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Yuma Proving Ground hosts technology tests, exercises

YUMA — Yuma Proving Ground is one of the largest military installations in the country. Located in southern Arizona, the base is known for hosting military exercises and testing equipment for the Department of Defense. One of the pieces of equipment currently being tested is the guidance precision kit or GPK. The GPK takes old artillery rounds …

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‘Local emergency’ declared in Yuma amid migrants passing through

YUMA, Ariz. — The Mayor of Yuma declared a “local emergency” Thursday afternoon due to the number of migrants crossing the border and passing through the city, according to a release. This local emergency was declared due to migrants entering into Yuma “prior to being processed and released by Border Patrol” and “address the humanitarian crisis affecting …

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US responding to border, emergency easing

YUMA, AZ — Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls says an emergency situation in the southwestern Arizona border city has eased with federal officials moving in additional personnel in response to thousands of migrants, many seeking asylum. Nicholls said Friday the federal response meant that people entering the U.S. “are not waiting along the border wall for very long.” …

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Salads produced in Yuma, NC recalled due to listeria concerns

Check your crisper drawer — Dole Fresh Vegetables has announced a recall of branded and private-label packaged salads. The products in question were produced at facilities in Yuma, Arizona, and Bessemer City, North Carolina. Some of the packaged foods under the recall include: Dole Angel Hair Coleslaw Dole Buffalo Ranch Chopped Kit Kroger Shredded Romaine …

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17-person military unit to Yuma hospitals for COVID surge

YUMA, AZ  — The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed Monday that a 17-person military team will be heading to Yuma Regional Medical Center soon to assist with a surge in COVID hospitalizations. Although the team doesn’t have an exact timetable yet, DHS confirmed 14 members of the team will be clinical staff, including nurses and …

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Dozens of migrants pulled from fast-moving canal near Yuma

YUMA, AZ — A group of 25 migrants, including several children, were rescued from a canal near Yuma Saturday morning. According to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy was patrolling near Laveen Road and County 13 ½ Street when he saw a commotion and heard a group of people screaming from a canal. Men, women, and …

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National Guard’s ‘Task Force Badge’ underway near southern border

YUMA, AZ — Hundreds of National Guard troops have been deployed to border towns in Arizona as part of an operation to support local law enforcement. Task Force Badge was created last year by Governor Doug Ducey after an increase in activity along the U.S.-Mexico border. In all, about 220 troops have been stationed in four counties …

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Yuma firefighter out of hospital after long battle with COVID

YUMA, AZ — A Yuma firefighter is out of the hospital after almost losing his life to COVID-19. Brad Henderson, 52, was discharged from Banner Rehabilitation Hospital in Phoenix Friday. Brad was able to walk using his walker to ring the gong during his discharge celebration. “It’s been a long time,” he said about going home. It’s …

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