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After long wait, Dairy Queen is returning
Ted Rodriquez,chief building inspector for the Town of Sahuarita, left, and Gary Wellborn with KBP Architecture chat during Rodriquez’s final plumbing and electrical inspection of the Sahuarita Dairy Queen, which will be opening the first week of August.Bobby Joe Smith | Special to the Green Valley
Nogales woman accused of smuggling heroin at the border
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the 42-year-old Nogales woman was in a shuttle van entering an immigration checkpoint Wednesday morning at Interstate 19.Agents say van passengers were subject to a routine secondary immigration inspection.The search turned up four packages of brown h
CELEB SIGHTING: Adam Sandler spotted at La Encantada
PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -Servers at Firebirds Wood Fire Grill in Pima County were surprised to see a famous face in their restaurant Saturday night.Adam Sandler paused to pose for a picture with some of the staff. Sergio Piñon shared the picture on social media with the caption "Adam sandl
Optical shop running for 100 years in Nogales
In the back of the store, a tall shelf holding a variety of eyeglass lenses faces a large table holding machines that cut them to fit frames.Showing off the special equipment Monday at his shop on Mastick Way, Hill’s Arizona Optical owner Bob Hill, Jr. said it’s one of the things that sets his busin
Nogalian convicted for drugs, assaulting police officer
Ivan Ariel Alvarez of Nogales was busted driving without a license in a car containing personal use cocaine. A few months later, he escalated a domestic violence situation into a physical confrontation with Nogales police.He was convicted in both cases via plea agreement with the state, and on July
License plate theft in Nogales, AZ has quadrupled since 2016
Tucson, AZ - The Nogales Police Department says there has been an increased amount of reported license plate theft.In 2016 there were five license plates stolen. In 2017 there were 28 plates stolen. In the first six months of 2018 there have been 47 plates stolen.So far this year there have only bee
Tucson's Banner-University Medical Center giving up prestigious 'magnet' status
Banner-University Medical Center Tucson, which was then called University Medical Center, was the first hospital in Arizona to gain magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, in 2003, following an extensive application and three-year evaluation process.
GV Gardeners: Mesquite, key player in Southwest ecosystem
This is the time of year to wonder if Mesquite tree shade is really worth all of the litter it produces. Partially crushed pods turn the entry carpet to shades of tan and the garage floor is repeatedly coated with flour. Each season it appears the crop is heavier than ever. Since Mesquite pods do no
Police investigate drugs found on derailed train
In the Tuesday wreck, which happened amid a violent storm, 27 freight cars derailed, closing the I-10 access road westbound, just north of Twin Peaks Road. UPS confirmed that its packages were being carried in some cars that derailed.
Ashley Brown's death remains a mystery, family wants answers
Although it has only been a year and a half, Trevor and Amy Brown remember the day clearly. "Our lives have forever been changed and altered," Brown said. It was December 17 2016, just a week before Christmas, when they got a call all parents dread. Their daughter Ashley, 27, who had recently moved
Police look for hit-and-run suspect
Police say Ward struck a cyclist with his vehicle near Rillito and 11th Ave., seriously injuring the victim, who was not wearing a helmet.
Dance team advances on 'America's Got Talent'
After weeks of anticipation, fans of Walden Grove High School’s dance team finally got to see them on America’s Got Talent Tuesday, but don’t touch that dial! There’s still more to come.A few moths ago, the school’s Performing Arts Crew Dance Team, or PAC, was invited to audition for season 13 of “A
Tucson police identifies 4 officers involved in fatal shooting July 8
Craig Yelton, 34, was shot and killed by officers attempting to get him to exit his house with nothing in his hands in the 100 block of N. Understory Lane.
Agents arrest meth smuggler downtown
Border Patrol agents arrested a 31-year-old Mexican man in downtown Nogales on Monday evening after he allegedly entered the county illegally while carrying nearly $50,000 worth of meth.The Border Patrol said agents observed a man with a suspected narcotics bundle strapped to his back climb over the
Letter: Reduced flow would be a big loss
In response to Victor Fontes’ letters to the editor (the most recent being “Sewer line solution,” June 29), Friends of the Santa Cruz River (FOSCR) is compelled to clarify a few points of misinformation.The basic threat to the International Outfall Interceptor (IOI) is its location underneath and ne
Board still won’t let sheriff hire lieutenant
County Supervisor Rudy Molera, seen here during a meeting in June, stood firm this week against letting Sheriff Antonio Estrada fill a vacant lieutenant position.Photo by Jonathan Clark
Guest opinion: Make a difference in your city
I hear “It’s just Nogales,” “That’s Nogales for you,” or “Nogales will never change,” along with similar statements and phrases, all too often. It makes me cringe, and I often find myself stricken with anger at the utterance of such apathetic, thoughtless expressions, particularly when uttered by lo
Briefs: RRFD gets ‘A’ rating; fire restrictions end; polling place changes
RRFD given ‘A’ rating for financeThe Rio Rico Fire District improved its standing with S&P Global Ratings, rising from an “A-” to an “A” last month for its well-managed finances and debt, spokeswoman Jenny Jeong said in an email.S&P Global Ratings credit analyst Michael Parker said the improved rati
Watch Mi Nidito staff, customers jump to action during robbery attempt
Mi Nidito staff and customers held back an armed man on Wednesday, July 12, after he attempted to rob the popular South Tucson restaurant. Two employees were stabbed during the scuffle. Neither sustained life-threatening injuries. Video courtesy of South Tucson Police
Man strikes light pole during police pursuit in Sierra Vista
Shortly after, the vehicle lost control, resulting in him striking a utility light pole on the side of the road. Southern then assaulted a police officer during processing.