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Nearly 450 Pima County employees who work with "vulnerable populations" and have not complied with a mandate to be vaccinated against COVID-19 could be served notices that they're being fired in the next few weeks. Read more»

Pima County sheriff's deputies will be out to nab driver's under the influence.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department will step up enforcement of Arizona's drunk-driving laws this weekend. Read more»

Nanos in 2015, as he was readying to take over the Pima County Sheriff's Department for the first time.

A Pima County sheriff's deputy, found shot in the head earlier this week, has died from his wounds, authorities said. Sheriff Chris Nanos announced the deputy's death in a short statement released Saturday, adding there is "no active threat" to the community. Read more»

Nanos in 2015, as he was readying to take over the Pima County Sheriff's Department for the first time.

A Pima County sheriff's deputy remains in critical condition after being found with a wound to the head Thursday near a church on Tucson's South Side. Sheriff Chris Nanos said there was no "threat to the community" and there were no suspects in the incident. Read more»

Sheriff's deputies located Pedro Quesada, who had been last seen Thursday morning in Picture Rocks.

A man described as a "missing vulnerable adult" has been "safely located and is being returned home," authorities said Thursday afternoon. Read more»

William Lake-Wright is the new constable for Pima County's Justice Precinct 5 in the eastern part of the county. Lake-Wright is a former F-16 pilot, paramedic and business owner.

Pima County has appointed William Lake-Wright, a former F-16 pilot and paramedic, to serve as the constable for the eastern part of the county, filling a seat left vacant. Some county leaders want to reform or even eliminate the elected Constables Office. Read more»

Supervisor Steve Christy during a Board of Supervisors meeting in 2019.

After weeks of wrangling, the Pima County Board of Supervisors agreed to require some government employees — those who work with "vulnerable" populations — to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Also, an effort by Supervisor Christy to censure Supervisor Heinz fell flat. Read more»

A police officer wearing a body-worn camera, and a Taser produced by the Scottsdale-based Axon Enterprises.

Pima County Sheriff's Deputies will be equipped with body-worn cameras after the county Board of Supervisors approved a 10-year contract worth $26.5 million for the devices, along with a program to buy new Tasers. Read more»

Dozens watch the normally dry Rillito riverbed flood with millions of gallons of water driven by monsoon storms over the weekend.

Dozens of Tucsonans stood on the Campbell Avenue bridge to watch the Rillito River flow on Sunday, as the normally dry streambed surged with millions of gallons of rain from monsoon storms. Read more» 1

Mark Napier speaks with supporters at the 2020 election night party for Pima County Republicans.

Mark Napier, the former sheriff of Pima County who lost a re-election bid last year, is returning to government work here with a top post overseeing emergency communications, elections and other departments. Read more» 1

Christian Paulauskis prepares to do a burnout before his race against Karlie Tuttle at the Tucson Dragway on March 19. Racers do burnouts to heat their tires to improve traction on the asphalt and guarantee faster times and safer runs.

Illegal street racing has increased around Arizona, with Tucson police receiving significantly more public complaints in 2020 than in any previous year, but it’s difficult to determine how many lives have been lost when law enforcement doesn't recommend misdemeanor charges as part of fatal collision prosecutions. Read more»

A Border Patrol agent responds to possible illegal activity while a National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk provides overwatch, near Sasabe, Arizona.

After weeks of calling for National Guard units along Arizona's border with Mexico, Gov. Ducey announced he is deploying around 250 guardsmen in support roles, relegating them to runningcameras and helping at detention centers. The announcement took federal immigration authorities in Arizona by surprise. Read more»

A member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Tucson receives his second vaccine dose during a mobile vaccination clinic on Saturday, March 6.

Pima County will expand current vaccine eligibility to frontline workers and people 55 and older beginning Friday, March 12, county officials said. Read more»

Watters, left, and Qin.

A Tucson justice of the peace fired a pistol into the ground at the feet of a man suspected of vandalizing his property and slashing his truck tires, with the judge suspended from his courtroom following the confrontation. Read more»

Northwest Fire personnel at the shooting scene, shortly after the most seriously injured victims were taken to the hospital.

From the archive: At first, it sounded like firecrackers. Even to former military men, gunfire on a quiet and clear Saturday morning was too incongruous, too shocking to register at first. The shots happened too quickly to count. There was screaming and blood. New details of the Jan. 8 shooting rampage emerged Wednesday as the Sheriff's Dep't released 2,700 pages of reports. Read more» 2

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