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Bill would eliminate clergy privilege, require reporting of child abuse

A new proposal in the Arizona Senate would eliminate the clergy-penitent privilege and require clergy in Arizona to report suspected child abuse, even if they learn of it during a confession. In Arizona, state law exempts a clergyman or priest from reporting abuse heard during a confession.... Read more»

Tucson Diocese being sued for racketeering over alleged sex abuse

A federal lawsuit accuses the Tucson Diocese and Los Angeles Diocese of violating Arizona’s racketeering laws by burying allegations that some priests sexually abused children and moving those priests from parish to parish instead of turning them over to law enforcement. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Kicanas retires having steered Tucson Diocese through its worst time

Some bishops treated openness and accountability with a curled lip and heavy feet. Kicanas, who came here to clean up the "pedophilia problem," moved with vim and vigor because Catholic Tucson's future depended on it. ... Read more»

BP agents apprehend 3 with sex-crime convictions

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended three Mexican nationals with sex-crime convictions in separate incidents since Tuesday.... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

BP arrest convicted killer, sex offender

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a man convicted of murder and another convicted of sexual assault on a minor in separate incidents Tuesday.... Read more»

Border Patrol roundup

Man's body found near Sierra Vista

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents recovered the remains of a man near Sierra Vista on Monday and arrested two men with criminal backgrounds.... Read more»1

Border Patrol wrapup

Agents apprehend convicted child molester

Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station apprehended a 56-year-old Mexican man on Friday who was convicted of child molestation in Salinas, Calif.... Read more»