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F-35 Fighter Jet Arrives At Luke Air Force Base


The first F-35 fighter jet has arrived at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale. About 250 base personnel, family members and contractors watched the Lightning-Two stealth jet land at Luke on Monday. Another 143 of the supersonic jets are expected to be assigned to the base during the next decade. Luke officials expect additional F-35s to arrive a couple of ... Read More »

Arizona House Unanimously Approves Bill To Stop Revenge Porn


The Arizona House has unanimously approved a bill aimed at stopping jilted lovers from posting explicit pictures of their former flames on the Internet to get revenge. The bill from Republican Representative J.D. Mesnard of Chandler would make it a felony to post nude photos of a person without their written consent. House Bill 2515 is one of many being ... Read More »

Arizona House Of Representatives Approve Bill To Protect Livestock Animals; Still Angers Animal-Rights Activists


The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a bill that aims to protect livestock animals but which had angered animal-rights activists. The bill would change cruelty charges related to livestock animals from felonies to misdemeanors. It also originally would have forced anyone to notify law enforcement of animal cruelty within five days of obtaining evidence. Animal-rights activists said that would ... Read More »

One Person Dead After Car Accident On Friday


One person is dead following an accident that tied up area streets for several hours on Friday. The Yuma Police Department says 65-year-old Wayne Helms of Washington was traveling westbound in the 1900 block of West 16th Street; when he slowed down to turn right onto Gate Way. Prior to turning he was rear ended by a Silver Chrysler passenger ... Read More »

Missing Man’s Body Found In Gila River


Almost a month later, finally some closure for the family of a man missing since Valentine’s Day. An official from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office confirmed with our television partner KYMATV that a recovery team found the body of 73-year-old Troy Schmeltz. They found the body of the elderly man in the Gila River Sunday, northeast of the Yuma Lakes ... Read More »

Two Sex Offenders Change Residences


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to notify the public of the relocation of a sex offender. 48-year-old Darryl Blackwell is now living at 3550 West Eighth Street, Unit 79 in Yuma. He is described as standing six-foot, three-inches tall, weighing 170-pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. In May 2011, Blackwell was convicted by the Yuma County Superior ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Apprehend Five Men; Seize 738 Pounds Of Marijuana


Border Patrol agents at Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station apprehended five men Thursday and seized 738-pounds of marijuana valued at $331,000in three separate incidents. Agents of the All-Terrain Vehicle Unit patrolling in the Gila Bend area located footprints of individuals who had illegally entered into the United States.  The agents tracked the footprints to a deep wash and saw five individuals ... Read More »

Arizona Children Advocates Hope To Get Community To Add Input In Child Welfare Reform Bill


Arizona children’s advocates hope they and the community get the chance to add their two cents to a child welfare reform bill being crafted by a special committee that includes lawmakers from both parties. The bill-writing group was formed in response to last year’s disclosure that 6500 reports of child abuse had not been investigated by Child Protective Services. Children’s ... Read More »

One Person Arrested After Crashing Stolen Vehicle


The Yuma Police Department says one person was arrested after he crashed a vehicle at 24th Street and Fourth Avenue Friday after he stole it. Authorities say the suspect was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center receiving treatment before he was booked into the Yuma County Detention Center. Read More »

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