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Yuma County's Most Wanted 3-25-19

As a public service, the Yuma Sun is publishing the names and photographs of the following people sought by the Yuma County Adult Probation Department or the U.S. Marshals Service as probation absconders. If you have information that would lead to the arrest of any of them, call surveillance officer


Stolen Vehicle Recovered, Two Arrested

(Border Patrol agents recover a stolen vehicle)…It happened early Friday morning. Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents stopped a vehicle on Interstate 10. A records check on the SUV revealed the license plate belonged to a different vehicle, and the SUV had been reported stolen. An additional records ch


New things coming to the Yuma County Fair

YUMA, Ariz. - The sixty-seventh annual Yuma County Fair is just around the corner and families can expect new things coming to the fair including new local bands. Marketing Director, Blake Wofford, said that this year they are expecting 165,000 to 175,000 people to attend this year. He also said tha


18-year-old dies from alleged fentanyl overdose

YUMA, Ariz. - Friends and family are making their voices heard as a local teenager has died after he allegedly ingested fentanyl. 18-year-old Francisco "Pancho" Lopez was hospitalized on Tuesday after he was found in his home.


Yuma County updates building codes

Yuma County updated many of the building codes it follows during inspections this week, part of a domino effect which will relax regulations for some projects in the Foothills and the eastern county.


Ramp closures on I-8 could impact YUHSD commuters

YUMA, Ariz. - The Arizona Department of Transportation is advising drivers to plan ahead due to ramp closures and restrictions on Interstate 8. Restrictions are to be set for or Wednesday, March 27 through Friday, March 29.


Calexico Rotary holds 42nd annual Crab Crack dinner

CALEXICO — The Calexico Rotary Club held its 42nd annual “Crab Crack” event at the Calexico Community Center, Saturday evening. Guests paid $45 for an all-you-can-eat crab meal. Many in attendance were Rotarians from other clubs in the Valley and in Yuma.


Avocado Recall In Arizona, 5 More States, Due To Listeria Concern

A California avocado grower is recalling the pear-shaped fruit in Arizona and five other states because of possible listeria contamination. Henry Avocado Corp.'s recall affects both conventional and organic avocados.


Youth curfew sought in San Luis Rio Colorado

SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Son. — An attorney here is calling on the city to enforce a nighttime curfews on minors as a way to fight crime. A regulation existing since 2003 allows the city to require youths under 18 to be indoors by 11 p.m., unless accompanied by parents or guardians.


Rural Metro crews respond to two RV fires

YUMA, Ariz. - According to Rural Metro, at about 1:15 Saturday afternoon, Rural Metro 911 Dispatch received a call about an RV on fire. When crews arrived on the scene, officials say they found a 5th wheel type RV parked in the back of a residence on fire.


Over 200 undocumented immigrants apprehended near Arizona border

LUKEVILLE, Ariz. — Border patrol agents apprehended 216 undocumented immigrants on west of Lukeville on Sunday, near Quitobaquito Springs. Per CBP, the group was Central-American family units, consisting of 99 adults and 117 children. Of those children, 20 were unaccompanied by an adult family membe


Somerton proclaims March as Cesar Chavez month

SOMERTON — Every night in March, the water tower that looms over Somerton’s north end basks in a red glow — one of the colors of the United Farm Workers union. A photo of Cesar Chavez, co-founder and leader of the UFW, appears on the city’s Facebook page, as well as on banners in different locations


Preparing for Red Flag 19-2

The role of the US warfighting centers at Nelllis, Fallon and Yuma MCAS have become increasingly significant as the US and the allies shape a new appraoch to Warfighting — the kill web.


Abortion concerns have blocked the effort to fund Arizona’s 2-1-1 system

Sandy Berlanga is one of three people who sits in a nondescript office building in Tempe helping people during some of the roughest times of their lives. “Thank you for calling Arizona 2-1-1, how can I help you today?” Berlanga says over the phone to a person calling in. This is one of many calls sh


Arizona senators submit bill to bring federal court proceedings to Flagstaff

Senators Martha McSally and Krysten Sinema introduced bipartisan legislation allowing Arizona federal court proceedings to be held in Flagstaff and Yuma. Current law allows for court to be held in Globe, Phoenix, Prescott and Tucson and while both Flagstaff and Yuma have federal courthouses, it does


Arizona Law Cuts Phoenix Police Towing Revenue

A new state law has the Phoenix Police Department freezing some open positions. In fiscal year 2017-18, Phoenix police towed about 35,000 vehicles. Of those, about 5,000 were impounded because the drivers had suspended licenses.


Marine injured at Fat Harvey's transported to YRMC

YUMA, Ariz. - A 22-year-old active duty Marine was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center after a large disturbance at the Fat Harvey's bar Saturday night. YPD said authorities found the 22-year-old unconscious on the dance floor area with injuries to the left side of his face.


Lemonade, Margaritas Or Jamaica Tea: Senate To Debate Official Arizona State Beverage

Arizona senators will debate options for the official state beverage Monday. Garrett Glover, a Gilbert teenager, asked the state legislature to make lemonade the official drink of Arizona. The Arizona House of Representatives signed off on his request with House Bill 2692 on a 57-3 vote last month.


San Luis police to parents: Watch out for pot vaping

SAN LUIS, Ariz. – Police here are urging parents to watch out for signs their kids may be vaping marijuana. The warning comes after electronic vaporizers were confiscated recently from two high school students, who were inhaling what was believed to be pot, said Lt. Marco Santana, spokesman for the


App testing Yuma's broadband coverage

Yuma County officials are encouraging locals to use a smartphone app developed by the National Association of Counties to measure their broadband coverage, so service providers can get better information of the coverage available here.