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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 »

Luke Air Force Base Civilian Employees Expecting Pay Despite Government Shutdown

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Luke Air Force Base officials say civilian employees at the base are expected to be paid on time Friday despite the government shutdown. Civilians who were exceptions from the furlough will be paid for all days worked in the September 22nd to October 5th pay period. Those who were furloughed will be paid for days worked between September 22nd and ... Read More »

U.S. Citizen Arrested For Smuggling Illegal Aliens


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 Agents from the Wellton Border Patrol Station arrested a United States citizen attempting to smuggle a Mexican national through the Interstate-8 Border Patrol checkpoint near Telegraph Pass, Thursday night. A Border Patrol canine unit alerted to the smuggler’s vehicle, causing the agents to refer it to secondary inspection. Half a gram of methamphetamine was found in the vehicle and it ... Read More »

Democratic Members Of The House Arrested After Rally Near Capitol


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At least eight Democratic members of the House – including Raul Grijalva of Arizona – are among about 200 people arrested after blocking a main street near the Capitol during a massive rally seeking to push Republicans to hold a vote on a stalled immigration reform bill. Representatives of other groups whose members attended the Tuesday (8) rally, such as ... Read More »

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