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Yuma Man Arrested On Assault Charges


The Yuma Police Department says one person was injured on Sunday afternoon following an assault.  Police say a victim was found bleeding from the head due to injuries he sustained in an apparent assault near Sixth Street and Orange Avenue.  Witnesses say a male subject fled from a nearby apartment.  He was later identified as 44-year-old Paul John Talario the ... Read More »

Police Identify Body Of Wellton Woman Found In Tree Grove


Police have positively identified a body found in a grove of trees over the weekend.  The Yuma Police Department says they were notified of the body on Friday morning.  It is that of 29-year-old Christal Figueroa of Wellton.  Figueroa’s body was found near the corner of Avenue Two-E and County 17th Avenue.  Police are investigating the incident as a homicide.  ... Read More »

Arizona Teens At Risk For Tobacco Use


The CDC says more than one in six Arizona teens either smokes or chews tobacco products, and a new report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids shows how new products are reaching young people – despite age and marketing restrictions. Danny McGoldrick with the Campaign says some companies have added tobacco to their cigarette paper or wrapper, which qualifies it ... Read More »

Man Charged With Assault And Rape Shortly After Release From Prison


Authorities say a 23-year-old man who was released from a federal prison earlier this month is accused of beating and raping a woman in Tempe.  Police say Lane Halona attacked the woman as she was walking home from work near Mill Avenue. Halona had been released three days earlier after serving a 23-month sentence for aggravated assault and DUI. Halona is ... Read More »

AWC Softball and Baseball Scores


Softball – Saturday: Arizona Western College 7 Chandler-Gilbert 3 Arizona Western College 8 Chandler-Gilbert 0 Baseball – Saturday: Arizona Western College 3 Mesa College 2 Arizona Western College 16 Mesa College 13 Read More »

Sun Devils Fall While Wild Cats Advance In NCAA Tourney


The Arizona State Sun Devils lost a heartbreaker Friday night to Baylor, 89-to-86 to end their season at 22-and-13. Meanwhile, the sixth seeded Arizona Wildcats surprisingly beat Harvard 74-to-51 Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16.  They will take on Ohio State on Thursday night with tip off set for 5:45 p.m. Read More »

Yuma PD Investigating Suspicious Death of Young Woman


Yuma Police detectives are at county 17th and Ave 2E investigating a suspicious death of an unidentified young adult female found in the groves. Anyone with information or with concerns about a missing person please call Sgt. Ron Rodriguez at 928-373-4678 or (928) 373-4700 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous. Read More »

Schools Lockdowns Lifted, Police Still Searching For Suspects


The Yuma Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle collision that occurred at 1st Street and Madison Avenue this morning (Friday 22). Two Hispanic females and three Hispanic males were seen getting out of the suspect vehicle and starting running. Some weapons were found by the Gowan Company L-L-C building at 370 Main Street. Police say they started receiving phone ... Read More »

Yuma Fire Department Successfully Moves Into New Station


The move out of “old” Yuma Fire Station Number One on West Fourth Street and the move in to “new” Fire Station One on South Third Avenue was completed on Wednesday.  The station is now operational.   Some work will continue on the project such as demolition of the old building, parking lot construction and more. An official ceremony and ... Read More »

Farmers Worried About Possible Water Rights Diversion


Yuma farmers are upset over a proposed water bill, which could possibly divert water rights from the area.  KYMA-TV is reporting that a lawyer has been retained by irrigation districts.  Wade Noble is representing the districts, who are trying to protect a $3-billion industry.  Other counties across Arizona are trying to divert the use of some of this water to ... Read More »

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