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Ducey to reposition public safety resources to cover Yuma border

Governor to send DPS personnel and National Guard units

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Gov. Doug Ducey, (R-Ariz.) announced Tuesday he will send Arizona Department of Public Service (DPS) personnel and units from the Arizona National Guard to Yuma to help control the illegal flow of migrants across the U.S./Mexico border.

Watch now: Gov. Doug Ducey's full press conference from the Yuma border

Gov. Ducey says the National Guard will send 24 soldiers, six vehicles, four ATVs, and a light utility helicopter to the area. The Guard and DPS will also deploy tactical resources to areas with the most illegal crossings.

Ducey traveled to Yuma to get a first-hand look at the situation along the border.

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Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director in September of 2019, but she and her family have a long history in the Desert Southwest. Her grandmother first moved to Yuma in the late 1940’s, and Lisa got her first job in TV news at KYMA in 1987.

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Adam Klepp

Adam Klepp is excited to start his first job in the broadcast news industry as the FOX9 at 9 anchor and as a reporter at 5 and 6 on News 11.

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