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Arias’ Attorneys Seek To Delay Penalty Phase Until Next Year


Jodi Arias' attorneys have asked a judge to delay until next year a second penalty phase to allow the convicted murderer time to gather witnesses.  In a motion filed this week, her attorneys are seeking a new trial date for January, 2014. Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of boyfriend Travis Alexander.  The same panel failed to ... Read More »

YCIPTA Cancels Bus Contract


The Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority is cancelling their contract one year early with the company that operates the Yuma County Area Transportation buses in Yuma.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that the YCIPTA board authorized to begin termination of the contract with First Transit of Cincinnati, Ohio.  The termination is due to financial losses from First Transit that ... Read More »

Border Patrol Uses Night Vision To Track Down And Arrest Three Drug Smugglers


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested three drug smugglers and seized 301-pounds of marijuana Monday, with an estimated street value of over $150,000.  Agents using night-vision equipment tracked three individuals walking through the desert south of the Painted Rock exit off Interstate-Eight.  The men, all Mexican nationals, and the drugs were turned over to the Maricopa ... Read More »

Woman Found Dead In Vehicle Identified


The Yuma Police Department has released the identity of the body found in a vehicle at Food City located on Eighth Avenue Tuesday night.  It is that of 39-year-old Yadhira Monjardin.  The case remains under investigation.  The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case to please call (928)-783-4421 or 78-Crime to remain anonymous. Read More »

Two Men Sought In Connection To Last Weekend’s Brawl


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying two men involved in a brawl this past weekend.  Police say an incident occurred Sunday evening in which several became involved in a fight.  Guns were reportedly brandished at a levee near Avenue-Four-and-a-half-E.  They say the first subject is identified as Matthew Jimenez, who also goes by the ... Read More »

Fisher Automotive Teams Up With AWC For El Toro Bowl


Last week, Fisher Automotive announced a long-term relationship with Arizona Western College and the annual El Toro Bowl.  The game is slated for December 7th at Veteran’s Stadium on the AWC Campus.  Larry Linares of Fisher Automotive says they teamed up with AWC and the Caballeros de Yuma to help increase educational opportunities. The game will pit two top Division ... Read More »

Teachers Find Themselves Back Tracking After Summer Break


Teachers are tired of backtracking after summer break.  A survey released this week of more than 500 teachers reveals it takes them weeks to reacquaint students with the previous year's skills after they have been out of school for the summer.   The survey from the National Summer Learning Association finds it takes two-thirds of teachers about three to four ... Read More »

Texaco Country Showdown Round 2 This Saturday


The second round of the Texaco Country Showdown, presented by Yuma Pest, One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating and our sister station, Today’s Best Country 95.1 KTTI, will be held Saturday at the Mine Shaft Bar and Grill.  Last week’s first round qualifier was Victoria Moreno.  She now qualifies to take part in the finals on Friday, June 28th at ... Read More »

Arizona Legislature Expected To Pass Budget Along With Medicaid Expansion


The Arizona Legislature is poised to pass a state budget and proposed Medicaid expansion that has divided the state's Republican leadership.  Lawmakers expect to hold a final vote on the budget in the GOP-led Senate and House this morning.  Yuma Senator Don Shooter voted against the bill.  He told KSWT-TV that to give 300,000 people medical insurance at this point ... Read More »

Woman’s Body Found In Parked Car


The Yuma Police Department says a deceased person was found in a vehicle at Food City on West Eighth Street on Tuesday.  Police say they received a report of a suspicious subject in a car outside in the parking lot of the business.  Police say the body is a female, but are withholding identification pending notification of next of kin.  ... Read More »

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