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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»

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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»

Guest opinion

Magnus: Sessions’s anti-immigrant policies will make cities more dangerous

In an opinion piece published in the New York Times, Tucson's police chief said Trump administration policies meant to punish so-called "sanctuary cities" serve to interfere with the ability of local law enforcement to police communities.... Read more»

Motorcyclist killed in West Side crash

A 20-year-old man on a motorcycle died Saturday night when he crashed into a pickup truck making a left turn, police said. This was the 56th traffic-related fatality on Tucson roads thus far this year.... Read more»

Police push back on report criticizing body-worn camera policies

Police department policies on the use of body-worn cameras, including at the Tucson, Phoenix and Mesa departments, present the possibility for abuse of the technology, according to a report by a national civil rights group.... Read more»

Man dies after being found with gunshot wounds near Rattlesnake Bridge

Two men were shot near Downtown on Thursday evening. One died after being taken to the hospital... Read more»

Police: Red-light runner dies in crash on West Side

One man was killed and two other people were injured in a collision at Greasewood and Anklam late Thursday night, authorities said.... Read more»

Motorcyclist dies after crashing stolen bike into front-end loader

A 33-year-old Tucson man died in the hospital after riding into the bucket of a front-end loader Friday morning, authorities said. The 2010 Yamaha motorcycle had been reported stolen days before.... Read more»

Man arrested in hit-and-run death

A man was arrested Saturday night in the case of a man who died after being run over by a pickup truck last week while sitting at a bus stop. Ruben Lemon, 33, faces felony hit-and-run charges in the death of 67-year-old Leonard Green, authorities said.... Read more»

Scammers target Tucson with 'missed jury duty' phone calls

Scammers are targeting Tucson residents with false claims of missed jury duty, instructing those contacted to purchase "Green Dot" cards and pay a "failure to appear" fine over the phone. Officials caution that they do not contact anyone who misses jury service via phone, but only by mail.... Read more»

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