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Deputies still searching for missing Canyon Ranch exec

Pima County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in locating a Northeast Side woman last seen on Tuesday morning, authorities said. ... Read more»

10 worst wildfires in modern Arizona history

A ranking of Arizona's worst wildfires based on data from the National Interagency Fire Center. Cronkite News calculated the rankings by acres burned, number injured and number deceased.... Read more»

Tucson's Garden of Gethsemane park closed by vandalism

A popular local landmark, the Garden of Gethsemane, has been forced to close due to vandalism, authorities said. ... Read more»

Wildfire forecast 'normal', but firefighters are preparing for the worst

The official forecast has Arizona facing a normal wildfire season, but experts say how things play out depends on conditions in different parts of the state. As weather heats up, there is potential for significant wildfires.... Read more»

Checking the Checkpoints: Az's Border Patrol sites

Support quality border reporting: Pledge your backing for our project to take a tour of every one of Arizona's 11 Border Patrol checkpoints in a single day, showing in dramatic fashion how they isolate rural communities, how residents live with daily interactions with BP, and how effective the checkpoint strategy is.... Read more»

Court upholds chemical weapons conviction for Tucson contractor

A federal appeals court upheld the conviction Monday of a Tucson contractor who set off a homemade chlorine bomb at a former customer’s home in 2009, creating a noxious cloud that forced a neighborhood evacuation.... Read more»1

Az's Rim Country seeing surge in teen heroin use

Even in Arizona’s Rim Country, in a city of just 16,000 people, heroin abuse is surging among teens and young adults just as it has across the state. “We had some issues with other drug problems in the past, but this is just encompassing our whole community,” Payson Town Councilwoman Su Connell said.... Read more»

Ducey vetoes bill to shield officers’ names after police shootings

Ducey's veto letter said Arizona law already gives police departments the ability to withhold names. It also said the legislation contained "ambiguities" that went beyond the stated goal of protecting officers and their families. ... Read more»

Second group files paperwork to seek 2016 vote on legalizing pot

Arizonans for Responsible Legalization wants to allow adults to purchase small amounts of marijuana for private use and tax marijuana sales to help fund education, the group said in a news release.... Read more»

Suspected smuggler crashes after fleeing from Border Patrol in Tucson

One person died and four others were injured in a crash Thursday night at the Craycroft exit on westbound I-10 after Border Patrol agents attempted to stop their vehicle. ... Read more»

Capitol roundup: Kill Common Core, limit abortion & require church attendance?

The Legislature is well into the homestretch with a goal to wrap up the session before Easter still in its sights. This led to busy days and long nights at the Capitol this week. ... Read more»1

County Attorney won't charge students in alleged Flowing Wells plot

Five Flowing Wells High School students arrested last week for allegedly planning to kill another student won't face charges, authorities said Friday. The Pima County Attorney's Office announced that there is not sufficient evidence to prove the students conspired to murder a fellow student.... Read more»1

Snake oil? Experts say snakebite kits don't work, delay care

For those heading into rattlesnake territory, a snakebite kit – often featuring an illustration of a viper ready to strike – may seem to offer a measure of safety. But experts say they can do more harm than good. “If you’re snakebit and you’re relying on this to save your life, you’re wasting your time completely." ... Read more»

Wetter months mean more prey, but not necessarily more rattlesnakes

After seeing more rain than usual during the cooler months, Arizona has plenty of vegetation to feed the rodents and birds that rattlesnakes love to eat. But that doesn’t mean more rattlesnakes now that temperatures are warming up, experts say. That may happen in a couple years, but not until rattlesnakes fat and happy from plentiful food live to make baby rattlesnakes.... Read more»

Many national, int'l pilots train at Arizona flight schools

Experts say it’s not surprising the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, which crashed into the French Alps earlier this week, trained in Arizona. Many organizations, including Lufthansa, the parent company of GermanWings, send their pilots here.... Read more»

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