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Arizona Teens At Risk For Tobacco Use


The CDC says more than one in six Arizona teens either smokes or chews tobacco products, and a new report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids shows how new products are reaching young people – despite age and marketing restrictions. Danny McGoldrick with the Campaign says some companies have added tobacco to their cigarette paper or wrapper, which qualifies it ... Read More »

Man Charged With Assault And Rape Shortly After Release From Prison


Authorities say a 23-year-old man who was released from a federal prison earlier this month is accused of beating and raping a woman in Tempe.  Police say Lane Halona attacked the woman as she was walking home from work near Mill Avenue. Halona had been released three days earlier after serving a 23-month sentence for aggravated assault and DUI. Halona is ... Read More »

AWC Softball and Baseball Scores


Softball – Saturday: Arizona Western College 7 Chandler-Gilbert 3 Arizona Western College 8 Chandler-Gilbert 0 Baseball – Saturday: Arizona Western College 3 Mesa College 2 Arizona Western College 16 Mesa College 13 Read More »

Sun Devils Fall While Wild Cats Advance In NCAA Tourney


The Arizona State Sun Devils lost a heartbreaker Friday night to Baylor, 89-to-86 to end their season at 22-and-13. Meanwhile, the sixth seeded Arizona Wildcats surprisingly beat Harvard 74-to-51 Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16.  They will take on Ohio State on Thursday night with tip off set for 5:45 p.m. Read More »

Yuma PD Investigating Suspicious Death of Young Woman


Yuma Police detectives are at county 17th and Ave 2E investigating a suspicious death of an unidentified young adult female found in the groves. Anyone with information or with concerns about a missing person please call Sgt. Ron Rodriguez at 928-373-4678 or (928) 373-4700 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous. Read More »

Schools Lockdowns Lifted, Police Still Searching For Suspects


The Yuma Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle collision that occurred at 1st Street and Madison Avenue this morning (Friday 22). Two Hispanic females and three Hispanic males were seen getting out of the suspect vehicle and starting running. Some weapons were found by the Gowan Company L-L-C building at 370 Main Street.  Police say they started receiving phone ... Read More »

Yuma Fire Department Successfully Moves Into New Station


The move out of “old” Yuma Fire Station Number One on West Fourth Street and the move in to “new” Fire Station One on South Third Avenue was completed on Wednesday.  The station is now operational.   Some work will continue on the project such as demolition of the old building, parking lot construction and more. An official ceremony and ... Read More »

Farmers Worried About Possible Water Rights Diversion


Yuma farmers are upset over a proposed water bill, which could possibly divert water rights from the area.  KYMA-TV is reporting that a lawyer has been retained by irrigation districts.  Wade Noble is representing the districts, who are trying to protect a $3-billion industry.  Other counties across Arizona are trying to divert the use of some of this water to ... Read More »

Workplace Changes Bring Babies To The Office


The face of the workplace in America has been evolving for decades, and so have employers’ policies around families, but some say they do not go far enough.   Joan Blades is president of 'momsrising,' which is focused on building a more family-friendly nation.  Blades says that includes in the workplace where – in the companies at which it can ... Read More »

Red Cross Comes To Family’s Aid After Apartment Fire


The American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter provided assistance Wednesday to two adults and two children displaced by an apartment fire in Yuma.   The fire occurred near the corner of 14th Avenue and First Street.  The Red Cross met their immediate needs, giving them food and shelter after the blaze.  No injuries were reported. Read More »

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