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Yuma County Sheriff: 'Every sheriff in this country is a border sheriff'

YUMA, Ariz. - Yuma County Border Sheriff Leon Wilmot, who has testified his border concerns to Washington, said the funding needed for border security comes at the forefront of public safety, not immigration.


Yuma County Board of Supervisors reappoints chair and vice chair

YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma County Board of Supervisors selected their new chair and vice chair for the upcoming year during Monday's board meeting. The board unanimously reappointed District 4 Supervisor Tony Reyes as chairman and District 2 Supervisor Russell McCloud as vice chairman.


San Luis fire chief has big plans moving forward

An additional fire station in San Luis could be in the near future as the new fire chief mulls options for his vision moving forward as head of the department. Newly appointed Fire Chief Angel Rameriz has also reinitiated a bridge program for high school students interested in the fire academy.


Two vehicle collision leaves two hospitalized

YUMA, Ariz. - Two people were hospitalized Wednesday night following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 95 and Avenue 8E. According to Rural Metro Fire Department, two vehicles were involved in a rear-end collision just after 7 p.m. Two people were transported to a nearby hospital.


Longtime school board members begin new terms

SAN LUIS, Ariz. – To some, it would seem that Luis Marquez has been a school board member here forever. But Marquez, says it seems like only yesterday that he joined the governing board of the Gadsden Elementary School District.


Snapchat threat leads to arrest of two students at Somerton Middle School

SOMERTON, Ariz. - Two students have been arrested after they made threats of a school shooter at Somerton Middle School on Tuesday, according to the Somerton Police Department.


San Luis City Hall honors workers

SAN LUIS, Ariz. — San Luis City Hall recently honored employees for job performance and for years of service to the city. Among those recognized during a city council session on Wednesday was Maria Muñoz, a benefits coordinator in the city’s human resources department, who was presented with two awa


BP agents nab child sex offender

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a child sex offender late Friday night near the city of San Luis after he illegally crossed into the United States with 23 other individuals.


Car burglaries up in Yuma neighborhoods

YUMA, Ariz. - Yuma police said they have seen a total of eight car burglaries and attempts in the neighborhoods surrounding Arizona Western College. One resident handed over video of one suspect unsuccessfully trying to get into a car at 3:30 a.m. Saturday.


Man who escaped court building back in custody

A prisoner who escaped from custody from inside a secured area at Yuma Municipal Court nearly six years ago is now back behind bars at the Yuma County Detention Center after being extradited from Oklahoma.


Number of families seeking asylum into the U.S. doubles in San Luis

SAN LUIS, Rio Colorado. - The number of families waiting to seek asylum into the United states has doubled since December from 50 families to more than 100 families in San Luis, Rio Colorado.


Arizona Teen With Airsoft Gun Shot Dead by Police

A burglary suspect who was fatally shot by an officer in Tempe, Arizona, was a 14-year-old boy and wasn't in possession of a real handgun, police said. The name of the teen and the officer involved in the shooting weren't immediately released Wednesday.


Arizona SNAP recipients receiving Feb. benefits early due to shutdown

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Economic Security is issuing February food stamp benefits to Arizonans early and in one lump sum as the partial government shutdown continues.


American Red Cross asking residents to help 'Sound the Alarm' in Yuma

YUMA, Ariz. - The Red Cross of Southern, Ariz., is holding a 'Sound the Alarm' home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event and are asking Yuma residents to participate.


Defendant in home invasion/murder case takes plea deal

Admitting that he drove four others to where a 20-year-old man was fatally shot during a series of home invasions last year looking for drugs and money, Juan Pablo Torres accepted a plea agreement Tuesday that requires he be sentenced to prison.


Border sheriffs say 'the wall' has become lightning rod of division

As the government shutdown nears its fifth week, border sheriffs are saying “the wall” has become a lightning rod of division and a soundbite that constrains talks on securing the border.


City OKs new pay plans for YPD, YFD

Calling it a step in the right direction, members of the Yuma City Council unanimously adopted new pay plans for the police and fire departments on Wednesday. Other city employees will also see a bump in their paychecks.


Heavy smoke reported at Centennial Middle School

YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma Fire Department responded to heavy smoke coming from Centennial Middle School at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Crane School District said there were no students inside at the time as classes were dismissed at 1 p.m.


Trial set for San Luis man charged with multiple felonies

YUMA, Ariz. - The man charged for aggravated assault and burglary, among other charges, appeared in front a judge in a Yuma courtroom Tuesday, where he was given the option to take a plea agreement or head to trial.


Truckers take on child predators

NEAR YUMA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - It's nighttime at a truck stop near Yuma, and a truck driver named Anthony Green is speaking into his cell phone. "Tonight, we have a 30-year-old disgusting pig sicko," says Green, to an audience of hundreds, or even thousands who are following his moves via Facebook Live