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Mexican National Serving Time At San Luis Detention Facility Reveals He Is A Suspect Of Murder Investigation In Los Angeles


An incident that began with the arrest and detention of an adult male by Yuma Border Patrol Sector agents November 1st, has become the subject of a murder warrant issued from Los Angeles County. Yuma Station agents arrested a Mexican national early this month for illegally entering the U.S. near Andrade. While serving 20-days at the San Luis Detention Facility, ... Read More »

Yuma Visitors Center Will Be Closed For Thanksgiving


Anyone planning to grab information about what to do and see in Yuma while heading over the river and through the woods will have to wait until the Friday after Thanksgiving. The official Visitor Information Center at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park on North Fourth Avenue will be closed for Thanksgiving November 28th. The center will be open ... Read More »

Cracker Barrel Removes Gestation Crates


The recent decision by Cracker Barrel restaurants to remove gestation crates from its pork supply chain is earning praise from its shareholders. At Cracker Barrel's annual meeting, shareholders voted in favor of a resolution supporting the move away from the small cages, which Matthew Prescott with the Humane Society of the United States says virtually immobilize breeding pigs for months ... Read More »

Yuma Regional Medical Center Launches Clinical Trial Program


Yuma Regional Medical Center has recently launched a clinical trial program that will help people in Yuma receive cutting edge treatment without having to leave their community. The initial trials will be in the fields of cardiology, oncology, and diabetes. Doctor Joseph Cardenas tells us more.   Doctor Cardenas will perform the first clinical trial using a balloon angioplasty coated ... Read More »

Family With Extravagant Christmas Light Display To Get Help From Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Explorers This Year


A family who has faithfully set up an elaborate Christmas light display for the past 27 years will get some help from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Explorers this year. The Klein family on West 25th Street will be assisted on Saturday by the explorers to continue a holiday tradition. The group will gather at the residence at 2101 West ... Read More »

Child Abuse Cases Go Neglected Or Uninvestigated


Arizona child welfare officials say about 6,000 cases of suspected child abuse or neglect were never investigated after being reported to a statewide Arizona hotline over the past four years. Governor Jan Brewer said she would insist on accountability and reforms so it never happens again. Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter says a team at Arizona's Child Protective ... Read More »

Arizona DOT Invites Public To Attend Open House Meeting


The Arizona Department of Transportation invites the public to attend an informational open house meeting regarding the San Luis Street Improvement Project scheduled to begin in spring 2014. The project is intended to improve the circulation of traffic, enhance pedestrian safety and improve access to downtown businesses. A-DOT will present the final design plan, and the anticipated construction schedule and ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrest Woman Trying To Smuggle Drugs Across The Border


United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Border Patrol station arrested a woman Tuesday attempting to smuggle more than 140 lbs of marijuana stashed in her vehicle while driving with two young passengers on I-10. Agents stopped a vehicle on I-10 near the Box Canyon Road exit. The driver, a 41 year old woman and naturalized citizen of ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Committed To Seeing Southgate Mall Redeveloped


It may take a while, but the Yuma City Council is committed to seeing the Southgate Mall completely redeveloped. The Council on Wednesday heard from a representative of the new owners of the mall. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Gordon Keig told the council that some of the mall will be demolished and reconstructed, construct other pads, provide better ... Read More »

School Bus Involved In Accident With Pickup Truck


Another school bus was involved in an accident. The Yuma Police Department says the accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon in the 1600 block of Arizona Avenue. Police say a 50 year old male was driving a 1995 Chevrolet north on Arizona when he collided with the rear end of a school bus stopped in the right hand turn lane. The ... Read More »

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