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AARP Advises Seniors To Watch Out For Scam Artists During The Gift-giving Holiday

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Millions of Americans will venture out to big and small retailers in search of the best deals on items for their holiday gift-giving, and experts advise them to have the same diligence when it comes to picking a charity. According to AARP, older Americans are more likely to receive charitable solicitations than any other group, and not all requests are ... Read More »

Charity Groups Create “Giving Tuesday”

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Merchants report sales up 2.3% compared with last year, in the holiday buying frenzy of Thanksgiving Thursday and Black Friday – and today is Cyber Monday, known for online shopping. So, charitable groups are hoping there is some time and money left for a different focus. "Giving Tuesday" is this Tuesday. It began last year as an antidote to the ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Meeting

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 9am at the County Offices in downtown Yuma. Items on the agenda include the award of a Uniform Rental and Laundry Services Contract to G&K Services through 2017. Also, the board will authorize the County Administrator to negotiate and enter into a contract with Global Logistics Development Partnership. If ... Read More »

Female Skydivers Attempt World Record


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Dozens of female skydivers gathered in Arizona on Saturday as they attempted to break the world record for an all-female mass-formation jump. The spokeswoman for the U.S. Parachute Association, Nancy Koreen, says a total of 63 women made up the formation, all of them flying upside down with their heads down. The previous record was a 41-woman formation. They began ... Read More »

Labor Worker Dies While Trying To Save Co-worker


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A labor worker died Tuesday after performing a last moment of heroism. The Yuma County Sheriff's Office responded to an incident in which two women were working in a field in the Somerton area of County 17th and Avenue “F”.   According to deputies, a produce trailer driver with the California company "Hilltown Packing" was backing up. The driver didn't ... Read More »

Yuma City Administration Department “Beef Up” Their Food Donation


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During the month of November, departments within the City of Yuma have been collecting food donations from employees to help Yumans in need. But one department decided it needed to “beef up” the fight against food insecurity locally. Donations from the Administration department went toward the purchase of a steer, which will be processed into ground beef to maximize the ... Read More »

Man Arrested For Attempted Robbery


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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating an attempted armed robbery occurring on Monday night. Police say two female victims were walking on Vaughn Avenue when a male suspect – identified as 49 year old Gene Anaya of Yuma – approached them demanding their money.   The victims reported Anaya allegedly held his hand in his pocket indicating ... Read More »

State Welfare Department Comes Up With Plan To Deal With Uninvestigated CPS Cases

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The state’s welfare department has come up with a plan to deal with more than 6,000 cases alleging child abuse and neglect that Child Protective Services failed to investigate. Cases would be screened by next week, and those needing full investigations would be finished by January 31st, 2014. The strategy is getting mixed reviews. Kids' advocate Dana Naimark of Children’s ... Read More »

Jodi Arias’ Attorneys Want To Monitor Jurors Activities


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Jodi Arias' attorneys want a judge to compel jurors in her penalty phase retrial to reveal their Twitter user names so the accounts can be monitored to ensure they are not communicating about the case. Arias was convicted of murder in May in the 2008 death of boyfriend Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. The same jury failed to ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Seize 283 lbs Of Marijuana


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Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station seized 283 lbs of abandoned marijuana found Monday worth an estimated $140,000 while patrolling in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. Agents were tracking eight sets of footprints when they came upon six bundles of marijuana. It is a common practice in this area for smugglers to drop their loads and flee back ... Read More »

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