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Border Patrol Agents Arrest Drug Smuggler

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Blythe Station arrested a smuggler Wednesday transporting over $76,000 worth of marijuana. Agents working traffic-check operations near Blythe stopped a Ford Taurus on I-10. A canine alert led to the discovery of 153 lbs of marijuana hidden in the vehicle. The man and narcotics were turned over to theRiverside County Sheriff’s Office. Read More »

Former San Luis Police Lieutenant Pleads Guilty In Court

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Former San Luis Police lieutenant Gerardo Torres pled guilty to one misdemeanor count of harassment in Yuma Superior Court Wednesday after a woman accused him of stalking her over an eight month period in 2011. Our television partner KYMATV adds in return for a guilty plea, five other charges of kidnapping and stalking were dismissed. Torres could be sentenced to ... Read More »

Gas Prices Lower For Eighth Consecutive Week

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Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower for the eighth consecutive week. Officials with AAA Arizona say that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.14 a gallon. That is almost a nickel lower than last week. This week's national average is at $3.19 per gallon, down by nearly three-cents from the previous week.   ... Read More »

Endangered Squirrels Making A Comeback

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Arizona wildlife managers say an annual survey shows the population of endangered Mount Graham red squirrels has risen dramatically. The count found about 272 squirrels this year in southeastern Arizona. That is up 59 animals from 2012, the lowest ever recorded. The count is made by surveying areas where squirrels hide their food. Wildlife managers say the species' recent population ... Read More »

Free Workshop On Mortgage Relief To Be Held Today

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The City of Yuma encourages residents needing assistance with their home payments to attend a free workshop Tuesday. The “Help You Can Trust” event will be held from 10am-to-7pm at the Martin Luther King Junior Neighborhood Center at 300 South 13th Avenue. Hosted by the Arizona Attorney General’s office and Housing America Corporation, the event offers information regarding new and expanded ... Read More »

Homicide Suspect Appears In Court

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A man who was involved in an alleged homicide attempt last week appeared in court on Wednesday. 47-year-old Robert Wade Moore is charged with premeditated first degree murder in the shooting of Jose Orjel. Officials say Moore shot Orjel over an unpaid $500 dollar debt. Moore shot Orjel several times after Orjel came outside his residence. He died two days ... Read More »

City Of Yuma Sign Survey

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The City of Yuma invites residents to complete a fast, four-question survey designed to collect their general thoughts prior to a planned update of the City’s ordinance regulating the use of signs. The informal survey asks City residents to rate their level of support for the use of “feather banners,” which also go under several names such as vertical banners. ... Read More »

Arizona Senate And Congressional Delegation Ask For Refund Of State Money Used To During Government Shutdown

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Arizona's senate and congressional delegation are calling for a full refund of money the state sent to reopen the Grand Canyon during the partial government shutdown last month. The state paid the National Park Service $651,000 to keep the popular tourist destination open for a week. Federal lawmakers reached an agreement on the budget before those seven days were up. ... Read More »

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