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Driver facing charges after crashing SUV into home on Tucson’s south side

One resident was home at the time of the incident, but neither the resident nor the driver was injured.

UPDATE: Pima County to enforce mask mandate despite executive order

Casa Grande man arrested for dragging off-duty officer with a car during attempted burglary

Arizona defeats Texas A&M, advances to Elite Eight

Arizona announces opening of indoor state-run vaccination site in Mesa

Arizona hits 3 million vaccine doses administered and announces new COVID-19 mitigation phase

Tucson doctor announces bid for Rep. Kirkpatrick’s congressional seat

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PCC gives all-clear in barricaded suspect incident

Arizona expands COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to ages 16 and up

Governor Ducey to visit University of Arizona vaccine site Wednesday

Cochise County expands vaccine eligibility to all adults

Arizona launches new COVID-19 vaccine PSA campaign

UPDATE: Authorities identify man found dead on Tucson’s southwest side

Five cats, one dog die in housefire near Prince and Romero Friday

The Red Cross is currently asssiting the residents who are now displaced, and investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

PCSD responding to traffic collision on Catalina Highway

Details are limited at the moment, but we will keep you updated with any developments.

Traffic collision involving motorcycle at River and La Canada

If traveling in this area, please find alternative routes.

TFD investigating a house fire on East Yavapai

Officials say access was limited, causing firefighters to attack the blaze from multiple angles.

Gov. Ducey, Arizona lawmakers to visit U.S. border on Friday

Border Patrol agents apprehend convicted rapist

Apache Junction police officer shot chasing vehicle; stable after surgery

Arizona passes one million residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Border Patrol agents intercept fentanyl pills, meth, and an illegal immigrant at checkpoint

Judge: Arizona GOP must pay $18K in groundless election suit

Marco Lopez announces campaign for Arizona Governor

According to the release, he is running for Governor because, “in order to create jobs and fix our economy for all, we need to stop bickering and wasting time with partisan fights for political power.”

  GRAPHIC: Officials search for suspect who shot javelina in the face

Anyone with information about the shooting should call 1-800-352-7000.

UPDATE: Missing woman from Surprise found

Silver Alert canceled for missing woman from Surprise, AZ.

First cases of the Brazilian COVID-19 variant detected in Arizona

According to AZDHS the first cases of Brazilian COVID-19 variant have been detected in Arizona.

Rep. Kirkpatrick announces she will not seek re-election in 2022

Last year, Kirkpatrick publicly acknowledged a drinking problem and went into rehabilitation after she fractured her spine and cracked her ribs in a fall exiting the subway in Washington. However, she says her health and recovery are “not a factor at all” in her decision to leave Congress.

Arizona children to be part of Moderna vaccine trial

To learn more about the study parents should call 602-368-1928.

PCSD: Bicyclist suffers serious injuries in crash

Deputies are responding to collision involving a passenger car and a bicycle in this area.

Lion euthanized at Phoenix Zoo for ‘chronic’ spine issues

Cookie the lion arrived at the zoo in 2005.

Pima County expands vaccination eligibility; includes certain essential workers, those 55 and older

Registration for this new group opens Friday, March 12, 2021, at 9 a.m.

UPDATE: 14-year-old armed robberies suspect taken into custody

A Tucson teen wanted for a string of armed robberies was arrested Thursday, March 11.

UPDATE: Man dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound at Pima Pistol Club

Officials believe the incident was an act of self harm.

UPDATE: Punkin Fire burning in Tonto Basin grows to 305 acres

Evacuation orders in the Tonto Basin area have been lifted.

TPD: One dead in Tucson apartment complex shooting

According to a news release, witnesses told police Travon Lewis Lavender was driven to Tucson Medical Center by a neighbor. His life-threatening injuries caused his transfer to Banner-University Medical Center, where he later died.

One dead in boat crash at Bartlett Lake

Officials say it's too early to tell if impairment played a role.

Phoenix couple who owned tax firm die days apart from COVID

The couple met at a dance hall in central Phoenix. They married a year later, bought a house in Phoenix, and adopted two children a few years later.

Police investigating collision involving pedestrian in Tucson’s south-side

Officers with the Tucson Police Department are currently on-scene investigating a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian.

Tucson police search for missing woman

Anyone who knows anything about her whereabouts should call 911.

Gov. Ducey announces next phase of COVID-19 reopening

“We’ve learned a lot over the past year,” said Governor Ducey. “Our businesses have done an excellent job at responding to this pandemic in a safe and responsible way.”

Arizona passes 2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered

As vaccine administration continues to expand, a priority for ADHS is reaching communities most impacted by COVID-19. ADHS and partners continue an effort in ZIP code 85009 just west of downtown Phoenix, an effort that includes targeted use of social media in English and Spanish.

PCSD: Teller stops bank robbery with a simple ‘NO’

The suspect was seen leaving in a small black car.

Cochise County will now vaccinate residents 55 and older

In a news release, Cochise County officials announced while they have not reached 55 percent vaccination of the 65 and older group, their vaccination partners have observed a reduced demand for appointments. Therefore, officials have agreed it is the right time to welcome the next age group phase.

U.S. Marshals find Tucson stabbing suspect in Mesa

Officials say on Feb. 26, Bagby was involved in an altercation with his significant other resulting in the victim being stabbed in the head and arm with a kitchen knife. The victim was seriously injured but survived the attack.

  New executive order sets reopening date for Arizona’s public schools

Schools must return to in-person learning Monday, March 15, 2021, or after the school's spring break.

Mayor Romero issues a statement on Reid Park Zoo expansion plans

Many have also made the argument that we should proceed with expansion since dollars have already been spent for preliminary planning. Unfortunately, that is the potential cost of poor community engagement.

SCAM ALERT: DEA warning of scammers impersonating agents to steal money and identities

“Telephone scammers know people are spending more time at home and isolated due to the coronavirus pandemic and they are taking advantage of this,” Special Agent in Charge Cheri Oz said.

  For now, no charges in fatal Jan. 20 shooting of Bradley Lewis

The attorney’s office has declined to pursue charges against Dep. Gilbert Caudillo, who discharged his firearm at Lewis during the incident on Jan. 20.

Gov. Ducey receives first COVID-19 vaccine dose

According to a news release, Ducey became eligible for the vaccine after the Arizona Department of Health Services updated prioritization guidance that includes residents 55 and older.

Attorney General Brnovich versus Democratic National Committee case begins at SCOTUS

Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking the High Court to uphold Arizona’s laws on ballot harvesting and out-of-precinct voting. According to a news release, in 2016, the DNC challenged those laws, and a federal district court judge ruled in favor of Arizona.

  Arizonans 55+ now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Maricopa County, Pima County works on similar plans

ADHS will open approximately 50,000 vaccination appointments at State Farm Stadium and Phoenix Municipal Stadium at noon on Tuesday, March 2, to those 55 and older for appointments starting March 4.

J.J. Watt signs 2-year-deal with the Arizona Cardinals

Watt announced he was leaving the Houston Texans on Feb. 12 after playing with the team for 10 years. He will now be reunited with former Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins who signed with the Cardinals in March 2020.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Stone Avenue closed at Glenn Street due to two-vehicle collision

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and use alternate routes.

Two more arrests made in the homicide of U of A student Forrest Keys

Camargo and Young have both been booked into Pima County Jail, and are charged with 1st Degree Murder and Drive-by Shooting.

UPDATE: One injured in shooting near East Michigan, South Contractors Way

The investigation is still in the early stages and more information will be released as it becomes available.

Tucson police arrest teen in connection with fatal shooting on University of Arizona campus

Alonzo Orosco, 17, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 25.

Coconino County now giving COVID-19 vaccines to jail inmates

They said all inmates at the county jail are deemed high risk for contracting the virus due to being housed in a congregate setting. All vaccinations will be entered into the statewide Immunization Information System.

Water near Arizona Air Force base is tainted in latest case

Luke Air Force Base announced this month that studies showed high levels of contaminants had affected drinking water for about 6,000 people in roughly 1,600 homes as well as a few neighboring businesses.

I-10 eastbound closed at State Route 87

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the crash is closing the interstate at State Route 87. Drivers should use alternate routes or delay travel. Motorists may take SR 87 north of State Route 287 to State Route 79 southbound to reach the Tucson area.

County effort to block Senate election subpoena gets hearing

The GOP-dominated county board is asking Judge Timothy Thomason to quash the subpoena issued by the Senate. They argue that the ballots are sealed under laws the Legislature passed and the Senate does not have a right to access them.

Arizona fined $1M for failing to improve prison health care

The fine was imposed Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Roslyn Silver after corrections officials had been dogged by complaints they were dragging their feet in making all the changes to which they had agreed.

UPDATE: Authorities locate Gilbert man with Alzheimer’s

Nursing home staff believes he left on foot with no access to a vehicle or cell phone. Wynne’s wife says he should be wearing an Alzheimer’s notification bracelet with an 800 number that links back to her phone.

Update: Police identify man killed in midtown Tucson shooting Tuesday

Sgt. Richard Gradillas with the Tucson Police Department says officers responded to a report of shots fired at 123 W. Delano Street.

Superintendent Hoffman and AZ Dept. of Education support safe return to in-person learning

To support schools’ efforts for a safe return to in-person learning, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) recently announced allocations from the second federal COVID-19 relief bill. These one-time recovery funds will be critical to helping schools implement mitigation strategies like improved

University of Arizona redirects 1K COVID-19 vaccine doses to Pima County supply

Doses originally allocated to the UA vaccination site will be used as part of the county’s efforts to increase vaccination rates in marginalized and high-risk communities through its mobile vaccination site program.

PCSD: Collision causes street closures in north Tucson

Pima County Sheriff’s deputies are currently working a crash on North Aire Avenue and West Mars. Officials say the intersection will be closed while they conduct an investigation.

UPDATE: Evacuations near Cochise Stronghold Campground are lifted

According to a Facebook post from the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, all orders were lifted around 7:15 pm as crews finished mopping up the area.

UPDATE: Tucson Fire Dept. responds to hiker rescue in Starr Pass

According to a tweet by the Tucson Fire Department, the hiker requested assistance on a trail behind the Starr Pass Resort.

Pima County Sheriff’s Dept. investigating fatal collision on south side

At 12:30 a.m., the deputy attempted a traffic stop. Officials say the SUV pulled over in an apartment complex parking lot at 6200 S. Campbell Avenue but fled before the officer could make contact with the driver.

66-year-old man dies in bicycle crash south of Tucson

Officials say its’ not clear at this time if he was wearing a helmet.

Arizona to open a fourth state-run vaccination site

According to a news release, the vaccination site at Chandler-Gilbert Community College will begin operating as a state-run location on Wednesday, March 3.

More vaccination appointments postponed due to extreme weather

People will be emailed with new appointment infomation.

Banner Health eases visitor restrictions amid COVID-19 pandemic

According to a news release, the healthcare provider will now allow one visitor per patient a day for most in-patients. Most out-patient locations including urgent cares, clinics, emergency rooms will also allow one person to accompany patients.

Police investigate shooting on Tucson’s east side

This is a residential area near Merle J. Toumey Park, near Swan and 22nd.

Three arrested for slew of armed robberies in central Arizona

The three were dubbed the “Jeepers Bandits” by the FBI because their appearance was similar to Shaggy Rogers of the cartoon Scooby-Doo who frequently said “jeepers” throughout the show.

Pima County Board of Supervisors and City of Tucson to host virtual meeting

Friday’s virtual meeting will discuss topics including vaccine rollout, testing, mask usage, curfew, evictions, business restrictions, and federal funds appropriated to the state and local jurisdictions.

Update: Tucson police identify man killed in midtown stabbing Tuesday

Officers with the Tucson Police Department are investigating a homicide that occurred Tuesday night in midtown Tucson.

Tucson police say a man is dead after pedestrian collision on W. Ajo Way

The Tucson Police Department confirms that Michael Bernard Ortiz was attempting to cross Ajo Way on Sunday, Feb. 14, around 9:30 p.m. when he was struck by a silver 2013 Subaru BRZ that was traveling east.

Banner Health chief clinical officer named to ‘Top 25 Women Leaders’

The program recognizes women in leadership, spotlighting their administrative and professional accomplishments. The women named to this list are developing policy, leading change and guiding health care delivery improvement across the country.

University of Arizona plans to enter Stage 2 of re-opening

If health conditions continue on the current trend, stage 2 means classes of 50 or fewer students would be allowed to meet on campus. Students and instructors will already know if their classes are part of the next stage. Students who are unsure can check with the registrar’s office.