Santa Cruz County, AZKOLD-TV

Officials identify boy swept away in Santa Cruz County wash

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A 13-year-old boy died after being swept away in a flooded wash on Thursday night, July 29. Santa Cruz County Sheriff David Hathaway said Samuel Gonzalez and a 17-year-old boy were swept away in the wash area of Josefina Canyon. The 17-year-old was able to get out of the water, but Gonzalez was swept downstream.
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Teenage Boy Dead After Being Swept Away in Arizona Canyon

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a teenage boy died but another one was rescued after rushing water swept them both away in a canyon near Rio Rico. Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Department officials say the incident happened Thursday night in Josephine Canyon. Several 911 callers reported two boys, ages 17...
Rio Rico, AZNogales International

Drama teacher accused of 22 counts of assault

A drama teacher at Rio Rico High School was released from his contract this week, days after being charged with 22 misdemeanor counts of assault with sexual motivation. Joseph Edward Ellison, 27, was formally charged on July 23 at Nogales Justice Court with the offenses, all of which are Class 3 misdemeanors that allegedly occurred during the period of March 2021 to May 2021.
Green Valley, AZarizonadailyindependent.com

83-Year-Old Green Valley Man Arrested For Luring Minor, Voyeurism

On Friday, an 83-year-old Green Valley resident, Robb Baerman, was arrested for luring a minor and voyeurism. According to the Sahuarita Police Department, on July 11, 2021, officers were dispatched to the Frys Marketplace located at 15950 S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd in response to a report of an unknown man following a minor throughout the Frys Marketplace including the restroom.
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Boy, 13, dies when swept away in Rio Rico

A 13-year-old boy died when he and another teen were swept away Thursday night near a waterfall in Rio Rico, officials said. The Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Department says it started getting calls around 7:45 p.m. reporting that two boys had been swept away by rushing water near a waterfall. Rio...
Sahuarita, AZGreen Valley News and Sun

Do I need to wear a mask in stores now?

Pima County and the Town of Sahuarita are unable to call for mask mandates under an executive order by Gov. Doug Ducey, but businesses can do make their own rules. As of Friday, it appears many local retailers, grocery stores and other shops are sticking with their current policies — masks are optional.
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Green Valley, AZGreen Valley News and Sun

Rains have desert critters roaming

Recent heavy rains have forced wildlife from underground dwellings where they’re more accessible to predators such as snakes and bobcats, so watch wherever you step when outdoors, including your own yard. That’s advice from L.T. Pratt, spokesman for Green Valley Fire District, which responds to injury calls, and Kevin McNichols,...
Sahuarita, AZKOLD-TV

Sahuarita woman killed in three-vehicle wreck

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A three vehicle wreck in Sahuarita left one woman dead and two people injured early Thursday, July 29. Sahuarita police said in a news release they were called at 8:13 a.m. to the scene of a wreck on Pima Mine Road, east of Interstate 19.
Sahuarita, AZGreen Valley News and Sun

Man arrested in Sahuarita sexual exploitation case

A Green Valley man has been booked into Pima County Jail on one count of luring a minor for sexual exploitation and one count of voyeurism at a Sahuarita grocery store. Robb Baerman, 83, was arrested Friday, according to the Sahuarita Police Department. Police were called to Fry’s Marketplace on...
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4-Day Weather Forecast For Sierra Vista

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Sierra Vista: Friday, July 30: Showers and thunderstorms likely during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms then mostly cloudy overnight; Saturday, July 31: Chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms
Sahuarita, AZGreen Valley News and Sun

Local photographer's work goes on exhibit

Lauren Hillquist’s photos have made their way to local spots like Posada Java and Tucson’s DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun. Hillquist, who lives in Sahuarita, also has a permanent exhibit at the Desert Hills Lutheran Church. This week, he was hanging up photos in the church’s narthex, where they will be on display until mid-October.
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