Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Former Interior Secretary And Arizona Governor Weighs In On Land Conservation


One year ago, former Interior secretary and Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt called on President Barack Obama to match every acre of public land leased for oil and gas development with an acre set aside for conservation. It is a goal that has not been met. Former oil and gas engineer-turned-rancher Rich Kaup says President Obama has been reluctant to take ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Approves New Contract With Humane Society Of Yuma


The Yuma City Council approved a new contract with the Humane Society of Yuma. The council on Wednesday approved the contract that is expected to save the city of Yuma money while freeing up staff from both the city and the Humane Society to care for animals. The Yuma Sun is reporting changes to expedite the time it takes to ... Read More »

One Man In Custody In Connection With Several Shootings


One man is in custody after police arrested him in connection with several shootings in Yuma on Tuesday. The Yuma Police Department along with the Yuma County Sherriff’s Office arrested 33-year-old Jesse Vasquez of Yuma after he allegedly pointed a handgun at a customer inside Circle K on the corner of Araby Road and 32nd Street. After the incident, police ... Read More »

One Person Dead After Vehicle-Pedestrian Collision


Police say one person is dead following a vehicle versus pedestrian collision. The Yuma Police Department says 96-year-old Lucienne Sears died from injuries she sustained in the accident occurring on Monday afternoon. An investigation revealed a 16-year-old female driver was traveling eastbound on 22nd Street, attempting to make a left turn onto 25th Drive. As she made the turn, she ... Read More »

El Centro Border Patrol Agents Arrest Two Suspected Narcotics Smugglers And Seize 13 Pounds Of Methamphetamine


El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station arrested two suspected narcotics smugglers and seized more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine concealed inside a compartment within the vehicle Tuesday. Border Patrol agents encountered a 27-year-old man driving a 1995 Honda Accord, along with a 47-year-old male passenger as they approached the Highway-111 checkpoint located near Niland, California. ... Read More »

State Board Of Education Reelects Thomas Tyree For Yuma County Schools Superindendent


The State Board of Education has reelected Yuma County Schools Superintendent, Thomas Tyree to serve as its president in 2014. Tyree has served in public education for 43 years. He has served as the President of the state’s County School Superintendent’s Association, as well as a trustee of Yuma Regional Medical Center, Chair of the Western Arizona Council of Governments ... Read More »

Man Appears In Court On Attempted Murder Charges


A man arrested on attempted murder charges over the weekend appeared in court. 23-year-old Michael Anthony Soto is charged with two counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder and one count of Aggravated Assault in connection with an incident Sunday in which he hit 21-year-old Jorge Damian with his car. A third person involved fired several rounds from a handgun. So ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meeting Tonight


The Yuma City Council will meet tonight at 5:30pm at the Yuma City Hall. Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls says the council is starting to discuss options concerning the Call to the Public.   Several other items are on the agenda including approval to move forward with the second phase of the riverfront improvement project.   Read More »

Sheriff’s Detention Officer Fired After Causing Flood In Phoenix Jail


A Maricopa County Sheriff's detention officer has been fired after hanging from a pipe at the downtown Phoenix jail in December 2013, causing it to break and flood the complex. Sheriff's officials say that the initial damage estimate is near $250,000 but could go higher as some areas of the jail are still are being repaired. MCSO officials say Terry ... Read More »

Two People In Custody Following Early Morning Shooting On Sunday


Police say two people are in custody following an early morning shooting Sunday in the 1700 block of Dora Avenue. The Yuma Police Department says 23-year-old Michael Anthony Soto and 38-year-old Carla Diane Hirales are charged in connection with the incident. Police say both were involved in an altercation at a party involving alcohol at the Hirales residence.   Soto ... Read More »

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