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TPD: North Side man killed, shooter at large

A man found shot outside a North Side business Friday morning has died, and the suspect is still at large, authorities said. The suspect, who fled on foot, is still at large.... Read more»

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

Frustration over SB 1070 remains, Villaseñor defends TPD

Sunday’s arrest of an illegal immigrant rekindled frustration over the enforcement of Arizona’s SB1070. While protestors argued that Tucson police don’t use discretion in calls to Border Patrol, the police chief said TPD calls half as often as it could.... Read more»6

Immigration activtists plan protest at TPD HQ

Activists are planning a protest at noon Monday at Tucson Police Department headquarters, 270 S. Stone Ave., to protest the arrest Sunday of a man suspected of being in the country illegally.... Read more»4

Photos: Streetcar gets warm welcome

A gritty sky and rising temperatures didn’t keep Tucsonans from turning out to celebrate the launch of the Sun Link streetcar, which made a series of ribbon-cutting whistle stops along its route before a morning event Downtown that inaugurated the line’s first run carrying the general public.... Read more»2

Some Downtown streets to close for Sun Link celebrations

City officials will close some streets and restrict traffic on others overnight Thursday and into Friday as festivities Downtown mark the opening of the Sun Link streetcar.... Read more»7

Monsoon brings flooding rains, downed power poles

With the National Weather Service warning of flash flooding throughout the Tucson area, Tucson Electric Power reported numerous power outages from thunderstorms, with more than 10,000 customers without power, and Tucson police reported roads closed by downed power lines.... Read more»

Two apparent murder-suicides in less than a week

Two suspected murder-suicides have taken place in the Tucson area in less than a week. One happened on Thursday on the West Side, the other on Saturday evening in Green Valley.... Read more»

City Council asks Obama, Congress to halt deportations

After a raucous call to the audience, the Tucson City Council agreed unanimously Tuesday to urge President Obama to use administrative action to stop the deportation of immigrants without serious criminal histories.... Read more»1

ACLU files another complaint vs. TPD over SB 1070 enforcement

The ACLU has filed a second claim against the Tucson Police Department over enforcement of SB 1070. At issue is whether police officers had a reasonable suspicion to call for an immigration check on Jesus Reyes Sepulveda during a traffic stop in January 2014.... Read more»

TPD: Suspect arrested for sexual conduct with a minor

A man was arrested Wednesday while attempting to meet an underage girl for sex, a Tucson Police Department spokesman said. The 33-year-old suspect was arrested for six counts of sexual conduct with a minor, aggravated luring of a minor for sexual exploitation, luring a minor for sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of a minor.... Read more»1

TPD: Dead man found in vehicle 2 days after drive-by shooting

A man was found dead on the South Side Tuesday in a vehicle that was involved in a drive-by shooting Sunday morning, police said.... Read more»

TPD to create database of SB 1070 checks

In the wake of a settlement agreement between South Tucson and the ACLU, the Tucson Police Department will establish a database to track calls to immigration authorities required by Arizona’s SB 1070.... Read more»1

Missing elderly woman found dead in car near Redington Pass

An elderly woman missing since May 20, Dorothy Davies, was found dead in her car Wednesday, officials said.... Read more»

TPD warns residents to beware of man impersonating utility rep

The Tucson Police Department is warning the public to ask for identification from anyone representing a utility company after an incident Wednesday morning when a man impersonating a Cox Communications employee forced his way into a residence .... Read more»

Guest opinion

KOLD jumps the shark with 'psychic' report

The last few weeks have been tough on anyone who still believes that the media should have a serious role in the public dialogue in Tucson. As if to remove any doubt that things are in a downward spiral, KOLD decided to observe the two-year anniversary of the disappearance of Isabel Celis with a “special report” with a Phoenix-area psychic giving “insights” into the as-yet unsolved case.... Read more»2

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