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Dancing With The Graham County Stars returns Feb. 28

SAFFORD — Eight of the Gila Valley’s finest hoofers will strut their stuff — and the audience will determine whose dancing is the best. The Utah Ballroom Dance Company returns with season 3 of Dancing with the Graham County Stars — Music Icons theme night Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at the David M.


HORRIBLE: Dog trapped in muzzle for 2 weeks in northeastern Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A dog is now recovering after she fell victim to a sad case of animal cruelty in far northeastern Arizona. The stray dog was caught in Tsaile, Arizona, which is in Apache County on the Navajo Nation.


Mt. Graham Hospice transitions to Eden Hospice, dedicates 2018 memorial

SAFFORD — A quiet fenced area in Discovery Park is the home for the memorials to those who have passed while in hospice. The annual banquet remember those lost was held by Mt. Graham Hospice, which has been renamed and reworked to be Eden Hospice, on Friday at the Discovery Park ranch house.


Arizona Democrat wants to ban 'In God We Trust' license plates because it funds religious liberty group

An Arizona state lawmaker is trying to get rid of "In God We Trust" specialty license plates because he says an "extremist hate group" is benefiting from each purchase. The non-profit says it is the victim of a "misinformation campaign."


Man Dies In Custody at Pima county Jail

On Thursday, Feb. 14, just after 2:00 p.m., a "use-of-force encounter" at the Pima County Adult Detention Complex resulted in the death of 53-year-old David Ray Maxwell. The corrections officer involved, Jason Hubert, was placed on administrative leave immediately following the encounter, as is st


Heavy rain brings flooding to parts of northern Arizona

YAVAPAI COUNTY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Much of Arizona saw heavy rainfall all day Thursday, especially in the high country. Both Oak Creek Canyon and Beaver Creek experienced heavy flooding.


Bar fight leaves man unconscious, sends woman to hospital

SAFFORD - An argument over a dance at the Bull Pen bar escalated into a fight that reportedly involved at least 20 people, left one man unconscious and sent an elderly woman to the hospital. A second man reportedly seen attacking the male victim was arrested on an unrelated charge.


Authorities identify Pima jail inmate dead after fight with officer

An inmate at the Pima County jail is dead after a "use-of-force" incident involving a corrections officer Thursday afternoon, officials said. David Ray Maxwell, 53, was being held in the jail on $7,500 bond in a Superior Court criminal case, records show. The charges against Maxwell were not immedia


Arizona reaction to Trump’s border emergency splits along party lines

WASHINGTON – Arizona lawmakers’ reaction to President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national border security emergency Friday split along party lines, with Democrats blasting the move as “fear-mongering” that sets “a dangerous precedent.” But Republicans praised the president for taking action the


Bodycam footage shows alleged ISIS-tied Arizona man's confrontation with officer

A man who pledged allegiance to the ISIS terror group was shot by an Arizona police officer in January after the terrorist-wannabe charged the cop with a knife, newly released bodycam footage shows.


New leadership in place for the Gila Valley Arizona Temple

CENTRAL — A new temple presidency was organized for The Gila Valley Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in November 2018. Organized under the direction of the First Presidency of the Church, the temple presidency includes President Paul Ben Kartchner and Susan Dee Blanc


Pima comes up big in the fourth

PIMA — Pima hosted Scottsdale Prep in the play-in round of the 2A state championship Wednesday. The Roughriders dominated in the fourth quarter, out-shooting Scottsdale Prep 21 points to 13, to move the Roughriders on to round two with a 53-41 win.


Car theft suspect tracked down by police, victim’s relative

SAFFORD - A man who reportedly ran from a stolen car after he crashed into a pursuing vehicle didn’t stay free for long, as Safford Police officers racked him down. On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10, a Safford man reported the vehicle missing from his home. According to police reports, the victim’s daugh


Prescribed fire planned for Aravaipa Canyon area

SAFFORD — The Bureau of Land Management’s Safford Field Office and Gila District Fire Management Office will conduct a multiple day prescribed burn in the Aravaipa Canyon area between March and June, pending appropriate weather and seasonal conditions.


These Natural Spring Hot Tubs In Arizona Are Everything You Need This Winter

We just told y’all about a hot springs resort in Arizona, but not everyone is just rolling in money to spend on a lavish vacation. For those of us who live more modestly, there are two spring-fed hot tubs near Safford that don’t cost a single penny. Check it out:


Exit Interview — the Willcox Cowboys

WILLCOX — The Willcox Boys varsity 4-13 basketball campaign ended on an upbeat note with a 59-54 overtime win at Tombstone on Jan. 31. Senior Tanner Debaun led with 23 points, while freshman Rico Lunt added 20.


FBLA students earn many medals at conference

Future Business Leaders of America members from Nogales High School captured 22 first-, second- and third-place medals at the 2019 Arizona Region 1 Conference on Jan. 31 at Eastern Arizona Junior College in Safford.


Greg Hansen: Pima's vrooming 'Bram' is already one of America's best JC players

Admission to a Pima College men’s basketball game costs a mere $5, or $3 if you are of a certain age. There isn’t a bad seat in the house. There are no extended TV timeouts, no stoppages for the referees to study a replay, and, get this, the Aztecs average 98 points per game.


Globe High School musicians attend Honor Festival

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, several Globe High School students attended the Honor Festival for the music department. It took place at the Eastern Arizona College Fine Arts Auditorium in Thatcher.


EAC Wellness Center may re-open by March 1

THATCHER — Eastern Arizona College’s Wellness Center is tentatively scheduled to re-open to the public by March 1. This decision comes after an extensive evaluation to determine the damage caused from a water line break that flooded portions of Guitteau Gymnasium last week. The remainder of the gym