Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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Suspected Drug Dealer Arrested After Narcotics Search


Agents from the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force received a tip concerning sales of narcotics at a residence at 9675 South Agate Way.  Acting on the tip, agents opened an investigation that culminated in a search warrant being served at that residence on Saturday.   Police found approximately eight ounces of methamphetamine, a pistol and various items of drug paraphernalia. ... Read More »

Safety A Concern When Sharing A Bed With An Infant


When it comes to the potential risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome from a mother sharing her bed with a baby, there is a push to change the message from “just do not do it” to “here is how it is done most safely.”   The shift is needed because co-sleeping will never be eliminated and not all forms are ... Read More »

Sex Offender Relocates In Yuma


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says a registered sex offender has relocated recently.  Police say 55-year-old Joseph Stephen Hurtado is now living at 2678 West Clifford Lane in Yuma.  He is described as a male, standing five-foot, nine-inches, weighing 206 pounds with black hair and black eyes.  He is a Level Three sex offender, meaning he is a high risk ... Read More »

City Council Hopes To Come To A Solution With Yuma Fine Arts Association Tonight


The Yuma City Council will meet tonight at 5:30pm at the Yuma City Hall.  The council is hoping to come to a solution between them and the Yuma Fine Arts Association.  The council is looking to authorize the execution of an Outside Agency Agreement between them and the Fine Arts Association that would be active until 2016.  The city council ... Read More »

Second Body This Year Found In Orange Groves Puts Community On Edge.


Police are still trying to piece together evidence and figure out what led to the discovery of a body near an orange grove in Yuma late Monday night.    The body was found in the area of County Road 16th and Avenue Three-and-a-half-E.  The cause of death is still unknown.  Police have not released whether the body found was a ... Read More »

Woman Found With Gunshot Wound Dies


‚ÄčOn Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at approximately 8:05 a.m., Yuma Police Officers responded to the 100 block S.10th Avenue in reference to shots fired. An adult female was found with a gunshot wound. She was transported to the Yuma Regional Medical Center where she was later pronounced deceased. Detectives are continuing to investigate the case and conducting interviews. The Yuma ... Read More »

Marines Welcomed Home


About 200 Marines were welcomed home to the Marine Core Air Station in Yuma Monday.  The Marines from VMA311 were at sea for the last eight months in an undercover mission.  Most of the time, they could not tell their families where they were located. Based at sea, the Marines were deployed with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Read More »

Arias Returns To Phoenix Jail To Await Sentencing


Jodi Arias has been transferred back to a Phoenix jail after spending the weekend on suicide watch at another facility. Arias is back at the Estrella Jail where she will be housed until her trial has concluded.  Arias was convicted of first-degree murder on Wednesday in the June 2008 killing of her one-time boyfriend.  She returns to court Wednesday as jurors ... Read More »

Yuma Girl Scout Honored With Lifesaving Award


The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona honored girls between five-to-17-years-old and adult volunteers who have made an impact in their community through service and leadership in Southern Arizona at The Girls and Women of Distinction 2013 Ceremony last month.  One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Lifesaving Award to Girl Scout Mary Stofft from Yuma.  ... Read More »

Memorial Service For DPS Officer Tim Huffman To Be Held Wednesday


Memorial services for fallen Department of Public Safety Officer Tim Huffman are scheduled for Wednesday morning at 9am at the Yuma Civic Center.  Huffman was killed last week while investigating an accident on Interstate-Eight near Wellton.  33-year-old Jorge Espinoza was arrested and charged on 21 counts.  He posted a $200,000 bond and was released.  He is expected to appear in ... Read More »

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