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1000px: Summer storm lights up the sky

Lightning pierces through rain clouds hovering over southern Tucson during evening storms Monday night. ... Read more»

Council Democrats swamping GOP challengers in money race

At least thus far in the races for Tucson's City Council, the GOP isn't the party of big money. The slate of incumbent Democrats are easily raising more campaign cash than their Republican challengers — three to six times as much.... Read more»

Dead body found in burned-out car in Avra Valley

Human remains were found in the trunk of a car that burned in northern Avra Valley on Sunday, west of Picture Rocks and Marana, authorities said.... Read more»

Update: Storm warnings; power knocked out for thousands

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for east central Pima County Saturday afternoon, cautioning that thunderstorms could produce damaging winds in excess of 60 mph, large hail, frequent lightening and heavy rain. ... Read more»

Nogales agents seize nearly $600K in hard drugs

Customs officers arrested three Mexican men and seized 55 pounds of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine worth more than $598,000 at the ports of entry in Nogales early this week, authorities said. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

It's in the contract: Mayor & Council have cards to play in Sun Tran strike

Sun Tran refusing to negotiate has to stop. Sure, be tough. But we have an issue with management twiddling their thumbs in an air-conditioned office, while people are stranded without a bus service they need because in this low-wage town, not everyone can afford cars. There are ways to make them talk that no one is talking about.... Read more»2

Tribes wait to jump into weed rush

While Native American tribes can decide whether to legalize marijuana on tribal lands, many are concerned about possible repercussions from the government. ... Read more»

Factchecking Trump's immigration plan

Republican Donald Trump’s immigration plan includes several statements that stray from the facts.... Read more»1

TPD's Villaseñor a finalist for San Antonio chief post

The chief of the Tucson Police Department, set to retire in December after six years in the top post, is a finalist to become the head of a Texas police department. Roberto Villaseñor announced earlier this year that he would retire, and a national search for the next TPD chief is underway.... Read more»

Drug-resistant head lice pop up in Arizona

Arizona is one of 25 states with lice populations that are highly resistant to over-the-counter treatments still widely recommended by doctors and schools, according to a new study. "The good news is head lice don’t carry disease," a researcher said. "They're more a nuisance than anything else."... Read more»

Lost migrants rescued by Predator drone crew

Pilots flying a Predator drone out of Sierra Vista for Customs and Border Protection are credited with rescuing three migrants lost in the desert earlier this month, authorities said. ... Read more»

Mail those (almost meaningless) Tucson primary ballots

There isn't a single contested race in Tucson's city primary election next week, but if you have a mail-in ballot and you want your vote to be counted, you should make sure it gets postmarked Thursday.... Read more»

Happy 240th birthday, Tucson! A playlist

To help celebrate Tucson's 240th birthday, here are more than two dozen songs that mention the Old Pueblo. Thursday marks 240 years since Tucson's founding by Hugo O'Conor, an Irish mercenary in the service of Spain. In the evening, a flag ceremony will be held at the Presidio San Agustin de Tucson Courtyard.... Read more»1

Hot dogs in truck mean 6 charges of animal abuse for owner

A man was booked in the the Pima County Jail on Wednesday after deputies discovered six unattended dogs in his truck at a South Side motel. Four dogs were crated in the truck's bed, and two more were in the cab with the windows cracked. A deputy recorded the temperature in one of the crates at 102 degrees.... Read more»

Police ID man shot to death on 4th Avenue

Tucson police have identified Rogelio Zarate as the victim of an early-morning drive-by shooting on 4th Avenue. The 25-year-old was dropped off at a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, and pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.... Read more»

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