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Immigrant lost in desert saved by Border Patrol

A Mexican woman, lost in the desert and suffering from dehydration and severe blisters used her cellphone to call for help and was rescued by Border Patrol agents in the desert near Douglas.... Read more»1

Tucson prison inmate dead of apparent suicide

A man serving a five-year sentence for arson died Friday after being found “unresponsive” by prison officials.... Read more»

Border agents find nearly $1M in marijuana near Why

Border Patrol agents discovered an abandoned truck loaded with 1,700 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $879,000 near Why on Thursday.... Read more»

Mexico is trying to win its drug war with more torture

Mexico’s use of torture in the drug war is up 600 percent in last 10 years, reports Amnesty International.... Read more»

DEA renews Arizona's permit to import execution drug

Federal renewal of the state’s license to import pentobarbital comes just six weeks after Arizona executed Joseph Wood Jr. using a different set of drugs, in a process that took two hours and left Wood gasping for air. This approval is just one step in a long process to import the drug.... Read more»1

Deputies catch man who allegedly used pink and black gun to rob Quik Mart

Pima County Sheriff’s Department detectives arrested a man Wednesday morning who allegedly used a pink and black gun to rob a Quik Mart on Aug. 24, authorities said.... Read more»

Man missing from Tucson hospital found in Sahuarita

An elderly man missing since he walked away from Saint Mary’s Hospital Thursday morning was found in Sahuarita at about 12:30 p.m., authorities said.... Read more»

Weather Service warns of flooding in Santa Ritas

Citing heavy rains, the National Weather Service issued a small stream flood advisory for western Cochise County, southeastern Pima County and northeastern Santa Cruz County on Thursday afternoon. Thunderstorms dropped about an inch of rain on Ft. Huachuca, and nearly a half-inch in just 15 minutes in the Santa Rita Mountains.... Read more»

Sheriff seeks trio breaking into vehicles

Pima County Sheriff’s Department detectives are asking the public’s help finding a trio of thieves who have been breaking into vehicles in Pima County since mid-May, authorities said.... Read more»

Az-based Taser sees stock boost since Ferguson shooting

Scottsdale-based Taser was one of several makers of body cameras whose stock rose in the wake of a police shooting in the St. Louis suburb. But Taser officials said the stock started rising well before Ferguson, when studies last year showed the cameras’ effectiveness.... Read more»

Obama: Video of beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff authentic

Updated: The video released by the Islamic State showing the killing of a second American journalist is authentic President Obama confirmed Wednesday. The same group murdered James Foley last month.... Read more»

Shooting death suspect busted in traffic stop

Police arrested a man suspected in the Friday shooting death of a man on the North Side. Madison Michael Molina, 18, was booked into Pima County jail one count of first degree murder.... Read more»

Gun Wars

More people can use lethal force in self defense than ever before

Americans are more empowered than they have ever been by stand your ground or similar laws to use firearms to protect themselves and their property, though the laws are applied inconsistently across the country, a News21 analysis shows.... Read more»1

Virginia man arrested in 2010 Tucson murder case

A man has been arrested in Virginia in a 2010 Tucson murder case, authorities said.... Read more»

Two-year-old boy Tucson's first drowning victim of 2014

A two-year-old boy became Tucson’s first drowning victim of the year on Monday evening, authorities said.... Read more»

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