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PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (AFFM), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) will implement Stage 2 fire restrictions across the state beginning May 12.

COUNTY — Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, joined by a fellow lawman in Texas, is asking the White House to extend travel restrictions currently in place with Mexico in order to keep COVID-19 cases along the southern border from increasing.

As coronavirus numbers climb in Cochise County, local law enforcement agencies are adjusting on the fly to the unique challenges the pandemic poses, trying to balance the health and safety of their employees against their duty to protect area residents.

PHOENIX — Police and sheriffs deputies are legally entitled to enforce emergency proclamations and orders issued by state and local officials, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

SIERRA VISTA — After a recent increase in rear-end collision resulting from distracted drivers using cell phones, the Sierra Vista Police Department reminds motorists that Arizona approved a hands-free law in 2019 and urges drivers to change their behavior now.

A 63-year-old woman stuck on Montezuma’s Canyon near Sierra Vista was rescued by Cochise County Sheriff’s Office personnel Tuesday evening almost eight hours after she called for help.

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 13-3825, which requires Law Enforcement Agencies to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection. The individual who appears on this n…

BISBEE — The Bisbee Fire Department will not be transporting patients out of the county to hospitals in Tucson on a regular basis as the Mayor and City Council unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Arizona Ambulance.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “There is presently an acute and immediate need to construct physical barriers and roads in the vicinity of the border of the United States in order to prevent unlawful entries into the United States in the project areas pursuant to the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immig…

BISBEE — While the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Stonegarden program provides pay for additional deputies to help stop drug and human smuggling, added retirement costs can be a drain on future county finances.

SIERRA VISTA — Two collisions occurring within 20 minutes of each other sent three people to the Canyon Vista Medical Center on Thursday night, including a Sierra Vista motorcyclist who was later flown to Tucson for further treatment.

COUNTY — Cell phone towers in Agua Prieta have been wreaking havoc for Cochise County Sheriff’s personnel in Douglas, interrupting deputies’ abilities to send information to the county’s communications center and vice versa, officials said Tuesday.

FRY TOWNSITE — The Fry Fire District is pleased to announce the arrival of TNT Extrication Tools purchased with an Emergency Medical Services grant in the amount of $25,000 from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The rescue tools will provide firefighters with greater mobility …

BISBEE — Robocalls, those sometimes prerecorded calls coming in on cell phones, are more than just an annoyance, according to Lyle Ashida, Federal Communication Commission Chief of Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division.

BISBEE — Happy civil protection directors and mayors from Naco and Cananea, Sonora, recently drove back across the border with trucks loaded with firefighting gear that has passed the expiration date and cannot be used here in the U.S.