Friday, August 29th, 2014

Category Archives: Local News

One Person Dead In Roll Over Accident

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One person was killed in an accident between Winterhaven and the Interstate-Eight rest stop. The California Highway Patrol says 74 year old Alberto Montereo Martinez of Somerton was traveling eastbound on Interstate 8 Sunday morning, when his vehicle traveled into the median. He apparently tried to come back onto the freeway and overcorrected the vehicle, causing him to lose control ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Arrest 15 Men; Seize 13 Bundle Of Marijuana

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station seized 13 bundles of marijuana and arrested 15 men near Gila Bend Friday. Agents patrolling near Sentinel observed a large group of people walking towards Interstate 8. Agents and an Office of Air and Marine helicopter responded to the area, locating 13 bundles of marijuana and apprehending 15 Mexican nationals whom ... Read More »

San Luis Christmas Parade Winners Announced

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The winners of the Fifth Annual San Luis Christmas Parade have been announced. Harvest Preparatory School won first place in the float category, Desert View Elementary School took first place in the open category and the Los Arenosos Club took first place in the vehicle category. Each of the winners were awarded a plaque to commend their accomplishments. Read More »

Yuma Police Remind Everyone To Enjoy New Year’s Safe And Responsibly

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The Yuma Police Department wants everyone to bring in the New Year safely and responsibly. They will be conducting an impaired driving enforcement detail on New Year’s Eve. There will be additional officers working at various times to detect and apprehend impaired drivers. A significant number of fatal accidents in Arizona involve impaired drivers and holiday weekends tend to result ... Read More »

Yuma Police Remind The Community That Discharging Fire Arms Into The Air During New Year’s Eve Is Illegal

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Every New Year’s Eve the Yuma Police Department responds to numerous reports of “shots fired” within the city limits. Some people discharge a firearm into the air to bring in the New Year. The Yuma Police Department would like to remind the community this is a felony offense and encourage anyone that witnesses this type of criminal activity to call ... Read More »

Somerton Tamale Festival A Big Success

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This weekend's Seventh Annual Somerton Tamale Festival brought 30,000 folks out to Main Street in Somerton to feast on dozens of varieties of tamales. Organizers told KSWTTV this will generate between $25,000 and $30,000 and it is all going to a good cause. The Somerton Tamale Festival is not just about eating delicious spicy or sweet tamales from a selection ... Read More »

Yuma City Hall Closed Today And Tomorrow For Christmas

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The Yuma City Hall will be closed both today and Wednesday for Christmas. City Hall will be open regular hours, 7am-to-6pm Thursday (26) and 7am to 5pm Friday (27). Residential refuse collection for homes inside the Yuma city limits will not change this week or the week of December 30th despite the holidays. This is because Wednesdays – the day both ... Read More »

Holiday Music In Maricopa County Jails Limited To Two Hours In The Morning And At Night

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Inmates at Maricopa County jails will no longer be subject to around the clock holiday music this time of year.   Sheriff Joe Arpaio says the change comes after numerous complaints from inmates and detention staff that the music was more irritating than joyful. Beginning in 2005, Arpaio ordered that the music be played throughout all jail facilities to ensure ... Read More »

Child Abuse Case Updates

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A new team assigned to review more than 6500 abuse and neglect reports that were not investigated by Arizona child welfare officials says they have now assigned nearly 2900 of those cases to investigators. The so-called CARE team named nearly three weeks ago by Governor Jan Brewer provided the latest update Monday (23). It said almost 1400 children identified in ... Read More »

City Of Yuma Provides Christmas Tree Drop Off Sites

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The City of Yuma will again offer a drop-off site for those who wish to safely dispose of their natural Christmas trees.   Christmas Tree recycling will begin on Thursday, December 26 at 265 West 13th Street. Hours for the Christmas Tree Recycling Program are from 7am to 5pm Thursday and Friday and 7am to 5pm December 30th through January ... Read More »

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