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Man Charged With Arson After Greek Orthodox Church Burns

A man has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to a Greek Orthodox church in San Diego County.  Authorities say 38-year-old Darin Williams was booked Sunday (27) for investigation of arson, burglary and committing a hate crime following the fire at Saint Gregory of Nyssa church in El Cajon. The sheriff's arson unit said the blaze caused nearly $250,000 ... Read More »

Matadors Roll Over Scottsdale Community College

The Arizona Western College Matadors started Saturday’s (26) second half contest with Scottsdale Community College with a 19-0 run to blow the game wide open en route to a 76-to-51 victory.  Darien Walker led the way with 22 points in the contest.  The game remained close in the first half with Scottsdale actually leading at the break 36-to-34.  The Lady ... Read More »

Governor Brewer Gives State Of The State Address In Yuma

Arizona Governor Janice Brewer was in Yuma Thursday (24) to give her annual State of the State Address at Arizona Western College.  One of the points she focused on was the Obama Health Care bill.  Governor Brewer has been a staunch opponent of the reform bill.  She says Arizona has joined other states in opposing the reform. Brewer says she ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Smugglers In Cabeza Prieta


Border Patrol agents say they arrested 14 smugglers and seized 452 pounds of marijuana in a wildlife refuge east of Yuma.  The Border Patrol says agents spotted the men carrying large bundles of marijuana on their backs.  The bust took place Wednesday (23) on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. Read More »

San Luis PD Recruiting For Law Enforcement Explorers Program

The San Luis Police Department is currently recruiting individuals for the Law Enforcement Explorers Program.   The program is designed to give explorers an overview of the daily duties of a law enforcement officer.  The explorers receive training in several different aspects of police work.  Some areas of training include collision investigations, traffic stops, drug arrests, search warrants, burglary in progress ... Read More »

School Lockdown In Yuma

There were a few tense moments for parents of students at three Yuma schools on Thursday (24) after they went into lockdown.  Yuma Police say a student reported seeing another student with a weapon at Yuma High School.  Police were unable to find any evidence of a weapon and released the lockdown after 15 minutes.  Fourth Avenue Junior High School ... Read More »

Members Of AZ National Guard To Deploy

The 819th Engineer Company of the Arizona Army National Guard is set for deployment to Afghanistan.  Officials say a send-off ceremony for the 100 soldiers is set for Sunday (27) morning at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Phoenix. The group will first head to Fort Bliss, Texas, for a month of training before heading overseas.  The main mission will ... Read More »

Gannett To Settle In Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

A federal agency says a media company has agreed to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit involving an Arizona employee for nearly $50,000.  The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims Gannett Company Incorporated and Gannett Media Technologies Incorporated unlawfully fired Robin Parker-Garcia after she returned from a medical leave stemming from her bipolar disorder.  In settling the lawsuit, the EEOC says ... Read More »

AZ Gas Prices Up Slightly

Arizona motorists are paying more at the pump for the second consecutive week.  The average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.12 a gallon, 4 cents higher than last week.  This week's national average is $3.32 a gallon, down 3 cents from last week.  Tucson has the lowest average gasoline price in Arizona at $2.94 a gallon while Flagstaff ... Read More »

Future Of Yuma Desert Rats Uncertain

The America West Baseball League team the Yuma Rats are no longer in existence.  The Yuma Sun is reporting the team was hoping to become a professional team, but fiscal issues make that impossible.  The team did not play a game in the 2012 season.  The winter leagues started this week, however Yuma was not included.  Team owners are unsure ... Read More »

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