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Jimenez Still Wanted For Questioning In Figueroa Murder Case


The Yuma Police Department continues to question persons who may be linked to a recent murder.  Police say they have interviewed 22-year-old Daniel Torres of Yuma on Wednesday.  Following questioning about the murder of 29-year-old Christal Figueroa of Wellton, he was released.  Police are still seeking one more person – 30-year-old Jose Jimenez – also known as Rascal – of ... Read More »

Man Arrested On Drug Charges Now Linked To Identity Theft


A man accused of being in the possession of methamphetamine and several credit cards appeared in court on Thursday.  31-year-old Pasquale Mykal Menyhert was arrested last week at a Yuma hotel room.  Police found evidence of drugs and at least 20 credit cards not belonging to Menyhert.  Police say 42-year-old Laurie Adey was arrested in connection with the credit card ... Read More »

New Budget Plan Authored By Paul Ryan Could Eliminate Billions Of Dollars in Arizona Funding


An in-depth analysis of the recently passed US House Republican budget shows it would shift huge costs to Arizona state programs and taxpayers.   At a time when the Legislature has already cut several key health and education programs, the budget authored by Congressman Paul Ryan would eliminate billions of dollars now coming to Arizona. One of the report authors ... Read More »

Border Patrol Stops Illegal Alien Smuggling Attempt


El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehended seven Mexican Nationals in a chilling attempt to pass through the Highway 86 checkpoint undetected in the confines of an almost freezing semi-tractor trailer. The incident occurred on Thursday, at approximately 4am, when a 50-year-old male driver approached the Border Patrol checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City.   ... Read More »

Arias Murder Trial Costing Tax Payers More Than $1 million In Lawyer Fees


Jodi Arias' defense for her murder trial has so far cost taxpayers more than $1.4 million.  Officials released the figure Thursday after a judge ruled in favor of several media organizations seeking the information.  The records reveal the total hours billed by her court-appointed attorneys, but don't offer detailed billing information, such as how much specific expert witnesses are being ... Read More »

Yuma PD Continues Investigation Of Christal Figueroa Murder


The Yuma Police Department says they have interviewed another person in connection with the murder of Christal Figueroa.  Police interviewed Lovanny Alegre, also known as Casper on Wednesday.  He was released following the interview.  Police are still on the lookout for Jose Jimenez, also known as Rascal and Daniel Torres also known as Looney.  One person has been arrested in ... Read More »

Police Called To School After Student Brings Gun To Gila Ridge High


The Yuma Police Department responded to Gila Ridge High School on Wednesday morning after receiving information of a fight on campus.  Police say that investigators found that 18-year-old Jacob David Allen possibly was in the possession of a small caliber handgun.  During interviews, Allen admitted to having the weapon and then dumped it into a garbage can.  Police continue to ... Read More »

Sentence Handed Down For Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident


A man who killed one person last year in a hit-and-run incident has been sentenced to over two years in prison.  27-year-old Joseph Dildine was sentenced for the death of 19-year-old Christopher Humbert in July, 2012.  Humbert was struck near the corner of 24th Street and Avenue “C” by Dildine.  When he was arrested, Dildine told investigators that he got behind ... Read More »

Teenage Girl Kidnapped Then Released, Police Search For Suspect


The San Luis Police Department is on the lookout for a man who kidnapped a teenage girl.  Police say the incident occurred on Tuesday morning as the victim was walking to school.  The kidnapping occurred on Tenth Avenue after a man driving a minivan offered a ride to the girl.  The girl accepted.  The victim told police that after she ... Read More »

Local Company Creates New Twist On Baseball Caps


A new local company has started up with a new innovative product.  Notch has introduced a completely new type of baseball cap.  Designed specifically to solve the common problem of sunglasses and baseball caps interfering with each other when worn simultaneously, this innovative, patent-pending design took a simple yet effective approach by creating a notch in the bill of the ... Read More »

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