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West Side house fire kills man Sunday night

A blaze in a home near South La Cholla and West 36th Street lead to a man's death Sunday night, authorities said.... Read more»

State of the City

Rothschild: Tucson a 'reliable partner' with business

The text of Mayor Rothschild's "State of the City" speech, delivered Thursday: "The City of Tucson is a good partner, a reliable partner, as we've proven time and time again during my tenure as mayor." Rothschild made his case for an increase in Tucson's sales tax, asking voters to OK it at an upcoming special election to help fund police, fire and road repairs.... Read more»

Town halls: Learn more about proposed Tucson sales tax bump

The city of Tucson is having a series of town halls this week and next to provide information and answer questions about a proposed half-cent municipal sales tax that may be approved in a May 2017 election.... Read more»

Family of four displaced by South Side mobile home fire

A family of four was displaced Monday night and three cats missing after a fire tore through their South Side moble home, authorities said. ... Read more»

City adds second sandbag pickup spot

Tucson residents who need to block monsoon floods can pick up free sandbags from a second location, city officials said. A fill-your-own sandbagging spot has opened in the parking lot of Hi Corbett Field, with pre-filled sandbags still available at Fire Station 7 on East Pima Street.... Read more»

Supervisor Bronson rescued after SUV swept into flooded wash

Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson was among the drivers caught in Tuesday's torrential rains. Tucson firefighters pulled Bronson from her vehicle after it was swept down a flooded wash near East Ft. Lowell Road. The Fire Department handled 75 weather-related calls Tuesday, performing eight swift-water rescues.... Read more»

Family of 4 rescued from swept-away SUV

An adult couple, their teenage son and his 80-year-old grandmother were rescued Sunday by Tucson firefighters who spotted their SUV flooded with water up to its hood.... Read more»1

Police find missing endangered man at Downtown bus station

A vulnerable man who went missing Monday morning from his Southeast Side group home was found around 6:30 p.m. by a police officer at the Ronstadt Transit Center. Paul Gabbard, 50, was "returned safety" after being checkout out by firefighters, authorities said.... Read more»

Bicyclist killed in South Side crash

A bicyclist on the South Side was killed Monday night when he was struck by an SUV as he tried to cross the street, authorities said.... Read more»

Motorcyclist killed in South Side collision with garbage truck

A man riding a motorcycle at a high rate of speed struck a garbage truck that was pulling out of a parking lot on the south side of East Valencia Road, and died at the scene of the collision Tuesday morning, authorities said.... Read more»1

$4.7M cuts to Fire Dep't would mean fewer paramedics

As Tucson works to put a bandage on a $25 million hole in the city budget, proposed cuts to the Fire Department would mean some demotions, fewer paramedics on duty, and reductions in overtime costs. The savings would be about $4.7 million from the deparment's $99 million budget.... Read more»

Family of 4 displaced by West Side house fire, 5 puppies rescued

A family of four was displaced Wednesday morning and five puppies and their mother were rescued after a fire tore through their West Side home, authorities said. ... Read more»

Controlled burn Friday targets Sweetwater mosquitos

Tucson Water and the city's Fire Department will hold a controlled burn of the Sweetwater Wetlands on Friday morning. In years past, residents have inundated 911 with calls reporting smoke in the area. This year, TFD Capt. Barrett Baker is urging people to remain calm. ... Read more»

Family of 7 displaced by Midtown house fire

A family of seven was displaced Thursday night after their home was burned in fire started by a five-year-old-boy playing with a lighter, authorities said. ... Read more»

Man killed in East Side rollover

A 23-year-old man was killed in a single-car rollover early Tuesday morning, authorities said.... Read more»

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