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Defense budget bill includes funding for D-M, Ft. Huachuca

A defense budget bill introduced in the U.S. House includes full funding for the A-10 and EC-130H Compass Call aircraft at Davis-Monthan, and support for missions at Ft. Huachuca. U.S. Rep. Martha McSally said the provisions were a "big victory for Southern Arizonans and our national defense."... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Prop. 124: A short take on a bad idea and a good ballot measure

Proposition 124, ladies and gentleman, is the constitutional equivalent of removing the beer goggles that led to an unfortunate face tattoo devoted to a one-night stand during a raging party in 1998.... Read more»

BP: Busy weekend nets nearly $1.2M in marijuana, 9mm pistol

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 2,600 pounds of marijuana and a 9mm pistol in two separate incidents this weekend, authorities said. Agents also arrested six men, two connected with a smuggling incident near Elgin, and four others hiding in a trailer outside of Amado. ... Read more»

U.S. agencies split over fingerprinting parents of child immigrants

U.S. immigration enforcement officers are proposing that fingerprints be taken from all people claiming custody of children who have entered the United States illegally without an adult relative, a measure that opponents said could keep thousands of families apart.... Read more»

Judge dismisses charges against suspect in Phx I-10 shootings

A judge on Monday threw out charges against a man accused in a series of freeway shootings that terrorized Phoenix-area drivers last year, a move that comes after ballistics evidence against him was challenged by defense lawyers.... Read more»

I-10 eastbound opens after dust storm

Interstate 10 between U.S. 191 and the New Mexico border has reopened on the eastbound side after being closed due to blowing dust. The westbound lanes remained shut at San Simon following a crash, officials said. ... Read more»

Delayed: Final paving on I-10 between Tucson and Benson

As the final paving work on a 17-miles stretch of Interstate 10 rolls out over the next five weeks, drivers should be aware that trips between Tucson and Benson could take a bit longer than normal. Monday, officials announced that work would be pushed back until warmer temperatures arrive.... Read more»

McCain, Kirkpatrick blast EPA over Gold King spill

U.S. Sen. John McCain and U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick are accusing the EPA of neglect for the agency’s response to Navajo communities after a Colorado mine spill polluted the San Juan River last August.... Read more»

Audit: 19 tribal schools in Arizona went uninspected for four years

At least 19 tribal schools in Arizona went four years or more without the inspections that are supposed to be performed every year by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to a recent Government Accountability Office audit.... Read more»

Police: 16-year-old dead following truck rollover

A 16-year-old boy died Saturday night, after being hospitalized following an early morning rollover crash on Tucson's East Side.... Read more»

Toss old paperwork at Saturday Shred-A-Thon

If you've got stacks of unneeded old papers taking up space, you can get rid of them for free at a Shred-A-Thon on Saturday morning, coordinated by the Pima County Sheriff's Department.... Read more»

Juicy haul: Watermelon load contains 3rd-largest pot seizure in Az history

Stems and seedless? A truck driver at a Nogales border crossing found himself in a sticky situation Thursday, as officers made the third-largest seizure of marijuana in Arizona history — about 14,800 pounds of the drug hidden in a semi-trailer loaded with watermelons. ... Read more»

The squaw dress: A patch of Tucson’s fashion history

In the 1950s, Tucson was a major fashion industry player, all thanks to one garment: the squaw dress. Its influences can still be seen today, proving that despite an offensive name and changing styles, the dress's impact never truly faded. ... Read more»

Trucker arrested when 42 migrants found in semi-trailer

Arizona DPS officers arrested a U.S. citizen after they found 42 undocumented immigrants in the back of a tractor-trailer near Tubac on Monday, as part of a joint investigation involving federal and state officials. ... Read more»

Man dies after Tuesday car crash

A man has died at the hospital after his car broke down on Aviation Parkway and was rear-ended by a pickup truck early Tuesday morning. Hugues Ishimwe, 23, was pronounced dead Wednesday. The driver of the truck remains hospitalized.... Read more»

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