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Final Unofficial Numbers From Tuesday’s Primary

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The final unofficial numbers from Tuesday’s primary election have been released. A total of 7801 ballots were cast.  In the Mayor’s race, Douglas Nicholls won with 5291 votes, Raul Mendoza garnered 22 13 votes and write in candidate Jack Kretzer received 82 votes. In the city council race, no candidate received 50% plus one votes to clearly make them a ... Read More »

Immigrant Women Subject To Abuse

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There are a lot of immigrant women in this country who are abused, but afraid to say anything because they could be deported. Leticia Reta used to be one of those women, but not any more. Reta came to the United States two decades ago, and for years was married to a man who beat her. She says he threatened ... Read More »

Trash Pickup Pushed Back For Labor Day

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Yuma City Hall will be closed Monday for Labor Day. Additionally, today Yuma City Hall will be closed as part of its normal customer convenience schedule.   Residential trash collection for homes inside the Yuma city limits will change due to the holiday. City of Yuma residents who normally have their garbage picked up on Mondays will have collections on ... Read More »

Murder Trial Continues For Anthony Antwan Mobley

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The trial continues for 29 year old Anthony Antwan Mobley. He is facing a first degree murder charge for the shooting death of a San Luis man whose body was found near the Food City parking lot in San Luis in February, 2011.    Thursday morning state prosecutors brought Angelica Garcia Maya to the stand. Maya admitted she and Mobley ... Read More »

Three Men Arrested On Food Stamp Fraud

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The Arizona Attorney General's Office says three men have been arrested on fraud charges involving food stamps. Phoenix police raided a west Phoenix convenience store Wednesday and later searched the suspects' home in Peoria.   Authorities say they seized tens of thousands of dollars in cash, vehicles, ledgers, bank records and food-stamp cards.   The three men who worked at ... Read More »

Father Faces Charges For Leaving Infant In Vehicle

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Police say a father whose infant son died after being left in a parked car in the Phoenix summertime heat is suspected of smoking marijuana at the time. 31 year old Daniel Bryant Gray was booked into jail Thursday, charged with manslaughter and child abuse. Police say three month old Jamison Gray died after his father had gone to a ... Read More »

Unemployment Rate In Yuma On The Rise

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Yuma County continues to lead the country with the highest unemployment rate. July’s jobless rate was 34.5% over two percent higher from the July, 2012 rate which was 32%. Imperial County has the second highest rate in the country at 26.1% Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Dangerous Gang Member

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Calexico station apprehended another dangerous gang member attempting an illegal entry into the United States, two gang members in just the last three days. Border Patrol agents earlier this week observed a 34 year old male and Mexican national identified as Jessie Ruelas-Ruiz, cross into the United States illegally from Mexico. Agents arrested ... Read More »

Fast Food Strikes

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Fast food workers around the nation are leading into Labor Day with another round of one day strikes today. Professor Steven Ashby, who specializes in labor and employment relations, says these strikes have picked up momentum this year, partly because of their new approach. Instead of targeting one company, they target low wage industries – fast food and retail – ... Read More »

95 Closed Due To Flooding

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Officials from the Yuma Proving Ground say Highway 95 is closed due to the Fortuna wash area being flooded. Traffic is being stopped and are asked to turn around due to dangerous conditions. The conditions are expected for at least a couple more hours. The only other way to enter YPG is to take the S-24 Route from California.   Read More »

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