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CBP officers in Nogales seize $3.2M in marijuana

Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa commercial border crossing in Nogales seized more than three tons of marijuana worth more than $3.2 million Wednesday. The pot was hidden in the back of a tractor-trailer, authorities said. ... Read more»

Police seek driver in hit-and-run that killed a man Wednesday

The Tucson Police Department is searching for the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run that happened Wednesday night on the city's south side, authorities said.... Read more»

Tucson & Southern Arizona

Live weather radar

Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

Mexico bans wild animals in circuses — but there's no place for them to go

A new law in Mexico banning the use of tigers, elephants, zebras, lions and other exotic animals in circuses comes into effect next week. But what will happen to all of these animals?... Read more»

Analysis: Retention elections for Supreme Court?

Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz suggested holding retention elections that could knock Supreme Court justices off the bench. Sounds good, right?... Read more»

Sheriff: Whetstone mother beat 9-year-old disabled boy with baseball bat

The mother of a nine-year-old boy hospitalized with head trauma has been arrested on assault and abuse charges after telling investigators she struck the boy with a baseball bat, authorities said. The boy has Down Syndrome and is unable to speak, a Cochise Sheriff's spokeswoman said.... Read more»

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Az redistricting process upheld, changes still possible

The Supreme Court surprised many observers on June 29 by upholding the right of Arizona’s five-member Independent Redistricting Commission to draw congressional districts. But change may still be in order.... Read more»

Cactus rustlers focus of Saguaro Nat'l Park tagging plan

In a new move to protect the state’s iconic plant, Saguaro National Park plans to monitor cactus nurseries to prevent the buying and selling of stolen saguaros from the park. ... Read more»

Feds move Arizona toad toward endangered status, gray wolf the other way

The federal government moved the Arizona toad closer to endangered status this week while dimming hopes for the gray wolf, which moved a step closer to losing endangered species protection altogether.... Read more»

Export-Import Bank stalls in Congress leaving firms in ‘uncharted territory’

Authorization for the government bank that has helped more than 100 Arizona businesses do international business expired early Wednesday, leaving the Export-Import Bank in “uncharted territory” for the first time in its 81 years.... Read more»

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Monitor local police and fire department radio traffic on our scanner page.... Read more»

Ortega takes over as new Tucson city manager

The city of Tucson has a new top bureaucrat: Michael Ortega took over management of City Hall on Wednesday, as the new fiscal year got underway. Ortega, the former administrator of Cochise County, was named as the new city manager by the City Council in March.... Read more»4

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Report road hazards, graffiti & other issues

Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

Supreme Court OKs use of lethal-injection drug used in botched Az execution

Use of the drug midazolam in lethal injections does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment, despite its use in botched executions in Arizona and Oklahoma, the Supreme Court ruled this week.... Read more»

Workers dig into 14-month Silverbell Rd. widening

Construction crews began work Wednesday on a 14-month-long project to widen Silverbell Road, a City of Tucson news release said. ... Read more»

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