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Sheriff, attorney general probing San Luis election issues

Aug. 7, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz (AP) — The Yuma County Sheriff's Office on Friday said it asked the Arizona attorney general to help in an “election tampering” investigation stemming from Tuesday's primary election. Sheriff's Capt. Eben Bratcher said the investigation involved the possible mishandling or...

In this undated photo provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, excavation work continues at a site of an incomplete tunnel intended for smuggling, found stretching from Arizona to Mexico. (Courtesy of ICE via AP)

US: Border tunnel appears to be 'most sophisticated'

Aug. 7, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An incomplete tunnel found stretching from Mexico to Arizona appears to be “the most sophisticated tunnel in U.S. history," authorities said. The tunnel intended for smuggling ran from a neighborhood in San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico, to San Luis, Arizona, where it stopped short...

Man who fell from border wall dies in Yuma hospital

Aug. 3, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol agents say a Mexican man has died at an Arizona hospital after falling off a section of the border wall. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement Sunday that the 33-year-old man died at a Yuma hospital on Saturday. Agents from the Yuma Border Patrol Sector...

Arizona monsoon arrival means end of most fire restrictions

Jul. 30, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Fire restrictions within some state land are being lifted because of recent monsoon rain across the northern and southern sections of Arizona. Officials with the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management said restrictions will be lifted by Friday on state lands in Apache, Coconino...

Arizona history Aug. 2-8

Jul. 29, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

Sunday, Aug. 2 On this date in 1905, unknown assassins fired into a group of Silverbell miners, killing two and wounding one, for no apparent reason. On this date in 1929, passengers on transcontinental trains, which were delayed by washouts, cleaned out the entire food supply of many small towns. The town of...

Yuma police investigating counterfeit cash, fake $100 bills

Jul. 28, 2020 1:18 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Yuma are investigating some counterfeit money that is being passed around the city. The fake money includes $100 bills, according to authorities. Police said they learned Monday of some bogus bills. The cash will pass the counterfeit bill detector pen test, but police officials...

2 migrant men found dead near Yuma

Jul. 10, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — The Border Patrol in Yuma, Arizona, say they found the remains of two dead migrants after arresting a man who said people from his group had been left behind. The Border Patrol says agents arrested a 50-year-old Mexican man on Sunday morning. The man told them two others from his group...

Yuma man jailed for showing gun over yogurt shop's mask rule

Jul. 10, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A Yuma man who was ejected from a frozen yogurt shop for not wearing a mask is facing charges for pulling out a gun in response. Yuma County Sheriff's officials say the incident happened around 6:15 p.m. Thursday when 64-year-old Steven Covington entered Tiki Hut Frozen Yogurt. ...

Couple accused of coughing on Yuma store workers on purpose

Jul. 9, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A couple accused of intentionally coughing on employees at a Walmart store in Yuma and then trying to flee have been arrested, police said. Employees told police that 38-year-old Frank Montoya and 23-year-old Victoria Parra Carranza refused to wear masks in the store when asked Wednesday...

Voter outreach funds redistributed to Arizona counties

Jun. 27, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans on a budget committee have voted to redistribute $500,000 that Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs planned to use for voter outreach, a move she called “partisan politics at its worst.” Hobbs' office received the funding through the Help America Vote Act and...