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Tampa Bay Rays player arrested in Merida after custody-battle fight

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena was arrested in Mérida's El Porvenir neighborhood after a custody dispute got heated, local media reported. Arozarena, who...

Periférico is 5th deadliest highway in Mexico, new study claims

The ring road that loops around Yucatan's capital is one of the most dangerous in the country. A coalition of safety groups said Merida's Periférico...

Tetiz highway project to make Caucel junction safer

When it opens in the first half of December, the Merida-Hunucmá highway overpass in Tetiz will make driving safer, according to the Yucatán Highway...

Motorcyclist dies hitting memorial for an earlier fatal crash

A Buctzotz man, speeding around a curve, was killed Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle crashed into a niche built on the roadside. The victim...

Cuban kidnappers charged with torturing victims in Merida hideout

Two men promised to smuggle at least three Cuban migrants into the United States, but instead locked them in a Merida house and tortured...

3-year prison sentence for man who encouraged lockdown looting

A man who encouraged looting and burned a tree at the Plaza Grande in the early days of the coronavirus lockdown pleaded guilty to...

Counterfeit IDs seized at Merida airport

The National Guard seized numerous fake drivers licenses and voter ID cards headed for Merida, local media reported. The phony credentials were confiscated in the...

Pedestrian streets to displace buses, cars in Merida’s historic center

Wider pedestrian paths and rerouted buses with fewer stops are two key elements of an "Urban Mobility Improvement Plan" that begins Sunday, Sept. 13...

Sex workers defended by activists after police make arrests downtown

The Yucatan Human Rights Commission of the State of Yucatán, or Codhey, complained to the Merida police after numerous sex workers were arrested downtown. Codhey...

Suspect arrested after drive-by shooting in Col. Juan Pablo II

A Durango man was arrested after shots were fired at a home in Col. Juan Pablo II in an apparent dispute over money. No...

Merida tests out 3D crosswalk to slow down traffic

That crosswalk on Calle 49 at 50 is not actually floating. It was just drawn that way. Picking up on a trend seen all over...

Toxic hand sanitizers from this Mexican company should be tossed, FDA...

A number of Mexican-made hand sanitizer gel brands are dangerous because they contain large amounts of poisonous methanol, or wood alcohol, said the U.S....

Officer slain in gang attack was fired from SSP for role...

The Progreso police officer assassinated during a knife attack was fired by state police in 2011 after he was charged with gang robbery in...

Hours after her pets are poisoned, woman is attacked and bound...

An American living in the Chelem-Churburna area was tied up and robbed in her home hours after someone fatally poisoned her dog on the beach.

Progreso policeman is slain in early-morning knife attack

Progreso, Yucatan — A municipal police officer died early Wednesday morning after being stabbed while working in his surveillance booth. The attack occurred around 2 a.m....

90% of women’s domestic abuse claims are false, says AMLO

Denying that quarantine conditions have contributed to a rise in domestic violence, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said 90% of such claims from women...

Angry mob confronts expats from U.S. returning to beach home

Updated to include arrival of National Guard. An Indiana couple in their late 60s, returning to their San Crisanto beach house from a family emergency,...

Man sets fire at Plaza Grande, incites looting

Merida, Yucatan — The state attorney general's office reported the arrest of a man, identified only as "Santiago AFL," for helping a group vandalize a...

New bus for Merida health-care heroes only

A free bus route serves Merida's health care workers who don't feel safe on public transportation. Following a spate of attacks from people who associate...

Crime-watch group seeks info after Santiago break-in

Merida, Yucatan — A neighborhood crime-watch group has numerous photos of a woman who they suspect is on a burglary spree. The Ladrones y delitos de...

Purse snatcher nabbed after alleged trash-day attack

Merida, Yucatan — Police quickly apprehended a purse snatcher who allegedly targeted an 81-year-old Centro woman who was taking out the trash. Municipal Police of...

Stolen produce recovered as driver admits targeting elderly vendor

It took just a day for Umán police to find eight crates of fruits and vegetables stolen from a street vendor in her 70s. A...

Police seek mototaxi driver who stole elderly street vendor’s fruits and...

A mototaxi driver stole all eight boxes of produce that 75-year-old Doña Candelaria Carrillo had planned to sell in Uman, officials there said. "Candita,"...

Stolen parrot reunited with owner more than a week after hotel...

A parrot stolen in a hotel robbery has been reunited with its owner.