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Former Police Chief Involved In Homicide


More information has come to light about a shooting involving a former Cocopah Police Chief. Our television partner KYMATV says they have found out that James Spuregon was the one who allegedly killed Joshua Collins at an apartment in an apartment complex at 1600 West 12th Street last weekend. Reports up to this point indicated that Collins had died of ... Read More »

CDC Reminds Us How To Prevent Illness After Flu Season Sets In


As flu season sets in, health officials have a warning for parents. Even the healthiest kids are at risk of dying from influenza, according to a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study found that of the 830 children in the United States who died from the flu from 2004 to 2012, more than 40 percent did ... Read More »

US Border Patrol Arrest Four Smugglers And Sieze 791lbs Of Marijuana


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested four drug smugglers and seized 791 pounds of marijuana, worth almost $400,000, in separate incidents during the last two days. Wednesday, agents observed subjects running across the Colorado River into Mexico. By back-tracking their footprints, the agents located 225 pounds of marijuana buried under dirt and brush. The drugs were ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Seize Car Carrying AK-47 Assault Rifles


United States Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station arrested two men attempting to smuggle AK-47 assault rifles to Mexico, Wednesday. Agents stopped an Isuzu Rodeo east of Wellton on Interstate-8. Record checks on the driver, a United States citizen, showed an extensive criminal history and a warrant out of Maricopa County. The passenger and owner of the vehicle is ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Deploys Operation Safe Treat Six


In the days leading up to Halloween, Deputy U.S. Marshals, Task Force Officers, and numerous federal, state, local and tribal partners collaborated in “Operation Safe Treat Six.” The operation targeted fugitive sex offenders and child predators with outstanding arrest warrants. 76 arrest warrants were cleared during the operation, ensuring the continued safety of communities throughout Arizona. 36-year-old James Rogers was ... Read More »

Arpaio Lawyers To Appeal Court-Appointed Monitor


Lawyers for Sheriff Joe Arpaio will appeal a judge's October order that a court-appointed monitor oversee the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, among other things. A federal judge in Phoenix ruled in May that the sheriff's office and Arpaio singled out Latinos and that deputies unreasonably prolonged detentions. In October, the judge ordered the appointment of an independent monitor and a ... Read More »

Verbal Agreement Leads To Shots Fired; Gunman Still On The Loose


Police says a verbal argument led to shots fired in the 1800 block of 47th Avenue on Wednesday night. Our television partner KYMATV says no one was hurt during the incident, but several shots struck a cinder block wall. Police have not find any shell casings. Witnesses saw the gunman running off. Search teams with dogs inspected the area as ... Read More »

Police Chief Dismissed From Cocopah Police Department


The Cocopah Police Department says they have released Police Chief James Spurgeon. The Yuma Sun is reporting the chief was dismissed following an incident last week in which Josh Collins was killed. Collins also served in the U.S. Army and was an Arizona National Guard Reserve member. Spurgeon responded to the Rio Santa Fe Apartments on Saturday in response to ... Read More »

One Person Dead In Car Collision


One person was killed following a two-vehicle accident. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says the accident occurred on Wednesday night on County 15th Street and Avenue “A”. Reports indicate that 19-year old Yesenia Ramirez of Somerton was traveling westbound on County 15th Street, when she collided in the intersection with another vehicle, driven by 68-year old Anita Speer of Somerton. ... Read More »

Quartermasters Depot Looking For Volunteers


Anyone interested in volunteering at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park is invited to attend an informational session to be held November 14th at 1pm. Volunteers are needed to assist with general maintenance, guided tours for the general public and field trip tours for schoolchildren. The informational session will introduce the park volunteer program, explain the kinds of help that ... Read More »

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