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BISBEE — The Southeastern Arizona Communication Center was formed in 2018 to bring all 911 services in the county under one roof with one radio system to provide seamless communication between the various public safety agencies.

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BISBEE — Cochise County now owns a 36,500-square-foot building in Sierra Vista as requested by Sheriff Mark Dannels for the sum of $4.5 million to serve as a border operation center.

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Hazmat spills have dominated news headlines recently with the Norfolk Southern train derailment in Ohio and the more local nitric acid spill on Interstate 10 in Pima County last month.

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The four people killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near Benson Friday night were from Louisiana and California, a spokesman from the Arizona Department of Public Safety said Tuesday.

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BENSON — Four people were killed on Interstate 10 eastbound Friday evening after the driver of a commercial vehicle heading westbound near milepost 306 crossed over into the opposing lane, Department of Public Safety officials said.

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BISBEE — In a few weeks, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office will hit the road to talk with residents about the need for a new jail and the need to pass the ballot measure that will add a half-cent sales tax over 25 years to build it.

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BISBEE — On Tuesday, May 16, county voters will have the opportunity to vote on the formation of a jail district to build a new jail estimated to cost $100 million.

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SIERRA VISTA — Parents worried about their children’s safety at school — 46 shootings in schools across the country resulted in deaths or injuries this year — can now breathe a little easier.

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BISBEE — Once again, Cochise County deputies will take to the skies in a new helicopter leased from Western Sky Helicopters thanks to a $9,069,000 grant from the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA).

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Powered by a $1.2 million grant, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office has taken its first steps in a new mental health initiative program by hiring a behavioral health specialist who has already hit the streets and helped intervene in a handful of situations.

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An offshoot of Better Bucks — the program that offers vouchers to those in need to purchase goods and services — is expected to launch another opportunity in January that will provide work for Sierra Vista’s homeless.

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One man is in the hospital after an alteration with a Cochise County Sheriff’s deputy after displaying a large knife and refusing to obey commands, authorities said Tuesday.

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BISBEE — It was an enlightening morning as Cochise County Jail District Public Outreach Committee members toured the existing jail on Sept. 23, saw the conditions and had questions answered in preparation of presenting their observations to the public about the need for a new jail facility.

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COCHISE COUNTY — The desert landscapes of Cochise County have turned lush and green over the past few months thanks to a wetter than normal monsoon season. July and August have had above average rainfall in Cochise County, and the latest predictions from the National Weather Service predict …

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FORT HUACHUCA — Two veteran soldiers were honored at Brown Parade Field early Thursday as both took on new leadership roles at the installation.

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SIERRA VISTA — As vandalism happens at a school, what are the consequences? How does a school district go through the process from investigation to incrimination? How does the court take it from there?