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El Centro Border Patrol Arrest Suspected Narcotics Smuggler

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler Thursday and seized more than seven pounds of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $235,000 concealed in an axle of a tow dolly.   Border Patrol agents encountered a 46 year old man, and citizen of Mexico, driving a white 2001 Ford F-150 ... Read More »

Farm Lands To See Large Transition Of Ownership

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What could be America's largest transition of farm and ranch land ownership is under way, a trend that has many across the state and nation wondering about their next steps.   Karen Stettler with the Land Stewardship Project says there is not always a simple answer with the transition of land to the next generation, which is happening more and ... Read More »

Sex Offender Relocation

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The Yuma Police Department is warning members of the community of the relocation of a convicted sex offender.   58 year old Thomas Lightle has moved to 1909 West Pubelo Street in Yuma. He is described as a white male, standing 5’6 tall, weighing 170 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was convicted of rape in 1977 in ... Read More »

Somerton City Hall Looking To Fill Finance Director Position

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The Somerton City Hall is trying to fill two administrative posts following the resignation of Finance Director Doug Bradley. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Bradley is leaving to assume a similar post with the city of Imperial Beach, California. His resignation takes effect Tuesday. The city is receiving applications from candidates for the post of economic development coordinator. Shaun ... Read More »

Storm Moves East Over Arizona

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A large storm slogged through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as it slowly churned east ahead of Thanksgiving. Flagstaff had 11 inches of snow from Thursday through Sunday morning. The city was expected to get another inch by the end of Sunday before the storm tapered off.   Metro Phoenix and other parts of central Arizona received between 1 ... Read More »

State Wildlife Officials Voice Opinions On Unattended Trailers

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State wildlife officials are voicing their disapproval of an effort by federal officials to warn hunters not to leave unattended trailers in northern Arizona's national forests. The Daily Courier reports that the United States Forest Service is getting complaints about hunters leaving trailers unattended for days so they can reserve spots. Federal officials say the vehicles could be vulnerable to ... Read More »

Thanksgiving And Overeating

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With Turkey Day just around the corner, thoughts turn to delicious food, but also, how much Thanksgiving eating is enough. Stuart Tomc spoke with us on our Eye on the Desert Southwest program recently. He says there is a way to counteract putting on extra weight at the dinner table Thursday. Tomc adds that staying on a heavy Omega-3 diet ... Read More »

Arizona Man Suspected Of Setting Fire To Sheriff’s Vehicles

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A 25 year old Arizona man who was suspected of setting fire to a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office SUV and two other county vehicles has pled guilty to arson. Court records show Gustavo Hernandez entered his plea Friday. He is scheduled to be sentenced in early January, 2014. In September, deputies reporting to work about 4AM, heard car alarms and ... Read More »

Jobless Rate In Arizona Slightly Higher

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The jobless rate for October in Yuma County is just under 32%. The Yuma Sun is reporting that for the sixth consecutive month, the jobless rate remained above 30% at 31.9%. The last time the rate was below 30% was in March when the reported rate was 25.9%. October’s rate is lower than September’s 32.4%. Job orders for the county ... Read More »

Border Patrol Stops Multiple Vehicles For Different Infractions

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Yuma Border Patrol agents stopped a vehicle Wednesday in Gadsden and arrested an armed United States citizen and a Mexican national with permanent resident status while attempting to smuggle three Mexican nationals who entered the U.S. illegally, after agents stopped a white Chevrolet Tahoe and discovered three individuals hiding in the cargo area. A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted ... Read More »

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