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Yuma agents arrest armed smuggler and are overwhelmed with surrendering family groups

YUMA – Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Special Operations Detachment (SOD) arrested three suspected human smugglers from Mexico and recovered a loaded pistol on Tuesday, Feb. 19, as agents nearby were dealing with a large group of surrendering Central Americans, according to a recen


YPD addresses opioids at City Council meeting

YUMA, Ariz. - The first item on the Yuma City Council agenda was a presentation about opioids by the Yuma Police department. The issue has hit our entire region, as the "M-30" pills are reported to be circulating not only our streets but inside our schools.


'Yuma Area Ammonia Safety Day' held for community

YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma Civic Center hosted the 15th annual 'Yuma Area Ammonia Safety Day' on Thursday. The event's purpose is to spread ammonia awareness, including both its benefits and hazards.


Snow from Arizona storm shuts down schools, highways and Flagstaff airport

FLAGSTAFF (AP) — Schools, highways and businesses and even medical clinics were closed Thursday as a major, record-breaking storm descended on north-central Arizona, dousing some areas with almost two feet of snow.


Yuma one of other counties who receive big tax refund checks in Arizona

YUMA, Ariz. - According to a recent study, Yuma County is said to be amongst those who receive some of the biggest tax refund checks in Arizona. In order to determine the counties that received the highest average refunds, the study divided the total amount of money refunded by the IRS to each count


Fallen Border Patrol Agent honored with memorial monument

YUMA, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents gathered at the Yuma Sector Headquarters on Thursday to commemorate a fallen Border Patrol agent. "He was a great agent and a better friend," current Chief Patrol Agent, Anthony J. Porvaznik, said about fallen agent James P. Epling.


Crews continue to fight Yuma wildfire

YUMA — The Bureau of Land Management’s Yuma Field Office reported Tuesday that a wildfire that started early Saturday morning continues to burn 15 miles northeast of here. The 1,300-acre Bermuda Fire, which began approximately 3 a.m. Saturday, is about 40 percent contained, BLM said.


The Latest: Storm closes eastbound I-40 in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on Arizona weather (all times local):. Eastbound Interstate 40 has been closed in northwestern Arizona because of a storm dumping heavy snow across much of the state's high country.


BP: 2 women busted for smuggling fentanyl at Arizona-Mexico border

TUCSON (3TV/CBS 5) - Two women were arrested in two separate incidents after officers say they tried to smuggle opioids by strapping them to their stomachs at the Arizona-Mexico border.


Arizona school children are flushing ice cubes down toilets

Schools across northern Arizona were canceled Thursday ahead of the big storm. The school cancellations were welcomed by many children who often turn to superstition to get a snow day off.


Man accused of fraudulent returns withdraws plea

The Texas man accused of making $1.3 million worth of fraudulent returns at more than 1,000 U.S. Walmarts — including two in Yuma — withdrew his guilty plea Tuesday in Yuma County Superior Court.


ACTION DAY: Southern Arizona will see massive amounts of snow, rain

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - The Tucson area is in for quite a winter storm as we head into the weekend. The KOLD News 13 First Alert Weather team has declared Action Days for Thursday and Friday due to heavy snow, rain and cold temperatures.


ADOT- Powerful Winter Storm Hammers Travel Across Much of Arizona

Multiple stretches of Arizona’s highways remained closed Thursday afternoon, Feb. 21, due to a powerful winter storm whose fury continues across much of the state. With the heavy weather expected to last into Friday, the safest option at present is for drivers to delay travel to and through higher e


Multi-agency effort continues in fire containment near Yuma

YUMA — The Bermuda Fire, which began at approximately 3 a.m. on Feb. 16, continues to burn 15 miles northeast of Yuma. The size of the fire is approximately 1,300 acres and is about 40% contained. Fire safety officials are asking the public to maintain a safe distance from the fire for personal safe


Labor of love for our AG workers

YUMA, Ariz. - Yuma County is the winter lettuce capital of the world that supplies a whopping 90 percent of the nation's leafy greens. The labor of love program provides support to these workers by recognizing their hard work every year.


Status of suspected rock thrower unclear

A Yuma County Superior Court judge continued Tuesday's hearing for the man who allegedly threw large rocks through windows of at least a dozen area businesses, including at the Yuma Sun, until he is capable of assisting his attorney with his defense.


Being a mom in the EMS world

YUMA, Ariz. - In a male-dominated career, being a female first responder can affect how a woman is a wife or a parent. One local woman spoke to her experience in the medical field and how it has affected her.


Arson suspect likely to take plea offer

Tuesday's hearing in Yuma County Superior Court for one of the suspects charged in connection to an arson fire at an under-construction apartment complex was continued at the request of his defense attorney, who also informed the court that the case was nearing resolution.


YPD to reach out to students to help combat fentanyl crisis

The Yuma Police Department is reaching out to students as young as 11 years old in an effort to combat the opioid epidemic that has reached Yuma County. Lt. Brian Scanlan shared the department’s plans with the council during Wednesday’s meeting. He showed parts of a slide presentation that officers


Effort to contain wildfire goes on

Firefighters from several state and federal agencies continue to monitor a wildfire that has been burning near Mittry Lake since early Friday morning to minimize its activity, the Bureau of Land Management reported on Tuesday.