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Powerball Jackpot Creeping Toward Record-Breaking Amount


The Powerball jackpot is surging to potentially record-breaking levels thanks to the Golden and Silver states. California has sold $83-million worth of Powerball tickets since it started selling them in April and overall has accounted for 11-percent of the game's sales in the country. Nevadans can not buy tickets in their state, where the lottery is seen as competition to ... Read More »

City Council Discusses Capital Improvement Projects


The Yuma City Council heard about proposed Capital Improvement Projects for the next year during their council meeting Wednesday.  Capital Improvement Project Administrator Ana Lugo presented an outline of 61 proposed projects for the 2014 Fiscal year, budgeted to cost around $37-million.  Councilmember Paul Johnson expressed concern about the order some of the projects were listed.  He is concerned about ... Read More »

Yuma Police Respond To Shooting Victim At YRMC Emergency Room


The Yuma Police Department says one person has sustained injuries following a shooting on Wednesday night.  Officers responded to the emergency room at Yuma Regional Medical Center where a victim with gun shot wounds was admitted.   A 21-year-old male was found who had been shot twice.  His injuries were non-life threatening.  The incident occurred in the area of Eighth ... Read More »

Couple Arrested In Connection To Last Week’s Shooting


Two persons are behind bars after their arrests in connection with a shooting last week that seriously injured one person.  Police say 40-year-old Misty Ann Martinez and 32-year-old Miguel Rodriguez, also known as Capone, were arrested on Wednesday afternoon in connection with the shooting of 36-year-old Reyna Torres.   Martinez was charged with Hindering Prosecution and Rodriguez was charged with ... Read More »

Body Found In Orange Grove Identified


The body found in a grove on Monday has been identified.  The Yuma Police Department says the body is that of 24-year-old Jessica Monique Sanchez.  She was last known alive May 9th.  Her body was discovered in a grove near County 16th and Avenue Three-and-a-half-E.  Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact the Yuma Police Department at ... Read More »

State Route 188 Closed Today


The Arizona Department of Transportation will close State Route 188 just east of Roosevelt Dam today as they assist with the Salt River Project, removing a large rock, which is attached to a retention line supporting one of their power poles on an embankment above and next to the highway in Gila County.  The large rock became dislodged from the ... Read More »

Close To 450 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized In Prieta Cabeza National Wildlife Refuge


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested four drug smugglers and seized a combined 442 pounds of marijuana during the past two days.   The drugs have an estimated street value of $221,000.  Monday, agents working southwest of Gila Bend apprehended a group of four drug smugglers carrying 253 pounds of marijuana along a route through the Prieta ... Read More »

DPS Officer Tim Huffman Honored At Memorial Service


Friends and family of 47-year-old Officer Tim Huffman honored him Wednesday during memorial services.  Huffman was killed last week while working for the Arizona Department of Public Safety near Wellton as he worked an accident on Interstate-Eight.  His twin brother Warren Huffman says he was proud of Tim, who was always an achiever and leader of the pack. Huffman is ... Read More »

Yuma PD Investigates Tuesday Morning Shooting Death


The Yuma Police Department says one person is dead following a shooting in the 100 block of South Tenth Avenue Tuesday morning.  Police say 28-year-old Jennifer Silva was found with a gunshot wound.  She was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.  Police continue to investigate and no suspects are in custody. Read More »

Police Look Into Reports Of Shots Fired


Yuma Police say they are looking into a report of gunfire at an apartment complex early this morning shortly before 4am.  Police say multiple rounds were fired at an apartment complex in the 2200 block of South First Avenue.  A window and two nearby vehicles were damaged in the incident.  No injuries were reported and police continue to investigate. Meanwhile, ... Read More »

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