Yuma Daily News Headlines

Category Archives: Local News

Tempe City Manager Fired

The Tempe City Council has voted to fire the city manager.  Charlie Meyer was fired Monday (28) by a 5-to-2 council vote.  Meyer has held the position since 2007.  Mayor Mark Mitchell and four council members voted for dismissal, citing issues that included lack of communication skills.  The Arizona Republic reports that Tempe residents were critical of Meyer's decision to ... Read More »

Kingman City Seeks “Quiet Zone” To Buffer Freight Train Noise

A Kingman city councilman says taking steps to reduce noise from blaring horns of Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight trains passing through the Mohave County community remains a topic of significant interest to city officials.  Councilman Mark Wimpee says creating a so-called "quiet zone" to buffer train noise is on the city's wish list but that the least expensive option ... Read More »

YCAT To Try Out Nextbus Tracking Program

A pilot program starting next week will help bus riders to not wait around for a ride.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that the Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority is launching NextBus on Orange Route S/2A on the Y-CAT system.  Riders can get information for the next bus in real time on the internet or internet enabled smartphones and ... Read More »

Arson Investigation Continues After Third Fire Reported At The Same House

The Yuma Fire Department says they are investigating another fire suspicious in origin.  Officials say the fire broke out at a home in the 2200 block of West 18th Street on Friday (25) morning about 5:30am.  A resident was using a garden hose to put out the fire when fire officials arrived.  This is the third fire at the residence ... Read More »

School Funding On The Agenda For Governor Brewer

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer made her yearly trip to Yuma last week to deliver her State of the State Address.  One of her main agenda items includes raising school funding.  She added that schools who perform well under her new mandates will be rewarded. Read More »

Annual City Clean Up Starts Today

The annual ten-week Yuma Clean Up starts today (Monday 28).  City of Yuma Public Works crews will make weekly rounds through City of Yuma neighborhoods and pick up bulky items that are no longer wanted, such as broken furniture, appliances, tree trimmings and lawn clippings.   However, material that qualifies as household hazardous waste will not be picked up.  Customers ... Read More »

Hikers Rescued After Being Stranded By High Water

Authorities say dozens of hikers were rescued after being stranded by high water from heavy rains in an Arizona canyon. The Pima County Sheriff's Department says 40-to-50 adults and children were stranded Saturday (26) throughout a Tucson-area canyon when waters rushed down mountainsides.  The rescue effort involved teams on the ground and in a helicopter.  The first group of hikers ... Read More »

Yuma Police Look For Suspects In Two Armed Robberies

Yuma Police are on the lookout for persons responsible for two armed robberies in the city, occurring within an hour of each other.  Police say the first incident occurred at the El Encanto Apartments on South Eighth Avenue around 3pm Sunday (27).  The female victim gave the suspects her purse, and the suspects took off on foot, running eastbound on ... Read More »

Phoenix Man Shot And Killed Over $15

Police say a man suspected of shooting and killing another man over a $15 debt has been arrested in Phoenix. Jarvis Crush was taken into custody Friday (25).  Police say Crush allegedly shot and killed 25-year-old Anthony DeMartini during an argument over a $15 debt.  DeMartini later died at a hospital.  It was unclear if Crush has an attorney. Read More »

Man Charged With Arson After Greek Orthodox Church Burns

A man has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to a Greek Orthodox church in San Diego County.  Authorities say 38-year-old Darin Williams was booked Sunday (27) for investigation of arson, burglary and committing a hate crime following the fire at Saint Gregory of Nyssa church in El Cajon. The sheriff's arson unit said the blaze caused nearly $250,000 ... Read More »

Scroll To Top