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Shop helps victims start new lives

A sign inside Amberly's Place Thrift Shoppe says it all: "Fight for the fairy tale. It does exist." When an abuse victim decides to leave a dangerous situation, many times they leave their homes with only the clothes on their backs. To start a new life, they need clothes, toiletries, household items


California growers say their new water rules mean safer romaine for everyone

For the second time this year, romaine lettuce growers are imposing measures they hope will end the recent string of E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks that were associated with their products last year. This latest action to strengthen food safety practices that will be required by romaine lettuce farms cam


Amberly's Place stats: Child sexual abuse up 63%

As motorists drive around Yuma County this month, they might notice pinwheel gardens all over the area. The pinwheels are in honor of April’s Child Abuse Awareness Month. The first pinwheel garden was placed at the Yuma Police Department. Next to the pinwheels is the number “602,” which represents t


Mobile food court, company housing on P&Z agenda

The Yuma Planning and Zoning Commission will mull cases related to a catalytic converter recycling operation, a mobile food court, company housing and more during a meeting set to start at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1 City Plaza.


City of Yuma Road Report: 4-21-19

A weekly list of City projects or encroachment permits authorized by the City of Yuma affecting busy streets. 1st Avenue is closed in all directions between 13th Street and 16th Street in the first phase of improvements to 1st Avenue between 16th Street and Orange Avenue. The project will include im


House Republicans leave border tour shocked to learn immigrant children being recycled by smugglers

YUMA, Ariz. — Congressional Republicans who toured part of the southern border this week saw firsthand the number of families and children arriving. But the House lawmakers were shocked at the idea that smugglers recycle children across the border.


Yuma orchestras present classical music from all eras Saturday

Chris Wheeler describes his musical taste as “all over the place” with a playlist that goes from punk rock to Patsy Cline in two songs. "I’m just a fantastic fan of well-played music.”


P&Z panel to consider suburban ranch case

The Yuma County Planning and Zoning Commission will review a proposal to rezone 8 acres on County 13 1/2 Street west of Avenue 8E when it meets Tuesday. Property owner Craig Colvin wants to change it from suburban ranch zoning with a 4-acre minimum lot size to a 2-acre minimum, allowing four homes t


Apprehensions continue to grow along southwest border

Apprehensions of migrant family groups along the U.S. Border Patrol's Yuma border with Mexico have increased a whopping 273% this fiscal year compared to this time last year. Since October 2018, more than 24,000 family units have been caught crossing the border in the Yuma sector, compared to the 6,


Cocopah Speedway to get into Easter spirit

Cocopah Speedway will host an Easter Egg Hunt tonight at the Somerton oval, and also throw in some dirt tracking racing. The program begins at 7 p.m. and will feature all three of the IMCA racing divisions — Modified, Northern Sport Mod and the Alexander Ford Hobby Stocks.


Hearing delayed again in shooting case

A hearing Wednesday for the man who allegedly shot at three Yuma police officers while they were documenting graffiti on a wall had to be postponed for a second time because a settlement conference in the case has still not been held.


Wartburg College Choir to perform with Cibola choir in Yuma

Like so many travelers between the West Coast and Central Arizona, the Wartburg College Choir is making a stop in Yuma. It’s a fortuitous stop for lovers of fine music in the community because while here the choir will perform a concert.


Outdoors Column: Just enough practice is never enough for a successful hunt

With our warm- to-hot weather just beginning, it’s time for anyone planning to take advantage of fall big game hunts to think seriously (me included) of getting in more than just enough practice with your chosen firearm or bow and arrow. Most hunters have found that enough practice is no joke! Pract


Yuma Police Chief Susan Smith takes the oath, accepts badge

Recently appointed Yuma Police Chief Susan Smith took her oath and was formally presented with her badge during the April 17 council meeting. Her husband John pinned it on her while her son Branden looked on. Presiding Municipal Judge James Coil administered the oath, noting that Smith had already b


YPD: Missing boy located and now with family

YUMA, Ariz. - Yuma police confirmed Thursday Adrian Jacob Almanza has been located and is now reunited with family. The Yuma Police Department is looking for a boy who was last seen at C.W. McGraw School.


AWC inducts '83 and '87 championship softball teams into their hall of fame

YUMA, Calif. - The Arizona Western College Lady Mats took the junior college sports world by storm in 1983 and '87. Led by Head Coach Charlie Dine, the Lady Mats with their dominant pitching won two titles in a span of four seasons.


GOP congressman climbs 'border' wall, doesn't actually make it to Mexico

GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter is facing backlash for pretending to cross the U.S.-Mexico border — something his Democratic opponent says would have violated the terms of the congressman's parole stemming from federal charges of misusing campaign funds.


UPDATE: Guatemalan child thought to have measles

YUMA — Following additional medical care, a Guatemalan national in the custody of Yuma Sector Border Patrol previously diagnosed with the measles underwent further testing and received a corrected diagnosis of strep throat Thursday, April 18, according to a recently released USBP report.


Warrant issued in officer assault case

A bench warrant was issued for one of the three suspects charged in connection to attacking two Yuma police officers earlier this year. The warrant was given when she failed to appear for a change of plea hearing Wednesday morning.


Secretary of State Hobbs visits Yuma, talks elections

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs was in Yuma on Wednesday to meet with county elections officials, members of the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce and others as she marked the first 100 days of her term.