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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»

76-year-old Tucson man killed when pickup runs into ditch

A man was killed when his truck drove through a guardrail and into a drainage ditch overnight on Tucson's East Side, authorities said. Frank Gamez, 76, was pronounced dead at the scene near 5th Street and Harrison.... Read more»

Gaps in Clery Act figures create appearance of safe colleges

The number of sexual assaults against University of Arizona women is five times greater than what the university reports to federal authorities as required by law.... Read more»

Ass't Tucson police chief Batista named to head Mesa department

A longtime Tucson officer has been picked to lead the Mesa Police Department, officials said Wednesday. Assistant Chief Ramon Batista will take over as the Phoenix suburb's top cop in July. He's served with TPD for three decades.... Read more»

ACLU asks for data on 'Stingray' surveillance targeting immigrants

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a freedom of information request Friday for documents outlining how U.S. immigration authorities use cellphone surveillance equipment known as "Stingrays" to track down immigrants for deportation. ... 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»

Tucson police warn of imposter who stopped, handcuffed woman

A woman driving a car on Tucson's East Side was stopped by an unmarked car with flashing lights on Saturday morning. A man claiming to be a police officer handcuffed the woman and stuck her in the back seat of his car for a while before releasing her. The man was not a real cop, authorities said.... Read more»

Motorcyclist dead after South Side crash

A man riding a motorcycle was hit by an SUV turning left at the intersection of South Campbell Avenue and East Benson Highway on Thursday afternoon. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital, authorities said.... Read more»

Church services for Isabel Celis scheduled for Saturday

A memorial service will be held Saturday for Isabel Celis, the six-year-old girl reported missing from her Midtown home in 2012. Her body was found last month. Because her family was "deeply touched by the love and support that has been shown for their daughter, they want to give the community an opportunity for closure as well."... Read more»

Sessions: Sanctuary cities ‘dangerously undermine’ fight against gangs

Attorney General Sessions repeated criticisms of sanctuary cities Tuesday, calling them a threat to U.S. safety that “dangerously undermine” efforts to stop transnational criminal gangs. But Tucson Councilwoman Karin Uhlich said, “Local law enforcement agencies need to be focused on community policing and keeping the community safe.” said ... Read more»

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»

Man dies after being hit by two cars near Rodeo Grounds

A man died Saturday night after being hit by two cars on Tucson's South Side. The unidentified man, who was not in a crosswalk, had nearly made it across 6th Avenue near Ohio Street when he was hit by a car in the curb lane. That driver stopped to render aid, but the man was hit again by a vehicle that left the scene.... 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»

Man dies after driving car into palm tree

A 28-year-old man died after he crash his car on Tucson's East Side on Tuesday afternoon. Ben-David Pflug was speeding through a residential neighborhood when he struck a large rock and then a palm tree. Taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, he later died, authorities said.... Read more»

Police: Remains of Isabel Celis found 5 years after disappearance

A body found in rural Pima County has been identified as Isabel Celis, who was reported missing from her Midtown home in 2012, when she was six years old. "Now is our time to mourn," her family said.... Read more»

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