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Border Patrol Agents In El Centro Arrest Dangerous Gang Member

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United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States Saturday. Border Patrol agents observed the man, later identified as 26-year-old Francisco Javier Lupian-Flores, a Mexican national as he entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Agents arrested Flores without incident 29 miles west ... Read More »

Yuma Police On The Lookout For Two Suspects In Armed Robbery

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The Yuma Police Department says they are seeking two men who allegedly held up two other men as they were walking on a sidewalk in the area of Magnolia Avenue and Third Street Sunday night. Police say a vehicle pulled up by the victims and one of the occupants got out and demanded money from one of the men walking ... Read More »

Imperial Irrigation District Launches New Safety Campaign

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In October, in honor of the 27th annual anniversary of Public Power Week, Imperial Irrigation District began rolling out a new energy safety campaign to reach seventh and eighth grade students in the Imperial and Coachella valleys on the importance of indoor and outdoor electrical safety. The "Safety Surge" newsletter has been distributed to junior high schools. The newsletter contains ... Read More »

Early Voting Ballots Sent Out For Yuma General Election

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Early Voting ballots for the upcoming City of Yuma General Election have been sent out and they are ready to be used. The election is on November 5th with six city council candidates vying for three positions. Robyn Stallworth Poquette from the Yuma County Clerks office says there is a new way they can authorize signatures. Poquette points out it ... Read More »

American Heart Association Reminds Hunters Of Heart Risks While Hunting

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It is the peak of the hunting season for most Arizona species. And every year, media reports include stories of hunters suffering heart attacks in the field during this time of year. Gary Myers with the American Heart Association says hunters who have not had a physical or exercised much in the year since the last hunt, are not really ... Read More »

Domestic Violence Vigil To Be Held At West Wetlands Park

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A special vigil to remember those victims involved in domestic violence will be held this week. The Yuma County Victim Rights Committee is teaming up with the Healing Journey and will hold the vigil on Thursday at the West Wetlands Park. Estraila Fitch of the Healing Journey tells us more about their mission. The Domestic Violence Vigil will begin Thursday ... Read More »

United Blood Services Encourages Blood Donors To Step Forward


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United Blood Services has issued a plea for donors to step forward, saying Arizona's supply of blood type O-negative has slipped to extremely low levels. As of Monday, the nonprofit says just 16 units of O-negative blood remained to fill the needs of 58 hospitals. That leaves the state more than 90% below necessary levels. United Blood Services points to ... Read More »

Foreclosures Have Plummeted Since Peak Of Housing Crisis

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Foreclosures have plummeted in the Phoenix area since the peak of the housing crisis. Lenders took back a record 51-hundred homes in the metro area in March 2010, but only 697 homes were the subjects of foreclosures last month. The Arizona Republic reports that short sales also are way down from last year's peak as home prices have increased steadily ... Read More »

AWC Football Sanctioned After Audit Reveals Infractions

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The National Junior College Athletic Association has sanctioned the Arizona Western College football program after an audit revealed infractions. The Matadors were forced to forfeit five games and have now lost a chance to win a league championship. Officials says the penalty was due to two transfer waivers that were not received for two players who came from other colleges. ... Read More »

Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck By Driver In Yuma

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A pedestrian was killed Friday night after being struck by a vehicle on 16th Street near Pacific Avenue. The Yuma Police Department says 51 year old Roger E. Oran of Yuma was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say the driver, 32 year old Anthony S. Daniel of Mesa was not injured. Read More »

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