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ADOT Five Year Plan Open To Public Feedback


The Arizona Department of Transportation’s latest five-year construction plan is up for public comment in Phoenix today.   The proposal contains money only for highways and airports.  Serena Unrein of the Arizona PIRG Education Fund says alternatives like rail, transit and bike paths need to be included, because not everybody drives. Because of limited funding, ADOT says it must focus ... Read More »

MCAS Launches New Website


The Marine Corps Air Station at Yuma is launching a new and improved website.  The Yuma Sun reports today that the site is more visually enhanced and is part of a nationwide effort to update and refresh all Marine Corps’ websites. You can see the site online at mcasyuma.marines.mil.  The older site will remain operational while the information is archived ... Read More »

Locally Grown Food Celebrated This Weekend At Lettuce Days


Yuma’s Lettuce Days kicks off Saturday with a huge weekend event at the Quartermaster’s Depot.  The festival combines locally grown ingredients, interactive displays and programs, exhibitors and vendors, and Yuma culture into a sophisticated, educational and entertaining weekend event. Visitors have the opportunity to sample a variety of locally grown freshly made food and beverages in an outdoor setting over ... Read More »

Mexican Man Apprehended At Border With Large Amounts Of Undeclared Cash


A Mexican man has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly $465,000 in undeclared cash out of southern Arizona Thursday.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting outbound inspections at a Port of Entry in Nogales selected a pickup truck for further inspection.  During the search, a canine alerted officers to the unreported money hidden in a night stand ... Read More »

Border Patrol Seizes Hundreds Of Pounds Of Marijuana Dropped From Aircraft


U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Indio station seized 230 pounds of marijuana Wednesday that was dropped by an ultra-light aircraft.   Border Patrol agents were notified by the Air and Marine Operations Center of a possible ultra-light traveling north from the United States/Mexico border fence, approximately five miles west of Calexico.   Border Patrol agents responded to the last known ... Read More »

US Forest Service Changes Fire Fighting Policy


For decades, the US Forest Service let small fires in remote areas burn naturally – in recognition that fire was part of the natural landscape, and that by letting some fires burn, future large fires could be prevented. But last year, every fire was battled unless granted special status. That has been recognized as part of the reason why the ... Read More »

Truck Drivers Taken Off The Road In Interstate 10 Safety Inspection


Nearly 900 commercial truck drivers were pulled off the road in a two-day effort to make driving safer on Interstate-10 in southern Arizona.  In a joint effort between the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the state Department of Transportation, 826 commercial vehicle inspections were conducted late last month.  DPS says most of the 109 drivers were taken out of ... Read More »

Woman Injured In Scooter Collision


A Somerton woman was injured following an accident involving her scooter and a vehicle Wednesday.  The Yuma Sun reports the unidentified woman on the scooter was hit at the intersection of Main Street and Bingham Avenue.  She sustained a possible broken leg.  The driver of the car was not injured. Read More »

Ambulance Service Customers Data Breach


The City of Yuma says there was a breach in their data processing associated with the ambulance service.  In October of last year Advanced Data Processing Incorporated learned that one of their employees had improperly accessed personal information from several ADPI clients, including the City of Yuma.  No City of Yuma employees were involved in the breach of personal information.  ... Read More »

Man Charged With Attempted 2nd Degree Murder Sentenced To Five Years


A man accused of shooting another person in May, 2012 has been sentenced to the Arizona State Prison system for his crime.  Carlos Arellano shot 47-year-old Guss Kasper at the Walnut Avenue Trailer Park in Yuma, paralyzing Kasper.  Arellano appeared in court Wednesday and pled guilty to the shooting.  He was sentenced to five-years on the Attempted Second Degree Murder ... Read More »

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