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Border Patrol Arrests Meth Smuggler

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The Yuma Sector Border Patrol arrested a drug smuggler from Mexico – seizing $630,000 worth of methamphetamine.  Officials say the truck was stopped at the border patrol checkpoint on Interstate-Eight near Spot Road.  Officials found the drugs behind the vehicle’s dashboard.  The smuggler and the vehicle along with the drugs were turned over to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Read More »

Brewer Signs Bill Regarding Use Of Isolation Rooms At School

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill into law that requires schools to get parents' permission before putting unruly students in "isolation rooms."  Brewer said in a letter that she views the new rules on isolation rooms as a starting point for a state review and possible additional legislation next year.  The bill passed the House and Senate with ... Read More »

Krieger Confirms Decision Not To Run For Re-Election

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Yuma Mayor Alan Krieger has decided not to seek re-election to an office he was held for the last four years.  He says he has accomplished much in his tenure. So far, four candidates have picked up filing paperwork seeking the office of Mayor.  The primary election is scheduled for August 27th with the General Election on November 6th. Read More »

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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This is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and experts say the problem goes far beyond texting or talking while behind the wheel.   Joel Feldman with the Casey Feldman Foundation notes that three-quarters of all distracted driving injuries and deaths are unrelated to cell phones. Feldman became an advocate for the issue after his 21-year-old daughter was struck and killed by ... Read More »

Jimenez Charged With First Degree Murder

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A man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend made his first appearance in court Tuesday.  31-year-old Jose Jimenez is charged with two counts of first degree murder in connection with the death of 29-year-old Christal Figueroa.  James and Daniel Torres, who also appeared in court Tuesday are facing counts of hindering prosecution.  Jimenez is charged with a total of four counts ... Read More »

Man Charged With Sexually Molesting A Child Makes Court Appearance

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A man arrested this past weekend after his victim told teachers at her school about his inappropriate conduct was in court on Tuesday.  29-year-old Reland Fallis was arrested after carrying on a relationship with a female minor back in 2008 and 2009.  The victim is now 14-years-old.  Fallis is charged with three counts of sexual molestation, three counts of sexual ... Read More »

City Council To Consider Approval Of Auditing Services

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The Yuma City Council will meet tonight at 5:30pm at the Yuma City Hall.  The council is expected to approve a resolution setting the dates for the upcoming primary and general elections.  Also the council will consider approving a three-year contract with three out of town audit services, with options to renew the contact one year at a time for ... Read More »

AZ Senate Rejects Statewide Ban On Texting While Driving

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The Arizona Senate has rejected an effort to create a statewide ban on texting while driving by amending an existing House bill.  Democratic Senator Steve Farley of Tucson said deaths and injuries caused by drivers who were distracted by texting make a compelling argument for the ban.  He gave several examples of horrific accidents caused by distracted drivers. Senate President ... Read More »

Panel Of Judges Hears Arguments On Arizona’s Immigration Law

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Lawyers for the federal government say a section of Arizona's 2010 immigration law that prohibits "harboring" people living in the country illegally should be blocked.  A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday from attorneys regarding the harboring section of the state's law, which was in effect from July 2010 until a lower court ... Read More »

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