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Judge Bans Media And Public From Jodi Arias Hearings


For months, Jodi Arias was a television staple and practically every minute of her murder trial was broadcast live. But Arias has vanished from view since her trial ended in May, and the judge has done a complete about face. She has shut the media and public out of nearly every hearing in the case and drawn complaints from First ... Read More »

Participating Agencies Celebrate Having All Area First Responders Hooked Up To Yuma Regional Communications System


Participating agencies in the Yuma Regional Communications System gathered recently in Yuma City Hall to mark the occasion of all area first responders being hooked up to the award-winning system.   The Cocopah and Quechan tribes went live on the New World data system. With that, all local and tribal agencies operating within Yuma County are now integrated into the ... Read More »

AARP Advises Seniors To Watch Out For Scam Artists During The Gift-giving Holiday


Millions of Americans will venture out to big and small retailers in search of the best deals on items for their holiday gift-giving, and experts advise them to have the same diligence when it comes to picking a charity. According to AARP, older Americans are more likely to receive charitable solicitations than any other group, and not all requests are ... Read More »

Charity Groups Create “Giving Tuesday”


Merchants report sales up 2.3% compared with last year, in the holiday buying frenzy of Thanksgiving Thursday and Black Friday – and today is Cyber Monday, known for online shopping. So, charitable groups are hoping there is some time and money left for a different focus. "Giving Tuesday" is this Tuesday. It began last year as an antidote to the ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Meeting


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 9am at the County Offices in downtown Yuma. Items on the agenda include the award of a Uniform Rental and Laundry Services Contract to G&K Services through 2017. Also, the board will authorize the County Administrator to negotiate and enter into a contract with Global Logistics Development Partnership. If ... Read More »

Female Skydivers Attempt World Record


Dozens of female skydivers gathered in Arizona on Saturday as they attempted to break the world record for an all-female mass-formation jump. The spokeswoman for the U.S. Parachute Association, Nancy Koreen, says a total of 63 women made up the formation, all of them flying upside down with their heads down. The previous record was a 41-woman formation. They began ... Read More »

Labor Worker Dies While Trying To Save Co-worker


A labor worker died Tuesday after performing a last moment of heroism. The Yuma County Sheriff's Office responded to an incident in which two women were working in a field in the Somerton area of County 17th and Avenue “F”.   According to deputies, a produce trailer driver with the California company "Hilltown Packing" was backing up. The driver didn't ... Read More »

Yuma City Administration Department “Beef Up” Their Food Donation


During the month of November, departments within the City of Yuma have been collecting food donations from employees to help Yumans in need. But one department decided it needed to “beef up” the fight against food insecurity locally. Donations from the Administration department went toward the purchase of a steer, which will be processed into ground beef to maximize the ... Read More »

Man Arrested For Attempted Robbery


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating an attempted armed robbery occurring on Monday night. Police say two female victims were walking on Vaughn Avenue when a male suspect – identified as 49 year old Gene Anaya of Yuma – approached them demanding their money.   The victims reported Anaya allegedly held his hand in his pocket indicating ... Read More »

State Welfare Department Comes Up With Plan To Deal With Uninvestigated CPS Cases


The state’s welfare department has come up with a plan to deal with more than 6,000 cases alleging child abuse and neglect that Child Protective Services failed to investigate. Cases would be screened by next week, and those needing full investigations would be finished by January 31st, 2014. The strategy is getting mixed reviews. Kids' advocate Dana Naimark of Children’s ... Read More »

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