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J.C. Scott: Huckelberry on extortion accusations

Interviews with Sunnyside Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo and spokeswoman Mary Veres, attorney Bill Risner, mortgage banker Chuck Byler, developer Richard Studwell, sportswriter Anthony Gimino, and Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.... Read more»

Appeals court reaffirms decision to block Az inmate’s death sentence

A federal appeals court Friday reaffirmed its decision to overturn the death sentence of convicted murderer Steven James, saying lower courts were wrong not to consider claims that his lawyers were ineffective.... Read more»1

Missing elderly woman found after desert search

An 80-year-old woman who walked away from her home on Sunday night was found in good condition after a search. Phyllis Fredona was last seen around 6:30 p.m., when she left her home near Ina Road and La Canada Drive.... Read more»

Appeals court slashes award against ASARCO in sexual-harassment case

A federal appeals court Thursday slashed the damages that mining company ASARCO had been ordered to pay a former employee who successfully sued the company for sexual harassment at an Arizona mine.... Read more»

2 Az dark money groups pay record $1M fine to Calif.

Two Arizona dark money groups linked to conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch have paid a record $1 million in fines to California to settle allegations that the combined $15 million they spent on two ballot proposals in the state was not properly disclosed.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Republican CD2 candidate Ed Martin interviewed

Tucson Weekly Editor Dan Gibson, DUI defense attorney Jim Nesci, Republican CD2 candidate Ed Martin, Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik... Read more»

Court: ATF reverse sting ‘raises questions’ but is not ‘outrageous’ conduct

A divided federal appeals court Wednesday let stand the convictions of four men caught in a 2009 “reverse sting” operation in Phoenix, rejecting claims that the sting amounted to “outrageous government conduct.”... Read more»

14-yr-old arrested after another gun report at Santa Rita

A 14-year-old student at Santa Rita High School was arrested Thursday, charged with false reporting after the school was the site of a police investigation of a report of an armed man for the second time in two days. Thursday's incident was not related to Wednesday's lockdown, police said.... Read more»

Sheriff warns of health care phone scam

Pima County Sheriff's Department detectives are investigating a report of a telephone identity theft scam involving requesting personal information under the guise of the Affordable Care Act or Medicare.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Sunnyside's Dong says override crucial for district

Interviews with Sunnyside Governing Boardmember Eva Carrillo Dong, district Economic Development Coordinator Steve Leal, Republican City Council candidate Ben Buehler-Garcia, TUSD Boardmember Mark Stegeman, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and City Councilman Paul Cunningham.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: McCain pondering another Senate run

Interviews with former Pima County Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Rogers, Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small, U.S. Sen. John McCain and Attorney General Tom Horne.... Read more»

Cops want help foiling clean getaway in laundromat holdup

Tucson police are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect in an alleged armed robbery at a Midtown Tucson laundromat last week.... Read more»2

21 Tucson Air Guardsmen indicted; $1M fraud alleged by 'Black Sheep'

The former commander and 20 other members of a Tucson Air National Guard unit have been indicted for allegedly defrauding the government of more than $1 million. Members of the 214th Reconnaissance Group, which operates drones over Iraq and Afghanistan, falsified military records to bump their pay, Attorney General Tom Horne said Monday. The announcement comes four years after an Air Force investigation into the allegations led to discipline.... Read more»3

Federal budget deal includes wildfire funds, border guarantees

Tucked inside the bill that reopened the federal government late Wednesday night was language guaranteeing that border-security measures, specifically radar surveillance blimps, would continue to be funded into 2014.... Read more»

Yarnell Hill Fire investigation ignored major mistakes by state

"There's usually a chain of events — things that happened that shouldn't have happened" — that contribute to fatal wildfire incidents, said a retired wildfire investigator. Another firefighter, the former chief in Yarnell, called a recent state report on the death of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots a "big cover-up."... Read more»

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