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Yuma County Anti-Drug Coalition Looks To Break Record


A new World Record is expected to be done in Yuma early next year. The Yuma County Anti-Drug Coalition is seeking over 5200 people, all dressed in red, to help create the largest Red Ribbon ever completed.   The current record is exactly 5200, so anything over that would break it. Once all the people are in place, a picture ... Read More »

Oldest Person In Arizona’s Death Row To Be Executed Today


The oldest person on Arizona's death row is set to be executed today at the state prison in Florence for killing a man nearly 35 years ago during a robbery. 71 year old Edward Harold Schad Junior will be given a lethal dose of pentobarbital at about 10am, barring any last-minute stays.   He was convicted twice of killing 74 ... Read More »

Suspect In Jail After Trying To Evade Police 


The Yuma Police Department says Attempted Murder charges have now been filed against a man who was involved in a shootout with authorities last week. 26 year old Jesus Bran Ibarra was arrested at the Knights Inn and Suites parking lot last week after he tried to ram police vehicles with an alleged stolen vehicle. He is charged with two ... Read More »

Brewer To Congratulate Sunnyside Little League Today


Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is set for a trip to Tucson where she will congratulate the city's Sunnyside Little League softball team for winning the Little League Softball World Series in August. Brewer plans to meet with the team this afternoon. Earlier in the day, the governor plans to visit Tucson-based Universal Avionics to recognize the company's contributions to Arizona's ... Read More »

Maricopa County Fourth Highest For Deathrow Inmates


Not all counties are created equal when it comes to issuing death penalty sentences in Arizona – or the rest of the country. Just two-percent of U-S counties produce the majority of death penalty cases. A new report by the Death Penalty Information Center says Maricopa County is fourth highest in the nation for death row inmates, and Tenth highest ... Read More »

Arizona-Nevada Planning New Interstate Highway


Arizona and Nevada transportation officials are holding a series of meetings for public comment on possible alternatives for planning and building a new interstate highway. The two states' transportation departments are working on planning for a proposed Interstate-Eleven which would connect Phoenix and Las Vegas and points beyond in each state. The public hearings are beginning in Arizona. The first ... Read More »

Suspect In Custody After Trying To Evade Police


A man who was shot last week after trying to evade authorities has been released from the hospital and is now in custody at the Yuma County Jail. 26 year old Jesus Bran Ibarra is a known violent gang member. He tried to evade officials Wednesday while at the Knight’s Inn and Suites on South Fourth Avenue. He used a ... Read More »

Practice Earthquake Preparedness With The Great Arizona Shake Out


Citizens across Arizona are being asked to prepare for an earthquake with the Annual Great Arizona Shakeout, to be held on October 17th. The American Red Cross is heading up the program and is hopeful many will participate at precisely 10:17am. Cynthia Synder of the Yuma office of the American Red Cross tells us more.   So far over 110,000 ... Read More »

Arizona State Fair Kicks Off In Phoenix This Friday


One of the largest annual events is about to kickoff in Phoenix. The Arizona State Fair enters it’s 18-day run on Friday and runs through November 3rd. The fair will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Director of Marketing for the Arizona State Fair Kristi Walsh says there are some new attractions you need to make sure to check out. ... Read More »

New Chief Deputy Yuma County Administrator Hired At Board Of Supervisors Meeting


A new Chief Deputy Yuma County Administrator has been hired. During the Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, it was announced that Paul Melcher is officially stepping into the new role on October 27th. The Yuma Sun is reporting that Melcher served as the former planning director for Yuma County and has done so since 2008. He also served as ... Read More »

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