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Yuma Sun (Newspaper) - June 3, 2015, Yuma, Arizona Read More than 101 too in print and online daily a Bio St Tony Sun at 6 jill0 the in look for ours 928.373 u by More than 101,000 in print and online daily Yuma plea Deal offered in Dove Hunter shooting case/a2 today s High 102 details on c8 wednesday june 3, 2015 50 cents 7 m 83780 Quot 70050 1 7 Power outages affect Yuma Council eyes issues posed by budget plan Somerton by Darin Fenger features editor three Power outages affected about 3,964 Yuma and Somerton residents tuesday with one incident involving downed Power lines that sparked a Are in a held of wheat stubble. The Host Power outage struck around 8 23 . Tuesday when a line went Down near Yuma International Airport according to Ray Brooks spokesman for Arizona Public service aps. That outage immediately affected 1,300 aps customers but Power was restored to 1,200 of those customers in eight minutes. Power came Back on for the remaining customers by 11 14 . A second outage happened around 12 34 . Affecting 2,650 customers at its Peak. Brooks said. That outage happened after a grader tractor struck a guide wire connected to an aps Power pole. Power lines fell sparking a loaned phot0 s Mart on oomph fire department s0mert0n/c0c0pah fire department responded to a fire in a Field of wheat stubble that was sparked by downed Power lines tuesday. Fire in a harvested wheat held according to a press statement from Somerton Cocopah fire depart ment. Fire Crews used foam to suppress the fire which was travel one Council member says hiring freeze might be an option ing toward some Bales. The location of that incident was near the Corner of county 15th and Somerton Avenue. See outages/a5 by Blake Herzog o8lakeherz0g the Yuma City Council on tuesday searched for answers to the questions posed by the proposed City budget for the next fiscal year that contains a tax rate increase of just Over 40 cents with few Clear answers emerging. The preliminary budget is set to be adopted by the Council tonight which will set the ceiling on what the final spending num Ber can be. With no additional cuts agreed upon during tues Days almost three hour work session there could be further discussions in the next two weeks before the final budgets scheduled approval june 17. The proposed $212 million Bud get plan eliminates the property tax rollbacks of 2012 and 2013 and goes to the maximum $11.7 Mil lion Levy allowed under state Law. An increase of $2.3 million the tax rate would go up More than 40 cents from $1.8281 to $2.2440 per $100 assessed valuation. The Overall plan includes a $175.5 million operating budget and a capital budget of $36.5 million. Council member Gary Knight said officials should consider a hiring freeze or delay not pursuing a Grant which would add six More firefighters or lowering its subsidy of employee health insurance. Quot i was t on the Council when the last recession hit. But it seems like having to ask for this Large of a property tax increase qualifies that we might need to take some drastic measures Quot he said. Knight said the $2.2440 tax rate would Lead to a $66.54 City prop erty tax increase on a $160,000 Sei budget/a5 Tufty a 16-year-old desert Tortoise munches on one of her favorite snacks Hibiscus blossoms in the backyard of a Yuma Home. Buy this photo at Yuma Sun com photo by Rano Hoer Yuma Sun jury selection underway for Man charged in fatal shooting by James Gilbert jury selection got underway tuesday morning at the Yuma county Superior courthouse for the Yuma Man charged in connection to a fatal shooting. Potential jurors in the trial for Robert Wade Moore were being questioned with testimony expected to begin later this week. The trial is scheduled to last approximately two weeks. Moore who remains in custody has been charged with a single count of second degree murder. He was initially charged with first degree murder Robert Wade Bur a Lew indict Moore ment filed against him in May of 2014 reduced the charge. He also rejected a plea agreement in december 2013 that would have sent him to prison for 18 years. Superior court judge John Nelson is presiding Over the trial. Prosecutor William Katz of the Yuma county attorneys office is prosecuting the Case and attorney German Salazar of the Yuma county Public defenders office is representing Moore. According to prosecutors the murder was the result of a longstanding debt of $500 the victim supposedly owed Moore. On nov. 6, 2013 at approximately 12 44 ., the Yuma county sheriffs office responded to the 800 Block of Eleanor Avenue in reference to shots fired upon arrival deputies located a 32-year old hispanic male later identified As Jose Orejel who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Orejel was transported to Yuma regional medical Center by Rural metro ambulance with life threatening injuries and later flown to St. Joseph Hospital where he died from his wounds on nov. 8,2013. Moore was arrested at i . To nov. 7, 2013, when the Yuma county sheriffs office special response team set served a High risk search warrant at a residence in the 900 Block of Date Avenue. Upon arrival set members surrounded the residence and called Moore out at which time he was taken into custody. During the search of the residence numerous weapons were recovered and taken As evidence. Do you know who a Lefter tend i Rig our lending process is simply a smarter Way of borrowing Money. A x owners Are your Tony Farr. Exp / chief credit officer friends and neighbors. 928 783-3334 4th ave amp 28th St a 4th ave amp 17th St re amp 38th St a 654 n 1st ave san Luis Quot a a Aida. To rated 5 by Battna Cial inc. 0 proud sponsor of locally owned and operated Pic wow r j of its m k to

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