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Red Cross Volunteers Spread Fire Safety Awareness

Volunteers and members of the American Red Cross’ Grand Canyon Chapter were in Yuma on Monday (19) to spread awareness about fire safety and prevention.  The program’s goal was to visit over 170 homes in the area to help spread the word and to make sure homeowners are properly protected.  Red Cross Communications Specialist Brian Gomez says it’s important to ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors To Discuss Housing For Heroes Project

The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning (Tuesday 22) at 8:30am at the county offices on Main Street.  Items on the agenda include discussion of a resolution to support the National Community Health partners to submit a grant application to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide traditional housing for qualified veterans for the Housing for ... Read More »

Yuma PD Investigating Abduction Report

The Yuma Police Department is investigating an attempted kidnapping.  Police say on Thursday (17), a juvenile female told them a white, bald male wearing a black shirt and gray pants tried to abduct her on Arizona Avenue near Gila Vista Junior High School.  She ran into the nearby McGraw Elementary school office and reported the incident.  Following an interview, police ... Read More »

Arizona Leads The Country In High School dropout rate

Arizona has the highest high school dropout rate of any state in the country.  The report, released by the U.S. Education Department, shows that 78% of all high school seniors graduate, one of the lowest figures since 1969, when the graduation rate was 79%.  Mississippi and Washington D.C. both reported high dropout rates at 7% each. Read More »

Missing Man Believed To Be Driving To Idaho

A man who went missing last week, may be heading to Idaho, according to family members.  82-year-old Laurence “Jack” Doering was last seen Thursday (17) in the Foothills area, driving a tan and gray Chevrolet Suburban.  Family members feel Doering is trying to get back to his hometown of Blackfoot, Idaho.  Both he and his wife, Holly Doering, were getting ... Read More »

Prison Escapee Arrested

Authorities say they have captured a 42-year-old man who had escaped from a California prison 17 years ago.  Fontana police says Jose Ochoa was found late last week in Colton.  A fingerprint check revealed Ochoa's identity.  Police say Ochoa was convicted of possession of a controlled substance for sales and escaped from a state prison in Tulare County in 1996.  ... Read More »

Armed Robbery At San Diego State University

San Diego Police are on the lookout for six men following an armed robbery at San Diego State University.  The incident took place on Sunday (20) on campus.  Four men wore ski masks.  The victim told police all six approached them and made demands.  One of the suspects fled in one car, while the other five got away in a ... Read More »

Police Respond To Shots Fired During Home Invasion

Two persons are in police custody following an alleged shooting Sunday (20) morning.  The Yuma County Sheriff's Department says they received the report of the shooting on East 15th Street.  Police were investigating another fight nearby, when they heard shots fired.  Police went into investigate and found the victim with a handgun.  The victim told police he found the two ... Read More »

No One Injured In Reported Drive-By Shooting

The Yuma Police Department says they received a report of a drive-by shooting early Sunday (20) morning.  Police say the incident occurred on South Magnolia Avenue.  Police discovered several shots fired into a nearby parked car.  No suspects have been arrested. Read More »

Trash Pickup Changes

The city of Yuma is announcing some changing of trash pickup dates and other city related closings.  The Yuma City Hall will be closed today Monday (21) for the Martin Luther King Junior holiday.  Customers who normally have trash pick up on Monday will have theirs picked up on Tuesday (22).  Customers who have trash pickup on Tuesdays will have ... Read More »

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