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One Teen Dead After Playing Russian Roulette


Police say a teen is dead after playing Russian Roulette over the weekend. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old David Henry of Yuma accidently shot himself and later died as a result of the game Friday. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Alfonso Zavala tells us more.   The incident took place at a friend’s home in the 13000 block of South ... Read More »

Arizona Western College Hosts County-Wide Yuma Youth Town Hall


Arizona Western College is hosting a county-wide Yuma Youth Town Hall, to give Yuma County high school students an opportunity to engage in discussion of topics that affect Yuma County. The group of over 100 Yuma County high school students will gather on Friday at the Schoening Center at AWC’s main campus. These students will have been surveyed prior to ... Read More »

One Person Charged In Connection With Vehicle And ATV Theft


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one person is charged in connection with the theft of an ATV and another vehicle, causing headaches for drivers following an accident Friday. Police say 26-year-old Iovany Alerge of Somerton allegedly stole the ATV near the area of West County 16th Street and South Avenue “B”. After being pursued, he fled from the quad ... Read More »

Man In Custody After Alleged Sexual Assault Of A Woman


 Police say one person is in custody following the alleged sexual assault of a woman. Police say they received a report of the incident Sunday. Police say the suspect, identified as 27-year-old John Alexander Rood the Third of Yuma was arrested on Sunday night. The victim told deputies that her ex-boyfriend had given her a ride home from a party. ... Read More »

F-35 Fighter Jet Arrives At Luke Air Force Base


The first F-35 fighter jet has arrived at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale. About 250 base personnel, family members and contractors watched the Lightning-Two stealth jet land at Luke on Monday. Another 143 of the supersonic jets are expected to be assigned to the base during the next decade. Luke officials expect additional F-35s to arrive a couple of ... Read More »

Arizona House Unanimously Approves Bill To Stop Revenge Porn


The Arizona House has unanimously approved a bill aimed at stopping jilted lovers from posting explicit pictures of their former flames on the Internet to get revenge. The bill from Republican Representative J.D. Mesnard of Chandler would make it a felony to post nude photos of a person without their written consent. House Bill 2515 is one of many being ... Read More »

Arizona House Of Representatives Approve Bill To Protect Livestock Animals; Still Angers Animal-Rights Activists


The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a bill that aims to protect livestock animals but which had angered animal-rights activists. The bill would change cruelty charges related to livestock animals from felonies to misdemeanors. It also originally would have forced anyone to notify law enforcement of animal cruelty within five days of obtaining evidence. Animal-rights activists said that would ... Read More »

One Person Dead After Car Accident On Friday


One person is dead following an accident that tied up area streets for several hours on Friday. The Yuma Police Department says 65-year-old Wayne Helms of Washington was traveling westbound in the 1900 block of West 16th Street; when he slowed down to turn right onto Gate Way. Prior to turning he was rear ended by a Silver Chrysler passenger ... Read More »

Missing Man’s Body Found In Gila River


Almost a month later, finally some closure for the family of a man missing since Valentine’s Day. An official from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office confirmed with our television partner KYMATV that a recovery team found the body of 73-year-old Troy Schmeltz. They found the body of the elderly man in the Gila River Sunday, northeast of the Yuma Lakes ... Read More »

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