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Jodi Arias Back In Court

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Jodi Arias is due back in court for a hearing ahead of her penalty phase retrial. 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 agree on her sentence, setting the stage for a second penalty phase. Her retrial has not been scheduled. A ... Read More »

Representative Gosar Speaks Out Against Affordable Care Act

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Represenative Paul Gosar of Arizona took to the House floor to speak out against Obamacare's disastrous impact on families in his district. He says it is clear that Obamacare is fundamentally flawed in both concept and execution. Dictated government orders cannot beat free-market choices. As a healthcare professional, Gosar says he will continue to do all that he can to protect ... Read More »

Elementary School Put On Lockdown After Man Threatens To Harm Himself

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Police were forced to lockdown an area school Friday after a man in a nearby residence threatened to harm himself. Police say they were able to subdue the individual and take him into custody after several minutes. The incident occurred near the O.C. Johnson Elementary School. No one was injured in the incident.   Read More »

New Cancer Center In The Works For Yuma Regional Medical Center

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A new cancer center is in the works for Yuma Regional Medical Center. A new 40-thousand-square-foot building will be the centerpiece of the medical center once completed – tripling the size of the current cancer center. Almost 40 percent of local cancer patients leave the community for care and YRMC wanted to prevent that with the new cancer center. The ... Read More »

Hospital Patients Concerned With Being “Under Observation”

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The number of hospital patients being termed "under observation" is rising dramatically, a trend that is catching many senior citizens off guard – and leaving them with hefty medical bills. Mary Jo George with AARP says for coverage of some services, Medicare requires a patient to be admitted, and being there with an observation status does not count.   A ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Meeting This Morning

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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 awarding of a bid for the development of the Northwest Somerton Drainage Improvement Project to DPE Construction. The bid is just over 1.3 million dollars. The Board will also approve to auction off items inside the ... Read More »

Man Robs Bank And Makes Getaway On City Bus

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Tempe police say they have caught a man who allegedly robbed a bank and made his getaway on a city bus.   Police Lieutenant Jeff Glover says the suspect arrived at the Bank of America branch at McClintock Drive and Southern Avenue around 12 noon Saturday. He demanded money from a teller and stuffed an unspecified amount of cash into ... Read More »

Cost Of Treating Valley Fever On The Rise

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The cost of treating patients with valley fever is on the rise. The Arizona Republic reports that a sampling of prices in the Phoenix area for the generic drug fluconazole shows the cost has surged in recent months. The drug is commonly prescribed to treat the airborne fungal disease, which can bring on fever, chest pain, coughing and other symptoms. ... Read More »

Person in Custody As Hour Long Standoff Ends

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One person is in custody following a nearly one hour standoff at a residence near O.C. Johnson Elementary School.  The unidentified male was threatening harm to himself, causing officials to lock down the grade school directly across the street on 12th Street.  No injuries were reported. Read More »

Yuma Police Department Arrest Shooting Suspect

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The Yuma Police Department says an arrest has been made in connection with a report of shots being fired last month. Police say 28-year-old Joel Valenzuela was arrested Wednesday in connection with the shooting on October 30th in the 1900 block of 47th Avenue. A verbal argument ensued after Valenzuela allegedly stopped the victim in his vehicle at a stop ... Read More »

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