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John McCain Caught Playing Poker During Syria Hearing


Sometimes senators need a diversion from even the weightiest of topics. For Senator John McCain during Tuesday's hearing on Syria, it was a game on his iPhone. The Washington Post posted a picture taken during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing and reported that it shows the Arizona Republican playing poker on his phone. Only his hands and iPhone were ... Read More »

Yuma Police On The Lookout For Homicide Suspect


The Yuma Police Department is on the lookout for a man in connection with an attempted murder they have been investigating since last month. Police say they received a report of an attempted homicide in the early morning hours on August 10th at the El Encanto Apartments on South Eighth Avenue. Officers found a victim in critical condition suffering from ... Read More »

Humane Society Receives Grant


The Humane Society of Yuma has received a grant totaling $30,000. The Yuma Sun reports the grant was used to purchase a new and larger animal rescue van and to make repairs to the original van in use since 2009. They use the vans to transport animals to other shelters and rescue groups. Altogether, since 2008, the Humane Society of ... Read More »

Robbery Arrest At Local Strip Club


The Yuma County Sheriff's Office arrested a man who was involved in an armed robbery at a local strip club. 23 year old Dante Hubbard was arrested Monday, August 2nd on charges of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery among other charges. According to investigators two people entered the Stiletto's Gentlemen's Club early the morning of August, 26th. ... Read More »

Imperial Irrigation District Extends Conservation Program


The Imperial Irrigation District has extended its 2013 On Farm Efficiency Conservation Pilot Program to run through August 2014 and is currently soliciting conservation proposals from its agricultural water customers. The program's goal is to give incentives to agricultural water customers to conserve 20,000 acre feet in 2013 and 40,000 acre feet in 2014 by implementing water use efficiency improvement ... Read More »

Arizona SNAP Benefits Decreasing


1.1 million people in Arizona will have less money to spend on groceries starting this November. Funding for SNAP benefits – more commonly known as food stamps – is decreasing as a result of the expiration of the federal Recovery Act passed during the recession.   Association of Arizona Food Banks President Angie Rodgers says food banks will not be ... Read More »

Arizona Gay Marriage Campaign Initiative Put On Hold


An initiative campaign to have Arizona voters decide next year whether to legalize gay marriage has been put on hold amid reluctance by national and local advocacy groups to back the measure. Campaign co-chair Erin Ogletree Simpson says volunteers continue to collect signatures but that the campaign is now largely dormant as backers try to gain support from other groups ... Read More »

Teenager Steals Police Car For Joyride


A Mesa police car was recovered after it was stolen while officers responded to a call about a noisy party at an apartment complex. Police Sergeant Tony Landato says two officers were at a nearby ambulance checking on a teenager being treated for inebriation early Sunday morning when a teenager got in the car and drove off. One of the ... Read More »

Police Increasing Patrol During Labor Day Weekend


Police patrols will be increased as we approach the final holiday weekend of the summer. Most police agencies – including the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the California Highway Patrol – consider the start of the weekend tonight, Friday at 6pm and continuing through Monday night. The CHP is currently running the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, ... Read More »

Yuma Border Patrol Arrest Mexican National Convicted Of Manslaughter


A Mexican national convicted of manslaughter in Phoenix in May 2003 and sentenced to eleven years in prison was apprehended Tuesday near Gadsden by Yuma County Sheriff deputies and agents from the Yuma Border Patrol Station. The man was deported back to Mexico in May but recently re-entered the United States illegally. His case will be turned over to the ... Read More »

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