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Yuma City Annual Auction This Saturday

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The City of Yuma will hold their annual auction of surplus property on Saturday at the city’s surplus warehouse on West 14th Street.  Miscellaneous items will be up for bids in fair to good condition.  A reminder that all items are sold ‘as is’ or ‘where is’ and must be picked up the same day.  Items may be examined today ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Man Suspected Of Smuggling Aliens Into U.S.

Border Patrol Agents at the Calexico Station arrested a suspected alien smuggler.  The incident occurred on Wednesday around 5pm after agents discovered two individuals jump over the U.S./Mexico fence and enter a vehicle east of Calexico.  The 26-year-old male driver and two other male passengers, identified as El Salvador citizens were arrested.  The driver is charged with alien smuggling and ... Read More »

Bill To End Red Light Cameras Refused By AZ House Committee

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An Arizona House committee on Thursday refused to approve a bill ending the ability of cities and towns to use photo radar and red light cameras, rebuffing opponents who argued electronic enforcement is used to raise money from fines, does not save lives and can actually increase dangers on the roads when drivers slam on the brakes to avoid a ... Read More »

Highway 89 Closed After Road Buckles

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A northern Arizona roadway is closed after the pavement collapsed Wednesday.  The Arizona Department of Transportation says a 150-foot section of US Highway 89 buckled about 25 miles south of Page.  After investigation by geotechnical engineers, it was determined the collapse was due to a landslide.  US Highway 89 is closed northbound at US Highway 89-A and in Page US ... Read More »

Brewer Heads To Washington For National Governor’s Association Meeting

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is in Washington to attend a meeting of the National Governor's Association and the winter meetings of the Republican governor's group.  Brewer spokesman Matthew Benson says she traveled to the East Coast on Thursday and is scheduled to return on Tuesday. Brewer and other governors are expected to attend an event at the White House Sunday ... Read More »

Gas Prices Continue To Rise

Arizona motorists are paying more at the pump again this week.  Officials with AAA Arizona say that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.62 a gallon.  That is more than 13-cents higher than last week and a rise of 52-cents over the past month.  This week's national average is $3.77 a gallon, up by 15-cents from last ... Read More »

Tax Refunds Delayed

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Do not plan on spending your income tax refund too quickly.  Refunds are expected to be delayed for some taxpayers.  The Internal Revenue Service says it is a result of the last-minute fiscal cliff debate in Washington DC.  It not only delayed the date returns could be accepted by two weeks, but some tax forms are just being released now, ... Read More »

Yuma Unemployment Rate Listed As Worst In The Country

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Yahoo.com has profiled five of the worst unemployment rates in the country and Yuma was listed as number one.  The posting says quote, “No metropolitan area’s employment situation is worse off than Yuma, where 27.5 percent of the labor force was considered unemployed in November 2012. Regional leaders point out that the winter months tend to spur employment in fields ... Read More »

AWC To Host Skills USA Conference

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Region One Skills USA will return To Arizona Western College Friday for the 37th annual Region One Leadership and Skills Conference, a showcase of career and technical education students.  Students from several area high schools and throughout Arizona will compete at the secondary level and students from Arizona Western College will compete at the post-secondary level.  Quality career and technical education ... Read More »

Wellton Woman Arrested After Shooting Her Husband

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A Wellton woman is in custody after she allegedly shot her husband in Wellton.  The Wellton Police Department says the incident occurred Tuesday night.  49-year-old Scott Eldridge was injured at their mobile in the Pioneer R.V. Park after his wife, 58-year-old Gale Eldridge, shot him with a single gunshot.  Scott Eldridge was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center for emergency ... Read More »

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