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Teen Arrested In Canada For Threatening Maricopa County Sheriff

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Authorities say a teenager has been arrested in Canada for allegedly threatening Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his family for the second time. Sheriff's officials say the 16-year-old boy was taken into custody Tuesday night by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Alberta. The teen's name was not immediately released. Sheriff's officials say another threat was received Sunday in ... Read More »

Algae Growth In Water Harmful To Habitat


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It is found in lakes, ponds and rivers and can threaten habitat and health – toxic algae is a growing problem across the country, according to a recent report.   The National Wildlife Federation and Resource Media looked at reports of toxic algae this summer and found 21 states issued health advisories and warnings related to harmful algae blooms. The ... Read More »

Fire Breaks Out In Yuma Residence


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A home sustained damage following a fire Tuesday morning. The Yuma Fire Department says the fire broke out shortly after 8am at the residence at 500 and a half South Seventh Avenue. Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the adjoining main residence on the property, bringing it under control and extinguishing it quickly.   A resident ... Read More »

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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Drug Smuggler   United States Border Patrol agents from the Blythe Station arrested a smuggler with over half a million dollars’ worth of heroin Saturday afternoon. After stopping a suspicious vehicle, agents were able to identify anomalies in the driver’s story, leading to the discovery of over 17 pounds of heroin hidden within the trunk of ... Read More »

Sex Offenders Have New Addresses

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The Yuma Police Department says that two sex offenders have recently relocated. 54 year old Joseph Hurtado now lives at 2495 West Fourth Street in Yuma. He is described as a male, standing 5’9 and weighing 218 pounds with black hair. He was convicted of one count of Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor in February, 1989 and was incarcerated ... Read More »

Bypass Route To U.S. Highway 89 Opened


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A bypass route to U.S. Highway 89 in northern Arizona is now open day and night. The Arizona Department of Transportation paved Navajo Route 20 between The Gap and Page after a portion of US-89 south of Page buckled earlier this year.   With fencing complete to prevent livestock from crossing the road, it now is open to non-residential traffic ... Read More »

Police And Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Holding Halloween Festivities

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The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, in cooperation with the Yuma Police Department, is pleased to announce the “Scary & Safe Trick or Treat” at the Yuma Territorial Prison on Halloween night from 5:30pm to 8pm. McGruff the Crime Prevention Dog, Sparky the Fire Prevention Dog and other local mascots will interact with you while you wait in line.   ... Read More »

AWC Dedicating Building To Engineering Students

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Arizona Western College dedicated a building specifically to engineering students Tuesday in partnership with the University of Arizona. Department head Larry Head at the University of Arizona, says the emphasis on engineering at AWC has been a positive change so far. Not only is the dedication of the building to engineering technology great news for students, but Yuma Proving Ground ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meeting Tonight

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The Yuma City Council has a light agenda tonight for their regular meeting.   Yuma Mayor Alan Kreiger says some liquor licenses highlight the agenda.   The meeting starts at 5:30pm and will be held at the Yuma City Hall in downtown Yuma. Read More »

Maricopa And Pinal County Announce Wood Burning Ban

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Residents in Maricopa and parts of Pinal County get upset when air quality officials announce a “No Burn Day.” It means no crackling logs in the fireplace on Christmas and New Years Eve. But a doctors' group in neighboring Utah is pushing for a complete ban on wood burning in urban areas, saying wood smoke is more toxic than cigarette ... Read More »

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