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Sex Offender Has New Address


A convicted level 2 sex offender with a medium risk to reoffend has moved to a new address. According to the Yuma Police Department, 27-year-old Anthony Avalos now resides at 2996 South 30th Drive.

Avalos is described as 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighs about 190 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

On Feb. 25, 2010, Avalos accepted a plea agreement in Yuma County Superior Court for three counts of sexual conduct after a police investigation revealed he had sexual contact with teenage females.

Avalos was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years probation.

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Man Who Allegedly Threatened To Kill Woman, Others Sentenced To Prison


The Yuma man who allegedly threatened to shoot a woman, kill other unspecified people and then kill himself was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison Tuesday morning in Yuma County Superior Court.

In doing so, Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Stephen J. Rouff, who presided over the case, also gave Gary Smith credit for 47 days he has already served since his arrest on the misconduct with weapon charge, which he previously plead guilty to in a plea agreement.

But that wasn't the only sentence Rouff handed down. He also sentenced Smith to 2 1/2 years in prison with credit for 111 days previously served for kidnapping per domestic violence and 3 1/2 years with credit for 47 days served Read More »

Man Pleads Not Guilty in Death Of Mother


An 18-year-old Flagstaff man has pleaded not guilty in the strangulation death of his mother.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports that Zachariah Pine entered the plea during an arraignment Monday in Coconino County Superior Court.

Police said Pine called 911 on Feb. 20 to report that 52-year-old Becky Pickering wasn’t breathing. She was found unconscious and lying on the kitchen floor with a pool of blood around her heard.

Responders were unable to revive her, and she died the next day at a hospital. The Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office said she died from strangulation.

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Man Sought In Chino Valley Bank Robbery


Authorities are asking for help locating a man they believe robbed a Chino Valley bank Friday north of Prescott.

Kevin Lee Campbell is suspected of robbing the National Bank of Arizona in the 400 block of Highway 89 at about 6:00 p.m. Friday, according to Lt. Vincent Schaan, spokesperson for the Chino Valley Police Department.

Campbell was last seen driving a tan or gold 2002 Chevy Trailblazer with Arizona plate ABD-9409. He has gray hair and green eyes and is about 5 feet 10 inches tall. Campbell was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, a dark colored baseball hat and sunglasses, Schann said.

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Oklahoma Man Arrested In Bomb Threat To Sheriff Arpaio


A man accused of mailing a homemade bomb to Sheriff Joe Arpaio in April 2013 was arrested after Postal Inspectors and FBI agents executed a search warrant on his Oklahoma residence last Thursday.

Gregory Lynn Shrader, 55, of Jay, Okla., was charged with willfully making a threat after investigators discovered he tried to send an improvised explosive device through the mail to Arpaio’s headquarters in Phoenix from a post office box in Flagstaff, records show.

Postal workers in Flagstaff noticed the suspicious package by its excessive stamp postage and typewritten addressee label, according to a complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Arizona.

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School Bus Involved In Rollover Accident


A school bus has been involved in an accident this morning on Highway 95 near it’s intersection with Avenue 4E.  The condition of the driver is unknown. No kids were on board.   Read More »

Unofficial City Council Election Results Released


The unofficial results of the Yuma City Council election have been released. There are an estimated 815 ballots that remain to be counted. Gary Knight led all candidates with 52% of the vote. William Craft has 46%. Only 1% or 105 votes separate Gary Wright and incumbent Paul Johnson. Wright has 43% and Johnson has 42%. Jacob Miller received 37% ... Read More »

Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter A Finalist In Toyota’s Facebook Contest


The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter is a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program and asks for votes in the Facebook-based contest. On Thursday, the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter will be one of five organizations highlighted for public voting on Visitors to the page receive two votes each day to select two separate winning ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents Make Marijuana Busts
 In Blythe And Maricopa County


Agents from the Blythe Border Patrol Station arrested a Jamaican national smuggling 72 lbs of marijuana on I-10 on Monday. Agents working traffic check operations near Blythe conducted a vehicle stop on a Mazda6 on I10. Following an alert from a canine unit, agents discovered $36,000 worth of marijuana in the trunk of the car and arrested the driver, a ... Read More »

Arizona Western College Management Training Graduation


During Tuesday’s graduation, the Arizona Western College Partnership with Yuma County was highlighted. With the graduating class, over 80 Yuma County employees have completed the Supervisory Skills training at AWC. The students have included current managers and those preparing for opportunities to become managers. The current graduating class of Yuma County employees makes a total of 85 Yuma County employees ... Read More »

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