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Drop in force by BP agents driven by decline in 'less lethal' incidents

Even as the use of force by Border Patrol agents and customs officers falls under increasing scrutiny, the number of use-of-force incidents, and the number of assaults against agents have decreased since 2011. ... Read more»

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Man arrested in fatal hit-and-run, police ID victim

A man was arrested for manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of a 22-year-old woman sitting on a bus bench Monday, authorities said. Rio Blackwell's name was released Tuesday after her family was notified of her death.... Read more»

Missing symphony musician found in another state

Steven Brubaker, a Tucson Symphony Orchestra cellist who had last been seen by his family in May, was "located alive in another state" last week, authorities said.... Read more»

City Council forum set for Tuesday night

It might be a bit overshadowed by the Clinton-Sanders face-off and baseball playoff games, but you just might find some fireworks tonight in Tucson. League of Women Voters events are usually as sedate as can be, but the Republican challengers in Tucson's City Council races are working to raise their profiles as early balloting has begun.... Read more»1

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Monsoon’s seeming intensity has more to do with location

This year’s monsoon season has made headlines for downpours, damage and even tragedy, with the deadly flash flooding around Colorado City. But is its intensity worse than other years?... Read more»

Simulation lab allows firefighters to prepare for unthinkable

Kneeling on the floor with only a sheet covering it, firefighter Nathan Phillips stretches a rubber tourniquet as tight as he can around the severed leg of his patient. The patient’s eyes are wide, his face seemingly contorted in fear, but he remains motionless and silent as Phillips manages to stop the flow of blood.... Read more»

Az health panel raising awareness of pediatric autoimmune disorder

Too many children suffering from neurological autoimmune disorders lack access to resources to correctly diagnose them, a state lawmaker says.... Read more»

ICE keeping ties with immigration bail company quiet, group alleges

The nation's top immigration agency won't hand over documents that purportedly will show whether it has a special relationship with a company that facilitates immigrant bail bonds, a civil rights group claims in court. ... Read more»


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»

What's open, what's closed on Columbus Day

As the nation marks Columbus Day (although not everyone is a fan), some government services and private businesses will be closed Monday. Here's the low-down.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Dorm stabbing victim reflects: Guns don't kill but split-second decisions can

In all the years since a fellow student foolishly stabbed me, I have barely thought of it. It's kind of a funny memory. But if a gun had been handy and had I shot and killed him, I guarantee you that I would have thought of it every stinking day.... Read more»1

Thousands attend Sanders rally in Tucson

A crowd of more than 11,000 overwhelmed the Reid Park amphitheater as they gathered Friday night to hear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders deliver a powerful speech against Wall Street and congressional Republicans. He also promoted comprehensive immigration reform and deferred action. ... Read more»6

In red-state Arizona, fervent supporters await Bernie Sanders visit

Republican-dominated Arizona might seem like an unlikely place for left-leaning Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to garner support, but the Arizonans who do back the Vermont senator are fervent.... Read more»1

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