Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Category Archives: Local News

Suspect From Last Week’s Police Standoff Makes Court Appearance

image-1298.jpg

A man who held off police during an over three-hour standoff last week appeared in court and faces six felony charges.  37-year-old Jacson Williams of Yuma is charged with three counts of Sexual Assault, two counts of Aggravated Assault and one count of kidnapping.  Williams barricaded himself in a residence on South Eleventh Avenue after the Yuma Police Department responded ... Read More »

YRMC Makes Plans To Construct New Emergency Center

image-1294.jpg

A $250-million project is facing the Yuma Regional Medical Center.  The Yuma Sun is reporting that a project to construct a new and larger Emergency Department has been considered for some time.  However to do that, several other less demanding projects will need to be completed first.  The center is looking to construct a state of the art Emergency Center ... Read More »

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

image-1290.jpg

March is national Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, and this year in Arizona, more than 2600 new cases are expected to be diagnosed. Nearly one-thousand cases will be fatal, even though colon cancer is very treatable when caught early, says Doctor Paul Amundson. The American Cancer Society suggests that both men and women start to follow a testing schedule when they ... Read More »

Giffords To Air TV Ad Asking For Gun Control Support

image-1286.jpg

Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords is urging key senators to support expanded background checks for gun purchases in a new television ad that is to begin airing today in Arizona and Iowa.  Americans for Responsible Solutions, the gun control group started by Giffords and husband Mark Kelly, said it is spending six figures on the ad in the two states.   ... Read More »

Court Upholds Ruling In Favor Of Day Laborers

image-1282.jpg

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that prevents police in Arizona from enforcing part of the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law that prohibited people from blocking traffic when they seek or offer day labor services on streets. Monday's ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals marked a loss for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.  Brewer had asked the ... Read More »

Yuma Police Arrest Man Wanted In California

image-1257.jpg

The Yuma Police Department aided in arresting a person wanted in California.  Police say 19-year-old Christian Samuel Frias was wanted in connection with a January armed robbery.  Police were tipped off that Frias was staying with his girlfriend in a residence on South First Avenue.  A vehicle matching the description of Frias’ car was located on Thursday leaving the residence ... Read More »

Two Victims Shot During Mugging

image-1253.jpg

Police say two persons were shot during an apparent mugging over the weekend.  The unnamed victims were treated at Yuma Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening gunshot wounds.  The incident occurred on Friday night in the 100 block of South Ninth Avenue.  The victims were approached from behind by two men, wearing dark colored sweatshirts with hoods and blue jeans.  ... Read More »

Report States Some Arizonans Struggle To Buy Enough Food

image-1245.jpg

Arizona comes in at number 14 on a list of states where people say they lacked enough money to buy the food they need at some point in the last year.   That equals nearly 21-percent of the population, according to a report by the Food Research and Action Center.   There are many causes of hunger, but FRAC President ... Read More »

Public Transit Considering Taxes To Raise Funding

image-1241.jpg

The Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority is considering a tax.  The authority, which operates Yuma County Area Transit, is looking for a one-tenth of a percent tax.  The Yuma Sun reports today that transit funding has been significantly reduced several times, dating back to 2002.  Due to fluctuations in funding, bus services may see radical changes from year to ... Read More »

Scroll To Top