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Fire at Salpointe Catholic ruled arson, man arrested

A Tucson man faces multiple felony charges — including arson — for allegedly breaking into Salpointe Catholic High School earlier this month and setting a fire, officials said Sunday. ... Read more»

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2-alarm blaze does 'significant damage' to Salpointe High School

Firefighters battled two-alarm blaze at Salpointe Catholic High School on Sunday night. The fire tore through the school's English wing, and caused smoke and water damage to two other classroom wings.... Read more»

Tucson police set to arbitrate wages with city; firefighters getting 3% bump

Tucson police are sending the issue of a pay hike to arbitration with the city, while local firefighters are set to get a 3 percent raise after August, as the City Council pushed back on officers demands for a greater increase in salaries.... Read more»

The Tucson Agenda

Marana mulls ballot question on lifting budget ceiling, Tucson police not happy with pay

Marana may have outgrown its constitutional spending limit as it is no longer just some scattered houses in the desert, while Tucson police argue their salaries are no longer competitive. Voters and arbitrators will have the final say.... Read more»

Estado de la ciudad

Romero: Trabajar juntos para vivir en Tucson resiliente y próspero

"Trabajando juntos, lograremos el futuro justo y equitativo que imaginamos, donde cada uno Tucsonensepuede vivir sus mejores vidas en nuestra ciudad resiliente y próspera." — Mayor Regina Romero... Read more»

39 Tucson city workers being fired for not complying with COVID shot mandate

The city of Tucson has started the process of firing 11 permanent employees who failed to get their COVID-19 shots before a Dec. 1 deadline. Another 28 temporary workers will also no longer eligible to be on the city payroll. But officials said almost 100 percent of staffers were in compliance with the mandate.... Read more»

86 Tucson city staffers could lose jobs after not complying with COVID shot mandate

The city of Tucson has a new plan to tackle its staffing shortage, which is expected to worsen with the projected termination of 86 employees who failed to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate by a Dec. 1 deadline. ... Read more»

Large plume of smoke over Tucson caused by controlled burn in Sweetwater Wetlands

Tucson residents may have seen smoke rising from the Sweetwater Wetlands early Wednesday as Tucson Water and the Tucson Fire Department performed a controlled burn of 17 acres in the area. ... Read more»

Gov. Ducey demands Tucson rescind COVID shot mandate for gov't employees

Gov. Ducey demanded that Tucson roll back a new policy requiring city employees to get vaccinated or face losing their jobs. The Republican argued that the city's new policy violates state law, which requires the city to grant accommodation requests. Mayor Romero said he is "playing politics" to "deflect from his utter failure" on COVID-19. ... Read more»

Photos: Vigil honors victims of Sunday's deadly shooting & fire

As a monsoon storm slowly blew in, dozens of Tucsonans tried to keep their candles lit against the wind to honor the victims of Sunday's shooting rampage that ultimately left three dead and four others wounded. ... Read more»

Homicide Survivors plan vigil Wednesday to mark Sunday's shooting, fire

Homicide Survivors will host a vigil Wednesday evening at the MSA Annex near Downtown Tucson to mark Sunday's mass shooting and fire that left two people dead, and several others wounded, including two EMTs and a Tucson firefighter.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Letter: Pima health leaders warn of COVID 'catastrophe' over holidays

"Stay home as much as possible. Wear a mask. Take that seriously. Avoid any social gatherings — the holidays will come again; sit this one out." — Pima County health officials, hospital leaders and fire chiefs... Read more»

State of the city

Romero: Tucson is 'resilient, prepared to return stronger than ever'

"I am proud to report that the state of the city is resilient, and prepared to return stronger than ever." — Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, in her "State of the City" address Wednesday.... Read more»

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Police & fire scanners

Monitor local police and fire department radio traffic on our scanner page.... Read more»

Tucson Fire: Call 911 for emergencies, not for general coronavirus questions

People calling 911 for answers about COVID-19 concerns but not pressing health emergencies are "taxing an already stressed public safety system," authorities said, reminding the public that 211 and other help lines are available.... Read more»

Police: Pedestrian killed by drunk driver on South Side

A 59-year-old woman was killed when a drunk driver ran a red light on Ajo Way on Sunday afternoon, Tucson police said.... Read more»

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