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Sequestration Cuts Could Suppress AZ Economic Recovery


Government officials and business leaders say federal budget cuts that could begin today would dampen Arizona's economic recovery.  Under the so-called sequestration, there could be furloughs or layoffs for Arizona's many defense workers.   College students could see fewer federal dollars. Patients might have less access to health care. At Grand Canyon National Park, officials say visitors could expect closed ... Read More »

AZ Gas Prices At Five Month High


Gasoline prices for Arizona have hit a five-month high.  Officials with AAA Arizona says that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.74 a gallon.  That is more than 11 cents higher than last week and a rise of 56-cents since January.  This week's national average is $3.78 a gallon, up by less than a penny from last week. Analysts ... Read More »

Matadors Top Mesa College To Advance In Playoffs


The Arizona Western College Matadors advanced in the playoffs with a big win Thursday against Mesa College, 74-to-67.  The game was tied at 17 early on, until the Matadors broke it wide open with a ten-nothing run.  The Matadors went on another eleven-point run in the second half as well.  Marvin Whitt led all scorers with 21 points.  The Matadors ... Read More »

Two Men Taken Into Custody After Police Standoff


Two persons are in custody after they held police at bay during a standoff Wednesday afternoon in the 2000 block of South Eleventh Street.  The Yuma Police Department says they were trying to talk to 37-year-old Jacson Williams following a domestic violence related incident.  Williams refused to come out of his apartment.  Police tried to negotiate with him by loudspeakers.  ... Read More »

Arizona Stands To Lose Millions In Education Funding If Sequester Cuts Take Place Tomorrow


Barring last minute action by Congress, the sequester starts to kick in Friday.  According to a White House analysis, Arizona will lose nearly $28-million from education and hundreds of teachers and special education assistants could lose their jobs.  Republican leaders accuse President Barack Obama of exaggerating the impact of the cuts, but Mary Zerkel with the American Friends Service Committee ... Read More »

Man Arrested After Fleeing From Police During Traffic Stop


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one person is in custody after he allegedly tried to get away from police during a traffic stop.  Police say 32-year-old Charles Bay fled from the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force on Tuesday night.  His vehicle was found abandoned nearby on Sixth Avenue.  Following a search of the area, Bay was found hiding in ... Read More »

Two Men Arrested After Making False Statements Regarding A 2009 Fatal Accident


Two persons are in police custody in connection with an accident in 2009, which killed one person.  The Yuma County Sherriff’s Office says 25-year-old Jose Ramirez, 26-year-old Jose Marquez and 21-year-old Rudy Natal were in a vehicle in the early morning hours of October 23rd 2009, when the driver – identified as Ramirez – lost control of the vehicle, colliding ... Read More »

Fugitive Wanted For 2004 Murder Arrested At Border


A man who has been profiled on the television show “America’s Most Wanted” was arrested by Border Patrol officials in San Luis.  Raul Marin Sandoval has been on the run from authorities since the 2004 murder of 18-year-old Brenden Tsukimura at a Taco Bell in Monterey, California.  Police say Sandoval and two other men robbed the restaurant, then Sandoval murdered ... Read More »

Lady Matadors’ Season Comes To An End After Loss To Cochise


The Arizona Western College Lady Matadors basketball season ended suddenly with a loss to Cochise Wednesday night.  The game was close at the half, but Cochise pulled away in the second stanza for a 58-to-49 win over AWC.  Cochise pulled away with a 17-to-six run in the second half.  Samantha Wallace scored 16 on the night. Read More »

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