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Man shot by police Sunday carried 2 large knives

A man who charged at police and was shot Sunday was carrying two large knives, authorities said. The unidentified man remained hospitalized Monday after being shot several times by Tucson officers.... Read more»1

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Three adults, unborn child killed when car crashes into palm tree

Three adults and an unborn child died after a car struck a palm tree in Midtown overnight, authorities said. The driver of the car was hospitalized with critical injuries.... Read more»

Pedestrian killed when hit by vehicle on 22nd

A man died at the hospital Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle in the Downtown area, authorities said. ... Read more»

Voters to get chance to put brakes on traffic cams

Two years after falling well short of the number of required signatures, opponents of Tucson's red-light cameras have filed enough petitions to force the City Council to either pull the traffic-control devices or put the matter before voters in November.... Read more»3

Woman dead after crashing car into tree

Tucson police are investigating a fatal car crash that occurred early Wednesday morning just south of Reid Park, authorities said.... Read more»

Keep on rollin': Stolen tractor crashes into 2 homes, sparks fire

Two Southeast Side homes have been condemned after a stolen tractor slammed into them, causing a fire in one. Six people were displaced, but were unharmed in the incident Monday night, authorities said.... Read more»

Police ID man killed in South Side hit-and-run

A man killed near East 22nd Street and South 4th Avenue on July 2 has been identified, and police continue to search for the driver who hit the pedestrian who had just left Santa Rita Park.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Kozachik: Review city laws before writing new homeless rules

Instead of adding yet another ordinance to our tool kit, what we need to do is clarify what's already on the books, change language in those existing ordinances so that it's consistent, and transmit a clear message to the police and the public that we're enforcing. ... Read more»

Tucson Symphony seeks help finding missing musician

Members of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra are asking for the public's help in locating missing musician Steven Brubaker, a cellist who was last seen at about 4 a.m. last Monday near his condo near North Alvernon Way and East Grant Road.... Read more»

Hit-and-run kills jaywalking woman in Midtown

A 69-year-old woman crossing Craycroft Road died after being hit by an SUV on Friday night. The occupants of the vehicle checked the woman and then left the scene. The woman, who was not in a crosswalk, died later at a hospital, authorities said — the sixth pedestrian death of 2015 in Tucson.... Read more»3

Baby taken to hospital after being left in van near City Hall

A baby girl was taken to a hospital Monday afternoon after being left alone in an unlocked van, authorities said.... Read more»1

County Attorney won't charge students in alleged Flowing Wells plot

Five Flowing Wells High School students arrested last week for allegedly planning to kill another student won't face charges, authorities said Friday. The Pima County Attorney's Office announced that there is not sufficient evidence to prove the students conspired to murder a fellow student.... Read more»1

Cops: 5 Flowing Wells students arrested for murder plan

Five Flowing Wells High School students were arrested Wednesday night for allegedly planning to kill another student, authorities said. Tucson police began investigating after a student told school staff that several students were planning to kill another student on campus.... Read more»

Crowd-control measure pulled from Council agenda

A proposed city ordinance that would have increased police powers in crowd control situations — and would have outlawed wearing masks at demonstrations — has been pulled from the agenda of Tuesday's Tucson City Council meeting for further consideration.... Read more»

TPD's Villaseñor, task force to Obama: End racial profiling

A task force on "21st Century Policing" presented recommendations to President Obama on Monday, including urging independent reviews of police shootings, a ban on all racial profiling by law enforcement, and better data collection. The group, including Tucson's police chief, stopped short of calling for other controversial reforms, such as mandatory body cameras.... Read more»1

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