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Gang Member Arrested At Calexico Border

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United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the Calexico station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States Monday.   Border Patrol agents observed a 35-year-old Mexican national, later identified as Jose De Jesus Salazar-Gomez, as he entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Agents arrested Salazar without incident before he could reach ... Read More »

IDD Solicitation Period


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The Imperial Irrigation District has opened the solicitation period for the calendar year 2014 fallowing program at the payment rate of $125 per acre-foot. The maximum payment is $750 per acre, depending on water history and other eligibility requirements. Applications are being accepted at the IID water manager's office through September 25th. Information on the fallowing program and the application ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office To Hold Meetings About Sex Offenders In Your Community

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The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office will be holding two sex offender meetings to inform the public better about how they handle such offenders in the community. The first meeting is scheduled for October 1st at the Foothills Library and the following week on October 7th at the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office. Anyone from the public is welcome to attend the ... Read More »

Gladys Wiggins Appointed As Yuma International Airport Director

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The Yuma County Airport Authority Board of Directors voted this past week to name Gladys Wiggins as the new Airport Director for Yuma International Airport effective immediately. Wiggins joined the Airport Authority in March 2009, assuming the role of Director of Operations where she was responsible for strengthening Airport Security to meet the increasing demands of the Department of Homeland ... Read More »

Yuma County Board Of Supervisors Meeting This Morning

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The Yuma County Board of Supervisors held a meeting this morning at 8:30am. Items on the agenda included the consideration of a request by the Yuma County Workforce Investment Board, operated by the Yuma Private Industry Council, to appoint Kevin Wilkins, City of Yuma’s Economic Development Administrator, to fill a vacancy for the Economic Development Sector on the Yuma County ... Read More »

Man Sentenced For First-Degree Murder Of A Yuma Man

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A jury sentenced Jonathon Ochoa on Friday, September 13th, in the first-degree murder of a Yuma man. Ochoa has not been convicted of premeditated murder but this is only one of two counts involving murder. The jury did find the defendant guilty of first-degree murder as alleged in count five. Throughout this trial, state prosecutors brought forth witnesses and said ... Read More »

New Cigarette Law

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Two new tobacco laws took effect Friday, August 13th, in Arizona banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and banning the use of roll-your-own tobacco machines at smoke shops.   Co-owner of Cesar Cigar Lounge Brenda Maldonado says such machines would sell out quickly at her store and this law change has to do with the large tobacco companies. ... Read More »

Mayor Krieger Not Prosecuted

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The Office of the Arizona Attorney General says they will not prosecute Yuma Mayor Alan Krieger on allegations of misconduct of his office and conflict of interest. The Yuma Sun is reporting that a thorough investigation was completed following a complaint filed by the Yuma City Council.   Yuma City Administrator Greg Wilkinson recently received a letter from the state ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agent Admits To Smuggling Marijuana


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A former U.S. Border Patrol agent who admitted smuggling marijuana while on duty along the Arizona-Mexico border is set for sentencing. Authorities say investigators conducting aerial surveillance saw then-Agent Aaron Anaya load marijuana bundles that had been dropped over the border fence from Mexico into his patrol vehicle in December, 2012 between Yuma and Wellton.   Anaya pleaded guilty to ... Read More »

Mother Arrested For Murdering Her Two Kids

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Police say the two children found dead in a Southern California hotel room after their suicidal mother crashed her car outside a shopping complex were a 13-year-old boy and a ten-year-old girl. Santa Ana Police Corporal Anthony Bertagna identified the mother on Sunday as 42-year-old Marilyn Edge of Scottsdale. The children's names were not released. Edge was booked late Saturday ... Read More »

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