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United Way Helps Yuma Tax Payers Maximize Their Refund


Over $2.5 million in tax refunds were obtained for taxpayers in Yuma County by the United Way of Yuma County.  The Yuma Sun reports that IRS certified volunteers assisted over 1,000 residents for taxpayers earning 51,000 or less per year.  The volunteers also helped taxpayers save $1.5 million in Earned Income Tax Credits and more than $550,000 in Child Tax ... Read More »

Truck Driver Responsible For Crashing Into DPS Officer Makes Court Appearance


A commercial truck driver accused of killing a public safety officer appeared in court on Saturday.  33-year-old Jorge Espinoza was arrested the day before and faces multiple charges in the crash that killed DPS Officer Tim Huffman – including one count of reckless manslaughter, 13 counts of endangerment, and seven counts of criminal damage and defacing property.  Director Robert Halliday ... Read More »

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set To Open In Yavapai County


The first medical marijuana dispensary in Yavapai County is set to open this week in Chino Valley.  Organica Patient Group President R.J. Alarcon tells the Prescott Daily Courier that the dispensary could open as early as Wednesday.  More than 35,000 people in Arizona have medical marijuana cards. Yavapai County has more than 2,400 cardholders.  A marijuana growing facility already is ... Read More »

Child Pornography Found On Computer Of Man Accused Of Harassing Students


A man accused of harassing school students in the San Luis area is charged with more than he or police bargained for.  30-year-old Adrian Navarro appeared in a San Luis Courtroom on charges of 30 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after police allegedly found at least 30 images of child pornography on a laptop computer he owns.  Navarro ... Read More »

Phoenix Man Arrested After Crashing SUV Into Light Rail Train


Authorities say four passengers on a light-rail train in downtown Phoenix suffered minor injuries when an SUV struck the packed train.  The collision happened Saturday night as both Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Rattlers games were ending.  Phoenix police say the SUV's driver, 38-year-old Guadalupe Cobos Junior showed signs of impairment and fled the scene on foot.  Police say Cobos ran ... Read More »

Yuma Police Look To Question Two In Wednesday Night Shooting


The Yuma Police Department is investigating what they believe is an attempted homicide.  Police say Wednesday night, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 600 block of East 25th Street. Officers discovered a 36-year-old female that was shot.  The suspects fled before officers arrived to the scene.  The victim was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center for ... Read More »

Body Of Missing Man Found In Mittry Lake


The body of a man reported missing has been found in Mittry Lake.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they found 66-year-old Frank Wallace Thursday morning.  Wallace was reported missing Wednesday after he did not return from a fishing trip.  Alfonso Zalava of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation is continuing. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and the United ... Read More »

Sex-Ed An Important Part Of Preventing Teen Pregnancy


Strong majorities of U.S. Latinos say preventing teenage pregnancy is a major issue, and that high school sexual education should include the topics of birth control and sexually-transmitted diseases, as well as abstinence.   Those are some of the results of a new poll from Planned Parenthood and New York University.  The inner-city Creighton School District in Phoenix has just ... Read More »

Horne Enters No Contest Plea


Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne's no contest plea in a misdemeanor hit and run case came without warning, even for the court.  The city prosecutor says Horne's lawyer called him Wednesday afternoon and asked if Horne could appear and enter a plea. Retired Arizona State University political science professor Bruce Merrill says the timing of Horne's plea was politically astute. ... Read More »

Marine Expeditionary Unit To Perform Urban Training In Brawley


Marines and Sailors with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit based out of Camp Pendleton, California are conducting ground realistic urban training at the Luckey Ranch housing development in Brawley Monday.  This exercise will allow the 13th MEU’s premier Maritime Raid Force, to conduct complex fire and maneuver operations in an urban environment, while simultaneously utilizing rotary wing air assets from ... Read More »

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