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Schools Locked Down During Standoff Between Yuma Police And Barricaded Man


The Yuma Police Department were kept busy Tuesday afternoon after a subject barricaded himself inside a residence, threatening to kill himself.  Police say 57-year-old Spencer Ross barricaded himself inside a closet at the residence on Carol Avenue.  Police learned he was possibly armed.  Ross refused to come out of the residence or comply with verbal commands.  Several of the surrounding ... Read More »

Arizonans Encouraged To Give To Non-Profits Today


A statewide fundraising effort is underway.  Today is Arizona Gives Day, a day in which Arizonans are encouraged to give and donate to their favorite charity.  A special website has been established at, where several non-profit agencies are linked to make it easier for persons to donate.  As of 4am this morning, over $180,000 has been donated statewide. Read More »

Annual Chili Cook Off Today At Arizona Western College


Some great chili is coming to a place near you as the annual Chili Cook Off is scheduled for today at Arizona Western College.  In honor of Arizona Gives Day, the admission is only $5 that will benefit the Arizona Western College Foundation.  The event starts at 11am and will be held in the grassy area between the Agriculture and ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Meeting To Discuss Revised Infrastructure Plan


The Yuma City Council will meet tonight at 5:30pm at the Yuma City Hall.  Items on the agenda include adopting the Revised Infrastructure Plan, which adds improvements to 28th Street between Avenue “C” and 45th Avenue and the second phase of the Yuma Expressway as part of the Streets Facilities. Read More »

Nominations Packets Available For Upcoming City Elections


The City of Yuma will hold primary and general elections in 2013, and those seeking office now have access to the forms and information they will need in order to run for any of the five seats that will be open.  The City's primary election will be held August 27th for the purpose of nominating and/or electing candidates for mayor, ... Read More »

Border Patrol Arrests Man Smuggling Meth Into U.S.


El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio Station apprehended a suspected narcotics smuggler at the Highway 86 checkpoint and seized about three-pounds of methamphetamine Monday.  Officials say a travel bus was inspected and questioned a 21-year-old male passenger.  They discovered two vacuumed sealed packages strapped to his inner thighs.  The methamphetamine had an estimated value of nearly ... Read More »

Arizona House To Hold First Medicaid Expansion Hearing


State lawmakers will hear their first testimony this afternoon on Governor Jan Brewer’s plan to expand Arizona’s version of Medicaid by around 300,000 people.   The state’s share of the AHCCCS expansion would be financed by a new tax or fee on hospitals.  Emily Jenkins with the Arizona Council of Human Service Providers says the expansion would bring the state ... Read More »

Whooping Cough Outbreak


There is an outbreak of whooping cough in Mohave County.  County officials say that a few pertussis cases have been confirmed in the Kingman, Bullhead and Lake Havasu area. There have been 114 confirmed cases in the Colorado City area with 16 new cases in the last two weeks.  Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease that if not ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office Looking For Owner Of Found Horse


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they are looking for the owner of a stray horse found last week in Dome Valley.  Police say the horse was in the area of County Fifth Street and Avenue 17-E near the Gila River.  The horse is described as a Palomino Paint gelding, around 15-years-old.  The Sheriff’s Office is currently caring for the ... Read More »

Search Warrant Leads To Arrest Of Mother And Son On Drug Charges


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says two persons are in custody after a search warrant was executed at a residence on South Ninth Avenue Saturday.  Police say the search of the residence resulted in the seizure of small quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 22-year-old Colton Komora and 59-year-old Darlene Komora were arrested.  Colton Komora was charged with possession ... Read More »

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