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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.
Child sex offender arrested after illegally crossing with Central American families
YUMA, Ariz. - Agents at Yuma Sector arrested a child sex offender late Friday night near San Luis, Ariz., after he illegally crossed into the United States with 23 other individuals.
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.
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.
San Luis appoints new fire chief
SAN LUIS, Ariz. - A 15-year veteran of the San Luis Fire Department was appointed as its new fire chief during a city council meeting this month. Angel Ramirez, who was serving as acting fire chief, began his career with the fire department in 2004. Throughout his 15 years of service, Ramirez rose t
San Luis R.C. residents await benefits of fiscal stimulus policy
SAN LUIS RIO COLORADO, Son. — Residents here say an economic stimulus program Mexico’s new president has launched in the border cities has yet to have an effect on their pocketbooks.
Weather Alert: Foggy morning, some tips to follow when driving
YUMA, Ariz. - Yuma residents who may be on their morning commute are advised to take their time and drive slowly due to the extreme foggy weather this morning. Here are some tips to follow when driving in foggy weather:
Until fog clears, YFD advising drivers to stay home if they can
YUMA, Ariz. - Yuma residents who may be on their morning commute are advised to take their time and drive slowly due to the extreme foggy weather this morning. The Yuma Fire Department is even asking drivers who don't need to leave their homes to avoid driving.
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
New San Luis fire chief focuses on opening eastside substation
SAN LUIS, Ariz. – As one of his first task as this city's fire chief, Angel Ramirez is focusing on the future protection of residents of the east side of San Luis. Ramirez, named recently as fire chief by the San Luis City Council, is involved in planning for the construction of a fire and police de
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.
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.
Mayor of San Luis, Rio Colorado speaks on humanitarian crisis
SAN LUIS, Rio Colorado. - The Mayor of San Luis, Rio Colorado speaks on the humanitarian crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border and with the potential of a second migrant caravan with an estimated of 15 thousand people that is expected to leave Central America with the next month.
Asylum Seekers; Government Shutdown Impact; Cartel Crime Near the Border
As the partial government shutdown stretched into its third week, Arizona 360 offered a closer look at the issue at the center of the stalemate on Capitol Hill: border security and immigration. A few days before the shutdown began, Lorraine Rivera traveled to San Luis, Arizona, and witnessed familie
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.
Man in rock-throwing case ruled incompotent
The man charged in connection to throwing rocks through the windows of at least a dozen area businesses in October, including at the Yuma Sun, is mentally incompetent to stand trial, the Yuma County Superior Court judge presiding over the case ruled on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
Arizona families to receive February SNAP benefits early
PHOENIX – Arizona families who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for the month of February will be available as early as today. Arizona SNAP benefits will be issued to households according to an alphabetical schedule over a 4-day period until Sunday.