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Miss Yuma County is Hosting Walk Off Hunger 5k


Miss Yuma County 2014 Hailey Bernardo has partnered with the Yuma Community Food Bank to Fight the War on Hunger in Yuma County.  She is hosting a Walk Off Hunger Five-K at Smucker Park on March 22nd.  Festivities begin at 4pm with the  Glow Walk around 6pm.  Pre-signup details are being worked out in next few days and will be announced at that time.

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Yuma Sex Offender Relocation


The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public of the relocation of a sex offender.  20-year-old Elijah Hernandez of Yuma is now living at 3617-and-a-half West Third Place in Yuma.  He is described as standing six-foot tall, weighing 265-pounds with brown hair and eyes.  In May 2012, Hernandez was convicted of Kidnapping per Domestic Violence in Yuma County Superior ... Read More »

Two Brothers Sentenced For Shooting


Two brothers were sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison Thursday (20) for their role in a shooting incident.  Anthony Solis and Christopher Solis went to the El Encanto Apartments on April 10th 2013 and shot a 30-year-old male in the parking lot.  Anthony Solis told the court he was not a violent person and attributed the incident to a prior ... Read More »

Senate Bill 1060 Passed


Thursday (20) night, Arizona’s Republican controlled House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 1060, which expands the right of businesses to refuse service to homosexuals based on their religious beliefs.  This comes after Arizona’s State Senate passed the legislation earlier in the week.  Conservatives argue the bill protects first amendment rights, which allows for anyone to practice their religious beliefs freely.  ... Read More »

Arizona Senate Repealed Election Law


The Arizona Senate has voted to repeal a sweeping 2013 Arizona election law that included trimming the state's permanent early voting list and a host of other provisions that incensed voter-rights advocates.  Majority Republicans who pushed House Bill 2305 through last June voted to repeal the law on a 17-to-12 vote on Thursday (20).  The House passed an identical bill ... Read More »

Gas Prices in Arizona Are Higher This Week


Gasoline prices around Arizona are higher at the pump this week.  Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday (20) that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is three-27 a gallon.  That is up by more than three-cents from last week.  This week's national average is at three-38 per gallon, an increase of nearly six-cents from last week. Tucson has ... Read More »

Construction Repair Buckled Highway


Construction to repair a buckled highway in northern Arizona could start this summer.  A 150-foot section of pavement on U-S Highway 89 south of Page buckled in a landslide a year ago.  The state Department of Transportation says a 25-million-dollar project to move the roadway about 60 feet and construct a downslope buttress to stabilize the area could be complete ... Read More »

Yuma City Council Approves Plans To Build New Subdivision


The Yuma City Council – despite several people voicing opposition – approved the preliminary plans for a new subdivision at 44th Street and Avenue 6E. The Yuma Sun is reporting that the council on Wednesday approved to change the land designation from rural density to low density residential. The next steps the council will have to take is to annex the 90 acres so the subdivision can be annexed into the city. Plans also include the construction of a school on ten acres of the property. 224 single family homes are expected to be constructed.

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Wellton Border Patrol Agents Arrest Four Smugglers And Seize 537 Pounds Of Marijuana


United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector’s Wellton Station arrested four smugglers
Tuesday and seized 537 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated 268-thousand-dollars. Agents apprehended four Mexican nationals southwest of the Sierra Pinta Mountains, located on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, all of whom were in the U.S. illegally.  The men and 510 pounds of marijuana were turned over to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
In a second incident, agents patrolling the Barry M. Goldwater Range discovered one abandoned bundle of marijuana weighing 27 pounds. It was seized for destruction.

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Sex Offender Arrested At Port Of San Luis

An El Paso man wanted on sex charges in Texas was apprehended Monday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the Port of San Luis. Officers first referred the man for additional questioning when he attempted to enter the United States through a pedestrian lane, giving officers a fictitious name. During a routine records check, officers learned the man was actually 22-year-old Gerardo Pinedo. He is wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants for sex crimes involving a child and resisting/evading arrest. He was turned over to the San Luis Police Department.

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