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Property Tax Increases In Yuma


A property tax increase was given the green light by the Yuma County Board of Supervisors on Monday. The tax rate will now be just over two cents per one thousand dollars of property value owned. The Yuma Sun says the increase counteracts a decrease in assessed property valuation, enabling the county to still raise the same amount of money. ... Read More »

El Centro Border Patrol Rescues Heat Stricken Individuals


The El Centro Border Patrol rescued a group of illegal aliens near Old Highway 80 and Highway S-Two, approximately 22 miles west of downtown Calexico Sunday. The agent encountered four individuals, one of whom appeared to be suffering from heat related illnesses. Emergency medical services were notified, and the man was provided treatment by responding emergency medical technicians and transported ... Read More »

Sex Offender Notification


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the community that 55 year old Merced Martinez Garcia is now residing at 725 West Canal Street in Somerton. He is a registered level two sex offender. He is described as five-feet, four-inches tall, 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is not currently on parole or probation.   Read More »

Freedom Library Kicks Off School Year


The Freedom Library has several upcoming events to kick the school year off. One of those events is tonight with a takeover of Round Table Pizza in Yuma. Constitution and economics classes are scheduled to start next week. You can get all the information at their website at freedomlibrary.org   Read More »

Department Of Homeland Security Acquires Radar Blimps


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has assumed control of radar blimps used to monitor the  U.S.-Mexico border. Spokesman Bill Brooks of the Customs and Border Protection told the Yuma Sun that the department accepted the Aerostat system from the Air Force earlier this summer and will manage and maintain it for the foreseeable future. The Aerostat system has been ... Read More »

Kids Struggling To Clean Rooms


If getting your children to clean their rooms is a constant battle, take solace in knowing you are not alone. Parent educator Kelly Bartlett says it is a common struggle in families, and while parents should have expectations, they also need to realize kids' skills and priorities are much different.   Bartlett says for young children especially, an order to ... Read More »

Arizona Governer Visits India


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is scheduled to lead a delegation to India this week. Brewer's office says the trip is to promote Arizona's competitive business climate, expand investment opportunities and foster a long-term relationship with an emerging and valued trading partners. In February, Brewer was among nine state governors to address the India Business Forum in Washington, D.C.   Read More »

Newsmakers Breakfast

News Makers Breakfast

Do not forget to join us Wednesday for the Newsmakers Breakfast here on NewsTalk 560 KBLU, live from the Yuma Landing starting at 7am. Our guests this week will include city council candidates Bill Craft, Paul Johnson and Keith Parsels. The special at the Yuma Landing will be steak and eggs for 6.99.  Come join us for good coffee and ... Read More »

Teen Death Following Hit And Run Accident


A 14-year-old girl who was severely injured in an accident Saturday morning has died.  The Yuma Police Department says they are still seeking the vehicle that struck Mary Rodriguez, while she was skateboarding along West 24th Street Saturday morning. Rodriguez was flown to Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, where she later died earlier today. Police say they are seeking the driver ... Read More »

Department Of Transportation Reports On Traffic-Pedestrian Fatalities


It is more dangerous to be a pedestrian in Arizona than in many other states. A new report from the federal Department of Transportation finds nearly 18-percent of traffic fatalities in Arizona involved pedestrians, compared with just under 14-percent nationwide. However, the national number is increasing. Yolanda Savage-Narva is with the advocacy group America Walks.   The report says 147 ... Read More »

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