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Yuma County Sheriff On The Lookout For Missing Person


MISSING PERSON-The Yuma County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing person. 88-year-old Ramon Villegas walked away from his home this morning (Tuesday 4) in the 17000 block of South Avenue "B" in Somerton. He may have been picked up by an unknown person in the area of County 18-and-a-half and Avenue "B". Police are ... Read More »

Man Taken Into Custody Friday For Attempting To Smuggle Methamphetamines Into The United States


A 53-year-old male Mexican national was taken into custody Friday for attempting to smuggle more than 31-pounds of methamphetamine into the United States.   Customs and Border Protection officers located 26 packages of methamphetamine, worth over $482,000 hidden in the doors of a Jeep Cherokee driven by Alejandro Perez-Corrales.   The drugs and vehicle were seized. Perez was turned over ... Read More »

Yuma County Superior Court Testing Out New Pretrial Release System


Yuma County Superior Court will be testing out a new system of pretrial releases. Heather Murphy from the Arizona Supreme Court says it will help judges do their job more effectively and save you money. Currently the country spends $9 billion a year to hold defendants before trial. The Yuma county jail makes up part of that money. Murphy says ... Read More »

New Requirements Help Take A Bite Out Of Tooth Decay In Kids


It is the most common chronic childhood disease, and across Arizona and the nation, there are new requirements that could help take a bite out of kids' tooth decay. Pediatric dental care is one of the essential benefits under the Affordable Care Act, meaning childhood dental care must be offered, whether it is part of a health plan or as ... Read More »

San Luis Announces New Recreational Activities At Montezuma Park


The City of San Luis is announcing new recreational activities at Montezuma Park. Those activities include remote control off road racing, the creation of a new BMX bike track, painting ramadas, restrooms and making minor lighting updates. There are several projects that have been completed, including some electrical needs, reseeding of grassy areas, making changes to area landscaping and adding ... Read More »

Three Year Old In Stable Condition After Accidental Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound


The Pima County Sheriff's Department says a three-year-old boy is in stable condition after accidentally shooting himself.  a Sheriff’s deputies responded to the shooting at a home in Amado Monday afternoon. The boy shot himself in the lower torso.   The child was flown to a trauma center, where he underwent surgery and is in stable condition. The shooting is ... Read More »

Grand Canyon Communities Lose Out On $17 Million During Last Years Partial Government Shutdown


Arizona communities near the Grand Canyon lost out on $17 million dollars during last year's partial government shutdown. That is according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service. The report found that Grand Canyon visitors typically spend $37 million dollars during October on gas, food, lodging and outfitters. That figure fell to $20 million dollars as Congress ... Read More »

Bill To Set Aside Money For Yarnell Fire Memorial Site Given Initial Approval


The Arizona House of Representatives has given initial approval to a bill setting aside 500-thousand-dollars to create a memorial site honoring the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire last year. But House Bill 2624 was also amended Monday to give the widows of the firefighters the chance to buy the site themselves. Representative Karen Fann ... Read More »

One Man In Custody For Alleged Shooting Over The Weekend


One man is in custody following an alleged shooting over the weekend. The Yuma Police Department says 50-year-old Barry Douglas Todd of Yuma was arrested at the LZ Bar and Grill after he shot 33-year-old Ryan Hyatt of Yuma. Todd and Hyatt got into an argument Friday night outside the bar and that is when witnesses say shots rang out. ... Read More »

Several People Injured Following Out Of Control Car


The Yuma Police Department says several persons werea injured following an accident on Saturday morning. Police say 34-year-old Ricardo Pena-Amaya of Yuma was driving early Saturday morning, when he lost control and stuck several parked vehicles at the corner of 17th Avenue and 25th Street.   The passenger’s in Pena-Amaya’s car were extricated by the Yuma Fire Department and transported ... Read More »

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