Convey Health Solutions is actively recruiting 600 new employees to keep up with the growing need for health insurance agents in the call center the company opened in Yuma in September 2012.And to help them prepare for the job, the company is offering free training to Yuma-area residents who want to pursue a health insurance career p
Two brothers who have been on the run from law enforcement for the past five years were arrested Friday at the U.S. Port of Entry at Andrade, Calif., officials said.
The men, 34-year-old Christopher Mayorquin and 49-year-old Martin Mayorquin, had been working as street vendors in Los Algodones, Baja Calif. Information specifying exactly
Aviation training is nothing new to Yuma, with military aircraft frequently filling the skies above the community.But it's not every day that aviation training is adapted for use in a health-care environment. That is precisely what happened this week at Yuma Regional Medical Center.Hospital leaders spent two days learning
Friday's hearings for two of the three suspects charged in connection to the March 22 murder of 28-year-old Christal Figueroa, whose body was found in a citrus grove near County 17th Street and Avenue 2E, has been continued for two months.When asked during a hearing Friday morning by Superior Court judge John Nelson how the exchange
The sentencing hearing for Robert Eric Warren, a former youth pastor of a Yuma church, was continued for more than a month when his attorney requested a mitigation hearing after learning of the sentence the court intended to impose upon his client.In a brief hearing Wednesday in Yuma County Superior Court, Superior Court Judge pro te
AWC offers new Exercise and Wellness degreeBeginning this fall, a new associate's degree in Exercise and Wellness will be offered at Arizona Western College. The degree is designed for those interested in careers in Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, or corporate wellness programs.&
Habitat for Humanity of Yuma is partnering with JCPenney during a fundraiser held during the rest of May as part of the retailer's charitable giving program – JCP Cares.To participate, JCPenney customers purchasing items can choose to round up their bill to the nearest whole dollar and donate the different to support Habitat's
The debate over immigration reform has yet to lead to a law, but that hasn't stopped scammers from posing as attorneys or counselors who can help people gain legal status in the country.The scammers collect fees to return for helping would-be immigrants file applications for residents under a law that doesn't yet exist.Yu
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents found 281 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $140,500 on Wednesday.While patrolling the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, agents from the Wellton Station found footprints, and followed the tracks to an abandoned stash of six backpack-style bundles of marijuana, which were seized.
A story on page A2 of the Yuma Sun about Robert Holmes contained inaccurate information.Holmes was actually sentenced to 36 months of supervised probation for possession of drug paraphernalia and misconduct involving weapons, for being a prohibited possessor. He plead guilty to the charges in a plea agreement on April 23. He had orig
Named by the second-grade students at Alice Byrne Elementary School, Goldie Love was recently announced as the newest staff member at Amberly's Place. A 3-year-old golden retriever, Goldie Love is about to begin her training courses to become a certified therapy dog to help provide extra comfort for abuse victims in Yuma.
Harrier, F-35 group commander departs, new commander welcomedMarines, sailors, civilian employees and community members gathered at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma for an official change of command ceremony Thursday for the incoming and outgoing commanding officers of Marine Aircraft Group 13.During the ceremony, MAG-13 bad
As he prepared to board an airplane Thursday evening to return to Yuma after participating in the national meeting of the Boy Scouts of America, Wade Noble wasn't sure what the reaction will be locally to the organization's vote to lift the ban of openly gay boys in the youth program.Before heading to the conference as one of 12 voti
SOMERTON — Police continue seeking leads in connection with the discovery in February of an infant's body in Somerton's recycling plant.In the meantime, police are disclosing little information to the public about the ongoing investigation.A worker found the body in a plastic bag on Feb. 14 while separating recyclab
Final returns released Thursday show Somerton voters electing political newcomer Carlos Gonzalez and incumbent Miguel Villalpando to two city council seats.Voters in Tuesday's general election also approved a measure allowing the city government to continue setting the amounts of its annual budgets, rather than complying with the low
The Yuma man arrested Monday night after allegedly being involved in a shooting in which no injuries or property damage was reported, has not been charged with any crimes — at least for now.When Victor Medina appeared before Justice of the Peace Greg Stewart for his arraignment in Yuma Justice Court on Thursday, he was informed
According to the latest numbers released by the U.S. Census, Yuma's population was less in 2012 than in 2011, dipping from 96,176 two years ago to 95,429 last year for a 0.8 percent loss.City Administrator Greg Wilkinson says that's not necessarily true. He sees it instead as a correction of what he calls a mistake made by the federa
Several officers with the Yuma Police Department responded to the area of Avenue A and 20th Place at about 6:40 a.m. Thursday and arrested at least two people suspected of being involved in a series of shoplifting incidents. One of those arrested was an adult and the second a minor.
The Island Lake Fire burning about 25 miles northeast of Yuma remained at about 90 percent contained Thursday afternoon, according to the Bureau of Land Management. Smoke will continue to be visible for several days as interior vegetation pockets of the fire continue to burn. The total perimeter of the fire encompasses ab
Maj. Gen. Steven W. Busby (left), commanding general of Third Marine Aircraft Wing, congratulates Lt. Col. Brent Weathers on receiving the Bronze Star. Weathers, an AV-8B Harrier pilot with Marine Aircraft Group 13 and native of Marshall, Okla., was awarded the Bronze Star for his courageous efforts in Afghanistan in support of Operation Endurin
As Yuma area residents and visitors take to the roads and waterways this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office reminds them to be safe, and to never operate a vehicle or boat while intoxicated.“The Yuma County Sheriff's Office would like to encourage all citizens to be safe this holiday weekend,&rd
Jimmy 'Bo' Williamson was inducted into the 2013 Yuma Slowpitch Softball Hall of Fame, along with Jim Daily, 'Mousie' Gonzalez, Larry Lagunas, Ralph Silva, Gary Steen, and Eric Wahl. Hall of Famers can be seen in an honorary display at the Landing Bar and Grill.
A full day of local services will honor veterans on Memorial Day.The Rev. Woodie Woodward, senior vice commander of Yuma's American Legion Post 19, said several area veterans' groups are working together to honor their military brothers and sisters.“Too often people wake up in the morning and take for granted the fa
Sentencing for a Tacna man charged with drug and gun-related offenses had to be continued for more than a month when the man's attorney requested a mitigation hearing after learning of the sentence the court intended to impose upon his client.In a brief hearing in Yuma County Superior Court, Superior Court Judge pro tem David Haws in
Wednesday's all-day Go Digital Yuma featured a variety of speakers and workshops to help businesses take their names and products to the next level through digital technology and a social media presence.