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Border Security Protest At State Capitol


A crowd gathered at the Arizona state capitol protesting a pathway to citizenship for millions of people who are in the United States illegally and are calling for more border security.   The rally drew about 100 people on Saturday, August 7. Among them were former Maricopa County Attorney and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Thomas and former state Senate President Russell ... Read More »

Cyber Scam Disguised As Computer Repair Service


The Yuma Police Department is warning about cybercriminals who often use publicly available phone directories to contact you and claim to be from a computer service or provider. They say your computer needs an additional piece of software in order to update or remove viruses that are causing it to run slowly – at a cost. They offer to check ... Read More »

Congressman Asks FEMA To Reconsider Yarnell Fire As A Major Disaster 


United States Congressman Paul Gosar has signed a letter to Federal Emergency Management Administrator Craig Fugate in support of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s appeal of FEMA’s decision to reject Arizona’s request to designate the Yarnell Hill Fire as a major disaster, which would provide relief to its victims. The entire Arizona delegation signed the letter led by Representative Gosar, asking ... Read More »

Sedona To Vote On “Dark Skies” Designation


The Sedona City Council is set to vote on whether to seek an official designation recognizing its dark skies. The council will take up the matter during a meeting Tuesday, August 10. If a designation is sought and approved by the International Dark Sky Association, the city would become just the fifth community in the world to win the honor. ... Read More »

Food Insecurity In Arizona


The economy may be slowly gaining ground, but new government figures show the battle against hunger is at a standstill. Food insecurity, defined as not always having enough food for regular meals, remains at almost 15% in Arizona and nearly 43% in Yuma County. The state’s figures are the same as the national figure, which has remained steady since the ... Read More »

Trial For Jonathan Ochoa Continues


The trial for the man accused of being with a convicted murderer the night of the crime continued Thursday.   Jonathan Ochoa is accused of being with Manuel Bustamante the night 34 year old Kendall Smith was killed with a baseball bat. Bustamante was convicted of Smith's murder. Ochoa is charged with First Degree Premeditated Murder among other charges. Our ... Read More »

Emergency Management Director Weighs In On Safety


September is Emergency Preparedness Month. There is always the chance that an unforeseen event such as an earthquake or storm may make issues for you and your family. Yuma County Office of Emergency Management Director Tony Badilla says it is important to have an emergency kit ready to go in a moment’s notice.   Badilla adds that you can check ... Read More »

Fast Food Workers Fight For Increased Wages


Fast food workers have been agitating for a raise and some in Congress are pressing to increase the minimum wage. But what would the actual economic impact be of a boost for the Lowest paid workers? Critics have charged that raising the minimum wage would mostly help teenagers, but economists say that is largely a myth. David Cooper with the ... Read More »

Water District Officer Pleads Guilty For Theft


A former Bard Water District Officer has pled guilty on grand theft charges. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Darla Jean Cofske is to appear in Imperial County Court on October 25th. She originally pled not guilty but then changed her plea in August. Prosecutors say Cofske embezzled more than $70,000 in a five year period from late 2005 to ... Read More »

Accused Child-killer Debra Milke To Be Released 25 Years Later


More than two decades after she was sent to death row, a Phoenix area woman convicted of having her four year old son killed for an insurance payout could soon be freed while she awaits a retrial. A judge set Debra Milke's bond at $250,000 on Thursday, saying there is no direct evidence linking her with her son's death other ... Read More »

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