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2 migrant teens severely injured after fall off border wall near Yuma
(NEWS 8) — Two Guatemalan teens were severely injured near Yuma, Arizona, on Friday after they fell from an 18-foot border wall while attempting to illegally enter the United States, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Jury mulls case of ex-cop charged in rape
After hearing nearly two weeks of testimony, the jury began its deliberations Friday morning in the trial of Jared Elkins, the former Yuma police officer who was charged in an alleged sexual assault of a woman in her San Diego home last year.
How do you 'secure' the border when most migrants are just turning themselves in?
Thousands of parents and their children continue to make the journey north — they either wait in line for days or weeks outside ports of entry or cross paths with Border Patrol agents and seek refuge.
New route for local holiday run
YUMA, Ariz. - On Saturday, the City of Yuma held its third fun run of the season: the Reindeer Roundup 5K/10K. This run is third in the series and allowed participants to see a different side of the West Wetlands Park.
Amberly’s Place has increase in victims
Editor’s Note: This story is one in a series called Caring at Christmas, spotlighting local nonprofit organizations and their efforts to meet community needs during the holidays.
Local organization provides children in need with a day of kindness
YUMA, Ariz. - Valley Horizon Elementary school hosted K.I.D.S. CuddleKit Closet for the 10th Kindness Makes a Difference Day. On Saturday, over 275 students from Yuma County elementary schools were invited to attend and get treats, games and a visit from Santa.
Trying to secure the border, one prosecution at a time
YUMA — In a matter of a couple of hours, federal magistrate judge James Metcalf explained charges, accepted pleas and sentenced 40 immigrants in three different languages — with one case postponed to have an interpreter available.
Yuma ag leaders, FDA researchers discuss E. coli plan
Nearly 100 leaders from Yuma County’s multi-billion dollar agriculture industry met Dec. 5 with federal researchers offering to put their considerable resources toward minimizing the risk of another major E. coli outbreak.
Yuma eyes lawsuit against Salvation Army
Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls announced Friday the city is preparing a lawsuit against the Salvation Army over the nonprofit's decision to end its Boys and Girls Club affiliation after 16 years and change the Yuma location into a multigeneraltional community center.
Man convicted of murder after fleeing to Mexico 14 years ago
YUMA, Ariz. - A jury found Martin Estevez guilty of 2nd-degree murder Thursday following a 14-year-long case that involved a missing local woman. Estevez had fled to Mexico 14 years ago after he was suspected of killing Karla Perez Garcia who went missing on Feb. 7, 2004, according to Karolyn Kaczor
Gilbert runaways stopped by border agents in I-8 checkpoint
Border Patrol agents stopped two runaway teens from Gilbert Wednesday evening, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Agents from the Wellton Station near Yuma performed an inspection on a vehicle the two teens were in at the Interstate 8 Immigration checkpoint, the agency said in a news r
Pedestrian traffic signal added to Avenue B, 5th Street
The first pedestrian signal in unincorporated Yuma County is expected to begin operating Tuesday after the last signs around it are installed. The beacon will protect an existing crosswalk on Avenue B at Fifth Street, just north of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and School and on the edge
Salvation Army's membership with Yuma County Chamber of Commerce put on hold
The Yuma County Chamber of Commerce has put the Salvation Army of Yuma's membership on hold for one year, in response to the agency's decision to drop its affiliation with the Boys and Girls Club of America and convert the Yuma club it operates into a community center.
Thumbs up, down from the Yuma Sun
• Thumbs up to the Regional Center for Border Health, which recently secured funding to build a $35 million medical office complex. The San Luis Medical Mall will expand health care services to residents of San Luis and the surrounding area, and will have medical offices, examination rooms, pharmacy
Charges dropped against Yuma Marine
YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma Marine that was arrested Tuesday in relation to a fight that erupted among several people in a downtown Yuma parking lot will be released from jail Thursday evening.
Memorial stone for fallen DPS trooper unveiled at Yuma headquarters
YUMA, Ariz. - A memorial stone, honoring an Arizona state trooper who was killed in July, was unveiled Wednesday morning at the Department of Public Security headquarters in Yuma.
Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl To Resign At The End Of The Year
Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl is resigning. Kyl wrote in a letter to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey he plans to step down from his position at the end of the year. He said in part, "It has been an honor and a privilege to again serve the people of Arizona."
Cloudy but warmer weather moves into Arizona
PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- Pretty nice weather for mid December is expected this weekend with temperatures a few degrees warmer than normal. For Friday through Saturday, high pressure will keep conditions dry but allow high clouds to increase across Arizona as an area of low pressure develops around
Yuma Sector agents stops runaway teens
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Wellton Station detained two juveniles reported as runaways as they attempted to travel through the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint Wednesday.
Yuma BP agents arrest 2 violent felons
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two violent felons in separate incidents over the weekend after they both illegally crossed into the United States. According to information provided by the Yuma Sector Public Affairs Office, the first felon was apprehended with another individual at about 6