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Update: Missing elderly man with dementia found by police

An 86-year-old man with dementia, who drove off in a pickup on the Northwest Side on Saturday afternoon, was found overnight in a parking lot on the other side of Tucson, nearly 25 miles away.... Read more»

Prop. 101

Tucson sales-tax bump passes easily; will fund police, fire & roads

In a special election Tuesday, Tucson voters approved a half-cent increase in the city's sales tax by a wide margin: 41,000 yes ballots to 25,000 no votes. Proposition 101 was OKed by a majority of those voting in every ward. It will take effect July 1, and fund police and fire equipment, and road repairs.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Another good guy with gun takes others with him

"How could this happen here?" Statistically there are probably about 1 million guns in Tucson and the good guys who own them can have very bad moments. I don't expect the weekend's La Encantada murder-suicide to score a blow for gun control, but it's time to bury the bumper-sticker slogan.... Read more»2

Monday deadline to register to vote in Tucson sales tax election

The deadline to register to vote in next month's special election on a half-cent city sales tax is midnight on Monday, April 17. You can register online or check your current registration at ServiceArizona.com.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Tucson sales tax referendum confirms erosion is no hoax

Stuff breaks. Erosion happens. Things cost money. These are the realities prompting Prop. 101, the sales-tax bump going before city voters in just a few weeks.... Read more»

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

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