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17 Pounds Of Meth Found In Abandoned Vehicle Off Hwy 95

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The Yuma County Sheriff's Office seized about 17 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of more than $150,000.  Deputies were investigating a suspicious abandoned vehicle in the area of Highway 95 and First Avenue in Gadsden, when a search of the vehicle resulted in the findings. Arrests in this incident are pending further investigation. There are no suspects at ... Read More »

Supervisors To Discuss Request For In-Car Police Cameras

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 9am at the Yuma County Offices in downtown Yuma.  The board will consider a request from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office to approve the purchase of ten In-Car Camera Systems using funds received from an Operation Stone Garden Grant.  The cost of the cameras are expected to be around ... Read More »

Pedestrian Injured In Hit And Run Accident

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A pedestrian was injured following an accident over the weekend.  The Yuma Sun says the unidentified pedestrian was walking near the corner of Fourth Avenue and 22nd Street Saturday night.  The pedestrian was walking eastbound crossing Fourth Avenue, when he was struck by a gray colored 2009 Chrysler Town and Country van which was driving northbound on Fourth Avenue.  The ... Read More »

Autopsy Performed On Baby Found In Summerton Recycling Plant

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An autopsy shows that a baby whose body was found at a recycling plant in Somerton most likely had not taken a breath outside the womb before he died.  The Yuma Sun reports that the autopsy concluded the cause of death remained undetermined. Somerton police are investigating the incident.  Workers at the plant found the body on February 14th in ... Read More »

Online Comparative Tool Now Available For Arizona Hospitals

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Arizona state health officials are launching a new online tool that will let patients and their families compare the costs and results of health care at hospitals across the state. Arizona Hospital Compare is managed by the Arizona Health Services Department and will be accessible beginning today.  The searchable database will allow patients to compare the costs of specific care ... Read More »

Yuma PD Announces New Safety Campaign

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The Yuma Police Department is informing drivers and pedestrians alike to be aware of their surroundings more to help alleviate driver/pedestrian accidents.  The department is rolling out a new campaign, “Drive Aware, Walk With Care” and “Drive Aware, Ride With Care”.  Those are the titles of two new Public Service Announcements that will be aired by television and radio alike ... Read More »

Public Welcome To Comment At Water Rights Meeting Today

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A special legislative committee will visit Yuma today to discuss controversial House Bill 2338.  The bill has died, but another bill may come up in next year’s legislation.  The meeting will be held at the Yuma City Hall starting at 10am.  The meeting is part of a series of statewide meetings scheduled for June and July.  The committee is seeking ... Read More »

Red Cross Survey Finds People Unclear On Water Safety

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Even though nearly two-thirds of families with children plan on swimming this summer in areas without lifeguards, an American Red Cross survey found many people do not know what to do during emergencies and do not know how to keep their loved ones safe in the water.  Findings from a survey of adults 18 and older conducted in April show ... Read More »

Police Seek Woman For Questioning In Yuma Homicide

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The Yuma Police Department is still seeking information concerning a case that began nearly three weeks ago.  On May 13th, police say they received a report of a deceased subject found in a grove of trees in the area of County 16th and Avenue three-and-a-half-E.  The body found was that of 24-year-old Jessica Monique Sanchez of Yuma.  Police now are ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents Arrest Smugglers In Cabeza Prieta

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested seven drug smugglers and seized 269 pounds of marijuana Wednesday.   The drugs have an estimated street value of over $134,000.  Agents discovered footprints crossing the Camino Del Diablo road about two miles east of Papago Well.  Agents were able to apprehend seven Mexican nationals backpacking the narcotics.  The group was ... Read More »

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