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Safford Walmart getting significant upgrade

SAFFORD — Hot on the heels of the new online grocery pickup service that debuted at the Safford Walmart earlier this year, word has come down that the store has been selected for a multi-million dollar improvement.


2 men linked to death of Henderson man arrested in Arizona

Officers in Phoenix on Wednesday arrested two men linked to the suspicious death of a Nevada man found dead last week in his Henderson home, Henderson police said Thursday. The Henderson and Phoenix police departments arrested Victor Denogean, 21, and Jose Ortiz-Casillas, 20, each on one charge of m


Thatcher, Safford Police corral serial shoplifting suspect

SAFFORD - A woman suspected in recent shoplifting cases was arrested at Walmart the night of April 9, and Safford Police were still seeking her male partner in crime. A Thatcher Police officer initially detained Yvonne Perez, 32, in the Walmart parking lot after store employees reported the shoplift


Arizona police release graphic video of deadly officer-involved shooting

Arizona police released a video Wednesday that showed a man throwing a wrench at deputies before they shot him to death while responding to a call from family members concerned for the man’s mental health on Friday.


First thunderstorm of the year delays Bulldogs’ game

SAFFORD — The Bulldogs were supposed to complete another region game against Sabino on Tuesday, but Mother Nature forced a reschedule sometime before the fifth inning, making it too early to finalize the game.


It Soon Will Be Illegal to Text and Drive in Arizona

The Arizona House of Representatives on Thursday passed two bills that would prohibit forms of distracted driving. One of the approved bills, sponsored by Republican State Representative Noel Campbell, targets people who use their cellphones while driving. The other bill, sponsored by State Senator


Kitten season is in full swing and Pima Animal Care Center needs help

TUCSON, Ariz. — In 2018, PACC took in over 2,000 bottle babies and orphaned kittens and puppies. So far, this year the shelter has seen 338 kittens. PACC is looking for committed fosters who can take some litters home.


Arizona lawmakers pass cellphone driving ban, sends bill to Ducey

PHOENIX — Editor's note: In the above video, the father-in-law of police Officer Clayton Townsend makes his plea for passing a statewide distracted driving law. Townsend was killed when he was struck by a car operated by a man texting.


Southern Arizona will be hoppin' with Easter egg hunts this weekend

Tucson community organizations are gearing up for the Easter holiday with activities for the whole family. Saturday egg hunts will prepare little ones for what’s in store on Easter Sunday, and music and activities will get you in the spring mood.


Arizona's brush with potential hacker during 2016 election

PHOENIX — The 2016 Presidential election was not a nail biter in Arizona. But leading up to it there were concerns about maintaining its integrity. For Bill Maaske, the Chief Information Officer for the Secretary of State, it began with a phone call in July 2016. It was from the State's Chief Inform


Let's Go Places in Arizona: Saguaro National Park and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

We stopped in two places near Tucson where you can experience the desert of the American Southwest. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is not your typical museum. It’s part zoo, botanical garden, art gallery, and natural history museum.


Arizona's Nikola Motor Company touts production of hydrogen-powered semitrucks

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Zero-emission semitrucks that don’t operate on diesel, but use hydrogen fuel cells instead, have been unveiled at Nikola Motor’s “Nikola World 2019” event.


Three Eastern players advancing to D1 colleges

THATCHER — Three Eastern Arizona College women’s basketball players signed to play for three different Division I colleges on Wednesday. Tianna Brown, Makenzie Bond and Courtney Anderson were scooped up by three different schools to shoot hoops.


Arizona governor signs 'Blow Dry Freedom' law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) signed a bill into law Tuesday to abolish occupational licensing requirements to blow dry hair in the state, a move he has praised as a “big win for freedom and Arizona workers.”


Good day on the course for Thatcher

SAFFORD — Thatcher hosted Pima and Willcox on a very chilly and windy Wednesday at Mt. Graham Golf Course. Willcox head coach Calvin King said, “I’m glad we don’t have to play this course anymore this year. We’ve had three really bad rounds on it and one bad round. It does something to them.


Wildlife officials say 2019's first known Southeast Arizona bear sighting was April 2

Wildlife officials thought they had a video, with a timestamp showing April 6, of Southeast Arizona's first confirmed bear sighting of 2019, but they've since obtained an earlier photo.


Arizona tribes’ role in drought talks marks turning point for inclusion

SACATON – Sprouting through the cracked floor of the Sonoran Desert, tepary beans thrive in the dry heat and carry with it centuries of resilience from the indigenous Pima people of Southern Arizona.


Eastern tennis, golf nearing end of regular season

THATCHER — Eastern’s tennis team lost to Paradise Valley, 4-5, Thursday, April 11. The Lady Gila Monsters (5-4 ACCAC) completed their regular season in Region I Tournament on April 16-17 in Glendale, and look to make it into the NJCAA tournament starting May 5.


Second half property taxes due by May 1

SAFFORD — Mary Bingham, Graham County Treasurer, reminded property owners that the second half of 2018 real property and personal property taxes are due and payable now. The last day to pay without interest is Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Interest will be added at a rate of 16 percent per year on all unp


Durazo-Corday drives in 5 but Pima softball gets swept at Eastern Az

The Pima Community College softball team (23-22, 19-19 in ACCAC) dropped a tough doubleheader in ACCAC Division I play on Tuesday at Eastern Arizona College (27-24, 23-19). Sophomore Alizea Durazo-Corday (Pueblo HS) did much of her damage at the plate in the second game as she finished the day 3 for