DATELAND, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday identified a Mexican couple who died last week in a fiery crash of a small plane in a desert area near the Arizona-Mexico border.
Yuma County Sheriff’s officials said the victims were 61-year-old Ronald Barba and his 47-year-old wife Marcela Barba, both of Tijuana.
DATELAND, Ariz. (AP) — Two people have died after a small plane crashed in the Arizona desert north of the U.S.-Mexico border and was engulfed in flames, authorities said Saturday.
The pilot and passenger in the single-engine plane were found dead Friday afternoon near Dateland, a small community east of Yuma that's known for growing Medjool date trees, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — As hundreds of migrants line up along an Arizona border wall around 4 a.m., agents try to separate them into groups by nationality.
“Anyone from Russia or Bangladesh? I need somebody else from Russia here,” an agent shouts and then says quietly, almost to himself, “These are Romanian.”
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Cocopah Indian Tribe said Friday that the state of Arizona acted against its wishes by stacking shipping containers on its land to prevent illegal border crossings.
The tribe determined that the state put 42 double-stacked containers on its land near Yuma, said Michael Fila from its office of emergency management.
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Sentencing for two southwestern Arizona women who pleaded guilty to illegally collecting early ballots in the 2020 primary election was delayed on Thursday because one of their lawyers had a death in the family.
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Hours before Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey declared “a major step forward to secure our border” with the installation of 130 double-stacked shipping containers, hundreds of migrants found their way around them, belying his claim.
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.
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.
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 block off the area.
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.
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.
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 provision of Guillermina Fuentes’ plea deal that bars her from holding public office while on probation.
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.
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.
Sunday, June 12
On this date in 1888, an Apache Indian who had fired one shot that killed two men was tried for murder in one of the deaths and acquitted. He later was tried again for the murder of the second man and convicted on precisely the same set of facts.
Sunday, May 8
On this date in 1893, the governor of Arizona Territory commuted the sentences of two editors of Arizona newspapers, convicted of criminal libel, from five days at the Yuma state penitentiary to five days in the Pima County Jail.
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A Yuma court on Friday dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against a former Democratic state lawmaker by three Republican politicians after she called for an investigation of their roles in the Jan.
Sunday, May 1
On this date in 1859, Father Joseph P. Machebeuf was named the first American Catholic priest in Arizona.
On this date in 1880, The Tombstone Epitaph was established by publisher John P.
SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona border city's mayor has voiced concerns how his community will be affected by the Biden administration's plan to lift the ban on asylum-seekers at the U.S-Mexico border on public health grounds,
SOMERTON, Ariz. (AP) — One by one, a voice called out the names of 169 people just released by U.S. Border Patrol. Migrants rose from folding chairs in a clinic warehouse and walked to a table of blue-robed workers, who swabbed their mouths.
PHOENIX (AP) — Flags at all state buildings will be lowered to half-staff Monday in honor of former Arizona House Minority Leader Robert McLendon.
McLendon died Wednesday at age 85.
He was a member of the state House of Representatives for nine terms from 1983-2001.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in northern Mexico say volunteer searchers have found 11 bodies in clandestine burial pits just a few miles from the U.S. border.
The government of Sonora state said late Monday the bodies included nine men and two women.
Sunday, Feb. 27
On this date in 1862, Confederate Capt. Sherod Hunter entered Tucson with less than 130 dragoons and was greeted with a celebration.
On this date in 1901, the Tombstone Prospector noted that the third story of the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee had been completed and workmen had begun to erect the two large towers.
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — One agent protested that he didn't join the Border Patrol to look after children in custody. Another asked why a policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for court hearings wasn't being used more.
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=
American Leadership-Gilbert 79, Gilbert Christian 67
American Leadership-Queen Creek 61, Chandler Seton 55
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Melissa Hilpert, a 22-year firefighting veteran, has become the first female fire chief in the 75-year history of Rural Metro Fire, a private firefighting company founded and based in Scottsdale.
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Arete-Mesa Prep 47, Rancho Solano Prep 7
Arizona College Preparatory 60, American Leadership-Gilbert 50
Sunday, Jan. 23
On this date in 1874, Gov. Anson P.K. Safford appointed a Territorial Board to arrange for an Arizona exhibit at the Centennial celebration to be held in Philadelphia.
On this date in 1916, a levee on the Colorado River broke, covering the city of Yuma with 4 feet (1.2 meters) of water.
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Needing assistance due to staff shortages and increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients, including some requiring high levels of care, Yuma Regional Medical Center applied to the federal government for help.
Sunday, Jan. 16
On this date in 1900, the Gila Valley Bank, predecessor of the Valley National Bank, opened its doors in Solomonville.
On this date in 1922, Isaac Polhamus, veteran steamboat captain on the Colorado River, rancher and Yuma resident for 66 years, died.
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — More than two dozen migrants, including several children, have been rescued from a canal near Yuma, according to authorities.
Officials with the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy was on patrol around 8 a.m.