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DPS seizes 34 lbs. of meth during Tucson traffic stop

A Highway Patrol sergeant wound up arresting a Nogales, Son., man and seizing more than $200,000 worth of methamphetamine when he stopped an SUV in Tucson last week, authorities said.... Read more»

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Activists continue protests against BP checkpoint

Vowing to stage a "sit-in" to highlight their frustration with a Border Patrol checkpoint on Arivaca Road, more than 100 protesters surged toward the site Wednesday, and were turned away by a waiting phalanx of nearly two dozen Border Patrol agents. After a few tense moments, including a shoving match with agents, the protest ended peacefully and no one was arrested.... Read more»

FactCheck

The Santorum file (take two)

Rick Santorum, the second-place finisher in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, announced Wednesday that he will run again for the presidency.... Read more»

Tucson's Western Meat recalling ground beef

Concerns about possible E. coli contamination have prompted Tucson-based Western Meat to recall packaged ground beef sold for over a year. Five and 10-pound packages of meat sold between Jan. 1, 2014 and April 20, 2015, pose "a remote probability of adverse health consequences," Arizona officials 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»

Republican candidates for City Council file for ballot at deadline

Three GOP candidates for the Tucson City Council filed nominating petitions Wednesday afternoon, the final day to turn in signatures to gain a place on the August primary ballot. Bill Hunt in Ward 1, Kelly Lawton in Ward 2 and Margaret Burkholder in Ward 4 handed in their paperwork to challenge incumbent Democrats Regina Romero, Paul Cunningham and Shirley Scott.... Read more»

Killing the Colorado

How Arizona cotton is fueling the West's water crisis

The government's damaging choice to back cotton in the desert.... Read more»1

Fate of lawsuit over cross-border shooting death undecided

While the circumstances surrounding the 2012 cross-border shooting of a Nogales teen are "horrible and tragic," an attorney for Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz said in federal court Tuesday that a judge must dismiss a lawsuit by the family of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez. ... Read more»

Soccer notes

Amateur Chula Vista FC looks to defeat pros in Open Cup

The history of the U.S. Open Cup is full of underdog stories, and it looks like this year's is Chula Vista FC.... Read more»

Public safety radio

Police & fire scanners

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

Factchecking Jeb Bush on climate change

Jeb Bush claimed that the science is unclear as to how much humans contribute to global warming. ... Read more»

Longer term car loans gaining traction, especially in Arizona

Since the Great Recession, more consumers are signing up for longer car loans. Although the move can lower monthly payments, experts warn it could mean more debt because of interest paid over a longer period of time. The national average for a new car loan term was 66 months, with a monthly payment of $482 in 2014.... Read more»

Cherrybell mail sorting shutdown delayed for a year

Following pressure from Tucson political leaders, the closure of the mail sorting facility at Tucson's main post office has been delayed for one year, officials said Tuesday. U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva announced the postponement, which was welcomed by Rep. Martha McSally and confirmed by the Postal Service.... Read more»3

SeeClickFix

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»

New efforts to keep mentally ill out of jail

A national campaign to encourage local jurisdictions to collect data on the jailed mentally ill and adopt strategies to avoid incarceration kicked off earlier this month.... Read more»

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