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Dead Body Found In Vacant Lot


The Yuma Police Department says they were notified Sunday night about a dead body, which was found on Elks Lane.  Police say the person reporting the incident was crossing through a vacant lot and observed a male subject not breathing and notified authorities.  The dead person did not have any identification, but was described as about 60-years-old, 5’9” tall, weighing ... Read More »

Yuma Police Investigate Attempted Homicide


Authorities say they are investigating an attempted homicide from this past weekend.  The Yuma Police Department says two men arrived at Yuma Regional Medical Center Sunday morning with stab wounds.  A third person was identified as being involved in the incident.  Police found evidence indicating the incident occurred in the 2200 block of South Arizona Avenue and may be gang ... Read More »

Woman Arrested On Drug Charges After Traffic Stop


The Yuma County Narcotics Task Force arrested one person following a traffic stop.  On Thursday night, the force stopped a vehicle leaving an area of known drug activity.  30-year-old Victoria Louise Fresquez of Yuma was arrested after she was found in the possession of nearly 15 grams of methamphetamine, various drug paraphernalia and a semi automatic pistol.  She was charged ... Read More »

Pilot Walks Away From Crop Dusting Helicopter Crash In Somerton


The pilot of a crop dusting helicopter in Somerton survived and walked away without injuries following an early Saturday morning crash.  The helicopter crashed in the area of Main Street and Avenue “G”.  The pilot, identified as a 35-year-old man, was extricated from his helicopter and was able to walk away from the accident.  The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating ... Read More »

Sequester Cuts Hurt The National Institutes Of Health


When Congress passed the sequester cuts as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, across-the-board reductions were imposed on a number of agencies. The National Institutes of Health lost five percent of their budget, about $1.6 billion. Pam Miller of the American Heart Association says those cuts will hurt.  Miller says the cuts take the NIH backward several years. ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors To Discus Juvenile Court Issues Today


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 8:15am.  Items on the agenda include several issues involving Juvenile Court – including increasing the budget to add a part time CASA coordinator and several other budget related issues.  The meeting will be held at the Yuma County offices in downtown Yuma. Read More »

Yuma Desalting Plant To Conduct Emergency Drill


An emergency drill is scheduled for Tuesday at the Yuma Desalting Plant on the west side of Yuma.  The Yuma Sun says sirens will be sounded in connection with the drill around 1pm.  The drill will simulate an accidental release of chlorine at the plant.  Such drills are conducted annually.  No action or response by businesses or residents nearby the ... Read More »

Brewer To Attend Memorial Services For Fallen Peace Officers


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer plans to attend two memorial ceremonies honoring fallen peace officers.  She will speak at the Arizona Department of Public Safety's fallen officer memorial ceremony at DPS headquarters this morning. Then she is scheduled to speak at the annual Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Service at the Capitol tonight.  Two officers who died last year are being honored. Read More »

Giffords Honored With Profile In Courage Award


Former United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords has received the 2013 Profile in Courage award at the John F. Kennedy Library.  Giffords received the award Sunday in recognition of the political, personal, and physical courage she has demonstrated in her fearless public advocacy for policy reforms aimed at reducing gun violence.  Giffords, who was seriously wounded in a 2011 shooting, and ... Read More »

Orajel Creator Dies


Family members say David Morris Kern, the creator of Orajel, a medicine aimed at fighting toothaches and later mouth sores, has died.  He was 103.  Kern died peacefully Friday at a group home in Paradise Valley.  Born in 1909 in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Kern worked as a pharmacist before becoming a salesman for Norwich and Warner ... Read More »

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