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Police: Man angry about loud music waves gun at school dance
THATCHER,Ariz.(AP) — A 72-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of waving a gun at a high school dance inArizonabecause he didn't like the loud music.Policein the small southeastern Arizona town ofThatchersayRobert Laytondrove to the high school parking lot around 11:45 p.m. Friday and complai
One dead in crash on Pima Street
TUCSON, Ariz. - TUCSON, Ariz. - A high powered car at high speed was involved in a wreck that killed a woman in Tucson early Monday morning.
Abandoned animals euthanized: Rampant animal cruelty in Graham County
Safford Police were called to an animal problem on Tuesday, responding to a homeowner who told the officer of tenants who had rented a property and left their two dogs behind. Not only had these tenants abandoned their animals without food and water, but these animals were acting vicious and barring
Serious injury collision shuts down Pima St. in both directions
TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson Police is asking drivers to avoid Pima St. from Craycroft to Jefferson as officers investigate a serious injury collision.No word on how many vehicles or people were involved.TRAFFIC ALERT ?:Pima St. will be shut down (both directions) from Craycroft to Jefferson for the next
Heroin users caught in Safford Cemetery
At around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, a Safford Police officer responded to a welfare check call at the cemetery. A man was reported lying near a grave site, not moving. By the time the officer arrived, the man was no longer there.
Grill, TV theft suspect caught
SAFFORD — A suspect in a Walmart shoplifting was tracked down by Safford Police when he stopped at the same gas pumps as a Walmart manager, who recognized him from store photos and called in the sighting.According to a police report, the man was seen taking a barbecue grill valued at $497 through an
Sex offender notification in Safford
SAFFORD — The Graham County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ARS 13-3825, the Community Notification on Sex Offenders Law.Notification must be made when certain sex offenders are released from the Arizona State Prison, released from county jail or relocate from ano
Man wielding gun tackled at Thatcher dance
THATCHER - Tragedy was averted when a gunman was tackled to the ground at a Thatcher school dance on Saturday night.At 11:45 pm the Thatcher police department was called to Thatcher High School to the report of an individual with a handgun creating a disturbance. A school dance was being held in the
Mad Minute stories from Monday, August 20th
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it has made no preparations for the possibility that aliens might land in the European country.In a response to questions from opposition Green Party lawmaker Dieter Janecek, the government said "there are no protocols or plans for a possible first contact wi
Giving water a second spin
GRAHAM COUNTY — Two ways of stretching the Gila Valley’s available water supply are water reclamation and harvesting, and some local institutions have turned to using reclaimed water.“We’ve done a few things in the last few years to try to help with water conservation,” said Jeff Woodward, director
Care items needed for homeless pets in Pima County
Friends of PACC is seeking monetary donations, treats, and other items like flea and tick treatment to contribute to this program.
Man pulls out gun at Arizona high school dance because the music was too loud
Thatcher police say Robert Layton pulled up to the dance shortly before 11:45 p.m., got out of his car and approached the DJ, who directed him to the principal, Jeffrey Lords. Lords said Layton was angry, threatened to shut the music down and then grabbed Lords by the shirt.
Southern Arizona road tour to push for distracted driving laws
The executive Director ofLOOK! Save a Life, Brendan Lyons, and thePolice Chief of Oro Valley, Daniel Sharp, are joining forces to present the need for local jurisdictions to take action.
Letter to the Editor: Do you know what Mt. Graham Safe House does?
Editor:Do you know what the Mt. Graham Safe House does in your community? We do mobile advocacy, help with Orders of Protection and will attend court with you in cases of domestic or sexual violence.We also give referrals and have a large resource list, a housing relocation program is offered if you
Thatcher tags Brown as town manager
Heath Brown, Thatcher’s new town manager, addresses the Town Council during the August meeting.David Sowders Photo/Eastern Arizona Courier
Man arrested after meth, guns found in vehicle
SAFFORD — A man who allegedly admitted selling methamphetamine was arrested earlier this month after Safford Police reportedly found more than 20 grams of the drug in his possession, along with a large amount of cash, two guns and a bag containing heroin.On the night of Aug. 5, a Safford officer obs
UA College of Law teaming up with BYU to tackle eviction
TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is teaming up with Brigham Young University's LawX Legal Design Lab students for the new "Innovation for Justice" program to explore solutions to reduce evictions in Arizona, Utah and beyond.
Escape attempt at hospital nets suspect 20 years
SAFFORD — A suspect in Graham County Jail who planned an escape by killing a guard will spend the next 20 years in prison.On Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, Greenlee County Superior Court Judge Monica Stauffer, assisting in Graham County Superior Court, sentenced Jared Decker to 20 years in the Arizona Dep
GWP discusses the threat and costs of floods
SAFFORD — At this month’s Gila Watershed Partnership Meeting the topic was flooding, the damage, the aftermath and the costs involved.+1This slide shows damage to a Duncan area home as a result of flooding.Ken Showers Photo/Copper EraAugust’s guest speaker was Greenlee County Engineer and GWP Vice B
Big Splash in Pima a bash
+1Richard Morallas, 13, seemed to defy gravity as he performed a spinning flip in the air at the Pima pool.Brooke Curley Photo/Eastern Arizona Courier