says this is the area where the missing woman's grandson had led detectives to find additional evidence. Kutis says Helen Jean Lee's grandson, 40-year-old Jason Eric ... Read More »

Town Of Buckeye Plans To Be Recognized As A City


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Town officials want Buckeye to be more than just a town. With more than 56,000 residents and a planning area of 650 square miles, Buckeye has room to grow. To usher in that future, town leaders say they want the community to be recognized as a city. Buckeye residents will vote Tuesday to decide whether that happens. Supporters tell The ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Elections To Be Held Tomorrow

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Voters in the city of Yuma will get set to head to the polls on Tuesday to elect three city council candidates. The six candidates have campaigned for several months for three Yuma City Council positions. The candidates include incumbent Paul Johnson and William Craft, Gary Knight, Jacob Miller, Daniel Sanchez and Gary Wright. Jack Kretzer has declared himself a write-in candidate. Mayor-Elect Douglas ... Read More »

Former Police Chief Involved In Homicide

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More information has come to light about a shooting involving a former Cocopah Police Chief. Our television partner KYMATV says they have found out that James Spuregon was the one who allegedly killed Joshua Collins at an apartment in an apartment complex at 1600 West 12th Street last weekend. Reports up to this point indicated that Collins had died of ... Read More »

CDC Reminds Us How To Prevent Illness After Flu Season Sets In

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As flu season sets in, health officials have a warning for parents. Even the healthiest kids are at risk of dying from influenza, according to a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study found that of the 830 children in the United States who died from the flu from 2004 to 2012, more than 40 percent did ... Read More »

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