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Teen Dies In Dirt Bike Accident

One teen is dead following an accident this past weekend.  Police say 18-year-old Austin Vaughn was killed on Friday (4) as he was riding his dirt bike in a rural area of Yuma County.  Vaughn was riding the bike at the Avenue 40-E and County Third Street intersection, when he collided with a Ford truck, driven by 64-year-old Luis Lopez.  ... Read More »

Phoenix Police Officer Recovering After Being Shot Several Times


A Phoenix police officer has undergone surgery after being shot six times and authorities say the suspect is facing attempted murder charges.  36-year-old officer Peter Bennett is recovering from gunshot wounds to the right side of his face, his right hip and right arm.   Bennett was shot Sunday (5) night when police say he approached a man on a ... Read More »

Wildlife Management Agencies Concerned Over Desert Bighorn Sheep Population


A new survey shows there are about 428 desert bighorn sheep on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arizona, up from the 2010 survey estimate of 402 sheep.  Kofa bighorn sheep surveys have been conducted since 1981. Adjusting for margin of error and survey methodology, biologists say there has been no significant decline or ... Read More »

Bells Toll For Two-Year Anniversary Of Tucson Supermarket Shooting


Bells are expected to ring across Tucson two years to the minute after a mentally ill gunman opened fire at a supermarket where former Representative Gabrielle Giffords was meeting with constituents.  This morning's (Tuesday 8) commemoration comes against the backdrop of a national gun control debate that has flared since last month's mass school shooting in Connecticut. Giffords and her ... Read More »

Alabama Defeats Notre Dame In BCS Championship


The Alabama Crismon Tide rolled over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 42-to-14 on Monday (7).  It’s the third NCAA championship for Alabama in the last four years.  Alabama was number two coming into the game.  It is expected they will be voted Number One after the win. Read More »

Police Investigate Yuma’s First Homicide Of 2013

Yuma Police continue to investigate what they say is the year’s first homicide in the city.  Police say they were called to the First United Methodist Church on Saturday (5) in reference to a body which was discovered at the location on West Third Street.  Following the initial investigation, the incident was termed as a homicide.  Police have not released ... Read More »

Savor Yuma Tour To Begin This Week


Well after holiday diets may go out the window this week as several prepare to take part in the annual Savor Yuma tour sponsored by the Yuma Visitors Bureau.  The tour will start Thursday (10) at 6pm, leaving from the Hilton Garden Inn at 300 North Madison Avenue.  Several area restaurants are participating.  Several tours are scheduled for this year.  ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Swear In New Members

The Yuma County Board of Supervisors are scheduled to meet this morning (Monday 7) at 9am.  This will be a special meeting for some members, as they will begin the meeting with a swearing in ceremony.  The board chairman will also appoint several members to different boards for 2013.  The meeting will be held at the Yuma County Administration Building ... Read More »

Giffords Interview To Air On 2nd Anniversary Of Shooting


A televison interview with former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband will air on the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded Giffords and 12 others.  ABC says Giffords and retired astronaut Mark Kelly will speak during the interview about a new initiative they're launching.  The network didn't specify what the initiative would ... Read More »

Police Agencies Stockpile Weapons In Response To New Legislation


Police agencies across Arizona are stockpiling weapons they used to scrap in response to a new state law designed to prohibit agencies from destroying weapons they confiscate.  The weapons will now be used to sell or trade to licensed firearm dealers.  The law resulted as an effort to establish a statewide policy on the disposal of weapons collected through forfeiture ... Read More »

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