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NCAA Tournament Starts Tomorrow


It is dance time as March Madness starts on Tuesday.  The Arizona Wildcats are the sixth seed in the West and will take on eleventh seeded Belmont in Salt Lake City.  Tip off is set for Thursday at 4:20pm.  If they win, they will take on the winner of the New Mexico-Harvard on Saturday. Read More »

Woman Dies After Crashing Car Into Mittry Lake


One person was killed on Wednesday night after she lost control of her vehicle in the Mittry Lake area.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 23-year-old Maria Celina Rubio-Morales of Las Vegas, Nevada, was trapped in her vehicle after her car slid sideways and rolled into Mittry Lake.  Police performed CPR on Rubio-Morales until she was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center, ... Read More »

Toddler Injured After Parking lot Hit And Run


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a three-year-old toddler sustained injuries after the child was hit in a parking lot.  Police say the incident occurred Thursday afternoon in a parking lot in the 2600 block of 16th Street in Yuma.  The driver took off after the accident.  The child was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.  Police ... Read More »

Sex Offender Relocates


The Yuma Police Department says a level three sex offender has relocated to a new residence.  37-year-old Frankie M. Munoz has relocated to 1458 South Thomas Avenue.   Munoz was sentenced in 2003 for six months after being found guilty of having sexual contact with a 13-year-old female.   In 2008, Munoz pled guilty to Failure to Register as a ... Read More »

Bee Aware


Last week the Yuma Fire Department responded to a call for bees swarming.  Citrus blossom smells are in the air and with that, bees seem to be more active.   Each year the Yuma Fire Department will be asked to respond to bee swarms.  Although bee sting deaths are rare, they do occur and people with allergies to these stings ... Read More »

Police Substation Grand Opening


The grand opening of the new Yuma Police Substation on East 26th Street in the Araby area will be held on Wednesday.  This is the first official Yuma Police Department substation, helping to expand services into the eastern part of the city.  Yuma Police Chief John Lekan says this is an exciting milestone in the history of the police department ... Read More »

Fallen Arizona Serviceman Honored


The Department of Defense says a sailor from Arizona has died after being wounded while serving in Afghanistan. Pentagon officials announced Thursday that 31-year-old Chief Petty Officer Christian Michael Pike of Peoria died Wednesday in Germany.  They say he died as a result of combat-related injuries sustained Sunday while conducting stability operations in Maiwand District, Afghanistan.  Pike was assigned to ... Read More »

Children Invited To Submit Poster Designs For Yuma Housing Festival


The Fifth Annual Yuma Housing Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th.  The winners of the annual fair housing poster contest will be announced at that time at the event.  The poster contest is open to all children, grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.  Fliers and entry forms announcing the contest have been distributed to a number of schools throughout the area.   The ... Read More »

Public Meeting To Discuss Water Pipe Replacement Project


Work on replacing an aging piece of infrastructure within the City of Yuma is coming soon, and the City invites members of the public to a meeting to find out how it could affect them. The meeting will be held Tuesday at 6pm in the cafeteria of McGraw School on South Arizona Avenue.  It is open to the public and ... Read More »

Arizona’s Unemployment Rate Rises


Arizona's unemployment rate is up, rising from 7.9 percent in December, 2012 to 8 percent in January.  Meanwhile, Yuma County’s unemployment rate stays steady at 26 percent for January.  Department economists say there were seasonal job losses in Arizona's government and the private sector.  The department says Arizona lost over 45,000 non-farm jobs in January.  Retail trade and employment industries ... Read More »

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