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Major Changes For Southgate Mall


After only more than a little over a week of ownership, the new owners of the Southgate Mall announced their intent to demolish the majority of the building and told tenants they have 30 days to vacate.  Kornwasser Shopping Center Properties made the announcement on Wednesday (9).  Yuma City Administrator Greg Wilkinson issued a statement concerning the announcement.  He stated ... Read More »

Cold Weather Expected

A strong cold front is expected to bring temperatures down in the next few days.  The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for Yuma County and parts of Riverside County for late Friday (11) night through Tuesday (14) morning.  Low temperatures are expected to drop to the low to mid 30’s Friday (11), Saturday (12) and Sunday (13) ... Read More »

Yuma Police Search For Armed Robbery Suspect


The Yuma Police Department is investigating what appears to be an armed robbery, which occurred on Wednesday (9) morning.  Police say an unidentified Hispanic male accosted the victim near the corner of Madison Avenue and First Street.  The victim described the perpetrator in his mid 20’s, standing 5’7” and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants.  He had ... Read More »

Wellton Police Recover Stolen Furniture


Several thousand dollars worth of stolen furniture has been recovered by the Wellton Police Department.  The items were found Wednesday (9) during a search by police of an apartment on South Eighth Avenue in Yuma.  The items were reported stolen last week from two homes in Wellton.  Police are still conducting their investigation to identify the suspects involved. Read More »

Tucson Busiest Sector For Border Patrol

New reports suggest that of all of Arizona’s borders with Mexico, the U.S. Border Patrol busiest sector is the Tucson sector.  The review shows that there has been a 6% dip in apprehensions in the 3-year period from between 2008 and 2011.  38% of all drug seizures and 37% off all apprehensions statewide occur in the Tucson Sector. Read More »

Sex Offender Arrested

The U.S. Marshall’s Service arrested a convicted sex offender as he was working in the United States.  29-year-old Michael Anthony Martinez was arrested Tuesday (8) night at the Lukeville Port of Entry on charges of Parole Violation.  Authorities say Martinez was convicted over 12 years ago for attempted child molestation and attempted sexual conduct with a minor in Maricopa County.  ... Read More »

Matadors Defeat Phoenix College On The Road

The Arizona Western College Matadors and Lady Matadors traveled to the Valley of the Sun and burned Phoenix College in the process on Wednesday (9). Key free throws down the stretch were the difference for the Matadors in their 71-to-67 victory in overtime.  Anthony Alston scored 14 for A-W-C.  Earlier Wednesday (9), the Lady Matadors over came a deficit they ... Read More »

Late Night Blaze Displaces Yuma Family

A Yuma family is displaced following a late night fire Tuesday 8).  The fire occurred at a residence near the corner of Eighth Street and Avenue “B”.  The American Red Cross has already responded, stating they will assist the family.  The cause of the blaze is under investigation. Read More »

Police Search For Suspect After Attempted Kidnapping

The quick thinking of an older sister helped to foil an attempted kidnapping.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Department says the incident occurred on Monday (7) evening after a male approached the two girls, aged 17 and six, at a bus stop near the corner of May Avenue and Eighth Street and attempted to kidnap the younger sibling.  The 17-year-old hit ... Read More »

San Luis Police Enforce Sober Driving Over The Holidays


The San Luis Police Department was kept busy over the recent holiday period of Christmas and New Year’s and made several arrests.  The department participated in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.  The number of officers patrolling the city of San Luis was increased and sobriety checkpoints were setup up in the city, including the United States/Mexico ... Read More »

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