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Over 50 sheep found dead in canal
According to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the Main Canal in Wellton where the reporting party located over 100 sheep, who were grazing in the area of South Avenue 27 E when they came out of containment. Sheriff officials stated that over 50 sheep were either dead or injure
Yuma police release lip sync challenge
YUMA, Ariz. -The Yuma Police department released their lip-sync challenge video Thursday.YPD was challenged by the Yuma Community.They began work on the video in August and their officers wrote the script and picked out the music for the video while they were off the clock, according to Yuma police.
Teens may face terrorism charges in connection with Yuma school threats
YUMA, Ariz. (KSAZ) --Officials in Yuma say two 16-year-olds may face terrorism charges, in connection with alleged school shootings threats that were made against high schools in the area.
Lane closures on Araby Road beginning Monday night
The southbound lane on Araby Road will be closed from 10 p.m., Monday to 5 a.m., Tuesday. On Tuesday night, the lane will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Wednesday.
Semi rolls over at 16th Street
YUMA, Ariz. -A semi-truck hauling 45,000 pounds of bananas rolled over at the intersection of 16th Street and 4th Avenue Thursday afternoon.
Arizona man arrested; Tried to smuggle 7 immigrants into US
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Flu season in full swing in Yuma County
YUMA, Ariz. -36-hundred people died during the flu season last year including children, according to the Yuma Regional Medical Center. Every year the flu sends thousands of people to the hospital and in severe cases can even cause death. Hospitals are encouraging the community to get vaccinated befo
'Head Hunters' gang member arrested by Border Patrol
Border Patrol agents arrested a man at approximately 2:09 a.m. near the Calexico port of entry for suspected illegal entry into the U.S. The agents, who are assigned to the Calexico station, determined that the man was a Mexican citizen illegally in the country and conducted record checks.
Yuma Sector continues to see record number of immigrants surrendering
YUMA, Ariz. -Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents captured a total of 108 immigrants on video and arrested a total of 220 immigrants on Thursday, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Man with meth strapped to legs arrested at checkpoint
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a shuttle bus was referred to secondary inspection at around 8:15 a.m. A Border Patrol canine alerted to the bus and a 47-year-old passenger was found with about three pounds of methamphetamine, strapped to his legs. The drugs had an estimated street
Eight arrested in failed smuggling attempt
DOME VALLEY, Ariz. -Border Patrol agents arrested a U.S. citizen who tried to smuggle seven undocumented immigrants while traveling through Dome Valley, Ariz. early Wednesday morning.
CBP canine finds $122K worth of meth inside vehicle
SAN LUIS, Ariz. -A Customs and Border Protection canine helped officers discover more than $122,000 worth of methamphetamine hidden inside a man's vehicle at the Port of San Luis Tuesday morning.
How Yuma residents can be apart of the "International Christmas Project"
YUMA, Ariz. -The "International Christmas Project" is a chance for the community to give back to children who may not receive gifts for Christmas, and it is approaching for Yuma residents.
Hearing for suspect in arson case continued again
For the second time in as many hearings, James Mee asked the judge for a new lawyer, claiming that he doesn't believe attorney Joe Terrnaova, who was appointed by the court, is representing his best interest and that they don't get along.
Surge in Yuma residents voting by mail
YUMA, Ariz. -Over the past fewyears,the Yuma County Recorder’s office has seen a spike in early voting ballots beingcast.
Thumbs up, down from the Yuma Sun
• Thumbs up to Colby Girard, the 2018 Tribute of the Muses winner, and Abraham Andrade, winner of the 2018 Helios Award! Your contributions to the Yuma art scene are amazing and valued!
Ask Yuma: What would you do if you won the Mega Millions Jackpot?
After no winner matched all six numbers drawn Friday night, Tuesday’s jackpot stands at $654 million, just shy of the record drawing of $656 million prize drawn in 2012.
Yuma County's Most Wanted 10-16-18
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
U.S. man arrested in human smuggling attempt
At approximately 7:02 a.m., according to information provided by the Yuma Sector Public Affairs Office, agents conducted an immigration stop on a white 2010 Ford E-350 van as it was travelling through Dome Valley.
Home buying nightmare for local resident
YUMA,Ariz. -Lupe Aguilar, a mother of one, purchased her first home in Yuma back in November after moving from California, looking for a fresh start. However, this wasn't the case after finding out that the home was plagued with pre-existing conditions that include a leak in the gas line and a roof