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Fourth Annual “Polar Plunge” To Benefit Special Olympics


The fourth Annual "Polar Plunge" to benefit Special Olympics is scheduled for March 22nd at 9am at the Valley Aquatic Center on West 18th Street. Many states in the United States are participating in Polar Plunges to benefit Special Olympics, with some states setting fundraising records of more than $1 million and have thousands of plungers participating in icy waters. ... Read More »

Interstate Eleven Gaining Steam


A plan to put an interstate between Las Vegas and Phoenix is gaining steam, but there is still a bumpy road ahead. Transportation officials in Nevada and Arizona are studying potential routes and hope to put a price tag on the planned stretch of Interstate-Eleven within the next few months. The road already has big-name support from business leaders and ... Read More »

Arizona Senate Kills Bill To Revoke Use Of Common Core Standards


The Arizona Senate has killed a bill prohibiting the state from using a set of new educational standards adopted by most of the nation. Senate Bill 1310 by Republican Senator Al Melvin of Tucson would revoke the use of Common Core standards. The standards aim to focus learning on comprehension and real life examples and were designed by a national ... Read More »

Arizona House Approves Bill To Give State Police And DPS Workers A Raise


The Arizona House has approved a bill giving state police and other Department of Public Safety workers a $40 million dollar raise over the next three years. House Bill 2691 by Republican House Speaker Andy Tobin originally asked for two-point-nine million dollars for each of the next three years, but amendments to the bill have increased that amount significantly. The ... Read More »

Missing Elderly Man Found Safe After Search


An elderly man reported missing on Tuesday was found safe several hours after the search began. 88-year-old Ramon Villegas was reported missing early Tuesday morning in the area of the 17000 block of Avenue “B” in Somerton. He was found several hours later. Villegas suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease and had walked away from his home. He was taken to Yuma ... Read More »

Another Person Arrested In Connection With Armed Robbery In January


Another person has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at an area motel in January. The Yuma Police Department says 21-year-old Angel Ramirez was arrested as he was going through the Algodones Port of Entry on Tuesday. He was interviewed by police and transported to the Imperial County Detention Center awaiting his return to Yuma County. Ramirez is ... Read More »

Man Accused Of Attempted Murder Appeared In Court Tuesday


A subject accused of Attempted Murder appeared in Yuma County Superior Court on Tuesday. 50-year-old Barry Todd was arrested following a Friday night shooting at the LZ Bar and Grill. Todd allegedly shot 33-year-old Ryan Hyatt of Yuma. Hyatt is suffering from a damaged lung, liver and diaphragm following the shooting. Todd’s attorney asked for a reduction in bond. The ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meeting Tonight


The Yuma City Council will meet tonight (Wednesday 5) for their first regular meeting in March. The council will continue discussing the change from once every two month billing of utilities to every month. Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls says there will be no change in the amount billed, just the way it is billed. The meeting starts at 5:30pm at ... Read More »

Elderly Man Still Missing After Three Weeks


It has been nearly three weeks since 73-year-old Troy Schmeltz went missing from the Yuma Lakes R-V Resort. Authorities have searched the area and found his footprints leading up to the Gila Gravity Canal. Officials went as far as to bring detector dogs and divers to the scene, but they found no trace of Schmeltz. There is a chance that ... Read More »

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