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Food Bank Launches Campaign To Raise Money And “Messages Of Hope”


The Yuma Community Food Bank kicked off their 2013 campaign by announcing they hope to raise $1.5 million.  The campaign will continue through November.  Yuma Community Food Bank President Mike Ivers says there is more needed than just money though. There are also “Messages of Hope” they are urging people to help spread the word about.  Those are personal stories ... Read More »

State Historic Park Seeks Volunteers


The Quartermasters Depot State Historic Park in Yuma is asking for volunteers.  An informational session is scheduled for February 21st at 1pm the park located on North Fourth Avenue.  The park is looking for people to assist with general maintenance, conduct guided tours and lead tours for school children.  The informational session will introduce the park volunteer program, explain position ... Read More »

Yuma PD Looking For Witnesses To Two-Car Collision


The Yuma Police Department says they are seeking witnesses to an incident occurring Friday morning.  Police say they responded to an injury accident at the corner of 16th Street and Arizona Avenue, in which two vehicles collided.  51-year-old James Stone of Yuma was traveling eastbound on 16th Street, when his vehicle collided with another vehicle in the intersection, driven by ... Read More »

Fire Destroys Yuma Home


A home was destroyed Tuesday night in Yuma.  The Yuma Fire Department says the home was located at the corner of Avenue “B” and 24th Street.  It was fully involved when officials arrived.  No injuries were reported.  The American Red Cross has provided assistance to the two adults living at the residence. Read More »

Talks Continue Between Bus Workers’ Union And Transportation Officials


Talks are expected to resume later today between the local bus workers’ union and Yuma County Area Transportation officials.  Talks broke off Tuesday night after making some progress.  Talks however, stall on one point.  Bus drivers want a guaranteed five-day, 40-hour work week.  Workers also want better health insurance and a pay raise.  In case of a strike, the Yuma ... Read More »

Brewer Calls For Tougher Border Security


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer says Arizona's border with Mexico will not be secure until people living in the region feel safe from drug and human smugglers.  Brewer says Afghanistan has safer borders and called for more fences, drones and law enforcement officials after touring the border near Tucson in an Arizona National Guard Blackhawk helicopter for nearly three hours.  Brewer ... Read More »

Wellton Man Faces Felony Charges After Breaking Into Ex-Wife’s Home


A Wellton man who allegedly tried to break into his ex-wife’s home has been formally charged in Wellton Justice Court.  69-year-old Larry Noll’s bond was set at $100,000.  Noll is charged with felony counts of disorderly conduct, burglary with domestic violence, misconduct involving weapons and resisting arrest.  Police found Noll on the porch of the residence Saturday night with a ... Read More »

Wellton Man Arrested After Breaking Into Ex-Wife’s Home


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says one man is in custody following an attempted burglary.  Police say 69-year-old Larry Noll was attempting to break into his ex-wife’s residence in Wellton on Saturday.  The victim told police Noll had a shotgun as well.  When police arrived on the scene, they found Noll in the alleged possession of a double barrel shotgun ... Read More »

Yuma Police Investigate Attempted Murder


The Yuma Police Department is investigating an attempted homicide from this past weekend.  Police say they responded to a disturbance in which shots were fired in the 900 block of South 13th Avenue.  Officers found a 29-year-old black male suffering from a gunshot wound to his right hand.  Police continue to investigate the incident.  Anyone with information can contact the ... Read More »

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