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One person dies in fiery tractor-trailer crash east of Benson

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - One person died in a fiery crash involving a tractor-trailer on I-10 between Benson and Willcox on Thursday, Feb. 14. According to information from the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the truck caught fire after crashing and flipping onto its side at Milepost 318. Th


Stronger more 'significant' winter storm expected to hit Arizona later in the week

Snow and rain kicked off the workweek for Arizona beginning what is expected to be an active weather week for the state. The National Weather Service in Flagstaff said the Flagstaff Airport had received nearly 15 inches of snow between 7 p.m. Sunday and 5 a.m. Monday.


Medical marijuana project in Cochise County denied by Board of Supervisors

COCHISE COUNTY, AZ (KOLD News 13) - The Cochise County Board of Supervisors voted not to overturn a decision by the Planning & Zoning Commission to deny an application for an outdoor medical marijuana cultivation facility.


Arizona man rescued after getting stuck in quicksand for hours at Zion National Park

An Arizona man was rescued Sunday hours after he got his leg stuck in quicksand and was forced to wait out a snowstorm at Zion National Park, officials said. The unidentified man and a female companion were hiking the Left Fork Trail in the national park in Utah on Saturday when the 34-year-old got


Families push for prison reform bill in Arizona

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - A Tucson organization is calling for prison reform and many families are supporting the cause. “This is a system that is tearing apart families and we are not getting any benefit from it," said Caroline Isaacs. "There’s no increase in public safety, there’s no reduction i


Fatal crash closes portion of Highway 80 in Cochise County

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Highway 80 near milepost 302 was closed Tuesday, Feb. 12 around 4:15 p.m. for a fatal crash according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. There were two vehicles involved in the crash. According to the St. David Fire Department that responded to the scene, the dri


Missing man headed to Arizona last seen in AV

PALMDALE (CNS) — The Mohave County Sher­iff’s Office in Arizona is seek­ing the public’s help in locating an 85-year-old man who was last seen in Palm­dale. Charles Dearstien was last seen about 7:30 p.m. Friday in Palmdale, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in Kingman, Arizona, reported.


Body found in burning home in Pomerene

Authorities are attempting to identify a body located in a burning structure early Sunday morning in Pomerene. The fire at the home at 1456 N. Pomerene Road was reported at about 1 a.m., said Cochise County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Carol Capas.


Stolen vehicle arrest on Arizona Ave

YUMA, Ariz. - According to the Yuma Police Department an arrest was made during a standard welfare check on 26th Place and west Arizona Avenue in Yuma on Monday around 11 a.m. During the welfare check, police identified a stolen vehicle and arrested the person they believe is involved with this situ


Arizona's English Immersion Mandate In Context

State legislators are getting a lot of credit for their unanimous passage of SB 1014, which removes the state mandated four hour English Immersion blocks for ELL students. They deserve the credit, as does Governor Ducey for signing the bill.


Heavy snowfall predicted for northern Arizona through Monday

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Heavy snowfall is predicted for parts of northern Arizona. The National Weather Service says Flagstaff is expected to get up to 15 inches of snow by Monday with Payson getting up to 12 inches and Show Low and Prescott up to.


Fatal rollover restricts I-10 between Willcox and Benson

A fatal collision on eastbound Interstate 10 between Benson and Willcox has closed the interstate to one lane, officials say. A Department of Public Safety tweet says a semi rolled and caught fire, killing the driver. The clean up will take four hours or more.


Thatcher ranked as one of safest cities in Arizona

THATCHER — The town boasts a splash pad, is home to a college, and now Thatcher is considered one of Arizona’s Top 10 safest places to live. According to an online source, Thatcher is the third safest of cities and towns n all of Arizona. The website, www.homesnacks.net, is a data-collection service


Rusty Taco opens 1st Arizona restaurant

Tacos are about to become the most important meal of the day in Gilbert, Ariz., where the highly-anticipated Rusty Taco is opening its doors at 1907 E. Williams Field Road, Suite 108.


Body Cam Video They Don’t Want You To See: Arizona Cop Takes Down Knife-Wielding Jihadist

The media is quick to pounce on narratives that serve their agenda, but when it comes to actual news stories about the dangers of real hate and terrorism in America they are often silent.


Will Arizona storms prevent you from seeing February's Full Snow Moon?

PHOENIX — When it comes to seeing spectacular supermoons, cloudy weather is not ideal for getting a good view. And with an active weather week ahead for Arizona, some doubt has been cast on the ability to get a good view of what will be the largest supermoon of 2019.


Troops add more wire to Naco border fence: Some Bisbee and Naco residents speak out against wire; City of Bisbee considers formal condemnation

NACO — Several months after troops first arrived at the southern border to provide support to Customs and Border Protection, more have been deployed to add additional concertina wire to the border wall.


Canelo Cowboy Church: Help fill the pantry

ELGIN, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Beginning this Sunday, Feb. 17 and happening every third Sunday of the month thereafter, the Canelo Cowboy Church will be collecting non-perishable food items to help those less fortunate.


Finishing with ‘finesse’: County spelling bee goes 32 rounds

SIERRA VISTA — Douglas Unified School District gained a measure of bragging rights Saturday when two of the district’s students finished as the top spellers at Cochise County’s spelling bee.


DPS: Co-driver killed in fiery semi crash south of Tucson

BENSON, Ariz. (FOX 10) - Authorities say the co-driver of a semi-truck has died in a fiery crash on Interstate 10 in Southern Arizona. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the semi-truck rolled during the fiery crash on eastbound I-10 between Benson and Willcox at milepost 318 on Th