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Home Burglar Steals Pants Containing Wallet And Keys

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating a burglary in which the victim saw the burglar.  Police say the incident occurred on Saturday (2) morning at the residence on Yavapai Lane.  The break in woke up the homeowner who saw the burglar take a pair of pants containing a wallet and keys.  The pants were later found in ... Read More »

City Council And Board Of Supervisors To Discuss Animal Control Issues

The Yuma City Council and the Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet today (Tuesday 5) in a joint working session in order to discuss what to do on the future of animal control issues.  The county is considering a countywide program that would include the cities of San Luis, Wellton and Yuma.  A new building would be constructed to ... Read More »

Water Rates May Be Going Up In San Luis


The City of San Luis has been told to raise utility rates in order to keep pace with current needs.  KYMA TV is reporting that the city is looking at ways to bridge a $373,000 deficit in the water and water treatment services budget.  Currently the rates are about $25 a month per customer less than the Arizona average.  If ... Read More »

AZ Voter Registration Up Since October


The number of people registered to vote in Arizona has increased three-percent since October, 2012.  The Arizona Secretary of State's Office says 3.2 million people in the state are now registered to vote.  Republicans maintained their voter registration advantage by accounting for 35-percent of all voters in the state.  Independents account for nearly 33-percent of all Arizona voters, while 30-percent of ... Read More »

Fraudulent Charges Made On Sheriff Arpaio’s Credit Card


Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has become a victim of credit card fraud.  Arpaio's credit card information was stolen and used to make a $291 transaction at a Chicago grocery store last weekend.  Arpaio says he has not been to Chicago since 1957 and that Discover Card representatives alerted him to possible fraudulent activity.  It is unclear how the thief ... Read More »

Yuma County Man Sentenced For Attempted Murder


A Yuma County man has been convicted on two counts of attempted first-degree murder.  The Yuma Sun reports that 40-year-old Christopher M. Cartier was sentenced to 36 years in prison after he confessed he wanted to eliminate his targets by shooting three rounds into a residence on East County Third Street in January 2012.  Cartier used a 30-30 rifle to ... Read More »

Sex Offender Moves To Yuma


The Yuma Police Department says they have been notified that a level 3 sex offender has recently relocated to the city of Yuma.  28-year-old Antonio Aguilar has moved to 1426 E. 22nd Place.  Aguilar served four months in prison after forcing his then girlfriend against her will in 2000.  Aguilar is considered a high risk to reoffend. Read More »

Board Of Supervisors To Meet This Morning

The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning (Monday 4) at 9am.  Items on the agenda include the approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement between the county, the Yuma County Recorder and the Town of Wellton for the provision of election services for the next five years and an Amendment will be considered allowing the Yuma County Sheriff to ... Read More »

Rodeo Parade Kicks Off 68th Annual Silver Spur Rodeo


The Silver Spur Rodeo kicked off this past weekend with the Rodeo Parade through downtown Yuma on Saturday (2).  The 68th annual event to benefit the agencies served by the Yuma Jaycees is the oldest such event in Southwest Arizona. The rodeo events this week will be held at the Yuma County Fairgrounds. Read More »

Yuma Native Inducted Into Pro Football Hall Of Fame


Yuma native, Curley Culp, has made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Culp revolutionized the nose tackle position in the NFL, and on Saturday (2) the Pro Football Hall of Fame took him in officially as one of seven newly inducted players.  Culp got his start in the early 1960s at Yuma High School.  He then went onto ... Read More »

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