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Man Arrested After Dispute With Roommate

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The Yuma Police Department says they have arrested one person in connection with an incident in which a knife was involved.  Police say 28 year old Frank Amavisca Junior was involved in a disturbance Friday with a roommate when he grabbed a kitchen knife and then left the residence on East Tenth Street. Once on scene, police made verbal contact ... Read More »

Teacher Arrested On Child Molestation Allegations

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A Somerton school teacher has been arrested on allegations of child molestation and furnishing harmful items to minors. 34 year old Gabriel Macias was arrested Saturday following the execution of a search warrant at his residence on South Ninth Avenue. Police say three male victims have come forward reporting the incidents took place between 2003 and 2006 at his home. ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Meeting This Morning

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 9am at the Yuma County offices in downtown Yuma. Items on the agenda include the approval of several appointments as Democratic Precinct Committeemen as recommended by the Yuma County Democratic Party. There will also be several resolutions considered decreasing funds or in some cases increasing funds within the Yuma ... Read More »

Committee Appointed To Examine Arizona State Income Tax System

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A special committee including members of the Arizona Legislature has been appointed to examine how the state's income tax system could be overhauled to make it simpler and more fair and transparent. The task force appointed late last week by Speaker Andy Tobin and Senate President Andy Biggs will meet about twice a month beginning Wednesday. It will be tasked ... Read More »

Brewer Plans Trips To Help Fundraising Efforts For Republicans

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer plans to travel to North Carolina and New Mexico next month to help with fundraising efforts for other Republicans. The governor will serve as the headliner for a September 14th fundraiser held by the Wake County Republican Party in Raleigh, North Carolina and will make the keynote speech at a September 27th fundraiser in Albuquerque for ... Read More »

Unemployment Rate In Yuma Increases

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Thirty four point five percent.  That is the jobless rate in July in Yuma County.  It is the fourth consecutive increase since April – the highest unemployment rate in the nation.  The Yuma Sun is reporting March’s unemployment rate was just under 26-percent, but has climbed steadily ever since.  Arizona’s unemployment rate is 8.4% Read More »

Teen Responsible For Graffiti Damage

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The Yuma Police Department’s Graffiti Task Force, assisted by local federal agencies, served two search warrants on Wednesday, August, 14 in the 2700 block of Fresno Avenue and one in the 1900 block of 16th Place. The search warrants were the result of a year long investigation into multiple cases of criminal damage involving Graffiti which occurred in the city. ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrest Dangerous Fugitive

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United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous fugitive on the run attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States. On Wednesday, August 14, Border Patrol agents observed an individual make an illegal entry into the United States by climbing over the international boundary fence. The individual ran into an apartment complex located ... Read More »

Early Ballot Turnout At A Low

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Turnout for early voting has been low. The Yuma Sun is reporting that of the 19,000 early ballots requested, only 3500 have been returned. Yuma’s primary election is less than two weeks away, on Tuesday, August 27th. Election officials are worried that the late influx of early ballots will not bring the elections to a close for several days after ... Read More »

Domestic Violence Incident Ends With Pursuit

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California Highway Patrol officials say one person was arrested on Wednesday, August 14th in the afternoon after leading them on a chase. Police say they were informed of a domestic violence incident in which the driver of the vehicle in question – identified as 38 year old Paul Young of Long Beach, California – was located on Highway 186 near ... Read More »

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