Happening in Cochise County this week

POLICE: Phoenix teen threatened to blow up Muslim Church

  MCAT High School expanding programs in construction, computer networking, robotics

Cochise County Board of Supervisors approve border safety funding

County to hold controlled burn in Tortolita Mountains, northwest of Tucson

  TFD: Roof of home collapses on southeast side

Continued Coverage

PCSD holding free car seat event

Nogales CBP officers seize significant amount of marijuana hidden inside tractor trailer cargo

CGPD: Man arrested in child pornography case

Sahuarita police searching for credit card theft suspect

Tucson landfill looks to make own gas, Co-Op stays green on Earth Day

Glendale police: Toddler dead after being left in car

  Easter traditions; egg hunts at St. Odilia Catholic Church

Every kid got their chance to find eggs—eight each.

April 22 marks the 15th anniversary of Pat Tillman’s death

Before his untimely death, Tillman played football as a linebacker for Arizona State University.

City of Tucson studying ‘A’ Mountain use

Public input is needed for planned improvements to Sentinel Peak Park

TRAFFIC: List of road closures, current projects

List of active road projects in the Tucson area.

  ‘Just bring her home safe:’ Family, community members hopeful missing Picture Rocks woman will return home

UPDATE: Dragoon Road reopens after deadly crash in Cochise County

Davis-Monthan airman surprised by nonprofit with furniture to fill home

Pima County School Superintendent Williams receives Distinguished Alumni Award

20 traditional Easter foods from around the world

Casa Grande Ruins summer hours begin in May

  New murals coming to downtown Tucson

The goal for murals in Tucson has always been to give people from all over Tucson something to bond over.This time is no different.

  Reminder to hikers: Stay hydrated and know your limits

It doesn’t take long to start to sweat under this hot sun. And if hikers are not replacing fluids as quickly as they lose them, it could mean the difference between a fun family hike and a trip to the ER.

Temporary closure to popular area on Roosevelt Lake due to high fire danger

Increasing fire danger has U.S. Forest Service officials with the Tonto National Forest temporarily closing vehicle access to a popular recreation area, according to a recent news release.

  Brooke’s Bargains: A FREEBIE Weekend in AZ!

It’s a ‘freebie’ kind of weekend in southern Arizona.

Easter weekend safety reminders for visitors to the Coronado National Forest

Officials with the Coronado National Forest are expecting large numbers of visitors to the Forest’s most popular campgrounds and picnic areas over Easter weekend, April 20 and 21.

Rural Metro offers reminders for hiking in warm weather

There are a few things that the Rural/Metro Fire Department would like hikers to remember before heading out.

Tucson businesses offer deals for Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is a week to celebrate teachers and the contributions they make to education and society.

  Access to ‘A’ Mountain restricted for Good Friday procession, Easter service

Easter events, construction expected to cause traffic delays.

Police: Tucson man accidentally shoots friend during fatal home invasion

Authorities are still looking for the second suspect involved.

  ‘Rattlesnake Wrangler’ helps southern Arizonans avoid bites

Just by looking at him, it’s obvious to most he knows a thing or two about snakes. He’s an expert on these venomous creatures.

  Tucson looks for ways to save recycling

Next week, city leaders will vote on a plan to reduce the pickup days by half. Instead of 52 weeks a year, it will be cut to 26, saving $1.4 million.

Coolidge man arrested for sexually extorting two teens in Australia

Nelson is charged with 21 felony counts, including Sexual Extortion, Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation.

Pima County Fair 2019

The fair runs from April 18 to April 28 at the Pima County Fairgrounds at 11300 South Houghton Road. Gates open at 2 p.m. on weekdays, and 11 a.m. weekends; while the midway opens 3 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. weekends.

UPDATE: Guatemalan child in USBP custody has strep throat, not measles

The child and her father were quarantined from the other detainees, and the Yuma County Health Department was notified per protocol.

Two previously deported Honduran MS-13 gang members arrested entering U.S.

They will remain in federal custody pending prosecution for criminal immigration violations.

Summer camp options for 2019 in southern Arizona

Wondering what to do this summer to keep those youngsters happy and busy? Here are a few choices available in southern Arizona.

Care to cuddle with kittens? PACC looking for kitten fosters

PACC is in need of fosters who can take a litter home. Those interested in fostering, orientations have been set up from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room at PACC at 4000 North Silverbell Road.

Texting and driving bans cross the finish line

Fines will be up to $149 for a first offense and up to $250 for each subsequent violation.

SHERIFF: Woman used ‘funny money’ to steal from charity for fallen officers

When contacted by deputies, the woman also gave them a false name.

Cochise County wins top award for volunteer program

Healthy Arizona Worksites awarded its top honor to the County – Platinum status – for the impact it has made both within and beyond its walls and for addressing a local health challenge.

Pima Community College to host Tucson Street Rod Association Car Show

This year's event is expected to see at least 200 exhibitors.

J.O. Combs Unified School District April Students of the Month

The J.O. Combs Unified School District continues to partner with Banner Ironwood in a Student of the Month program, which recognizes one student every month from each of our schools.

New online ADOT Litter Hotline website makes reporting even easier

ADOT’s Litter Hotline mission is public awareness rather than law enforcement.

POLICE: Teen hit several times in shooting on south side

The shooter is currently unidentified, but is believed to be a male with a green hoodie.

U of A to hold forum to address First Amendment rights

The forum will address free speech, expression and the law.

  Welcome Broadway: New development planned for midtown Tucson

The project is being developed by the same group behind the Welcome Diner.

Highway Hounds: PACC taking dogs to Utah pet sanctuary

According to PACC about 12 dogs will be hitting the road on Wednesday to travel to Kanab and the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, which houses nearly 1,600 homeless animals.

Tucsonans at sea

Sailors from Tucson going about their daily routine aboard U.S. Navy ships.

Oro Valley police officers awarded for saving life of Tucson recruiter

The trio of Goddard, Taylor and Topar, all serving the Oro Valley Police Department, helped save Miller’s life, when he suffered a heart attack in traffic, July 18, 2018. All three were awarded the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service Medal by Vereen for their actions.

  Arizona History Museum creates January 8th shooting exhibit

Their new exhibit 'Stories of Resilience' features art depicting the stories of people we encounter each day.

  What is the ‘Blow-Out Bill’ and how it could affect your salon experience

The new bill allows those without a license to work in a salon.

Prescribed burns to bring smoke to southern AZ skies

There are at least three prescribed and pile burns scheduled in the coming weeks for southern Arizona.

Chet Maley convicted of first degree murder and kidnapping

Maley will be sentenced May 13.

UPDATE: Gas line break near St. Augustine Cathedral

Crews have secured the leak.

MISSING CHILD FOUND: 10-year-old Isaiah Williams found safe

He was last seen in the area of South 16th Avenue and West Columbia Street this morning.

  Sophia Richter pleads guilty to kidnapping, child abuse

Her sentencing is set for June 10.

Ben’s Bells to host Celebration of Kindness event

A live and silent auction are among the event highlights and feature incredible local art, exclusive services and experiences.

PACC relocating a dozen dogs to Utah shelter

400 dogs and 100 cats are looking for permanent or foster homes.

  First confirmed bear sighting in Santa Catalinas

The AZGFD would like to remind everyone to be aware of wildlife while camping and hiking and to secure food and garbage.

Pima County Fair offering free admission with food donation

Free admission will be granted when a person donates three cans of food at the entrance.

Prescribed burning to take place in Gardner Canyon

Partners on the project include Green Valley Fire Department, Patagonia Fire Department, Rincon Fire Department, Rio Rico Fire Department and Sonoita Fire Department.

UPDATE: I-10 westbound near Rita Road reopened

All roads are now open

Forest Road 803 on Mt. Graham reopening next week

Visitors are reminded to avoid driving on roads that have not been cleared to minimize resource damage and to prevent their vehicles from becoming stuck in the snow.

Southern Arizonans graduate from U.S. Air Force boot camp in April

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Crews to clear brush at Saguaro National Park East

Trail crews will be working on the Cactus Forrest Loop Drive on Tuesday, April 16 and that visitors can expect momentary delays between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. through Friday April 19.

  Family of fallen Marine remembers him 15 years after his death

"When they knocked on the door for the first time it was the worst day of my life.” said Zurheide.

ADOT set to reopen state roads to popular outdoor attractions

In the coming weeks the Arizona Department of Transportation will be opening highways to several popular outdoor attractions.

SILVER ALERT: Police looking for 84-year-old Ivan Walker

Ivan is known to suffer from dementia.

OVPD: High Visibility Enforcement (HiVE) April, May deployments

Motorists are asked to be aware of the additional enforcement activity and drive safely.

PACC participating in 2019 Adopt Love. Adopt Local event

This year PACC will be bringing around 25 pups to the adoption event, where in 2018 they were able to adopt out 23 dogs!

UPDATE: OVPD arrest teen suspect in CDO lockdown

The suspect was identified as a former CDO student, who is under 18 years of age, according to OVPD and is not in police custody at this time.

Chicago Music Store holding restring, recycle event

Musicians will be able to bring any old instrument strings for recycling and get their electric or acoustic guitars restrung with D’Addario NYXL or Nickel Bronze Acoustic strings.

Caliber Collision launches Annual Food Drive to “Fill Up” kids’ tanks

All cash and food donations collected will be donated to the Community Food Bank of Southern AZ to help keep their shelves stocked during summer months when demand from children and their families is highest.

  Tucsonan, WWII veteran receives France’s highest order of merit

A Tucsonan and World War Two veteran received the highest award of merit that France awards to citizens and foreign nationals.

ABOR raises tuition yet again for 2019-20 academic year

New UA undergrad students will see the least financial tuition increase.

Trevor Draegeth makes bond, is released

Trevor Draegeth’s next court appearance is scheduled for May 28.

  Autism Academy opening soon, will help tackle resource shortage

Things like smaller class sizes and specifically trained teachers automatically appealed to the Nattrass family, something that isn’t available at a typical school.

Public input sought on Cienega FireScape in the Santa Rita Mountains

According to the news release the Coronado National Forest, Nogales Ranger District, is seeking comments on the preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Cienega Creek FireScape Project,