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Update: Missing elderly woman found dead on West Side

An 87-year-old woman who was reporting missing Sunday after visiting a drug store on the West Side was found dead about two miles away on Monday morning. Police said no foul play was suspected.... Read more»

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Monitor local police and fire department radio traffic on our scanner page.... Read more»

Pedestrian killed in Grant Rd. hit and run

A 74-year-old man died after being struck by a vehicle while walking across Grant Road near Palo Verde on Saturday night, police said. Authorities said they're searching for a white 2011-Volkswagen Jetta with "significant front-end and windshield damage."... 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»

2 TUSD staffers arrested for failing to report student sexual incident

A pair of Tucson Unified School District employees were arrested Tuesday for failing to report alleged sexual contact between two students at a middle school, authorities said. Vice Principal Bernadette Rosthenhausler and counselor Linda Archuleta didn't tell law enforcement about the incident as required by Arizona law, police said.... Read more»

Access to overdose drug Narcan slow, but growing

Arizona enacted a law last year allowing the purchase of the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone without a prescription — but training for pharmacists, and the state Medicaid program’s inability to cover the cost without a prescription, have slowed access to the drug.... Read more»

Sonora man gets 33 months for 2016 primary election bomb threats

A 43-year-old Sonora man was sentenced to 33 months in prison for making dozens of calls last year, including on Arizona's presidential primary day, claiming bombs had been placed in public buildings in Tucson and Phoenix, including the Pima County Attorney's Office, high schools and recruiting offices. ... Read more»

Armed man carjacks Tucson mayor's Prius

A man with a pistol demanded the keys to Mayor Jonathan Rothschild's car Saturday morning, stealing the city-owned Toyota Prius outside the mayor's Midtown home.... Read more»

Tucson woman sentenced for mailing child porn to husband already jailed for child porn

A Tucson woman will serve more than five years behind bars for mailing child pornography to her husband — who was in custody himself, awaiting trial on separate child porn charges that later found him sentenced to 25 years in prison. ... Read more»

Arizona police might not enforce Trump’s immigration orders

Arizona law enforcement mostly say they won’t participate in widespread immigration raids that target long-term undocumented immigrants no matter what President Trump’s new executive order says. Phoenix, Tucson and Nogales police, and Yuma, Santa Cruz and Maricopa sheriffs say officers will not target those who have no violent felony offenses.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Fimbres: Tucson long a 'welcoming' city

"What your community has stood for: I am glad to remind our citizens that their city has been on the forefront of protecting civil rights of all citizens, regardless of race, color, national origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation."... Read more»

As Trump goes into office, Tucson protestors push for 'sanctuary city' declaration

Following the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Friday, around 200 people marked the occasion by marching to Tucson's City Hall, demanding the mayor and City Council declare Tucson a "sanctuary city," which includes issuing municipal IDs for unauthorized immigrants, refusing to work with immigration officials, and setting up a legal fund.... Read more»

Death of 'badly abused' dog under investigation by Tucson police

The death of a dog found on Tucson's East Side is being investigated as an animal cruelty case, officials said. ... Read more»

Man re-arrested after escape from Pima County Jail

A man being held on felony retail theft and misdemeanor charges has been re-arrested after he escaped from the Pima County Jail on Tuesday. Noah Pizano, 23, escaped just before 1 p.m., following a morning court hearing. Authorities located him Wednesday morning at a home on the Southwest Side.... Read more»

Missing man with dementia found after 2-day search

A 65-year-old man who went missing from his group home Monday was found safe Wednesday morning. Dennis Cahill, who climbed over the fence of the property, has dementia and gets lost easily, police said.... 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»

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