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2 suspects arrested in man's death

Two men have been arrested on charges of first-degree murder in connection with the death of a man found dead in a field just north of Yuma last month, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday.

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Tuesday 02/09/2016
More gun damage: Neighborhoods along Avenue C hit
Posted: February 09, 2016

Multiple vehicles in two neighborhoods along Avenue C were hit with BB or pellet gun fire late Monday, bringing the total estimated damage from a rash of similar cases in Yuma since early December to more than $55,000.

Sups' retreat to focus on boosting economy
Posted: February 09, 2016

The Yuma County Board of Supervisors agreed to have staff work on an economic development incentive policy during their annual retreat Tuesday, after hearing projections of continued minimal economic growth and health insurance cost increases for the upcoming fiscal year.

Superintendent's contract on YUHSD board's agenda
Posted: February 09, 2016

Yuma Union High School District Superintendent Toni Badone’s contract will be discussed during an executive session of the district during its regular board meeting Wednesday evening.

Monday 02/08/2016
House panel restores funding for JTED
Posted: February 08, 2016

By Howard Fischer

Ariz. panel OKs tax credit for concealed carry permit
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 10:15 pm

By Howard Fischer

District 1 sees savings from energy project
Posted: February 08, 2016

Yuma Elementary District One is already seeing savings from its energy modernization project, board members were told Monday night at their regular meeting.

Ducey touts economy in State of the State speech
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 9:27 pm

Gov. Doug Ducey came to Yuma Monday to deliver his second localized State of the State speech in as many years, presenting a rosier picture of the state's finances and economy but saying his work to streamline government will continue.

Drug case gets dismissed, but new charges filed
Posted: February 08, 2016

The case against the 39-year-old man who was arrested after drugs and an unidentified liquid substance were allegedly found at a Foothills home has been dismissed, but new charges have been filed against him.

Driver killed in Friday Foothills wreck identified
Posted: February 08, 2016

A 60-year-old British Columbia man killed an a three-vehicle collision in the Foothills on Friday has been identified by the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office as Donald Walker.

Ducey pays visit to San Luis schools
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 9:41 pm

SAN LUIS, Ariz. – Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey saw for himself the academic accomplishments of this city's youth on Monday during a visit to two schools.

Fire department aids seniors with paramedicine program
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 7:18 pm

Somerton – Paramedics of the Somerton Cocopah Fire Department are visiting the homes of seniors and people with chronic illnesses to provide basic health exams as part of a pilot program aimed at promoting better preventative health care.

Sunday 02/07/2016
Court denies appeal on sentences for rest stop killings
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 11:23 pm

The Arizona Supreme Court recently upheld a state Appeals Court decision denying a Yuma man a new hearing on two life sentences for murders he committed during a holdup when he was 16 years old.

Few Somerton residents reclaiming lost dogs
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 8:30 am

SOMERTON – The failure of residents to reclaim their dogs from Somerton's animal shelter is prompting the city to redouble its efforts to educate the public about proper pet care.

In Custody 2-8-16
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 11:15 pm

The following fugitives who previously appeared in the Yuma’s Most Wanted column in the Yuma Sun have been arrested and are back in local custody:

Yuma's Most Wanted 2-8-16
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 11:17 pm

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.

Crane board to recognize Teacher of Year nominees
Updated: February 07, 2016 - 9:14 pm

Yuma County Teacher of the Year nominees will be recognized Tuesday at the Crane District board meeting.

Women’s heart health is subject of public forum
Posted: February 07, 2016

SAN LUIS, Ariz. — Campesinos sin Fronteras will host a public forum this month to show women how to make lifestyle changes to avoid heart disease. 

Group offering scholarships to area high school seniors
Posted: February 07, 2016

Yuma-area high school seniors who plan to go on to college can apply for scholarships offered through the Arizona Community Foundation of Yuma.

World adventures from the armchair
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 8:30 am

A film series that continues through next month is giving area residents a chance to see the world without leaving the Yuma Civic Center.

Desert Gardener: Creating art in the Moody Garden
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 8:30 am

On Feb. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., artists will be creating artwork at the Robert J. Moody Garden, across the street from the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Office, 2200 W. 28th St. The event is Art in the Garden, an annual fundraiser sponsored by MGM Garden Society. Artists register 10-10:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the public tours the garden and votes for their favorite artist.

Yuma Proving Ground: Tribes, Army build relations
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 8:30 am

The Army has been regularly firing weapon systems in Southwest Arizona for nearly 70 years, which seems like a long time. But this record pales when compared to that of Native Americans who began visiting the Yuma Proving Ground area 11,000 to 18,000 years ago.

APS: Yuma home to modern electrical infrastructure
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 8:30 am

We all call Yuma home for one reason or another. You might be here for our unlimited sunshine, our stunning winters or our booming agriculture, but I have one more thing to add to your hometown pride: reliable electricity brought to you by modern infrastructure.

Yuma center merges science with crop production
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 8:30 am

As farmers busy themselves with crop production, one man is busy orchestrating research to apply military, biological and Silicon Valley technologies to help the local Ag industry expand productivity in ways that he hopes will bring new industries here.

Saturday 02/06/2016
Cibola, Kofa wrestling win sectional meets
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 8:30 am

If there were any doubts about the Cibola wrestling team’s chances to win a third consecutive state championship — and its first in Division I after moving up from D-II for this year — those are gone after the Raiders’ performance at their sectional meet.

Yuma had largest surge for Obamacare in U.S.
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 8:30 am

WASHINGTON — Yuma residents posted the highest enrollment gains in the country as open enrollment for Obamacare ended, surging 21 percent in the last week alone, government officials said Thursday.

YPD Weekly Recap
Posted: February 06, 2016

For the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4 

Fire House Facts 2-7-16
Posted: February 06, 2016

For the week of Jan. 24-30, the Yuma Fire Department responded to 242 emergency calls for service, including:

Artist with cancer aims to inspire others
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 8:30 am

A local artist with cancer, Gaby Reyna, has created a character with the disease who is to inspire young teens with cancer and she will be holding a fundraiser next week to help with expenses that are to be incurred due to medical treatment. 

Road report
Posted: February 06, 2016

24th Street, Avenue A

Yuma supervisors to meet Tuesday on budget process
Posted: February 06, 2016

The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will be meeting for its annual retreat Tuesday, getting a jump on the new year and upcoming budget process with its brand-new lead administrator. 

Yuma health officials on alert for Zika virus
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 8:30 am

Yuma County needs to be on alert for the Zika virus because of its proximity to Mexico, but at this point residents should not worry about the virus spreading among the local population, according to an obstetrician who practices at Yuma Regional Medical Center. 

District One board to hear presentation on facility modernization
Posted: February 06, 2016

The Yuma Elementary School District One governing board will hear a presentation about updating the district's air-conditioning units at its regular meeting Monday.

Friday 02/05/2016
Report: 1 person killed in Foothills crash
Posted: February 05, 2016

One person is dead after a three-vehicle collision in the Foothills on Friday. 

Council discusses apartment plan, looks at traffic issues
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 8:30 am

Parking and driveways were the main issues touched on as the Yuma City Council discussed a controversial apartment proposal at its Wednesday meeting, though no vote was taken.

YPD: Man may have tried to lure girl into vehicle
Posted: February 05, 2016

Yuma police are investigating an incident in which they suspect a man may have attempted to lure a young girl into his vehicle Wednesday while she was walking home from school.

Yuma water company owner Clark arrested
Updated: February 05, 2016 - 5:28 pm

Philip K. Clark, owner of Diamond Brooks Water Company, has been arrested for violating the conditions of his pretrial release. He had been out of custody on his own recognizance since April of 2015.

SENTRI lane in San Luis to be open 24/7
Posted: February 05, 2016

Starting March 6, motorists enrolled in the SENTRI "trusted traveler" program will be able to use the rapid border crossing lane from Mexico to San Luis, Ariz., at all hours seven days a week.

Lettuce season going well, despite cold weather
Updated: February 06, 2016 - 5:13 pm

Despite the cooler temperatures Yuma has been experiencing, the area’s lettuce season is going well, says Steve Alameda, president of the Yuma Fresh Vegetables Association.

Thursday 02/04/2016
House passes bill outlawing most early ballot collections in Arizona
Posted: February 04, 2016

PHOENIX – Republican lawmakers approved a measure Thursday that would make felons out of people who return the early ballots of others to the polls.

Detour through Fortuna Wash prepared
Posted: February 04, 2016

Preliminary work has begun on a project that should bring relief to the thousands of commuters left high and dry every time a flooded Fortuna Wash cuts off access to the Yuma Proving Ground on Highway 95. 

Ducey to deliver State of the State address in Yuma
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 9:30 pm

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will deliver his annual State of the State address in Yuma early next week and he will incorporate some local facets in his speech. 

Deal could save Arizona JTEDs
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 6:08 pm

PHOENIX -- Key legislators have crafted a deal that should save technical education programs in the state and the 100,000 students enrolled there -- or at least buy them some breathing room.

Firefighters extinguish warehouse fire
Posted: February 04, 2016

Firefighters from Rural/Metro, assisted by firefighters from the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma's Airport Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF), responded to a huge structure fire Wednesday night.

Man accused of illegally possessing firearm
Posted: February 04, 2016

Yuma police arrested a 37-year-old man Thursday afternoon who was reported to be illegally possessing a firearm after he briefly refused to come out of his residence.

Robbery suspect charged with four felonies
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 6:54 pm

Two criminal complaints were filed Thursday in Yuma Justice Court against the man arrested in connection to the armed robbery of a pair of convenience stores, charging him with a combined four felony offenses.

Wednesday 02/03/2016
"Quietly productive": Nicholls gives State of City Speech
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 10:33 pm

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls pronounced 2015 “a quietly productive year” in his State of the City speech, which he delivered at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. 

Whoa, baby! YRMC gets nod for reducing early deliveries
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 12:22 pm

Healthy babies are worth the wait.

Schools chief rails about bill ending education board fight
Posted: February 03, 2016

PHOENIX – State schools chief Diane Douglas is lashing out at what she said is a “repulsive’’ plan by a Mesa Republican lawmaker she contends will strip her of many of her constitutional duties.

Backers renew push to allow guns in Arizona public buildings
Posted: February 03, 2016

PHOENIX – Undeterred by prior vetoes, gun-rights advocates are making a new push to allow some people to bring their weapons into public buildings.

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