Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Motorcyclists Seriously Injured In Collision With Vehicle


Several motorcycles and one car were involved in an accident late Saturday night.  The Yuma Police Department says the accident occurred near the corner of 32nd Street and Pacific Avenue.  Reports indicate that a 27-year-old female, driving a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse on 32nd Street, turned onto Pacific Avenue, in front of several motorcycles, causing the front motorcycle to collide with ... Read More »

Matadors Sports Report


The Arizona Western College Matadors took two games from Eastern Arizona College Saturday, winning the first game 8-2 and the second contest 10-1. The Arizona Western College Lady Matadors split their games against Pima College Saturday, losing the first game 3-2.  The second game, AWC came out strong to win 2-1. Read More »

Celebrate Earth Day By Recycling Your Old Electronics


Today and Saturday, the Electronic Recycling Center will help celebrate Earth Day.  The center will be accepting recyclable materials both days from 9am to 3pm.  Items that will be accepted include paper, cardboard, pallets, foam, printers, monitors, laptop computers, desktop computers, motors and fax and copy machines.  The center is located at 3220 Suite “D”, East 40th Street in Yuma.  Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests 13 Drug Smugglers Overnight


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector, working southeast of Gila Bend, arrested 13 drug smugglers and seized 590 pounds of marijuana Tuesday night.   Agents using night vision equipment first spotted a group of seven smugglers walking through the desert.  With help from a helicopter crew from the Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine, ... Read More »

Sex Offender Relocation


The Yuma Police Department is notifying the public about the relocation of a level two sex offender.  Police say 34-year-old Melissa Schaefer now has a listed address of 703 West First Street in Yuma.  She is described as a Caucasian, standing 5’ 4”, weighing 132-pounds with blonde hair and green eyes. Schaffer was charged in 2008 on three counts of sexual ... Read More »

Immigrant Rights Advocates Pleased With Reform Proposal


Arizona immigrant rights advocates say there is a lot to like about the “Gang of Eight” immigration reform proposal, but also several areas for concern.   Tucson immigration attorney Mo Goldman calls the measure “a breath of fresh air” after years of frustration over the lack of action by Congress.  Goldman likes the bill’s DREAM Act and legalization components, along ... Read More »

Police Department Looking To Charge Sen. Shooter After School Disturbance


The Yuma Police Department is considering at least four charges against Arizona State Senator Don Shooter.  The Yuma Sun reports that the department is looking to charge Shooter with assault, interference or disruption of an educational institution, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.  The charges stem from an incident last month in which Shooter walked into a classroom at the EOC ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Owner Of Stray Horse


On Wednesday, Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the area of Strand Avenue and Riverside Drive after receiving a report of a stray horse that had wandered onto a citizen’s property.  Attempts at locating the horse’s owner were unsuccessful.  Overall, the horse appears to be in good health and is currently under the care of the Sheriff’s Office.  If ... Read More »

Unemployment Numbers In Yuma Increase


Unemployment in Yuma County for the month of March is at 26 percent.  The Arizona Department of Administration says the number is up from the March, 2012 figure of 22.7 percent.  Figures reveal that 65,591 people were employed in March, down from the 67,237 which were reported employed in February. Read More »

ADOSH Prepares Employees And Employers For Warm Weather To Come


With warmer temperatures on the horizon, residents of Southwest Arizona are getting ready to be prepared for the extreme heat that is typical of the area.  Jessie Atencio of the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health says they are ready and able to inform employees and employers alike about heat safety issues. Persons needing more information can call the ... Read More »

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