Kim Johnson

News Producer/Reporter

Kim Johnson says coming to work for KAWC is like coming home. Kim has been doing Yuma news on radio since 1981. Kim and his wife Joan moved to Yuma two months after getting married in 1981. Yuma has been good to the Johnsons as they are blessed with three great kids -- Kory, Nicole, and Jacqueline (but she likes to be called Jackie!).

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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. 

Facebook: Kyrsten Sinema

During a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on virus scams, U.S. Senator Krysten Sinema from Arizona warned that scammers are trying to advantage of Arizona families amid the pandemic. 

Arizona National Guard

Flags at all Arizona state buildings were lowered from sunrise to sunset Friday in honor of an Arizona National Guard member who died Wednesday after collapsing during a Tuesday fitness test in Tempe. 

The twenty-three-year-old U.S. Army 3nd Lt. Robert Dwayne Bryant Jr., a member of the Phoenix Police Department, was taking a test for the Basic Officer Leader Course when he collapsed during its run portion. 

Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

There was no firm date announced for the start of in-classroom schooling in Arizona during Gov. Doug Ducey’s COVID update this afternoon.  But during the press conference, the governor announced additional resources and what he called “flexibility and clarity” for the start of the 2020-2021 school year.