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Matador Baseball begins quest for 2nd straight playoff season Friday in Las Vegas

New-look Matadors head to Silver State for three-day Coyote Border Battle for regular season opener Yuma, Arizona – January 24, 2013 — Arizona Western College is proud to announce that the AWC Baseball team will officially open their 2013 regular season schedule tomorrow morning, Friday, January 25th, as they take part in the three-day Coyote Border Battle Baseball Tournament, hosted ... Read More »

Victim Identified In Fatal Hit-And-Run

The Yuma Police Department has identified the victim in Monday’s (21) hit and run accident.  Police say 80-year-old John Lawson of Yuma was killed late Monday (21) night in the 400 block of West 24th Street.    Lawson was struck as he was crossing the street by a 2011 Toyota Corolla, driven by 25-year-old Neethu Mattew.  Police are continuing to ... Read More »

Yuma Police Continues Investigation Of Shots Fired At Local Bar

Area police say they know who fired a weapon in an incident at an area bar two weeks ago.  The Yuma Police Department says they have identified the person and they interviewed the suspect.  Following the interview, police released the person pending further investigation.  Anyone with information on the incident that took place on South Fourth Avenue on January 12th ... Read More »

Sex Offender Relocates To Somerton

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a sex offender has recently relocated to a new address.  48-year-old George Oranday has recently updated his address to 1690 West County Road 17-and-a-half in Somerton.  Oranday was convicted of sexual abuse of a 15-year-old female and was placed on intensive probation for three-years. Read More »

The Search Continues For Escaped Inmate

Yuma City and County authorities and Mexico officials are continuing their search for 28-year-old Raul Dominguez, who escaped during a court appearance in Yuma Municipal Court on Tuesday (22).  In a press release from the Yuma Police Department, it is believed Dominguez may have escaped to Mexico after forcibly taking a car from a female.  The vehicle was located on ... Read More »

Fire Department Responds To Two Different RV Fires

The Yuma Fire Department says they responded to two separate fires within 15 minutes in an RV park on Tuesday (22).  The first fire started at 5:15pm and involved an RV at the Westwind RV and Golf Resort on East 32nd Street.  The cause of the fire was due to a pot of beans, which was left on the stove ... Read More »

Car Crashes Into Store Window At Payless Shoes

The Payless Shoe Source store on South Pacific Avenue sustained damage Tuesday (22) night after a vehicle left the roadway and crashed into the building.  Officials say the vehicle crashed into the building, damaging the window.  No other structural damage was sustained and no injuries were reported. Read More »

Yuma FD Extinguishes Two Fires At Same House In One Night

Two fires, believed to be arson, damaged a home on West 18th Street on Tuesday (22) night.  The Yuma Fire Department says they responded to the first call around 10pm in which a wheel barrel, a picnic table and a portion of a back fence was on fire.  Several hours later, the Yuma Fire Department responded to the same home, ... Read More »

Governor Brewer To Speak In Yuma Today

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will be in Yuma this afternoon (Thursday 24) to visit with constituents at the Arizona Western College campus.  She will deliver her State of the State address, the exact same speech she gave over a week ago at the Arizona State Capitol.  The event begins at 1pm in the south wing of the Schoening Conference Center ... Read More »

Student Arrested After Bringing A Knife To School

Police say a ten-year-old boy is in custody for allegedly bringing a knife to school and threatening to stab another student.  Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies were called to Frank Elementary School in Guadalupe after a 4” knife was found in the boy's backpack Tuesday (22).  Deputies say the fifth-grader told them he planned to stab another boy in the stomach ... Read More »

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