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9/11

Former Arizonan and firefighter recalls days at Ground Zero

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, former Arizonan Robert Sebold — a volunteer firefighter and EMT — watched the attacks on the World Trade Center on TV and knew he had to do something. The former soldier packed up his gear, put on his firefighter turnout clothes, then boarded a bus and headed for Ground Zero.... Read more»0

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Border Patrol

Border agents rescue 10 from desert, find 3 bodies

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued several people found dehydrated in the West Desert this week and discovered a stash of ammunition and a pistol near San Miguel.... Read more»0

Woman sought in robbery of East Side bank

Tucson police are seeking help in identifying a woman accused of robbing an East Side bank Wednesday and who may be the same woman accused of robbing a Midtown credit union Monday.... Read more»0

Men sought in serial robberies around Tucson

Tucson police are trying to identify two men accused of several robberies between June 3 and June 18.... Read more»0

Midtown credit union robbery suspect sought

Tucson police are seeking help in identifying a woman accused of robbing a Midtown credit union on Monday.... Read more»1

Customs and Border Protection

Border officers find $2.5M worth of pot disguised as melons

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers got a surprise Saturday afternoon when they inspected a shipment of watermelons and discovered nearly 5,000 pounds of marijuana disguised as the fruit mingling with the produce.... Read more»0

$1.2M pot-growing operation found at Northwest Side home

Two men were arrested Monday on charges of growing marijuana valued at more than $1.2 million in a Northwest Side residence.... Read more»0

Tucson Water offers rebates for rainwater harvesting

Tucson Water announced Tuesday that it will offer residential customers rainwater-harvesting rebates up to $2,000.... Read more»1

I-10 West lane east of Palo Verde to be closed Wed. night

The right lane of I-10 West east of Palo Verde Road will be closed from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., on Wednesday for guardrail repair.... Read more»0

Cooler temperatures slow spread of Fox Fire

A wildfire burning in the Rincon Mountains southwest of Cascabel that is believed to have been caused by lightning has now claimed about 3,400 acres of the Coronado National Forest, a spokeswoman for the forest said Tuesday.... Read more»0

Barber sworn in as CD8's representative

Democrat Ron Barber was sworn into office Tuesday as the representative for Arizona's 8th Congressional District in a ceremony in Washington D.C.... Read more»3

Child found wandering on Southwest Side reunited with family

The Pima County Sheriff's Department located the grandmother of a child found wandering a Southwest Side street alone Monday and the boy was reunited with his family later in the day.... Read more»0

Lightning causes blazes in Rincons, Huachucas

A wildfire burning in the Rincon Mountains southwest of Cascabel that is believed to have been caused by lightning has consumed about 1,200 acres of Coronado National Forest, a spokeswoman for the forest said Monday.... Read more»0

Streetcar project traffic restrictions downtown, 4th Ave.

Work on Tucson's Sun Link modern streetcar is continuing with additional traffic restrictions Downtown and around Fourth Avenue and the University of Arizona as crews work on rails and utilities.... Read more»0

DHS: No more deportations of young illegal immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security will no longer deport many young illegal immigrants and will grant work permits to those who fall under new criteria, the agency announced Friday.... Read more»4

City of Tucson's IT Dep't to hold job fair

The City of Tucson's Information Technology Department will hold a job fair Saturday to fill available positions ranging from IT analyst to systems administrator. ... Read more»0

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