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Police seek driver in hit-and-run that killed a man Wednesday

The Tucson Police Department is searching for the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run that happened Wednesday night on the city's south side, authorities said.... Read more»

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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

Obama appoints Tucson chief to police task force

Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor has been appointed to the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, a group set up to "strengthen the relationships between local police and the communities they are supposed to protect and serve."... Read more»1

Missing elderly man found safe — again

A senior citizen who suffers from dementia has been returned home, after going missing from his Drachman Street home for the second time in two weeks. Paul Carpenter, 69, called police Sunday afternoon after leaving home around 9:30 a.m., officials said.... Read more»

Photos: Tucsonans protest no indictment in Ferguson shooting

About 100 Tucsonans marched through Downtown on Tuesday night, protesting that a Missouri grand jury did not issue an indictment in the Aug. 9 shooting death of teen Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. After walking through the streets and briefly blocking Speedway near Euclid, the group returned to lie in the street at 6th and Congress before breaking up.... Read more»2

4-year-old boy Tucson's second drowning victim of 2014

A four-year-old boy became Tucson's second drowning victim of the year Friday afternoon, authorities said.... Read more»

TPD: 3 arrested in Monday home invasion turned homicide

Tucson Police officers have arrested three men in connection with a home invasion that left one man dead and another injured Monday night... Read more»

Az agencies received 447 bayonets from feds

A review of state-level data for the Department of Defense Excess Property Program shows the Pinal County Sheriff's Office receiving 257 bayonets and police departments in Tucson, Pinetop-Lakeside and Payson receiving 150, 30 and 10, respectively. ... Read more»2

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