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Housekeeping items addressed by DUSD board

DUNCAN — During his report to the Duncan Unified School District governing board, Superintendent Eldon Merrell announced that Cassidy Waters will receive her national farmer degree at the National FFA Convention this month. Merrell said if his recollections are correct, she will be only the fifth Du

EASTERN ARIZONA COURIER - 2018-10-16 15:00:00

Flood advisory in Pima County means turn around, don't drown

The flood advisory is in effect for Cochise, Pima, Pinal and Santa Cruz counties. Casa Adobes, Catalina Foothills, Sierra Vista and Tucson are also under the advisory.

KGUN 9 - 2018-10-16 12:06:13

Judge grants changes in Sophia Richter’s release conditions

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A judge in Pima County granted a change in release conditions for Sophia Richter, the woman who with her husband had been accused of keeping her three daughters imprisoned in their home for several months.The Arizona Supreme Court reversed her convictions in August and

TUCSONNEWSNOW.COM - 2018-10-15 19:35:00

Alleged prescription drug seller arrested on warrant

SAFFORD — A woman who allegedly sold prescription drugs to a friend was arrested by Safford Police on an outstanding warrant last week.Amanda WeddleContributed Photo/GCSOOn Thursday morning, Oct. 4, a Safford Police officer patrolling near Highway 70 and Hollywood Road observed two women in a car pa


Fight report leads to suspected drug dealer’s arrest

SAFFORD — The reported street fight was over when Safford Police arrived at a West 13th Street residence, but the case was just beginning.Christina McCommisContributed Photo/GCSOOutside, officers encountered a possible overdose victim who was taken to Mount Graham Regional Medical Center. Inside, th


Southside mobile home damaged after fire, family of displaced

TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson Fire is investigating a mobile home fire on the southside after reports of flames around 4 p.m. Sunday.TFD responded to the 1500 block of Bilby after multiple reports of smoke coming from a mobile home. When crews arrived, they found the fire was actually in an adjacent mobile

KGUN 9 - 2018-10-15 09:40:12

Father, son plead guilty in $27M health care fraud that included Arizona

HARTFORD, Conn. – A father and son from California have pleaded guilty for their roles in a scheme that defrauded Affordable Care Act programs in at least 12 states, including Arizona, of more than $27 million.Federal prosecutors in Connecticut say 60-year-old Jeffrey White and 33-year-old Nicholas

KTAR.COM - 2018-10-15 19:09:37

DUI suspect arrested in Thatcher

THATCHER — One of the victims of a shooting in Sunrise Village in August now finds himself on the wrong side of the law.Brandon OverallContributed Photo/GCSOA driver involved in a Sept. 29 collision, and suspected of impairment, was arrested on several charges after he reportedly got into an alterca


Unlicensed roofing contractor arrested in Safford

PHOENIX – On Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at approximately 2:52 p.m., Jennie Marie Baker, 39, of Safford, was arrested by the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) on a failure to appear warrant related to charges of contracting without a license, a class 1 misdemeanor.According to a news release fr


Eastern volleyball wins on the road

TUCSON — Eastern defeated Pima Community College in three on Wednesday, 25-20, 25-23, 25-20, bringing the Gila Monsters to 6-2 in the ACCAC and 15-7 overall.


Christmas House raffle items announced

THATCHER — Next month, the Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will present the 2018 Christmas House.As previously announced, the 45th annual Christmas House will be hosted by Jennifer and Clifton Labrum at their home at 695 N. Diamond Springs Lane in Thatcher on Nov. 2-3.This year, as befo


Thatcher takes rivalry match in three

THATCHER — Thatcher and Safford had early start to the rivalry game on Wednesday to make way for a choir concert. Music aside, the volleyball match came down to who could keep errors to a minimum and keep their heads in the game.Thatcher won, 25-18, 25-18, 25-23.Thatcher head coach Kim Orr said, “Th


Nogalian found his niche at the UA – twice

Jose R. Soto, assistant professor at the UA School of Natural Resources and the Environment, stands on a hillside overlooking a produce-trucking facility in Nogales.Photo by Kris Hanning/UAHS BioCommunications


Meghan McCain: Kyrsten Sinema's old joke about Arizona Legislature 'ignorant'

© Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty ImagesRoberta McCain , age 106, mother of Sen. John McCain, listens with Meghan McCain, daughter of John McCain, as Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the ceremony honoring the late senator on Aug. 31, 2018, in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.


Showers from Sergio hit Arizona; when to expect the most rain

As of 8:30 a.m., 0.04 inches of rain had fallen at Phoenix Sky Harbor, the National Weather Service said, bringing the area to within just a few tenths of making it the second wettest October on record.


No. 1 Buckeyes Open Year with 3-2 Victory at Arizona State

PDF Box ScoreTEMPE, Ariz. –The No. 1 Ohio State men’s hockey team kicked off its season with a 3-2 road win at Arizona State (2-1) Friday in Oceanside Arena. The teams will close the series at 10:05 p.m. ET Saturday in Tempe.Ohio State 3, Arizona State 2 – The Short StoryThe Buckeyes led 1-0 after t


Two suspects arrested by state trooper for drug violations

GRAHAM COUNTY — A Saturday morning, Sept. 29, traffic stop at Thunderbird Mobile Home park uncovered heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia and led to the arrest of the vehicle’s two occupants.+1Michael CarrContributed Photo/GCSOAccording to an Arizona Department of Public Safety press release, at


Fun at the fair — Residents, visitors enjoy Rex Allen Days fair, car show

Jouani Rodriguez, 11, of Willcox, enjoys a basket of fries in between carnival rides at the Rex Allen Days fair in Keiller Park on Saturday.David Bell Photo/Arizona Range News


Dealing with opioids through enforcement and education

GRAHAM COUNTY — In dealing with the issues of opioid use and abuse, local law enforcement agencies look to education, enforcement and anti-overdose measures.“We focus on prevention by educating the public about risks,” said Safford Police Chief Joe Brugman. “Area law enforcement, along with our comm


Safford beats Sahurita in three

SAFFORD — Safford hosted the Sahurita Mustangs on Thursday and , thanks to solid serving, teamwork and strong attacks, the Lady Bulldogs swept to the win, 25-6, 25-18, 25-15.