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Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Notification

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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

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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 »

Burglars Take Of With Valuable Items

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating a residential burglary in the Foothills in which $45,000 worth of items and a Dodge Viper were stolen. Police say the home in the 12700 block of East 47th Lane was burglarized on Monday, August 5th. Police say an alarm system notified them of the incident.  Numerous collectable items had been ... Read More »

Arizona Border Fence Funded Through Contributions

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The Arizona Legislature's border security advisory committee is working on a plan on how to use $275,000 in contributions it has gathered. The Arizona Republic quotes Republican State Representative Steve Smith from the community of Maricopa as saying the Legislature's Joint Border Security Advisory Committee is working on a plan and expects to get started within a few weeks. He ... Read More »

Federal Government Denies Declaration Of Yarnell Wildfire A Major Disaster


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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says the federal government has denied Arizona's request for a major disaster declaration for the wildfire in Yarnell.  Nineteen firefighters died battling the blaze near Prescott on June 30th. Brewer had been waiting for a response from President Barack Obama to her request since mid-July. Approval would have brought long-term federal recovery programs to Yavapai County ... Read More »

San Luis Obtains Land Grant

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Many in San Luis will be able to obtain a new home, thanks to a $1.4 million grant that will help construct 82 homes in the Comite subdivision. Congressman Raul Grijalva says this will help many to obtain the “American Dream”. Also on Friday, August 9, Grijalva announced the award of an $80,000 USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant for Yuma ... Read More »

Man Gets Electrocuted While Trying To Steal Copper

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More information has come to light about a man who was electrocuted after touching a 69,000 volt power line. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 34 year old Joshua Hess of Wellton was attempting to steal copper wiring off of a wooden utility pole Tuesday, when he accidently touched the power line. Alfonso Zavalia of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office ... Read More »

Man Accused Of Assaulting Women In Grocery Stores

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Authorities say a man accused of groping women at grocery stores in Tempe and Gilbert is in custody.  Police in the two cities say they worked together to identify and arrest 21 year old Jesse Jimenez at his Tempe residence on Thursday. They say Jimenez allegedly targeted women in grocery stores and assaulted them. Authorities say Jimenez was identified with ... Read More »

Overpayment Scams Claiming More Victims

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The Yuma Police Department has received several recent reports of different types of scams.  An overpayment scam is one which involves an item you might have listed for sale such as a car, truck or some other item.  It could also be for a house for rent on Craigslist or EBay. The scammer finds your ad and sends you an ... Read More »

City Of Yuma Expands Automated Meter Reading Installations

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The City of Yuma will be able to inform more water customers of possible leaks, thanks to an expansion of Automated Meter Reading installations made possible through a $100,000 grant the City has received through the  U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The City won the competitive grant through Reclamation’s Water Conservation Field Services Program – Yuma Area Office, which promotes water ... Read More »

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