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  US Border Patrol agents perform hoist rescue mission

The Black Hawk crew lowered an AMO Aviation Enforcement Agent 50 feet to the injured individual below. After ascertaining the medical status of the individual, the Black Hawk crew returned and hoisted the individual to a BORSTAR team in the aircraft.

Multiple highways closed because of winter weather across Arizona

  KOLD News 13 answers your COVID-19 questions

Flurry of Biden orders on COVID-19 raise some doubts, but more hopes

Lakes Mead and Powell could drop to lowest ever; Colorado River drought plan triggered

Senators Kelly and Sinema announce over $12 million in workforce training grants

Man pleads guilty to sex trafficking women and a minor

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Fire damages east-side apartment

ACTION DAY: Winter weather expected over the next 36 hours

UPDATE: AZDPS cancels Missing Endangered Advisory for missing teen girl from Mexico

Recreational marijuana now legal in Arizona, but there are restrictions

AZDHS: Arizona passes 400K administered COVID-19 vaccine doses

  President Biden’s eviction freeze expected to help thousands in southern Arizona

IRS urging taxpayers to gather documents for smooth filing

The Internal Revenue Service is urging taxpayers to begin getting documents ready for tax season, saying that organizing tax records is an important first-step in getting ready file returns.

Fatal Mohave County tour bus crash under investigation

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot has an estimated cash value of more than $739 million

Tune into KOLD News 13 tonight at 10 p.m., for when we announce the winning numbers.

Snowy weather forcasted for Sierra Vista next week, could delay trash services

Snow is in the forecast for next Monday and Tuesday in the Sierra Vista area.

One Tucson dispensary begins recreational marijuana sales

48 years after Roe v. Wade, Arizona legislation seeks to overturn pro-choice abortion

Amphitheater School District delays hybrid learning

Roadwork to cause delays on Interstate 19 near Nogales

Arizona hospital forced to throw out dozens of COVID-19 vaccine doses

Gov. Ducey works to expand broadband in rural Arizona

Arizona GOP calling for chairwoman of AZ Republican Party to resign

GOP members expressed their gratitude for Wards’ service to the party, applauding her commitment to the leadership role. However, according to the letter KOLD obtained, officials believe the Republican Party’s future “must establish a new direction for our organization that can and will win races ac

  County news on coronavirus is mixed

For the past week, the seven-day rolling average shows that the number of cases and percent-positivity have stabilized, but it’s still premature to call it a plateau.

Crews respond to crash in Sahuarita

Details are limited but motorists are encouraged to avoid the area.

Rep. Grijalva introduces bill to Congress to aid border businesses impacted by pandemic

The Border Business COVID-19 Rescue Act would provide funds to small businesses along the border to address the economic injuries effected by the pandemic.

Kroger to open a new fulfillment site in Phoenix

The warehouse will be outfitted with digital and robotic capabilities, making it one of the first of its kind in the country.

Pima County’s rural areas to receive thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses

Pima health leaders expect the doses to be used within one week of arrival.

Two winning Powerball tickets sold in Arizona Circle Ks

The two tickets were sold at Circle K locations in Gilbert at 751 N Arizona Ave. and Chandler at 3033 S McQueen Rd.

Former border officer sentenced to prison in bribery case

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arizona says Fuentes in 2018 agreed while working as a CBP officer at the Nogales port of entry to allow a person not authorized to enter the United States to cross the border in exchange for a $6,000 bribe.

Brothers denounce Arizona lawmaker who challenged Biden victory

The siblings of Republican Rep. Andy Biggs told The Arizona Republic that Biggs is “at least partially to blame” for the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Tucson Fire Department to participate in national risk-reduction pilot program

Tucson Fire will help give insights to the data dashboard through June 2021 to refine and enhance its effectiveness, the release stated.

Son of Pinal County sheriff arrested in 2020 injury crash

Mark Lamb asked the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the July 8 crash in the San Tan Valley area.

Psychologist chosen to chair Arizona redistricting panel

Erika Neuberg of Chandler called the unanimous vote that made her chair a sign the panel will seek consensus.

Biden’s path to citizenship for immigrants could face an uphill battle

A sweeping immigration bill would preserve DACA, among other changes.

University of Arizona Center for Innovation to serve as liaison to support clean energy innovators

With the new subcontract award of up to $300,000 over three years, UACI will not only support the solar challenge but will be supporting all American-Made challenges, providing assistance with three more clean energy technology challenges.

Pima County inmate with COVID dies at hospital

The 47-year-old tested positive on Dec. 29.

Court rules Pima County curfew violates state law, can not be enforced

Businesses opposed the curfew, saying the order to close at 10 p.m. was unreasonable and unconstitutional.

AZDHS shuts down Phoenix business for COVID-19 violations

AZDHS has notified the Pressroom of their violation and has posted a closure measure on the front doors. They will not be able to reopen until several benchmarks are achieved and permission is granted from the health department.

SILVER ALERT: Authorities looking for missing Peoria man

67-year-old Alban David Wall was driving a white 2001 Nissan Altima with Arizona license 697JHC.

BBB warns people on scam for free Netflix streaming services

The BBB says it has received numerous reports of people receiving a text message offering them a free year of Netflix services.

Deadline extended for Tucson Water’s call to artists, cultural contributors

Applications close Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021.

One suspect in custody following pursuit in Mesa

It’s still unclear how the pursuit started.

Arizona man accused of impersonating an officer, kidnapping 2 women

Police say 38-year-old Castro Gonzales followed two women to their car after they left Desert Diamond Casino near Glendale on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

UPDATE: Tucson police search for suspect involved in deadly south-side shooting

Police identified 28-year-old Jose Roberto Martinez Rascon as one of the two victims of a deadly shooting on Tucson's south side.

Rural-Metro extinguishes fire at Tucson recycling plant

The fire involving recycling materials was under control within 15 minutes.

  AZDHS to accept ‘early applicants’ for marijuana establishments through March 9

These licenses will allow marijuana establishments to operate a single retail location at which the licensee may sell marijuana to adults 21 years of age and older.

AZDHS says COVID vaccine side effects are more common after second dose

AZDHS says about 55-83% of individuals develop at least one systemic symptom following a vaccination.

U of A Police Dept. gets more than $26K in grants

These grants provide support toward the deployment of officers for DUI enforcement and underage alcohol consumption and possession violations in addition to traffic enforcement.

Detectives look into discovery of human remains near Kingman

The remains haven’t been identified.

UPDATE: Man rescued from Madera Canyon in Border Patrol custody

24-year-old man with broken ankle spent night stranded on trail.

Firefighters stop blaze in abandoned buildings from spreading to nearby home

The fire happened Monday night in the 1200 block of N. 13th Avenue.

  COVID-19 vaccine site opens at Kino Sports Complex

A total of about 80,000 people are expected to get vaccinated during this second phase.

State parks offer free admission to state residents on MLK Day

Visitors must show an Arizona ID for free entrance.

Officials prep for possible inauguration protests at Arizona Capitol

No specific and substantiated threat to the Arizona state capitol has been received.

Gov. Ducey honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. King devoted his life to equality, peace and justice. He urged us to never lose hope in the face of adversity and always move forward despite the disappointments that come our way. And he reminded us that violence can bring only temporary victories, never permanent peace.

FOUND: Pinal County Sheriff’s Office says missing San Tan Valley woman located, taken to hospital

Jessica Goodwin in critical condition, flown to hospital.

New study shows children hospitalized with COVID has increased 4,000% in six months

A new medical study shows Arizona has one of the most significant spikes in COVID pediatric hospitalizations over the past six months in the entire country.

Lawsuit launched to finalize Endangered Species Act protection for four imperiled species

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for failing to protect four imperiled species under the Endangered Species Act.

Gov. Ducey releases Arizona’s budget for Fiscal Year 2022

Ducey plans in making investments in K-12 education, public health, public safety, wildfire prevention, infrastructure and more, while also providing tax relief to residents.

AZ residents 65 and older can drive to Phoenix for vaccination

Pinal County health officials recommend Arizona residents 65 and older who do not qualify for vaccination in their own counties to register for vaccination in Phoenix.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to suspend in-person services for two days

The USCIS website and USCIS Contact Center will still be available.

Scottsdale murder suspects arrested in Las Vegas

The two men were found in Las Vegas in mid-December and extradited to Arizona, where they are being held on multiple charges including first-degree murder.

University of Arizona project receives $3 million grant to test Mars exploration drones

The RAVEN project will test its machines in volcanic terrain in Iceland.

Apaches object to Forest Service review of huge copper mine

The expected Friday publication of the environmental review will start a 60-day clock for land in the Tonto National Forest to be turned over to Resolution Copper.

Spokesman: Arizona Guard not sending units to Washington

About 25 volunteers from Arizona will perform administrative and support roles for the inauguration.

Pima County Health answers COVID-19 vaccine questions

People who are eligible to register TMC, TCC or UA, will receive a notification that they can make an appointment. For Banner, they will need to keep checking the Banner site to see if an appointment is available.

Border Patrol agents arrest 28 people near Douglas

Thirteen people were found in a truck and 15 more in a stash house near Douglas.

Gov. Ducey orders all flags at half-staff Friday in honor of fallen officer

Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, Jan. 15

Phoenix police arrest man for deadly shooting that killed VA medical transport driver

The 18-year-old suspect was arrested on one count of first-degree murder and armed robbery with a deadly weapon

Arizona State University police officer killed in Tempe crash

The officer was a 13-year veteran of the department.

Deadly Grand Canyon copter crash likely caused by wind

The National Transportation Safety Board found no evidence of pilot error or mechanical problems with the aircraft.

Arizona to launch a COVID-19 vaccine site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium

The new vaccination site will open on Feb. 1 at the Phoenix Municipal Stadium in the East Valley. Appointments for the new location will also begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 9 a.m.

Yuma agents arrest man climbing border wall with machete

Officials say port-security made contact with the man and ordered him to drop the machete, which he did. Agents identified the man, determined he was from Mexico and discovered he had an active warrant from the U.S. Marshals for a supervised release violation.

Yuma Border Patrol agents arrest a sex offender

The arrest happened around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday after the trio illegally crossed the border through the desert southeast of Yuma. Record checks revealed one of them had been arrested and prosecuted in California for having sex with a minor. He was previously removed from the U.S. following the com

Arizonans 65 and older will be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination

An estimated 750,000 more Arizonans are being prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine thanks to updated guidance, adding those 65 and older to populations that already include those 75 and older.

Sierra Vista woman accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands from local companies

Patricia Bowman, 46, was booked into the Cochise County jail on a $200,000 bond.

Mesa police arrest two suspects for drive-by that killed a baby

Both men were arrested on multiple charges, including first-degree murder.

Arizona forms plans for new juvenile correctional facility

The department is now looking for a consultant to help “identify the type of juvenile correctional facility the agency will need.” The department wants the consultant to provide at least three location options for the new lockup.

Phoenix Fire Department: 2 suffer burns in apartment fire

One victim in extremely critical condition.