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Cyclist Injured In Vehicle Collision


A man riding a bicycle in the foothills sustained serious injuries after he was hit by a car.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 74-year-old Francis Alexander Johnston of British Columbia, Canada was riding a bicycle at Fortuna Road and 28th Street on Tuesday when he was hit by a vehicle, driven by 26-year-old Roxana Martinez of Yuma.  Police say Johnston ... Read More »

Redondo Days To Take Place On Madison Ave. Tomorrow


Redondo Days are set for Saturday in downtown Yuma on Madison Avenue.  Bruce Gwynn tells us about some of the events that will take place since the event has merged with another popular event. Redondo Days is taking place on Madison Avenue at the Sanguinetti House and Molina Block.  Funds raised will benefit the Yuma County Historical Society for revitalizing ... Read More »

Arizona Police On Alert After Former L.A. Police Officer Goes On Shooting Rampage


Arizona authorities say they have been alerted about the manhunt for a disgruntled former Los Angeles police officer wanted in a deadly shooting rampage.  Thousands of police officers throughout Southern California and neighboring states are searching for 33-year-old Christopher Dorner.  The hunt reportedly has spread to Arizona, Nevada and Mexico.  Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say an "attempt to ... Read More »

Geocachers Hope To Increase Interest In Their Hobby This Weekend


Over 1,000 persons are expected to converge on the area this weekend to help spread the word about Geocaching.  The South Western Arizona Geocachers will hold an event on Saturday at Gateway Park.  The hope by the group is to expand interest in this hobby.  People are urged to use their GPS devices to gain clues as to where 29 hiding ... Read More »

New Deputy Superintendent Hired For Grand Canyon National Park


Grand Canyon National Park has a new deputy superintendent.  Diane Chalfant has been hired for the job and is expected to start next month.  Chalfant is currently assigned as the NPS Deputy Associate Director of Interpretation and Education in the agency's Washington headquarters.  Chalfant is a 32-year veteran of the National Park Service.  She has previously worked in six national ... Read More »

Mayor’s Control Of City Council Meetings Questioned


The Yuma City Council talked for several minutes Wednesday about their reasoning behind wanting to move the public comment portion of the meeting to the end of the session from it’s current position earlier in the meeting schedule.  The reasons are mostly due to citizens talking out of turn to moving the meeting along in a more streamlined fashion.  Council ... Read More »

Two Suspects In Recent Burglaries Arrested


The Yuma Police Department says they have made arrests in cases involving several vehicle burglaries. 20-year-old Kenny Perez and 16-year-old Christian Gomez were arrested after police searched their residences and found a stolen firearm, a stolen shotgun and several other items which were reported missing in the last several weeks.  Police believe the pair is responsible for the rash of ... Read More »

Field To Feast Tickets Going Fast


There is a limited supply of tickets left for upcoming “Field to Feast” tours by the Yuma Visitor’s Bureau.  Five of the tours are already sold out and only 100 tickets are left for the remaining tours.  Seats are available for Field to Feast tours February 14th, 20th, 21st and 28th, plus March 6th and 7th.  Contact the Yuma Visitor’s ... Read More »

Prescott Man Convicted In Home Invasion And Sexual Assault


A Prescott man who broke into his next-door neighbor's house and raped her last March has been sentenced to more than 31 years in prison.  Police identified 38-year-old James Elliot Vinson after viewing surveillance tapes from another neighbor's home and from a grocery store minutes after the attack.  DNA evidence and Vinson's palm print on the victim's windowsill also linked ... Read More »

United Blood Services To Hold Valentine’s Day Luncheon


United Blood Services will hold a luncheon celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday at the Yuma Golf and Country Club.   Yuma area donors have provided blood services to 7,000 persons.  Last year, 26 organizations hosted 54 blood drives in Yuma County.  The luncheon will begin 11:30am.  Yuma Mayor Alan Krieger is the keynote speaker. Read More »

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