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One Person Arrested In Connection With Alleged Sexual Assault


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one person was arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault. Police say 27-year-old John Alexander Rood the Third was arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a woman on Sunday morning. Early Sunday morning deputies responded to 3500 West Eighth Street. The victim told investigators Rood gave her a ride home from a ... Read More »

YCIPTA Continues With Current Chairman And Vice Chairman


The Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority Board of Directors recently unanimously elected Robert Pickels, Yuma County Administrator and Greg Wilkinson, Yuma City Administrator, as the chairperson and vice chairperson, respectively, for the 2014-15 term, which runs from February 2014 through January 2015. This is their third term in these positions and they were the original Board Members that started ... Read More »

Two Arizona Western College Nursing Students Named Recipients Of Scholarship


Arizona Western College nursing students Monica Acosta and Miguel Martinez have been named recipients of the Beverly Shaw Presidential Teacher of the Year Scholarship by nursing professor Bev Shaw. Miguel Martinez is in his third semester as a Nursing Student and he will receive a one semester scholarship. Monica Acosta is in her first semester and will be awarded a ... Read More »

Sex Offender Notification


The Yuma Police Department wants to notify the public of the relocation of a convicted sex offender. 50-year-old George Oranday has relocated to 843 South Third Avenue unit Number Three in Yuma. Orandy is described as standing five-foot-four-inches tall, weighing 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. In April 2011, Orandy was convicted of Sexual Abuse in Yuma County ... Read More »

Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Attempted Murder


Miguel Rodriguez, also known as "Capone," learned his fate in Yuma Superior Court Wednesday (5) for his involvement in a shooting last year. Rodriguez was charged with first degree attempted murder of 36-year-old Reyna Torres back in May 2013. Judge David Haws sentenced Rodriguez to serve 12 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. Last May, Rodriguez showed up at ... Read More »

Yuma Police Department Accepting Applications For Citizens Police Academy


The Yuma Police Department is now accepting applications for the upcoming Citizens Police Academy.  The academy is designed to educate the citizens of Yuma about the daily operations of the Yuma Police Department. The academy is eight weeks long and will give participants an opportunity to meet several officers who will be instructing various topics relating to police work. Participants ... Read More »

Arizona’s National Parks Bring Money Into State’s Economy


Arizona's national parks and monuments are pumping three-quarters of a billion dollars into the state's economy. A new report from the National Park Service shows just under 10 -million people visited Arizona's national park areas in 2012. Craig Dalby with the Park Service says whether it is a local visitor on a day or weeklong family vacation, school kids on ... Read More »

Large Area Of Land Designated As Critical Habitat For Endangered Jaguar


A huge amount of land in Southern Arizona and New Mexico, once home to the endangered jaguar, now has critical-habitat status. Michael Robinson with the Center for Biological Diversity says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service action is linked to a lawsuit from his organization. The critical habitat designation covers slightly more than 750-thousand acres – about 12-hundred square miles. ... Read More »

Caballeros De Yuma Hosts Midnight At The Oasis


One of the biggest events of the year is this weekend. The Caballeros De Yuma is hosting Midnight at the Oasis starting today and running through Sunday. Terry Freydunlund tells us more about the growth of the annual event. The car show will be held at Desert Sun Stadium which includes a cruise to the car show this afternoon and ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 1100 Pounds Of Marijuana


Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station seized a total of over eleven-hundred-pounds of marijuana, valued at over $526,000 during three incidents Tuesday. In the first incident, agents patrolling near Gila Bend followed footprints from a remote desert location until they came across four abandoned backpacks containing 186 pounds of marijuana. Later, agents assigned to the all-terrain vehicle ... Read More »

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