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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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Ducey, Napier join White House event defending ICE agents

Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey were among the officials with President Trump at a White House event to honor immigration and border officials in the face of calls by some to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement.... Read more»

Judge dismisses charges against man wounded in 2017 BP checkpoint shootout

A federal judge has dismissed charges filed against a Tombstone-area man, who was shot and wounded during an exchange of gunfire with Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint last summer.... Read more»

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»

Arizona police might not enforce Trump’s immigration orders

Arizona law enforcement mostly say they won’t participate in widespread immigration raids that target long-term undocumented immigrants no matter what President Trump’s new executive order says. Phoenix, Tucson and Nogales police, and Yuma, Santa Cruz and Maricopa sheriffs say officers will not target those who have no violent felony offenses.... Read more»

Empty Border Patrol vehicle hit by gunfire near Sierra Vista

On Friday evening, a Border Patrol vehicle was hit by several gunshots south of Sierra Vista. An agent in a mobile surveillance unit next to the vehicle spotted two people with a rifle in the distance, but they fled on foot and have not been found.... 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»

Border agents seize drugs, guns while trying to stop smugglers near Sierra Vista

Border Patrol agents seized nearly 72 pounds of marijuana, an AK-style semi-automatic rifle, and a Colt handgun while trying to intercept a group of smugglers near Sierra Vista, Arizona on Friday, authorities said. ... 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»

Missing 15-year-old hiker near Bisbee found safe

A 15-year-old boy, who went missing during a hike in the Mule Mountains near Bisbee Wednesday morning, was found by officials later that afternoon near Highway 80. ... 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»

Ducey asks feds to fund state border 'strike force'

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced plans Monday to expand a "strike force" of state police to combat drug trafficking along the Arizona-Mexico border during a field hearing of a U.S. Senate committee in Phoenix. ... 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»

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