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City Council Considers Changing Charter In Regards To City Attorney


The Yuma City Council has voted to create a group to consider making a change to the city’s charter after hearing from a Yuma resident about how the city council operates and appoints certain city employees – including the city attorney.  Thomas Thode spoke to the council for over one hour Wednesday night about his concerns with the way the ... Read More »

Yuma PD Looks Into Possible Drive By Shooting


The Yuma Police Department is investigating the cause of three shots being fired early Wednesday morning in what authorities believe was a drive by shooting.  The shots were fired into a residence at 1927 West 18th Lane.  There were no injuries reported. Read More »

New Degree In Exercise And Wellness To Be Offered At AWC


A new Associate of Arts Degree in Exercise and Wellness is being offered at Arizona Western College and is designed for students interested in careers in Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, or corporate wellness programs. Classes will begin in the fall.  Potential students can find the checklist for this program online at, or can meet with an AWC ... Read More »

Judge To Rule On Proceedings Of Case Against Attorney General Horne


A Maricopa County Superior Court judge is expected to issue a ruling today on a request from Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and an aide to throw out a campaign finance case against them.  Horne and Kathleen Winn argue that Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery cannot proceed because Arizona law required Secretary of State Ken Bennett to send it to ... Read More »

This Year’s Dry Winter Means Increased Wildfire Risk


Two small wildfires in California's wine country this week could be a harbinger of a nasty summer fire season across the West.  Officials with the National Interagency Fire Center said Wednesday a dry winter and predicted warming trend mean the potential for significant fire activity will be above normal in the West Coast states, the Southwest, and portions of Idaho ... Read More »

New Police Department Flooring On The Agenda For City Council Meeting Tonight


The Yuma City Council will meet this evening at 5:30pm.  Items on the agenda include awarding bids for flooring in the Yuma Police Department offices.  The council estimates the cost to be $100,000.  The council will also consider an ordinance outlining what are proper fireworks that will be allowed to be used within the city limits.  Some public hearings are ... Read More »

Yuma Sun Sold To New Owner


The Yuma Sun has been sold to a privately owned publisher of several daily and weekly newspapers in Rhode Island.  The deal was announced Tuesday.  Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers Incorporated, which is a part of Horizon Publications, is the buyer.  The Sun reported that it was purchased along with its sister property, the Porterville Recorder in Porterville, California from Freedom ... Read More »

Advocates Encourage Funding For Child Protective Services


Arizona children’s advocates went to the State Capitol on Tuesday, urging lawmakers to fully fund Governor Jan Brewer’s $77 million budget request for Child Protective Services. The money would pay for additional CPS staff and childcare for abused and neglected children, among other things.   Already, Children’s Action Alliance President Dana Naimark says nearly half the cases assigned for investigation ... Read More »

Robbery Suspects Make Court Appearance


Two persons who allegedly held up a man at a mobile home park earlier this week, appeared in court on Tuesday.  Jesus Rivas and Angel Estrada were ordered held on $500,000 bonds each for their role in an incident at the Desert Palms Mobile Home Park on West 28th Street Monday.  A third person was shot by the victim and ... Read More »

Brewer Vetoes Bill That Would Cut Fireworks Penalties


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill eliminating jail time for people convicted of improperly using legal fireworks primarily because it did not take into account different regional circumstances and local safety and fire concerns.  House Bill 2481 vetoed Tuesday would have cut the penalty from a misdemeanor that can net 30 days in jail and a $500 fine ... Read More »

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