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City Of Yuma Provides Christmas Tree Drop Off-Site


The City of Yuma will again offer a drop-off site for those who wish to safely dispose of their natural Christmas trees. Christmas Tree recycling will begin today at 265 West 13th Street. Hours for the Christmas Tree Recycling Program are from 7am-to-5pm today and Friday and 7am-to-5pm December 30th through January 3rd, 2014 and again during those same hours the week of January 6th through the 10th, 2014. The si Read More »

Search Continues For Missing Hiker Near Sedona


Crews in northern Arizona continue to search for a hiker missing since last week near Sedona. Coconino County sheriff's officials say 22-year-old Thomas Lang was last seen December 18th at the Manzanita Campground in Oak Creek Canyon. Lang was carrying a sleeping bag, guitar and a backpack but did not take a cellphone or food. His family says he had plenty of water and is an experienced outdoorsman. Search efforts entered a third day Wednesdayas temperatures dropped into the 30s overnight. Authorities say Lang was dropped off at the campground and his destination was along the Sterling Pass area o Read More »

Think Tank Threatens Action Over Tuscon Ordinance



A Phoenix-based think tank is accusing the city of Tucson of violating state law with an ordinance aimed at helping local businesses. The Arizona Daily Star reports the Goldwater Institute is threatening legal action if the city does not repeal the ordinance, which allows contracts to be awarded to local companies even if those businesses are not the lowest bidders. The group claims such action is illegal. The ordinance was passed last year and allows the city to grant contracts to area businesses that offer up to five-percent higher than the lowest bid. Proponents Read More »

Yuma County DUI Enforcement Through The New Year


As part of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office ongoing traffic safety campaign, they will be conducting a DUI enforcement detail through January 5th 2014 in an effort to detect, stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers. Not only will Sheriff’s deputies be increasing patrols throughout Yuma County, but they will also be targeting areas with a high rate of recurrence for DUI related collisions and/or arrests.

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One Person Dead In Roll Over Accident


One person was killed in an accident between Winterhaven and the Interstate-Eight rest stop. The California Highway Patrol says 74 year old Alberto Montereo Martinez of Somerton was traveling eastbound on Interstate 8 Sunday morning, when his vehicle traveled into the median. He apparently tried to come back onto the freeway and overcorrected the vehicle, causing him to lose control of the 2001 GMC. Martinez’s vehicle crossed the other lanes of traffic and onto the south dirt shoulder, eventually colliding with a road sign, causing the vehicle to flip over. Police say seatbelts were in use at the time of the accident.

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Wellton Border Patrol Agents Arrest 15 Men; Seize 13 Bundle Of Marijuana


United States Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station seized 13 bundles of marijuana and arrested 15 men near Gila Bend Friday. Agents patrolling near Sentinel observed a large group of people walking towards Interstate 8. Agents and an Office of Air and Marine helicopter responded to the area, locating 13 bundles of marijuana and apprehending 15 Mexican nationals whom had entered the country illegally.  The marijuana had a combined weight of 572 pounds, worth an estimated $286,000. The 15 men and 13 bundles of marijuana were turned over to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

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San Luis Christmas Parade Winners Announced


The winners of the Fifth Annual San Luis Christmas Parade have been announced. Harvest Preparatory School won first place in the float category, Desert View Elementary School took first place in the open category and the Los Arenosos Club took first place in the vehicle category. Each of the winners were awarded a plaque to commend their accomplishments.

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Yuma Police Remind Everyone To Enjoy New Year’s Safe And Responsibly


The Yuma Police Department wants everyone to bring in the New Year safely and responsibly. They will be conducting an impaired driving enforcement detail on New Year’s Eve. There will be additional officers working at various times to detect and apprehend impaired drivers. A significant number of fatal accidents in Arizona involve impaired drivers and holiday weekends tend to result in increased numbers of impaired motorists on roadways across the nation. Local and state law enforcement agencies encourage motorists to do their part by making safe transportation arrangements prior to consuming intoxicating beverages, saving numbers of local cab companies in phones prior to going out and reporting Read More »

Yuma Police Remind The Community That Discharging Fire Arms Into The Air During New Year’s Eve Is Illegal


Every New Year’s Eve the Yuma Police Department responds to numerous reports of “shots fired” within the city limits. Some people discharge a firearm into the air to bring in the New Year. The Yuma Police Department would like to remind the community this is a felony offense and encourage anyone that witnesses this type of criminal activity to call the police department immediately. Per Arizona Revised Statutes about Disorderly conduct, a person commits disorderly conduct if, with intent to disturb the peace or quiet of a neighborhood, family or person, or with knowledge of doing so and recklessly handles, displays or discharges a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument. If guilty o Read More »

Somerton Tamale Festival A Big Success


This weekend's Seventh Annual Somerton Tamale Festival brought 30,000 folks out to Main Street in Somerton to feast on dozens of varieties of tamales. Organizers told KSWTTV this will generate between $25,000 and $30,000 and it is all going to a good cause. The Somerton Tamale Festival is not just about eating delicious spicy or sweet tamales from a selection of more than 40 vendors. The festival helps raise money so local students can afford tuition at Arizona State University. The event is run by the local El Diablito Alumni Chapter, which is made up of Arizona State University alumni who have returned to work and live in the Southern Yuma County area. An organizer says more than $75,000 tam Read More »

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