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Informational Meeting Regarding New Recycling Program Scheduled For Tuesday

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Representatives from the City of Yuma and Allied Waste will provide an information session regarding the City’s curbside recycling program Tuesday at 5pm at the Cibola High School Cafeteria. The location specifically targets city residents who have recently received or who will receive the service following delivery of the blue containers – however, it is open to all city residents ... Read More »

Sex Offender Relocates In Yuma

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The Yuma Police Department says a sex offender has recently relocated within the Yuma City limits.  Police say 35-year-old James Madison Rogers is now living at 965 South Sixth Avenue in Yuma.  He is described as a white male, standing 6’5” and weighing 280 pounds.  He has red hair and blue eyes.  Rogers entered a plea agreement in 1997 in ... Read More »

Fundraiser For Man In Critical Condition After Car Accident

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A fundraiser is planned for one of five persons injured in a vehicle rollover accident near San Luis last week.  26-year-old Martin Gomez was one of those five, and is in critical condition in a Phoenix hospital.  Friends and family of Gomez are putting together a fundraiser for Gomez’s and the four other victims’ medical expenses this weekend.  Gomez’ friend, ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents At Indio Station Apprehend Driver For Suspected Human Smuggling

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehended a suspected human smuggler Tuesday after agents found a man hidden in the trunk of his vehicle at the Highway 86 checkpoint.  A 19-year-old male driver approached the Border Patrol checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City, when a canine detection team alerted police to a 2012 Hyundai ... Read More »

New Bill Aims To Cut Hospital Expenses For Patients

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill requiring hospitals and doctors to post the prices of their most common procedures and changing the way the state's Medicaid program determines what to pay hospitals.  The bill Brewer signed Wednesday will allow the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System to pay hospitals by diagnosis rather than how long the patient stays ... Read More »

Texaco Country Showdown Final Qualifying Round This Saturday

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The final preliminary round of the Texaco Country Showdown, sponsored by One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating, Yuma Pest and our sister station, Today’s Best Country 95.1 KTTI, will be held on Saturday at The Mine Shaft in Yuma.  The winner from the third round will join our first round qualifier Victoria Moreno and our second round qualifier Downtime in ... Read More »

Police Question Another Person In Continued Search For Emily Lynn Hieber

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The Yuma Police Department is continuing to investigate the case of a missing person.  19-year-old Emily Lynn Hieber has been missing for over four months.  Police have been speaking with several persons of interest in recent weeks.  They have now contacted 34-year-old Amanda Marie Martinez in connection with the case and have no further need to question her.  The Yuma ... Read More »

Wellton Station Border Patrol Agents Seize Nearly 700 Pounds Of Marijuana Over Weekend

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United States Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station seized a combined 686 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $343,000 and arrested five smugglers during the weekend.  Agents derailed three separate smuggling efforts east of Papago Mountain and south of the Camino Del Diablo road on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.  Friday, agents apprehended two Mexican nationals found ... Read More »

Fire Crews Battle Doce Fire Outside Of Prescott

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A wind-whipped wildfire has grown to an estimated v5,000 acres in northern Arizona and burned to within 400-yards of some homes west of Prescott.  The forecast called for hot and windy conditions over the next few days, prompting concern that the fire that raced up Granite Mountain would race down the opposite side and approach homes inthe valley. Authorities say ... Read More »

Fox News Sued Over Broadcasting Suicide Of Phoenix Man

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A woman has sued Fox News Network for airing live footage last fall of a suspect in a police chase committing suicide in the Arizona desert and not using a time delay that would have prevented the death from being broadcast on national television. The lawsuit alleges the children of suspect JoDon Romero have suffered emotional distress from having seen ... Read More »

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