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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>>

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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>>

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>>

Father beats accused child abuser, Daytona police say

Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his son. Authorities say the father called 911 early Friday after he walked in on the alleged abuse.Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bleeding from the mouth. Police said the father -- who was not identified -- told investigators he walked in as Frolander was abusing the boy. Police did not release the boy's age, but Frolander is charge... More>>

Coming soon...Wal-Mart

On Wednesday the Yuma City Council voted to change the zoning designation on the proposed land acquired by Wal-Mart. The property located near the intersection of Avenue B and 8th Street was the home of a mobile home park as zones for residential use; the new designation changes that to mixed which will allow the new store to move in to the property. The new store will be the fifth Wal-Mart for Yuma County. More>>

Border wars: Drop in apprehensions

In Border Wars news the Yuma Sector has become the proverbial diamond in the rough when it comes to border security. According to the latest numbers from the Department of Homeland Security Yuma Sector has reported a record drop in apprehensions compared to apprehensions a decade ago. According to the latest stats apprehensions dropped 96 percent since 2005. Back then the Yuma Sector apprehended 138,438 people; during fiscal year 2013 they apprehended just 6,105. Many factors can be taken int... More>>

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Returned to Regular Army Duty

The Army has given Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a desk job, ending the formal phase of his transition from Taliban prisoner to not-quite-ordinary soldier, and setting the stage for Army investigators to question the Idaho native about his disappearance that led to five years in captivity. In a brief statement Monday, the Army said Bergdahl has been assigned to U.S. Army North at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas. Bergdahl has been decompressing and recuperating from the effects of captiv... More>>

Out with the old...

It has been a staple in the Yuma community since the early 70's and the place to meet for the young and old alike. The Southgate Mall now sits on broken asphalt and bares the scares of more than 40 years; decades being passed from owner to owner and now it's set to be torn down to make way for a new more improved shopping center. Today the building has been stripped from within to make way for demolition equipment to tear down the center portion of the mall. Stores like Sear, Burlington and t... More>>

McCain, Flake propose fix to immigration crisis

Arizona's U.S. Sen's. John McCain and Jeff Flake will lay out legislation Friday they said they hope will clear up the child immigrant crisis on the U.S. border with Mexico. The two Republican senators are expected to unveil their proposal at 10 a.m. Friday and one of the biggest changes they propose is to change the 2008 law under former President George W. Bush that requires immigrants from Central and South American countries to see an immigrant judge before being deported. The numbers of ... More>>

Report: Fan Who Slept During Red Sox-Yankees Game Now Suing ESPN, MLB For Mockery

The ESPN Sunday Night Baseball crew of play-by-play man Dan Shulman and color commentator John Kruk are not afraid to engage in some good-natured ribbing. This was most evident recently during a long Red Sox-Yankees broadcast, in which Shulman consistently made cracks about Kruk’s lack of healthy eating. Kruk responded by talking about his own lack of intelligence. And then he ate a steak. So clearly, the broadcast partners like to have a little fun, and they’re not afraid to take it if it co... More>>

Toddler tragedy: Georgia child's hot SUV death ruled a homicide

ATLANTA- The mother of a toddler who died locked inside a sweltering SUV said that like her husband, she did online research on how long it would take a child to die in a hot car because she feared it would happen, according to a search warrant released Sunday. Leanna Harris hasn't been charged in the death of her son, 22-month-old Cooper, and police have not called her a suspect. But the search warrant said the woman went onto the Internet before the boy's death to search for information abo... More>>

Video Shows Officer Forcing Professor To Ground After Being Stopped For Jaywalking

An Arizona State University English professor is claiming self-defense against a campus police officer who slammed her to the front of a police car last month. Dr. Ersula Ore was walkingnear campus when she was stopped by an officer while crossing College Avenue near Fifth Street. http://www.youtube.com/embed/HWQ8pb2-2d8?version=3amp;amp;rel=1amp;amp;fs=1amp;amp;showsearch=0amp;amp;showinfo=1amp;amp;iv_load_policy=1amp;amp;wmode=transparentlt;/agt;" frameborder="0" style="outline: 0px; max-w... More>>

World Cup 2014: What to watch for in the U.S. vs. Belgium

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RIO DE JANEIRO (CBS/AP) -- The United States takes on Belgium for a place in the World Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday, a few hours after the day's action gets under way with Lionel Messi's Argentina playing Switzerland. The U.S. has already done well to emerge from a tough group into the knockout round, behind Germany but ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal, and should be a match for a talented Belgian lineup. More>>

300 more U.S. troops headed to Iraq

U.S. soldiers attached to the Golden Lions forces patrol a street in the city of Kirkuk, (155 miles) north of Baghdad July 20, 2011. U.S. soldiers attached to the Golden Lions forces patrol a street in the city of Kirkuk, (155 miles) north of Baghdad July 20, 2011.

WASHINGTON (CBS) - The U.S. is sending another 300 troops to Iraq to beef up security at the U.S. Embassy and elsewhere in the Baghdad area to protect U.S. citizens and property, officials said Monday. The new injection of manpower brings the total number of U.S. personnel sent to Iraq to deal with the recent crisis to approximately 800. More>>

Migrants to be flown to Yuma and bussed to El Centro

(KSWT-TV 13OYS) -- A Border Patrol spokesperson told 13 On Your Side about 140 migrant adults and children will start arriving in El Centro on Wednesday. The migrants will first be flown to Yuma and then bussed to El Centro where they will be processed at the border patrol station.  More>>

Blaming Congress, Obama readies unilateral action on immigration

President Obama announced he will take executive action to improve immigration system in absence of any legislation from Congress. President Obama announced he will take executive action to improve immigration system in absence of any legislation from Congress.

(CBS) -- After waiting more than a year for the House to take up an immigration overhaul passed by the Senate, President Obama is moving ahead with a series of executive-level actions he says will improve the system in the absence of any legislation from Congress.The move was spurred by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, telling the president the House had no plans to vote on any immigration legislation this year, a White House official said. More>>

Border Patrol plans to transport hundreds of migrants to El Centro

(AP) -- The Border Patrol is rescheduling flights to bring Central American migrants from south Texas to California for processing. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday that the agency plans to transport adults and children from the Rio Grande Valley to Laredo and El Paso in Texas, and San Diego and El Centro in Southern California. More>>

New Jersey mother beaten after altercation with McDonald's employee

Workplace gossip may have led to the brutal beating of a mother in front of her two-year-old son outside a McDonald's restaurant in Salem City, New Jersey where the two women had worked together. The assault was videotaped by a number of onlookers, but no one called 911 or stepped in to help. "I think it's messed up no one came to my rescue," said 27-year-old Catherine Ferreira, who has a broken nose, two black eyes and a concussion. Ferreria admits she was talking about her attacker's dating... More>>

Mexican chopper crosses into U.S. and fires shots at border agents

Border Patrol agents parked near the border in Arizona desert Border Patrol agents parked near the border in Arizona desert

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Mexican law enforcement has fired two shots into the Arizona desert after crossing into the U.S. border. A Mexican law enforcement helicopter crossed about 100 yards north into the Arizona desert on Thursday morning, according to a statement by the U.S. Border Patrol. More>>

Customs bust man trying to smuggle $410,000 in to Mexico

Customs busts man trying to smuggle $410,000 in unreported cash. The man tried crossing through the Calexico port of entry. Customs busts man trying to smuggle $410,000 in unreported cash. The man tried crossing through the Calexico port of entry.

(KSWT-TV 13OYS) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Calexico downtown port of entry Wednesday arrested a man after discovering more than $410,000 in unreported U.S. currency, hidden in the doors of the vehicle he was driving.  More>>

USA vs. Germany: Americans advance to knockout round despite loss

USA loses to Germany 1-0, but still advances to the knock round of 16 USA loses to Germany 1-0, but still advances to the knock round of 16

RECIFE, Brazil (CBS/AP) -- Team USA lost to three-time champion Germany 1-0 Thursday but still earned a spot in the World Cup's knockout round.Germany's Thomas Mueller scored the match's only goal in the 55th minute, burying a shot in the far post after securing a rebound of a Tim Howard save. Team USA still advanced to the round of 16.  More>>

DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson says immigrant children have adequate care

United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson toured border patrol facility where hundreds of immigrant children are being detained in Nogales, Arizona United States Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson toured border patrol facility where hundreds of immigrant children are being detained in Nogales, Arizona

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has made his first visit to the Arizona facility holding hundreds of mostly Central American children caught crossing the border illegally and says he will continue to discourage parents from sending their kids to the U.S.  More>>

Kids duct taped to beds at day care center

A Fort Worth-area day care center was under investigation for enforcing nap time by allegedly duct taping children to mats, officials said on Friday. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services launched an investigation of Heart2Heart Montessori Academy in Willow Park after photographs began circulating among parents showing a child wrapped in a blanket and bound to a nap mat by duct tape. Television station KXAS-Channel 5 aired one of the photos and an interview with a mother who ... More>>

No short-term fixes for flood of unaccompanied child immigrants

Detainees are escorted to an area to make phone calls as hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed at a U.S. Border Patrol facility Detainees are escorted to an area to make phone calls as hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed at a U.S. Border Patrol facility

(CBS NEWS) -- As unaccompanied child immigrants from Mexico and Central American continue streaming across the southern border, the U.S. faces a shortage of quick fixes to solve the crisis.  More>>

KFC hoax? Questions surround claim scarred girl was asked to leave eatery

KFC investigating whether a girl who lost an eye and suffered other serious facial injuries was asked to leave eatery KFC investigating whether a girl who lost an eye and suffered other serious facial injuries was asked to leave eatery

(CBS/AP) -- Fried chicken chain KFC said a franchised restaurant in Mississippi has hired an investigator to look into claims that an employee asked a 3-year-old girl and family members to leave because injuries she suffered in a pit bull mauling disturbed customers. Meanwhile, a local newspaper, citing unnamed sources, reported that the family made up the whole story. More>>

Brewer urges media to press feds on immigration

The way Gov.Jan Brewersees it, the media should be doing more to press the Obama administration for answers about the flood of immigrants across the border. The governor, speaking with reporters last week at the end of the regular meeting of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, sidestepped questions about what she thinks should be done with the families and children apprehended by the Border Patrol and already in detention facilities. “It’s a hypothetical question because I don’t get to have a deci... More>>

Traffic stop leads to $1 million marijuana bust in Imperial County

A traffic stop in Imperial County leads CHP officers to a marijuana load worth $1 million A traffic stop in Imperial County leads CHP officers to a marijuana load worth $1 million

(KSWT-TV 13OYS) -- The California Highway Patrol said a traffic stop Monday led to the seizure of $1 million worth of marijuana.The CHP officer pulled over a white Chevrolet passenger van traveling down State Route 86, south of Keystone Road in Imperial County, for a vehicle code violation. The officer immediately detected signs the vehicle was loaded with drugs.A CHP K-9 was called to the scene and alerted officers to 2,000 pounds of marijuana hidden inside the van. The marijuana has a stree... More>>

World Cup 2014: The scenarios for the U.S. advancing to the knockout stage

U.S. men's soccer player Clint Dempsey scores a goal in the 81st minute to take a 2-1 lead versus Portugal U.S. men's soccer player Clint Dempsey scores a goal in the 81st minute to take a 2-1 lead versus Portugal

(CBS/AP) -- The U.S. men's soccer team tied Portugal after Cristiano Ronaldo set up Varela for a late equalizer on a hot and humid night in the jungle Sunday in the teams' opening round match up at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Had the American team held on for just 30 seconds longer, they would have been guaranteed a spot in the next round before they even played their next and final group-stage match against the number 2 team in the world, Germany.  More>>

White House rolls out plan to deal with influx of immigrant children

Hundreds of immigrant children mostly from Central America are being detained at the U.S. Customs & Border Protection facility in Nogales, Arizona Hundreds of immigrant children mostly from Central America are being detained at the U.S. Customs & Border Protection facility in Nogales, Arizona

(CBS NEWS) -- The Obama administration on Friday rolled out a plan to address the surge of unaccompanied minors attempting to cross the border into the U.S., committing to more resources to detain people who cross the border illegally, as well as more lawyers and asylum specialist to handle immigration court hearings. More>>

Border agents find $427,000 worth of marijuana in truck stuck in Colorado River

BP agents seize $427,000 worth of marijuana in truck stuck in Colorado River BP agents seize $427,000 worth of marijuana in truck stuck in Colorado River

YUMA (KSWT-TV 13OYS) -- Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents patrolling near the Colorado River found $427,000 worth of marijuana inside of a pick-up truck abandoned by drug smugglers. Agents came across several smugglers who were trying to free the vehicle from being stuck in the Colorado River.  More>>

Convicted Sex Offender Notice in Yuma

David Cramp was convicted in 1992 for raping a female victim David Cramp was convicted in 1992 for raping a female victim

YUMA (KSWT-TV 13OYS) -- The Yuma Police Department wants to notify residents that convicted sex offender David Cramp, 40, is now living at 1751 W. Camino Kino in Yuma.Cramp was convicted in 1992 for raping a female victim in Butte County, California. Cramp knew his victim. Cramp is described as 6 feet tall, weighs about 220 pounds, and has brown hair and hazel eyes.He has previously failed to register as a sex offender. Police are distributing fliers throughout the neighborhood to notify resi... More>>

Rogers Student Suspended Over Tweet Sues School

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)— A Rogers High School student who was suspended over a sexually charged tweet about a teacher is now suing the principal, the school district, the superintendent, the Rogers police chief and others. According to the lawsuit filed on Tuesday, 18-year-old Reid Sagehorn is seeking monetary damages and changes to the policies and procedures of Rogers High School, “so that the same does not happen to his siblings or any other student.” Sagehorn claims he suffered injury and dama... More>>

Brewer: State should consider civil rights law for gays

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said it may be time to consider extending the state’s civil rights laws to gays. “I do not believe in discrimination,” the governor told Capitol Media Services Tuesday. “We are in the United States of America and we have great privilege that is afforded to everyone.” But the governor conceded that while existing state laws bar discrimination based on race, religion or gender, those do not extend to sexual orientation. Brewer said it may be worth exploring whether the... More>>

KFC investigating claims of a child being asked to leave due to appearance

JACKSON, Miss.- KFC Corp. says it's investigating allegations that a restaurant employee in Jackson asked a 3-year-old girl to leave because her facial injuries disturbed other patrons. The company is also giving $30,000 toward Victoria Wilcher's medical bills, a spokesman said Sunday. The allegation about KFC was made Thursday on"Victoria's Victories," a Facebook page following Victoria Wilcher's recovery from a pit bull attack in April. The administrator posted a photo showing Victoria smil... More>>

CBP Officers in Calexico discover $676,000 worth of cocaine hidden in truck dashboard

CBP Officers discover twenty packages of cocaine hidden inside truck dashboard CBP Officers discover twenty packages of cocaine hidden inside truck dashboard

(KSWT-TV 13 ON Your Side) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Calexico used x-ray equipment to discover twenty wrapped packages of cocaine hidden inside the dashboard of a pick-up truck. The cocaine had an estimated street value of $676,000 and had a total weight of 52 pounds. More>>

Tony Gwynn, MLB Hall of Famer and Padres icon, dies at 54

Tony Gwynn, Hall of Famer and Padres icon, has died of cancer at 54 Tony Gwynn, Hall of Famer and Padres icon, has died of cancer at 54

SAN DIEGO (CBS/AP) -- Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54, Major League Baseball and the Padres announced Monday. Gwynn's sweet left-handed swing made him one of San Diego's best-loved athletes. He was nicknamed "Mr. Padre" during his 20-year major league career. More>>

As World Cup Popularity Grows, So Does U.S. Interest In Soccer

Casual sports fans likely associate Thursday’s start of theWorld Cupas the entirety of soccer in the United States, but in fact viewer and advertiser interest in the overall game has increased in recent years. Since the broadcast of the last World Cup in 2010, the number of people over 18 who have attended a major soccer match has nearly doubled, according toNielsen, rising 8%. Over that same period, the number of Americans who have watched, attended or listened to a major soccer match has in... More>>

Yuma Police warning residents about convicted rapist

Jahmmal Brumfield, convicted for raping a 14-year old girl Jahmmal Brumfield, convicted for raping a 14-year old girl

YUMA (KSWT-TV 13OYS) -- The Yuma Police Department wants to notify residents about Jahmmal Brumfield. The 34-year old was convicted for raping a 14-year old girl in 1998. Brumfield is now living at 137 N 13th Ave in Yuma. Police are distributing fliers to notify residents Brumfield is now living in their neighborhood.  More>>

O.J. Simpson murder case; 20 years later

When the jury found former Hall of Fame football player O.J. Simpson not guilty of murder on Oct. 3, 1995, a case that had drawn unprecedented national media attention and captivated the country for over a year finally came to a close. And yet, 20 years later, we're still intrigued. Why? On the night of June 12, 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson was found murdered outside her Los Angeles home along with Ronald Goldman. Officials said O.J. Simpson's ex-wife and her friend were each stabbed multiple t... More>>

Convicted Rapist has new address in Yuma

Christopher Allyn, convicted for raping a 16-year old in 1990 Christopher Allyn, convicted for raping a 16-year old in 1990

YUMA (KSWT-TV 13OYS) -- The Yuma County Sheriff's Office would like to notify residents that Christopher Allyn, 41, is now living at 13213 E. 43rd Drive in Yuma. Allyn was convicted in 1990 for raping a 16-year old girl in the State of Washington. Allyn knew his victim.  More>>

AG Tom Horne to Feds: Stop transporting illegal immigrants to Arizona

Arizona Attorney Tom Horne sends cease & desist letter to DHS to stop transporting illegal immigrants to Arizona Arizona Attorney Tom Horne sends cease & desist letter to DHS to stop transporting illegal immigrants to Arizona

PHOENIX (KSWT-TV 13OYS) -- Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has filed a cease and desist letter demanding that the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stop transporting adult immigrants and their children from Texas to Arizona. The DHS began transporting hundreds of undocumented immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala over Memorial Day weekend and then releasing them at Greyhound bus stations in Tucson and Phoenix.   More>>

Iraq starts fighting back against militants

A man holds up an Iraqi army jacket near burnt vehicles belonging to Iraqi security forces at a checkpoint in east Mosul, a day after radical Sunni Muslim insurgents seized control of the city, June 11, 2014. REUTERS A man holds up an Iraqi army jacket near burnt vehicles belonging to Iraqi security forces at a checkpoint in east Mosul, a day after radical Sunni Muslim insurgents seized control of the city, June 11, 2014. REUTERS

BAGHDAD (CBS/AP) -- An al Qaeda splinter group has vowed to march on to Baghdad after seizing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq, as the nation's military claimed to have launched its first airstrikes against the militants in one of the locations.CBS News correspondent Holly Williams reports from the city of Irbil that Iraq's government said it is carrying out military airstrikes against militant strongholds.  More>>

Furor over Facebook pic of college grad breastfeeding during ceremony

College grad breastfeeding infant sparking controversy College grad breastfeeding infant sparking controversy

DOWNEY, Calif. (CBS NEWS) -- A Cal State Long Beach student is sparking controversy over her decision to post a picture of herself online breastfeeding her daughter during her graduation ceremony, reports CBSLa.com. The photo of Karlesha Thurman, 25, nursing her 3-month-old daughter has gone viral. Thurman's sister said her niece began to cry right after the 25-year-old mom received her degree in accounting.  More>>

CBP names new Director of Field Operations

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has named William K. Brooks as the new Director of Field Operations for the Tucson office. Agents Brooks who was born in Yuma and raised in Somerton has owed most of his experience to his years serving in the desert southwest; having been the Director of the San Luis Port of Entry. Brooks will now oversee operations at all six ports and even all Arizona airports. More>>

Man accused of beating father found incompetent to stand trial

The 19 year old man accused of walking into his fathers work place and then striking him a wouldn't plank has been declared unfit to stand trial. According to the Yuma Sun Superior Court Judge Stephen Rouff declared that Calvin Spencer was incompetent to stand trial and instead will be remanded to the Yuma County Restoration of Competency program to receive treatment. Spencer was originally charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault and is being held on $750,000 bond. More>>

Correction officer receives plea deal

Department of Correction Officer Christopher Pulling was originally charged with molestation and child abuse. According to published reports Pulling was suspected of giving what a female victim called front wedgies and also added that he would put his hands in her pants. Another child told police that pulling would hit him in the head multiple times with both an open hand and a closed fist. Officer Pulling has accepted a plea deal where the original charges of molestation and abuse have now b... More>>

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses re-election bid

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses re-election bid to Tea Party candidate House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses re-election bid to Tea Party candidate

CBS/AP) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., was stunned Tuesday, after being booted from his seat in the Republican primary by David Brat, an upstart tea party-backed economics professor. According to the Associated Press, Brat defeated Cantor in the 7th congressional district, shocking the political establishment.  More>>

Cops: Oregon school shooter used rifle to kill student

Oregon high school shooting: Police say shooter and student victim at Reynolds have both died Oregon high school shooting: Police say shooter and student victim at Reynolds have both died

TROUTDALE, Ore. (CBS/AP) - A student victim is dead and the male gunman is also deceased after shots were fired Tuesday at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore., east of Portland. Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson said.Officers responded to the school shortly after 8 a.m. "I'm very, very sorry for the family and for all the students and everyone who will be impacted by this tragic incident," Anderson said at a brief news conference Tuesday.  More>>

Friendly fire leaves 5 U.S. troops dead in southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (CBS/AP) -- Five American troops and one of their Afghan counterparts were killed in an apparent coalition airstrike in southern Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, in one of the worst friendly fire incidents involving United States and coalition troops since the start of the nearly 14 year war. An U.S. official confirmed to CBS News the aircraft involved in the incident was American.  More>>

Gunfire reported at Oregon high school

Police: No fatalities reported in school shooting near Protland, Oregon Police: No fatalities reported in school shooting near Protland, Oregon

TROUTDALE, Ore. (CBS NEWS) -- Police are at the scene after a report of gunshots at an Oregon high school, a law enforcement source told CBS affiliate KOIN. The reported gunfire happened at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, east of Portland in Multnomah County. No fatalities reported in the shooting. More>>

Las Vegas shooting suspects left swastika, "Don't tread on me" flag on dead officers

Sheriff Doug Gillespie, left, speaks at a news conference on the shooting of two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Las Vegas. The two officer killed were Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo. Sheriff Doug Gillespie, left, speaks at a news conference on the shooting of two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Las Vegas. The two officer killed were Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo.

LAS VEGAS (CBS/AP): A couple who fatally shot two police officers having lunch at a Las Vegas pizza restaurant left a swastika and a "Don't tread on me" flag on the dead officers, then continued their deadly rampage at a nearby Wal-Mart, authorities said Monday. Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill said the two suspects, Jerad Miller and his wife, Amanda, had ideology that was along the lines of "militia and white supremacists" and that law enforcement was the "oppressor." More>>

Breaking News: Armed man flees from police and is now barricaded

Los Angeles were investigating a man for terrorist threats; when they attempted to make contact the man fled armed with an assault rifle. Officers chased the man through surface streets and then onto freeways; at one point the suspect stopped aimed his weapon at police. It's unknown at this time whether the suspect shot at police. The suspect was then seen driving into a neighborhood abandoning his vehicle and climbed from roof to roof. Currently SWAT has been called in as investigators belie... More>>

Maryland father attacks teacher with baseball bat

Inappropriate messages between a teacher and a student lead to an incident in Baltimore County. The mother of a 15-year-old Perry Hall High School student first contacted police about a suspicious condition early Thursday morning. When police arrived, they found numerous text messages sent back and forth between the girl and one of her teachers. Officers say the texts described an emotional relationship that seemed inappropriate for a teacher and student. Several hours later, police returned ... More>>

Neighbors: Las Vegas shooters were racist, anti-government

Wal-mart employees hug outside a store after two suspects shot and killed two Las Vegas Police Officers Wal-mart employees hug outside a store after two suspects shot and killed two Las Vegas Police Officers

LAS VEGAS (CBS/AP): After a man and woman reportedly killed two police officers and one civilian in a pair of shootings in Las Vegas Sunday, the suspects' neighbors told the Las Vegas Sun the unidentified shooters had a radical agenda and wanted to commit "the next Columbine." The paper reports residents at the Oak Tree Apartments where the couple apparently lived said the suspects often would share their racist, anti-government views.  More>>

Bedford Boys' D-Day loss still casts shadow in Virginia town

The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, is shown Thursday, May 25, 2000. The memorial honors D-Day veterans, especially the 19 men from Bedford who lost their lives June 6, 1944, during the allied invasion of Normandy during World War II. The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, is shown Thursday, May 25, 2000. The memorial honors D-Day veterans, especially the 19 men from Bedford who lost their lives June 6, 1944, during the allied invasion of Normandy during World War II.

CBS NEWS: They grew up together, and as America went to war, so did they. Thirty-five men from the small southern town of Bedford, Virginia, were in the same company, including two of Lucille Boggess' brothers, reports CBS News' Jan Crawford. "My parents and most all of us went to see them off," Boggess said. "We were just kind of saying goodbye but, you know, 'We'll see you soon.' And it wasn't like they weren't coming back." More>>

Four people, including three children, safely evacuate house fire in Yuma

YUMA (KSWT-TV 13OYS) -- Four residents, including one male adult and three children, were inside of their home when a fire started in the backyard. It happened in the 7400 block of East 24th Street.The Yuma Fire Department was able to quickly put out the fire and keep the flames from spreading into the house.Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the back of the house. Flames engulfed a wooden deck and patio roof and was spreading to the attic spaces above the patio (see photos)... More>>

At least four people shot at Seattle college

4 victims in Seattle College shooting 4 victims in Seattle College shooting

SEATTLE (CBS NEWS) -- At least four people were shot Thursday afternoon at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle and police had one suspect in custody, CBS affiliate KIRO reported. The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. in Otto Miller Hall. The campus was on lockdown and traffic around the school was blocked. More>>

Harrier jet that crashed into homes in Imperial, Calif. unarmed

Harrier jet crash in Imperial, CA., Wednesday afternoon Harrier jet crash in Imperial, CA., Wednesday afternoon

(KSWT-TV 13OYS): Military officials now confirm the Harrier jet that crashed into several homes in Imperial City, Calif. was unarmed and was not carrying ordnance or missiles. Military officials said no civilians on the ground were injured. However, two homes were completely destroyed and one heavily damaged. The pilot ejected safely and was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.  More>>

Cesar Chavez for Congress?

Scott Fistler Scott Fistler

CBS NEWS: Cesar Chavez is running for Congress. Former Republican Scott Fistler changed his name to Cesar Chavez and switched to the Democratic Party - now he's running for office in Arizona's 7th congressional district. Seeing the name of the Latino civil rights icon on the ballot may prompt voters in Arizona's 7th district to look twice -- that's the point. More>>

Convicted sex offender has new address in City of Yuma

Virgil Brooks, Sex Offender Virgil Brooks, Sex Offender

YUMA (KSWT-TV 13OYS): The Yuma Police Department would like to notify residents that Virgil Brooks, 37, is now living at 2484 S. 34th Dr. Brooks is a level 3 sex offender with a high risk to re-offend. More>>

Fiery jet crash: Military plane explodes in California neighborhood

Harrier jet crashes into homes in Imperial, CA Harrier jet crashes into homes in Imperial, CA

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CBS NEWS: The military is trying to figure out why a Harrier jet slammed into the Southern California neighborhood of Imperial, which is about 100 miles east of San Diego. Ben Tracy reports.
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Military confirms Harrier jet crash in Imperial, CA.

13OYS Viewer claims military jet crashed into home 13OYS Viewer claims military jet crashed into home

(KSWT-TV 13OYS): Military officials have confirmed a Harrier jet stationed out of the Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma has crashed into several homes in Imperial, CA. The plane went down at about 4:20 p.m. There's no word yet if residents were inside of the home at the time of the crash or if anyone on the ground was hurt. Miramar officials said the pilot ejected safely and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.  More>>

Moment of freedom: Taliban video shows Bowe Bergdahl's release

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CBS NEWS: The Taliban released a video showing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as he was handed over to American special forces in Afghanistan. Margaret Brennan reports. More>>

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CBS NEWS: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown in Idaho on Wednesday canceled an event to celebrate his release after city officials were bombarded with angry phone calls and emails. In the five years since Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban, Hailey has held an annual "Bring Bowe Back" rally to raise awareness of his plight and show support for his family.  More>>

93-year old WWII vet to parachute into Normandy -- again

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(CBS NEWS) -- On a winding road, past a stand of sycamores outside his Ohio home, CBS News found Jim Martin, 70 years after his first trip to France. Jim was one of the first Americans in combat in Europe. "They called us the tip of the spear," he says. Jim was a private in the 101st Airborne, one of the paratroopers dropped behind German lines in the hours before the D-Day landings. More>>

Is the F-35 worth it?

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CBSNEWS: The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the Pentagon's newest warplane and its most expensive weapons system ever, nearly $400 billion to buy 2,400 aircraft. To put that in perspective -- that's about twice as much as it cost to put a man on the moon. This, at a time when cuts in defense spending are forcing the Pentagon to shrink the size of the military. More>>

Bowe Bergdahl: Hero or deserter?

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CBS NEWS/AP: In his hometown of Hailey, Idaho, signs celebrate Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release after he was held for five years by the Taliban. But there is concern, especially in military circles, about whether Bergdahl should be welcomed as a hero, or punished as a deserter. More>>

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A Brawley man is dead after a freak accident; according to the California Highway Patrol on Saturday May 31st the driver of an eighteen wheeler was driving north on Highway 86 between El Centro and Brawley. According to CHP Investigators believe the driver lost control and drove into the center median; when the truck slammed into the dirt it his cargo to come loose. At the time of the accident the driver was transporting construction equipment; that equipment broke the safety chains and colli... More>>

What's next for the prisoners who were swapped for Bowe Bergdahl?

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CBSNEWS: The five Taliban leaders who were swapped for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are likely to return to the organization after a yearlong stay in Qatar mandated by the deal, experts say.

That possibility - which current and former U.S. officials raised on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday - has cast a shadow over excitement at Bergdahl's return after five years in Taliban captivity.Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said of the five detainees on CBS News "Face th...
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Jay Carney to step down as White House press secretary

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CBS NEWS: After more than three years as President Obama's top spokesman, White House press secretary Jay Carney is departing the administration, the president announced on Friday.

Appearing with Carney during his daily press briefing, Mr. Obama praised his spokesman as "one of my closest friends and a great press secretary."
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VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns

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By Jake Miller / CBS NEWS / May 30, 2014CBS NEWS: Facing a growing outcry over the scandal at Veterans Affairs medical facilities, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki offered his resignation to President Obama on Friday, and the president accepted the offer."A few minutes ago, Secretary Shinseki offered me his own resignation," the president said in a statement in the White House briefing room. "With considerable regret, I accepted."Mr. Obama said Shinseki had served the country "honorably" as a soldi... More>>

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CBS NEWS: Poet and author Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.Her son, Guy B. Johnson, said in a statement that she died at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Wednesday morning."Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension," he said. "She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace.The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know th... More>>

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Women say their husbands died waiting for cancer care from VA

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Story By: Wyatt Andrews, CBS NEWSCBS NEWS:For weeks CBS News has been reporting on our investigation of the Phoenix VA hospital.In our investigation of the VA care, we heard similar stories from three women who say their husbands died while waiting for cancer care.Debbie Valle says her husband, Jerry, waited two months for chemotherapy, but died of prostate cancer.Debbie Allen's husband, Mel, endured a six-month wait before dying of bladder cancer.Cindy Bordeaux's husband, Jerry, had been wai... More>>

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13OYS: The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify residents in San Luis that Roberto Iniguez, 45, is now living at 414 E. Adobe Street. Iniguez is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall, 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.In 2006, Iniguez pled guilty to aggravated assault for trying to force a 15-year old girl to have sex with him.Iniguez is currently on parole for an unrelated offense.Iniguez is a Level 2 sex offender and is considered a medium risk to re-offend. More>>

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Sex Offender Notice

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The media world was left stunned on Wednesdayafternoonwhen theNew York Timesannouncedthat executive editor Jill Abramson was leaving and that she would bereplacedby Dean Baquet. Since then, there has been wild speculation about whatlead toAbramson’s firing, with some suggesting it may have been over pay. #168250570/gettyimages.com Abramson was the first woman to hold thepositionand was only named executive editor in September 2011. But, even though she helped the Times grow online, shewas fir... More>>

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Yuma Police is asking residents in and around the area of Pecan Grove Elementary School and Immaculate Conception School to be on the look out. YPD has received complaints that a man who has been loitering around the schools attempting to talk to female students. According to a report, a staff member from one of the schools approached the man; but he ran off. The suspect is described as being in his forties, has a stocky build and was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. If you see... More>>

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Baltimore County Police are at WMAR-TV on York Road after a man rammed his truck into the building. No injuries have been reported, and no suspect has been found. Mike Hellgrenreports the man may be barricaded in the building. Police say there have not been any confirmed weapons. Baltimore County Police spokesperson Elise Armacost says 55 people evacuated the building after it was rammed. Police initially said some employees may have sheltered in place, but WMAR’s news director Kelly Groft no... More>>

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An AV-8B Harrier has been reported as having crashed in the Gila River Indian reservation near Sacaton. According to the Federal Aviation Administration the jet went down sometime Friday afternoon and has stated that the pilot was able to eject safely before the fighter crashed. Details are still limited; but we have confirmed that the Harrier is assigned to MCAS Yuma. No word what was in the fighters payload when it went down. More>>

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