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Drug Smugglers Apprehended South Of Gila Bend


Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested five drug smugglers and seized 209 pounds of marijuana Sunday. Agents using night vision equipment detected and subsequently apprehended the smugglers ten miles south of Gila Bend.  The group, comprised of Mexican nationals, entered the United States illegally through the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The marijuana had an estimated worth of $104,500. Read More »

County Approves Purchase And Renovation Of Historic Building On Main Street


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors approved to move ahead in purchasing a building on Main Street for expansion needs.  The board on Monday heard about the vacant 50,000 square-foot building across the street from the county’s administrative building.  The cost to renovate the building is estimated at over $5 million.  The Yuma Sun says the renovation is expected to ... Read More »

Yuma FD Kept Busy With String Of Fires


The Yuma Fire Department responded to three different fires this past weekend.  Officials say on Saturday night they responded to a home at 320 South Seventh Avenue.  A fire in the stove area of the kitchen was discovered and extinguished.  The fire was confined to the area where it started.  There were no injuries and the occupants were not displaced.  ... Read More »

STD Awareness Month


This is STD Awareness Month and, for the fifth year, MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, Planned Parenthood and the Centers for Disease Control are partnering in the GYT Campaign – ”Get Yourself Talking, Get Yourself Tested.”   Carol Bafaloukos of Planned Parenthood Arizona says there are 20 million new STD infections each year in the United States, with half among ... Read More »

Barber And Giffords To Speak At Dedication Ceremony For Gabriel Zimmerman


United States Representative Ron Barber and former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords are scheduled to be among the speakers at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., to honor Gabriel "Gabe" Zimmerman.  The 30-year-old Zimmerman was Giffords' outreach director until he was killed in the January 2011 shooting rampage in Tucson.  Six people died and 13 others were wounded, including Giffords and Barber.  ... Read More »

US Airways Flight Diverted To Phoenix


Authorities say a US Airways flight from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Los Angeles, California was diverted to Phoenix after an unusual odor was detected in the cockpit.  Federal Aviation Administration officials say US Airways flight 797 landed safely at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.  The agency is working with US Airways to determine the cause of the odor.  It was not ... Read More »

Courtnie Ploesch Named Player Of The Week For The Second Time This Season


Arizona Western College is proud to announce that for the second time this season, AWC Softball player Courtnie Ploesch has been named the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Division One Softball Player of the Week for the week ending April 13th.  It is the third time that a Lady Matador softball player has earned the ACCAC Player of the Week ... Read More »

Matadors To Face Off In Baseball And Softball Doubleheaders


The Arizona Western College Matadors will host the Cochise Apaches in a double header that starts today at 12 noon.  The Arizona Western College Lady Matadors will travel to Phoenix to take on the Paradise Valley College Lady Pumas in a double header that starts today at 12 noon. Read More »

Couple Arrested On Narcotics Charges


The Yuma County Narcotics Task Force arrested a couple Friday following a conducted surveillance of the area.  Police say 41-year-old Christine Visser and 36-year-old Brian Visser were stopped in their vehicle and police then conducted a search.  Police found methamphetamine with a street value of over $780, cocaine with a street value of $290, marijuana worth $20 and nearly $800 ... Read More »

Woman Seriously Injured After Collision on Hwy 95


One person sustained serious injuries following a two-vehicle accident Friday morning.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says the accident occurred at the corner of Highway 95 and Avenue Four-and-a-half-E.  Police say that 73-year-old Betty Stenlund crossed both westbound lanes of Highway 95 and collided her vehicle with another vehicle in the next lane over.  The driver of the second vehicle, ... Read More »

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