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Arizona Wildfire Claims 19 Firefighters


An Arizona fire chief says a wildfire that killed 19 members of his crew was moving fast and fueled by hot and dry conditions.  Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo said in a news conference that the department is grieving the loss of so many of its members.  The fire started with a lightning strike on Friday and spread to 2,000 ... Read More »

Warning Still In Effect As Heat Wave Continues


High temperatures are bringing discomfort to much of the Southwest as many parts of the region are coming off record-breaking heat days and bracing for more sizzling temperatures.  Six half-marathon runners in Southern California were hospitalized Sunday for heat-related illnesses.   Saturday earlier, paramedics responding to a Nevada home without air conditioning found an elderly man dead.  Phoenix Fire Department ... Read More »

Energy Independence Growing Near For U.S.


By some estimates, the United States is growing close to its energy “independence day,” where the nation no longer needs to import energy from foreign sources.   Oil and natural gas production are booming, along with new sources of renewable energy.  But an Arizona clean energy advocate warns that ignoring the impact of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels can cause ... Read More »

Charges Filed Against Arizona State Senator Don Shooter


NewsTalk 560 KBLU has just learned from the Yuma Prosecutor's Office that Arizona State Senator Don Shooter has been charged in connection with a March 24th incident at his grandson's charter school. Shooter went to the school that morning, upset with the way his grandson was being handled at the school and wanted to speak with teachers at the Educational ... Read More »

Excessive Heat Warning This Weekend


The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Yuma County beginning today through Sunday.  This weekend temperatures are expected to exceed 115 degrees.  The Yuma County Sheriffs’ Office and the Yuma County Office of Emergency Management are reminding everyone to take precautions and are offering some tips to avoid heat related issues:  Outdoor activities and strenuous activities ... Read More »

Pedestrian Hit While Crossing Downtown Street


The Yuma Police Department says one person was seriously injured after he was hit by a vehicle while trying to cross a roadway.  Police say that 70-year-old William Michael Smith was walking in a marked crosswalk at the corner of Second Avenue and Giss Parkway on Tuesday afternoon, when he was struck by a vehicle driving west on Giss Parkway.  ... Read More »

Teenage Driver Collides With Trash Truck


An accident in the 1100 block of South Avenue “B” shut down the roadway in both directions for several hours Thursday morning.  A preliminary investigation revealed a 16-year-old female driving northbound on Avenue “B” in a gold SUV, drifted to the left, entered the two-way left turn lane and collided with an Allied Waste trash truck.  The driver of the ... Read More »

Accident At 16th Street And Pacific Ave. After Driver Runs Red Light


The Yuma Police Department says no major injuries were reported following a rush hour accident at the corner of Fourth Avenue and 16th Street Thursday.  Police say a 51-year-old male, driving westbound on 16th Street in a blue Honda Odyssey van, failed to stop for a red light at Pacific Avenue and collided with a white 2003 Ford F-150 truck ... Read More »

Sex Offender Has New Address In Yuma


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the community that 70-year-old Jack Miller Brown Junior is now residing at 10318 East Compadre Place in Yuma.  He is a convicted sex offender.  He was arrested and charged in Utah in 2003 for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.  He is described as standing 6’ tall, weighing 180-pounds, with gray hair ... Read More »

City Gives Tribal Donations To Yuma Nonprofit Groups


The City of Yuma is sending money over to several nonprofit agencies who are helping soaring numbers of Yuma residents in need.  City Administrator Greg Wilkinson, along with Quechan Vice-President Ronda Aguerro and Council Member Michael J.V. Jack, turned over $10,000 each to Amberly’s Place, the Crossroads Mission and the Yuma Community Food Bank at a small presentation ceremony Thursday.  ... Read More »

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