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Nonprofits Across The State To Benefit During Arizona Gives Day


The Yuma Community Food Bank is one of the expected 500 nonprofit organizations to participate in in Arizona Gives Day, an online fundraising initiative, scheduled to take place on Wednesday.   Presented by First Bank, Arizona Gives Day is a 24-hour online fundraiser aimed at bringing together communities across the state, to raise awareness and financial support for a variety ... Read More »

Police Substation Grand Opening Tomorrow


The City of Yuma Police Department is hosting a grand opening ceremony for the new Araby Substation at 6390 East 26th Street Wednesday afternoon.  This is the city’s first official police substation.  The Yuma Police Department serves the community around the clock.  Last year the Yuma Police Department responded to over 75,000 calls for service.  The ceremony will include the ... Read More »

Professionals Gather For National Symposium on Child Abuse


Professionals in child abuse investigation and treatment – including some from Arizona – are meeting this week in Huntsville, Alabama.  At the National Symposium on Child Abuse, they are getting the latest research on topics such as trauma-focused therapy, sex trafficking and online exploitation. Many youngsters are now seen at Children's Advocacy Centers, where they are interviewed by specially trained investigators ... Read More »

Land Survey Mistake Creates Property Dispute


Private property owners south of Flagstaff are looking to Congress to fix a 1960s land survey error.  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently discovered that 25 properties in Mountainaire are encroaching onto the Coconino National Forest. Incorrect corner monuments had been used in the 1960 land survey.  Some of the parcels are undeveloped but property owners made improvements in ... Read More »

Matadors Head To Cochise For Baseball Double-Header


The Arizona Western College Matadors are on the road for a double header this afternoon against Cochise College in Douglas.  Travis Garcia-Perreira will take the mound in the first game at 12 noon and Jeremey Alderman will pitch the late contest. Read More »

Police Continue To Search For Hit And Run Driver Who Hit Toddler In Parking Lot


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they continue on the lookout for the person who hit a toddler in a parking lot and then sped away Thursday.  Police say the three-year-old toddler, Michael Rodriguez was flown to Children’s Hospital in Phoenix over the weekend.  Doctors say he has two broken hips and internal bleeding.  Michael is currently unable to walk.  ... Read More »

High-Speed Pursuit Ends With Crash And Arrest


Police say a high-speed chase led to the arrest of one person.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Enrique Rivera led police on the chase Saturday night after police tried to stop him.  Police say the high speed chase exceeded speeds of 100-miles-per-hour, before the car crashed into another vehicle at the corner of Avenue “B” and 24th Street.  ... Read More »

Senators Prepare New Immigration Reform Bill


The so-called “Gang of Eight” senators, including Arizona’s John McCain and Jeff Flake, are planning to unveil a bipartisan immigration reform bill in the next few weeks.   But one national activist says the bill’s success will depend on how various terms crucial to the immigration debate are defined.   One such term is “back of the line,” as in ... Read More »

AWC Professor Arrested


An Arizona Western College professor has been arrested.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that Henry Averhart was arrested a couple of weeks ago and extradited to Michigan.  Averhart has been a professor at AWC for about two years, helping to teach five different classes.  Officials do say the charges against Averhart are not related to his position or any other ... Read More »

Sewer Rate Hike Not As High As Feared


A rate hike proposed by Far West Water has now been lowered.  The original request to raise the base sewer rate to $62.65 has been adjusted to $57.77 per month.  The utility says without a substantial rate increase on Sewer service, they may go bankrupt.  The Yuma Sun reported on Sunday that the Corporation Commission staff recommended the latest rate ... Read More »

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