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Our View: A key appointment

The announcement Tuesday that Pat Call would resign his seat on the Cochise County Board of Supervisors and take over as magistrate of the Sierra Vista Justice of the Peace court has sent shockwaves through the community.


Heavy Snowfall Forecast for Parts of Arizona High Country

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Parts of Arizona’s high country are expected to receive heavy snowfall over the next few days as a cold storm with low snow levels crosses the region.


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.


'El Chapo's' brother, cartel are focus of federal investigation in Southern Arizona

The trial of the notorious drug kingpin known as “El Chapo” wrapped up last week in New York City, but the federal investigation of his brother and the Sinaloa Cartel rolls on in Southern Arizona.


Details emerge in alleged scheme to smuggle machine guns to Mexico

TUCSON – A nine-count indictment issued last week by a federal grand jury accuses three Cochise County siblings of conspiring to smuggle high-powered firearms to Mexico in a scheme apparently undertaken at the behest of their father, a Mexican national who lives in Agua Prieta, Sonora.


Council approves West End expansion, formalize animal shelter agreement

SIERRA VISTA — The Sierra Vista City Council voted Thursday to approve a resolution declaring the need to expand the boundaries of the West End redevelopment area. The proposed expansion will expand the area by 29 acres, more than doubling the originally planned redevelopment area.


KOLD INVESTIGATES: Is MS-13 a problem in southern Arizona?

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - At campaign speeches and in his tweets, President Donald Trump mentions MS-13 as one of the reasons a border wall is a necessity because the situation at the border is a crisis.


Bodycam footage shows ISIS suspect being shot by Arizona police officer

Police have released bodycam footage showing an Arizona sheriff’s deputy shooting a man who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. Sgt. Brandon Wells shot Ismail Hamed, 18, outside a police substation in Maricopa County last month after Hamed called 911, telling the operator he had a knife and


LIST: 4 best kept secrets in Arizona

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5)-- People from all over the world come to Arizona on vacation. But for those of us who live here, we sometimes forget just how many cool places there are here, or maybe we don't even know about them.


A piece of rolling history Subhead: Model T Fords to converge in Sierra Vista

SIERRA VISTA — More than 80 Model T Fords are gathering in Sierra Vista on Sunday for the Model T Ford Club of America national tour and annual meeting. “This is hosted by the North American Touring T’s, and we travel to a different area of the country for our national meetings,” said Joss Sanderson


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.


Marijuana Safety Bill Mysteriously Blocked In Arizona Senate

lives.” According to Borelli, the bill, a voter-protected measure, requires three-fourths support, or 23 votes in the Senate. While it made it way through two committees, not a single Democrat supported the bill.


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.


Trump’s national emergency seems absurdly irrelevant in Arizona’s borderland

Arizona borderland residents awoke on Friday to a state of grave and multiple emergencies. Those who failed to get their coffee brewed by 6:05 a.m. MST were out-of-luck. Left to wonder how long they could survive, legal and illegal folks alike bit their nails in high anxiety, forced to face the fact


Date set for jail chaplain’s first sexual misconduct trial; Packer back to court March 1 to set trial dates for 3 more cases

BISBEE – Douglas Packer, the Cochise County Jail chaplain charged with unlawful sexual activities involving female inmates, has been ordered back to court March 1 to set trial dates in three cases, even as the investigation into his conduct continues.


Police: Pedestrian dies after being struck by car near Arizona Avenue and Ray Road

CHANDLER, AZ — A pedestrian has died after being struck by a car in Chandler Friday night. The incident happened around 7:15 p.m. near Arizona Avenue and Ray Road. Chandler police tell ABC15 the man was not in a cross walk when he was hit.


Legal challenge filed against county board appointment of Call to justice of the peace position

SIERRA VISTA — A local resident has filed a special action petition challenging Tuesday’s vote by the Cochise County Board of Supervisors to appoint one of their own as justice of the peace for the county’s busiest precinct.


Laying a foundation: HC's Galvez a coach, teacher, mentor, rolled into one package

HUACHUCA CITY —It was in 2013 that Efrain Galvez started coaching his first basketball team through a summer program called Zona Sports. His team won the Zona playoffs that year and Galvez, at the time a 20-year-old Cochise College student, was hooked on coaching.


Cochise veterans-aid organization helps disabled woman relocate

SIERRA VISTA — Volunteers from Cochise Serving Veterans, with the assistance of Southern Arizona Humanitarian Aid and members of Boy Scout Troop 439, last weekend helped disabled veteran Kaison White relocate from her uninhabitable house in Huachuca City to her new home in Sierra Vista.