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People skipping out on probation can avoid arrest with new Pima County program

The Pima County Superior Court will forgive probationers who avoid court-mandated meetings with probation officers that can result in felony arrest warrants. The "Clear My Warrant" program will help low-level offenders get back on track with their probation. ... Read more»

The Tucson agenda

Pima Supes to take up marijuana dispensaries; Marana to discuss impact fees update

Hard zoning or a conditional use permit? The Pima County supervisors must decide whether neighbors get a say in the location of new marijuana dispensaries. Marana is eying new impact fees and the public is invited to be heard. ... Read more»

Dozens protest at Pima County Jail over deaths of inmates

More than 80 people protested outside the Pima County Jail on Friday night, demanding answers from the Sheriff's Department after two people died in the jail this year. This comes after a spate of deaths at the jail, when someone died nearly every month.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Being arrested in Pima County should not be a death sentence

Last year was the deadliest year at the Pima County Jail since at least 2009. In 2021, one person died in the jail approximately every 31 days – the majority of them young men of color “found unresponsive in their cells.” ... Read more»

Sheriff Nanos: Move to fire Pima jail guards who refuse COVID vaccine not a 'bluff'

With more than 200 staffers at the Pima County Jail about to lose their jobs because they have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, Sheriff Chris Nanos cautioned them Monday, saying the move is not a "bluff" and "with every decision come consequences."... Read more»

386 Pima County workers will get firing notices for not getting COVID-19 shots

386 unvaccinated Pima County employees who work with "vulnerable populations" will be terminated from their current positions because they have not gotten vaccinated against COVID-19, following a vote of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.... Read more»

Unsafe housing jeopardizes success of community living for chronically mentally ill

In recent years, advocates have adopted the mantra “housing is health care,” saying that a place to live is one of the most important indicators of success for a person with serious mental illness - but for many, that means an unregulated, unlicensed board and care facility.... Read more»

Pima jail guard arrested, faces 2 assault charges

A guard at the Pima County Jail has been arrested and charged with two counts of assault in an investigation dating from August. Officer Michael Flaminio was suspended without pay in 2019 for an earlier incident.... Read more»1

Inmate found dead in Pima County Jail cell

A 27-year-old man was found unresponsive in a cell at the Pima County Jail early Sunday. Hector Francisco Medrano was declared dead after lifesaving measures were unsuccessful. ... Read more»

Cops arrest inmate who walked from work crew

An inmate who walked off a work crew at the Pima Animal Care Center on Saturday morning was found hiding in Midtown and taken into custody Tuesday, authorities said.... Read more»

Inmate walks off work crew at animal shelter

An inmate serving 18 days at the Pima County jail walked off a work crew at the Animal Care Center on Saturday morning. Sarah Herrera, 22, had served four days of her 18-day stint for trespassing and shoplifting.... Read more»

TPD boots officer from force

A Tucson police officer was fired Thursday after an internal investigation into "inappropriate conduct," a spokeswoman said. Benjamin Gaballa, on the job for 11 months, was dismissed and is under criminal investigation.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Chuck Huckelberry on taxes, new Pima County Courthouse

Interviews with Jim Kuliesh, president of the Alliance of Construction Trades, developer Richard Studwell, Republican strategist Sam Stone, and Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, along with Central Arizona Project GM David Modeer, and Jim Small of the Arizona Capitol Times.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Sheriff Clarence Dupnik interviewed

A lengthy interview with Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik on SB 1070, the suspension of correction officers accused of an after-hours assault, and more; plus Jim Nintzel, reporter for the Tucson Weekly... Read more»