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Baby, it's cold outside: Hard freeze warning for Tucson

Bundle up, folks: the National Weather Service is predicting temperatures will fall well below freezing around Tucson overnight Friday, with the mercury dipping into the 20s until things warm up around 9 a.m. Saturday. Check your plants, pipes and pets.... Read more»

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Family of 7 displaced by South Side house fire

A family of seven was displaced Friday afternoon after a fire tore through their South Side home, authorities said. The family was not home at the time of the blaze.... Read more»

Tucson & Southern Arizona

Live weather radar

Live weather radar for Tucson and the rest of Southern Arizona from the National Weather Service.... Read more»

Free pet microchips available Sunday

The Pima Animal Care Center will host a microchip clinic Sunday, with residents of some Tucson zip codes receiving free microchips. In anticipation of pets who run away when frightened by New Year’s fireworks and other noises, the county will waive redemption fees if owners agree to spay or neuter their pets.... Read more»

Public safety radio

Police & fire scanners

Monitor local police and fire department radio traffic on our scanner page.... Read more»

SeeClickFix

Report road hazards, graffiti & other issues

Is your drive home less than smooth? Use our mapping tool from SeeClickFix to report everything from potholes and graffiti to broken streetlights and overgrown weeds and keep watch over your neighborhood... Read more»

Obituary

George Miller, former Tucson mayor, dies at 92

One of the longest serving public officials in Tucson’s history died Christmas morning. George Miller, who was mayor for most of the 1990s, was 92. Shot in the leg during World War II, the Marine veteran remained ever-ready to take a stand for his beliefs, whether it was refusing to “name names” during the height of McCarthyism or suing his fellow Council members during political disputes.... Read more»

Immigrants still surging into Texas shelters

The news crews have drifted away, and the national spotlight has turned elsewhere. But Central American immigrants continue to cross illegally into Texas, and their numbers seem to be growing again. Border officials and charities expect their humanitarian efforts to continue into the foreseeable future.... Read more»26

Man in sanctuary at Tucson church gets Christmas Eve reprieve

After 90 days in sanctuary at a north Tucson church, Francisco Perez Cordova was able to join his family at home on Christmas Eve after immigration officials agreed to close the deportation case against him.... Read more»1

BP agents intercept drugs, drunk driver at checkpoints

Over the weekend Border Patrol agents at Arizona checkpoints intercepted three drug smuggling attempts, and one drunken driver... Read more»

Guest opinion

Arizona Dreamers smiling for driver's license photos

It’s not every day someone looks forward to going to MVD, but Monday was different for many Arizonans. That’s because Arizona Dreamers qualifying under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for the first time could apply for an Arizona driver’s license at the Motor Vehicles Division.... Read more»

Are we on the verge of a mass Common Core repeal?

The Republican sweep of state legislatures in last month’s election could spell trouble for Common Core. The standards, a set of expectations for what students should know in English and math by the end of each grade, are increasingly being assailed by conservatives as an unwanted federal intrusion into public education.... Read more»

'Dreamers' begin getting Az driver's licenses

For Erick Lizarraga, 18, getting a driver’s license means a little more freedom and a little less fear. Until last week, he was one of 22,000 “Dreamers” in Arizona, granted a work permit under President Obama’s 2012 decision to grant deferrals to young people, but unable to legally drive in the state.... Read more»

Down payment grants available for home buyers

If you are dreaming of buying a home, assistance from the Tucson NeighborhoodLIFT program might be just what you need. The program only has about 20 $15,000 grants remaining to provide mortgage down payment assistance for qualified homebuyers.... Read more»

McSally announces 30-person transition team

Gearing up to take her seat in Congress in just a couple of weeks, Rep.-elect Martha McSally has announced a wide-ranging group to advise her as she picks her team. As McSally decides who’ll be on her congressional staff, both in Washington, D.C., and in Tucson, she’ll have input from a long list, mostly composed of Republicans with a sprinkling of Democrats.... Read more»3

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