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Police seeking help to catch robbery suspect

On Monday morning just after 1:30 am; a man was caught on camera walking into a convenient store wearing a ski mask and a hooded sweater and brandishing a handgun. The suspect them confronted a female clerk pointed a gun at her and demanded money. The clerk did as she was instructed and the gunman left the store and fled on foot. Police are considering this suspect to be armed and dangerous and are seeking the publics help in apprehending him before he hurts someone. If you have information l... More>>

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Voting: In your hands

Exactly one week away from the Primaries; with hundreds of Early Ballots still out, are voters ready to hit the polls. Yuma County has taken steps to encourage voters to make the trek to their nearest polling sites and even have created what are being dubbed as Mega Voting Centers which can be used by any voter regardless of district. The centers promise to have more booths to make voters visits short. The two Mega Voting Centers will be at the Yuma Civic Center and at St. John E. Neumann Chu... More>>

Bilingual Survey: Should more Americans be bilingual

One thousand Americans were surveyed the question; should more Americans be bilingual. The survey was conducted by Rasmussen an independent public opinion data bank that uses random telephone calls to collect information. According to the latest survey 76% of Americans believe that it's at least somewhat important to speak a second language in order to get ahead in the modern world. 30% felt that it's very important, 23% don't consider a second language important and 5% felt it's not at all i... More>>

Possible drowning

On Sunday the Blythe Police Department received a call regarding a missing 10 year old boy in the vicinity of the Colorado river and the Interstate 10 bridge. The call came out shortly after two in the afternoon when his parents lost sight of him as he swam in the river. The Blythe Boat Patrol searched the river and even called inn CHP and Care Flight Helicopters for aerial support. The search went on until night fall and it was the called off. The child was not found; and is believed that he... More>>

Offender Notice: Lewis Thompson

Yuma County Sheriff's Office has issued a Sex Offender Notice for residence of Tacna. 28 year old Lewis Thompson has relocated to 39829 Colorado Avenue. In 2005 he was convicted of having sex with a minor and had to serve 36 months of probation. In 2005 his probation was revoked and he spent a year in jail; since then he was been arrested four times for failing to register as a sex offender. He's considered a level 3 Sex Offender which puts him at a high risk tore offendd. More>>

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  • Fight for 15 rallies for minimum wage hike

    Fight for 15 rallies for minimum wage hike

    Nearly two years into their fight for a $15 hourly wage, fast-food workers got a two-day dose of inspiration that organizers hope will push them toward bigger displays of civil disobedience. Hundreds of workers gathered at the first Fight for 15 convention in Villa Park over the weekend. They are part of a movement that has included strikes from New York, where the effort began, to Los Angeles, with Kansas City, Mo., Milwaukee, Detroit and Chicago in between, and arrests outside McDonald's Co...More >>
    Nearly two years into their fight for a $15 hourly wage, fast-food workers got a two-day dose of inspiration that organizers hope will push them toward bigger displays of civil disobedience. Hundreds of workers gathered at the first Fight for 15 convention in Villa Park over the weekend. They are part of a movement that has included strikes from New York, where the effort began, to Los Angeles, with Kansas City, Mo., Milwaukee, Detroit and Chicago in between, and arrests outside McDonald's Co...More >>
  • Facebook Recovering After Brief Outage

    Facebook Recovering After Brief Outage

    If you experienced issues logging ontoFacebooktoday, you're not alone. The site went down for most users around 12 p.m. ET on Friday. Users began to regain access to the site about 30 minutes later, according to various tweets.Mashablehas been able to access the site, although response time has been slower than usual. For the duration of the outage, visitors to Facebook.com were greeted with the following message: Facebook'sdeveloper webpagewent down with the site during the initial outage, b...More >>
    If you experienced issues logging ontoFacebooktoday, you're not alone. The site went down for most users around 12 p.m. ET on Friday. Users began to regain access to the site about 30 minutes later, according to various tweets.Mashablehas been able to access the site, although response time has been slower than usual. For the duration of the outage, visitors to Facebook.com were greeted with the following message: Facebook'sdeveloper webpagewent down with the site during the initial outage, b...More >>
  • Father time reared his head

    Father time reared his head

    As UCLA tallied the damage from rampant flooding triggered by the rupture of a 90-year-old city water line, Los Angeles city leaders on Wednesday were once again confronted with the consequences of deferred maintenance on the city's aging infrastructure. Officials have long known that hundreds of miles of city water lines have deteriorated and need replacement, with many past the century mark. But in recent years, L.A.'s elected leaders have been unwilling to hike water rates enough to fix th...More >>
    As UCLA tallied the damage from rampant flooding triggered by the rupture of a 90-year-old city water line, Los Angeles city leaders on Wednesday were once again confronted with the consequences of deferred maintenance on the city's aging infrastructure. Officials have long known that hundreds of miles of city water lines have deteriorated and need replacement, with many past the century mark. But in recent years, L.A.'s elected leaders have been unwilling to hike water rates enough to fix th...More >>
  • Got Solar? Utility looking to place solar panels on a home near you

    Got Solar? Utility looking to place solar panels on a home near you

    Arizona's top utility company is looking to place solar panels on 3,000 homes; at no cost to the homeownerArizona Public Service announced that they plan on placing these panels on residents homes and in turn for the usage of their roofs the utility company will give them a $30 discount on their monthly bill for the next 20 years. If approved by regulators APS will spend anywhere from 50 to 70 million in project costs. This new initiative will help the utility giant meets it's mandatory alter...More >>
    Arizona's top utility company is looking to place solar panels on 3,000 homes; at no cost to the homeownerArizona Public Service announced that they plan on placing these panels on residents homes and in turn for the usage of their roofs the utility company will give them a $30 discount on their monthly bill for the next 20 years. If approved by regulators APS will spend anywhere from 50 to 70 million in project costs. This new initiative will help the utility giant meets it's mandatory alter...More >>
  • Mercury rising

    Mercury rising

    Living in the southwest, warm temps are just part of life; but, lately as the mercury begins to rise it has proven to be too much for some. Emergency crews have been called out fordehydrations calls and area utilities have recorded larger than normal power uses. Some companies have opened their doors offering passer by’s a cool zone and even the Salvation Army has scoured the city looking for people in aide to help them get hydrated and get some shelter from the sun.More >>
    Living in the southwest, warm temps are just part of life; but, lately as the mercury begins to rise it has proven to be too much for some. Emergency crews have been called out fordehydrations calls and area utilities have recorded larger than normal power uses. Some companies have opened their doors offering passer by’s a cool zone and even the Salvation Army has scoured the city looking for people in aide to help them get hydrated and get some shelter from the sun.More >>
  • Latest polls show Ducey and Jones neck and neck for Republican slot

    Latest polls show Ducey and Jones neck and neck for Republican slot

    According to the latest poll from Veterans for a Strong America Arizona Treasurer Doug Ducey leads the pack at 23 percent, he's being followed closely by former Counsel for GoDaddy Christine Jones who received 21 percent of the poll. The poll listed 22 percent of participants as undecided. According to the same poll the biggest issues concerning the state were listed as healthcare and education. Another poll conducted in late June by Harper Polling showed Ducey as the favorite at 33 percent a...More >>
    According to the latest poll from Veterans for a Strong America Arizona Treasurer Doug Ducey leads the pack at 23 percent, he's being followed closely by former Counsel for GoDaddy Christine Jones who received 21 percent of the poll. The poll listed 22 percent of participants as undecided. According to the same poll the biggest issues concerning the state were listed as healthcare and education. Another poll conducted in late June by Harper Polling showed Ducey as the favorite at 33 percent a...More >>
  • F-35 cleared for lift off

    F-35 cleared for lift off

    After a brief grounding due to technical issues the military's top fighter jet has been cleared to fly the friendly skies over Yuma. Originally the fighter fleet was grounded after he Pentagon was alerted that one of the jets had a technical issue and prompted an immediate inspection of all F-35's. One fighter at MCAS Yuma was found to have an engine issues primarily with it's oil delivery system. MCAS Yuma is home to the first fully operation F-35 squadron and operated 16 fighter.More >>
    After a brief grounding due to technical issues the military's top fighter jet has been cleared to fly the friendly skies over Yuma. Originally the fighter fleet was grounded after he Pentagon was alerted that one of the jets had a technical issue and prompted an immediate inspection of all F-35's. One fighter at MCAS Yuma was found to have an engine issues primarily with it's oil delivery system. MCAS Yuma is home to the first fully operation F-35 squadron and operated 16 fighter.More >>
  • 12-Year-Old Girl Not Allowed To Play Flag Football, Tackles League Policy

    12-Year-Old Girl Not Allowed To Play Flag Football, Tackles League Policy

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    Navy officially names fleet ship after Yuma

    Navy officially names fleet ship after Yuma

    Pretty soon a ship will be traveling the world bearing Yuma's name.More >>
    Pretty soon a ship will be traveling the world bearing Yuma's name.More >>
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    Police offer advice for people in a robbery situation

    Police offer advice for people in a robbery situation

    YUMA, AZ (13 On Your Side) - Over the past month there have been a string of convenience store robberies around town. Most recently, one suspect - who police say - robbed three Circle Ks within 48 hours.More >>
    Over the past month there have been a string of convenience store robberies around town.More >>
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    Transit director responds to bus rider concerns

    Transit director responds to bus rider concerns

    YUMA, AZ (13 On Your Side) - Yesterday, 13 On Your Side spoke with 72-year-old Robert Perez, who uses public transportation and isn't happy with the service he's getting. He says, "you have to wait inMore >>
    Yesterday, 13 On Your Side spoke with 72-year-old Robert Perez, who uses public transportation and isn't happy with the service he's getting.More >>
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  • Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

    Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:50 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:50:19 GMT
    Ground teams planned to resume searching Thursday for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia, according to a Virginia State Police spokeswoman.More >>
    The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal...More >>
  • In Texas, big school finance questions remain

    In Texas, big school finance questions remain

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    Pumping an extra $3.4 billion into Texas public schools didn't convince a judge that the state is adequately funding classrooms. But how much more money it will take - and how those funds should be divvied up -...More >>
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