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Yuma Named One Of The Most Secure Border Sectors In Nation

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Recent numbers released by the U.S. Border Patrol show that Yuma’s Sector is now one of the most secure sectors in the nation.  Numbers of arrests have decreased dramatically since 2005, when an astonishing 138,000 were arrested.  Last year, the number of arrests dropped to 6,000.  Numbers in the Tucson sector have also dropped from over 439,000 arrests in 2005 ... Read More »

Fugitive Convicted Of Sexual Assault Arrested At Nogales Port Of Entry

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A Jordanian national was arrested at the Nogales Port of Entry on Tuesday.  Officials say Al Momani was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service in Illinois for sexual assault from an incident in 2009.   Momani fled the area and was found guilty and given a $1-million bond in Illinois.  In early 2011, officials say they found his location in Mexico.  ... Read More »

Volunteers Needed For Yuma Quartermaster Depot

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A volunteering informational session is scheduled for March 27th at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot.  Volunteers are needed to assist with field trip tours through the end of the school year.  The informational session will introduce the park volunteer program, explain the assistance needed and describe how to become a volunteer.  There will also be a short presentation on the history ... Read More »

Search Warrant Leads To Arrest Of Two On Drug Related Charges

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force arrested two persons following the execution of a search warrant on Tuesday afternoon.  Police say the warrant was served at a residence on West 17th Place in Yuma.  The warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation into suspicious activity consistent with the sale of narcotics. A search of the residence resulted in ... Read More »

Costumed Participants Prepare To Make The Plunge For Charity

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The Yuma Police Department will host the Third Annual Polar Plunge Saturday at the Valley Aquatics Center.  The theme is “Halloween in March” and it will help to benefit Special Olympics Arizona.  You can register to take the plunge by raising at least $25 for Special Olympics.  All participants will receive a commemorative 2013 Polar Plunge t-shirt.  Registration begins at ... Read More »

Construction On I-8 Narrows Traffic Down To One Lane

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Interstate-Eight in California between El Centro and Winterhaven is down to one lane through this week.  Cal-Trans says the construction work affects both eastbound and westbound lanes.  Construction crews will be paving the roadway Monday through Saturday from 7am to 6pm.  Construction is to be completed by next week. Read More »

Customers Asked To Verify City Utility Bills

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Yuma City service bills being mailed this week will alert customers to upcoming changes in their account numbers that will take effect in mid-May.    City water, sewer and residential solid waste customers will be asked to be sure their account numbers on their bills from May thereafter match the account numbers on file with any automated payment service they ... Read More »

Renewable Energy Bill To Introduce Competitive Leasing

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A bill being considered by a pair of Congressional committees would require wind and solar developers to compete for public land leases, bidding on the places they want to site their projects.   Once those projects were up and running, they would have to pay royalties.  The money would be split between the state, counties, and the Bureau of Land ... Read More »

Man Wanted For Domestic Violence Surrenders Himself To Police

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they arrested a person allegedly involved in a domestic violence situation last week.   Police say Gary Smith was found Tuesday morning walking in an area near the Yuma Justice Center on West Second Street.  Officers later found Smith inside his attorney’s office, where he surrendered.  Smith is charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping and ... Read More »

Yuma Air Show Attendance Down From Last Year

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Even though organizers have called the recent air show a success, they are trying to figure out why attendance fell by 35,000 people.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that only 25,000 attended Saturday’s air show at the Marine Corps Air Station.  Last year’s figures show 60,000 came for the event in 2012.  Officials say the issue of sequestration maybe one of ... Read More »

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