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Gas Prices Lower In Arizona For Fourth Consecutive Week


Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower for the fourth consecutive week. Officials with AAA Arizona say that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.27 a gallon.  That is more than a penny lower than last week.  This week's national average is at $3.35 per gallon, down by less than one-cent from the previous ... Read More »

Lawyers File Second Appeal To Stop Scheduled Execution


Lawyers for Arizona death-row inmate Robert Glen Jones Junior have filed a second appeal with a federal court in an attempt to stop his scheduled execution next week.   Federal public defenders Thursday asked the Ninth United States Circuit Court of Appeals for an evidentiary hearing, arguing that prosecutors withheld evidence at Jones' 1998 trial. Jones' attorneys asked the Ninth ... Read More »

Rio De Cerveza Beer Fest To Be Held This Saturday


The first ever Rio De Cerveza Beer Fest will be held on Saturday at Desert Sun Stadium. Ann Walker of the Yuma Visitors Bureau says several breweries in Arizona will participate.   The festival will open at 4pm for the general public and 3pm for those with VIP passes. The cost is $80 and general admission is $20. Read More »

Arizona Attorney General Found To Have Violated Campaign Finance Law


An investigation by the Yavapai County Attorney has found there is enough evidence to show Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne violated campaign finance laws during his 2010 run for office. County Attorney Sheila Polk ordered Horne to return nearly $400,000 to donors and amend his campaign finance reports or she would also seek stiff civil penalties. Thursday's announcement marks the ... Read More »

Firefighter In Kidnapping Case Found Dead


A Yuma Fire Department member who was arrested last month after kidnapping his eleven-month daughter has died. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old Jeff Green was found dead Wednesday morning of what appears to have been a self inflicted gunshot wound. We received a statement from the Yuma Fire Department. Public Information Officer Mike Efert said quote, “The Yuma ... Read More »

Arizona Earthquake Drill Held Today


Today is the Great Arizona Shakeout. The American Red Cross is holding a “Drop, Cover and Hold On” event in which schools and workplaces are urged to practice a drill to help prepare persons for the event of an earthquake. The local Yuma Chapter of the American Red Cross Director Cynthia Snyder says it is not only important to have ... Read More »

No New Reports On Arizona’s Unemployment Numbers


There is another casualty of the federal government shutdown: Arizona's unemployment numbers. The state Department of Administration was scheduled to announce the jobless rate for September today. But the department's director of economic analysis says the shutdown in Washington has left her staff without numbers to report.   The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics did not release the monthly Employment ... Read More »

Grand Canyon To Remain Open


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has said she would use state money to keep the Grand Canyon National Park open an additional nine days. The governor's office announced the decision Wednesday to keep the park open through October 27th if the federal government had remained shut down. Arizona paid $93,000 a day to keep the canyon open during the government shutdown. ... Read More »

Bronze Sculptor Dies From Rare Form Of Kidney Cancer


Dave McGary, an artist who was known for bringing a sense of realism to his bronze sculptures of Native Americans and life in the West, has died. He was 55. His wife Molly McGary said he passed away last Friday at the couple's home in Paradise Valley after battling a rare form of kidney cancer.   McGary, who had galleries ... Read More »

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