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Police Investigate Attempted Homicide After Man Shot in Driveway


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one person sustained minor injuries in what appears to be an attempted homicide.   The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to the incident late Sunday night in the 2100 block of East Calle Alegre after receiving a report of a gunshot victim – a 23-year-old Hispanic male.  The victim was in the ... Read More »

Man Seriously Injured In Fiery Crash Identified


The person who was seriously injured following a vehicle accident near Somerton last month has been identified.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old Manuel Molina-Fimbres of San Luis was a passenger in a Nissan 350-Z that was traveling on Avenue “G”, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crossed the center line, colliding with a steel power ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents Arrest 13, Seize Over 400 Pounds Of Marijuana


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested 13 drug smugglers and seized 413 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents over the weekend.  On Friday afternoon, agents began following footprints near Papago Well on Camino Del Diablo Road, located in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.  The footprints led them to six Mexican nationals and 137 pounds ... Read More »

AZ Department Of Insurance Informs Consumers, But Lacks Power To Deny Rate Hikes


The Arizona Department of Insurance gets credit in a new report for helping to inform consumers and protect them from unreasonable health insurance rate hikes.  But the AZ PIRG Education Fund says the department needs more legal authority from the state Legislature to do the job right.   The department currently determines if health insurance rate increases are justified, based ... Read More »

100 Club Of Arizona Organizes Fund For Victims Of Yarnell Hill Fire


The Yarnell Hill fire that claimed the lives of 19 Prescott firefighters Sunday, continues to rage and is zero percent contained.  About 500 firefighters are fighting the 8,400-acre fire.  Hundreds of homes are threatened.  Flags throughout Arizona have been ordered by Governor Jan Brewer to be flown at half-staff.  Yuma Fire Department Public Information Officer Mike Efert says a loss ... Read More »

El Centro Border Patrol Rescues Distressed Man And Arrests Gang Member


El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents had a busy evening Friday that included the arrest of a dangerous gang member and a remote desert rescue during triple digit temperatures. The first incident occurred when dispatch received a call from the California Highway Patrol of an illegal alien who was lost in a remote desert area near Mount Signal and needed ... Read More »

Yuma Finalist Announced In Texaco Country Showdown


Victoria Moreno was named the Yuma finalist in the Texaco Country Showdown, presented by One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating, Yuma Pest and our sister station, Today’s Best County 95.1 KTTI.  Moreno was named on Friday night in a packed house at Cocopah Casino and Resort.  Others who performed included the band Downtime and Tanner Gomes.  Moreno will now participate ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors To Consider Budget Amendment At Today’s Meeting


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning at 8:45am.  Items on the agenda include adopting a budget amendment of over $4.3 million for the Yuma Private Industry Council.  The board will also enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement between Yuma County and the Arizona Department of Economic Security to provide services for eligible youth, adults and dislocated workers ... Read More »

Suspected Burglar Arrested


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one person was arrested late Thursday night after getting a tip on the suspect’s location.  Police say 20-year-old Alex Robles Junior, also known as “Smokie”, was arrested following a vehicle and foot pursuit along South Yavapai Lane.  The suspect, after fleeing from his car was found hiding in a yard and was arrested.  He ... Read More »

Arizona Wildfire Claims 19 Firefighters


An Arizona fire chief says a wildfire that killed 19 members of his crew was moving fast and fueled by hot and dry conditions.  Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo said in a news conference that the department is grieving the loss of so many of its members.  The fire started with a lightning strike on Friday and spread to 2,000 ... Read More »

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