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Interstate 10 partly reopens east of Tucson after wildfire closure

The Walnut Fire burning on both sides of the highway forced the closure of Interstate 10 between Tucson and Willcox on Tuesday afternoon, but one lane in each direction was reopened in the evening. Residents in the rural area were being ordered to evacuate.... Read more»

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Cochise Sup. Judd spreads conspiracy myths, deletes Facebook after taking part in Jan. 6 Capitol march

A Cochise County supervisor deleted her Facebook profile and is facing calls to resign after she touted conspiracy myths and posted about her participation in the Jan. 6 march on the U.S. Capitol that became a deadly insurrection.... Read more»

Grape news: Verde Valley close to becoming a designated wine region

If local wineries and vineyards have their way, the Verde Valley will soon be designated as a federally recognized American Viticultural Area..... Read more»

Sick & alone: Jailing the mentally ill in Arizona

Cochise County has joined hundreds of other small counties innovating ways to keep people with serious mental illness out of their jails. But it comes too late for Adrian Perez, who has spent the past 13 years cycling in and out of jail, and solitary confinement, which only makes him sicker.... Read more»

Monsoon 2019 driest on record for some Az cities, just shy of normal for Tucson

This year’s monsoon was one of Arizona’s driest ever. Despite last week’s wet and wild start to fall, for many towns and cities, it wasn’t enough to put a dent in the annual deficit. But in Tucson, the monsoon closed just 1 inch shy of the normal rainfall.... Read more»

Freeze warning in Southern Arizona, snow on Mt. Lemmon

Most years, the end of May in Tucson means preparing for the heat. This week instead brings a freeze warning in the Willcox and Sulphur Springs Valley areas, and snow flurries atop the Santa Catalina Mountains.... Read more»1

BP agent found guilty of stealing gun parts from federal armory

A Border Patrol agent was found guilty of stealing more than $100,000 in gun parts from a federal armory in West Virginia, including a device that modified a Glock pistol into a fully automatic weapon, and mailing them to Arizona. ... Read more»1

Flock to Arizona’s fall festivals

Take advantage of all fall has to offer in Arizona at one of these popular festivals.... Read more»

$3M in marijuana seized by ICE, BP agents

Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs and Border Patrol seized more than 3.5 tons of marijuana worth an estimated $3 million in a series of seizures in southeastern Arizona last week, authorities said. ... 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»

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»

Border agents intercept drug load dropped by ultralight aircraft

Border Patrol agents intercepted more than $92,000 worth of marijuana dropped from an ultralight aircraft and arrested two Mexican nationals suspected of being connected with the smuggling attempt early Tuesday morning. ... Read more»

Willcox celebrates hometown hero with 62nd annual Rex Allen Days

Rex Allen, dubbed the "Last of the Singing Cowboys," is celebrated by his hometown of Willcox with an annual festival that brings the town together with numerous events including sports tournaments, a rodeo, a car show, and a parade.... Read more»

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Out of town events to entertain all

This weekends events feature festivals and performance that encourage the family to hop in the car and get out of town for a day to experience something new that's not far outside of Tucson.... Read more»

Border Patrol

$1.6M worth of pot found in abandoned trucks

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents discovered more than 3,200 pounds of marijuana in two abandoned vehicles in separate incidents Tuesday.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Children with CPS after human smuggling attempts

Four children were in the custody of Child Protective Services after Border Patrol agents found them in vehicles being used to smuggle illegal immigrants in separate incidents over the weekend.... Read more»

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