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  GRAPHIC CONTENT: Tucson police release video from officer-involved shooting

The Tucson Police Department released body cam video from an officer-involved shooting on April 12.

TPD investigating shooting on Tucson’s south side; no suspects in custody

A dozen undocumented immigrants found during traffic stop in Chandler

Two men accused of robbing elderly Chandler couple at gunpoint

Tucson woman pleads guilty to reporting false tax return for business, will repay IRS

Pima County courts to reinstate jury trials as COVID-19 cases slow

UPDATE: Tucson police identify suspects in midtown shooting, crash

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

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

Conservatives propose revised sex ed rules in LGBTQ pushback

Sahuarita police search for suspected credit card thieves

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

Tucson police search for Target vacuum thief

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.

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

Oregon man arrested for allegedly starting small wildfire in northern Arizona

  Recruits tackle obstacles to become Pima County Sheriff’s deputies

  Auto part theft is on the rise in Southern Arizona

Authorities looking for man posing as police officer in southern Arizona

UPDATE: Man arrested for allegedly hitting woman in walker, speeding away

State will not seek death penalty for man accused of killing Isabel Celis and Maribel Gonzales

Christopher Clements is facing 22 felony charges, including two counts of first-degree murder.

Police arrest suspect in deadly shooting at smoke shop on Tucson’s south side

Detectives are looking to speak with additional witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Despite push to schedule executions, attorneys plan to continue fight

Executions would be the first in Arizona since 2014.

Tucson police respond to shooting on east side

No suspects are in custody at this time.

Teens face charges following shooting, smoke shop robberies

Both suspects are in the Pima County jail without bond.

Two men wanted for murder in North Dakota arrested 100 yards from Mexico border

A background check revealed passengers Kevin Hartson and Devante Evans were wanted for a homicide. Officials say the pair entered a North Dakota apartment on March 28, shot and killed a 26-year-old man, and injured a 29-year-old man.

Tucson police investigate midtown stabbing incident

The victim's injuries are not life-threatening, police say.

  Arizona attorney general seeks continuation of death row executions including Tucson native Frank Atwood

Seven years after Arizona carried out its last execution of a death row inmate, the state’s attorney general is seeking to start them up again. One of the first inmates to face execution in Arizona is a convicted murderer from Tucson.

State moves closer to executing man convicted of killing Tucson child in 1984

The state is one step closer to executing two convicted murders, including one from the Tucson area.

Teen dies, man injured in west-side shooting

Police say Francisco Ramon Santamaria Aguirre, 17, was shot during a confrontation that involved a 25-year-old man, who was also shot.

  Pima County STEPs program gives low-level drug offenders second chance

They hope addressing the root of the problem will prevent a person from committing future crimes.

Man charged with Phoenix girl’s road-rage death hospitalized

Josh Gonzalez is accused of shooting and killing Summer Brown in April 2019.

  Tucson-area NAACP president shares thoughts on Chauvin murder trial

The president for the Tucson-area chapter of the NCAA has been watching the Derek Chavin trial closely.

More than 6,800 doses of COVID vaccine administered in Arizona prisons

At least 43 inmates in Arizona have died after contracting the coronavirus, according to the state.

  Updates to the City of Tucson’s Community Safety Pilot Program

Romero said the death of Floyd and then closer to home, the in-custody death of Carlos Adrian Ingram-Lopez, prompted her idea for the Community Safety Pilot Program.

Phoenix teen arrested for fatally stabbing another boy

The teen suspect is not being charged as an adult.

Oro Valley police arrest Texas man wanted in connection to homicide

Nicholas Darimont was booked into the Pima County Jail as a fugitive from justice.

Phoenix dad on acid stepped on, bit baby daughter after letting her fall off table, police say

On Tuesday, March 30, Sanders was arrested on three counts of Felony Child Abuse. He is now in jail with a set bail of $10,000.

Six men arrested for child sex crimes during undercover operation

The suspects range in age, from 21 to 56 years old.

Domestic dispute leads to shooting in Glendale

The suspect is still at large.

Yuma Border Patrol agents arrest group carrying 300 pounds of marijuana

According to a news release, the makeshift backpack bundles of marijuana have an estimated worth of $105,000.

CBP arrests registered sex offender near Dateland

Jose Shul-Cruz has been apprehended by Border Patrol agents seven times.

K-9 helps Border Patrol find fentanyl hidden in breakfast burritos

Officials say the packages had a combined weight of just over five pounds with an estimated street value of nearly $60,000.

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

The 25-year-old suspect was booked into the Pinal County jail.

Young woman arrested after hitting state trooper with car

The 18-year-old was charged with multiple crimes including aggravated assault on a police officer.

  TPD staffing shortage brought up during city budget town hall

More than 130 people attended Saturday’s virtual town hall and voted on what they want the mayor and council to prioritize within the budget.

  GRAPHIC: ‘I just killed my son after hearing voices,’ Parma, Ohio dad tells 911 dispatcher

The little boy was killed at a home on Russell Avenue.

Arizona sheriff tries to head off contempt of court hearing

Penzone’s attorneys said the agency made warnings about the backlog to officials who are monitoring compliance with a court-ordered overhaul of its internal affairs operation, but its suggestions for fixing the problem were rejected.

Nursing home owner accused of beating patient to death in Arizona

Valer Catuna, 52, has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder and vulnerable adult abuse.

Police credit NFL player, other bystander with stopping sexual assault in Arizona park

A 71-year-old woman was grabbed from behind during her daily walk in the park, police said.

Phoenix police confiscate narcotics hidden in cupcake boxes

Officials say they also found money and guns.

Gov. Ducey signs bills for responsible criminal justice policies in Arizona

According to the Office of the Governor, these will ensure that Arizona continues its focus on public safety, while taking a responsible approach to sentencing reform and expanding opportunities for offenders after they’ve served their time.

PCC gives all-clear in barricaded suspect incident

The suspect was located on 29th Street of the Pima Community College Desert Vista campus.

Ducey signs HB 2116, provides civil action against human and sex trafficking perpetrators

A person who engages in the trafficking of another person or a person who benefits from participating in a venture that traffics another person is liable to the person trafficked for damages that arise during the trafficking period.

Maricopa County Community College District investigates cyberattack

Official are still searching for answer about who or what was behind the attack.

Yavapai County deputies shoot and kill fugitive in Prescott

Deputies found the man hiding in a field, that's where the shootout happened.

Mesa teacher jailed in Mexico after gun found in backpack

Her sister, Audra Ward says an X-ray picked up the gun in Rosales’ backpack when she crossed the border. The 29-yr-old Rosales, along with her two friends in the car, was detained. The two men with her were released on Thursday, but Rosales is still behind bars.

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

Authorities said Kevin Lawrence died on Tucson's southwest side Monday, March 22.

Tempe man arrested for attacking 71-year-old woman in the park

Two people nearby intervened in the attack and were able to detain the suspect until police arrived.

Phoenix woman arrested for fatally shooting husband and dog

Diane Smith, 50, was booked into the Maricopa County jail on multiple charges.

11 National Guard Soldiers transporting vaccines held at gunpoint in West Texas, suspect arrested

An Arizona man has been arrested after he cut off and held at gunpoint a caravan of National Guardsmen transporting COVID-19 vaccines to Matador, Texas around 7 a.m. this morning, according to Idalou Police.

Former Maricopa County assessor to serve five years in prison for illegal adoption scheme

Women were brought to the U.S. from the Marshall Islands, they gave birth in local hospitals and gave up their kids for adoption for large fees arranged by Petersen.

Border Patrol agents apprehend convicted rapist

A records check revealed Sandoval-Valdivia had a felony conviction for rape, and misdemeanor convictions for willful cruelty to a child and driving while intoxicated.

Behavioral health tech accused of abusing Mesa preschooler

S.E.E.K. Arizona East provided officers with five video recordings showing McKee and the boy alone in a classroom on four different days between Jan. 18 and Feb. 17.

Former Arizona charter school CEO sentenced for fake-student funding scheme

Daniel K. Hughes will serve four years in prison followed by five years on supervised release.

Chandler police search for suspects involved in mall stabbing

Anyone with information about the crime should call the Chandler Police Department at 480-782-4130.

Apache Junction police officer shot chasing vehicle; stable after surgery

According to law enforcement, Brugman was among officers pursuing a suspected stolen truck wanted in connection to a vehicle theft at a Bank of America a few days ago. When officers tried to stop the truck and the driver tried to ram the officers several times, Harshman said.

4 dead, 1 injured after shooting at a Phoenix home

Upon arrival, police found one man and one woman dead inside the house. Three men were rushed to the hospital where two of them died. At last update, the fifth victim was stable.

  OVPD searching for two suspects after 13 homes, park, church vandalized in one night

The Oro Valley Police Department are still looking for suspects after a neighborhood was the target of vandalism.It happened either late on March 2nd or in the early morning hours of March 3rd near Palisades and First Avenue.

Three teens formally charged in 1st degree murder of Forrest Keys

All three will be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18.

Suspension of jury trials in Pima County set to end on March 31

Suspension of jury trials in Pima County is set to end on March 31,

UPDATE: Man facing murder charge in connection with fatal pedestrian crash

The Tucson Police Department said Tyler Lindsey Tolleson, 31, was hit and killed at the intersection of Stone Avenue and Glenn Street late Sunday, March 14.

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

Yuma Sector Canine Unit was called to the immigration checkpoint at Interstate 8 on Saturday, Mar. 13 for a secondary inspection of a Ford truck around 1 p.m. The driver of the vehicle, a female U.S. citizen from Somerton, was arrested.

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

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

Casa Grande man arrested for child porn

He's being held in the Pinal County jail on a $750,000 bond.

Chandler police search for suspects who tried to steal ATM

Anyone with information about the crime should call Chandler police at 480-782-4000.

  Family honors victims of south-side Tucson double shooting with memorial

The family has set up two GoFundMe pages for both Christopher Nunez and Bernadino Santamarina to help pay for funeral expenses.

  Asian-Americans share experience confronting racism as hate crimes spike

Many people across the country place the blame for the rise in hate crimes on former President Donald Trump’s rhetoric.