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Woman Arrested In Connection With Christal Figueroa Murder


One person has been arrested in connection with a recent murder and police continue to be on the lookout for at least three other persons.  The Yuma Police Department says 24-year-old Brandi Michalski of Yuma was arrested on Tuesday for her alleged involvement in the murder of Christal Figueroa.  Police say the two were friends until recently.  Michalski was originally ... Read More »

Bus Sponsorship Gives Students Opportunity To Explore Traveling Alcatraz Exhibit


Yuma-area students have a chance to break out of school and into prison this spring, thanks to special funding from Union Pacific Foundation.  Their destination is actually "Life on the Rock," a world-class traveling exhibit about the infamous federal prison on Alcatraz Island that has been at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park since January.   Already a sponsor ... Read More »

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake Visits U.S. – Mexico Border


Arizona Republician Senator Jeff Flake visited the U.S.-Mexico border and met with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials from the Yuma sector Tuesday.  KYMA-TV reports that this visit comes during a two-week break from negotiations in Congress.  Flake is one of the so-called "Gang of Eight" bi-partisan senators drafting federal immigration reform bills.    A federal immigration overhaul could affect the ... Read More »

House Committee Reviews Bathroom Bill


A House committee is set to consider a watered-down version of a bill that would have barred transgender people from using public bathrooms not associated with their birth gender. Representative John Kavanagh changed his bill after a national civil rights group called it discriminatory and is expected to present the new version of his so-called bathroom bill in the Appropriations ... Read More »

Arizona Snowbowl Celebrates End Of 75th Season


The Arizona Snowbowl is nearing the end of its 75th season.  The ski resort just outside Flagstaff will close for the season on Sunday.  It will open three more days in April in celebration of the anniversary.  The Snowbowl received 219 inches of snow this season and has a 61-inch base. Officials were able to turn to snowmaking equipment for ... Read More »

Matadors Split Wins With Phoenix College


The Arizona Western College Matadors went 1-for-2 in action from Tuesday.  The Matadors won 2-to-nothing against Phoenix College in the first game.  In game number two, the Matadors were stopped 5-to-3. Read More »

Person Of Interest Sought For Questioning In Murder Of Christal Figueroa


The Yuma Police Department has gathered information about a subject they want to question concerning the murder of Christal Figueroa.  Figueroa’s body was discovered last week in a grove of trees south of Yuma.  Police say they have identified 30-year-old Jose G. Jimenez Junior as a person of interest in the case.  Additionally, Jimenez currently has a felony warrant out ... Read More »

Police Respond To Shots Fired On South 15th Avenue


The Yuma Police Department responded to a call of shots being fired on Monday afternoon.  Police say the incident took place in the 500 block of South 15th Avenue.  An investigation shows that a disturbance between 22-year-old Joel Rivas, 23-year-old Brian Brown and 24-year-old Raymond Palacio ensued.  Shots were reportedly fired in the road.  Rivas and Palacio were located, questioned ... Read More »

Border Patrol Apprehends Driver With 38lbs Of Cocaine Hidden In Truck


El Centro Border Agents at the Indio Station arrested a suspected narcotics smuggler and seized over $1.2-million worth of illegal narcotics concealed in a truck.  Officials say they stopped a 32-year-old male driving a Ford Ranger pickup Friday at the Highway 86 checkpoint between Westmoreland and Salton City.  13 wrapped packages of cocaine weighing 38 pounds were found in different ... Read More »

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