Rural Metro offers hiking reminders for upcoming warm weather

There are a few things that the Rural/Metro Fire Department would like hikers to remember before heading out.

TRAFFIC: List of road closures, current projects

  Legendary Thunderbirds ready for Thunder and Lightning over Arizona

SAVAHCS relocating Primary Care Ocotillo Clinic

Sandra Barton, Tucson IDA board member, named Tucson Woman of Influence

Two TUSD teachers win awards for best online teacher of the year

Marana Walmart set to close

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Stamp Design Contest now accepting entries from Tucson kids

Sierra Vista woman dies in pedestrian vs. vehicle collision

  City considering car-free days, restricted access to ‘A’ Mountain

UPDATE: Silver Alert canceled, as missing vulnerable adult is found safe

  Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona is here!

  Family Finder: Maia looking for a forever family

Big first year for online learner’s permit test in Arizona

Since the online program began in March 2018, the Permit Test @ Home has proven to be a major hit for Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division customers, with 83,000 tests taken.

Southern Arizonans graduate from U.S. Air Force boot camp in March

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Tax season in full swing, here are tax scams to look out for

Here is a recap of this year's ‘Dirty Dozen’ scams:

Upcoming free fishing days in Tucson

During National Fishing and Boating Week, most states offer free fishing days. These are days where people can go fishing without a license.

Dairy Queen is handing out free ice cream cones

City of Tucson studying ‘A’ Mountain use

Pima County Fair 2019 is just around the corner

Golder Ranch Fire District is looking to hire firefighters

  Job fair provides face-to-face connections on Tucson’s south side

UPDATE: Suspect in midtown officer-involved shooting once accused of killing two people

Near drowning involving toddler at northeast apartment complex

The condition of the toddler is currently unknown.

UPDATE: Walmart robbery suspect in custody

The Tucson Police Department would like to thank the community for helping to identify the suspect

Amphi neighborhood part of nationwide improvement study

Habitat Tucson chosen to conduct a study to see how it can work with community partners to bring change

U.S. Supreme Court looking into 2002 D.C. sniper case

Malvo claims Muhammad brainwashed him into committing murder.

UA student-led CatSat Mission selected by NASA

The selections are part of the 10th round of NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative.

Tohono Chul celebrates spring with Spring Plant Sale

The plant sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 24.

Regional Partnering Center launches shuttle service for Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

The transitional service will feature 21-passenger, gasoline-powered shuttles that will remain in operation until a full fleet of electric shuttles can be manufactured, delivered and put into service on t

Manhunt for North Carolina murder suspect ends in Tucson

Keel is being held in the Pima County Jail.

Sun Tran , Sun Link offering easy transportation to the 4th Avenue Street Fair

For Sun Link route and schedule information, visit

Tucson Fire Department responds to abandoned building fire

This is the fifth working fire incident at this complex since late Dec. of 2018.

Tucson Federal Credit Union awards grants to 3 local nonprofits

On Tuesday, March 12, the TFCU ‘paid it forward’ to Old Pueblo Community Services, the Ronald McDonald House of Southern Arizona and Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona, as part of the TFCU Gives program.

J.O. Combs Unified School District March Students of the Month

The J.O. Combs Unified School District continues to partner with Banner Ironwood in a Student of the Month program, which recognizes one student every month from each of our schools.

What’s happening in Cochise County

News from Cochise County.

Sabino shuttle service to start Monday, March 18

Good news for Sabino Canyon visitors, no more walking (unless you really want to) as shuttle service will begin this Monday, March 18.

  Tidying up this spring? Make sure your items spark joy for others before donating

Sometimes when it comes to the donations, quantity trumps quality. Meaning your trash, isn’t always someone else’s treasure.

Agua Caliente Pond will get facelift, saving water and money

Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation officials say the county currently pumps 28 million gallons of water a year into the large pond. After this project is completed, the pond will only require around 14 million gallons a year.

Tucson Federal Credit Union awards nonprofits $45,000

TFCU Gives funds organizations whose charitable missions transform lives of people in need

Earn to Learn recognized and awarded by the Friends of Oro Valley Public Library

Earn to Learn is a financial literacy fund matching program that assists students in state universities with completing their degrees while limiting their financial burden.

More than the Moon, Night Sky Exploration at Chiricahua National Monument

In partnership with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, staff at the Chiricahua NM is hosting the special event on Saturday, March 23.

  Vigil held for University of Arizona PhD candidate killed by her boyfriend

Friends described the 25-year-old graduate student as an amazing scientist.

Cyclovia Tucson 2019: New route, new title sponsor

Sunday, April 7 is the date, don't forget to mark those calendars, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. three miles of car-free city streets will be open for people of all ages to walk, bike, skate, as well as explore neighborhoods, participate in other free activities.

  City working on preserving former church, performing arts building

The Tucson Center for the Performing Arts on South Sixth, was built as a church nearly 100 years ago, now it is owned by the city, and is struggling to find its place in the 21st century.

  GIFT OF LIFE: Three Tucson women bound by story of life, love, selfless sacrifice

A year after transplant surgery, Robin Schrader’s new kidney is chugging along, just as if it were her own

  U of A campus hosts second annual “Walk A Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes”

The event allowed people to see for themselves what it’s like to be a refugee through various role-playing simulations.

PCSO: Convicted child rapist caught with child porn

He is facing 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Sex Offender Violation.

  Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans annual ‘Stand Down’

The event is open to veterans, National Guard members and reservists in need

  ‘Riskiest’ Scams: Tucson man stuck in employment scam

More scammers are turning to people looking for work to steal from.

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument eliminates entrance fees

“This decision is the right thing to do for both visitors and our staff members, who now can focus their time and talents on the core missions of the National Park Service and the Monument.”

Saguaro National Park offers tips to help avoid the crowds

Enjoy visiting Saguaro National Park, both east and west, but hate how packed it can be sometimes - SNP Park Rangers have a few tips to help avoid that.

BLM to host wild horse and burro adoption and sale in Marana

The Bureau of Land Management is holding an adoption and sales event at the Marana Heritage Center.

  Safford Police requesting charges for CDO wrestler who assaulted Salpointe coach

Detectives are requesting charges against the 18-year-old CDO wrestler who attacked a Salpointe coach last month.

CBP officers seize $153K worth of hard drugs

Officers seized the drugs and vehicles. The subjects were arrested and then turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” coming to Tucson

Tickets are on sale now at

Plumbing break causes surgery delays at Banner-UMC Tucson

The plumbing break happened on the first floor shortly after 10 a.m.

Sinema highlights Arizona’s leadership in the space industry

Sinema specifically cited World View, Raytheon, Honeywell, Orbital ATK, Vector, Arizona State University, and the University of Arizona as examples of NASA’s Arizona-based stakeholder community.

  ‘It is extremely infuriating:’ Arizona students react to nationwide admissions scam

"Operation Varsity Blues:" The FBI announced an investigation into a scheme aimed at securing admission to prestigious universities.

Four of the best spellers in southern AZ are heading to the AZ State Spelling Bee

The best speller on March 23 will then represent Arizona in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. later this spring.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson opens newly updated clubhouse

The Club had their learning center and games room renovated and now renovations are going on in the building’s gym.

UA Alumnus Bob Baffert honored by National 4-H Council

Baffert started out as a jockey, winning his first race at age 17, before taking up training.

  Garden of Gethsemane security concerns

Tucson artist, Greg Schoon, has been restoring sculptor, Alex Lucero’s, work at the Garden of Gethsemane for years.

‘Wings of Freedom Tour’ coming to Marana Regional Airport

Ever wanted to see a World War Two aircraft up close? The public will have the chance at the Collings Foundation “Wings of Freedom” tour at the end of the month.

  Tucson considering new fee for green infrastructure program

While elements of it are already in place, the plan would embrace ways to keep, store and use stormwater rather than allowing it to flow from the city streets to the rivers where it disappears upstream.

OPERATION DEEP FREEZE: The Salvation Army provides shelter for all when temperatures drop

Donations are needed to help keep people warm this winter. New or gently-used coats, blankets, gloves, socks and sweaters can be dropped off at any Naughton’s Plumbing location or at the Hospitality House at 1002 N. Main Ave.

PCSD holding free car seat safety event

Thanks to funds from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department is holding a FREE car seat safety event this weekend.

  Dr. Andrew Weil commits $15M to name UA Center for Integrative Medicine, bringing total to $20M

In addition to renaming the center, Weil's commitment establishes the Andrew Weil Endowed Chair in Integrative Medicine, the Andrew Weil Endowed Chair for Research in Integrative Medicine and the Andrew Weil Endowed Program Fund for Integrative Medicine.

Rep. Grijalva takes action to permanently protect dreamers, TPS recipients and ‘Dream and Promise Act’

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, an original cosponsor of the bill, issued the following statement.

Pima County inmate convicted of assaulting an officer

He also has a long history of causing problems while in jail according to the ADOC.

Sinema speaks to credit unions on bipartisan solutions to help families build better lives

In the U.S. House, Sinema worked alongside financial institutions like the Credit Union National Association to advance a number of bills that help Arizonans get ahead.

McSally, Sinema Press VA on Actions to Reduce Veteran Suicide

In Feb., Arizona was one of seven states to participate in the inaugural Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members in Washington, D.C.

Yuma sector border patrol apprehends nearly 750 immigrants over weekend

Reporting illicit activity could result in saving someone’s life.

  The Garden of Gethsemane vandalized for second time in four years

If anyone has any information on the identity of the vandal(s), please contact 88-CRIME.

  UPDATE: Green Valley dog dies after bee attack

GVFD said the 12-year-old dog died after being rushed to an animal care center.

  Convention at Old Tucson celebrates all things steampunk

Sunday, March 9 marked the end of another successful year of Wild Wild West Con at Old Tucson Studios.

  Hot air balloons light up the desert

The proceeds from the event will go to help them give back and take care of the community.

Pima Community College presents Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit

Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery – Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit April 8 - May 3, 2019

Powerball player wins $50,000 with ticket sold in Tucson; jackpot rolls over

Someone matched four numbers and the Powerball to win the prize

UA alumnus, businessman and advertising executive Karl Eller dies at 90

Karl Eller has accomplished many achievements and given back to the community.

4th year for Hermitage job-skills program partnership

One group of volunteers is especially hardworking and dedicated: high school students from the Tucson Unified School Districts’s (TUSD) ACT program and UCP of Southern AZ’s employment program - WorkAbility students who visit the shelter to learn job skills.