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The Bighorn Fire burning up the slopes on Saturday night.

Residents of Summerhaven atop the Santa Catalina Mountains should be "set" to evacuate Sunday night as the Bighorn wildfire has moved up the slopes toward Mt. Lemmon. Residents in the Golder Ranch area below can return to their homes after evacuating Friday. Read more»

Lisa Royal, who pleaded guilty to a DUI earlier this year, has resigned as the chief administrator of Pima County's Justice Court after judges voted last month that they had "no confidence" in her. Read more»

A plane drops fire retardant near Catalina State Park on Friday afternoon.

Residents near Catalina State Park must leave their homes Friday night because of the approaching Bighorn Fire, which has burned northward, officials said. Read more»

Residents of the northern edge of the Catalina Foothills who were ordered to leave Thursday morning can go back to their homes, officials said late Friday afternoon. Read more» 1

Photos and video of the effort to stem the Bighorn Fire burning in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson on Thursday, as crews dropped fire retardant and water from the air. Read more»

The Bighorn Fire early Thursday morning.

The Catalina Foothills between Alvernon and 1st Avenue, along the very edge of the national forest are being evacuated due to the "significant danger" from the Bighorn Fire. The area between Alvernon and Sabino Canyon is being warned of pending evacuations. Read more»

The Bighorn Fire early Thursday morning.

Residents of the Catalina Foothills between Alvernon and 1st Avenue, north of Ina Road, should be prepared to leave their homes due to the "significant danger" from the Bighorn Fire burning on the mountain slopes above. Read more» 1

A light plane made an emergency landing on Tucson's Far East Side on Thursday. No injuries were reported, authorities said. The single-engine plane was off the roadway on a flat stretch just before Redington Road climbs toward the Tanque Verde Falls area. Read more»

Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, speaking during a Senate hearing in 2015.

Despite recent protests across the nation and state over "stay at home" orders, law enforcement officials in Southern Arizona say they have found little need to enforce COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions. Read more»

Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier speaks to members of the Pima County Board of Supervisors in May 2019.

A guard at the Pima County Jail has tested positive for COVID-19, as have three other Pima County Sheriff's Department staffers. The corrections staffer has been on unrelated leave for two weeks, authorities said. Read more»

An inmate awaiting trial at the Pima County Jail climbed over a wall Tuesday afternoon, but was not reported as missing until Wednesday morning, authorities said. Jose Fernandez, 29, was captured Wednesday after his escape. Read more»


Supervisor Sharon Bronson: "Stonegarden is not how this country is going to solve the issues associated with illegal border activity. For that, we need better immigration and drug enforcement policies. Despite the board’s vote, I hold out hope that OPSG will be reformed." Read more»

A Border Patrol truck in Nogales, Arizona.

Authorities have released the names of two Mexican men who were killed when a driver crashed while being pursued by Border Patrol agents earlier this week near Arivaca, Ariz. Read more»

Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy

Pima County Sup. Steve Christy: "More than $500,000 of Pima County residents' property tax dollars have spent on asylum-seeker processing. Pima County should not be in that business." Read more» 1

Lisa Royal

Pima court administrator Lisa Royal was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a breath test indicated she had a blood alcohol level of 0.115; she couldn't complete field sobriety tests; and handed a sheriff's deputy a credit card instead of her driver's license. Read more»

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