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Report On Arizona Child Deaths

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A new report shows child deaths increased in Arizona last year after seven years of declines. The annual report from the Arizona Department of Health Services was released Wednesday and showed 854 children under age 18 died in the state, a two-percent increase from 2011. Of non-natural deaths, those from firearms increased most dramatically, going from 23 in 2011 to ... Read More »

Arizona Western College Renames Student Health Services Center To Health And Wellness Center

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Arizona Western College’s Student Health Services, located in Cottage one on the main campus, has a new name – Student Health and Wellness Center. This new title reflects AWC’s commitment to offer medical and behavioral services that help students achieve academic success.   The Student Health and Wellness Center assists students with issues related to behavior such as stress, feeling ... Read More »

Former Border Patrol Agents Face Two Years In Prison

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Two former agents will now spend two years in prison for a crime committed five years ago in the Tucson area. In 2008, 25-year old Dario Castillo from Yuma and 31-year old Ramon Zuniga from San Luis tracked four people carrying marijuana. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Zuniga shoved a bag of marijuana into a suspected drug smuggler's mouth ... Read More »

Search And Rescue Team Electrocuted After Moving Equipment Near Powerlines

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one person is in stable condition after he suffered a possible electrocution. Police say the incident occurred early Tuesday morning at a radio communication antenna on top of Telegraph Pass, east of Yuma. As members of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team were setting up the antenna, they discovered that power ... Read More »

High School Students Burned After Science Experiment Goes Bad

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Three students at an Avondale high school are hospitalized after being burned in a science experiment that went awry. Tolleson Union School District officials say three teenage girls were attending an after-school science class at La Joya Community High School when the accident occurred Tuesday afternoon. Two of the three are seniors and the other student is a sophomore. Their ... Read More »

Arizona Western College To Play New Mexico Military Institute In El Toro Bowl

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The Arizona Western College Matador’s football team will participate in the Fisher Automotive El Toro Bowl on December 7th and battle New Mexico Military Institute. The decision was announced at a press conference on Tuesday. The committee says that New Mexico Institute asked to participate and AWC was allowed following the granting of a waiver in which the NJCAA allowed ... Read More »

Wearable Phones And Computers Raise Concern For Health Risks

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Wearable phones and computers are on loads of shopping lists as the holiday season approaches, but scientists are warning that research indicates they present likely health risks – especially from cell phone radiation. A researcher at New York’s Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center, Doctor David Gultekin, showed that cell phone radiation creates hot spots in human brains – a troublesome finding. ... Read More »

Tenth Annual Yuma Star Contest Begins Tonight

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The first round of the Tenth Annual Yuma Star contest is tonight, brought to you by Star 100.9 and El Dorado Broadcasters. 17 performers are expected for the first round. Then online voting will begin by the end of the week. Tickets are on sale until 12noon today at Fretworks Music Center and the “Z” Fun Factory. Tickets will be ... Read More »

Human Remains Found Near Arizona-Utah Border

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Authorities say human remains have been found southeast of Colorado City near the Arizona-Utah border.   Mohave County Sheriff's deputies say the remains were discovered Monday afternoon by children walking and playing in a desert area about a mile off Highway-389. Officials say the remains have been in the desert for a long time. The remains have been taken to ... Read More »

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