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Yuma Sun (Newspaper) - March 28, 2015, Yuma, ArizonaTeen Law school a crime prevention education pro Gram is in the process of trying to expand to All High schools in Yuma county As Well As elsewhere across the state. While teens at Aztec High school have been go ing through the program for the past two years now thanks to a joint Grant from the state bar of Arizona and the Yuma county bar association the Challenge with implementing the program in other area High schools and beyond is the Lack of available funding. A program that gives students an Opportunity to get a closer look at the Law by teaching them about local state and Federal Laws it was previously Only presented to youth already in the diversion program at the Yuma county juvenile Justice department. Mark Hessinger business and Legal development director for teen Law school said that their ultimate goal is to be Able to present the in formation to students ear Lier on hopefully before they have gotten into any trouble or broken any Laws. Unfortunately theress a lot of great ideas out there including this one but theress not yet the funding for it said Hessinger. Were hoping that the legislature will realize that the Small amount of fund ing literally in this Case $65 per student the Price of a pair of new shoes could bring teen Law school to every freshman coming into our Public schools. Yes thatus an expenditure of Money when were in a budgetary crisis but a Little bit of Money at the front end can save hundreds of thou Sands millions of dollars or maybe even More at the Back end when kids with out this crime prevention education end up getting in trouble with the Law. He noted that they Are planning to approach the legislature in the near future to advocate for funding for the program in an Effort to reduce the amount of Money that goes into investigating prosecuting and saturday March 28, 2015 50 cents no thanks police chiefs ask Ducey to veto officer secrecy bill/a3 to Days High 97� details on b8 read by More than 101,000 in print and online daily follow us on twitter Yuma Sun and Facebook a1 buy this photo at photo by Randy Hoeft Yuma Sun workers with Yuma Valley contractors assemble vertical Metal framing Friday at the Yuma Mesa shopping Center 383 w. 16th St. Construction at the site includes two new buildings going up on the North end of the property. The Yuma Man charged in connection with setting at least 12 fires last year was sentenced to probation and jail time Friday in Yuma county Superior court. Appearing before Superior court judge pro tem Lisa w. Ble Ich Antonio Salazar or. Was sentenced to five years of intensive probation on a charge of arson of an occupied Structure and four years of intensive probation on a charge of arson of a property. In sentencing Salazar Bleich ordered that the terms of Proba Tion be served concurrently and informed him that she was also sentencing him to three Days in jail because she wanted him to remain in custody until monday to ensure he goes to his mental health care appointments. It is not a punishment. I just want you to be wrapped in ser vices Bleich said. I want you to have the Best Opportunity to be successful at probation. When asked if would like to address the court Salazar said he would and offered an apology for what he had done. I wanted to say ism sorry for what happened. I a snot in the right state of mind. Now that ism on Medica Tion ism Able to see More clearly. According to the Yuma fire department on Jan. 17, 2014, fire fighters responded to a string of 12 fires that had been intention ally set. Shortly after 8 . That night firefighters responded to the 2500 Block of South 4th Avenue regarding a fire in the Alley. Once on the scene they found a mat Tress on fire and a fire along a Fence. At about the same time an other report of a fire in the 2400 Block of 4th Avenue was received. As Mfd units were arriving they Learned a fire alarm at the Crescent Center 2450 s. 4th ave., had been activated. Firefight ers already in the area went to the Crescent Center where they found a desk ablaze in the lobby. That fire was quickly extinguished with damage limited to the desk and an adjacent office window. Over the next hour Mfd personnel responded to about 10 More fires which had been set in separate alleyways throughout the area Between 24th Street and Catalina drive and Avenue a and Madison Avenue. The fires were determined to have been intentionally set and firefighters continued extinguish ing them As they were found. Homes were threatened but the fires were extinguished before they could spread. The largest of the fires involved Palm Trees in Man gets jail time probation for setting string of fires by James Gilbert Ycjames Gilbert Antonio Salazar or. Made of Metal Antonio Salazar or. Apologizes says he a snot in the right state of mind see arson/a5 buy this photo at file photo by Chuck Miller Yuma Sun freshly picked Citrus Waits to be hauled away saturday after students in the Marine corps Junior Reserve officer training corps helped gather them to be donated to the Yuma Community food Bank As part of the forgotten fruit project. In just 90 Days the Yuma Community food Bank has surpassed their goal of collecting 100,000 pounds of Citrus. The facility started receiving fruit donations on Jan. 5, through their Citrus Campaign from a variety of Community groups and volunteers. On March 21 alone the Marine corps Junior re serve officer training corps cadets from Kofa High school along with volunteers from the forgotten fruit project brought in a total of 2,658 pounds of Citrus. Shara Merten director of resources and Community relations at the food Bank said that the Dona Tion helped push them Over a cab exceeds goal for Citrus donations by Sarah Womer Syssara Homer see Citrus/a5 buy this photo at photo by Randy Hoeft Yuma Sun Mark Hessinger business and Legal development director for teen Law school talks to a room full of Aztec High school teens thursday morning at the Yuma county juvenile Justice Center. Youth anti crime program seeks to expand by Sarah Womer Syssara Homer see program/a5

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