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Border Patrol Arrests Increase Slightly

A year after Border Patrol apprehensions of illegal border crossers plunged to the lowest levels in nearly 40 years agents have seen a slight increase in arrests. According to the arrest statistics, agents in three Border Patrol sectors in Texas and the Yuma sector all made more arrests in the last year. Arrests locally are up by 14-percent.  Arrests in ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Man In Possession Of Meth


Border Patrol agents near Welton arrested one person Wednesday (30) after he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.  The unidentified man was in a vehicle with the drugs.  A working dog found the drugs inside his 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche. Read More »

Three Teens Arrested In Association With Recent Armed Robberies

The Yuma Police Department has solved two recent armed robberies in the city.  They say three teens, who are supposed gang members, were arrested on Wednesday (30).  17-year-old Abel Ruiz, 16-year-old Anthony Michael Sanchez and 17-year-old Isaac J. Garcia were allegedly involved in the two armed robberies that occurred on January 17th and 29th on West Camino Kino and the ... Read More »

Suspect At Large After Deadly Office Shooting In Phoenix

Phoenix police say one person was killed Wednesday (30) after a lone gunman entered an office building and began shooting.  48-year-old Steve Singer died from injuries he sustained after 70-year-old Arthur Douglas Harmon walked into the office complex with a weapon.  Police believe this was not a random act of violence.  According to court documents, Harmon was scheduled to go ... Read More »

Yuma Jaycees Prepare For Silver Spur Rodeo

The Yuma Jaycees held a press event on Wednesday (30) in preparation of the upcoming Silver Spur Rodeo.  The money raised from the event will be used by the Yuma Jaycees to help with organizations and persons in need in Yuma County.  Rodeo Chairman Tina McCash says that sponsorship and expected attendance has seen a big increase. The rodeo parade ... Read More »

Police Officer Charged With Theft

A police officer in the southern Arizona town of Oro Valley has been released from active duty after being accused of theft.  Police say they are investigating a larceny from a Walmart store.  Information was obtained that implicated on-duty police officer Mario Molina, who was involved in a separate larceny.  Molina is a 7-year veteran of the department.  He was ... Read More »

Yuma Taco Festival

The City of Yuma is seeking vendors and contestants for the upcoming Taco Festival on April 13th.  In a press release from the city, it has been announced that a new event is scheduled, the Salsa Queen contest.  The contest will showcase some of the best salsa around.  It will be judged on April 12th.  Registration is required by April ... Read More »

Red Cross Aids Navajo And Hopi Communities With Water Shortages

The American Red Cross is helping with water deliveries to northern Arizona tribes where subfreezing temperatures have resulted in broken waterlines and water shortages.  On the Navajo Nation, as many as 2,000 homeowners in the Window Rock area have been affected by waterline breaks.  The Red Cross' Grand Canyon Chapter says it's working with tribal, county and state authorities to ... Read More »

AWC Matadors Notch Another Win, Defeating Chandler-Gilbert

The Arizona Western College Matadors rolled over opponent Chandler-Gilbert 99-to-49 Wednesday (30).  Marvin Whitt led the way with 27 points on the night.  Three other players scored double figures as well.  The women won their seventh straight defeating Chandler-Gilbert 69-to-50.  Lisette Longomo scored 18 points.  The teams next take on Glendale Community College at Glendale on Saturday (3) in games ... Read More »

Mayor Krieger Appointed To MCC

Yuma Mayor Al Krieger was appointed to the National League of Cities’ 2013 Military Communities Council. The MCC is a group of elected and municipal officials from municipalities that host or are in close proximity to a military installation and face unique challenges due to this circumstance.  The Council’s objectives are to assist cities, NLC and state municipal leagues in ... Read More »

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