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Sex Offender Notification


The Yuma Police Department wants to notify the public of the relocation of a convicted sex offender. 50-year-old George Oranday has relocated to 843 South Third Avenue unit Number Three in Yuma. Orandy is described as standing five-foot-four-inches tall, weighing 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. In April 2011, Orandy was convicted of Sexual Abuse in Yuma County ... Read More »

Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Attempted Murder


Miguel Rodriguez, also known as "Capone," learned his fate in Yuma Superior Court Wednesday (5) for his involvement in a shooting last year. Rodriguez was charged with first degree attempted murder of 36-year-old Reyna Torres back in May 2013. Judge David Haws sentenced Rodriguez to serve 12 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. Last May, Rodriguez showed up at ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department Accepting Applications For Citizens Police Academy


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

Arizona’s National Parks Bring Money Into State’s Economy


Arizona's national parks and monuments are pumping three-quarters of a billion dollars into the state's economy. A new report from the National Park Service shows just under 10 -million people visited Arizona's national park areas in 2012. Craig Dalby with the Park Service says whether it is a local visitor on a day or weeklong family vacation, school kids on ... Read More »

Large Area Of Land Designated As Critical Habitat For Endangered Jaguar


A huge amount of land in Southern Arizona and New Mexico, once home to the endangered jaguar, now has critical-habitat status. Michael Robinson with the Center for Biological Diversity says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service action is linked to a lawsuit from his organization. The critical habitat designation covers slightly more than 750-thousand acres – about 12-hundred square miles. ... Read More »

Caballeros De Yuma Hosts Midnight At The Oasis


One of the biggest events of the year is this weekend. The Caballeros De Yuma is hosting Midnight at the Oasis starting today and running through Sunday. Terry Freydunlund tells us more about the growth of the annual event. The car show will be held at Desert Sun Stadium which includes a cruise to the car show this afternoon and ... Read More »

Fatal Crash Closes 16th Street


​Yuma Police Department reports that 16th Street is currently closed in both directions between 14th Avenue and Gateway Drive while they are on the scene of a fatal collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle. Through traffic needing to cross the East Main Canal should detour to either 8th Street or 24th Street to travel between Avenue A and Avenue ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 1100 Pounds Of Marijuana


Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station seized a total of over eleven-hundred-pounds of marijuana, valued at over $526,000 during three incidents Tuesday. In the first incident, agents patrolling near Gila Bend followed footprints from a remote desert location until they came across four abandoned backpacks containing 186 pounds of marijuana. Later, agents assigned to the all-terrain vehicle ... Read More »

Northern Arizona University Invites Fifth Graders To Visit Campus During “I’m Going 2 College” Event


Today, just under 150 Yuma area fifth graders will be experiencing college life for a day. Arizona Western College and  Northern Arizona University Yuma Branch Campus continues to invite groups of fifth graders each semester to campus. Five classes from Southwestern Christian and Desert Mesa Elementary Schools will participate in college life on the campus during the ninth ‘I’m Going ... Read More »

Yuma Centennial Block Party Celebration Looking For Booth Vendors


The Fort Yuma Rotary Club has partnered with the City of Yuma in a historic celebration of Yuma’s Centennial.   They are looking for vendors, both for profit and nonprofit organizations, to help make the Yuma Centennial Block Party on Main a fun experience for the whole family.  The event will be held on April 11th from 5pm-to-11pm on Main Street. ... Read More »

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