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Former Go-Daddy Executive Regrets Past DUI Conviction

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A former Go-Daddy executive campaigning to be Arizona's next governor is calling a past drunk-driving conviction a mistake that she still regrets. Christine Jones was found guilty of driving under the influence in 2006.   The 45-year-old Jones says she learned a lesson from the DUI and has never had another incident since. According to court records, Jones was convicted ... Read More »

Second Death Row Execution In Two Weeks

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Arizona has executed its second death-row inmate in two weeks. Robert Glen Jones Junior was given a lethal dose of pentobarbital Wednesday morning at the state prison in Florence. The 43-year-old Jones was convicted in the shooting deaths of six people during two armed robberies in Tucson weeks apart in 1996.   He and a co-defendant were accused of killing ... Read More »

Border Patrol Seizes $4 Million Worth Of Marijuana During Government Shutdown

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Federal authorities say they seized nearly $4 million worth of marijuana in southern Arizona during the federal government shutdown.   Tucson Sector Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents working during the 16 day partial shutdown confiscated more than 7,000 pounds of marijuana, ten vehicles and illegal contraband. Among the incidents were two separate marijuana seizures of 1800 pounds each. Read More »

Nonprofit Raises Awareness On Online Safety


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As the age of children with technology trends to younger and younger, it is said that privacy, bullying protection and online safety should be taught along with the ABCs and 123s. Ben Halpert is the founder of the nonprofit SavvyCyberKids.org. He says most safety education is focused on elementary to high school students, but it needs to start sooner because ... Read More »

Mogollon Rim To Perform This Weekend


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An Arizona musical group is slated to perform this weekend. Mogollon Rim will perform in an outdoor concert at the Quartermaster’s Depot Saturday night.   Gates open at 6pm and the concert starts at 7pm. Tickets are on sale at the Visitor Information Center, 201 North Fourth Avenue in Yuma or at the door. For more info visit their website ... Read More »

City Of Wellton Gets Interim Police Chief

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After several months, the city of Wellton has an interim police chief. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Cannon Ball was appointed recently. This is in light of some controversies that have embroiled the town of Wellton. A recall effort is underway for Mayor James Meermer. The recall effort is led by Matt Brooks, who was the Wellton Police Department ... Read More »

Kansas And Arizona Ask Courts To Modify Voter Registration Forms To Enforce Proof Of Citizenship Laws

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Kansas and Arizona are asking a court to force a federal agency to quickly modify voter registration forms so the states can fully enforce proof of citizenship laws for all new voters. The two states filed a request Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas for a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit they filed against the federal Election Assistance Commission ... Read More »

Time Warner Cable Moves Some Analog Channels Into Digital Lineup


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The City of Yuma’s government cable television channels may be in a different place for some Time Warner Cable customers. Time Warner has moved a number of analog channels into their digital lineup. All Public, Education and Government channels fall into this category, including the City’s channels, 72 and 73. The effect of this change means that channel 73 may ... Read More »

Eight, Arizona PBS Presented With Emmy Awards

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Judges in the 36th annual Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards presented Eight, Arizona PBS with four prestigious gold Emmy statuettes at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Emmy Gala for its excellence in television programming. The Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of NATAS honors the best television professionals from all disciplines of the industry, serving as the common meeting ground for individuals dedicated to advancing ... Read More »

AWC Hosting Majors Fair

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Representatives from Arizona Western College’s academic and technical programs will be providing information on the college’s many majors at the AWC Majors Fair to be held on Wednesday, November 6th from 9am to 1pm in the Schoening Conference Center on campus. AWC student services departments will be on hand to talk about admissions and registration, financial aid, career and advisement ... Read More »

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