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Alcatraz Exhibit Comes To Yuma

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The trucks have arrived with their precious cargo and support staff members from Alcatraz Cruises, a concessionaire for the National Park Service and crews are busy unloading and installing the exhibits for "Alcatraz: Life on the Rock" at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park.   The exhibit opens to the public Saturday (12).  The idea behind the traveling exhibit ... Read More »

The Results Are In For Yuma’s New Year’s Resolution Run

The results of the recent City of Yuma’s New Year’s Resolution Run have been announced.  In the overall category on the female side, Aybuke Keehn took first place in the 5k run and Kelly Molner won the 10k contest.  In the male competition, Lucas Wolthus won the 5k race and Greg O’Donnell won the 10k event.  The run took place ... Read More »

Giffords Speaks Out Against Gun Violence

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Former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords has one word about gun violence in America: "Enough."  She and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, spoke to ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer for an interview that was broadcast Tuesday (8) evening on ABC World News.   It was the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting rampage that killed six and wounded Giffords and ... Read More »

Execution Scheduled For Death Row Inmate

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A March 6th execution date has been set for an Arizona prison inmate who's been on death row since 1985.  The Arizona Supreme Court granted a motion for an execution warrant Tuesday (9) for 70-year-old Edward Harold Schad.  Schad's attorneys asked the state's high court to deny the execution warrant request or at least delay ruling on it.  Schad was ... Read More »

Border Patrol Discovers Marijuana Stash

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U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station recovered 371 pounds of marijuana late Friday while patrolling in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.  During their patrol, agents found footprints crossing the United States/Mexico border and followed the tracks to a stash of eight backpack-style bundles of marijuana.  The drugs have an estimated value of over 185-thousand-dollars.  The Border ... Read More »

Cold Weather Proves Dangerous For Immigrants Crossing The Border

Southern Arizona law enforcement officials say the desert's cold nighttime temperatures can be just as dangerous as scorching summer days for illegal immigrants.  U.S. Border Patrol agents say a group of 27 men, women and children were found last month in the mountains south of Sierra Vista.  They say about half of the group was taken to a hospital for ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Hold First Meeting Of 2013

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors held their first meeting of the year on Monday (7).  The meeting started with the five member board and other county officials, including new Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot, being sworn in.  Gregory S. Ferguson will serve as chairman and Russell McCloud will serve as Vice-Chairman for the coming year.  Russell T. “Russ” Clark ... Read More »

Teen Dies In Dirt Bike Accident

One teen is dead following an accident this past weekend.  Police say 18-year-old Austin Vaughn was killed on Friday (4) as he was riding his dirt bike in a rural area of Yuma County.  Vaughn was riding the bike at the Avenue 40-E and County Third Street intersection, when he collided with a Ford truck, driven by 64-year-old Luis Lopez.  ... Read More »

Phoenix Police Officer Recovering After Being Shot Several Times

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A Phoenix police officer has undergone surgery after being shot six times and authorities say the suspect is facing attempted murder charges.  36-year-old officer Peter Bennett is recovering from gunshot wounds to the right side of his face, his right hip and right arm.   Bennett was shot Sunday (5) night when police say he approached a man on a ... Read More »

Wildlife Management Agencies Concerned Over Desert Bighorn Sheep Population

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A new survey shows there are about 428 desert bighorn sheep on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Kofa National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Arizona, up from the 2010 survey estimate of 402 sheep.  Kofa bighorn sheep surveys have been conducted since 1981. Adjusting for margin of error and survey methodology, biologists say there has been no significant decline or ... Read More »

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