Are you trick-or-treating this year? Here’s what Pima County Health recommends

The Pima County Health Department (PCHD) updated its Halloween guidelines to include best practices for trick-or-treating.

Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions in a feature-length documentary called “Francesco.”
  • Coronavirus

  Deadline looms, but COVID relief deal may be far off

Republicans are reconvening the Senate this week to vote on a virus proposal, but it’s a bill that failed once before, and that Trump himself now derides as too puny.


UPDATE: Police identify teen killed in Tucson south side shooting

  UPDATE: Suspect identified in alleged attack on elderly women at Peter Piper Pizza

Virtual learning poses unique challenges for Arizona’s 148,000 students in special ed programs

FHA gives needy homeowners more time to request assistance

Suspect arrested in stabbing at Santa Rita Park

The victim is still in the hospital in stable condition.
  • Coronavirus

CDC redefines COVID-19 close contact, adds brief encounters

The CDC advises anyone who has been in close contact with a COVID-19 patient to quarantine for two weeks.

  United Way’s Days of Caring includes virtual opportunities

Marana town manager resigns after six years

Preservation project complete, Fry Pioneer Cemetery set to reopen Nov. 2

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona to host Days of Caring event this weekend

Pima County Sheriff’s Department to host prescription drug take back day

  Arizona reports 5,854 deaths from COVID-19; 635 in Pima County

Police: Truck driver likely died before crashing through Willcox Visitor Center

Parents of 545 children separated at border can’t be found

  • National

Trooper sideswipes motorcycle, tackles driver on Fla. interstate

A Florida Highway Patrol cruiser swerved to knock off the biker then one of them tackles the rider to the ground.


NAU linebacker has spotlight in Biden ad during Monday Night Football

Country club for racing enthusiasts, Inde Motorsports Ranch ups its game

Legal sports betting in Arizona still on the back burner

Joe Morgan, Hall of Famer and driving force of Big Red Machine, dies at 77

Joe Morgan, the two-time MVP second baseman on the “Big Red Machine” teams in Cincinnati in the ’70s, has died at the age of 77, according to multiple reports.


  Arizona releases its COVID-19 vaccination plan

Update: Silver Alert canceled for Phoenix woman

  OSIRIS-REx appears to take successful sample of Bennu

  Wildland firefighters adjust to COVID threats amid record-breaking season

Mission library to be renamed after Richard Elías

Mission Library will be renamed Richard Elías Mission Library.

Rural Metro Fire responds to hiker rescue in Ventana Canyon

UPDATE: Officials reopen Catalina State Park after crews stop progress of wildfire

Pima County to give free flu shots and masks this week

School bus crashes in Williams; driver accused of impairment

Firefighters work through PTSD with peer support, counseling