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Suspect In Custody After Trying To Evade Police


A man who was shot last week after trying to evade authorities has been released from the hospital and is now in custody at the Yuma County Jail. 26 year old Jesus Bran Ibarra is a known violent gang member. He tried to evade officials Wednesday while at the Knight’s Inn and Suites on South Fourth Avenue. He used a ... Read More »

Practice Earthquake Preparedness With The Great Arizona Shake Out


Citizens across Arizona are being asked to prepare for an earthquake with the Annual Great Arizona Shakeout, to be held on October 17th. The American Red Cross is heading up the program and is hopeful many will participate at precisely 10:17am. Cynthia Synder of the Yuma office of the American Red Cross tells us more.   So far over 110,000 ... Read More »

Arizona State Fair Kicks Off In Phoenix This Friday


One of the largest annual events is about to kickoff in Phoenix. The Arizona State Fair enters it’s 18-day run on Friday and runs through November 3rd. The fair will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Director of Marketing for the Arizona State Fair Kristi Walsh says there are some new attractions you need to make sure to check out. ... Read More »

New Chief Deputy Yuma County Administrator Hired At Board Of Supervisors Meeting


A new Chief Deputy Yuma County Administrator has been hired. During the Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, it was announced that Paul Melcher is officially stepping into the new role on October 27th. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Melcher served as the former planning director for Yuma County and has done so since 2008. He also served as ... Read More »

Death Row Inmate Appeal Denied


A federal appeals court and a federal court in Phoenix both have rejected several appeals by an Arizona death row inmate scheduled to be executed Wednesday. A majority of active judges of the Ninth United States Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco declined Monday to rehear an appeal on behalf of Edward Schad and also denied a request for ... Read More »

Arizona Considers Two-Track Voting System


Arizona plans to implement a dual-track voting system allowing people who register to vote without submitting proof of citizenship to cast ballots only for federal offices such as Congress, but not for state or local seats. A spokesman for Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett says he will implement the system recommended under an opinion issued Monday by state Attorney ... Read More »

Arizona State Politicians Gearing Up For Another Term


Three Arizona state leaders are gearing up for another term in 2014. Senator Don Shooter and representatives Steve Montenegro and Darin Mitchell made their way to Yuma Saturday for a fundraiser for their re-election campaign.   They say it is a great opportunity to hear from the people they represent at the state level. The discussion touched on a number ... Read More »

School District Opens Up New High School


Starting next school year, the Gasden Elementary School District plans to offer instruction up to the 12th grade.  The Yuma Sun is reporting the school will be known as the Gasden University Preparation High School. The school plans to offer college credit courses as well as high school classes.   Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Meet Today


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 9am at the county offices in downtown Yuma.   The board is expected to authorize the Chairman to execute an Intergovernmental Agreement between Yuma County and the Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority authorizing Yuma County to provide Information Technology Services to YCIPTA, effective today with four additional renewable ... Read More »

Chief Of Arizona Fire Department To Be Let Go


The chief of the Arizona fire department that lost 19 wild land firefighters in June says he is being forced out of his job. Prescott City Manager Craig McConnell says that Chief Dan Fraijo is leaving by "mutual agreement" effective November 15th. But Fraijo told reporters that the city asked him to leave. Fraijo was appointed in February and oversaw ... Read More »

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