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Update: Missing man found

Tucson police say David R. Escobar, 56, returned to his home Monday evening after being missing for most of the day. “He was found to be in good condition,” a department spokeswoman said.... Read more»

Oro Valley to offer free pool, spa inspections

The Town of Oro Valley will offer residents free pool and spa inspections beginning May 1 to make summer swimming season safer.... Read more»

Sinaloa man gets nearly 22 years for drug trafficking

A Mexican man believed to be the leader of a drug-trafficking organization was sentenced Monday to nearly 22 years in prison for trafficking in cocaine.... Read more»1

2 killed when camo-clad group attacks illegal immigrants

Two people were fatally shot Sunday night when suspected human smugglers traveling near Eloy were ambushed by a group wearing camouflage and armed with rifles.... Read more»4

Border Patrol

Man sentenced to 39 months for illegal re-entry

A 31-year-old Mexican man apprehended by Border Patrol agents in October was sentenced Monday to 39 months in prison for illegal re-entry into the United States.... Read more»

Lethal-injection drug access could put executions on hold

A federal judge’s decision to block imports of a drug used in executions will leave states to rely more on a substitute drug that could itself be getting scarce.... Read more»

Patterson: Ethics report false, an attempt to demonize him

Embattled state Rep. Daniel Patterson of Tucson denies offering to trade a vote for sex with a lobbyist, intimidating and harassing colleagues and staff and other explosive allegations in a report submitted this week to the House Ethics Committee.... Read more»

Narcocorridos

Politicos crack down on Mexico's gangster ballads

As Mexico’s elections near, politicos are tightening the squeeze on “narcocorridos,” the country’s popular odes to drug cartel kingpins.... Read more»

3 charged with drug trafficking, money laundering

Three Mexican men accused of being part of the Sinaloa drug trafficking organization operating in Arizona were indicted Tuesday on drug and money laundering charges.... Read more»

Tucson man gets 8 years for child pornography

A Tucson man who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and $5,000 in restitution.... Read more»1

Border Patrol

Sonora man gets 41 months for illegal re-entry into U.S.

A 42-year-old Nogales, Son., man was sentenced to 41 months in prison March 21 for illegally re-entering the United States.... Read more»

Customs and Border Protection

CBP seizes $317k in unreported cash headed to Mexico

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $317,000 in unreported cash bound for Mexico in two incidents in Nogales.... Read more»

Suspect sought in Diamond Shamrock robbery

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a man who robbed a north side Diamond Shamrock at gunpoint on March 24.... Read more»1

Patterson 'suspending' campaign in wake of ethics charges

State Rep. Daniel Patterson, under fire from both parties after an ethics investigation, said Tuesday he’s suspending his re-election campaign and “likely will not run” to keep his House seat. He blasted his former Democratic colleagues as “slimy.”... Read more»

GOP blocks Patterson expulsion, Dems release more investigation docs

Republican legislators blocked the immediate expulsion of Democratic state Rep. Daniel Patterson on Tuesday, opting to pursue ethics hearings. House Democrats leaders released a series of exhibits in the case filed against the Tucson representative.... Read more»5

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