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KECY Wants To Charge For Channels With DirectTV

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If you are a Directv customer, you are missing three of your local channels. KECY which operates ABC 5, CW 6 and FOX 9 have been pulled by the television carrier due to a dispute over fees that KECY wants to charged DirecTV to carry their stations. The Yuma Sun is reporting that a temporary extension between Directv and the ... Read More »

Company Settles After Allegations Of Misleading Customers To Sign Up For Memberships

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A company will pay consumers in Arizona and 46 other states plus the District of Columbia more than $30 million to resolve allegations it misled people into signing up for discount club memberships. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced the settlement Thursday with Connecticut-based Affinion Group Incorporated and its subsidiaries, Trilegiant Corporation and Webloyalty.com Incorporated. It is not immediately clear ... Read More »

Gosar Votes In Favor Of Border Safety Security Act

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United States Congressman Paul Gosar voted Thursday in favor of the Border Safety and Security Act, legislation that funds the critical border security functions of the Department of Homeland Security. The bill passed by a vote of 249 to 175. After the vote, Representative Gosar issued the following statement – quote – "Today, I voted for the Border Safety and ... Read More »

Kidnapping Suspect Turns Himself In

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A man accused of the alleged kidnapping of his own daughter, is now in custody following a day of searching by area authorities. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says Raul Tejeda took his eleven month old daughter and traveled toward Mexico early Wednesday morning. As the mother of the daughter was on her way to report the kidnapping to authorities, ... Read More »

Two Injured In High Speed Accident Near San Luis

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Two people were injured in a high-speed accident near San Luis Tuesday. Authorities say they were called to the scene near the corner of Juan Sanchez Boulevard and Avenue “F”. Two drivers were found inside their vehicles, with one driver unresponsive. The names of the injured have not yet been released. Both were transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center for ... Read More »

Petition Drive To Get Documentary On Public Television Stations

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Petition drives are asking individual public television stations, including PBS Arizona, to air a documentary called "Citizen Koch". It is about money in politics and the two billionaires, Charles and David Koch, who support conservative causes. The film's co-director, Tia Lessin, feels that a film that does not get a national broadcast does not really get seen.   The filmmakers ... Read More »

Easton Corbin To Perform Saturday Night To Benefit Bridget’s Gift

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A hot country act is getting ready to perform on Saturday night. Easton Corbin is bringing his high-octane show to Yuma. The show is a benefit for Bridget’s Gift, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping cure and eradicate cancer.   Tickets are still on sale, but seating is limited. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the ticket booth ... Read More »

Veteran’s Remains Laid To Rest In National Memorial Cemetery Of Arizona


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The remains of 36 veterans stored for decades at a Scottsdale mortuary have been laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix. Officials say the cremated remains had gone unclaimed for up to 50 years. One set of remains had been at the mortuary since 1963. The men were veterans of World Wars One and Two, ... Read More »

Man Facing Life In Prison For Rape Conviction

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Authorities say a ranch hand is facing a life prison sentence after being convicted of raping a four year old girl in Winkelman. Pinal County prosecutors say Fernando Almanza was accused of luring the victim to an isolated part of the ranch and sexually assaulted her in October 2011. His sentencing is set for November 8th and prosecutors say Almanza ... Read More »

Arizona Counties Get Samples Of Petition Signatures For Checks

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State election officials have completed an initial step in determining whether opponents of an election law approved by the Legislature will go on Arizona's 2014 ballot. Opponents filed that they said were more than 146,000 voter signatures on petitions to force a referendum. According to the Arizona Capitol Times, Secretary of State's Office spokesman Matt Robert says samples from just ... Read More »

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