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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.


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.


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.


Arizona’s Immigration Crisis: Here’s what KTAR News learned

Arizona is one of the states most impacted by the immigration crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border. Tens of thousands of migrants have crossed the border in recent months to seek asylum, according to statistics from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.


Pavement improvement scheduled to start on Monday

YUMA, Ariz. - The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for week-long lane restrictions on US 95 in Yuma. Maintenance crews and contractors are scheduled to do pavement-improvement work between milepost 39 and Dome Valley Road (milepost 42).


Ceremony: New police chief sworn in

Recently appointed Yuma Police Chief Susan Smith took her oath and was formally presented with her badge during the Wednesday council meeting. Her husband John pinned it on her while her son Branden looked on.


Local historical landmark empathize with Notre Dame tragedy

YUMA, Ariz. - A Good Friday procession was held in Paris Friday. Parisians carried centuries-old religious treasures that were saved from the Notre Dame fire. But, as many artifacts and artwork that was saved, there are pieces of France's religious history that will be lost forever.


A day in the life of a 911 dispatcher

YUMA, Ariz. - Wrapping up National Public Safety Telecommunicators week News 11 was able to take a look inside the Yuma Police Department dispatch center. Nearly 1,100 911 emergency calls come into the YPD dispatch center each week, with a little more than two dozen dispatchers working 10-hour shift


Announced: More tent cities on the Texas border

Yesterday I wrote about the mayor of Yuma, Arizona taking the step of declaring a state of emergency over the city’s inability to handle the growing number of migrants. Now the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that two new detention centers — tent cities — will be built along the Tex


Child in BP custody found to have throat infection

An 8-year-old Guatemalan girl in Border Patrol custody was initially thought to have had measles. But after being examined and treated by doctors, it was determined that she had a throat infection.


YCSO mourning the loss of Sgt. Ryland Croutch

YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma County Sheriff's Office has announced the passing of one of their own. "On behalf of Sheriff Wilmot, it is with the deepest regrets and sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Sgt. Ryland Croutch. Ryland was a beloved father, son, and friend and his untimely passing


YPD: Level 3 sex offender now living in Yuma

YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma Police Department is warning the community of a level three sex offender who now resides in Yuma. Raymond Ray Powells, 51, now lives at the 500 block of South Madison Avenue in Yuma. He is described as 6 feet, 1 inch, 233 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.


One Lawmaker’s Staged Border Crossing Almost Violated His Parole

In an effort to lighten the mood as we head into the Easter weekend, and also to avoid giving you one more Mueller-related post, I bring you hilarious news about Republican member of the House of Representatives, Duncan Hunter Jr. of San Diego, California. The last you probably heard of Rep. Hunter,


Shamrocks softball in the hunt!

YUMA, Ariz. - Yuma Catholic softball is only two games away from closing out the regular season and are in a heated race for the 3A Metro West Section crown, as the Shamrocks went into Friday afternoon tied for 1st with Paradise Honors; the team they previously split their regular season series.


To An Outsider, There Are No Obvious Signs Of An Emergency Unfolding In Yuma

Water cascades down a fountain at the center of a roundabout in the heart of Yuma’s historic downtown district. It’s near the time of afternoon photographers call the golden hour. Softening sunlight slants onto the east side of Main Street, where people will soon gather for dinner or take in some lo


Rights group condemns USA 'vigilante' treatment of migrants on border

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the girl and her father were part of a group of 39 people who illegally crossed the Colorado River near Yuma on Wednesday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection stated the child was diagnosed with measles.


Volunteer speaks about time in migrant shelter

YUMA, Ariz. - There are about 30 volunteers helping the migrants being released into the Yuma community daily at the shelter some are being transported to. One of the volunteers inside is Rhonda Madison. She said she has been inside the shelter since day one.


Congress Must Act to End Crisis on Our Border

This week, Mayor Douglas Nicholls of Yuma, Arizona, declared a state of emergency as thousands of illegal immigrants poured into the city and pushed it to its breaking point. As the mayor warned, the sudden influx of people is above our capacity as a community to sustain.