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Newsmakers Breakfast This Wednesday

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Join Newstalk 560 KBLU for the Newsmakers Breakfast on Wednesday, August 7 starting at 7am live from the Yuma Landing Bar and Grill. This week, we will interview Yuma city council candidates Gary Knight and Daniel Sanchez.  We will be taking questions and comments from you as well.  You may e-mail those to comments@560kblu.com.  So come join us for breakfast and ... Read More »

New Licensing Make It Easier For Businesses To Become Vendors At Tribal Casinos

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State gambling regulators say they are making it easier for businesses to be vendors with tribal casinos. The Arizona Department of Gaming says a new licensing program allows businesses wanting to sell goods or services to tribal casinos to submit one set of applications to both the state and many of the tribes. That is in contrast to the past ... Read More »

GAO Reporting On American Indian Tribal Housing

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Investigators are looking into challenges that  American Indian tribes face in administering federal housing funds. Representatives from the U.S. Government Accountability Office are visiting the Navajo Nation this week as part of the study mandated by Congress. American Indian tribes or their designated housing entities receive some $650 million a year in Indian Housing Block Grant funding under the U.S. ... Read More »

Check Presented To Police Widow

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A charity run by one of  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's posses has given  $40,000 to the widow of a Phoenix police officer who was killed in the line of duty more than two months ago. A check was presented to the wife of Officer Daryl Raetz. Police say Raetz was making a drunken driving stop on a vehicle May ... Read More »

Gosar Addresses Issues Of Fair Elections

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Representative Paul Gosar continues to address the issue of Attorney General Holder misleading Congress with deceptive testimony.  In a 70-page report, released Wednesday, on the Justice Department's leaked investigations, the House Judiciary Committee formally accused the Attorney General of misleading Congress when he said that he knew nothing of the "potential prosecution" of the press. The issue of fair elections is also being disputed, ... Read More »

CDC Releases Statistics On Firearm Homicides

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A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds firearm homicide rates dropped in major metropolitan areas between 2006 and 2010, but more people used guns to commit suicide.  Doctor Jim Mercy is with the  CDC's Division of Violence Prevention, and says older, white Americans are most likely to use a gun to commit suicide.  He says ... Read More »

Car Crash Victim Identified

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The person who was killed in a one-vehicle accident Thursday morning has been identified. The Yuma Police Department says 22-year-old Jesus Meza was killed after he lost control of what police say was a stolen vehicle on Avenue “A”, crashing through a residence and two brick walls. Read More »

Beltran Found And Arrested

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they have the suspect in custody in connection with an attempted murder last week.  23-year-old Yonathan “Pishon” Beltran was arrested late Thursday after police received a tip as to his whereabouts. He was later found in a vehicle, hiding in the floorboard of the car.  Police say Beltran also had a stolen handgun in ... Read More »

Yuma Man Arrested On Multiple Charges

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 A Yuma man is behind bars facing multiple drug charges. Our television partner KYMATV says John Silva was arrested Saturday and faces charges of possession of narcotics, possession of marijuana for sale, misconduct with a weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. The Yuma Police Department was responding on a separate incident related to domestic violence, when that ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Meet To Discuss Increase Of Library’s Budget

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning Monday, August 5, starting at 8:30am.  The board will consider a request to increase the Library District’s budget. The $1,000 comes from a grant from the Freedom To Read Foundation/Judith Krug Fund. The grant will be used to purchase supplies to build five additional “jail cells” for branch libraries and ... Read More »

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