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Man Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Stabbing Deaths


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An Arizona man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the stabbing deaths of a teenager and her grandmother on the Fort Apache Indian reservation. Martyn Wallen pleaded guilty in July to two counts of second-degree murder. He was sentenced late last month to 20 years on one charge and 30 years on the other. A federal judge ... Read More »

Gas Prices Drop For Third Consecutive Week

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Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower for the third consecutive week. Officials with Triple-A Arizona says the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.28 a gallon. That is more than three-cents lower than last week. This week's national average is at $3.35 per gallon, down by nearly three-cents from the previous week. AAA analysts ... Read More »

States Allowed To Use Their Own Money To Reopen National Parks

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The Obama administration says it will allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown. Governors in at least four states – including Arizona – have asked for authority to reopen national parks within their borders because of the economic impacts caused by the park closures. Interior Secretary ... Read More »

KECY Wants To Charge For Channels With DirectTV

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If you are a Directv customer, you are missing three of your local channels. KECY which operates ABC 5, CW 6 and FOX 9 have been pulled by the television carrier due to a dispute over fees that KECY wants to charged DirecTV to carry their stations. The Yuma Sun is reporting that a temporary extension between Directv and the ... Read More »

Company Settles After Allegations Of Misleading Customers To Sign Up For Memberships

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A company will pay consumers in Arizona and 46 other states plus the District of Columbia more than $30 million to resolve allegations it misled people into signing up for discount club memberships. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced the settlement Thursday with Connecticut-based Affinion Group Incorporated and its subsidiaries, Trilegiant Corporation and Webloyalty.com Incorporated. It is not immediately clear ... Read More »

Gosar Votes In Favor Of Border Safety Security Act

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United States Congressman Paul Gosar voted Thursday in favor of the Border Safety and Security Act, legislation that funds the critical border security functions of the Department of Homeland Security. The bill passed by a vote of 249 to 175. After the vote, Representative Gosar issued the following statement – quote – "Today, I voted for the Border Safety and ... Read More »

Kidnapping Suspect Turns Himself In

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A man accused of the alleged kidnapping of his own daughter, is now in custody following a day of searching by area authorities. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says Raul Tejeda took his eleven month old daughter and traveled toward Mexico early Wednesday morning. As the mother of the daughter was on her way to report the kidnapping to authorities, ... Read More »

Two Injured In High Speed Accident Near San Luis

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Two people were injured in a high-speed accident near San Luis Tuesday. Authorities say they were called to the scene near the corner of Juan Sanchez Boulevard and Avenue “F”. Two drivers were found inside their vehicles, with one driver unresponsive. The names of the injured have not yet been released. Both were transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center for ... Read More »

Petition Drive To Get Documentary On Public Television Stations

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Petition drives are asking individual public television stations, including PBS Arizona, to air a documentary called "Citizen Koch". It is about money in politics and the two billionaires, Charles and David Koch, who support conservative causes. The film's co-director, Tia Lessin, feels that a film that does not get a national broadcast does not really get seen.   The filmmakers ... Read More »

Easton Corbin To Perform Saturday Night To Benefit Bridget’s Gift

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A hot country act is getting ready to perform on Saturday night. Easton Corbin is bringing his high-octane show to Yuma. The show is a benefit for Bridget’s Gift, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping cure and eradicate cancer.   Tickets are still on sale, but seating is limited. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the ticket booth ... Read More »

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