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2 charged in deadly shooting outside strip club

Two Tucson men have surrendered to police and face charges in the fatal shooting of a man during a late-night fight outside a Midtown strip club, authorities said.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Cunningham: Learn from out-of-control conspiracy rumors about 'child sex camp'

There are so many things that disappoint me about how this has emerged. I understand how a reporter, just like a regular citizen, would get scared when they hear allegations about sex trafficking. I just wish a little more care was taken in evaluating the source that this information came from. I hope this is something they have learned from. ... Read more»

FactCheck: No evidence of 'child sex trafficking camp' in Tucson

There is no evidence to support claims that a recently discovered homeless encampment in Tucson was used as a “child rape camp." Authorities say their investigation revealed no such criminal activity.... Read more»2

Missing woman with Alzheimer's found dead on West Side

An elderly woman who walked away from her West Side home was found dead only a short distance away a day later, authorities said. There were no signs of foul play in the death of 83-year-old Mary Migatulski.... Read more»

'Lovely' the dog dies after being doused with gas, burned

A Tucson dog named "Lovely" died Sunday morning after being treated by vets here and in Scottsdale. She was doused with gasoline and set on fire by a woman who also burned part of her family home earlier this month, authorities said.... Read more»

TPD: Man shot by police during father/son struggle over handgun

A man who was shot by a Tucson police officer Wednesday night was arguing with his father and wrestling over a handgun at the time, authorities said.... Read more»

Longtime TPD legal advisor tapped for Seattle police oversight post

Lisa Judge, the top lawyer for the Tucson Police Department, has been chosen as the first inspector general for public safety for the city of Seattle.... Read more»

TPOA wins Tucson police union election

The Tucson Police Officers Association has fended off an organizing challenge from another police union, the Fraternal Order of Police. TPOA received 58 percent of the vote in balloting among officers, detectives and sergeants this week.... Read more»

Tucson firearms dealer gets 6.5 years for trafficking guns to Mexican cartels

A Tucson man was sentenced last week to 78 months in federal prison for his role in a gun-running operation that included a former Tucson police officer. Timothy Veninga, holder of a Federal Firearms License, worked to send at least 31 guns to Mexican drug cartels, officials said.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Cunningham: New police cars on the prowl in Tucson

Councilman Paul Cunningham: The next time you see a police cruiser or a fire vehicle, you might see a decal that says "Tucson Delivers." That means it was purchased with the half-cent sales tax that you voted for last year. ... Read more»

State of the City

Rothschild: Envision Tucson's future with clear eyes

Mayor Rothschild: "2020 is less than two years away. Let's look where we're at today, and where we want to be then, with clear-eyed, 20/20 vision. Let's strive to see things from each other's perspective, and not through the distorting lens of ideology."... Read more»

Guest opinion

Cunningham: Texting while driving will now get you pulled over

At this week's mayor and City Council meeting, my colleagues and I voted to make texting while driving a primary offense. Six months ago, a new ordinance came into effect making it a secondary offense, meaning that you could only be cited if there was an accident or another violation. ... Read more»

TPD: Info sought on East Side shooting death

A 22-year-old man died after being shot Wednesday night on Tucson's East Side, and police are seeking the public's help in tracking down a light-colored car and its occupants in connection with the incident.... Read more»

Man dies days after Midtown motorcycle crash

A man who was thrown from his motorcycle after another rider crashed into him died several days after the collision, authorities said. Jeremy Teeter, 35, died about a week after the Dec. 2 crash.... Read more»

TPD: Fatal shooting may be gang related

A 23-year-old man was killed early Tuesday morning in what Tucson police said may be a gang-related incident. Jacob Edward Luna died in the area of East Pastime Road and North 1st Avenue just before 1 a.m., authorities said.... Read more»

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