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Arizona Hunters Have A Second Chance To Obtain A Permit


Hunters who were not drawn for a permit this fall have another chance to get one.  The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it has about 4,000 leftover tags for deer, turkey and juniors-only javelina that it is making available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The department began accepting applications for the leftover tags on Monday by mail.  Any remaining ... Read More »

Wellton Police Officer Investigated For Excessive Force


A Wellton police officer is on paid leave while an investigation is underway.  Officer Juan Saenz is accused of using excessive force from two different allegations.  KYMA-TV says on July 6th, Saenz was conducting an investigation into a report of a disorderly suspect.  The 22-year-old male was arrested and then later reported that Saenz assaulted him during the arrest.  After ... Read More »

Accused Robber Makes Court Appearance


A man who allegedly conducted several armed robberies recently in Yuma appeared in court on Monday.  42-year-old Dennis Aguerro is charged with numerous counts of armed robbery, aggravated assault, and theft after being tied to robberies at various liquor and grocery stores, as well as a local taco shop.  There are 18 charges against Aguerro altogether.  The judge agreed with ... Read More »

Mayor Proud Of Decrease In Vandalism During His Term


Yuma Mayor Alan Krieger will continue in his service to the public for a little over five months, before he steps aside.  The Mayor opted to not seek reelection this year.  Prior to serving as mayor, Krieger served on the city council for four years.  He is proud that with the proper steps, the incidents of vandalism have significantly dropped ... Read More »

Rest Area Along I-17 To Close For Renovations


A rest stop along Interstate-17 near Camp Verde will be closed while crews renovate the water system. The Arizona Department of Transportation has closed the McGuireville rest area on both sides of the interstate for 45 days.  Crews will be upgrading the restrooms, pump house and sewer lines, and drilling a new well.  The project began in early June but ... Read More »

Yuma PD Now Accepting Applications For Hispanic Citizens Police Academy


The Yuma Police Department is now accepting applications for their third Hispanic Citizens Police Academy.  The academy is designed to educate the citizens of Yuma about the daily operations of the Yuma Police Department.   The academy is eight weeks long and will give participants an opportunity to meet several officers who will be instructing various topics relating to police ... Read More »

Doctor Suggests Alternatives To Anti-Depression Medication


When it comes to dealing with depression, experts say people too often turn to prescription drugs as their first option.  Doctor Jim Gordon with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine says while anti-depressants do help some patients, they also have drawbacks.  Plus, he says there are lots of other options that should be considered first, such as getting active. Gordon says ... Read More »

Man Accused Of Threatening Anchorwomen Over Arias Trial Coverage


Authorities say they have arrested a New York man accused of making threats on Twitter against two Turner Broadcasting anchors who infuriated him with their coverage of the Jodi Arias trial.  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says 48-year-old David Lee Simpson of Bath, New York was infatuated with Arias and became upset by two female anchors' comments.  Arpaio declined to ... Read More »

Shortage At Food Bank Spurs “Stock Our Shelves” Initiative


Visitors to the Yuma Community Food Bank this past week were not given any meat, bread, diapers or baby formula due to a serious shortage.  In response to the extreme shortage, the food bank has launched the S.O.S. or Stock Our Shelves initiative, and are encouraging private individuals, companies and organizations to immediately launch food drives.  YCFB hopes the initiative ... Read More »

San Luis Mayor Works To Keep SENTRI Lane Open 24 Hours A Day


A reserved car lane for motorists crossing into Mexico or the United States at the San Luis crossing may be open 24 hours a day before long.  The Yuma Sun says mayors in San Luis and San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico want to see the SENTRI lane open 24 hours a day.  They are currently open from 6am to 10pm ... Read More »

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