Yuma Daily News Headlines

Category Archives: Local News

Officer Arrested For Drunk Driving


Authorities say a Phoenix police detective is on paid administrative leave and facing a possible charge of extreme drunk driving. Police say Detective Lori Demski was arrested August 11th after she was spotted driving near her home. A neighbor alerted authorities that the 36 year old Demski might be driving drunk. The Arizona Republic says Phoenix Municipal Court records show ... Read More »

Gas Prices In Arizona At A Low


Gasoline prices at the pump around Arizona are lower for the sixth consecutive week. Officials with Triple A Arizona say the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is at $3.39 a gallon. That is down by less than a penny from last week.   This week's national average is at $3.58 per gallon, up by more than two-cents from ... Read More »

City Council Honors Prominent Citizen


The Yuma City Council voted on Wednesday to honor a prominent citizen who lived in Yuma at the turn of the 20th Century. The Yuma Sun is reporting that a driveway off First Street that leads to Gateway Park will be renamed George Downey Drive. The home where Downey was born was located in the area of the driveway. During ... Read More »

Taking Nominations For Heart Of Yuma Awards


The Yuma Community Foundation is asking for nominations for the 2013 Heart of Yuma awards. The nomination form must be received by Tuesday, September 17th. You can mail those to YCF at Post Office Box 6835, Yuma, 85366 or scan the nomination form and Email it as an attachment to yuma@azfoundation.org. The ceremony, honors those who have “Made a Difference” ... Read More »

Man In Court For Officer Death


A man accused of killing an Arizona Public Safety officer appeared in Yuma County Superior Court Wednesday, August 4th. 33 year old Jorge Espinoza killed officer Tim Huffman in May near Wellton. Police say Espinoza’s tanker truck slammed into several vehicles on the highway, including the one Huffman was sitting in. In court, state prosecutors presented a video of the ... Read More »

Yuma Proving Ground Information Available On Social Media


You can now get up to date information from the Yuma Proving Ground. They have announced that YPG has Twitter and Facebook accounts now operating. The accounts will inform the public about activities taking place at the proving ground, with information ranging from current military test programs and weather concerns to historical information and activities of YPG. The addresses are: ... Read More »

Damaged Caused By Monsoon


There were several reports of damage through the area as a Monsoon rolled through Wednesday morning. Lighting struck Cibola High School at the height of the storm. No injuries were reported. Also, some recreational vehicles were reported damaged at an RV lot on 32nd Street after strong winds tipped some vehicles over. Read More »

Smart Meters Raise Concern For Cyber Hacking


Over the past few years, hundreds of thousands of Arizona residents have received new wireless, digital devices from their power companies known as "smart meters." They transmit information about energy use to the utility, and they are delivered with the promise of improving efficiency and reliability. But, according to some consumer advocates, government studies and cybersecurity experts, they also bring ... Read More »

Sex Offender Update


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a registered sex offender has recently relocated to another residence. 54 year old Clyde L. Imhoff the Third is now living at 1500 Hettema Street in Yuma. He is described as standing 5'8, weighing 201 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. In May 2009, he pled guilty to two counts of Attempted Sexual ... Read More »

Jan Brewer Appeals Disaster Assitance For June Fire


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is appealing the federal government's denial of disaster assistance for the June wildfire that killed 19 firefighters and destroyed more than 100 homes in the town of Yarnell. The governor said on Wednesday that the uninsured damage has gone up and that the Federal Emergency Management Agency did not take into account the high number of ... Read More »

Scroll To Top