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Water District Officer Pleads Guilty For Theft

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A former Bard Water District Officer has pled guilty on grand theft charges. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Darla Jean Cofske is to appear in Imperial County Court on October 25th. She originally pled not guilty but then changed her plea in August. Prosecutors say Cofske embezzled more than $70,000 in a five year period from late 2005 to ... Read More »

Accused Child-killer Debra Milke To Be Released 25 Years Later

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More than two decades after she was sent to death row, a Phoenix area woman convicted of having her four year old son killed for an insurance payout could soon be freed while she awaits a retrial. A judge set Debra Milke's bond at $250,000 on Thursday, saying there is no direct evidence linking her with her son's death other ... Read More »

Officer Arrested For Drunk Driving

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Authorities say a Phoenix police detective is on paid administrative leave and facing a possible charge of extreme drunk driving. Police say Detective Lori Demski was arrested August 11th after she was spotted driving near her home. A neighbor alerted authorities that the 36 year old Demski might be driving drunk. The Arizona Republic says Phoenix Municipal Court records show ... Read More »

Gas Prices In Arizona At A Low

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Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower for the sixth consecutive week. Officials with Triple A Arizona say the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.39 a gallon. That is down by less than a penny from last week.   This week's national average is at $3.58 per gallon, up by more than two-cents from ... Read More »

City Council Honors Prominent Citizen


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The Yuma City Council voted on Wednesday to honor a prominent citizen who lived in Yuma at the turn of the 20th Century. The Yuma Sun is reporting that a driveway off First Street that leads to Gateway Park will be renamed George Downey Drive. The home where Downey was born was located in the area of the driveway. During ... Read More »

Taking Nominations For Heart Of Yuma Awards


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The Yuma Community Foundation is asking for nominations for the 2013 Heart of Yuma awards. The nomination form must be received by Tuesday, September 17th. You can mail those to YCF at Post Office Box 6835, Yuma, 85366 or scan the nomination form and Email it as an attachment to yuma@azfoundation.org. The ceremony, honors those who have “Made a Difference” ... Read More »

Man In Court For Officer Death


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A man accused of killing an Arizona Public Safety officer appeared in Yuma County Superior Court Wednesday, August 4th. 33 year old Jorge Espinoza killed officer Tim Huffman in May near Wellton. Police say Espinoza’s tanker truck slammed into several vehicles on the highway, including the one Huffman was sitting in. In court, state prosecutors presented a video of the ... Read More »

Yuma Proving Ground Information Available On Social Media

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You can now get up to date information from the Yuma Proving Ground. They have announced that YPG has Twitter and Facebook accounts now operating. The accounts will inform the public about activities taking place at the proving ground, with information ranging from current military test programs and weather concerns to historical information and activities of YPG. The addresses are: ... Read More »

Damaged Caused By Monsoon


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There were several reports of damage through the area as a Monsoon rolled through Wednesday morning. Lighting struck Cibola High School at the height of the storm. No injuries were reported. Also, some recreational vehicles were reported damaged at an RV lot on 32nd Street after strong winds tipped some vehicles over. Read More »

Smart Meters Raise Concern For Cyber Hacking


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Over the past few years, hundreds of thousands of Arizona residents have received new wireless, digital devices from their power companies known as "smart meters." They transmit information about energy use to the utility, and they are delivered with the promise of improving efficiency and reliability. But, according to some consumer advocates, government studies and cybersecurity experts, they also bring ... Read More »

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