Kim Johnson

Reporter

Kim Johnson says coming to work for KAWC is like coming home. Kim has been doing Yuma news on radio since 1981. Kim and his wife Joan moved to Yuma two months after getting married in 1981. Yuma has been good to the Johnsons as they are blessed with three great kids -- Kory, Nicole, and Jacqueline (but she likes to be called Jackie!).

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The votes have been counted, but Tuesday's City Of Yuma General Election is not completely over.  Most of the votes cast in the election were counted Tuesday, and the count of late early ballots was then finished earlier this week.  But the election is not over for the third and fourth place finishers.  Only five votes separate Karen Watts and Gregory Counts.  Tuesday's vote was to fill three seats on the City Council.

More than 65 hundred votes were counted after the City of Yuma's Tuesday City Council vote.  But one thousand thirteen late early ballots left to be counted will decide the fate of two City Council seats.

Yuma voters cast their ballots for City Council Tuesday, but it could take until Friday before we find out who was elected.  Just over one thousand votes are still to be counted from Tuesday's vote, and the results are still very much up in the air. 

The Yuma Police Department parking lot and the Sheriff's Department substation lot in the Foothills, are locations Saturday where area residents can safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.  The two law enforcement agencies are participants in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Take Back Day.

One man is dead and another was taken into custody early this morning following law enforcement involved shootings and the violent theft of a semi near Quartzite, about 80 miles north of Yuma.  The Arizona Department of Public Safety says at about 1am a Ford Mustang was stopped by a Highway Patrol officer on Interstate 10 east of Quartzite for having a suspended license plate.  The DPS says a passenger in the vehicle fired a semi-automatic weapon at the officer but missed.  The officer fired back and the vehicle, now driven by the passenger, drove off west on I-10.

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