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Law Enforcement Deploys Operation Safe Treat Six

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In the days leading up to Halloween, Deputy U.S. Marshals, Task Force Officers, and numerous federal, state, local and tribal partners collaborated in “Operation Safe Treat Six.” The operation targeted fugitive sex offenders and child predators with outstanding arrest warrants. 76 arrest warrants were cleared during the operation, ensuring the continued safety of communities throughout Arizona. 36-year-old James Rogers was ... Read More »

Arpaio Lawyers To Appeal Court-Appointed Monitor


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Lawyers for Sheriff Joe Arpaio will appeal a judge's October order that a court-appointed monitor oversee the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, among other things. A federal judge in Phoenix ruled in May that the sheriff's office and Arpaio singled out Latinos and that deputies unreasonably prolonged detentions. In October, the judge ordered the appointment of an independent monitor and a ... Read More »

Verbal Agreement Leads To Shots Fired; Gunman Still On The Loose

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Police says a verbal argument led to shots fired in the 1800 block of 47th Avenue on Wednesday night. Our television partner KYMATV says no one was hurt during the incident, but several shots struck a cinder block wall. Police have not find any shell casings. Witnesses saw the gunman running off. Search teams with dogs inspected the area as ... Read More »

Police Chief Dismissed From Cocopah Police Department

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The Cocopah Police Department says they have released Police Chief James Spurgeon. The Yuma Sun is reporting the chief was dismissed following an incident last week in which Josh Collins was killed. Collins also served in the U.S. Army and was an Arizona National Guard Reserve member. Spurgeon responded to the Rio Santa Fe Apartments on Saturday in response to ... Read More »

One Person Dead In Car Collision

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One person was killed following a two-vehicle accident. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says the accident occurred on Wednesday night on County 15th Street and Avenue “A”. Reports indicate that 19-year old Yesenia Ramirez of Somerton was traveling westbound on County 15th Street, when she collided in the intersection with another vehicle, driven by 68-year old Anita Speer of Somerton. ... Read More »

Quartermasters Depot Looking For Volunteers


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Anyone interested in volunteering at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park is invited to attend an informational session to be held November 14th at 1pm. Volunteers are needed to assist with general maintenance, guided tours for the general public and field trip tours for schoolchildren. The informational session will introduce the park volunteer program, explain the kinds of help that ... Read More »

Early Ballot Information

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Early voters in the City of Yuma's general election are asked to please return their ballots, and those planning to vote at the polls are reminded to bring their picture ID with them next Tuesday. Polls will be open Tuesday from 6am-to-7pm. If you are taking advantage of early voting, in order to insure your ballot is counted and released ... Read More »

Research Suggest Growing Up Poor Creates Risk Of Physical And Psychological Problems As An Adult

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New research finds the stresses of growing up poor can have a lasting impact that foretell a greater risk of both physical and psychological problems as an adult. Doctor K. Luan Phan with the University of Illinois College of Medicine is senior author of the study, which found children at age nine from lower-income families showed less activity in areas ... Read More »

Arizona Reports Lower Voter Registration Numbers

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Arizona's voter registration numbers have dropped by about 3,000 since the last report in July.   The Secretary of State's Office announced Wednesday that Arizona still has more than 3.2 million registered voters. While the state's major political parties experienced a decrease, the number of voters not affiliated with any party increased slightly. Nearly all of the electorate is divided ... Read More »

Yuma Children’s Festival Of The Arts To Be Held Saturday

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The Children’s Festival of the Arts will be held on Saturday in downtown Yuma. Oscar Chavez of the Yuma Parks and Recreation Department says they will be making a unique item out of paper bags.   The Children’s Festival will be held from 10am to 3pm on Main Street in downtown Yuma. Read More »

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