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Bill To Set Aside Money For Yarnell Fire Memorial Site Given Initial Approval

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The Arizona House of Representatives has given initial approval to a bill setting aside 500-thousand-dollars to create a memorial site honoring the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire last year. But House Bill 2624 was also amended Monday to give the widows of the firefighters the chance to buy the site themselves. Representative Karen Fann ... Read More »

One Man In Custody For Alleged Shooting Over The Weekend

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One man is in custody following an alleged shooting over the weekend. The Yuma Police Department says 50-year-old Barry Douglas Todd of Yuma was arrested at the LZ Bar and Grill after he shot 33-year-old Ryan Hyatt of Yuma. Todd and Hyatt got into an argument Friday night outside the bar and that is when witnesses say shots rang out. ... Read More »

Several People Injured Following Out Of Control Car


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The Yuma Police Department says several persons were injured following an accident on Saturday morning. Police say 34-year-old Ricardo Pena-Amaya of Yuma was driving early Saturday morning, when he lost control and stuck several parked vehicles at the corner of 17th Avenue and 25th Street.   The passenger’s in Pena-Amaya’s car were extricated by the Yuma Fire Department and transported ... Read More »

Nevada Governor Linking Proposed Interstate Highway From Phoenix To Las Vegas To 2016 Presidential Election

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Nevada Governor, Brian Sandoval, is linking a proposed Interstate Highway from Phoenix to Las Vegas to the 2016 Presidential Election. Sandoval has said that presidential candidates may be judged by voters on their support for Interstate-11, which would connect the two major Southwest cities. Damon Hodge with Nevada's Department of Transportation says the highway would likely benefit the regional economy. ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Apprehend 12 Men; Seize 20 Bundles Of Marijuana

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Border Patrol Agents of Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station apprehended 12 men Wednesday and seized 20 bundles of marijuana valued at $426,000. Agents patrolling near Gila Bend spotted what appeared to be people walking toward Highway-85. Agents responding to the location arrested one man and seized 481-pounds of marijuana valued at $216,000. In another incident, agents patrolling in the same area saw ... Read More »

Arizona Citrus Growers Preparing For Possible Disease Outbreak In Fruit Trees

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Citrus growers in Arizona are preparing for the possible outbreak of a disease that has already devastated thousands of acres of fruit trees in Florida and California.   The Arizona Republic reports that an insect known as the Asian citrus psyllid, which carries the citrus-greening disease, has been detected in western Arizona. The disease, however, has not yet manifested. Agriculture ... Read More »

Arizona Legislators To Debate A Bill To Reimburse Glendale For Public Safety Expenses Following Next Year’s Super Bowl

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Arizona legislators will debate a bill that would require the state to reimburse the city of Glendale for some of its public safety expenses following next year's Super Bowl.   House Bill 2547 would require the state to reimburse Arizona cities for up to $2 million dollars of public safety costs for hosting major events. The House will debate the ... Read More »

Bill Granting Tax Breaks To Private Property Owners Who Lease To Churches Headed To Senate

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A bill granting tax breaks to private property owners who lease to churches is headed to the Senate after being narrowly approved by Arizona House Republicans. The House approved House Bill 2281 with a 33-to-25 vote on Thursday. The bill grants property owners who lease to churches but are not themselves religiously affiliated similar tax breaks to the ones churches ... Read More »

AWC SPORTS

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 The Arizona Western College Matadors saw their season come to an end Saturday night at the hands of the Mesa Thunderbirds by a final of 108-to-63 in the ACCAC Championship game. With the loss, the AWC Matadors end their season 24-and-eight overall and 17-and-five in ACCAC play. Read More »

Cocopah Indian Tribe Donates Money To Somerton Senior Center And Youth

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The Cocopah Indian Tribe has donated over $13,000 to the City of Somerton to benefit the Somerton Senior Center and Somerton youth. Each year, the Cocopah Indian Tribe donates money to local community agencies and organizations as part of the casino gaming compact approved by voters under Proposition 202. The money is to be used to benefit the general public ... Read More »

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