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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 »

Yuma Citrus Company Sold To California Group


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A Yuma County citrus company has been sold to a California group.  The Yuma Sun reports that Associated Citrus Packers was recently sold to Limoneira Company, a 120-year-old international agribusiness headquartered in Santa Paula, California.  Limoneira acquired  Associated Citrus Packers for around $18.6 million.  ACP owned about 1300 acres of property in the Yuma area, comprised of approximately 950 acres ... Read More »

Bee Attacks Leave One Horse Dead

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Authorities say one horse is dead and one Arizona woman is recovering following a bee attack.   The Cochise County Sheriff's Office says the bees attacked the horse in Willcox on Sunday then turned their wrath on the woman when she tried to save the animal. Investigators- say the woman suffered more than 20 stings to the head. Police say ... Read More »

Amberly’s Place Holds Fundraiser

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A huge fundraiser is set for next month for Amberly’s Place.  The Paint the Town Purple 5K run is scheduled to take place on October 12th.  Trevor Umphrees with Amberly’s Place says this is somewhat different than their typical fund raisers.   You can register online at amberlysplace.com or in person at the Amberly’s Place Thrift Shop at 812 South ... Read More »

Helicopter Crash Just North Of Phoenix

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Authorities say two people may have been killed in a deadly helicopter crash north of Phoenix.   Yavapai County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn says that preliminary information shows that two people were on board at the time of the crash Saturday, but investigators are waiting on DNA and dental records before identifying them.   D'Evelyn says the crash site ... Read More »

Teen Birth Rates In Arizona Fall To Historic Lows

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Teen birth rates in Arizona and around the nation have dropped to historic lows, according to new CDC figures. In Arizona, today's teen birth rate is down nearly 40% since 2001, but is still among the highest in the nation.   The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy finds more teens are delaying sex, and more are using ... Read More »

Retrial For Convicted Killer

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Attorneys return to court to discuss the retrial of a woman released from death row after an appeals court threw out her conviction in the 1989 killing of her four year old son.   Debra Milke was released September 6th on a $250,000 bond.  She was convicted in 1990 for having two men take the little boy into the desert ... Read More »

Gosar Comments On Healthcare


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United States Congressman Paul Gosar issued a statement after the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution that funds everything in government at current spending levels except for Obamacare.  Quote- “Today, we stood up for the American people against the threats of President Obama’s administration.  The government will keep running, sequester savings are locked in and the nightmare known as ... Read More »

Arizona Western College To Hold Golden Celebration Today

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One of the big celebrations of the year for Arizona Western College is here. The Golden Scholarship Celebration is a part of AWC’s 50th Anniversary this year. The event begins today at 5:30pm and will be held in the 3C building on the AWC campus. The scholarship recipients will be honored and the persons who have helped those students reach ... Read More »

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