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Prostate Checks Being Held At Yuma Main Library


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An important medical checkup will be available today. The Prostate On-Site Project will be at the Yuma Main Library to help check adult males for and the early detection of the second leading diagnosed cancer in Arizona. Marla Zimmerman of the Prostate On-Site Project relays the importance of getting an annual checkup for this disease. The on site project will ... Read More »

11 Year Old Boy In Bicycle Accident

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An 11 year old boy was injured on Monday after he was hit while riding his bicycle. The accident occurred in Somerton near Jacobs Street and Somerton Avenue. The Yuma Sun says the injures are not life threatening. The bicycle handlebars came into contact with a nearby trash can, causing the boy to veer into the path of the Somerton ... Read More »

Average Price Of Gas Drops


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The average price of regular gasoline in the U.S. has dropped six cents in the last two weeks, according to the Lundberg survey. A gallon of regular gas now costs $3.52 on average. In Arizona, Gas Buddy reports the average price has dropped from $3.70 to $3.35. San Francisco has the highest price at $4.01 per gallon. Charleston, South Carolina, ... Read More »

Alleged Kidnapper Released


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A Yuma firefighter arrested last week after he allegedly kidnapped his baby daughter posted bond in Utah. Officials say 47 year old Jeff Green posted ten percent of his $100,000 bail and was released Monday. Green allegedly took his five month old daughter Aleeha Green from her mother. Amber Alerts were issued in surrounding states. He was arrested just north ... Read More »

Sign Ups For Affordable Care Act Begin Next Week


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The sign-up period for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, starts next week. The Arizona branch of Organizing for Action has kicked off a campaign to encourage enrollment and counter what they say is misinformation being spread about the health-care program. Emergency medicine specialist Doctor Nicholas Vasquez told a Phoenix event that Obamacare’s goal of insuring everyone is vital to ... Read More »

Yuma Private Industry Council And Goodwill To Hold Job Fair


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A job fair is coming next week. The Yuma Private Industry Council is teaming up with Goodwill and several other agencies to try to help put people to work. Patrick Goetz of the Yuma Private Industry Council says there are workshops scheduled before the job fair. The Job fair will be held on October 2nd. For more information, you can ... Read More »

Arizona Legislature Wants To Block Use Of Congressional District Maps


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The Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature wants a federal court to immediately block use of congressional district maps created by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The Legislature – led by Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin – sued in June 2012. Their lawyers asked for a preliminary injunction in a filing Friday. They argue the U.S. Constitution gives state ... Read More »

Yavapai County Propose Border Zone Expansion

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Some local government officials in Yavapai County pan a proposal to expand the zone in Arizona where visitors from Mexico can visit for shopping or other purposes for up to 30 days. Prescott area officials expressed opposition during a meeting of the Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization. Maricopa Association of Governments Executive Director Dennis Smith told the Yavapai County group ... Read More »

Bomb Threat Hoax Backfires

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Two persons trying to delay a hearing in Juvenile Court are going to end up having their own hearing after they allegedly phoned in a bomb threat to the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center. Police say the threat was phoned in Friday morning alledgely by 33 year old Jose Zermeno and his wife, 29 year old Rosalinda Chavez. After the ... Read More »

Police Officer In Court For Sex Offenses


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A Yuma Police Officer was in court Saturday – on the other side of the law.  25-year-old Ron Anton Ciancimino) was arrested last week along with 27-year-old Joshua Jonathan Alpizar for alleged sexual offenses involving a 16-year-old female. The allegations for each included luring a minor for sexual exploitation and sexual exploitation of a minor. The judge set Ciancimino's bail ... Read More »

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