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Woman arrested in Nogales after cocaine found hidden in SUV gas tank

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2016 file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol agent drives near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Santa Teresa, N.M. A coalition of environment groups is seeking to stop work to replace existing vehicle barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico. The groups filed a law

TUCSON.COM - 2018-03-23 14:00:00

Douglas police involved in shooting

DOUGLAS, Ariz. - Douglas police say an officer was involved in a shooting Friday morning. According to police, the shooting was in the 900 block of 16th Street. Douglas police say the shooting followed a domestic violence incident. The victim, a suspect, was flown to Tucson for treatment. His condit

KGUN 9 - 2018-03-23 15:55:58

Dennis Quaid named grand marshal of Tombstone parade

Dennis Quaid will serve as grand marshal of Tombstone's Doc Holli-Days parade in August, organizers say. Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. TOMBSTONE, Ariz. - Dennis Quaid will serve as grand marshal o

KGUN 9 - 2018-03-23 18:34:30

Drug-sniffing dog nabs two suspects in Sierra Vista

Two Sierra Vista residents face a string of felony charges after a drug-sniffing dog was deployed during a Tuesday evening traffic stop, the Cochise County Sheriff's Department says. The canine led deputies to a weapon, drugs and drug paraphernalia in a vehicle they pulled over near East Fry Bouleva


Nogales CBP officers arrest 2, seize $1.2 million in heroin, methamphetamine

Two people were arrested and more than $1.2 million in heroin and methamphetamine was seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at the Port of Nogales on Thursday, March 22. CBP officers at the Dennis DeConcini Crossing stopped a Dodge truck driven by a 32-year-old man from Mexico for s

TUCSONNEWSNOW.COM - 2018-03-24 01:26:52

Tombstone Mayor, Sierra Vista gun shop owner weigh in on debate over gun reform

TOMBSTONE, Ariz. - As the battle over gun reform continues, the Mayor of "America's Second Amendment City," and a Sierra Vista gun shop owner are weighing in. "Tombstone and guns are synonymous," Mayor Dusty Escapule said. He proclaimed Tombstone as "America's Second Amendment City," about a year a


DPD releases name of suspect shot by DPD officer

Shortly before 9 p.m. Friday the Douglas Police Department released the name of the Douglas man shot in the early morning shooting on 16th Street. DPD PIO Jamilette Barrios reported the suspect, identified as Robert Vega of Douglas, succumbed to his wounds earlier this morning. The name was withheld

DAILY DISPATCH - 2018-03-24 04:12:00

Officer involved shooting under investigation

A Douglas man is in a Tucson hospital after being involved in a shooting early Friday morning with a Douglas Police officer in the 900 block of 16th Street. DPS investigators from Phoenix and Tucson have arrived in Douglas to take over the investigation. The Douglas Dispatch is on scene and will pr

DAILY DISPATCH - 2018-03-23 16:43:00

Coach of champion little league team arrested on drug charges

An ongoing narcotics investigation lead to the arrest of a prominent figure in the Nogales community on March 16. Jorge Armando Guerrero, the head coach of Nogales's Little League baseball team that won the Little League World Intermediate World Series in 2014, was arrested for possession of narcot


50-acre fire on the west side of the Huachucas

TUCSON, Ariz. - Cochise County tweeted Thursday afternoon that there is a reported 50-acre fire on the west side of the Huachucas. The fire is southeast of a community near the Fort Huachuca west gate. Fire units are at the scene. High winds are a factor. Stay with KGUN9 and kgun9.com for updates as

KGUN 9 - 2018-03-22 21:06:50

Traffic stop leads to arrest for drugs and weapon possession

Robert Montoya, 44, was booked into jail for possession of a dangerous drug, possession of a dangerous drug for sale, and four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Mari Kirby, 23, was booked into jail for possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a weapon, three counts of possession of ma


Ahmann spreads seeds for growth of Colors of Copper

BENSON - A local artist and town councilwoman got to strut her stuff at an art show in southern Arizona earlier this month. Barbara Ahmann, who took home second place in the advanced division at the San Pedro Arts Association show in Benson, returns to the helm for this year's event, Colors of Coppe


Unjustified killing or self-defense? Border Patrol agent's murder trial opens

For prosecutors, Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz is the man who in the span of 34 seconds fired 16 shots through the border fence, killing an unarmed Mexican teenager. To the defense, he is an agent scared to death, operating in a busy drug-trafficking area, who had to make a split-second decision


Drug raid nets three arrests, one citation in Green Valley

Three people were arrested Wednesday after a drug raid on a Green Valley house, and a fourth person was cited and released. Residents near East El Limon and La Bellota in the Fairways III neighborhood began calling the Pima County Sheriff's Department a couple of months ago to report suspected drug


Commercial trucks to "fly" over Nogales, Ariz.

Buy Now Drivers of commercial trucks and passenger vehicles queue on Mariposa Road (Arizona 189) as they wait to turn onto northbound Interstate 19. The Mariposa Port of Entry is the gateway for most of the winter produce entering the U.S.Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star The sight of commercial tr


Two arrested in Sierra Vista drug trafficking probe

Authorities in Cochise County say they disrupted a a drug trafficking operation in a raid early Thursday morning. Two Sierra Vista residents face multiple charges after Cochise County Sheriff deputies executed a search warrant on a residence in the 1100 block of Meadows Drive in Sierra Vista. Roman


Deputies arrest suspected SV drug traffickers

TUCSON, Ariz. - Cochise County Sheriff's deputies arrested two Sierra Vista suspects who allegedly were involved in drug trafficking. According to the office, deputies arrested 59-year-old Roman Salaiz and 63-year-old Linda Sue Snedden at a home in the 1100 block of Meadows Drive in Sierra Vista. Bo


Border Patrol agent to go on trial Tuesday in 2012 shooting death of teen

After being postponed five times, the trial of a Border Patrol agent who shot through the border fence and killed a 16-year-old Sonoran is scheduled to begin Tuesday at the U.S. District Court in Tucson. The trial of Lonnie Swartz, the first Border Patrol agent to be federally charged in a use-of-fo


Do you know these men? Circle K robbers captured on camera

Tucson police are hoping the public can help them identify two armed robbery suspects whose faces were captured on camera during a beer heist at a convenience store. One of the robbers used a shotgun to confront an unarmed security guard during an incident that unfolded around 5:30 pm on Saturday Ma


Could Florida voters get chance to ban semiautomatic rifles?

BENSON, AZ - SEPTEMBER 29: Gun shop owner Jeff Binkley displays AR-15 "Sport" rifles at Sarge's Sidearms on September 29, 2016 in Benson, Arizona. He said he redesigned and renamed his store just this year. Gun shops are proliferate in Arizona, which regulates and restricts weapons less than anywhe