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DEA arrests Arizona man for selling lethal fentanyl dose

PHOENIX (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration says it has arrested a man on federal charges tied to the sale of a lethal dose of fentanyl. DEA Special Agent in Charge Doug Coleman says Joshua Fassett, a 35-year old from Tempe, was taken into custody on Wednesday.


City of Sierra Vista Sports Complex grand opening

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz — When the old Apache Middle School in Sierra Vista closed down in 2012, it was also the final out for the adjacent sports fields, which no longer received proper upkeep.


Arizona firefighters rushed to hospitals after explosion at battery facility

Eight firefighters, from two separate agencies, were hospitalized Friday after an explosion at an Arizona Public Service facility in Surprise, where utility-sized lithium batteries used in the storage and distribution of solar energy are housed.


Douglas, Cochise County Approve Location for New Port Of Entry

The Douglas City Council and the Cochise County Board of Supervisors voted last week to support a proposed location for a new commercial port of entry in Southeastern Arizona. The existing Raul H. Castro Port of Entry in Douglas has been facing traffic congestion issues for years.


What is the saddest, angriest city in Arizona? Your tweets may hold the answer

If Arizona cities could boast a collective mood based on their Twitter feeds alone, it seems that Gilbert's would be all smiles and Tucson, not so much. At least according to one company's new study.


‘Shedding of blood' may be required to save US, author of an Arizona immigration law says

Russell Pearce, a former president of the Arizona state Senate who helped author a controversial immigration law in the state, appeared to advocate for violence for the U.S. to save itself in remarks delivered earlier this week.


Q&A with Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels

MD: I graduated high school in 1982 in Illinois and with the military I was stationed at Fort Huachuca, got out in '84. I was taken on by the Bisbee Police Department and then in January 86 I came to the sheriff's department and I've been with them ever since in one capacity or another. I worked all


Ranking Arizona: Top 10 Mexican restaurants for 2019

Here are the Top 10 Mexican restaurants in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with w


Sen. Sinema meets with Huachuca 50 leaders; travels to Sierra Vista, discusses advocating for Fort Huachuca

SIERRA VISTA — U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema traveled to Sierra Vista on Wednesday, touring Fort Huachuca and meeting with Sierra Vista leadership about their concerns and the needs for the community.


Arizona Medical Marijuana Program Hits Record High Number Before 4/20

Here's a kind statistic to help light up your 4/20 celebrations: The Arizona medical marijuana program hit a milestone of more than 200,000 total participants for the first time last month, according to the latest report by the state.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Arizona man sentenced on over $4 million oil investment scam

PHOENIX — A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing millions of dollars on an oil investment scam. For over two years, Robert Aguayo, 41, solicited investments from 48 individuals taking $4.75 million, the Attorney General’s Office said.


Parvo is bad in Arizona this spring. Here's how to keep dogs safe

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Cases of parvo are especially bad this spring, with Arizona being one of the states hit the hardest. Animal experts say parvo can kill your dog within three days of exposure.


Arizona State University denies professor’s allegations of intentional failing

TEMPE, AZ — Arizona State University is strongly denying allegations of price gouging students for grant money and intentionally failing a large percentage of economics students. The accusations came from a professor whose contract is not being renewed at the end of the school year.


Arizona Restaurant Week is ready to showcase special menus

Foodies can enjoy discounted entrees at more than 120 Valley restaurants during Arizona Restaurant Week, Friday, May 17, to Sunday, May 26. “I’m excited because it’s a chance for restaurants to show off their very best culinary skills and gives diners the chance to try lots of different options,” sa


Border Patrol: Ecuadorian assaulted agent on mountain trail

PATAGONIA, Ariz. (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol says an Ecuadorian man assaulted an agent on a mountain trail in southern Arizona after the Ecuadorian and two Mexican men apparently crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.


Know your (scaly) neighbors: area experts discuss how to co-exist with rattlesnakes

SIERRA VISTA — As Spring swings into gear, some of Arizona’s most iconic — and misunderstood — residents begin to slither from their dens into the warming environment. News stories published about rattlesnakes often feature ghastly tales of painful and pricey bites. However, it is possible for human


Man Convicted of First Degree Murder Arrested by USBP

TUCSON, Ariz. – On Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents near Naco, Ariz. apprehended a man present in the country illegally, who had been previously convicted for murder in Baltimore, Maryland.


Two local realtors in contract dispute with RE/MAX HomeStores; Judge to meet with parties in effort to settle claims before trial

BISBEE — A civil complaint and counterclaim involving contract disputes between two local real estate professionals and one of Cochise County’s largest property management companies is headed to a settlement conference in the hope of resolving the matter without a trial.


Old Apache Middle School sees upgrades

SIERRA VISTA — Since July 1, the City of Sierra Vista has worked to turn the fields behind the old Apache Middle School into usable facilities for the public and local sports teams.