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YCAT Workers Remain On The Job

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No deal, but no strike.  Negotiations between workers of First Transit and Yuma County Area Transit broke off late Wednesday, but workers have agreed to remain on the job in the short term and come back to the table in March.  Workers want better health care and a five-day, 40-hour week.  Busses will continue to run as normal.  The next ... Read More »

F-35B Cleared For Takeoff

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Flight operations of the F-35B fighter jet will resume. Locally, this means that an F-35B slated for delivery last month to the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma will now happen.  The jets had been grounded nationwide since the flight clearance was cancelled after a January test flight was aborted due to a fuelduralic hose failure.  The three jets have ... Read More »

Drug Trafficking Tunnel Shutdown

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Federal authorities say they have shut down a cross-border drug smuggling tunnel in southern Arizona and seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana.  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations officials say the tunnel was discovered Wednesday in Nogales.   Officials were conducting surveillance in the area and saw a van in a parking lot about 200 yards east ... Read More »

Hunting Application Deadline Extended

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The application deadline for Arizona's elk and pronghorn antelope hunts has been extended to tonight. The Arizona Game and Fish Department says high demand for the hunts prevented many people from accessing an online site earlier this week or from completing their application. The department says they had planned for high demand but the system still was overwhelmed.  Online and ... Read More »

AWC Basketball Teams Rebound For Losses

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The Arizona Western College basketball teams have rebounded from their losses last week, in beating Cochise Wednesday.  The men beat 21st ranked Cochise 66-to-61 behind Marvin Whitt’s 26 points.  Whitt buried four three-pointers in the win.  The women beat Cochise 63-to-56 Wednesday.  The Matadors and Lady Matadors next take on Phoenix College Saturday at home.  Tip-off is 5:30pm and both ... Read More »

Food Bank Launches Campaign To Raise Money And “Messages Of Hope”

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The Yuma Community Food Bank kicked off their 2013 campaign by announcing they hope to raise $1.5 million.  The campaign will continue through November.  Yuma Community Food Bank President Mike Ivers says there is more needed than just money though. There are also “Messages of Hope” they are urging people to help spread the word about.  Those are personal stories ... Read More »

State Historic Park Seeks Volunteers

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The Quartermasters Depot State Historic Park in Yuma is asking for volunteers.  An informational session is scheduled for February 21st at 1pm the park located on North Fourth Avenue.  The park is looking for people to assist with general maintenance, conduct guided tours and lead tours for school children.  The informational session will introduce the park volunteer program, explain position ... Read More »

Yuma PD Looking For Witnesses To Two-Car Collision

The Yuma Police Department says they are seeking witnesses to an incident occurring Friday morning.  Police say they responded to an injury accident at the corner of 16th Street and Arizona Avenue, in which two vehicles collided.  51-year-old James Stone of Yuma was traveling eastbound on 16th Street, when his vehicle collided with another vehicle in the intersection, driven by ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Yuma Home

A home was destroyed Tuesday night in Yuma.  The Yuma Fire Department says the home was located at the corner of Avenue “B” and 24th Street.  It was fully involved when officials arrived.  No injuries were reported.  The American Red Cross has provided assistance to the two adults living at the residence. Read More »

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