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Kelvin Gastelum Defeats Brian Melancon in UFC

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Yuma’s own Kelvin Gastelum defeated Brian Melancon in the first round of UFC Fight 27 Wednesday night. Gastelum, who was making his 170 pound debut, started the action off with clear purpose, peppering Melancon with effective jabs and leg kicks, looking to open his opponent’s defense. Roughly forty seconds into the opening round, Gastelum shot for a double-leg takedown, dragging Melancon ... Read More »

Yuma Election Results


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Yuma voters said yes to Mayor Elect Douglas Nicholls on Tuesday. Nicholls took the race by over a two-to-one vote. He garnered 4496 votes. His opponents, Raul Mendoza had 1911 votes and write in candidate Jack Kretzer had 75 votes. Mayor Elect Nichols says it is important that the city council moves forward.   Meanwhile, James Coil won the Presiding ... Read More »

Desert Hills Golf Course Theft

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The Yuma Police Department released information regarding a felony theft charge on Tuesday against an employee of Desert Hills Golf Course, which is owned by the City of Yuma and operated through the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. Officials say 34 year old Erica Cibrian has been terminated. Police say she was responsible for the money deposits for both the ... Read More »

Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Awaiting Autopsy Reports On Earlier Shooting Death

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The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office is awaiting the autopsy reports in the shooting death earlier this month of 26 year old Francisco “Javi” Ortega Junior. The Yuma Sun is reporting that the autopsy will tell officials whether or not to pursue murder charges. Police responded the afternoon of August 7th to a home on Araz Road after receiving a report ... Read More »

Report Shows Many People Are Not Saving Enough For Retirement

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Many people are not saving enough for retirement, and even those who are saw their savings take alarming dips during the recession. Now, a new report calls the traditional IRA and 401K plans inefficient and risky – and suggests a different kind of retirement account. The Center for American Progress calls it the "SAFE Plan," professionally managed, but overseen by ... Read More »

Arizona Supreme Court Grants Request For Execution Warrant

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The Arizona Supreme Court has granted state prosecutors' request for an execution warrant for one death row inmate but delayed action on another. The court without comment Tuesday ordered the state Department of Corrections to schedule the execution of 43 year old Robert Glen Jones.   Jones was condemned to die for the fatal shootings of six people during two ... Read More »

Newsmakers Breakfast

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Do not forget to join us for breakfast with the Newsmakers Breakfast every Wednesday at 7am live from the Yuma Landing Bar and Grill on Fourth Avenue in Yuma. Today we were joined by the new Mayor Elect Douglas Nicholls and from the City of Yuma Media and Public Affairs Department Dave Nash and Martha Guzman. Read More »

Border Patrol Agents Make Marijuana Arrest

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United States Border Patrol agents from the Yuma Sector arrested a man from Guatemala, found illegally present in the United States and carrying 23 lbs of marijuana. They also located another 176 lbs of marijuana abandoned at multiple locations in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. The smuggler was apprehended along the Colorado River, about 100 yards north of Los ... Read More »

Red Cross Helps Victims Of Flooded Homes

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The American Red Cross – Grand Canyon Chapter – says they have responded to the needs of at least three families in the area who suffered damage after their homes were flooded. One of the homes damaged was in San Luis near Second Avenue and “C” Street. Meanwhile, two families were affected in Winterhaven causing six adults and two children ... Read More »

Police Increase Presence During Labor Day

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You might think an organization called "MADD" does not have much to be glad about, but more police on the streets through this holiday weekend is certainly one thing that has them pleased.  Mothers Against Drunk Driving national president Jan Withers says high visibility law enforcement is a proven way to reduce drunk driving deaths.   The increased enforcement through ... Read More »

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