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Parents, children ensnared in 'zero-tolerance' border prosecutions

Jacinto wore a yellow bracelet on her left wrist, which defense lawyers said identifies parents who are arrested with their children and prosecuted in Operation Streamline, a fast-track program for illegal border crossers.

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Dad in alleged mail theft ring also accused of assaults

Dennis Paul Killmer, 54, and wife Loretta Killmer are co-defendants in the mail theft and burglary case, and face more than 100 counts each stemming from their July 20 arrest. Their then-17-year-old daughter and a family friend were also arrested.


Jermaine Waddy to stand trial in July

The trial by jury for Jermaine Courtney Waddy, 28, is scheduled to begin Tuesday, July 24, in the Division Five Courtroom of Judge James L. Conlogue in Bisbee.


Hereford fire claims multiple structures, acres of land

Two homes, a barn, an Airstream trailer, a garage, a couple of out buildings and six cars were destroyed by the fire that spanned approximately 23 acres. The 34 firefighters on scene were able to keep the fire contained south of Highway 92 and west of South Paint Ranch — which Fry Fire Chief Mark Sa


‘Clerical error’ results in prisoner release

Thirty-four-year-old Brandon Allen Williams, of Solomon, was released April 25 after no complaint was filed in Justice of the Peace Court No. 4 in Willcox.


Our View: Bisbee has few options

This is when officials in Sierra Vista, Bisbee, other area communities and Cochise County itself are making tough decisions on local budgets. The fiscal year ends June 30, and between now and then, these officials have to figure out where the money is coming from and where it will be spent.


Editorial: Vacancies equal opportunities

The region finds itself in a unique situation.Three communities — Thatcher, Clifton and Willcox — are all searching for a new town manager, while Safford is seeking a new city planner.It’s unusual to have so many high-level vacancies occur at the same time. But it’s also a great opportunity for the


Mother’s Day Cake Auction another success

This year $23,650 was raised.with donations still coming in at presstime. For the second straight year Jim and John Smith made a $1,000 donation to DARC in memory of their mom, Margaret Smith, one of the founders of the cake auction


Major crime figure arrested in Nogales, Sonora

Mexican authorities say they captured the second-highest-ranking member of a criminal organization responsible for smuggling heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, guns and undocumented migrants across the border in the Nogales area.


Willcox Wine Country Spring Festival returns this weekend

Adrian Binieswski helps Rose Garcia, of Phoenix, choose a wine at Keeling-Schaefer Vineyards booth at the Willcox Wine Country Fall 2016 Festival.Arizona Range News Photo

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Fire in Cochise County destroys multiple structures

COCHISE COUNTY, Ariz. - Multiple agencies responded to a fire near Kings Road and Highway 92 in Cochise County Tuesday.According to Carol Capas with the Cochise County Sheriff's Department, crews were able to contain the fire quickly.In the progress of the fire, two homes, one large barn, and severa


I-10 lane restrictions east of Benson

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment. For more information visit theproject website. Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project In


Benson incident leads to weapons conviction

Marc Ryan Shipley, 34, received the eight year prison sentence imposed by U.S. Senior District Judge David C. Bury on May 2 in U.S. District Court. Shipley stood trial and was convicted on charges of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon.


Willcox track makes a little noise at state

“This year, we took 10 athletes to state, the most in the last three years,” head coach Craig Hamilton said. “Tanner De Baun finished eighth in javelin, scoring our first points for the boys (in a recent) state meet. Senior girls scoring at state included Danielle Barba, seventh in javelin, and Kris


Arizona 83 north of Sonoita closed because of brush fire

Barrel (AZ-TDC-CNF) 10 ac. Located 15 east of Green Valley, AZ (31.8442, -10.6979). 2 Airtankers, 1 Lead, 1 SEAT, 1 T2 Helo ordered/assigned.— SWCC (@SWCCNewsNotes)May 16, 2018


Two men found inside trunk at I-19 immigration checkpoint

NOGALES, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents arrested a 22-year-old Tucson woman after finding two male Mexican nationals hiding in the trunk of her car.The woman was arrested on May 14 at the Interstate 19 Immigration Checkpoint near Amado, according to a media release from U.S. Customs and Border Protect


Boss in Sinaloa drug cartel busted in Nogales

Police and soldiers have detained the chief operator for the Sinaloa drug cartel in Nogales, Sonora, Mexican prosecutors say. Josue Ivan Torres Gonzalez, known in Mexico as “El Chango,” of the monkey, smuggled heroin, meth, cocaine and immigrants to the United States through Nogales.Mike Christy / A


Bisbee officials consider bed tax increase

The Sierra Vista Herald reports the city council is looking to continue the 1 percent bed tax in the southeastern Arizona city before it sunsets next year.The officials also discussed adding a 1.5 percent bed tax during a budget work session last week. The tax increase would take effect in March sho


Students invited to apply for hands-on fire and medical program

The Confidence, Accountability, Diversity, Education, and Teamwork (C.A.D.E.T.) Program will run from Monday, June 4, through Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and there is no cost to attend.


Border Patrol Chase Ends With 4 Arrests, Drugs Seized

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted a smuggling attempt on State Route 80 Thursday afternoon, resulting in the arrest of two U.S. citizens and two Mexican nationals, and the seizure of nearly 100 pounds of marijuana.