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DUI suspect dies after night in Bisbee jail

A 78-year-old man was found unresponsive Monday after a night in the Cochise County Jail, officials said. John H. O'Connor, who'd been arrested on DUI charges, was declared dead at a nearby hospital.... Read more»

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Border Patrol agent struck by vehicle on highway after ATV crash

A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent is in stable condition after he crashed his ATV and was thrown onto a highway where he was hit by a passing vehicle near Douglas. ... Read more»

Feds grant FEMA assistance for Lizard Fire

The federal government will help fund the effort to halt the Lizard Fire, which has burned about 15,000 acres southeast of Tucson. The wildfire showed only moderate activity on Monday, despite a red flag warning issued because of high winds and dry weather, officials said. ... Read more»

Feds ID man wounded in Tombstone shootout with Border Patrol

The man shot and wounded by Border Patrol agents at checkpoint just north of Tombstone on Wednesday afternoon has been identified as 76-year-old Gary Smith. ... Read more»

Man wounded after shooting at agents at BP checkpoint

Border Patrol agents shot and wounded a 76-year-old man after he fired on them at the checkpoint north of Tombstone on Highway 80 on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. ... Read more»

Body found in Az coal plant ID'd as missing Texas solider

Human remains found inside a coal chute at a power plant near Cochise, east of Tucson, in June have been identified as 21-year-old Devon Lee Ward from California, a U.S. Army private AWOL from Fort Bliss, Texas. ... Read more»

Human remains found at Cochise County power plant

Human remains were discovered inside part of a coal delivery system at the power plant near Cochise, Ariz. on Monday morning, authorities said. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agent shoots smuggling suspect NE of Douglas

A suspected drug smuggler was injured when he was shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent Monday morning northeast of Douglas, authorities said. The incident took place near Skeleton Canyon, near the New Mexico state line.... Read more»

Update: Tombstone actor shot when live rounds fired during gunfight

An Old West re-enactor was wounded Sunday when another actor fired a bullet from a pistol that held live rounds. Ken Curtis of the Tombstone Vigilantes was shot, a woman was struck by another bullet, and fragments hit nearby buildings. Curtis was in good condition after surgery, and charges may be filled against the man who shot him.... Read more»

Sheriff: Whetstone mother beat 9-year-old disabled boy with baseball bat

The mother of a nine-year-old boy hospitalized with head trauma has been arrested on assault and abuse charges after telling investigators she struck the boy with a baseball bat, authorities said. The boy has Down Syndrome and is unable to speak, a Cochise Sheriff's spokeswoman said.... Read more»

Officials: Iraqi pilot killed in Douglas F-16 crash

The Iraqi pilot of an F-16 fighter that went down near Douglas on Wednesday night died in the crash, officials said. The body of Brig. Gen. Rafid Mohammed Hassan, who had been flying a night training mission with the Arizona Air National Guard, was found at the crash site southeast of Tucson.... Read more»

Iraqi pilot crashes Tucson-based F-16 near Douglas

An F-16 fighter jet flown by an Iraqi pilot crashed near Douglas, southeast of Tucson, Wednesday night, authorities said. The Iraqi Air Force plane was flying a night training mission with the Arizona Air National Guard, and the fate of the pilot, Brig. Gen. Rafid Mohammed Hassan, is unknown.... Read more»

Carjacked Hummer rolls, suspect tracked fleeing on tractor

Border Patrol agents near Wilcox arrested an alleged carjacker after he attempted to flee a crash near Wilcox on Saturday using a tractor. ... Read more»

Cochise County program calls isolated residents to ask: 'Are you OK?'

Four miles from the border, the prefab house sits on acres of land. The closest neighbor is more than a mile away. Sheila Goar, 74, has lived on this land her entire life. She is the only member of her family left in the area, with a sister she doesn’t speak to and a brother in Idaho, she used to rely on distant neighbors and friends who occasionally checked in on her.... Read more»

Citing gun battles, State Dep't warns against Agua Prieta travel

A series of gun battles in the Mexican border town has led the State Department to warn U.S. citizens against traveling to Agua Prieta, Sonora, after dark.... Read more»2

Man shot, killed in struggle with Border Patrol

A man was fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent Thursday night during a struggle in Cochise County near the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday. ... Read more»2

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