KYMA KSWT KECY News » Yuma County http://www.yourtvfamily.com News and Weather for Yuma, Arizona and El Centro, California Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:26:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.1 Two teens back in court after allegedly damaging vehicles http://www.yourtvfamily.com/two-teens-back-in-court-after-allegedly-damaging-vehicles/ http://www.yourtvfamily.com/two-teens-back-in-court-after-allegedly-damaging-vehicles/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2015 07:02:08 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9095 YUMA, Ariz- Two teens suspected of damaging a car owned by a City of Yuma employee appeared in court Tuesday afternoon. Nineteen year old Claudia Guerrero faced her charges- Two Counts of criminal damage and one count of harassment. The second suspect, Kassandra Lopez was also charged with two counts of criminal damage and one count of harassment. ...]]>

YUMA, Ariz- Two teens suspected of damaging a car owned by a City of Yuma employee appeared in court Tuesday afternoon.

Nineteen year old Claudia Guerrero faced her charges- Two Counts of criminal damage and one count of harassment.

The second suspect, Kassandra Lopez was also charged with two counts of criminal damage and one count of harassment.

Yuma police say an anonymous tip led to the arrest to both Guerrero and Lopez.

YPD says they’ve had a similar instance like this take place back in July, but aren’t sure if the cases are related in any way.

Security camera footage shows two Hispanic women damaging the car back on September 19th around 1:30 in the morning.

Guerrero’s preliminary hearing is set for October 14th and Lopez’ preliminary hearing is set for October 15th.

 

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Wanted suspect found dead in Yuma http://www.yourtvfamily.com/wanted-suspect-found-dead-in-yuma/ http://www.yourtvfamily.com/wanted-suspect-found-dead-in-yuma/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 18:35:57 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9083 YUMA, Ariz. – A suspect wanted in Yuma was found dead around 9 p.m. Monday night. 33-year-old, Esteban Miguel Orona, was found in a residence with a self-inflicted gun shot wound, according to Yuma County Sheriff’s Office deputies. U.S. Marshalls were lead to Orona after a tenant reported seeing him in the area. Orona was wanted ...]]>

YUMA, Ariz. – A suspect wanted in Yuma was found dead around 9 p.m. Monday night.

33-year-old, Esteban Miguel Orona, was found in a residence with a self-inflicted gun shot wound, according to Yuma County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

U.S. Marshalls were lead to Orona after a tenant reported seeing him in the area.

Orona was wanted for aggravated assault per domestic violence, numerous felony charges, and a parole violation by the Arizona Department of Corrections.

Deputies say they are still investigating the incident.

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San Luis now providing ambulance services http://www.yourtvfamily.com/san-luis-now-providing-ambulance-services/ http://www.yourtvfamily.com/san-luis-now-providing-ambulance-services/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 05:52:44 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9078 SAN LUIS, Ariz. – Three weeks ago the San Luis Fire Department received approval from the Arizona Department of Health Services after filing a certificate of need for their own ambulance services, now San Luis can operate their own ambulances. Until now the city of San Luis has outsourced the services to other agencies, Rural Metro until 2006 then the Somerton-Cocopah Fire Department from 2009 till today. Somerton-Cocopah Fire Department chief Paul De Anda says, “San Luis has grown exponentially beyond us they should have here own service now they do and do a great job at it.” In the coming weeks the San Luis Fire Department will have a team of three ambulances. We spoke to first responders who say this will improve patient care, “Instead of waiting an extra 10 minutes for another ambulance on a third call we’ll have another ambulance there in 5 minutes”, says SLFD paramedic Luis Cabreros.

The new ambulances will be equipped with some of the latest technology as Cabreros explains, “They will raise the patient using battery power which is safer for the patient and will greatly lower injury to firefighters back injuries is the number one that they suffer”. De Anda says that the two fire departments will continue to look out for one another, “Our fire departments have always worked seamlessly together there is a high degree of respect between them and us and us and them this will be a great service to all residents in south county.”

 

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Former “American Idol” contestant Corey Clark released from jail http://www.yourtvfamily.com/former-american-idol-contestant-corey-clark-released-from-jail/ http://www.yourtvfamily.com/former-american-idol-contestant-corey-clark-released-from-jail/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 02:23:25 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9066 YUMA, Ariz. – Former Season 2 “American Idol” contestant Corey Clark was released from Yuma County Jail Monday night after no charges were filed against him. This comes after his estranged wife, Monica Clark, filed a domestic violence case last Wednesday, claiming he was stalking her outside a Yuma restaurant. “Every time I come into ...]]>

YUMA, Ariz. – Former Season 2 “American Idol” contestant Corey Clark was released from Yuma County Jail Monday night after no charges were filed against him. This comes after his estranged wife, Monica Clark, filed a domestic violence case last Wednesday, claiming he was stalking her outside a Yuma restaurant.

“Every time I come into town I’m being harassed, accosted, attested, bullied, and threatened to be arrested by the police most of the time in front of my kids,” said Clark.

The former reality star spoke exclusively with our reporters saying the meeting was arranged complying to court orders. Corey Clark alleged he waited outside the Yuma County Superior Court, as he stated to Monica Clark in advance, to meet with their children. The two share custody of the three kids. Corey Clark says instead of bringing the children, his wife passed by with a unnamed man and walked into the nearby restaurant. He then claimed to send another e-mail to her to communicate he didn’t see their kids as was planned.

“We’ve been battling with this situation and her family over our kids since our oldest was one years old,” said Clark.

Afterward, Corey Clark says he was confronted by authorities that took him into custody based on the domestic violence allegations his wife brought on. According to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, Clark was arrested on failure to comply with a court order and aggravated harassment.

The Tennessee resident says this is a reoccurring issue brought against him almost each time he visits Yuma to see his kids, but that he will continue to take the risk as a means necessary to continue to be present in their lives.

The couple are in the midst of a divorce. Monica Clark filed an order of protection against Corey Clark the same day of his recent arrest. Corey Clark is not allowed near his wife’s residence and can only contact her through legal process or a third party. Reporters reached out to Monica Clark who was accompanied by a representative of a local domestic violence non-profit Amberly’s Place while in court Monday. She wasn’t available to speak on camera.

“My mission is just to raise my kids. Love my kids. That’s it. I don’t have anything else to say to her. Her and I are done. It’s a wrap,” said Clark.

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15 arrested and 550 lbs. of pot seized http://www.yourtvfamily.com/15-arrested-and-550-lbs-of-pot-seized/ http://www.yourtvfamily.com/15-arrested-and-550-lbs-of-pot-seized/#comments Mon, 28 Sep 2015 21:42:51 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9055 YUMA, Ariz. – Fifteen foreign nationals were arrested in two separate incidents after U.S. Border Patrol (BP) agents caught them red handed smuggling large amounts of marijuana into Yuma County. The most recent seizure happened Sunday when agents found seven suspected smugglers, two from Honduras and five from Mexico, one of which is a minor. ...]]>

YUMA, Ariz. – Fifteen foreign nationals were arrested in two separate incidents after U.S. Border Patrol (BP) agents caught them red handed smuggling large amounts of marijuana into Yuma County.

The most recent seizure happened Sunday when agents found seven suspected smugglers, two from Honduras and five from Mexico, one of which is a minor. BP agents say they found them south of Interstate-8 (I-8) with six bundles of pot.

The other incident happened last Thursday when agents found eight men, north of I-8, carrying six bundles of marijuana as well.

Agents say the contraband from the two incidents weighed almost 550 pounds and had an approximate street value of about $270,000 combined.

All suspects were processed by BP.

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House Republicans summoned for meetings on school funding http://www.yourtvfamily.com/house-republicans-summoned-for-meetings-on-school-funding/ http://www.yourtvfamily.com/house-republicans-summoned-for-meetings-on-school-funding/#comments Mon, 28 Sep 2015 21:03:57 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9049   PHOENIX (AP) – Republican members of the Arizona House are being summoned to briefings by their leaders on ongoing discussions to boost funding for K-12 schools. The closed-door meetings are now set for Tuesday and Wednesday as Republican Gov. Doug Ducey presses his plan to tap the state’s permanent land trust fund to add more ...]]>

 

PHOENIX (AP) – Republican members of the Arizona House are being summoned to briefings by their leaders on ongoing discussions to boost funding for K-12 schools.

The closed-door meetings are now set for Tuesday and Wednesday as Republican Gov. Doug Ducey presses his plan to tap the state’s permanent land trust fund to add more than $320 million a year to school funding. Republicans who control the Legislature have a competing plan.

The House meetings come three weeks after initial briefings that followed the breakdown of negotiations to settle a lawsuit brought by schools over the Legislature’s failure to make required inflation increases. A judge has ordered more than $330 million in new yearly funding but the Legislature is appealing.

A special Legislative session is being discussed to deal with school funding.

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Truck driver almost drives into canal http://www.yourtvfamily.com/truck-driver-avoids-canal/ http://www.yourtvfamily.com/truck-driver-avoids-canal/#comments Mon, 28 Sep 2015 19:10:07 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9040 YUMA, Ariz. – A truck driver dangled off a canal bank near Avenue 6E Monday morning, after he lost control of the semi-truck he was in. The driver was able to walk away without injuries. More details and full video on tonight’s shows.]]>

YUMA, Ariz. – A truck driver dangled off a canal bank near Avenue 6E Monday morning, after he lost control of the semi-truck he was in. The driver was able to walk away without injuries. More details and full video on tonight’s shows.

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DEA fighting prescription drug abuse http://www.yourtvfamily.com/dea-fighting-prescription-drug-abuse/ http://www.yourtvfamily.com/dea-fighting-prescription-drug-abuse/#comments Sat, 26 Sep 2015 06:56:14 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9031 YUMA, Ariz. – The DEA says prescription drug addiction is a growing trend across the nation and in Yuma it could be a gateway to heavier drugs as DEA agent Darrion Eshmon explains, “Most drug addictions start at the home then they move on from their to heroin and harder drugs”. To fight the trend the DEA along with other local law enforcement agencies will be holding their 10th annual Prescription Drug Takeback program. “Since the program started we’ve collected 80,000 pounds of drugs in Arizona and 4.8 million pounds nationwide”, says Eshmon.

Agent Eshmon has been involved with the program since day one, we spoke with him to find out more about the dangers prescription drug abuse causes. He says Yuma is prone to see prescription drug abuse more than some other areas across the country.  Eshmon says, “we [Yuma] have a huge snowbird population so we do see alot more prescription drug abuse than perhaps somewhere like Atlanta or a place that doesn’t see a snowbird population”. But the issues go far beyond drug abuse as Eshmon explains, “When you improperly dispose of your drugs what happens is they flush them down the toilet or put it in the garbage disposal, that contaminates our water, the water we drink”. If you bring your unneeded prescriptions to one of the locations Saturday the DEA will properly dispose of the drugs, “So its imperative that you bring your drugs to us and let us destroy them it’s anonymous and we’ll take care of it for you” says Eshmon.

On Saturday from 10am-2pm you can bring prescriptions to 5 locations: The Yuma Police Department, YCSO foothills station, Quechan Police Department, Somerton and San Luis Police Departments.

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Southwest Arizona Futures Forum sets water goals for Yuma County http://www.yourtvfamily.com/southwest-arizona-futures-forum-sets-water-goals-for-yuma-county/ http://www.yourtvfamily.com/southwest-arizona-futures-forum-sets-water-goals-for-yuma-county/#comments Sat, 26 Sep 2015 05:48:53 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=9021 YUMA, Ariz- You’ve heard people talking about the concern for water especially this year because of what’s happening in Central California. The Southwest Arizona Futures Forum decided to have a meeting to discuss water and what it means to Yuma County. Yuma is highly dependent on water for our agriculture, jobs and the other areas ...]]>

YUMA, Ariz- You’ve heard people talking about the concern for water especially this year because of what’s happening in Central California. The Southwest Arizona Futures Forum decided to have a meeting to discuss water and what it means to Yuma County.

Yuma is highly dependent on water for our agriculture, jobs and the other areas where they help provide the world with food. One SAFF staff member says the meeting was a success.

Bob Sloncen said, “We were able to get many of the top water people from Arizona to come down also our local people that are involved in water and we’re very fortunate we’ve had 100 people from the community today that came and showed up. We’re willing to sacrifice their day and discuss and sacrifice their day to learn more about the water issues and what’s important to Yuma County.”

There were six groups broken up anywhere from 12 to 16 in a group and there was also a facilitator and a recorder. During the discussion they jotted down any questions or concerns they might have. At the end of the meeting they’ll be creating a report that will be published today to review all the details of how to conserve our water.

Sloncen adds, “Without the water it’s very likely we wouldn’t have the military bases it’s very likely we wouldn’t have the vast winter visitors that we have it’s just the life blood of Yuma County.”

Bob says if we talk about marketing and education those are two topics that would help a great deal in order to march forward from todays session.

Sloncen said, “We need to do a better marketing job of selling the importance of agriculture and how efficient it was compared to lets say 10-15 years ago. So the farmers are doing their part to save water and we as a community are probably not doing as well as a job that we could.

 

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Ceremony to honor and remember homicide victims http://www.yourtvfamily.com/ceremony-to-honor-and-remember-homicide-victims/ http://www.yourtvfamily.com/ceremony-to-honor-and-remember-homicide-victims/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2015 06:03:32 +0000 http://kyma.com/?p=8993 YUMA, Ariz. – On Thursday evening several residents in Yuma came together at the Yuma Main Library for the 6th annual Remembrance of Homicide Victims ceremony. We spoke to many people that attended who lost loved ones in several different ways. The room where the meeting took place was filled with several photos of homicide victims and candles and white roses to honor them.

We spoke to Chuck Wullenjohn who says his daughter Amanda was murdered in 1999, he explained what happened to her, “She was a student at Cibola high school she was 16 years old there were a couple of kids that were graduates of the school that lured her into a house and murdered her.” Wullenjohn says even though events like this ceremony help in a supportive way the pain is always there. “We still think of Amanda think of her everyday so the pain it never goes away”, says Wullenjohn.

We also spoke to Susan Johns, her son Brian died in a crash with a drunk driver in 2011. Johns says ,”“It’s a daily struggle but we are there for each other without all our friends and family we wouldn’t be were we are at”. She says she is left with wonderful memories of her son Brian, “We always called him our gentle giant and he was so kind not a mean streak in him everyone loved him”.

Officials with the Yuma Police Department attended including John Lekan, who says they make a connection with the families of these victims and are there for support, “We form relationships with these victims from the investigation stage all the way to the prosecution stage.”

The event was very emotional but the relatives of these victims of homicide say that the community support they feel help with the ever present pain.

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