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Supervisor Bronson rescued after SUV swept into flooded wash

Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson was among the drivers caught in Tuesday's torrential rains. Tucson firefighters pulled Bronson from her vehicle after it was swept down a flooded wash near East Ft. Lowell Road. The Fire Department handled 75 weather-related calls Tuesday, performing eight swift-water rescues.... Read more»

FactCheck: Police are not being shot at record levels

Donald Trump wrongly said that “they’re shooting our police at record levels.” The record for police firearm deaths, and deaths of officers overall, in recent decades was set in the 1970s. ... Read more»

New Pima College top cop picked after 3 years of rotating chiefs

After three years without a permanent top cop, Pima Community College has tapped an officer from Georgia to head the school's law enforcement staff of 75. The department had been run by temporary chiefs since the sudden resignation of Stella Bay in June 2013.... Read more»

Fatchecking the GOP's 'unvetted' refugees theme

A common Republican falsehood — a claim that Syrian refugees being admitted to the U.S. are “unvetted” — is beginning to infect campaign TV ads. All refugees seeking to enter the U.S. go through a screening process, with special measures for those from Syria. ... Read more»

Candidate commentary

Moran: Equal justice in today's courts

Everyone has been shocked and appalled by the recent events in Dallas, St. Paul, Ferguson and in countless other cities in the United States. These events have highlighted an increasing sense that our criminal justice system is flawed and has heightened interest in the practices of law enforcement and courts across the nation. I want to share with you my ideas of what equal justice means in the current landscape of our country and our community. ... Read more»

Thunderstorms prompt flash flood watch, warnings

Thunderstorms in Southern Arizona have the National Weather Service cautioning of potential flooding in roads and washes, with a flash flood watch in effect through midnight, and a flash flood warning for Southeastern Pinal County, including the Mammoth area. ... Read more»

Banner Health data breach exposes info on 3.7 million

A hack of data held by Banner Health — the operator of the former University Medical Center in Tucson — has put information on about 3.7 million people at risk. The company is sending letters to patients, health plan members and beneficiaries, food and beverage customers and physicians and healthcare providers telling them of the data breach.... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

What are your rights at U.S.-Mexico Border Patrol checkpoints?

Reporter Julian Aguilar answers a reader's question about what powers border agents have when questioning people at checkpoints.... Read more»3

Missing Mt. Lemmon hiker last seen Monday

A 28-year-old Tucson woman who went hiking in the Catalina Mountains, was last seen Monday. Authorities are searching for Amy Kijewski, whose car was found at the Palisades Trailhead on Tuesday.... Read more»

Arizona police agencies get low marks for body camera policies

Police departments in Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson fell short in a new report that rated departments for policies that ensure that body cameras are a “tool for accountability, not a tool for surveillance” by agencies. ... Read more»

VP nominee Mike Pence stumps for Trump in Tucson

Republican VP nominee Mike Pence promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act, renew the economy and deal with "Islamic terrorism" during a speech at the Fox Theatre in Tucson on Tuesday afternoon. ... Read more»

Rains prompt flood warning for Tucson, SE Az

Midday thunderstorms with heavy rain mean drivers should be aware of flooded roads. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning, in effect through 2 p.m. Tuesday, for Tucson and eastern Pima County, along with Cochise, Santa Cruz, southwestern Graham and Pinal counties. ... Read more»

Bergdahl's lawyers ask for charges to be dropped over McCain comments

The legal team for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Monday asked to have the charges against the former prisoner of war dismissed, arguing comments made by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain violated his due process rights. ... Read more»

Man dies after SW Side shooting

A 26-year-old man died Sunday night after a dispute with two other men led to a shooting. Carlos Jesus Baez-Lugo was pronounced dead at the hospital. The others involved in the incident were cooperating with investigators.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump on torture

Donald Trump said that “enhanced interrogation … works.” But scientists have shown that the stress and pain induced by techniques like waterboarding can impair memory, and, therefore, inhibit a person from recalling information.... Read more»

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