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Arrest Leads To New Developments In Figueroa Murder Investigation

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Charges have been filed in a murder case under investigation for the last couple of weeks.  The Yuma Police Department continues to investigate the murder of 29-year-old Christal Figueroa of Wellton. In a strange twist, the pre-meditated murder charges were dropped against 24-year-old Brandi Michalski.  She now faces one count of hindering prosecution and one felony count of tampering with ... Read More »

Arrests Made After Shop Lifters Use Pepper Spray On Store Employees

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The Yuma Police Department is on the lookout for one of four suspects in connection with the robbery of Food City on West Eighth Street on Saturday afternoon.  Police say the suspects walked into the store and used pepper spray.  The four male suspects attempted to shoplift items from the store and when they were confronted by store employees, they ... Read More »

Eyewitnesses Give Account Of Senator Shooter’s Classroom Disturbance

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More information has come to light about a recent investigation involving a State Senator and a school.  We brought you information last week, which involved State Senator Don Shooter, allegedly going to his grandson’s school.  He was later asked to leave school property after barging into his grandson’s classroom asking to speak to the teacher.  Now, we have received eyewitness ... Read More »

Police Investigate Possible Abduction Attempt At School Bus Stop

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible abduction near Dateland.  A 12-year-old girl reported to police that when she got off a school bus Thursday afternoon, a suspect asked her to get into his car.  The girl refused and arrived home safely.  The suspect is described as male, in his early 50’s with a bald head.  He was ... Read More »

Calexico Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender

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U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a convicted sex offender Thursday.  The incident occurred 18 miles east of the Calexico West Port of Entry, when agents encountered a 23-year-old male, Mexican citizen attempting illegal entry into the United States.  Through interview and further inspection, agents determined the man is a previously convicted sex offender.  The man ... Read More »

Dead Body Found In Yuma Canal

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KYMA-TV is reporting that The Yuma County Sheriff's Office found a man dead Sunday morning in a Yuma canal.  Deputies responded to a possible drowning in the 8100 block of Avenue “D”.   A Hispanic man possibly in his late 30s was found dead.   He was wearing all black clothing and is believed to have been on a bicycle.   The cause ... Read More »

Lawsuit Filed Against EPA Over Bee-Toxic Pesticides

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A lawsuit has been filed against the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming it is not doing enough to protect the nation’s declining bee population. The suit was brought by a coalition of beekeepers and environmental groups, including the Pesticide Action Network. Spokesman Paul Towers says the EPA has failed by allowing bee-toxic pesticides in dozens of widely used agricultural products. Research ... Read More »

Matadors Sports Update

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Baseball: Arizona Western College 7, Paradise Valley 6 Paradise Valley 8, Arizona Western College 2 Softball: Arizona Western College 2, Yavapai 0 Yavapai 2, Arizona Western College 1 Read More »

Airport Shows Off Latest Equipment At New Security Checkpoint Opening

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A new security checkpoint was opened at Yuma International Airport on Thursday.  The new checkpoint has the latest equipment for passengers checking into their flight.  President of the Yuma Airport Commission Rob Ingold says this expansion has been ten years in the making. The checkpoint had a “soft opening” this past weekend, but now all passengers will go through the ... Read More »

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