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New Budget Plan Authored By Paul Ryan Could Eliminate Billions Of Dollars in Arizona Funding


An in-depth analysis of the recently passed US House Republican budget shows it would shift huge costs to Arizona state programs and taxpayers.   At a time when the Legislature has already cut several key health and education programs, the budget authored by Congressman Paul Ryan would eliminate billions of dollars now coming to Arizona. One of the report authors ... Read More »

Border Patrol Stops Illegal Alien Smuggling Attempt


El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehended seven Mexican Nationals in a chilling attempt to pass through the Highway 86 checkpoint undetected in the confines of an almost freezing semi-tractor trailer. The incident occurred on Thursday, at approximately 4am, when a 50-year-old male driver approached the Border Patrol checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City.   ... Read More »

Arias Murder Trial Costing Tax Payers More Than $1 million In Lawyer Fees


Jodi Arias' defense for her murder trial has so far cost taxpayers more than $1.4 million.  Officials released the figure Thursday after a judge ruled in favor of several media organizations seeking the information.  The records reveal the total hours billed by her court-appointed attorneys, but don't offer detailed billing information, such as how much specific expert witnesses are being ... Read More »

Yuma PD Continues Investigation Of Christal Figueroa Murder


The Yuma Police Department says they have interviewed another person in connection with the murder of Christal Figueroa.  Police interviewed Lovanny Alegre, also known as Casper on Wednesday.  He was released following the interview.  Police are still on the lookout for Jose Jimenez, also known as Rascal and Daniel Torres also known as Looney.  One person has been arrested in ... Read More »

Police Called To School After Student Brings Gun To Gila Ridge High


The Yuma Police Department responded to Gila Ridge High School on Wednesday morning after receiving information of a fight on campus.  Police say that investigators found that 18-year-old Jacob David Allen possibly was in the possession of a small caliber handgun.  During interviews, Allen admitted to having the weapon and then dumped it into a garbage can.  Police continue to ... Read More »

Sentence Handed Down For Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident


A man who killed one person last year in a hit-and-run incident has been sentenced to over two years in prison.  27-year-old Joseph Dildine was sentenced for the death of 19-year-old Christopher Humbert in July, 2012.  Humbert was struck near the corner of 24th Street and Avenue “C” by Dildine.  When he was arrested, Dildine told investigators that he got behind ... Read More »

Teenage Girl Kidnapped Then Released, Police Search For Suspect


The San Luis Police Department is on the lookout for a man who kidnapped a teenage girl.  Police say the incident occurred on Tuesday morning as the victim was walking to school.  The kidnapping occurred on Tenth Avenue after a man driving a minivan offered a ride to the girl.  The girl accepted.  The victim told police that after she ... Read More »

Local Company Creates New Twist On Baseball Caps


A new local company has started up with a new innovative product.  Notch has introduced a completely new type of baseball cap.  Designed specifically to solve the common problem of sunglasses and baseball caps interfering with each other when worn simultaneously, this innovative, patent-pending design took a simple yet effective approach by creating a notch in the bill of the ... Read More »

Mexican Gray Wolf Population On The Rise, But In Need Of Help


Fifteen years ago, in the wake of a blizzard, the first group of eleven captive-bred Mexican gray wolves were released in Arizona’s Apache National Forest.  Today, the recovery program’s population has grown to 75, but advocates say much higher numbers are needed to ensure the long-term survival of the “lobo.”   Eva Sargent with Defenders of Wildlife says the wolves ... Read More »

Giffords To Give Commencement Speech At Bard College


Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, will give the commencement address at an upstate New York college in May. Bard College announced Wednesday that the couple will address more than 600 graduating students during commencement ceremonies on May 25th.  College officials say the 42-year-old Giffords will receive an honorary doctorate of humane ... Read More »

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