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Swat Training Held At Yuma Proving Grounds


Members of the Yuma Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team team held a training session at the Yuma Proving Ground on Thursday, helping members to meet their average 16 hours a month training sessions. Joe Franklin with the Yuma Police Department says one goal of the training session is to save lives and not sustain any injuries during an actual call. ... Read More »

Wal Mart Evacuated Due To Gas Leak


The Wal Mart on Avenue “B” was evacuated Thursday morning after a small gas leak was discovered on the roof of the building. No one was injured and the problem was rectified quickly. Once fixed, the store was allowed to reopen. Read More »

Police Investigating Firearm Burglary


The Yuma Police Department says a home in the 1000 block of East Hacienda Drive was burglarized last month and several thousand dollars worth of firearms are missing. The victim was out of town at the time and when he returned on July 2nd, discovered 55 firearms valued at $75,000 were taken from his home. About five days after the ... Read More »

Polls Open Next Tuesday


Voters in the City of Yuma's primary election are reminded to bring their picture identification with them when they head to the polls, which will be open Tuesday from 6am to 7pm. It is also final call for early ballots to be returned using the United States Postal Service. To ensure timely delivery from this point onward, please drop off ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents Convicted Of Civil Rights Violations


A November 12th sentencing date has been set for two suspended United States Border Patrol agents who were convicted of violating the civil rights of four suspected marijuana smugglers in southern Arizona. Agents Dario Castillo and Ramon Zuniga were convicted by a jury in April. Authorities say the two agents had forced the suspects to eat marijuana, strip to their ... Read More »

Attempted Homicide At Gas Station


The Yuma Police Department says they are looking into an alleged attempted stabbing incident from late Wednesday night. Police say the incident occurred in the 1800 block of South Fourth Avenue. When they arrived, they found a 47 year old male bleeding from multiple stab wounds. The victim was filling fuel tanks at the Chevron station at 1825 South Fourth Avenue. The suspect ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Concerned About Vacancies On City Board


The Yuma City Council is concerned about the number of vacancies that are on the various city boards – 15 altogether – there may not be enough with experience to take over those positions. The Yuma Sun is reporting that during both the work session on Tuesday and the council meeting on Wednesday, the issue came up.  Mayor Alan Kreiger ... Read More »

Yuma Police Investigating High School Threat


The Yuma Police Department School Resource Officer says an investigation is underway into an alleged threat at Gila Ridge High School. The incident came to light on Wednesday. A 17 year old male student allegedly made some concerning statements that were threatening in nature. At this point in the investigation no credible threats have been substantiated and the student did ... Read More »

2013 Yuma County Citizen Survey


The Yuma County Office of Management and Budget will conduct the 2013 Yuma County Citizen Survey, a bi-annual customer service survey, to residents throughout Yuma County. The County is sending out the survey this week to randomly selected residents and will bear the Yuma County logo. The 50-question survey should only take several minutes to fill out and return postage ... Read More »

Yuma Police Train At Yuma Proving Grounds


The Yuma Proving Ground will host training of the Yuma Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics team this morning. The training will occur in one of the mock cities on the base. A luncheon observing Women's Equality Month, which will be held, with Arizona state senator Lynne Pancrazi as the keynote speaker. Read More »

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