Yuma, Arizona - Today, just before 6:30 am, a house fire was reported in the 200 block of south 8th Avenue. Responding Yuma Fire Department personnel arrived to find heavy smoke coming from a house at 271 S. 8th Ave, and active fire inside. The fire was quickly extinguished, with no damage to neighboring houses. The house was occupied by two adults and five children at the time of the fire, and one of the adult family members was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

Yuma, Arizona - The Yuma City Council will consider calling a special election to be held at the same time as the City of Yuma General Election on Nov. 8, 2016, during the regular City Council meeting to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, inside the Council Chambers of City Hall, One City Plaza.

Yuma, Arizona - On Sunday, July 3rd, 2016 at 11:04 p.m. Yuma police officers responded to the 1100 block of S. 10th Avenue reference an armed robbery.  The investigation revealed that the victim answered the door after hearing the doorbell ring.  When they opened the door they were met by two Hispanic males who forced their way in displaying a handgun.  The suspects took numerous items and fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle.  There were no injuries reported by the victims.

Yuma, Arizona - The City of Yuma Police Department conducted impaired driving details during the nights of Friday July 1st, Saturday July 2nd, Sunday July 3rd and Monday July 4th of 2016 with help from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.  The focus was impaired driving and the apprehension of impaired drivers.

Yuma, Arizona - The City of Yuma Police Department is conducting an impaired driving detail on Thursday, March 17th, Friday, March 18th, and Saturday, March 19th, 2016. Additional officers will be used to rove city streets looking to stop and arrest drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs. These DUI patrols are, in addition to regularly scheduled patrol officers, all looking for the signs of an impaired driver behind the wheel.