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Driver Charged With Death Of DPS Officer Back In Court


The driver in the fatal accident of a Department of Public Safety officer was in court again Wednesday.  Our television partner KYMA-TV says 33-year-old Jorge Espinoza, was in court where the defense identified a request for many items that have not yet been disclosed about the case.  Espinoza was the driver of a tanker truck that hit and killed Department ... Read More »

Ehasz Appointed To AWC District Governing Board


La Paz County School Superintendent, Janice Shelton, has appointed JoAnne Ehasz to complete the term of Randy Hartless on the Arizona Western College District Governing Board.  Ehasz brings a variety of experiences to the post of representing La Paz County District One on the board, including work in economic development and her time as Director of Medical Staff at La ... Read More »

Warrant Issued For Suspect In 2011 Jewelry Store Burglary


A Felony warrant has been issued in a case involving a business burglary that dates back to November 2011.  The Yuma Police Department says they are looking for 32-year-old Derek Terel Bradford.  Police believe he was involved in the burglary of the Sand and Stone Jewelry store.  He is described as a black male, standing six-feet tall, weighing 150 pounds ... Read More »

Sex Offender Has A New Address In Yuma


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a convicted sex offender has recently relocated.  49-year-old George Oranday is now living at 7826 South Alicia Avenue in Yuma.  He is described as standing 5’4” tall, 180-pounds with black hair and brown eyes.  In April, 2011, he pled guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor – a 15-year-old female.  He ... Read More »

Farm Workers Gather In DC To Demand Protections From Pesticides


Farm workers from around the country – including Arizona and California – have been in Washington D.C. this week to urge Congress to pass stronger legislation to reduce what one government estimate says are ten to twenty thousand acute pesticide poisonings yearly in the agricultural industry. The workers say pesticides drift over them while being applied in adjacent fields or ... Read More »

Border Patrol Helps Rescue Rafter Lost On Colorado River


United States Border Patrol agents from Yuma Station’s Boat Unit assisted the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office in rescuing a man Monday afternoon lost on the Colorado River.  Agents were asked to assist in locating a 63-year-old man who had gone missing while rafting during a family activity.  The Sheriff’s Office received a call from the man’s wife stating he had ... Read More »

Matadors Seek Student To Fill Mascot Shoes


Arizona Western College is seeking a student to help with being the mascot during AWC games and events.  Students interested in becoming one of two mascots need to be at least 5’10” tall and must be enrolled in at least one cheer class.  To be eligible for a $500 scholarship, the student will also need nine cheer credits.  AWC is ... Read More »

City Council Expected To Approve Large Purchase Of Info Technology Products And Services


The Yuma City Council will meet tonight at 5:30pm at the Yuma City Hall.  The council is expected to authorize the purchase of Information Technology Products and Services utilizing one of eight different cooperative purchase agreements made with government and educational agencies at an estimated amount of over $12-million.  Also, it appears the city will finally reach an agreement with ... Read More »

Sex Offender Notification


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a convicted sex offender has recently changed addresses.  44-year-old Napoleon Guillory is now living at 10646 South Via Salida in Yuma.  He is a white male, standing 5’8” tall, weighing 200-pounds and is bald with brown eyes.  In 1998, he was convicted of two counts of sexual battery against an 11-year-old female.  He was ... Read More »

Study Suggests Property Values Could Drop With Declining Water Flows Of Colorado River


If water flows decline as predicted in the Colorado River system, a new study projects river-based property values could also decline by an average of ten-percent.   The study by the advocacy group Protect the Flows surveyed real estate professionals in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.  Co-director Molly Mugglestone says the findings underscore the importance of including economic impacts in ... Read More »

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