Pentagon diverting $1B in budget for wall construction on Southwest border

The Army Corps of Engineers has been authorized to begin planning and building 57 miles of 18-foot-high fencing along the U.S. border with Mexico.

How do Southern Arizona hospitals compare to others across the country?

Tucson International looking for local artists

Massive Central American groups becoming daily occurrence for border area

Diocese offices to close for relocation

Sahuarita man accidentally shoots himself while cleaning a gun

Tucson investor, real estate mogul, philanthropist Donald Diamond dies at 91

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Douglas CBP officers intercept marijuana load

Gallego declines to run for Arizona Senate seat

  KOLD INVESTIGATES: Recycling wrong is actually costing the city money

UPDATE: Woman dies after shooting self during midtown standoff, according to police

  Though Mueller’s report has been completed, debate continues

Visitors advised to avoid Rose Canyon Lake April 3 through 7

Federal inmate dies while incarcerated in Tucson

Shelton Harris had been at USP Tucson since Feb. 2016.

Person in serious condition after stabbing on east side

A person of interest has been detained.

Hearing for Sophia Richter moved to Friday

The Arizona Supreme Court ordered a new trial for Sophia Richter in August 2018

UA fraternity moves warehouse supplies for local non-profit

TKE moved the winter items out and brought the summer totes into the warehouse -- a philanthropic event for them.

Father of 6-year-old Sandy Hook shooting victim dead of apparent suicide

  Undercounting hate: FBI will not report its hate crime numbers again this year as required by law

Bill aims to tackle AZ doctor shortage

Sausage recalled due to possible metal contamination

  Denham tosses 1st career no-hitter

  Dozens enjoy “Positively Beautiful” experience in Tucson

  “We are desperately looking for her.”: Search continues for missing woman

The search continues in Pima County for a vulnerable woman now missing for four days.

Prescribed burn near Babacomari Ranch in southern Arizona

Crews from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Mangement will start the work week on a prescribed burn in southern Arizona.

  Mueller report: Barr says Mueller finds no evidence of Trump-Russia conspiracy

Attorney General William Barr has given Congress the eagerly anticipated summary of the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year Russia investigation.

Neighborhood hit by suspected thieves on Tucson’s east side

Wednesday March 13th started off like any other for Julie Hartman. She headed out to her car around 5:15 a.m. ready to leave for work from her home on the east side. But when she reached for her door handle, she realized something was off.

Rescue crews respond to separate hikers in distress near Sabino Canyon

According to Rural Metro Battalion Chief John Walka, they were told a hiker was in need of help near Sabino Canyon.

Voluntary recall of avocados sold in AZ due to possible listeria

The recall stems from positive test results on environmental samples taken during a routine government inspection at the California packing facility.

Photo of mother-daughter pilot team goes viral

Like mother, like daughter! The heartwarming photo of the mother-daughter pilot team is making the rounds on social media.

TPD: Air show visitors causing major traffic back up around Davis-Monthan

If not attending the air show today (or tomorrow) please avoid the area and consider an alternate route.

Saguaro National Park April Program Schedule

Saguaro National Park is offering a variety of walks and talks that explore the park’s wonderful natural and cultural histories.

Tohono O’odham led drug task force seizes more than 40,000 fentanyl pills from traffickers

The Tohono O'odham Police Department (TOPD) led the NATIVE High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force in a multi-pronged sting operation that culminated in the seizure of the fentanyl and other drugs being smuggled into the U.S.

  Migrants being dropped off by the bus load, some needing medical attention

Today, they are housing less than 200 migrants. Last weekend, they saw well over 300. Each day is different. They can see anywhere from nine migrants dropped off, to upwards of 150. They can spend anywhere from 48-72 hours at the shelter before moving on.

UPDATE: All westbound lanes back open after rollover crash that injured one

All lanes back open after earlier rollover crash.

  Artist sets the ‘moo-d’ for the 4th Avenue Street Fair

One of those, a first timer, stands out from many of the rest. The booth is full of admirers and the reviews have been great.

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.

  Janice Yu flies with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

KOLD News 13′s Janice Yu was able to take a flight of a lifetime with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds ahead of the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona airshow at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

  Search still active for missing Avra Valley woman

She is described as white, 4-foot-11, weighing 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, she was last seen wearing a gray sweater, dark pants and rainbow unicorn shoes.

CBP officers seize $241K worth of cocaine

CPB discovered packages of cocaine hidden on their bodies. The drugs are worth an estimated $241,000.

CBP officers arrest meth smugglers at Port of San Luis

After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to a scent it was trained to detect coming from the vehicle’s roof, a search led to the discovery of packages that weighed more than 70 pounds, and have an estimated value of almost $211,000.

  Restaurant Report Card: Food court spot forced to temporarily close

Health inspector witnesses severe and active roach infestation during routine inspection

University presidents release tuition proposals

The proposal for the University of Arizona continues the Tuition Guarantee Program.

Judy McDermott pivots from professional tournament management to full- time, The First Tee of Tucson

The search for a new executive director for the Conquistadores and tournament director for the Cologuard Classic will begin immediately.

TRAFFIC: List of road closures, current projects

List of active road projects in the Tucson area.

Silver Alert canceled as Fernando Zuniga has been found safe

Fernando Zuniga has been found safe, according to AZ DPS.

Pima County road closures

List of Pima County road closures.

Children’s globe recalled due to fire and burn hazards

About 3,000 globes have been recalled.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition expands recall of dog food due to toxic levels of vitamin D

Hill’s initial recall involved 675,000 cases—or 13.5 million cans—and led to an unknown number of pet illnesses and deaths.

Tyson recalls 69,000 pounds of chicken strips over possible metal contamination

Retail locations across the U.S. received the recalled strips.

  On to the next: Wildcat fans enjoying postseason play with Arizona Women’s Basketball

The Arizona Athletics Department said more than 3,200 tickets were sold for the Wildcats' first round game in the WNIT Thursday night.

Pima County Superior Court holding Court Night event

Topics covered during the sessions will include Divorce/Custody: Start to Finish; Divorce/Custody: Change/Modify; and Probate/Guardianship/Conservatorship.

  Curbing evictions in Pima County

In Pima County Over the last four years, 50,000 people have been kicked out of their homes and those are just the ones that made it to court. Last year alone, more than 13,000 evictions were filed and according to local leaders a lack of affordable housing is making the problem worse.

  Legendary Thunderbirds ready for Thunder and Lightning over Arizona

The pilots are excited, but there's one who may be even more thrilled than the others. He's Thunderbird #8 from the heart of Tucson.

  The changing face of immigration is 'overwhelming’ agents at the border

It’s one of the many challenges facing Roy Villareal, the new chief agent of the Border Patrol Tucson Sector, “It’s pushed us to a breaking point,” he said on Thursday, while addressing this shift in immigration.

  Wildcats failure to reach tournament dampens enthusiasm

“We have to be more creative this year,” said Brittney Gregory, the bartender and manager of the restaurant. “I have enough TVs that anyone can watch any game they want.”

Northbound SR-90 closed because of fire

Traffic is being detoured at SR 82

UPDATE: Suspect identified in deadly midtown homicide

35-year-old Camron A. Broadway was identified as the suspect

SAVAHCS relocating Primary Care Ocotillo Clinic

The new clinic location will be in the PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) Building 80 Expansion Area, First floor.

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

Barton, a senior vice president of commercial real estate for Alliance Bank of Arizona, was named Financial Banking Champion during the annual awards celebrating Tucson’s best and brightest women.

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

Congratulations to two amazing Tucson Unified Teachers who were finalists and the winners of the Arizona Athletics/UA Online High School Southern Arizona Teacher of the Year.

  UPDATE: Family arrested by Border Patrol now in ICE custody

An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper stopped the car for a traffic violation at 22nd Street and 9th Avenue. That trooper than requested the Tucson Sector Border Patrol to come to the scene and investigate.

Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Democrats, CNN

A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump.

Marana Walmart set to close

Walmart also confirmed they are closing one other AZ location in Chandler.

Stamp Design Contest now accepting entries from Tucson kids

The Grand Winner will have his or her design made into custom US postage stamps.

Sierra Vista woman dies in pedestrian vs. vehicle collision

No citations have been issued and there is no indication that excessive speed contributed to the collision.

Phoenix police officer struck, killed by vehicle while at crash scene

He had just arrived at a crash scene when he was struck.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: NCAA basketball causing changes in KOLD newscast schedule

Tune in for a 30-minute newscast on KOLD News 13 at 3:30 p.m.

  Will Trump let up on McCain attacks? GOP senators hope so

A few GOP senators spoke out this week against a new round of Trump's complaints about the Arizona senator, who died in August of brain cancer . One Republican called the president's ongoing commentary "deplorable." Others, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pointedly used the word "her

  ‘You’re talking 1,000s’: Poisonous toads invade Florida community

Residents of Palm Beach Gardens have a massive outbreak on their hands. They expect the problem to grow in the coming weeks.

Medical worker sexually assaulted sedated patient, AZ authorities say

Police said in June of 2018, the worker was taking a female sedated patient to a recovery facility.When she woke up, she said he was assaulting her.

  NCAA tournament: Let the games begin - in earnest

What more could you want on the first real day of the dance?

Baby cough syrup recalled due to bacteria contamination

Those at risk for more severe forms of the illness include infants, young children and those with weakened immune systems.

  After mosque attacks, New Zealand quickly bans assault weapons

The government is now working on a large-scale buy-back plan to encourage owners of the banned weapons to surrender them.

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

City leaders are considering new restrictions to access on the road up to Sentinel Peak Park after a 73-year-old cyclist was hit and killed by a drunk driver in October.

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

He has been found safe and in good condition.

World Meteorological Organization retires storm names Florence and Michael

Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach on September 14, 2018 and became the costliest hurricane in North Carolina History.

  U of A holds second vigil for victims in New Zealand attack

Speakers representing different religions and the U of A community took the stage over the two hours of the vigil.

  Gov. Ducey emphasizes state’s relationship with Mexico, economic boom it provides

"Mexico is our number one trading partner times four," AZ Governor Doug Ducey said. "We've tended to the relationships."

  Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona is here!

“We are very delighted that we will have three of the Air Force's most popular air show demonstration teams all performing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,” said Maj. Tyler “Leeroy” Schultz, Director of the Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona Air Show.

  Family Finder: Maia looking for a forever family

She’s very lovable and very kind and she wants to be loved.