Latest Sierra Vista News

'Wall of fire' forces evacuations near Arizona tourist town

Apr. 20, 2022 00:50 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Heavy winds kicked up a towering wall of flames outside a northern Arizona tourist town Tuesday, ripping through two-dozen structures and sending residents of more than 700 homes scrambling to flee. Flames as high as 100 feet (30 meters) raced through an...

Young Douglas teen pleads guilty in migrant transport case

Apr. 09, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — A 14-year-old Douglas boy has pleaded guilty to juvenile charges stemming from a March incident in which authorities said he backed up into a Border Patrol vehicle while driving two migrants who'd entered the country illegally. The boy, who previously was...

Police: Suspected driver of migrants hits cyclist, crashes

Apr. 08, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — Sierra Vista police say a Tucson man suspected of transporting migrants who'd entered the country illegally was arrested after speeding through a school zone, hitting a bicyclist and crashing his vehicle in a residential area. Ezekiel Frias, 28 was...

Civilian Army leader led child porn ring, risked US security

Apr. 02, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — David Frodsham was a top civilian commander at a U.S. air base in Afghanistan when he “jokingly” asked an IT technician for access to YouPorn, the video-sharing pornographic website. During his time in the war zone, Frodsham told one woman that he...

Arizona history-April 3-9

Mar. 30, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

Sunday, April 3 On this date in 1904, a leaking gas main exploded in a Prescott saloon and gambling house, injuring four people. On this date in 1919, Maricopa County, not including the city of Phoenix, stood alone in the rejection of Daylight Saving Time. Other cities...

Sierra Vista launches an anti-smuggling awareness campaign

Mar. 06, 2022 10:03 AM EST

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — The message from law enforcement is simple — come to Cochise County to transport migrants for a quick buck and you’re going to jail. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office and the County Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the Border Patrol,...