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Border Patrol Rescue Heat Stricken Woman


The El Centro Sector Border Patrol continues to rescue illegal aliens from triple digit temperatures and unforgiving desert conditions.  The latest incident occurred Sunday, August 11 when Border Patrol Agents tracked a group of four illegal aliens north of the border, whom were later arrested approximately eight miles west of Calexico.  Officials say a 40 year old woman was suffering ... Read More »

Marijuana Bust Over The Weekend


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector seized a combined 462 pounds of marijuana over the weekend. The total value of the drugs is estimated at $231,000. Saturday, August 10, an agent from the Wellton Station followed footprints near Sentinel made by a group of smugglers apprehended the day before. After following the prints for about a mile, ... Read More »

Arizona Western College Receives New Tractor


A brand new Case tractor rolled off the assembly line and right into the Arizona Western College Agriculture Research Lab last month. Representatives from Booth Machinery and Case IH presented a 2014 Case IH Puma 170 to members of the Arizona Western College Agricultural Sciences Department. Case IH leases brand new tractors to universities and colleges for instructional purposes. The ... Read More »

Golf Tournament Held For Victims Of Yarnell Fire


Yuma golfers came out in full force on Saturday, August 10 to raise funds for the victims of the Yarnell Hill fire.  It was a record turnout for the Hot Shots Golf Tournament with amateur and professional golfers turning out for the event. Read More »

Sheriff’s Hope To Close 14 Year Old Case


A case has troubled investigators for 14 years.  Back in October, 1999, a female body was found near the Colorado River.  She was termed “Angel Baby” due to a tattoo of an angel found on her body. To this day, investigators are still looking into the case, hoping to bring closure. Recently, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office released a new ... Read More »

Newsmakers Breakfast

News Makers Breakfast

Remember to join us for breakfast and coffee as we bring you the Newsmaker’s Breakfast on NewsTalk 560 KBLU starting at 7am live from the Yuma Landing on South Fourth Avenue. It is “Municipal Judges Week” as we will talk with James Coil and Dale Wren.  Also, Yuma City Council candidates Lokas Abplanalp and Jacob Miller. If you would like ... Read More »

Fugitive Caught In Mexico


The U.S. Marshals Service says a fugitive seeking asylum in Mexico has been returned.  26-year-old Thomas Ruben Velarde – also known as “Poison” and “Serio” – was returned to the United States Sunday, August 11. He is wanted for a homicide he was sentenced for in Compton, California.  He was returned via the Nogales Port of Entry. He was sentenced ... Read More »

Yuma Police On The Lookout For Suspects In Apartment Shooting


The Yuma Police Department says a shooting at an area apartment complex is under investigation. Police say the shooting took place Saturday, August 10th in the morning at the El Encanto Apartments on South Eighth Avenue. Officers discovered a 30 year old male shot in the south parking lot of the apartment complex. Investigators received information about a verbal argument ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Notification


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the community of a recent move by a registered sex offender.  54 year old Michael David Woodward is now living at 18540 South Avenue Three-E, Unit Number 101 in Yuma.  He is described as six-feet tall, weighing 150 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes. In February 1987, Woodward pled guilty ... Read More »

Airman Found Dead At Davis-Monthan Air Force Base


The United States Air Force is looking into the death of an airman at a base in southern Arizona. Officials say the airman was found dead Friday, August 9th in the evening at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson. The airman's name has not been released, but officials confirmed the airman was assigned to the Second Combat Weather Systems Squadron ... Read More »

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