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Missing Man’s Body Believed To Be Found

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The bones found recently at a remote area near Parker are believed to be those of a winter visitor missing for over one year. 82-year-old Laurence Jack Doering was last seen in January 2013 at the Foothills Plaza Shopping Center. Police believed the Alzheimer’s diseased patient left in a vehicle. That vehicle was found in California near a wash last ... Read More »

Yuma Fire Department Responds To House Fire Tuesday Afternoon

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The Yuma Fire Department responded to a house fire on Tuesday afternoon. Officials say the fire broke out at the home at 1207 South Arena Drive in the kitchen area. One adult female was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation. Dogs inside the residence were unharmed. Read More »

Jodi Arias Retrial Date Pushed Back

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A retrial to decide whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias is sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty has been pushed back from March 17th because of a prosecutor's scheduling conflict. Prosecutor Juan Martinez is supposed to begin another potential death penalty trial on May 12th. In a hearing Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court, Presiding Criminal Judge Joseph ... Read More »

Drug Tunnel Shut Down Near Nogales Border

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Federal authorities in southern Arizona say they have shut down one of the longest drug tunnels ever discovered in the border city of Nogales. A task force led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations also arrested three men late Monday and seized more than 640 pounds of marijuana and a half-pound of heroin. Authorities say the 481-foot ... Read More »

Home Being Built With Granite Mountain Hotshots Firefighter In Mind

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A home going up on a four-acre lot in the Avra Valley northwest of Tucson is being built with one of the Granite Mountain Hotshots in mind. Firefighters, a church and others are raising money and doing the hands-on work to build the 2200 square-foot home for the widow and young daughter of William "Billy" Warneke. The 25-year-old was one ... Read More »

Livestock Bill Moves Forward By Arizona Legislative Committee

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A bill barring local law enforcement from enforcing animal cruelty laws on farms and other livestock operations has been moved forward by an Arizona legislative committee. House Bill 2587 sponsored by Representative Brenda Barton of Payson also requires anyone who has photographic or video evidence of animal cruelty to report to authorities within five days. An amendment added Tuesday allows ... Read More »

Government By The People Act Introduced

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Backed by government reform groups and a growing list of other organizations, 128 members of the United States House of Representatives have introduced the "Government by the People Act" to encourage citizens to take their government back from free-spending corporations. Representative John Sarbanes of Maryland is the lead sponsor, and explains where the momentum is coming from.   Arizona Democrats ... Read More »

Yuma Sector Border Patrol Agents Arrest Convicted Sex Offender, 12 Smugglers, And Seize Over 1200 Pounds Of Marijuana During The Weekend

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested a convicted sex offender and 12 smugglers and seized over 1200 pounds of marijuana during the weekend.   Yuma Station agents patrolling near San Luis apprehended two people who had entered the U.S. illegally. Further record checks revealed one of the individuals, Mauricio Camacho, was arrested by Vernon Hills Illinois ... Read More »

Yuma Police Respond To Single Vehicle Non-Injury Collision This Morning

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Officers with the Yuma Police Department responded to a single vehicle non-injury collision at the intersection of Eighth Street and Dora Avenue Monday morning. A motor vehicle collided with a utility pole causing significant damage to the pole and attached utility wires. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision. The driver was identified as 42-year-old Valerie Sharon ... Read More »

Telegraph Pass Hiker Falls And Goes Unconscious

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An elderly male hiking Telegraph pass fell and went unconscious on Monday morning. The family members that were hiking with him called for help and were assisted in performing bystander CPR. Rural Metro arrived on scene and took over treatment. The Yuma County Sheriff's Office was on scene as well. Due to the location of the area they were hiking ... Read More »

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