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Phoenix Woman Killed After Boyfriend Accidentally Shoots Her

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Phoenix police say an embrace turned deadly when a woman was fatally shot as her boyfriend removed a gun from his waistband. Police say the 18 year old man was hugging his 24 year old girlfriend on Tuesday when he went to remove the gun because she was uncomfortable hugging because of the gun.   The gun discharged, fatally wounding ... Read More »

Road To Grand Canyon Closed For Government Shutdown

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The state highway that runs through the Grand Canyon is closing this morning after visitors disregarded the park closure. Residents of Grand Canyon Village still can access State Route 64. The Grand Canyon was forced to turn away visitors after the federal government shut down. The highway had been open to through traffic, but visitors were pulling off the road ... Read More »

Goodwill Job Fair Today


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If you are seeking a job, the Goodwill Job Fair is the place you need to be at today. Over 90 employees and agencies will be on hand to meet people on the job market and to dispense information about their place of employment.   Director of Yuma Workforce Development at Goodwill, Marco Garcia, says this will be the largest ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meeting Tonight

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The Yuma City Council will meet tonight for their first regular meeting in October. There are several items the council will consider. One issue the council will discuss has to do with the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office request to use the city’s Public Safety Training Facility. Mayor Alan Kreiger says he would like to know what charges the county will ... Read More »

Cutting Social Security May Hurt Arizona’s Economy

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Cutting Social Security benefits would do more than just hurt recipients, according to a new report from AARP that says Arizona’s economy will also suffer. The study from the AARP Public Policy Institute calculates that every benefit dollar generates two dollars in spending by Arizona individuals and businesses – which adds nearly $30 billion a year to the state’s economy. ... Read More »

Car Thief In Court Today

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Norberto Aguilar “Sleepy” Ruelas is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, theft by extortion, and theft by means of transportation. Prosecutors say Ruelas broke into the victim's home on Eighth Street in Yuma Friday. Officials say he owed Ruelas a large sum of money for meth. When the alleged victim did not give him any cash, Ruelas threatened him with ... Read More »

Navajo Parks Not Affected By Government Shutdown

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Navajo Nation officials say the tribe's parks are not affected by the federal government shutdown. Navajo Nation Parks and Recreation Department Manager Martin Begaye says that "all Navajo Nation tribal parks are fully operating and open to the public." The Navajo tribal parks are open seven days a week. The parks include Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park, Lake Powell ... Read More »

Business Incubator Begins Construction Next Year


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The City of San Luis is currently working on an EDA funded Business Incubator to assist small, local, start up and expanding businesses focus in producing jobs for local residents through encouraging and supporting businesses. The 20,000 square foot building will have a flexible configuration. Currently, the awarded architectural firm is working on the design, which may adapt to the ... Read More »

Federal Insurance Marketplace Launched Yesterday

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Arizonans without employer-provided health insurance are finally able to shop for policies on a federally run website. The federal insurance marketplace launched Tuesday even with the shutdown of the federal government. The website lets individuals shop for different levels of insurance and see if they are eligible for subsidies to help pay some of the costs. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department Show Off New MRAP Vehicle 


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The Yuma Police Department will introduce their newly acquired Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Pro Armored vehicle Thursday.  The unveiling will take place at the Yuma Police Department parking lot. The vehicle is ready to enter police service and was acquired by the City of Yuma Police Department through the Ten-33 military program. The program allows approved law enforcement agencies to ... Read More »

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