Getting the message out in a different way: mothers hope to curb distracted driving with new campaign

April is 'Distracted Driving Awareness' month. Two mothers know exactly what can happen when a driver takes their eyes off the road.

1 dead, 6 rescued, search on for 12 others after boat capsizes south of Louisiana

UPDATE: Tucson police identify suspects in midtown shooting, crash

  Fact Finders: Lost Vaccine Cards

Santa Cruz County works to prevent opioid overdoses by making Narcan more accessible

  Tucson businesses get help pivoting post-pandemic

Gov. Ducey signs bill supporting firefighters with cancer

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Tucson police searching for individual with potential information on possible sexual assault

University of Arizona names Tommy Lloyd as head basketball coach

Bopp Road to close at Kinney for more than one month starting Monday

Marana police receive marijuana money for new patrol vehicle

Yavapai County investigators search for suspect in attempted abduction of 8-year-old girl

Fire crews extinguish RV Fire in Tucson’s west-side

Conservatives propose revised sex ed rules in LGBTQ pushback

Arizona lawmakers approved revamping the state’s sex education laws to make them some of the strictest in the nation when it comes to teaching about LGBTQ issues.

  Harris planning first trip abroad to Mexico, Guatemala

She said she would go as soon as possible, depending on restrictions put in place for the pandemic.

  Corporate pushback against restrictive voting measures gains momentum

Signatories to the letter include Amazon, American Airlines, Bank of America, Google and Best Buy, as well as hundreds of business and civic leaders

  Queen returns to royal duties after death of Prince Philip

The royal family is observing two weeks of mourning for Philip, who died Friday at the age of 99. The palace has said members of the royal family will “undertake engagements appropriate to the circumstances” during the mourning period.

Sahuarita police search for suspected credit card thieves

Tucson police search for suspect, witnesses in south-side homicide

  Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

Mexico president focusing efforts to stop child migrants

Arizona court rules for Tucson in election date dispute

ADOT announces finalist in Safety Message Contest

Superior mayor, tribal officials spar over bill to stop Oak Flat mine

Tribal groups said the copper mine would destroy land that the San Carlos Apache consider sacred and use for religious ceremonies and rituals.

Coinbase soars in market debut, valued near $86 billion

Coinbase said it had 56 million verified users as of March 31, with 6.1 million making transactions monthly.

Tucson to house asylum seekers, migrants at city hotels

“The City of Tucson will continue to be a strong partner — as we have been during previous surges under past presidential administrations — to provide humane, dignified care for asylum seekers during their brief stop in Tucson,” Romero said.

Study examines health risks faced by female firefighters

UArizona study aims to further understand the occupational risks unique to women in the fire service.

Diamondbacks, other MLB teams overwhelmed by concessions complications on opening weekend

Fans complain about long wait times and technical difficulties ordering food via their mobile devices.

  Arizona reports 419 new cases of COVID-19; 17,109 total deaths

As the coronavirus spreads across the country, KOLD News 13 is keeping tabs on the cases in Arizona.

White House: Jill Biden ‘tolerated’ medical procedure ‘well’

President Joe Biden accompanied his wife, 69, to an outpatient center to undergo what the White House said was a “common medical procedure.”

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

List of active road projects in the Tucson area.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Southbound traffic shift Wednesday on Houghton Road

Drivers are asked to travel through the area with caution and to remember speed limits on these construction zones will be limited 25 miles per hour.

  Experts warn against vaccine hesitancy

Officials say the Moderna and Pfizer doses are very safe for vaccination.

  Arizona schools will not be punished for students not taking standardized tests

In-person standardized testing has begun at Arizona public and charter schools, as mandated by the state. However, schools will no longer face repercussions for not testing at least 95% of their student body.

  J&J recipients, health experts respond to temporary halt of vaccine

Experts say there’s about a one in a million chance a person develops blood clots from the J&J vaccine.

  ‘Prime suspect’ arrested in Kristin Smart’s 1996 disappearance

The ‘prime suspect’ in the 1996 disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart has been arrested.

  Governor to sign AZ gaming bill for lawful sports betting

SB 1797 establishes fantasy sports betting, allows professional organizations to host sports books on site, extends tribal compacts and allows limited gaming at horse tracks.

Kino drive-thru vaccination site to permanently close May 14

PCHD says patients will be notified of any appointment changes directly by Banner staff if their appointment times are affected by this change.

US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

Biden’s choice of the 9/11 date underscores the reason that American troops were in Afghanistan to begin with — to prevent extremist groups like al-Qaida from establishing a foothold again that could be used to launch attacks against the U.S.

  US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J shots in blow to vaccine drive

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating unusual clots that occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination.

NASA says satellites could predict volcanic eruptions years before they happen

Scientists believe the heat increase is due to the interaction between magma pools and hydrothermal systems, which can elevate heated underground water resulting in an increase in soil temperature.

PCSD responds to single-vehicle collision on southeast side

Traffic in this area will be blocked and/or delayed while the investigation continues.

Tucson police search for Target vacuum thief

Anyone with information about the man can call 88-CRIME.

CDC says high STD rates continued into 2020, after 2019 all-time high

These cases included the most commonly reported, which included chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.

Survey on Reid Park Zoo expansion closes Tuesday

Tucson residents asked to weigh in on eight concepts regarding possible changes to the park and zoo areas

Kaibab National Forest to accept woodcutting permits for 2021 season

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the forest will accept permit requests via phone only.

ADOT schedules public hearing for tentative 5-year construction program

The public comment period ends at 5 p.m. June 3.

The Navajo & Hopi Families Relief Fund implements Clean Hands Project to fight spread of COVID-19

Relief Fund Program Manager Mary Francis said her objective with the Clean Hands Project is to distribute stations based on regional needs while prioritizing elders, confirmed COVID-19 cases and special needs individuals.

  Biden raises concerns with Putin about Ukraine confrontation

Ukraine has said Russia has accumulated 41,000 troops at its border with eastern Ukraine and 42,000 more in Crimea. Russia’s defense minister said Tuesday the buildup was part of readiness drills in response to what he described as threats from NATO.

UPDATE: Northbound I-19 reopened; one person killed by loose tire

Interstate 19 northbound in the Tucson area was closed at Pima Mine Road due to a crash.

K-9 sniffs out more than seven pounds of fentanyl in second major drug seizure

The K-9 alerted to more than 60 pounds of methamphetamine, worth $108,000, hidden inside a vehicle on April 5.

  Pima County pauses distribution of Johnson & Johnson vaccine following CDC announcement

So far in Arizona, 226,300 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine have been allocated in Arizona, with approximately 122,000 administered.

Man who killed grandparents in Pima County in 2005 now suspect in homicide at Gilbert group man

When officers arrived, they found 49-year-old Steven Howells dead inside the home. According to court documents, Howells had obvious head trauma. The suspect was identified as Christopher William Lambeth.

Man arrested for allegedly shooting coworker in Fry’s parking lot

18-year-old Camron Granado was arrested and booked into Maricopa County Jail on first-degree murder and aggravated assault charges.

US investigating possible air bag failures in GM vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers nearly 750,000 Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC vehicles from the 2020 and 2021 model years. Most are full-size pickup trucks and SUVs.

4-month-old left in hot car now in critical condition

Monday’s high in Phoenix was 92 degrees. While the car was not parked in direct sunlight, experts say the temperature inside a closed car can increase by up to 40 degrees in about an hour.

UPDATE: Authorities identify suspect in officer-involved shooting near Rillito River Park

A Tucson Police officer was involved in a shooting near Rillito River Park early Monday, April 12. TPD identified the man as 37-year-old James Nicholas Pacheco. Pacheco was wanted for kidnapping and sexual assault stemming from an incident that occurred on April 9, 2021.

Tucson man gets federal prison term for firearms smuggling

They said he provided the firearms and more than 12,500 rounds of ammunition to co-conspirators to be smuggled out of the U.S. and into Mexico.

University of Arizona will lead space telescope mission to learn how galaxies evolve, form stars

Carlos Vargas, Aspera’s principal investigator, will be one of the youngest people to hold the title on a NASA mission.

  St. Vincent seeks water, funds as volcano keeps erupting

He estimated the country will need hundreds of millions of dollars to recover from the eruption, but did not give any details.

Spokesman: New Mexico pausing administration of J&J vaccine

The federal government is investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination with reduced platelet counts.

Consumer prices jump 0.6% in March, biggest gain since 2012

The big gains were expected to be a temporary blip and not a sign that long dormant inflation pressures were emerging.

WNBA stars praise college players for exposing NCAA inequality

Disparities between the men’s and women’s tournaments overshadow championship event.

‘Still expected to look like Barbie dolls’: Gender equality in sports media an ongoing battle

Female sports reporters are allowed into locker rooms and clubhouses, but that does not mean they are treated the same as their male colleagues.

Vaccine demand falls at University of Arizona state POD

The vaccine site at the University of Arizona is having trouble filling all of its open appointments.

Barrio Brewing Co. lands at Tucson International Airport

Barrio’s beers and food are available pre-security at the Tucson International Airport.

Arizona Land and Water Trust preserves over 1,000 acres of the Rose Tree Ranch in Santa Cruz County

With supporters, landowners and funding partners, Arizona Land and Water Trust has now protected more than 59,000 acres throughout southern Arizona since 1978.

CDC issues alert after ground turkey linked to salmonella outbreak

At least 28 people in 12 states have gotten sick, and two have been hospitalized in connection to the raw meat items, according to the CDC.

Tucson leaders react to Magnus’ nomination to lead Customs and Border Protection

The Tucson Police Department is now in a hiring and personnel crisis, with fewer than 750 deployable officers and dwindling recruits in training. Should Magnus seize the national nomination, a search for his replacement won’t be easy.

  TPD Chief nominated for CBP Commissioner

Magnus, according to the former Mayor is well known in Washington and in National Police circles.

Suspect recovering in hospital following officer-involved shooting

Additional charges may be added at the conclusion of the investigation.

  Pima County sees decrease in new vaccination appointments, officials work to figure out why

County officials said they’re working to reinforce the community’s confidence in safely getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Oregon man arrested for allegedly starting small wildfire in northern Arizona

The 29-year-old was booked into the Coconino County jail.

Airbnb announces summer safety rules, cracks down on COVID-19 mitigation measures

Anyone violating the company's rules could be removed from the platform.

Border Patrol to build migrant detention facility in Tucson area

Border Patrol is constructing a migrant detention facility at 4550 East Los Reales Road, which east of the airport.

UPDATE: Interstate 10 westbound opens following crash

Motorists should expect residual delays from the earlier crash.

New Mexico governor signs bill to legalize recreational pot

New Mexico voters ousted ardent opponents of legalization from the state Senate in the 2020 Democratic primary, opening the way for recreational marijuana.

Report: Biden nominates Chris Magnus to lead Customs and Border Protection

Magnus’ nomination is one of six announced for roles in the Department of Homeland Security.

Pima Animal Care Center to host microchip event

This weekend, they are collaborating with the LovePup Foundation and Pima County’s District 2 to hold a microchip and supply distribution drive. Residents can visit the Abrams Public Health Center on April 17 from 1-4 p.m.

  Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise

The San Francisco ride-hailing company said Monday that total monthly bookings, including food delivery and passenger service, reached an all-time high in March.

  Extreme conditions now sparking drought contingency plan for first time

The projected drop this year is significant enough to likely trigger the first tier in the Drought Contingency Plan—for the first time. The plan, signed by western states and Mexico, targets agricultural users, primarily in Pinal County in Tier 1 of the cutbacks.