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Police activity reported by local elementary school

YUMA, Ariz. - Police activity was reported by G.W. Carver Elementary School located at 1341 West 5th Street Monday afternoon. The Yuma Police Department received reports of a man with a gun threatening children and called to have the school put on lockdown. Witnesses told authorities that the man

KYMA.COM - 2018-03-19 22:35:09

Third firefighter burned in Laguna Fire burning near Yuma, officials report

YUMA, AZ - Authorities say a third firefighter was injured while fighting a brush fire near Yuma over the weekend. On Friday, two State Forestry firefighters suffered burns after falling into an ash pit while battling the Laguna Fire which is burning just 14-miles northeast of Yuma. One of the fire

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-03-19 19:09:06

Yuma County's Most Wanted 3-19-18

As a public service, the Yuma Sun is publishing the names and photographs of the following people sought by the Yuma County Adult Probation Department or the U.S. Marshals Service as probation absconders. If you have information that would lead to the arrest of any of them, call surveillance officer

YUMA DAILY SUN - 2018-03-19 07:00:00

Report of man with gun leads to school lockdown

Yuma police investigated what was possibly a dangerous situation at an elementary school that was briefly placed on lockdown Monday afternoon when a man was seen with a handgun. According to Yuma police spokesperson Sgt. Lori Franklin, at about 2:13 p.m. officers responded to G.W. Carver Elementary

YUMA DAILY SUN - 2018-03-20 00:40:00

BP agents disrupt drug smuggling attempts

Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station arrested a United States citizen, a Honduran citizen, and several Mexican nationals last week during separate failed drug smuggling attempts. The drugs confiscated in the attempts were estimated to be worth $502K.Loaned photo Yuma Sector Bord

YUMA DAILY SUN - 2018-03-20 00:35:00

Events at the Library: Week of March 19

YUMA, Ariz. - WEEK OF MARCH 19: One Book Yuma The 2018 One Book Yuma selection is Mythical River: Chasing the Mirage of New Water in the American Southwest by Melissa L. Sevigny. Make this a true community-wide reading event! Pick up your copy of Mythical River at your local library or book seller.

KYMA.COM - 2018-03-19 18:20:54

San Luis sees signs of graffiti outbreak

In what may be a sign of a new outbreak of graffiti, a canal bridge is tagged along Juan Sanchez Boulevard, on the west side of San Luis, Ariz.PHOTO BY CESAR NEYOY/BAJO EL SOL SAN LUIS, Ariz. - Graffiti has begun to appear on walls and other places on the the east and west sides of San Luis, prompti

YUMA DAILY SUN - 2018-03-20 00:26:00

Board gets update on building improvements

The Yuma County Board of Supervisors was updated Monday on improvements being made to its building at 197 S. Main St. in downtown Yuma, where some of the roughly 50 employees reported respiratory symptoms and other issues last year after moving into the renovated building. The board has been continu

YUMA DAILY SUN - 2018-03-20 01:26:00

Groups seek to change legal age to buy tobacco

A group seeking to change the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 will speak to the Yuma City Council during Tuesday's work session. The council will also consider adoption of two ordinances and will be introduced to a third one this week. The officials will meet for a citizens forum and the

YUMA DAILY SUN - 2018-03-19 01:05:00

Police officer could return to San Luis High School

SAN LUIS, Ariz. - San Luis High School could soon have a police officer on its campus as a resource officer after having lacked one for about a year. The San Luis City Council scheduled at its March 14 meeting to consider a police department proposal to renew an agreement with the Yuma Union High Sc


Armed Forces Park is special place

I would like to comment on the plan of the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, to display an Army tank on property with the Armed Forces Memorial Park. With all due respect to the Chamber Executive Director John Courtis, Mayor Nicholls, Deputy Mayor Knight, Col. Poppenberger and all who support this pl

YUMA DAILY SUN - 2018-03-18 23:41:00

San Luis developer Riedel to run for mayor

"For me it is one more challenge," says longtime San Luis developer Nieves Riedel about her bid to become mayor of the border city once again. "I see the city of San Luis as being in a stage of progress and economic development, and being part of that, there is plenty of opportunity at the level of

YUMA DAILY SUN - 2018-03-19 03:38:00

Safety improvements planned for Juan Sanchez Boulevard

Buy Now Juan Sanchez Boulevard is seen here at the intersection of 10th Avenue. The city has approved an agreement with the Arizona Department of Transportation to make improvements to promote safer car travel on the road.Photo by Cesar Neyoy/Bajo El Sol SAN LUIS, Ariz. - Traffic lanes in both dire

YUMA DAILY SUN - 2018-03-19 00:02:00

Rock legend dies at age 82

YUMA, Ariz. - On Monday, The City of Yuma said good bye to one of their own; Nokie Edwards died in a Yuma hospital at age 82. The Oklahoma resident is considered a Rock and Roll legend and his name rests alongside other legends in the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame. Edwards played guitar for "The Venture


Yuma woman arrested after recording anti-muslim video at mosque

Tahnee Gonzales, 32, of Yuma, was arrested after police said she went into a Mosque earlier this month and stole several items including flyers, pamphlets and Qurans. PHOENIX - Tempe police arrested a woman from Yuma, along with another woman, Thursday after they recorded themselves in a Mosque sayi


Two firefighters suffer burns battling small wildfire near Yuma

YUMA, AZ - Two firefighters suffered burns while battling a small wildfire being called the Laguna Fire near Yuma on Friday. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management says one firefighter suffered second and third degree burns, while the other suffered first degree (less severe) burns.


BOS set to adopt new employee medical plans

The Yuma County Board of Supervisors is set to adopt employee medical premium rates and plan options for 2017-18 when it meets for its regular meeting Monday. Actions being recommended by the Yuma County Employee Benefit Trust and county staff include no increase in either the county's or employee's


Yuma inmate dies of apparent suicide

YUMA, Ariz. - Officials with the Arizona Department of Corrections said a 24-year-old inmate died Thursday from injuries sustained the day before. The department said Patrick D. Crooks, ADC #321691, tried to hurt himself using a bed sheet tied to a shower stall. Staff found Crooks shortly after mid


Camel Farm sees attendance rise after PETA comments

The Camel Farm, a petting zoo and breeding facility located south of Yuma, has seen a little bit of a bump in attendance in the days since animal-rights group PETA announced it was targeting its state licensing, its owner said Friday. Terrill Standley Al-Saihati said a few visitors said they were co