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Brothers Suspected Of Bank Robbery Make Court Appearance


Two fleshly brothers accused in the alleged robbery last month of an area bank, made their first appearance in court on Wednesday (2).  25-year-old Jesus Alaniz and 21-year-old Nestor Alaniz allegedly were involved in the armed robbery of Wells Fargo Bank located on Catalina Drive in Yuma.  Police say one of the men entered the bank on December 27th, 2012 ... Read More »

City Of Yuma Is Offering Christmas Tree Recycling


The City of Yuma is again offering a drop-off site for those who wish to safely dispose of their natural Christmas trees.  Christmas tree recycling will continue until Saturday (5) at 265 West 13th Street.  Hours for the Christmas Tree Recycling Program are from 7am to 4pm. You are asked to be sure to remove all lights, ornaments and tinsel. ... Read More »

Police Discover Neglected Teen After Arresting Three People On Drug Charges


The Wellton Police Department says they have information involving a parent of whom they say neglected a 17-year-old boy.  Police say the information was obtained as they were investigating an alleged drug abuse case.  Police executed a search warrant at the residence in question on South Avenue 37-E Monday (31) morning.  Initially they were looking for drugs and drug related ... Read More »

Lady Matadors Fall To Central Arizona

The Arizona Western College Lady Matadors lost a close game to Central Arizona 58-to­-54 Wednesday (2) night.  Nikki Villescaz led the way for A-W-C with 14 points.  The men’s team didn’t fare any better losing 72-to-64.  Both teams will host Cochise on Saturday.  The women tip off at 5:30pm with the men’s team to follow.  The action can be heard ... Read More »

Rumors Circulate About Next Coach For Cardinals


Rumors continue to circulate that former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid may be the next coach of the Arizona Cardinals.  Reid was fired after spending 12-years as coach in the city of Brotherly Love.  Two other coaches are also in rumor mill out of the Cardinals camp.  Cards defensive coordinator Ray Horton and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy ... Read More »

Phoenix Suns Snap Losing Streak


The Phoenix Suns ended a five game losing skid on Wednesday (2) with a 95-to-89 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.  Luis Scola scored 21 for the Suns.  They continue to remain in the cellar of the Pacific Division, 13 and a half games behind the Los Angeles Clippers. Read More »

New Year’s Day Armed Robbery

Yuma, AZ — On 1-01-2013 at approximately 2142 hours an unidentified Hispanic Male entered the Subway restaurant located at 1522 S Avenue B, and demanded money from the clerk.  The subject was described as an average build approximately 5’4 and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, old man Halloween type mask, a dark colored ball cap and blue jeans.  The ... Read More »

Yuma PD Warns Against Discharging Firearms At New Years


Yuma, AZ — On New Year’s Eve the Yuma Police Department responds to numerous reports of “shots fired” within the city limits. Some people discharge a firearm into the air to bring in the New Year. Chief John Lekan said, “This is a dangerous practice and there is no place for it in our community. Illegally discharging a firearm in ... Read More »

4 Matador Football players find 4-year homes


Bibbs, Wren, Sendish sign letters of intent to commence NCAA’s early-signing period Yuma, Arizona – December 20, 2012 — Arizona Western College is proud to announce that four members of the AWC Football team-three from the 2012 team, and one from the 2011 team-have officially signed letters of intent to attend school and play football for 4-year universities this coming ... Read More »

Yuma PD Delivers Christmas To Families


  Yuma, AZ — The Yuma Police Department selected three families to adopt for Christmas. The families were chosen by recommendations from community members and Yuma Police Officers. On 12-21-12, Yuma Police Officers will deliver Christmas cheer to the three families.  Santa Claus will present gifts to each child. In addition, all three families will receive a generous food container from ... Read More »

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