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Yuma Police Officer In Court


The second of two men accused of the sexual exploitation of a minor appeared in court on Tuesday. 25 year old Ron Ciancimino was arrested last week – along with 27-year-old Joshua Jonathan Alpizar – both of Yuma. The 16-year-old female victim spoke at the hearing, once again claiming there was nothing inappropriate between her and the two suspects. In ... Read More »

Body Found In Imperial County


Officials in Imperial County say a body has been found – but is it still unclear whether it is that of a missing 14-year-old boy. The skeleton was found on the property of Celia Arguilez, located on Ralph Road, not far from where David Yglesias lives. The Imperial County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has asked the Yglesias family for their son’s ... Read More »

Teenagers Explore Colorado River


Despite this summer's monsoon rains, Arizona still faces a water supply crisis. Last month, a group of Hispanic teens from four states – including Arizona – spent a week on the Colorado River to better understand its challenges – and its importance in their heritage and their future. Next week, some will be in Washington DC, to share their findings ... Read More »

Open Forum Debate To Be Held Thursday Night For Six City Council Candidates


An open forum debate between the six remaining Yuma City Council candidates is scheduled for Thursday night at the Martin Luther King Youth Career Center on South 13th Avenue. Gilbert Hernandez of the Colorado River Tea Party says this is an important forum in order for voters to learn the issues at hand. The General Election to fill three Yuma ... Read More »

Couple Who Called In Bomb Thread Not Charged


A couple accused of a bomb threat at the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center last week will not be charged. 33 year old Jose Zermeno and 29 year old Rosalinda Chavez were arrested just hours after the incident – then were told Tuesday that charges have not yet been filed against either of them. They were informed charges could be ... Read More »

Three Lawmakers Honored


Three area lawmakers were honored recently by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Democrat Representative Juan Carlos Escamilla of San Luis, Democratic Senator Lynne Pancrazi of Yuma and Republician Senator Don Shooter of Yuma were honored for their work during the 2013 Legislative session. All three lawmakers supported the Transaction Privilege Tax Reform ... Read More »

Failed Drug Smuggling Attempt Near Yuma Border


Agents from the Yuma Border Patrol Station located 156-pounds of marijuana in the Salinity Canal located near the United States/Mexico International Boundary. Agents located marijuana bundles inside the canal near County 15th Street early Monday morning. Agents located evidence indicating several suspects illegally entered the United States from Mexico then went into the Salinity Canal returning back to Mexico near ... Read More »

New Programming Choices Coming To PBS


More television programming choices are coming to the area soon. Arizona Eight, operated by Arizona State University, is adding a High Definition signal to residents of Yuma County by October. Public Relations Director Colleen O’Donnell Pierce says the technical crew is working hard to bring the clearer signal to the area. She also says if you do watch with an ... Read More »

Arizona Geological Survey Releases Online Natural Hazard Viewer


The Arizona Geological Survey, in partnership with the state Division of Emergency Management, is hoping a new online tool will help residents identify and mitigate natural hazards. The new Natural Hazard Viewer of Arizona website is interactive that focuses on four hazards common to the state – earthquakes, earth fissures, floods and wildfires. The site describes each hazard in detail ... Read More »

Health Care Plan Costs


Arizonans looking to buy health insurance on federally run marketplaces opening October 1st, now have an idea what a plan will cost. The two lowest cost "silver" plans that pay for 70% of medical costs under the Affordable Care Act cost $248 and $252 per month before tax credits. The cheapest bronze plan that covers 60% of costs is $214 ... Read More »

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