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Arizona Supreme Court Grants Request For Execution Warrant

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The Arizona Supreme Court has granted state prosecutors' request for an execution warrant for one death row inmate but delayed action on another. The court without comment Tuesday ordered the state Department of Corrections to schedule the execution of 43 year old Robert Glen Jones.   Jones was condemned to die for the fatal shootings of six people during two ... Read More »

Newsmakers Breakfast

News Makers Breakfast

Do not forget to join us for breakfast with the Newsmakers Breakfast every Wednesday at 7am live from the Yuma Landing Bar and Grill on Fourth Avenue in Yuma. Today we were joined by the new Mayor Elect Douglas Nicholls and from the City of Yuma Media and Public Affairs Department Dave Nash and Martha Guzman. Read More »

Schools Put On Lockdown

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Several schools went under lockdown Monday morning after someone reported a man carrying what they thought was a weapon. The Yuma Police Department says that a male walked into the cafeteria at Roosevelt Elementary School possibly with a gun in his waistband. Police began an immediate search of the school and placed Fourth Avenue Junior High School, Roosevelt Elementary School, ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents Make Marijuana Arrest

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested a man from Guatemala, found illegally present in the United States and carrying 23 lbs of marijuana. They also located another 176 lbs of marijuana abandoned at multiple locations in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. The smuggler was apprehended along the Colorado River, about 100 yards north of Los ... Read More »

Red Cross Helps Victims Of Flooded Homes

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The American Red Cross – Grand Canyon Chapter – says they have responded to the needs of at least three families in the area who suffered damage after their homes were flooded. One of the homes damaged was in San Luis near Second Avenue and “C” Street. Meanwhile, two families were affected in Winterhaven causing six adults and two children ... Read More »

Police Increase Presence During Labor Day

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You might think an organization called "MADD" does not have much to be glad about, but more police on the streets through this holiday weekend is certainly one thing that has them pleased.  Mothers Against Drunk Driving national president Jan Withers says high visibility law enforcement is a proven way to reduce drunk driving deaths.   The increased enforcement through ... Read More »

Judges To Hear Redistricting Challenge

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Three federal judges have been appointed to hear a constitutional challenge to the state's redistricting commission process. The Republican controlled Legislature led by Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin filed suit in federal court in June 2012. They argued that the United States Constitution gives state Legislatures the right to regulate congressional elections and that Proposition 106 ... Read More »

News Agencies Request Public Records Of Firefighters Lost In Fire

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The Yavapai County attorney says autopsy reports and photos of the scene where 19 firefighters were killed in Arizona will not be released without a court order. A letter sent to media organizations Monday says the records are being withheld under exemptions in Arizona public records law.   County Attorney Sheila Polk wrote that while the reports and photos are ... Read More »

Judge Delays Date For Jodi Arias’ Sentencing Retrial

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The Arizona judge overseeing the trial of Jodi Arias has put off setting a date for the convicted killer's sentencing phase retrial.    Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Sherry Stephens on Monday said prosecutors need time to respond to defense requests for jurors' Twitter user names and to restrict live television coverage of the proceedings. Stephens set a September, 16th ... Read More »

Senator Shooter Reaches Deal In School Intrusion Case

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A settlement has been reached between the Yuma City prosecutor and Senator Don Shooter. The deferred prosecution agreement was reached after consultation and approval by the representatives of the EOC Charter School and the Yuma Police Department. The terms require Shooter to pay $1500 restitution to EOC and another $1,000 to the City of Yuma. This dismisses the charges, but ... Read More »

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