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Four manslaughter charges for driver in July crash

The driver involved in a deadly collision last month was released from the hospital Tuesday and booked into Pima County Jail on four counts of manslaughter, authorities said. Three adults and an unborn child died after a car, driven by 26-year-old Jesus Olea, struck a palm tree in Midtown on July 27.... Read more»

Opportunities for ex-inmates at 'Second Chance' job fair

Nearly four dozen local employers will participate in a job fair for former prison inmates Wednesday afternoon at the TCC. "Most people eventually come out of prison," said Mayor Rothschild. "We know what works in preventing recidivism - a job."... Read more»

Pot advocates look to legalize in Az, but concerns remain about MMJ

When Arizona voters approved medical marijuana in 2010, the traditionally conservative state did so tentatively: The “yes” campaign garnered 50.1 percent of the vote. Now, pro-legalization groups have once again targeted Arizona as a state that could legalize recreational marijuana in 2016.... Read more»2

Trump says he would raise visa fees to pay for border wall

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would increase fees on some Mexican visas and all border crossing cards as part of a broader plan to force Mexico to pay for a wall along the southern U.S. border.... Read more»

Weed rush

Pro-legalization groups prepare marijuana measures for 2016

Advocacy groups have poured millions of dollars into legalizing both recreational and medical marijuana in states across the country. “Out of the five campaigns that we’re running nationwide, Arizona’s definitely going to be the most heated, the most active,” said the state political director for the Marijuana Policy Project.... Read more»1

Deadly temps: 112-114° possible; 100-year-old record tied Saturday

Tucson and points west will see potentially deadly heat through the weekend, with the Weather Service warning that "unusually dangerous" temperatures could reach 112 degrees in Tucson, and even hotter in the desert. Saturday, a 100-year-old record of 109 degrees was tied.... Read more»

ICE arrests 50 alleged human rights violators in nationwide raids

Immigration officials arrested 50 foreign nationals suspected of human rights violations — including torture — in several cities across the U.S. in a series of raids this week, authorities said.... Read more»

Appeals court tosses Arpaio challenge to Obama immigration moves

A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who argued that President Obama's executive actions on immigration were unconstitutional. A judge wrote that Arpaio's claims "rest on speculation beyond that permitted."... Read more»

Weather Service warns of deadly temps: 113° possible

Tucson and points to the west will see potentially deadly heat Friday and through the weekend, with the Weather Service warning that "unusually dangerous" temperatures could reach 113 degrees in the Arizona desert, and up to 111 in the Tucson metro area.... Read more»

Construction closes lanes near Nogales border crossing

Work on a new pedestrian underpass at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales will mean lane closures near the crossing until early October.... Read more»

Young man found dead after jumping from Tanque Verde Falls

A 21-year-old man who vanished after cliff jumping at Tanque Verde Falls was found dead Tuesday night by a resident downstream. Hunter Douglas Miller's body was located after a search had been suspended due to severe weather, authorities said. ... Read more»

1000px: Lightning up the night

Thunderstorms rumbled across the Tucson valley Tuesday evening, bringing high winds, rain, dust clouds and an hours-long light show. ... Read more»

Tucson pushes to keep cell surveillance gear details secret

As part of an appeal to a December decision by a Pima County judge, an attorney for the city of Tucson argued that the release of documents detailing the use of "Stingray" cellphone surveillance equipment by Tucson police would compromise its use in investigations. ... Read more»

Far from home

Sexual violence plagues young women attempting to flee Central America

A brutal pattern of sexual violence affects thousands of girls and young women who flee from Central America to enter the United States, reveals a review of legal documents and interviews with defense lawyers in political asylum cases along with Los Angeles religious and social service workers.... Read more»

Weapons conviction reversed for immigrant caught near Green Valley

A federal appeals court Monday overturned the firearms conviction of an illegal immigrant who was caught near Green Valley in 2012 with guns, cell phones, a large supply of food and a radio scanner. A new hearing has been ordered.... Read more»1

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