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Motorcycle rider killed in crash west of UA

A man riding a motorcycle was struck by a van making a left turn across Speedway Boulevard at Main Avenue on Wednesday morning and died shortly after arriving at the hospital, authorities said.... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

Texas scrambles to fund border security project

Despite Texas lawmakers’ urgent calls to secure the border and fill in gaps they say the federal government has left wide open, a key effort Gov. Greg Abbott deemed a priority in 2015 isn’t off the ground yet.... Read more»

Pedestrian killed crossing Benson Highway

A 37-year-old woman was killed while crossing a South Side street Tuesday night. Malinda Becker was pronounced dead at a hospital after she was hit by a car outside of a crosswalk, authorities said. ... Read more»1

Motorcycle rider killed when truck runs stop sign

A motorcyclist died on Trico Road on Tuesday night when he was hit by a truck that ran a stop sign. Michael Robert, 41, was declared dead at the scene. ... Read more»

Phoenix woman charged with killing her three young sons

An Phoenix mother who prosecutors say stabbed her three young sons to death and stashed their bodies in a bedroom closet in her north Valley home has been indicted on murder charges, according to an indictment made public on Tuesday. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agents continue to target cartel scouts in Pinal County

Over the last two months, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents conducted multiple operations in Pinal County targeting men suspected of working as scouts for drug smugglers, including one where agents ambushed an observation post by roping down from a helicopter.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump on the Orlando shooting

A day after the mass shooting at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida, Donald Trump made a series of false statements, misstatements and overstatements in TV interviews and a speech about the attack.... Read more»

Meth tamales intercepted by Nogales CBP

"Creative smuggling tactics" failed to keep Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers from seizing nearly a pound of methamphetamine in packages disguised as tamales on Monday, authorities said. ... Read more»

Lawmakers call for unity, prayer in aftermath of shootings

The reaction in Washington to Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando was swift and nearly unanimous, as statements and social media posts offered prayers and condolences for what the president called “a horrific massacre” flooded the web.... Read more»

Ex-Ally Miller staffer 'confesses' he was behind bizarre blog

Timothy DesJarlais, a staffer for Ally Miller who quit his post after becoming the focus of an ongoing investigation into a peculiar political website, the "Arizona Daily Herald," has now owned up to his lies — at least in part. After denials, diversions and a false crime report, he wrote a "confession" to Miller.... Read more»2

What the Devil won't tell you

Take it from a guy who's been there: We don't know anything about Orlando yet

The Orlando shootings bring back Tucson memories and the most uncomfortable truth of all: We think we know things, but we don't. Omar Mateen, a native New Yorker, appears to have massacred 50 people in an Orlando nightclub. This is the news today. Tomorrow? Who knows? We don't even know what we don't know we should ask about.... Read more»

Obama not pursuing executive order to shut Gitmo, sources say

The Obama administration is not pursuing the use of an executive order to shutter the Guantanamo Bay military prison after officials concluded that it would not be a viable strategy, sources familiar with the deliberations said. ... Read more»

Court rejects death-row inmate’s claims in Phx double murder

A federal appeals court Friday rejected an Arizona death-row inmate’s claim that he had an ineffective attorney at his trial and sentencing in the 1987 stabbing of a elderly Phoenix couple.... Read more»

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

In the name of love: Pride

The massacre in Orlando is what happens when we don't promote respect and acceptance of diversity through knowledge and understanding. We encourage ignorance, and promote fear and hatred of people different from us. This is inexcusable. My heart goes out to the LGBTQ community.... Read more»

Tucsonans to hold vigil for victims of Orlando massacre

Tucsonans will hold a march and candlelight vigil on 4th Avenue to honor the victims of this weekend's attack on a gay nightclub in Florida that killed at least 50 people and wounded scores more. "The loss of so many of our brothers and sisters hurts my heart. For all the gains the LGBTQ community has achieved, we still face attacks in the places we go," said Adam Ragan, an organizer.... Read more»

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