Brandon Mejia

Digital Content Editor

This Arizona native was born in Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona in May of 2017 with a degree in broadcast journalism.

During his time at the university, Brandon received the 2017 Excellence in Broadcast Journalism award from the UA School of Journalism.

Soon after graduation, he got his start at the local NPR/PBS affiliate in Tucson, where he was introduced to live radio and TV news covering education throughout Southern Arizona.

He is also the Evening News Anchor/Producer for KYMA in Yuma - El Centro. 

THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS IN ARIZONA AND YUMA AND LA PAZ COUNTIES.  Scroll down for more coverage and updates.

Watch the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including regular White House briefings. 

WHAT WE KNOW:

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Yuma County Area Transit

Starting Aug. 17 all students at Arizona Western College can use Yuma County Area Transit (YCAT) bus services for free without a YCAT sticker for a limited time. 

YCAT stickers will be available to board the bus when it resumes charging bus fares, however that date has not been determined yet. 

The Silver Route is free of charge and will run on its regular schedule. All other routes will be on a reduced schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Yuma County Area Transit

Starting Aug. 17 all students at Arizona Western College can use Yuma County Area Transit (YCAT) bus services for free without a YCAT sticker for a limited time. 

YCAT stickers will be available to board the bus when it resumes charging bus fares, however that date has not been determined yet. 

The Silver Route is free of charge and will run on its regular schedule. All other routes will be on a reduced schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

For the latest updates regarding YCAT services visit here.

Yuma Police Department

The Yuma Police Department is warning residents about "smash and grab" vehicle burglaries that have increased in the last ten days, according to Seargent Lori Franklin with YPD. 

Brandon Mejia

Yuma City councilmembers voted to increase funding for a program helping small businesses throughout the city impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, during last weeks city council meeting. 

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