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Sheriff’s Office Opposes Federal Court’s Proposal

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The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office still opposes a federal court's proposal that deputies announce traffic stops to radio dispatchers before making contact with the driver. American Civil Liberties Union lawyers representing the plaintiffs in the racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office say the court's suggestion is consistent with previous consent decrees for law enforcement protocol in New Jersey ... Read More »

Verizon Goes To Court Over Open Internet Rules


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A federal appeals court heard arguments last week from Verizon, which would benefit, if it and other Internet service providers could start charging fees to content providers to reach some customers through faster speeds. This idea of an Internet “fast lane” would create an uneven playing field in the eyes of the FCC, which says established, deep-pockets companies such as ... Read More »

One Dead And One Injured In Phoenix Shooting

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Authorities say one man is dead and another hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting at a northwest Phoenix home Wednesday. They say a 60 year old woman who owns the home says her 55 year old boyfriend and 33 year old son were the two people shot. Police say the 55 year old was found inside the house and ... Read More »

Federal Government and Tribes Partner On Water Study

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The federal government has pledged to work with American Indian tribes in the Colorado River in to address projected shortages of water. A group of ten tribes from around the West and the United States Bureau of Reclamation signed an agreement Wednesday to study tribal water resources. The agency provided $100,000 to initiate the study that is expected to be ... Read More »

Sex Offender Update


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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a sex offender has recently relocated to another residence. Matthew Scott Minner is now living at 550 South Avenue “C” Apartment “D” in Yuma. Minner is described as 5’3, weighing 175 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was convicted in August 2012 of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor by a Judge Advocate ... Read More »

Car Safety Seat Week

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As part of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office ongoing traffic safety campaign, a “Child Passenger Safety Week” campaign will be conducted this week. This national effort will help ensure the safety of young children traveling roadways in our community and throughout Arizona. In 2010, on average, almost two children were killed and 325 children were injured in motor vehicle traffic ... Read More »

Three Arrests Made Across From Elementary School

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Three Wellton people are behind bars after police suspect them of dealing with dangerous drugs and stolen property all right across the street from an elementary school. Our television partner KYMATV says police arrested 18 year old Victor Bravo from his home on San Jose Avenue on Tuesday, a day after police served search warrants at Bravo's home and the ... Read More »

Convicted Felon Sentenced To Prison For Child Pornography

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A convicted felon has been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for accessing child pornography in Tucson. Federal prosecutors say 34 year old Billy Dewayne Mills was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty to knowingly accessing child pornography in March. After serving his prison term, authorities say Mills will be on lifetime supervised release with stringent sex offender conditions including ... Read More »

House Of Representatives Pass Casino Bill

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The United States House of Representatives has passed a bill that would stop the Tohono O'odham Nation from building a casino in the Glendale area. It passed by a voice vote Tuesday. The measure now awaits consideration by the U.S. Senate, which did not vote on a similar bill last year.   The bill seeks to prevent more casinos from ... Read More »

Cambpbell Not Running For Arizona Governor Next Year


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House Minority Leader Chad Campbell says he will not be running for Arizona governor next year. The four-term Democratic lawmaker from Phoenix announced the decision Tuesday on his Facebook page. Campbell says he needs "to focus on my family and other new business opportunities that will allow me to improve communities not only in Arizona, but also across the nation." ... Read More »

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