Latest Yuma News

Independent journalist found slain in northern Mexico

Aug. 16, 2022 22:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An independent journalist found dead in northern Mexico was killed by a blow to the head, authorities said Tuesday, reporting the latest in 14 slayings of Mexican reporters and media workers so far this year, the deadliest in recent memory for the profession. ...

Arizona's border wall delayed after 2 containers topple

Aug. 16, 2022 21:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An effort by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to use shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the U.S.-Mexico border wall near Yuma suffered a brief setback when two stacked containers somehow toppled over. Claudia Ramos, a correspondent for the digital...

Deadline looms for western states to cut Colorado River use

Aug. 15, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Banks along parts of the Colorado River where water once streamed are now just caked mud and rock as climate change makes the Western U.S. hotter and drier. More than two decades of drought have done little to deter the region from diverting more water than...

Arizona won't wait for feds, starts filling border wall gaps

Aug. 12, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona began moving in shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the border wall near the southern Arizona farming community of Yuma on Friday, with officials saying they were acting to stop migrants after repeated, unfulfilled promises from the Biden administration to...

US to fill border wall gaps at open area near Yuma, Arizona

Jul. 28, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday authorized completion of the Trump-funded U.S.-Mexico border wall in an open area of southern Arizona near Yuma that has become one of the busiest corridors for illegal crossings. Biden had pledged during his campaign to cease...

Yuma man accused of fatally stabbing brother, sister-in-law

Jul. 26, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A man has been arrested in the fatal stabbings of his younger brother and sister-in-law at a Yuma home, police said Tuesday. Yuma police said 63-year-old Jerry Klahn has been booked into the Maricopa County jail in Phoenix on suspicion of first-degree murder. ...

Asylum wait lists at US border frustrate, confuse migrants

Jul. 13, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico (AP) — Opaque waiting lists at the Mexico border to gain a chance at obtaining asylum in the United States have persisted under President Joe Biden, leading many migrants to give up and cross illegally or languish for months in border towns. U.S. preparations...

Prison sought for Arizona official in ballot harvesting case

Jul. 07, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a one-year prison sentence for a school board member in southern Arizona for illegally collecting four early ballots during the 2020 primary election. But if probation is imposed instead, prosecutors said the judge should then enforce a...

Mexican police find fentanyl pill press in border town

Jun. 16, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors said Thursday they found an illicit facility with a pill press used to manufacture fentanyl pills in the border town of San Luis Rio Colorado, across from Yuma, Arizona. The town is better known for its myriad pharmacies, dentist and...

No deaths from 2nd military aircraft crash in 2 days

Jun. 10, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy helicopter crashed Thursday and everyone on board survived near the California desert site where a day earlier a Marine Osprey went down, killing all five people aboard, authorities said. Four people were aboard the Navy chopper, which went down around 6...