Tips to help make ‘back to school’ successful

  Business owners look to move operations outdoors

  PACC still seeing large numbers of fosters, adoptions tapering off

UPDATE: Missing vulnerable adult found safe, returned home

Train derails, catches fire on bridge over Tempe Town Lake

  The art of crosscut: Keeping trails safe and accessible one log at a time

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Need a free COVID-19 test? Here’s how

Pima County to open second free COVID-19 testing center

  Police: Man working on roof at Canyon del Oro High School dies when gun accidentally discharges

  Children’s Museum Tucson sends out SOS

Animal Protection Officers rescue kittens from flooded drain during storm

Body found floating in Santa Cruz River

Country Thunder set to return April 8-11 2021 with Luke Combs, Eric Church

Country Thunder also announced that Morgan Wallen will also be added to the list of headliners.

Officials discuss reopening UA campus this fall, suggest robots on campus

The university says they won’t hesitate to shut campus down if students aren’t willing to practice healthy habits.

Tumamoc Hill faces another possible closure; face coverings mandatory

If compliance with the face covering policy is not met by the end of the two-week period, the university will be forced to again close Tumamoc Hill to the public.

Two Confederate monuments in Arizona will be relocated to private property

Two Confederate monuments in Arizona will be moved off of state property and to private lands.

Man sentenced for voting twice in 2016 general election

  Weekend Wanders: Challenge gravity — and yourself — at Take Flight Yoga

  Tucson City Council passes final budget; police fully funded

  Taste This, Tucson: Oh so delizioso!

Aldi to open stores in Chandler, Peoria, Goodyear and Gilbert in 2020

  Tucson woman’s final act honors area heroes

  Media allowed up Mount Lemmon for look at Bighorn Fire damage

Residents can breathe sigh of relief; businesses continue to worry with the road closed to public

  Unemployed could see drop in benefits if CAREs act expires

951,000 people who are unemployed could lose a substantial part of their unemployment benefits if the United States Congress does not extend them beyond the end of July.

  Tucson nonprofit that gives pajamas to children needs help finding donations during pandemic

The organization is looking for books and pajamas for local children.

GRAPHIC CONTENT: Phoenix police release video from deadly officer-involved shooting

The Phoenix Police Department released body-camera video from an officer-involved shooting July 4 that left James Porter Garcia dead.

  Tucson pastor dies of COVID-19, family shares his legacy

For nearly 33 years, he offered encouragement and hope through faith.

  Tucson JCC leads way in COVID safety protocol

High-risk members say it is the only place they feel safe.

Pima County libraries shift to regionally based service

10 libraries remain accessible in-person; E-Library also available.

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona needs volunteers

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is asking for volunteers to help with drive-thru food distributions.

  COVID-19 pandemic making things more difficult for physical therapy patients

With Arizona gyms closed due to the pandemic, physical therapists and their patients are getting creative.

Here’s how you can get free face masks

Arizona residents 65 years old and up, and those who are medically vulnerable, can have free masks sent to their home.

  WBighorn Fire debris begins to flood into washes amid monsoon season

While the Bighorn Fire continues to burn, the threat of flames is shifting to the threat of flooding- and recently shot video shows just how dangerous, even deadly, the situation can be.

TRAFFIC: Where to watch for road work across Tucson, southern Arizona

List of active road projects in the Tucson area.

  Online learning: Pros and cons as school year approaches

The Tucson Unified School District, Amphitheater Public Schools, Marana Unified School District and Catalina Foothills School District all plan to start their school year’s remotely before reopening their classrooms.

  National COVID-19 data now sent to HHS; local leaders frustrated

Pima County said they have asked the Governor and are working with Arizona’s congressional delegation to get a FEMA testing site, but said they have not heard back.

Officials: Road to Mount Lemmon will reopen to public once repairs are completed

The road is expected to reopen before Nov. 1.

Reid Park Zoo asking for community’s help after losing money during COVID-19 closures

The zoo says they typically earn from admissions, memberships, programs, events, and zoo activities.

UPDATE: Navarro Fire fully contained

Crews are asking people to refrain from flying drones in the area.

Arizona Chapter of Beta Theta Pi closed for conduct violations

The UArizona Dean of Students Office has issued a Loss of Recognition letter in tandem with the decision.

  After the Bighorn Fire, are mudslides covered by insurance?

We asked an expert which mud messes are covered by insurance.

  Amphi teacher hopes battle with COVID-19 is tale to proceed with caution

Niki Tilicki teaches third and fourth grade at Innovation Academy and contracted COVID-19 in June.

  Firefighters, residents deal with aftermath of weekend storm

Officials say the monsoon is a double edged sword, cooling things down and helping suppress fires already burning.

  Long-term care and assisted-living facilities receiving Pima Love Notes

Nguyen said the goal is to spark joy to those in the care facilities and even uplift the person writing the letter.

One sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries after single-vehicle collision southeast of Tucson

The driver of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

  Pima County Sheriff addresses plan for reform

Those reforms include choke holds, which are prohibited except under extreme circumstances, shooting at moving cars and no-knock searches.

  GRAPHIC CONTENT: Tucson Police release bodycam footage of in-custody deaths over past decade

The following video has been released by TPD.

  8-year-old Tucson girl writes, publishes book for brother with disabilities

Coralyn always has figured out a way that her brother can do anything she can.

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Retired Marine catches toddler falling from burning apartment in Phoenix

Former Marine Phillip Blanks caught a young boy who was falling from the third-floor balcony of an apartment in Phoenix.

  Reid Park Zoo welcomes newborn zebra on Independence Day

The foal was born on July 4.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash in northeast Tucson

One man was taken to a hospital.

  Even with extension, some waiting until the last minute to file taxes

The IRS is expecting about 150 million returns from individuals and as of last count, it had received almost 139 million.

  Health service company in Phoenix could bring contact tracing jobs to Tucson

County health officials have been urging a full fledged program for months, but was hampered by a lack of testing.

  Sahuarita emphasizes social distancing for 2020 fireworks show

The Fire Marshall, Rural Metro Fire Department and Sahuarita Police Department were all on scene to make sure the show ran smoothly.

  Hundreds gather in Tucson to honor law enforcement

Hundreds of people showed up at a Tucson Police Department substation Saturday to show their support for law enforcement.

  All Souls Procession public events cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

The public parts of the annual All Souls Procession have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

  Tucson Mayor Regina Romero doubles down on white supremacist claim

Mayor Regina Romero told KOLD News 13 why she had the permit for a pro-law enforcement event revoked.

  Bighorn Fire damage assessment starting on Mount Lemmon

Crews are starting to get a look at what the Bighorn Fire did to Mount Lemmon.

Black Lives Matter banner cost city of Tucson more than $3,300

Tucson paid more than $3,300 for a Black Lives Matter banner that was displayed on city hall.

While most firework shows in southern Arizona aren’t happening this weekend, you still have some chances to celebrate

Here's a list of celebrations and events impacted.

  Tucson Mayor Regina Romero accuses organizers of pro-law enforcement event of being white supremacists

Tucson Mayor Regina Romero has accused the organizers of a pro-law enforcement event of being a white supremacists.

TUSD determines first day of class

TUSD says classes will begin online on August 10, 2020 and then move to in-person learning.

Reid Park Zoo says goodbye to 19-year-old Malayan tiger

The female tiger lived at the Reid Park Zoo from 2011 to 2020.

PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Monsoon 2020 arrives in southern Arizona

KOLD News 13 viewers always share amazing storm photos and video.

Diocese of Tucson suspends public worship amid COVID-19 uprisings

Diocese of Tucson suspends public worship gatherings amid COVID-19 outbreak.

Motorcyclist dies after crashing in Sahuarita

Officers say the motorcyclist suffered a medical injury prior to crashing.

Sheriff Napier weighs in on face mask requirement, says PCSD will focus on education rather than punishment

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said it will focus on education, not enforcement when it comes to both the county’s face covering requirement and Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order that shut down bar, gyms and movie theaters.

  Tucson council passes tentative budget amid calls to defund police

Fiscal Year 2021 begins Wednesday

  Business becomes target of hate twice

Anyone with information on the sticker posting is asked to call TPD.

  Businesses forced to shut down after Gov. Ducey issues another executive order

Arizona has for weeks been in the headlines as one of the worst state’s in the nation when it came to battling the coronavirus.

  Last day of PPP loan program on first day of closures for more businesses in Arizona

According to the PPP website, more than $500 billion in loans have been given out.

  Col. Joseph Turnham takes command of 355th Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force Col. Joseph Turnham took command of the 355th Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, June 30.

  Gov. Ducey closes all bars, gyms, movie theaters for 30 days

All bars, gyms and movie theaters in Arizona will close for 30 days and the start of the school year has been pushed back to Aug.17.

Bush Fire burns more than 190,000 acres, containment at 98%

The Bush Fire is burning in the Tonto National Forest.

  PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Bighorn Fire burning in Santa Catalina Mountains

KOLD News 13 viewers have been sharing photos and video from the Bighorn Fire.

LIST: Here is what Arizona cities, businesses are doing about mask requirements

The debate about requiring masks in public is heating up across the country and in Arizona.

  Murals with a message: Artists paint downtown in support of Black Lives Matter

Local artists are working toward positive change, one brush stroke at a time.

  Governor Ducey calls out restaurants and bars, reminds them to follow rules

Some bars and restaurants are being cautious during this time.

  Banner Health nears capacity for COVID-19 intensive care patients

Banner Health has enough staff to care for its COVID-19 patients and a surge capacity plan exists to call in more healthcare providers if needed.

Roadrunners partner with Vitalant to host July 1 blood drive

The Tucson Roadrunner will host a blood drive 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 1 at the La Quinta Inn on Alvernon Way.