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Sheriff’s Department Searches For Man Considered Armed And Dangerous

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Department says they are on the lookout for a man they say is armed and dangerous.  They say 30-year-old Jose Jimenez is wanted for fleeing from police after they arrived in connection with a verbal dispute in the 700 block of Vaughn Avenue Wednesday.  Jimenez fled from the scene when police arrived.  Police believe he was in ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Accuses Mayor Krieger Of Abusing Petty Cash Fund

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The Yuma City Council took several minutes during their Wednesday meeting to chastise and accuse Mayor Alan Krieger of financial improprieties.  It came to the attention of the city council recently that there is nearly $900 that is not accounted for properly in the city’s petty cash fund.  Council member Edward Thomas brought the issue to light after an audit ... Read More »

95.1 KTTI Voted Yuma’s Best

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Our sister station, 95.1 KTTI has been named as Yuma Sun’s Best radio station for the 12th year in a row.  The newspaper polls readers in several categories about what they feel is the “best” in the desert southwest.  Congratulations to our “cousins” down the hall for being named the 2012 Best Radio Station. Read More »

Customers React To Planned Increase In Sewer Rates

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Over 1,000 Far West Water and Sewer customers attended a public hearing on Wednesday to voice their disapproval of a plan to increase sewer rates.  The plan is to raise the rates from $21-75 a month to $62-65 a month – a 188-percent hike in fees.  The Yuma Sun says several spoke about the proposed sewer rate increase, saying a ... Read More »

Suspect Flees From Officers, Remains At Large

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At approximately 5:30 this evening, Yuma County Sheriff's Office and YPD were searching for a Hispanic male who fled from officers. It was originally believed the suspect was in the area of Camelot Apartments, however officers searched the area and came up empty. During the search, residents were urged to stay inside. Yuma Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, 6'5", 220 lbs, dressed ... Read More »

Yuma House Fire Ignited By Water Heater

We have more information about a fire that heavily damaged a home on West Seventh Street Monday night.  Officials say the fire was due to a possible faulty water heater.  The fire spread to the attic area.  The American Red Cross – Grand Canyon Chapter – assisted the family.  Yuma Fire Department Public Information Officer Mike Erfert reminds persons to ... Read More »

Border Patrol Apprehends Meth Smuggler

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents at the Indio Station in California apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint and seized approximately 18 pounds of methamphetamine.  The incident occurred on Sunday when a 26-year-old male driver approached the Border Patrol checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City.   A canine team alerted to the vehicle was subsequently referred to ... Read More »

Yuma Regional Medical Center Under Lockdown

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Yuma Regional Medical Center was under a lockdown for some time Tuesday.  KYMA TV says the hospital was placed on the lockdown after a staff member or patient felt threatened for some reason.  No one was allowed in or out of the medical center while officials conducted a search.  No injuries were reported and no weapon was located on the ... Read More »

Man Charged With Pointing Gun At Police Officer Appears In Court

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A man who attempted to flee from police and pointed a weapon at a police officer while he was trying to flee appeared in Yuma County Justice Court Tuesday.  Martin Antonio Velasco faces two counts of aggravated assault after pointing a .22-caliber weapon at a Yuma Police Officer.  He remains in custody on a $500,000 bond. Read More »

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

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A man who allegedly held up two businesses within 15 minutes in Yuma Sunday is now in police custody.  24-year-old Vicente Dominguez was arrested on Monday by the Cocopah Police Department while at the Cocopah Casino.  He is expected to be charged with two counts of Armed Robbery.  He held up the Ramada Inn on South Fourth Avenue early Sunday ... Read More »

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