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Yuma Sector Border Patrol Seizes Over 1600 Pounds Of Marijuana Over Five Days


United States Border Patrol agents from Yuma Sector arrested 17 drug smugglers and seized over 1600 pounds of marijuana during a five-day period.  The largest find occurred on Saturday when agents found 410 pounds of abandoned marijuana near Davidson Canyon on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge.  The stash was located seven miles south of the Camino del Diablo road ... Read More »

San Luis Police Aid In Search For Missing Mexican Man


The San Luis Police Department is partnering with San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico authorities in attempting to locate a missing person.  Police say 27-year-old Jesus Enrique Juarez Aguayo was last seen on April 15th leaving his home in the 14000 block of “B” Street in San Luis and was reported missing two days later.  Juarez had told his family he ... Read More »

Three People Killed In Fatal Collision At Yuma Intersection


Three persons were killed in a two-vehicle accident near Yuma on Monday.  The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says 29-year-old Melanie Darlene Jose was pronounced dead at the scene after she became trapped in her vehicle.  Also, her passenger 55-year-old Harriet Phillips was declared dead on the scene after she was trapped in the rear seat of the car.  A front ... Read More »

F-35 Deliveries To Resume


Deliveries of the F-35 fighter jets to the Marine Air Corps Station in Yuma will resume in May.  According to the Yuma Sun, Lockheed Martin in Texas has said the next plane has passed recent inspections and is ready for delivery to Yuma.  Altogether, at least 12 planes will be delivered to Yuma before the end of the year.  Initial ... Read More »

Gosar Visits MCAS Yuma For Border Security Briefing


U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, joined by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, received a border briefing at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma Saturday to better understand the new technology available for border security and safety.   The Yuma border sector has shown dramatic success in stopping illegal immigration starting in 2005.  Gosar says that is in part due to ... Read More »

Efforts To Go Green Good For The Economy


Over the years, since that first Earth Day in 1970, some have tried to paint environmentalists as "radicals" who did not really understand the economy.   But Howard Learner, president of the Environmental Law and Policy Center, says there is nothing "radical" about it.  Curbing pollution creates jobs.  Currently there are more than 60,000 megawatts of wind generating capacity in ... Read More »

Resources Running Low For Campaign To Recall Sheriff Arpaio


The campaign to oust the notoriously polarizing sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix faces long odds as the lawman's critics are running short on money and relying on volunteers rather than paid professionals to round up support for a recall.  Critics argue Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio should be booted because his office has failed to adequately investigate more than 400 sex-crimes ... Read More »

DEA To Hold National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


The Drug Enforcement Administration along with state and local law enforcement and community partners announced a sixth nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.  The Yuma Police Department has agreed to take part in this initiative and will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on Saturday from ... Read More »

Yuma High School Student Arrested After Assaulting Police Officer


A Yuma High School student was arrested Friday morning after assaulting the School Resource Officer.  Police say 19-year-old Omar McQueen was under investigation and was arrested.  McQueen then assaulted the officer and after backup officers arrived, McQueen was restrained through the use of an electronic control device.  McQueen was taken into custody and later booked into the Yuma County Detention ... Read More »

Five People Dead In Rollover Accident After Border Patrol Pursuit


Authorities say five people died after the van they were traveling in rolled over in southern Arizona as it was being pursued by Border Patrol agents.  Officials say 22 people were in the van at the time it rolled over Saturday night in between Tucson and Benson.  Seventeen other people were taken to hospitals for treatment.  Their injuries are unknown. Read More »

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