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Family files suit over gun instructor's killing at Arizona range

The family of an Arizona gun instructor fatally shot by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi submachine gun in 2014 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the range and its owner, an attorney confirmed on Monday. ... Read more»

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Experts: Social media use puts young people at risk for ID theft

A recent identity-theft seminar for students at Arizona State University’s West Campus left Jagar Carrillo concerned about social media use and other factors that can make younger people targets. He planned to check his credit score immediately.... Read more»

U.S. House Democrats make new immigration push

As the federal government shutdown continued for a second day, congressional Democrats said they are looking to make sure comprehensive immigration reform doesn’t fall off the priority list, as they announced legislation on Wednesday that includes elements of a border-security measure backed by a key GOP leader.... Read more»

Firefighters douse large lumber fire on South Side

Tucson firefighters took just over 20 minutes to control a large pile of burning railroad ties that threatened power lines Tuesday evening. The lumber pile caught fire after flames spread from a burning front end loaders, a department spokesman said.... Read more»2

Sheriff: Missing elderly man returns home

An 84-year-old man reported missing from his Three Points home since Sunday morning returned there Monday night. George Alexander had driven into Tucson to have his cell phone repaired and had problems with his pickup truck, a Sheriff's Department spokesman said.... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Streetcar economic impact and safety

Jim DeGrood, RTA transportation Services director, plus City of Tucson Streetcar Project Manager Shelli Ginn, PAG Transit Services Director Jeremy Papuga, and Britton Dornquast of the RTA... Read more»

Mexico’s militia moms fight crime and the law

After decades making another life in the United States, Nestora Salgado found herself back home in southern Mexico's mountains, leading scores of mostly male volunteer police against gangsters and officials alike. Salgado, 42, was elected commander this spring of the community police in Olinala, an artisan and cattle town buried deep in the Pacific coast range of Guerrero state.... Read more»

Illegal immigration shifts to Texas, as overall numbers fall on border

Illegal immigration along the Southwest border has shifted to the east in recent years, with Texas seeing a rise in apprehensions while numbers in all the other border states have fallen sharply.... Read more»

FBI has used drones in the U.S. since 2006, watchdog says

Though drones have become an essential tool for the CIA in battling militants in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere, a new report reveals that the FBI has also relied on drones to fight domestic criminals since 2006.... Read more»

Sex-trafficking task force wants tougher laws against johns

A task force Gov. Jan Brewer assembled to address human trafficking plans to recommend laws toughening penalties for johns in child prostitution cases and raising public awareness of the problem.... Read more»1

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J.C. Scott: The future of Ronstadt Transit Center

Downtown Tucson Partnership CEO Michael Keith, Founder of the Bus Riders Union Brian Flagg, President and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Lea Marquez-Peterson, Financial Adviser Shelly Fishman, DUI Defense Attorney Jim Nesci... Read more»

Fired cop booked for sexual assault

A Tucson police officer fired last month after a female prisoner at the Pima County Jail alleged inappropriate conduct was booked into that same jail himself Wednesday, charged with 2 counts each of sexual abuse and sexual assault. Benjamin Gaballa joins 25 other TPD officers who were fired or resigned while under investigation since July 2009.... Read more»1

Study: Undocumented immigration may be rising in Texas

While several other states have seen recent decreases in the number of undocumented immigrants residing within their borders, figures for Texas have remained the same or have possibly increased, a new report says.... Read more»3

East Side house fire kills two dogs

A fire in the kitchen of a home near Udall Park resulted in the death of two pet dogs due to the heavy smoke. No one was home when the fire was reported Sunday afternoon, a Tucson Fire spokesman said. ... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Is government shutdown the answer?

Arizona Education Association head Andrew Morrill, talk show host Emil Franzi, former Pima Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Rogers, and Ward 6 Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik.... Read more»

Court reverses shooting convictions on question of tribal membership

A federal appeals court Thursday overturned multiple shooting convictions of a Tohono O’odham man, saying prosecutors had not proved that the man was a member of a federally recognized tribe.... Read more»

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