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Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Marijuana Smugglers

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U.S. Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector arrested four suspected smugglers carrying a total of 151 pounds of marijuana Wednesday (12) night.  Agents patrolling south of Gila Bend apprehended four Mexican nationals walking through the desert.  The men were carrying backpacks containing the marijuana, with an estimated value of $75,500. Read More »

YRMC Changes Patient Guidelines

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Yuma Regional Medical Center is experiencing high patient volumes, which is normal during this time of year because of Yuma’s winter visitor population and it being peak flu season. However, to protect patients, families and staff from unnecessary exposure to the flu virus, the medical center is changing their guidelines.  Effective immediately, people under the age of 18 will not ... Read More »

Yuma PD To Raise Money For Special Olympics

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The Yuma Police Department is continuing efforts to raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics by holding a kick off event at Chili’s at Yuma Palms on Thursday, January 24th from 11am to 9pm.  Members of the police department and other law enforcement officers will serve as celebrity waiters and receive tips for Special Olympics.  Special ... Read More »

Yuma PD Accepting Applications For Citizens Police Academy

The Yuma Police Department is now accepting applications for its 16th Citizens Police Academy.  The academy is designed to educate the citizens of Yuma about the daily operations of the Yuma Police Department. The academy takes eight weeks to complete and will give participants an opportunity to meet several officers who will be instructing various topics relating to police work.  ... Read More »

Police Respond To Shots Fired

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The Yuma Police Department says they are investigating a report of shots fired in the 3700 block of South Fourth Avenue over the weekend.  The incident occurred on Saturday (12) morning.  By the time police arrived, the persons involved had left the area.  Evidence shows several rounds were fired in the parking lot at a nearby bar where the incident ... Read More »

Fire Department Kept Busy Over The Holidays

The Yuma Fire Department had a busy holiday period.  Details of calls they responded to were released last week.  In the period from December 30th, 2012 to January 5th, 249 calls for service, ranging from fires to public assistance issues were answered.  The fire calls were minor during the holiday period, such as smoke filling a home due to cooking ... Read More »

F-35s To Begin Flying Over Yuma

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Pilots could begin flying the U.S. military's next-generation fighter jet in airspace over Yuma as early as next week.  The Yuma Sun reports that this month another F-35 is slated to join the three that have already been delivered to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.  The air station is slated to receive an additional F-35 each month until it has ... Read More »

Governor Brewer To Give State Of The State Address Today

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer plans to lay out her vision and priorities for Arizona in her annual State of the State address today (Monday 14).  The speech takes place on the opening day of the legislative session and will be her fourth.  Her vision for 2013 is likely to be focused more on the state's financial recovery.  She has already ... Read More »

Matadors And Lady Matadors Victorious Against South Mountain College

The Arizona Western College basketball teams were able to hold their own against South Mountain College on Saturday (12).  The Lady Matadors were a 70-to-61 winner improving to an overall record of 13 and 5.  The men also jumped out to defeat South Mountain College 84-to-72 Saturday (12).  The Matadors are 9-and-1 in conference play.  Both teams are to take on Mesa College Wednesday ... Read More »

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