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More killed by guns than vehicles in Az for 3rd straight year

There were more people killed by firearms than by motor vehicles in Arizona in 2011, the third year in a row, according to a new study. Gun deaths outpaced those from cars and trucks in 14 states that year, with Arizona in second place. Councilman Kozachik and gun-rights activist Charles Heller split on the issue.... Read more»

Texas Dems divided over border crisis bill

Proposed legislation to address the surge of unaccompanied Central American children crossing into the U.S. is dividing Texas’ border lawmakers.

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Update: Storms affect Pima County roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County road, closing two and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Here’s the list:... Read more»

Update: Flash flood warning for Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning Tuesday morning for much of the Tucson area, extending northwest to Catalina.... Read more»

Central American kids pushed north by poverty, violence

Unlike many undocumented adult immigrants, minors from Central America cannot be quickly deported under U.S. law. Some may have legitimate claims for asylum or refugee status.... Read more»

Wood pile burning to begin on Mt. Lemmon

Forest rangers will be burning piles of stacked wood on Mt. Lemmon starting Tuesday. Smoke may be visible from the fires, which are part of a fuel reduction project intended to reduce the risk of wildfires.... Read more»

Update: Monsoon storms flood some county roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County roads, closing three and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Here’s the list from the county Department of Transportation:... Read more»

Power outage hits Midtown

Nearly 10,000 customers were without electricity in Midtown Tucson early Monday afternoon.... Read more»

PCC East Campus to reopen at noon after storm cuts power

Sunday’s monsoon storm left more than 10,0000 Tucson Electric Power customers without service, at least for the evening. PCC’s East Campus, closed Monday morning because of the lack of power, will reopen at noon.... Read more»

Monsoon brings flooding rains, downed power poles

With the National Weather Service warning of flash flooding throughout the Tucson area, Tucson Electric Power reported numerous power outages from thunderstorms, with more than 10,000 customers without power, and Tucson police reported roads closed by downed power lines.... Read more»

Two apparent murder-suicides in less than a week

Two suspected murder-suicides have taken place in the Tucson area in less than a week. One happened on Thursday on the West Side, the other on Saturday evening in Green Valley.... Read more»

Weather Service issues flood watch, blowing dust advisory

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch, and a blowing dust advisory in Pima County, including the Tucson metro area, Saturday afternoon.... Read more»

County: Migrant kids, families no threat to public health

Questioned about the potential impact of the children and families brought to Tucson by immigration authorities, the director of the Pima County Health Department said they “do not constitute a public health threat.”... Read more»1

Border checkpoint nabs child porn suspect

Agents at a border checkpoint near Three Points arrested a man Thursday wanted for child pornography.... Read more»

CDC: Arizona ranked in top five for alcohol-related deaths

Experts said there are several possible factors behind Arizona’s relatively high numbers, including the fact that medical responses can be a challenge in a rural state. One treatment counselor noted that there’s no one cause, but “a hundred ways” the problem affects the state.... Read more»1

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