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Sex Offender Relocation Notice

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 The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public of the relocation of a sex offender. 56 year old Eric Scott Knowler is now residing at 11665 South Renee Avenue, Apartment “B” in Yuma. Knowler is described as standing 6ft tall, weighing 200 lbs with dark blonde hair and green eyes. Knowler pled guilty in May 2009 to Attempted Sexual ... Read More »

Fire In Residential Neighborhood

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Shortly before midnight Wednesday, the Yuma Fire Department responded to a reported fire in the 1600 block of West 14th Street. Firefighters found light smoke coming from a townhouse at 1646 West 14th Street. Once inside, a bedroom was found fully engulfed in fire, and was quickly extinguished. The fire was contained to the room where it started, but the ... Read More »

Arizona’s Jobless Rate Falls For First Time Since Spring

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Finally some good news in Yuma County on the jobless rate. For the first time since early spring, the jobless rate fell. The rate for August is 32.6%. The Yuma Sun says July’s rate was adjusted to 33.2%, the highest rate in the country. The number originally reported was 34.5% in July. Reports indicate that a number of Yuma area ... Read More »

Man Arrested For Kidnapping Daughter In Court Today

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A man arrested earlier this week for allegedly kidnapping his daughter will return to Arizona to face charges. 47 year old Jeff Green of Yuma was arrested Wednesday in Utah after police found him with the five month old girl, Aleea Green. When officers responded to the mother's house Tuesday night, they found out Green had already taken the baby ... Read More »

Yuma Receives Grant Money To Hire Police Officers

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Yuma is one of several Arizona cities to receive grant money for the addition of police officers. Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Phoenix plans to hire 15 new police officers. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced Thursday that his city will dispatch some of the new officers to Phoenix schools as part of the School Resource ... Read More »

Former Tempe Mayor Withdraws From Governor’s Race


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Former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman says he is withdrawing from the 2014 governor's race and will instead run for state treasurer. Hallman made the announcement Thursday on his website. He entered the governor's race in January and was one of several candidates who filed to run on the Republican side.   Hallman says "after a great deal of consideration," he ... Read More »

Healthy Forests Bill Raise Concern Over Wildlife

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It might save the government some money – but it will not do anything to quell the controversy over logging in the national forests. That is what the Congressional Budget Office says about a plan to more than double timber harvest on public lands. Arizona co-sponsor Paul Gosar has said the bill, H-R 1526, is a way to get badly ... Read More »

Kidnapping Suspect In Custody

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A father accused of kidnapping his own daughter is now in police custody. The Yuma Police Department say 47-year-old Jeff Green took his five month old daughter Aleeha Green from her mother after an argument about custody issues Tuesday night. He has no custodial rights. On Wednesday the Utah Highway Patrol stopped the Yuma Firefighter and arrested him without incident. ... Read More »

Mayor A Hot Topic At City Council Meeting

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Mayor Alan Krieger was the hot topic at the Yuma City Council meeting Wednesday night. The office of Attorney General Tom Horne recently released a statement explaining why it dropped the investigation into Mayor Krieger — an investigation the city council unanimously approved in January 2012. But some citizens view it as a waste of time. Several spoke out at ... Read More »

Water Rates Increase

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The Arizona Corporation Commission has finally after months of back and forth discussions agreed to raise the base sewer rate for Far West Water and Sewer customers by 162%. The Yuma Sun is reporting that the current rate of $21.75 a month will rise to $39.05 and then six months later will see another increase, this time to $56.92 a ... Read More »

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