Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Category Archives: Local News

Female Skydivers Attempt World Record


Dozens of female skydivers gathered in Arizona on Saturday as they attempted to break the world record for an all-female mass-formation jump. The spokeswoman for the U.S. Parachute Association, Nancy Koreen, says a total of 63 women made up the formation, all of them flying upside down with their heads down. The previous record was a 41-woman formation. They began ... Read More »

School Bus Involved In Rollover Accident


​ A school bus has been involved in an accident this morning on Highway 95 near it’s intersection with Avenue 4E.  The condition of the driver is unknown. No kids were on board. Read More »

Unofficial City Council Election Results Released


The unofficial results of the Yuma City Council election have been released. There are an estimated 815 ballots that remain to be counted. Gary Knight led all candidates with 52% of the vote. William Craft has 46%. Only 1% or 105 votes separate Gary Wright and incumbent Paul Johnson. Wright has 43% and Johnson has 42%. Jacob Miller received 37% ... Read More »

Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter A Finalist In Toyota’s Facebook Contest


The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter is a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program and asks for votes in the Facebook-based contest. On Thursday, the American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter will be one of five organizations highlighted for public voting on Visitors to the page receive two votes each day to select two separate winning ... Read More »

Border Patrol Agents Make Marijuana Busts
 In Blythe And Maricopa County


Agents from the Blythe Border Patrol Station arrested a Jamaican national smuggling 72 lbs of marijuana on I-10 on Monday. Agents working traffic check operations near Blythe conducted a vehicle stop on a Mazda6 on I10. Following an alert from a canine unit, agents discovered $36,000 worth of marijuana in the trunk of the car and arrested the driver, a ... Read More »

Arizona Western College Management Training Graduation


During Tuesday’s graduation, the Arizona Western College Partnership with Yuma County was highlighted. With the graduating class, over 80 Yuma County employees have completed the Supervisory Skills training at AWC. The students have included current managers and those preparing for opportunities to become managers. The current graduating class of Yuma County employees makes a total of 85 Yuma County employees ... Read More »

El Centro Border Patrol Arrest Dangerous Gang Member


On Monday, United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro station apprehended a dangerous gang member attempting to make an illegal entry into the United States. Border Patrol agents observed the man, later identified as Luis Martinez-Santillan, a 19 year old Mexican national as he entered the United States illegally from Mexico. Agents arrested Martinez without incident eleven ... Read More »

Former Border Patrol Agent Sentenced To Prison After Admitting To Passing Sensitive Information To Drug Smugglers


A former Border Patrol agent who admitted to passing sensor maps, codes to unlock gates, and other sensitive information to drug smugglers has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Ex-agent Ivhan Herrera-Chiang received the maximum sentence Tuesday by a U.S. District Judge in Phoenix. KSWTTV reports that he and his co-conspirator, former state corrections officer  Michael Lopez Garcia, took ... Read More »

Polls Open Today To Elect City Council Candidates


Voters in the city of Yuma will get set to head to the polls today (Tuesday 5) to elect three city council candidates. The six candidates have campaigned for several months for three Yuma City Council positions. The candidates include incumbent Paul Johnson and William Craft, Gary Knight, Jacob Miller, Daniel Sanchez and Gary Wright. Jack Kretzer has declared himself a write-in candidate. Mayor-Elect ... Read More »

Scroll To Top