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Investors Look Locally As Stock Market Climbs


It has been a good start to the year on Wall Street, but that is not stopping some investors from moving away from global capital markets to put their money into local enterprises, where there is a positive social impact along with a return. John Bloom with RSF Social Finance says he has seen a record number of clients diversify ... Read More »

Water Leak Leaves Student With $16,000 Utility Bill


An undetected water leak has left a Northern Arizona University student with a huge water bill.  The city of Flagstaff says it is working out an agreement with the student's landlord after the utilities department billed the student more than $16,000.  The student's meter registered more than 1.4 million-gallons – enough to shower non-stop for a year.  The Arizona Daily ... Read More »

Quartzsite Sex Offender Arrested As Part Of US Marshal Operation


The U.S. Marshals Service concluded Operation Guardian, a three-year, national initiative specifically targeting the country’s most dangerous noncompliant sex offenders.   Deputy marshals and law enforcement partners arrested 345 individuals who had failed to register with state authorities as required by law.  One of those arrests came from the Yuma Division.  Jack Landreth was convicted in 1988 for lewd acts ... Read More »

AWC’s Larry Lebsock To Receive SkillsUSA’s Highest Honor


Larry Lebsock, Director of Early College Experience at Arizona Western College, has been selected by the National SkillsUSA Board of Directors to receive their highest honor, the National Honorary Life Membership.  This honor is in recognition of his dedicated service to the organization and the students it serves.  He will be introduced at the Opening Ceremony of the SkillsUSA's National ... Read More »

Meeting To Discuss Araby Road Construction Project


A public meeting is scheduled for Thursday night to discuss a proposed construction project that will reconstruct the Araby Road/Interstate-Eight interchange.  The proposed project will change the interchange to a roundabout to improve safety and traffic capacity.  The meeting will include a presentation and a question-and-answer portion to follow.  The meeting will be held at the Desert Mesa Elementary School ... Read More »

Investigation Continues After Death Of DPS Officer Tim Huffman


The Arizona Highway Patrol Association members are saddened to hear of the loss of Department of Public Safety Officer Tim Huffman.  The nearly fifteen-year veteran was killed in the line of duty after a traffic collision near Wellton on Monday.  Director of Arizona’s Department of Public Safety Robert Halliday flew to Yuma Tuesday afternoon to learn more about the incident.  ... Read More »

Body Found In Vacant Lot Identified


The Yuma Police Department says the deceased body discovered over the weekend has been identified as that of 72-year-old John David Williams.  His body was discovered in a vacant lot on Elks Lane Sunday.  There is no indication of foul play in the incident. Read More »

Amazing Earthfest Kicks Off This Weekend


A celebration on the Arizona-Utah border brings a few thousand hiking enthusiasts together for a firsthand look at the spectacular public lands of the Colorado Plateau – and it starts this weekend.   The Amazing Earthfest is in its seventh year, and more than 100 activities are planned in the Kanab area to introduce people to some of the natural ... Read More »

Police Seek Man For Questioning In Harassment Case


The San Luis Police Department is asking the public’s help in identifying a man who has been approaching students walking home from school.  Several reports have been relayed to police about a series of events in which a man, in his late 20’s, approaches girls, asking if they need rides and then following them when they refuse in another vehicle.  ... Read More »

Bill Signed Requiring Drug Testing For Taxi Drivers


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill requiring taxi and limousine companies to drug-test drivers before they are hired and re-test them at least once a year.  Senate Bill 1087 expands on federal rules that already require drug tests for school bus, light rail and other mass transit drivers.  Brewer called the bill a common-sense but crucial measure that ... Read More »

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