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CVS Plans To End All Tobacco Sales

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Arizonans who smoke may have another inspiration when thinking about quitting, now that CVS Caremark plans on ending all tobacco sales. That is according to Sandra Adondakis with the American Cancer Society. She says CVS customers struggling to kick the habit will have less tobacco temptation when at the store.
 
CVS Caremark plans to cease all tobacco sales by October 1st at all of its 7600 stores. The company reportedly says selling cigarettes is no longer compatible while its expanding in-store health-care services.        

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AWC Alumni Continue Supporting Surrounding Areas With Community Service Project

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In December 2013, Arizona Western College’s Alumni Association continued to support the surrounding areas with its second Community Service Project. The Alumni Association's "Let's Put Yuma to Work" campaign was held the month of December 2013 on the campuses.  The donation drive benefitting Yuma’s Goodwill organization was a success.  The campus communities contributed over 1600 pounds of donations.  A representative from the Yuma Goodwill organization received the donations at the end of December.

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Yuma City Hall Will Be Closed For Presidents Day

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The Yuma City Hall will be closed Monday for Presidents Day. Additionally, Friday, Yuma City Hall will be closed as part of its normal customer convenience schedule.

Residential refuse collection for homes inside the Yuma city limits will change due to the holiday. City of Yuma residents who normally have their garbage picked up on Mondays will have collections on Tuesday. Those who have garbage pickups on Tuesdays will have collections on Wednesday. Curbside recycling pickups will take place as normal on Thursday and Friday. Residents can still pay their city services bill, register for a Parks and Recreation program and more whenever City Hall is closed by visiting yumaaz.gov. Read More »

Garbage Pickup Days To Be Pushed Back One Day In San Luis

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Garbage pick-up days will change next week in San Luis due to the holiday. Residents who normally have their garbage picked up on Monday will have collection on Tuesday. City residents whose pickup days are normally Tuesday will have garbage collected on Wednesday. Starting the week of February 24th, trash pick-ups will resume to a normal schedule.

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Police Investigating Burglary At Yuma BMX Bike Park

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Area police are investigating the recent burglary at the Yuma B-M-X Bike park. The Yuma Police Department says five bikes were stolen Monday night worth a total of about $5000. Several pieces of equipment were also damaged. Track operator Tony Warnock is upset over the incident.
 
Warnock plans to start keeping anything valuable at the track off the premises once they close up for the night.

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Attorney Genral Tom Horne Says He “Absolutely Never” Broke Finance Laws

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Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says he "absolutely never" had illegal communications with the leader of an independent campaign backing him during his 2010 election bid.
 
Horne testified Wednesday afternoon during the third day of a hearing where he and current aide Kathleen Winn are trying to fend off civil allegations of illegal campaign coordination.
 
Prosecutors say they illegally coordinated in her efforts to back him with the independent committee she ran. An FBI agent this week testified that a chain of emails and cellphone records show Horne talked to Winn while she worked with a campaign consultant about an ad. Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Read More »

Man Who Allegedly Kidnapped Infant Accepts Plea Offer

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A judge in Yuma Superior Court accepted a plea agreement signed by 23-year-old Raul Tejeda Tuesday afternoon. Our television partner KYMATV says Tejeda pled guilty to aggravated assault and endangerment per domestic violence. Tejeda began arguing with the mother of his 11-month-old daughter at a house in Yuma in October 2013. Tejeda rammed the mother’s vehicle and took the child in his truck before heading south towards Mexico. Police chased Tejada, but he refused to stop, trying to ram patrol vehicles off the road. Tejeda eventually made it to the San Luis port of entry, running over spike strips before abandoning his vehicle and leaving his daughter at his father's house. Hours later, famil Read More »

Missing Man’s Body Believed To Be Found

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The bones found recently at a remote area near Parker are believed to be those of a winter visitor missing for over one year. 82-year-old Laurence Jack Doering was last seen in January 2013 at the Foothills Plaza Shopping Center. Police believed the Alzheimer’s diseased patient left in a vehicle. That vehicle was found in California near a wash last month. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office say positive identification of those remains will take several weeks.

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Yuma Fire Department Responds To House Fire Tuesday Afternoon

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The Yuma Fire Department responded to a house fire on Tuesday afternoon. Officials say the fire broke out at the home at 1207 South Arena Drive in the kitchen area. One adult female was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation. Dogs inside the residence were unharmed.

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Jodi Arias Retrial Date Pushed Back

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A retrial to decide whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias is sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty has been pushed back from March 17th because of a prosecutor's scheduling conflict. Prosecutor Juan Martinez is supposed to begin another potential death penalty trial on May 12th. In a hearing Tuesday in Maricopa County Superior Court, Presiding Criminal Judge Joseph Welty ruled the trial of a man accused of killing a Phoenix-area police officer in 2007 will go first. It is the oldest capital murder case in the county awaiting trial. Welty left the rescheduling of Arias' penalty phase retrial to Judge Sherry Stephens. Arias was convicted in May 2013 of killing her Read More »

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