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Smoke over Catalinas from controlled burn 25 miles away in Graham County

A prescribed burn in the Southwest portion of the Galiuro Mountains sent a plume of smoke over the Catalina Mountains that was visible from Tucson on Tuesday. Burns in the area are expected to continue until the end of the month. ... Read more»

CD1 Republican candidate suspends campaign after heroin overdose

Chris Taylor, a Safford city councilman vying to run as a Republican in Arizona's CD1, ended his campaign for Congress after he was found overdosed on heroin last week.... Read more»

Iraqi pilot killed when Tucson-based F-16 crashes near Safford

An Iraqi F-16 fighter jet training in Tucson crashed Tuesday afternoon near Safford, Ariz., killing the pilot, officials said. The Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing also conducts training for pilots of allied nations, including Iraq, Singapore, Oman and NATO countries.... Read more»

Wounded but still fighting — now on a different field of battle

Less than two years after doctors said he might never run again, Safford native Terry Cartwright is proving them wrong. The Army specialist was competing in multiple events this week in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games, which pit 250 athletes representing all branches of the military against one another. ... Read more»

Southern Az's remaining indie hospitals announce alliance

While the number of locally run hospitals is shrinking in Southern Arizona, five independent nonprofit medical facilities announced this week that they have formed the Southern Arizona Hospital Alliance to improve care and reduce costs. The group includes Tucson Medical Center and hospitals in Benson, Bisbee, Safford and Willcox.... Read more»

Enviros work to restore native plants along Gila River

Word that a beetle introduced elsewhere to kill off tamarisks is heading toward Graham County isn't entirely good news, even though the invasive trees are a big problem... Read more»

Weather closes I-10 east of Tucson

Winds in New Mexico have closed eastbound Interstate 10 at milepost 352, according to the Department of Public Safety.... Read more»

Bill: Require school buses to use lights, stop signs on private roads

Requiring school buses to flash lights and display stop signs while picking up or letting off children on private roads would help prevent accidents like one that claimed the life of an eastern Arizona girl in 2008, a state lawmaker says.... Read more»

Bennett holding proposition town halls

A town hall on the ballot measures under consideration in November's election will be held Wednesday evening in Tucson. Meetings in Nogales, Sierra Vista and Safford will follow later this week and next.... Read more»

DPS arrests man, seizes pot after car chase

A Sonora man was arrested after reportedly leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended with the seizure of more than 1,100 pounds of pot.... Read more»

I-10 reopens at New Mexico line after dust storm

Interstate 10 has reopened after a dust storm closed a 132-mile stretch of the highway from the Arizona state line to Las Cruces, N.M.... Read more»