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Yuma City Council Accuses Mayor Krieger Of Abusing Petty Cash Fund

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The Yuma City Council took several minutes during their Wednesday meeting to chastise and accuse Mayor Alan Krieger of financial improprieties.  It came to the attention of the city council recently that there is nearly $900 that is not accounted for properly in the city’s petty cash fund.  Council member Edward Thomas brought the issue to light after an audit ... Read More »

95.1 KTTI Voted Yuma’s Best

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Our sister station, 95.1 KTTI has been named as Yuma Sun’s Best radio station for the 12th year in a row.  The newspaper polls readers in several categories about what they feel is the “best” in the desert southwest.  Congratulations to our “cousins” down the hall for being named the 2012 Best Radio Station. Read More »

Customers React To Planned Increase In Sewer Rates

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Over 1,000 Far West Water and Sewer customers attended a public hearing on Wednesday to voice their disapproval of a plan to increase sewer rates.  The plan is to raise the rates from $21-75 a month to $62-65 a month – a 188-percent hike in fees.  The Yuma Sun says several spoke about the proposed sewer rate increase, saying a ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Sheriff’s Office Searching for Suspect

Yuma County Sheriff’s Office and YPD are searching the area of Camelot Apts for a Hispanic male who fled from Officers Residents are urged to stay inside until officers clear area. Yuma Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, 6’5″, 220 lbs, dressed in all black in the area of Camelot Apts possibly carrying a firearm. If you have ... Read More »

Yuma House Fire Ignited By Water Heater

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We have more information about a fire that heavily damaged a home on West Seventh Street Monday night.  Officials say the fire was due to a possible faulty water heater.  The fire spread to the attic area.  The American Red Cross – Grand Canyon Chapter – assisted the family.  Yuma Fire Department Public Information Officer Mike Erfert reminds persons to ... Read More »

Border Patrol Apprehends Meth Smuggler

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El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents at the Indio Station in California apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint and seized approximately 18 pounds of methamphetamine.  The incident occurred on Sunday when a 26-year-old male driver approached the Border Patrol checkpoint located between Westmorland and Salton City.   A canine team alerted to the vehicle was subsequently referred to ... Read More »

Yuma Regional Medical Center Under Lockdown

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Yuma Regional Medical Center was under a lockdown for some time Tuesday.  KYMA TV says the hospital was placed on the lockdown after a staff member or patient felt threatened for some reason.  No one was allowed in or out of the medical center while officials conducted a search.  No injuries were reported and no weapon was located on the ... Read More »

Man Charged With Pointing Gun At Police Officer Appears In Court

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A man who attempted to flee from police and pointed a weapon at a police officer while he was trying to flee appeared in Yuma County Justice Court Tuesday.  Martin Antonio Velasco faces two counts of aggravated assault after pointing a .22-caliber weapon at a Yuma Police Officer.  He remains in custody on a $500,000 bond. Read More »

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

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A man who allegedly held up two businesses within 15 minutes in Yuma Sunday is now in police custody.  24-year-old Vicente Dominguez was arrested on Monday by the Cocopah Police Department while at the Cocopah Casino.  He is expected to be charged with two counts of Armed Robbery.  He held up the Ramada Inn on South Fourth Avenue early Sunday ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Approves Grant For Food Bank

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors approved a grant totaling $53,000 Tuesday to help the Yuma Community Food Bank in their fight to help hungry children in our area.  The grant was awarded after the board heard from Yuma Community Food Bank Chairman Mike Ivers about the need to help fill backpacks of low income school children.  The Yuma Sun ... Read More »

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