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Man Charged With Pointing Gun At Police Officer Appears In Court


A man who attempted to flee from police and pointed a weapon at a police officer while he was trying to flee appeared in Yuma County Justice Court Tuesday.  Martin Antonio Velasco faces two counts of aggravated assault after pointing a .22-caliber weapon at a Yuma Police Officer.  He remains in custody on a $500,000 bond. Read More »

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested


A man who allegedly held up two businesses within 15 minutes in Yuma Sunday is now in police custody.  24-year-old Vicente Dominguez was arrested on Monday by the Cocopah Police Department while at the Cocopah Casino.  He is expected to be charged with two counts of Armed Robbery.  He held up the Ramada Inn on South Fourth Avenue early Sunday ... Read More »

Board Of Supervisors Approves Grant For Food Bank


The Yuma County Board of Supervisors approved a grant totaling $53,000 Tuesday to help the Yuma Community Food Bank in their fight to help hungry children in our area.  The grant was awarded after the board heard from Yuma Community Food Bank Chairman Mike Ivers about the need to help fill backpacks of low income school children.  The Yuma Sun ... Read More »

Matadors Earn A Win, While Lady Matadors Fall To South Mountain


The Arizona Western College Matadors took home a win while the Lady Matadors lost on Tuesday night.  The men’s team beat South Mountain Community College 64-to-56 behind Marvin Whitt’s 20 points.  Dalon Stafford added 14.  The women’s team was beaten at the free throw line as the Cougars attempted 40 free throws on the night. The final was 66-to-57.  Samantha ... Read More »

Yuma City Council To Meet Tonight


The Yuma City Council will meet for their second monthly meeting for February tonight.  The council will consider the hotly debated topic of moving the call to the public portion of the meeting to the end of the council meetings.  Currently the call to the public is one of the first agenda items.  The council discussed the issue at their ... Read More »

Social Security Going Paperless


A big change is coming for Arizonans who still receive paper checks for their Social Security benefits.  Senior advocate Maribeth Farringer says as of March 1st, all federal payments will be made electronically. In Arizona about 90,000 persons were still receiving their monthly Social Security and SSI payments via a paper check as of last month.  Those who still receive ... Read More »

Red Cross Aids Family After Home Fire


The Yuma Fire Department responded to a residence fire Monday night at the corner of 20th Avenue and Seventh Street.  Two adults and two children were living in the home.  The American Red Cross – Grand Canyon Chapter – is assisting with the family’s needs Read More »

Yuma Police Search For Suspect In Two Armed Robberies


An area motel was held up, the second time this year.  The Yuma Police Department says a man walked into the lobby of the Ramada Inn at 300 East 32nd Street Sunday morning.  The suspect in the latest robbery is described as a short Hispanic male, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, camouflaged shorts, black shoes and a black bandana covering ... Read More »

Insurgent Who Killed Yuma Serviceman Is Dead


An insurgent who was responsible for the death of a Yuma serviceman, is now dead himself.  NATO describes the insurgent as Mahmood who died last week following a NATO led operation in eastern Kunar.  Officials believe he killed U.S. Army First Lieutenant Alejo Thompson in May, 2012.  He was based in Fort Carson, Colorado. Read More »

Robbery Suspect Arrested After High-Speed Chase


A suspect from California led police on a high-speed chase for several minutes Monday morning.  The Yuma Police Department says they tried to pull over a suspect – identified as 42-year-old Martin Ramirez Saucedo of Calexico.  Police want to question him about recent armed robberies, which occurred in Yuma on Sunday morning.  Saucedo tried to flee to Mexico after entering ... Read More »

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