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Lady Matador Softball Player Wins Player Of The Week

Courtney-Ploesch

Arizona Western College is proud to announce that AWC Softball player Courtnie Ploesch (KORT-nee PLOSH (long ‘o’ in last name… rhymes with ‘gauche’) has been named the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Division One Softball Player of the Week, for the week ending March 2nd.  It is the first time that a Lady Matador softball player has earned the ACCAC ... Read More »

Yuma Police Arrest Man Wanted In California

Christian-Frias

The Yuma Police Department aided in arresting a person wanted in California.  Police say 19-year-old Christian Samuel Frias was wanted in connection with a January armed robbery.  Police were tipped off that Frias was staying with his girlfriend in a residence on South First Avenue.  A vehicle matching the description of Frias’ car was located on Thursday leaving the residence ... Read More »

Two Victims Shot During Mugging

robbery

Police say two persons were shot during an apparent mugging over the weekend.  The unnamed victims were treated at Yuma Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening gunshot wounds.  The incident occurred on Friday night in the 100 block of South Ninth Avenue.  The victims were approached from behind by two men, wearing dark colored sweatshirts with hoods and blue jeans.  ... Read More »

Yuma Man Arrested After Crashing Car, Leading Police On Foot Chase

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The Yuma Police Department got more than they expected when they conducted a traffic stop on Saturday afternoon.  Police tried to pull over 28-year-old Marcos Medina.  However, after he was stopped, Medina pulled away.  Medina was stopped after his vehicle collided with another parked vehicle, damaging it and another nearby motor scooter.  Medina then led officers on a foot chase.  ... Read More »

Report States Some Arizonans Struggle To Buy Enough Food

FRAC

Arizona comes in at number 14 on a list of states where people say they lacked enough money to buy the food they need at some point in the last year.   That equals nearly 21-percent of the population, according to a report by the Food Research and Action Center.   There are many causes of hunger, but FRAC President ... Read More »

Public Transit Considering Taxes To Raise Funding

YCAT

The Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority is considering a tax.  The authority, which operates Yuma County Area Transit, is looking for a one-tenth of a percent tax.  The Yuma Sun reports today that transit funding has been significantly reduced several times, dating back to 2002.  Due to fluctuations in funding, bus services may see radical changes from year to ... Read More »

Playground Closed For Maintenance

Creative-Playground

The City of Yuma says The Stewart Vincent Wolfe Creative Playground, located at the West Wetlands Park will be closed for maintenance starting today through Thursday.   The playground will reopen to the public on Friday. Open playground facilities close to this location include Gateway Park at Gila Street and First Street and Joe Henry Park at 23rd Avenue and ... Read More »

Prison On Lockdown After Fight Broke Out

Prison

An Arizona prison complex remains on lockdown after a fight broke out among 400 inmates.  State Department of Corrections spokesman Bill Lamoreaux says the staff quickly stopped the fight that broke out Sunday morning at a minimum-security unit of the Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson.  Lamoreaux says two staffers suffered minor injuries and 17 inmates were taken to area ... Read More »

AWC Basketball Season Over After Loss To Central AZ

Basketball

The season is now over for the Arizona Western College men’s basketball team.  The Matadors were defeated Saturday by first seeded Central Arizona 78-to-67.  Marvin Whitt led the Matadors with 19 points.  AWC ends the season with an overall record of 25-and-seven, 19-and-three in conference play. Read More »

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