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Man Caught Smuggling Nearly $1 Million In Cocaine Across Border


A Yuma Border Patrol Sector canine team disrupted a smuggler’s efforts to transport over $943,000 worth of cocaine through a checkpoint Wednesday on Interstate-Eight near Spot Road.  A 64-year-old man was sent to secondary inspection after a canine alerted to his blue Ford Expedition. Upon further inspection, 14 packages of cocaine were discovered in the vehicle’s doors.  The driver, a Mexican ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors To Discuss 2013-2014 Budget At Today’s Meeting


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9am this morning at the Yuma County Offices in downtown Yuma.  The board will begin their first consideration of the 2013-2014 budget.  They will provide direction to the staff regarding revisions to the 2013-2014 Recommended Budget, adopt the Tentative Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 and set the date and time for ... Read More »

YRMC Opens Cancer Center


The groundbreaking on the new Yuma Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center was held on Friday.  The new 38,000 square foot facility is a part of the Yuma Regional Medical Center's Dream Big initiative.  The CEO of Yuma Regional Medical Center Patrick Walz says it is important this area get such a facility. The plans for the new center was all ... Read More »

Gosar Votes To Repeal Obamacare


United States Congressman Paul Gosar has voted to fully repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  The House of Representatives voted 229-to-195 in favor of repeal.  Gosar says there are several reasons behind his no vote. The repeal measure was authored by Representative Michele Bachmann, former Republican presidential candidate and Tea Party leader, who sought to ... Read More »

Recycling Pickup To Begin In A Week


There has been some confusion as to when curbside recycling in Yuma starts.  The containers are being delivered now, but it will be another week once those are delivered before pickup begins according to Dave Nash with the City of Yuma. The rollout citywide is expected to take over three months. Read More »

New Bill In Congress Purposes Mandatory Egg-Labeling


Cage-free, "free range", pasture-raised or just “eggs” – a growing number of people are concerned with where and how their food is produced, and a new bill in Congress would make egg-labeling mandatory, as well as adding more humane living standards for millions of egg-laying hens in the U.S. Paul Shapiro with the Humane Society of the United States says ... Read More »

Yuma Unemployment Rate Up To 30 Percent


The jobless rate in Yuma County has increased to 30-percent.  3 out of 10 workers are collecting unemployment, the highest number in some time – due partly to the decrease of agriculture related jobs that typically end in the spring.  The Yuma Sun says only just over 23,000 were out of work in March, compared to April’s figure of nearly ... Read More »

Couple Involved In Shooting Incident Last Week Make Court Appearance


Two persons involved in an alleged shooting appeared in court Thursday.  32-year-old Miguel “Capone” Rodriguez is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder following a shooting incident last week in which an unidentified 36-year-old female was injured.  40-year-old Misty Ann Martinez is charged with hindering prosecution in the First Degree.  Bond on both suspects is $500,000. Read More »

Person Of Interest Questioned In Shooting Death Of Jennifer Silva


The Yuma Police Department says they have questioned and then released a person of interest involving a case in which police say shots were fired Tuesday.  One person, identified as 28-year-old Jennifer Silva, was shot and killed. Yuma Police Detectives have identified and interviewed all involved individuals.  The case is believed to be an isolated incident and not connected with ... Read More »

Home Prices, Jobs In Arizona Rebounding Slowly


Some of Arizona's top business experts say jobs and home prices are slowly rebounding, but the state has a long way to go and federal budget cuts are not helping.  Experts say Arizona has gained back nearly 40-percent of the 314,000 jobs that were lost during the recession, but that pace is well behind the nation as a whole.  While ... Read More »

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