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One man shot in Somerton
SOMERTON, Calif. -The Somerton Police Department said one man was shot Wednesday night, but failed to cooperate with police on finding the shooter.
Deputies arrest Yuma resident for animal cruelty
At around 9:32 a.m., Yuma County Sheriff's Office met with the reporting party who stated they saw the suspect, Douglas E. Severson, striking his dog and restricting it from breathing. The canine suffered injuries to his snout and muzzle causing him to bleed.
Thumbs up, down from the Yuma Sun
• Thumbs up to Saddles of Joy, Inc., which is now offering a new program called Austin Can Drive. It features a specially built horse-drawn cart that is wheelchair accessible, allowing more people the ability to participate in therapeutic equine interactions.
How Public Safety Technicians assist Yuma Police
YUMA, Ariz. -Over the last several years, the Yuma Police Department has faced a major police officer shortage.
CBP officers seize $370K in meth hidden inside vehicles
SAN LUIS, Ariz. -The U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized $370,000 worth in methamphetamine this week.
Man who attacked officers and fled with gun now in custody
YUMA, Ariz. -The man who attacked two officers and fled with a gun was arrested Thursday near the Foothills area, police said.
Imperial Valley Yuma Summer League - Round 3
YUMA, Ariz. - The 4th installment of the Imperial Valley-Yuma Summer Basketball League is heading into the home stretch, as the tournament finale is set for June 27th.
Tzofim friendship caravan cancels Thursday's performance
The Tzofim Friendship Caravan will be performing songs, dances, and telling stories at Church for the City on Thursday.
Helping Hands of Yuma Brewers Takeover Fundraiser
Helping Hands of Yuma will be hosting a Takeover Fundraiser at Brewers on Ave B Wednesday, June 20th from 5-9. Come have an incredible meal and support a wonderful non-profit! Helping Hands of Yuma is a 501(c)3 Non-profit that has been providing Free services to Seniors in the Yuma community for ove
Hearing postponed in drive-by shooting case
When asked to provide the court with an update on the status of the case, attorney Michael Donovan, who represents Raymundo Chairez Jr., informed the court that a settlement conference in the case was continued until later this month.
Man Steals Over $1 Million From Walmart Making Fraudulent Returns
The 23-year-old was caught trying to return a computer to a location in Yuma, Arizona when store employees noticed the computer was missing parts. They contacted the police, who had been suspicious of a man making fraudulent returns over the last few months, and were working to find the guilty part
Yuma Sun vs. Coaches: Round 5 (Joe Daily)
It was after part one — a 6-0, 6-0 loss to Duncan Phillips in tennis — of this weeks-long challenge and I was already looking ahead to the one sport I genuinely thought I could compete in: basketball. Hoeft has been around the Yuma sports scene for a very long time, so I should have taken his word f
Charges dropped for man accused of hitting pedestrian with vehicle
Smith was booked on multiple charges that included endangerment, aggravated DUI, driving with a suspended license, and reckless driving.
Jewish Rabbis find holiest ground in Yuma for their Passover meal
“The wheat has to be guarded from the time that it’s finished needing the ground until its harvesting, no water touched it, therefore the weather here is very special to us because it doesn’t rain here so we don’t have this problem,” Yisroel Tzvi Brody, a Rabbi in Brooklyn, New York said.
Yuma County's Most Wanted 6-18-18
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
Free citizenship class offered in Yuma
Emilia Carrillo, a longtime citizenship and English instructor, will teach the class every Thursday through July 26 at Valley Baptist Church, 3830 W. 8th St. Class times are 5 to 8 p.m.
UPS robbery and police chase suspect pleads not guilty
Adrian Guzman, 23, was charged with armed robbery, aggravated robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and unlawful flight from law enforcement.
Suspect linked to homicide pleads not guilty
John Nate Gardea Sr. is facing a felony of 1st-degree premeditated murder with a bond set at $1,000,000.00
Man accused of hitting dog, causing injuries
Douglas E. Severson, 19, of Yuma, was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center for one felony count of animal cruelty.
ADOT begins construction for fall near I-8
"It's going to look like a little bit bigger than the first roundabout down the north side of Araby road. The purpose of this project is to improve traffic flow and safety," said Stephanie Dyer, Community Relations Project manager at ADOT.