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Yuma Sun (Newspaper) - July 11, 2015, Yuma, Arizona Saturday july 11,2015 50 cents Driver child injured in crash on Highway 95 /a3 follow us on twitter a Yuma Sun and Facebook today s High 99�?~ details on b8 residents seek referendum on a property rezoning Citrus Valley group wants to nullify City a decision to allow housing in area by Blake Herzog a Blak Herzog residents living near an agricultural property the Yuma City Council voted last week to rezone for housing have started gathering signatures in Hopes of putting the decision to a City vote. Joe Farrow chairman of the newly formed Citrus Valley Pac said while he and his neighbors live just outside the City limits they Are turning to their friends and others who live inside the City of Yuma to overturn the zoning which allows for 161 Homes to be built on about 46 acres along 12th Street and Avenue d. He said the group has until the end of the month to circulate petitions with a goal of at least 900 valid voter names during a time of year when Many residents Are on vacation. A that indeed is a big problem this is the race time a Farrow said. A some of our people Are leaving during the month of july so they re hoping to sign before they Dave Nash a City spokesman said the group would need to submit at least 759 valid voter signatures within 30 Days of the Council vote to qualify for the ballot. He said the City does not offer Legal advice to petition ers on the legality of referendum petition drives. The most recent successful City referendum was on the zoning reversal and general plan amendment allowing a Walmart neighbourhood Market to go Forward. Harvey Campbell a representative of the Hall family which owns the land said Friday he was on vacation and unaware of the petition drive so he could not comment. Ifs currently leased to local Farmer Mike Pasqui Nelli. Immediately after the Council Vot see rezoning/a5 location map Bridge is colourful crossing at night Brake lights of vehicles Streak across the Ocean to Ocean Bridge As Drivers head from Yuma into Winterhaven on a recent night. Buy these photos at photos by Chuck Mil mfr Yuma Sun City of Yuma trial for month he is charged with luring a minor for sexual exploitation by Janks Bubert a Ycjames Gilbert the trial for a former Yuma police officer who has been charged with one count of luring a minor for sexual exploitation is set to begin later this month. During a hearing held Friday in Yuma county Superior court Supe rior court judge John Nelson who will be presiding Over the trial asked attorney Michael Donovan who represents Ron Anton Ciancimino if he and his client were ready to proceed to trial. Donovan answered that they were. Nelson said the trial which is expected to last six Days will begin on july 28 with jury selection and continue on july 29, july 30, before resuming on aug. La and 12 and ending on aug. 13. The times on those Days will also be from 9 . To 5 . Prosecutor James Eustace of the Yuma county attorneys office informed the court that Renea Holmes would be prosecuting the Case and that the jury instructions and list of witness list has been turned in. In september 2014, deputies from the Yuma county see trial/a5 Ron Anton Ciancimino District thinks woman charged with abuse is area teacher by James Gilbert a Ycjames Gilbert the Yuma Union High school District now believes the Oman arrested monday and Large with child abuse end an orment in new Mexico is the Tine person employed by the Dis it. According to a statement issued r superintendent Toni Badone in Yuma Union High school District reported Maura Huntington thursday to the Arizona department of education certification investigative unit due to the nature of the charges. Albuquerque police said they found Huntington a 7-year-old son in the Back seat and an almost empty bottle of Vodka in her be Maura Huntington hide. A staff followed the protocols used when there Are allegations of child abuse made by any source regarding an employee a Badone wrote. A however we have not had confirmation from a Legal source that they Are one and the Badone also wrote that when the District has the confirmation it needs from a Legal source that the person arrested is in fact Huntington and the results of the Adeys certification units investigation the District will take appropriate action. According to Albuquerque police Huntington 52, was pulled Over monday and taken into custody at 7 41 . After officers received reports of reckless driving. Huntington was pulled Over on 1-40 eastbound after a witness called 911 and reported that she had driven the wrong Way into the parking lot of the coca cola Plant and hit the curb. The child abuse charge Accord a Polk from Huntington allegedly oper ing to Albuquerque police stems re Ponce allegedly rating a motor vehicle while being intoxicated and having the child with her. James Gilbert can be reached at Filbert or 539-6854 find no on Facebook at Ycjames Eghbert or on twitter a Ycjames Gilbert %

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