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Tenth Annual Yuma Star Contest Begins Tonight


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


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 »

Four People Dead In Plane Crash In The Bahamas; Arizona Couple On Board


News reports say a central Indiana pilot and an Arizona couple are among the four victims of a plane crash in the Bahamas. The Indianapolis Star reports 59-year-old Anthony Wishart of Fishers, Indiana was piloting the single-engine Cirrus S-R-22 that crashed Sunday in waters off Grand Bahama island. The crash also killed Glen and Leslie Steiner of Mesa. The Munster ... Read More »

High Speed Chase Begins In California, Ends In Arizona; One Arrested


The California Highway Patrol says one person was arrested after he failed to stop for police. Officials say 59 year old Tonoyan Gagik of Sun Valley was observed traveling east on Interstate-Eight in a commercial vehicle on Thursday night. Police say he was driving on an expired license tag. Police attempted to pull him over, but he refused to stop, ... Read More »

Bankrupt Companies Vs. Bankrupt Families


Working families trying to get out from under their debts do not get the help that corporations do from the bankruptcy laws, economists say. Some in Arizona who have gone broke recently have asked about the difference between their situation and that of bankrupt companies.   Teresa Ghilarducci with the New School of Social Research says the laws governing corporate ... Read More »

Yuma County Renews Contract With Humane Society


An agreement between Yuma County and the Humane Society of Yuma has been renewed. The Yuma Sun is reporting a $150,000 contract is now in effect through June 30th 2014. The contract was renewed last week.   The Humance Society of Yuma will provide kenneling services 24 hours a day and keep their facilities open from 9am to 5pm Tuesdays ... Read More »

DPSC Cracking Down On Distracted Drivers


The Arizona Department of Public Safety plans to crack down on drivers who are distracted while texting or otherwise using their cellphones despite a specific state law banning the practice, DPS spokesman Bart Graves says the enforcement effort will begin in January 2014 and be accompanied by an education campaign. Graves says the plan was being discussed before the death ... Read More »

Commission Formed To Prevent Combat Crime On Indian Reservations


A commission formed as part of a law to combat crime on American Indian reservations is set to release a report on public safety in Indian Country.   The Indian Law and Order Commission traveled around the country to hear from tribal leaders on criminal jurisdiction, courts, grant funding and other topics. What it came up with is a 324-page ... Read More »

Purple Heart Medal Returned To Family Of Deceased World War 2 Sailor


An Arizona man who spotted a Purple Heart medal in a heap of jewelry at a flea market is returning it to the recipient's Oklahoma hometown nearly 70 years after he was killed in World War 2. Matt Carlson says he knew he had to buy the medal when he saw it at a sale in Glendale in February. The ... Read More »

Man In Custody For Stabbing His Mother’s Boyfriend


A man is in custody for allegedly stabbing his mother's boyfriend in Casa Grande and then forcing his 6-year-old nephew to flee with him. Casa Grande police say 40-year-old Angelo Martinez is being held on suspicion of aggravated assault, kidnapping, child abuse and criminal damage. They say Martinez and his mother's boyfriend were involved in a confrontation earlier Sunday at ... Read More »

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