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Smugglers Intercepted By CBP Port Of San Luis Officers
TUCSON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a San Luis, Sonora, Mexico, man and Phoenix woman Wednesday for separate alleged attempts to smuggle 58 pounds of methamphetamine and heroin through the Port of San Luis.
Arizona medical worker admits to sexually assaulting sedated woman, police say
An Arizona medical worker admitted he sexually assaulted a sedated female patient at a pain treatment center, police said. Xavier Perez, 38, was arrested Wednesday following a monthslong investigation into the June 2018 incident at Integrated Pain Consultants in Scottsdale, FOX10 reported.
San Luis hosts Arte en la Calle festival
SAN LUIS, Ariz. — Art in all its forms will be featured here Saturday in the Arte en la Calle festival. The annual city-sponsored festival will showcase the creative efforts of painters, illustrators, sculptors, ceramicists, digital and performing artists, and, for the first time in its history, wil
Proposed Arizona bill would alleviate state's physician shortage
TUCSON, Ariz. — Doctors are in high demand in Southern Arizona. A proposed bill moving through the state house could help alleviate that shortage. Tucson Medical Center says Arizona has less than half the primary care doctors it needs - based on the state's population.
Arizona Seatbelt Bill Dies, Passengers In Back Can Stay Unbuckled
PHOENIX, AZ – If you're in the backseat and you like riding without a seatbelt, you don't have to worry. About getting a ticket, that is. A bill that would have required people to buckle-up, regardless of where they are sitting in a vehicle, was killed by the state senate. It didn't even make it out
City of San Luis, ex-police officer sued by motorist
SAN LUIS, Ariz. — The city and a former police officer are being sued by a resident who says she was injured when her vehicle was struck from behind by a patrol car driven by the officer.
Woman hospitalized after vehicle rolls over
YUMA, Ariz. - One woman was hospitalized after her vehicle rolled over at Avenue 11E and South Frontage Road Wednesday afternoon. According to Rural Metro Fire Department, firefighters arrived at the scene and safely extricated the woman from her vehicle.
Mayor: San Luis port of entry a top funding priority
SAN LUIS, Ariz. – The mayor says the San Luis port of entry into his city has risen to the top of the priority list among U.S. border crossings needing upgrades. Mayor Gerardo Sanchez said the General Services Administration is proposing an earmark of $248.3 million in the fiscal 2020 budget to add
Arizona's Attempt To Pass A Seat Belt Law Hits Dead-End
Efforts to require everyone in the car wear a seat belt has hit another dead-end. Rep. Bob Thorpe tried to convince the Committee on Health and Human Services to support his bill that would require back seats to also wear seat belts.
Iconic Pizzeria Grimaldi’s Is Now Owned by an Arizona Chain
Independent New York City restaurants lose another with the sale of iconic pizzeria Grimaldi’s to an Arizona chain of the same name. The coal-oven pizzeria opened in Brooklyn in 1991, growing to a national chain over the last 28 years. But the prized Dumbo location, at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridg
Luckiest lottery stores in Arizona: Where big tickets have been sold in the state
Several stores across the Valley and the state have sold some valuable lottery tickets in recent years!. According to data obtained from the Arizona Lottery, a total of 46 tickets with winnings of $100,000 or larger were sold across the state since 2014.
Hearing for accused shooter delayed for settlement meeting
A change of plea hearing Wednesday for the man who allegedly shot at three Yuma police officers while they were documenting graffiti on a wall was postponed until after a settlement conference in the case can be held.
Man who escaped from court takes plea deals
With the woman whose minivan he carjacked watching from the gallery, the prisoner who escaped from Yuma Municipal Court six years ago agreed to two separate plea agreements Wednesday.
Increased fires caused by dirty extractor fans at home
YUMA, Ariz. - At least six home fires have been sparked since 2018 in Yuma County, all from residents not cleaning the lint that accumulates inside extractor fans at home. Chief of Somerton Fire Department, Paul De Anda, said that these incidents can be easily prevented, but unfortunately, it's some
Somerton celebrates its founding Saturday
SOMERTON — Once you’ve celebrated THE 100th year of anything, the following year’s anniversary bash might seem a little, well, anticlimactic. Still, to have been around for 101 years is cause for celebration — at least as far as the city of Somerton is concerned.
Family questions city's removal of memorial
In an emotional plea during Wednesday’s call to the public, family members of 49-year-old Lisa Michelle Rivera asked the Yuma City Council for reasons why a memorial in her honor had been removed by the city.
Citizen Police Academy offered by YPD
YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma Police Department has created a program called the 'Citizen Police Academy' where throughout a 12-week course the community can learn the basics of being an officer.
Judge reaffirms July trial date in Somerton murder case
During a hearing Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Brandon Kinsey reaffirmed the July 31 trial date for a Somerton man charged with murder per domestic violence for allegedly shooting and killing his ex-wife.
District One unveils Dorothy Hall Elementary School in eastern Yuma
In 2014, voters gave the go-ahead to Yuma Elementary School District One to create a new school in eastern Yuma. On Wednesday, more than four years later, the district unveiled their nearly completed work in progress to the world.
US: Romaine growers hopeful harvest will end without issues
Elston Grubaugh, general manager of the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District in the eastern Yuma growing area describes his mood about the current romaine lettuce season as ‘guarded optimism’.