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Court rejects request to remove judge in Tucson death-penalty case

A federal appeals court Friday rejected an Arizona death row inmate’s request that a judge recuse herself from his carjacking-murder case because her own father was murdered in a carjacking close to 40 years ago.... Read more»

Texas sheriff's race is a rematch on the border

Former Webb County, Tex., Sheriff Rick Flores was ousted in 2008 by Martin Cuellar, a former DPS lieutenant and brother of Congressman Henry Cuellar. After a brief stint in Arizona, Flores is back — seeking to reclaim the seat as an independent.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Flake hits Carmona on tobacco holdings

Interviews with U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, and the GOP state Senate candidate in LD9, Tyler Mott; plus attorney Don Loose.... Read more»

Supreme Court begins term with another Az case on docket

The U.S. Supreme Court begins its 2012 term Monday right where it left off last term – hearing a case from Arizona. After hearing Arizona’s immigration law as one of its last acts in the 2011 term, the court has scheduled one case from the state and has at least two more possible. ... Read more»

Loughner sentencing moved up to Nov. 8

At the request of prosecutors, the sentencing hearing for Jan. 8 shooter Jared Loughner has been moved up to Thursday, Nov. 8. The gunman, who pleaded guilty last month to killing six and wounding 13 in an attempt to assassinate Gabrielle Giffords, had been scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 15.... Read more»

Border roundup: 1070 in effect, corruption in Mexico

The controversial "papers please" provision of SB 1070 went into effect over the past week, bringing with it more protests and legal battles, while Mexican officials continue to deal with cartels and corruption.... Read more»

Mexico: Zetas drug cartel leader 'El Taliban' arrested

Mexican marines have arrested suspected Zetas drug cartel leader Ivan Velázquez Caballero, otherwise known as 'El Taliban.'... Read more»

In Mexico, breaking out of jail the easy way

A massive, front-door prison walkout exposes gaping holes in Mexico’s corrections system.... Read more»

Missing man returns to Southwest Side home

An elderly man missing from his Southwest Side home since Wednesday morning has returned home. 68-year-old Francisco Montiel was taken to University Medical Center South on Thursday morning for precautionary reasons.... Read more»

Pinal sheriff's spokesman under investigation

The public information officer for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Elias Johnson, was placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday, and is under investigation of "serious misconduct," according a department spokesman.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Metal theft hurting Tucson business

Interviews with Tom Hogan of Tucson's Oktoberfest celebration, GOP state Senate candidate Frank Antenori, and Jim Kuliesh of the Alliance of Construction Trades.... Read more»

Bennett: Nine new cases of voter fraud in Arizona

Using an interstate database, Arizona officials found nine cases of people committing fraud by voting in multiple states during the 2008 general election, Secretary of State Ken Bennett said Tuesday. ... Read more»3

Forum set on SB 1070, racial profiling

A community forum on SB 1070 and the potential for racial profiling, organized by Councilwoman Regina Romero and religious leaders, is set for Tuesday evening. Appearing at the meeting will be Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor and City Attorney Mike Rankin.... Read more»1

Trafficking crimes tough to measure, harder to combat

Lawmakers will address the challenges of combating human trafficking in Texas — a state known as a national center for the difficult-to-measure crime — at a joint interim hearing in Houston on Tuesday. Texas has created harsher penalties for the crime, but advocates say it's hard to know whether they are working.... Read more»

TPD: Missing disabled man located

A developmentally disabled man who went missing in Midtown earlier Monday has "returned to his group home and is in good condition," a police spokeswoman said.... Read more»

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