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Members Of Yuma City’s Media And Public Affairs Team Recognized During City Council Meeting

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Members of the Yuma City’s Media and Public Affairs team were recognized during Wednesday’s Yuma City Council meeting for having brought back awards from the annual conference of the Alliance for Community Media, Western States Region, which was held in San Jose, California on October 26th. The City 73 Ciudad 72 crew won two Western Access Video Excellence awards in ... Read More »

Trash Schedule Pushed Back A Day For Veterans Day

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The Yuma City Hall will be closed Monday for Veterans Day. Additionally, Friday, Yuma City Hall will be closed as part of its normal customer convenience schedule. Residential refuse collection for homes inside the Yuma city limits will change due to the holiday. City of Yuma residents who normally have their garbage picked up on Mondays will have collections on ... Read More »

Two Year Old Killed In Recycling Truck Accident

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Authorities say a 2 year old boy is dead after being run over by a recycling truck in Cave Creek, north of Phoenix. Rural Metro Fire officials say the fatal accident occurred late Wednesday afternoon in a rural area of 40th Street and Lone Mountain Road. Authorities say the truck apparently was backing up on a narrow dirt road when ... Read More »

Slaughterhouse Issued Temporary Injunction After Appeal From Humane Society

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Valley Meat Company in Roswell, New Mexico, cannot begin its horse slaughterhouse business, at least for now. A federal appeals court issued a temporary injunction after the Humane Society of the United States appealed an earlier ruling allowing horse slaughterhouses in Arizona's next-door neighbor and in Missouri. Animal rights groups claim the USDA did not adequately consider the environmental impact ... Read More »

Arizona Man Charged With Killing His Grandmother

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Arizona police say a man charged with killing his grandmother beat the woman with a shovel before slitting her throat because he was upset with her strict curfew rules and how much she charged him for rent. Jason Eric Howell is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, hindering prosecution and abandoning a body. The 40 year old does not ... Read More »

Trial Date Set For Man Accused Of Murdering Christal Figueroa

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A trial date has been set for a man accused of the alleged murder of 29-year-old Christal Figueroa. Jose Jimenez is expected to appear in court in April, 2014. The Yuma Sun is reporting the murder trial is expected to last about four weeks. The assault trial would follow in May, 2014. Figeuroa’s body was found in a citrus grove ... Read More »

Town Of Buckeye To Be Recognized As A City

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The town of Buckeye will become a city. With all nine precincts reporting from Tuesday's election, unofficial results show Buckeye voters decided by roughly a four-to-three margin to accept officials' recommendation to change the city's designation.   Mayor Jackie Meck says the change will help Buckeye promote itself as a location for business and industry as it competes with other ... Read More »

Unofficial City Council Election Results Released

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The unofficial results of the Yuma City Council election have been released. There are an estimated 815 ballots that remain to be counted. Gary Knight led all candidates with 52% of the vote. William Craft has 46%. Only 1% or 105 votes separate Gary Wright and incumbent Paul Johnson. Wright has 43% and Johnson has 42%. Jacob Miller received 37% ... Read More »

Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter A Finalist In Toyota’s Facebook Contest

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The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter is a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program and asks for votes in the Facebook-based contest. On Thursday, the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter will be one of five organizations highlighted for public voting on Facebook.com/Toyota. Visitors to the page receive two votes each day to select two separate winning ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents Make Marijuana Busts
 In Blythe And Maricopa County

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Agents from the Blythe Border Patrol Station arrested a Jamaican national smuggling 72 lbs of marijuana on I-10 on Monday. Agents working traffic check operations near Blythe conducted a vehicle stop on a Mazda6 on I10. Following an alert from a canine unit, agents discovered $36,000 worth of marijuana in the trunk of the car and arrested the driver, a ... Read More »

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