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CBP officers seize $241K worth of cocaine

CBP officers arrest meth smugglers at Port of San Luis

UPDATE: Suspect identified in deadly midtown homicide

Medical worker sexually assaulted sedated patient, AZ authorities say

Maricopa woman facing charges after reportedly abusing adopted children

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

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Police seek answers after man, woman found dead in Sierra Vista

  West Virginia man found guilty in infant’s rape, murder; jury recommends no mercy

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

Autopsy: Multiple injuries caused baby’s death

  Cochise County doctor indicted for murder conspiracy

  UPDATE: Tucson woman dies days after shooting, firebombing

Former assistant coach found guilty on sexual conduct with minor charge

The charges stem from a January 2018 incident that Forman had been in a relationship with a female he met at Ironwood Ridge High School, while an assistant coach.

UPDATE: Walmart robbery suspect in custody

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

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

Malvo claims Muhammad brainwashed him into committing murder.

Fence breach leads to human smuggling case

Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free.

US drug czar says border wall will reduce influx of drugs

Manhunt for North Carolina murder suspect ends in Tucson

  Missing 2-year-old found dead in Minnesota; father in custody

BP agents near Yuma nab drug smugglers with a little help from the Marines

HELP: Tucson police looking for bank robbery suspect

GREAT NEWS: Children safe after being kidnapped in Casa Grande

  WATCH: Armed robbery suspects arrested after chase in Tucson

The incident began with an armed robbery at the Game Stop at Glen and Campbell.

  UPDATE: Family, friends of murder-suicide victim speak out

Investigators are asking anyone with information to please come forward by calling 88-CRIME, you can remain anonymous.

Hard drug smugglers intercepted by CBP officers at Port of San Luis

The drugs were identified as nearly 55 pounds of meth, worth an estimated value of nearly $164,000 as well as almost three pounds of heroin, worth more than $74,000.

Tucson/Nogales man indicted for allegedly filing more than 200 false tax returns

Luis A. Ortiz is charged with wire fraud, money laundering, and unlawful use of means of identification

Douglas CBP officers intercept marijuana load

When officers searched the vehicle, they found nearly 150 packages of marijuana scattered throughout the vehicle.

Tucson police make arrest in hit and run involving bicyclist near Ajo

A tip about a vehicle that matched the suspect vehicle, helped lead Traffic Detectives to 58-year-old Juan Moreno Urrea.

Getty, U of A partner to conserve long-lost “Woman-Ochre” painting

According to a U of A news release, "Woman-Ochre" by Willem de Kooning will be studied and conserved by staff at the J. Paul Getty Museum and scientists at the Getty Conservation Institute.

PCSO: Convicted child rapist caught with child porn

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

Woman arrested in bank robberies tied to "Biddy Bandit'

The FBI says a 56-year-old woman has been arrested in three bank robberies and two attempted bank robberies that occurred over 4½ -month span in metro Phoenix last year

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

  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.

USBP arrest local man smuggling fentanyl

Agents discovered an 18-year-old Nogales resident attempting to conceal a bundle under his clothing. After a subsequent inspection of the bundle, agents identified that it contained dozens of pills laced with small amounts of fentanyl.

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.

  Father accused of taking AK-47 to FL school after son said teacher ‘slammed him’

The father reportedly told police he didn’t intend to hurt anyone with the gun, saying he carries it for protection and forgot he had it on him.

  Newborn left to die in 1981 identified by DNA; mother charged in South Dakota

After 38 years, police used DNA tests and genealogy to help arrest the suspected mother of a newborn left to die on the side of a South Dakota road.

  Deadly counterfeit pain pills widely available in Nogales

Counterfeit pills are causing a spike in overdoses among teens in Arizona. The deadly pills make there way into our state through Mexico.

Pima County inmate convicted of assaulting an officer

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

Tucson man wanted in Virginia obscenity case

Erik A. Johansson is named in warrants charging him with obscenity offenses

Man who allegedly threatened Google arrested in California

The YouTuber allegedly drove across the country in order to confront Google officials, telling police he’d get violent if the visit didn’t go well.

  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.

Tombstone city attorney facing assault charges in alleged domestic violence incident

Randall Bays was arrested for suspected domestic violence, according to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office.

Police seek man convicted of aggravated assault, stalking

The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating 40-year-old Jamie Jackson.

Young girl found dead inside duffel bag near California trail identified

The search for the girl’s identity began after her body was found partially concealed in a black duffel bag and dumped down an embankment.

Man found guilty in adopted son’s murder inspired by Oscar-winning movie ‘Manchester by the Sea’

The main character in "Manchester by the Sea" learns he cannot be prosecuted for killing his children, following an accidental house fire.

Homeland Security Investigations analyst found guilty of false statements

A conviction for false statements to a government agency is a felony that carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.

Human smuggling attempt in a shipment of eggplants, stopped at I-19 checkpoint

Border Patrol agents out of Nogales stopped the man at an Interstate 19 checkpoint on Thursday night, March 7 after a CBP canine alerted to his truck.

  PCC mulls options for suspect in threat incident, considers changing alert system

Suspect is registered for one class at the college

Busy midweek as CBP officers, canines stopped several drug smuggling attempts

It proved to be a very busy Wednesday for U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at several ports of entry in Arizona, as they stopped several drug smuggling attempts. Drugs seized were worth $1.7 million.

Police arrest suspect in Albertsons robbery

The robbery happened at the Albertsons at 6600 E. Grant Road on Feb. 4

  PCSD pursuit of stolen vehicle leads to crash, suspect arrest

A chase ended with a crash on the south side of Tucson on Thursday, March 7.

Tucson man facing charges for sex crimes against four children

A Tucson man is facing several charges after reportedly molesting four different children, according to the Tucson Police Department.

  Trevor Draegeth tried to cover up murder, police say

Last month, a body was found inside the home on the corner of the street.

Man sentenced to prison for casino robbery in Payson

Ochoa admitted to using a weapon, along with co-defendant, Ryan Pearson, to rob $652,000 in cash from the Mazatal Casino on the Tonto Apache Indian Reservation.

Release of Chase White autopsy report blocked

Deputy Marshal, White, was killed in late Nov. while serving an arrest warrant at a midtown home.

Neo-Nazi gets life for killing woman in interracial couple


UPDATE: Authorities arrest bank robbery suspect who left suspicious package at midtown Target

The suspect is now in custody

  UPDATE: Court documents reveal new details about Oro Valley homicide

Trevor Draegeth is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife, Laurie Draegeth

Cochise County authorities warn about new phone scams

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office said it has three new scams that it needs to share with you.

  30 new graduates to join Southern Arizona law enforcement

The recruits will become either officers, state troopers or deputies around communities in Southern Arizona.

  Delivery driver shot in back after dispute over disabled parking space in Missouri

The 65-year-old suspect was arrested. Officers are due to meet with prosecutors to decide if charges will be filed.

AZ sheriffs arrest two including woman dressed as nun suspected of trafficking $90,000 of fentanyl

A total of 8.5 pounds of fentanyl were seized.

Federal appeals court asked to reconsider decision to deny Louis Taylor damages

Taylor was just 16-years-old when he was arrested for starting the fatal 1970 fire at pioneer hotel downtown that killed 29 people.

UPDATE: Fire at midtown Safeway being investigated as arson

A midtown Safeway was open again Monday after a fire broke out late Friday, March 1.

AZ Game and Fish offering reward in javelina poaching case

A reward of up to $1,500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in a poaching case involving an adult and juvenile javelina, according to the Arizona Game and Fish Department Operation Game Thief.

Two Pima County men convicted of auto theft

One man admitted to driving the stolen vehicle to Mexico.

Man arrested in connection with rash of explosions in Phoenix

Police arrested Houston Willis, 44, on Monday in connection with mysterious explosions that terrorized a city.

Pima County man pleads guilty to possession of child porn

Sentencing is scheduled for April 22, 2019.

After worker accused of throwing toddler, Missouri daycare’s state license revoked

The daycare announced through an attorney that it will appeal the state’s decision to revoke its license. It can remain open during that process.

More than 13,000 Arizona residents to get check from General Motors

If you have a GM vehicle in the driveway, there’s a chance a little check could be headed your way.

DEA arrests six on drug charges, including MS-13 gang member

The subjects arrested face multiple state drug and weapons charges and will be prosecuted through the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

Young woman, 21, fatally shot helping friend escape suspected domestic violence

Within a day, police arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly shooting at his child’s mother but instead striking and killing the victim.

California man accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old he met on Tinder

Officers say the victim initially lied about her age on Tinder, but after eight months of communication with the suspect, she disclosed she was only 12.

Sister of homicide victim: ‘Her kindness killed her’

Laura Salas Rodriguez said her family is devastated by the death of her twin sister Lorraine Martinez Salas.

  No More Deaths volunteers receive fines, probation

Four volunteers with the humanitarian group No More Deaths were in court Friday, March 1 to be sentenced on misdemeanor charges.

Little Caesars issues warning about fraudulent online coupons

The only thing the coupon will give you is a virus on your device.

UPDATE: Three arrested after fatal shooting on Tucson’s east side

One man is dead after shooting at east-side Walmart

Four-month investigation leads to heroin, meth bust

MacPhail and Henry were indicted by a Cochise County grand jury for multiple drug charges

Parents dumped baby’s body after he died while they were on drugs, CA prosecutors say

The suspects both face charges of child abuse resulting in death. If convicted, they could receive up to 10 years in prison.