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  Arizona reports 5,476 deaths from COVID-19; 615 in Pima County

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

St. Joseph’s Hospital earns Level 1 Trauma Center designation

Update: Authorities recover child abducted by her own father

LOOKING FOR WORK? Here’s a list of who’s hiring in southern Arizona

Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse lists relationship red flags that may be indicators of abuse

CVS expands drive-thru test site locations, 13 in Tucson area

Halloween isn’t canceled. Here’s what’s happening in Tucson

Continued Coverage

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit supports first responders with food and monetary donations

IRS Oct. 15 extension date approaches, non-filers can still get economic impact payment

More than 50 groups to participate in National CleanUp Day

Tucson Roadrunners to collect canned food, pass out free face masks

Grand jury indicts woman behind wheel of self-driving Uber that killed woman in Tempe

Pima County surpasses record number of registered voters

Pima County announces recommendations for Halloween

Halloween is a little more than a month-and-a-half away. In preparation, the Pima County Health department has released recommendations to the public on how to celebrate in 2020.

City of Tucson to break ground on new park for those on autism spectrum

Phase I improvements include new fencing and a new turf play area.

FBI warns of sextortion incidents in Arizona

FBI offers tips to help protect you, your children online.

Arizona STOP Violence Against Women to award $2.5 million in grant money to help fund programs

The grant has a maximum annual award of $150,000 per grantee

Mexican Consulate to posthumously honor late Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías

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

Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers applications open Sept. 14

Virtual HungerWalk raises over $100,000 to fight hunger in southern Arizona

Arizona Border Patrol arrests child sex offender near border

Just Between Friends announces shopping dates for Tucson

Saguaro National Park reopens trails and campgrounds on Mica Mountain

Saguaro National Park reopening Spud Rock and Manning Camp campgrounds.

South Tucson to lead regional team to compete for US Space Command headquarters

The Department of Defense plans to establish headquarters for the United States Space Command by 2025, which will create at least 1,600 jobs paying more than $100,000 a year.

Pima County begins sending 2020 property tax statements

Pima County mailing 2020 property tax statements.

Public invited to virtual pre-construction meeting for Houghton Road Improvement Project

Construction from Valencia Road to Mary Ann Cleveland way is anticipated to take about 16 months to complete.

  Text 911 dispatchers if you’re in an emergency

Unable to call 911? Here's how you can text a dispatcher.

State of Arizona sells trust land to Axon at auction in Scottsdale

Axon Enterprise develops technology and weapons for law enforcement and civilians.

Deals and freebies for healthcare, frontline workers in southern Arizona

If you know of any other local deals, specific to healthcare workers or first responders, email our newsroom at desk@kold.com.

TFD reminds residents to check their smoke alarms

TFD visited a neighborhood to help check and install smoke alarms.

CBP officers seize $1.5 million of cocaine from the Dominican Republic

Officers say they found 52 brick shaped objects with white powdery substance that field-tested positive to the properties of cocaine.

  Food bank to host virtual HungerWalk, services doubled since pandemic

The Hungerwalk is typically the biggest fundraiser of the year for the food bank.

Update: Authorities investigating fatal pedestrian collision on Tucson’s south side

Authorities investigating a fatal pedestrian collision at the West 36th Street trail-head parking-pullout that occurred over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Everything you need to know about the Nov. 3 election

Do you have questions about voting in the General Election?

Tucson Water has helpful tips for keeping plants alive in the desert heat

You can sign up for watering reminders through Tucson Water.

Game and Fish accepting applications for 2021 spring hunts

Deadline to apply for 2021 spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear hunts, and raptor capture is Oct. 13.

Here’s how you can make a difference or get help during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

COVID-19 has had major impacts on mental health and well-being.

  Tucson’s 9/11 Tower Challenge moves online

Every Sept. 11, the Tower Challenge takes place at UA stadium, but this year, things have changed.

Have traffic concerns? Here’s how you can report it

Traffic concerns can make it less safe for drivers on the road.

List of Labor Day closures and schedules

Here is a list of changes to take effect for Labor Day.

Alert: Upcoming road closures in downtown Tucson for Downtown Links Project

Beginning Sep. 8, permanent road closures will take effect in areas of Downtown Tucson for the continuing Downtown Links Improvement Project. The project is expected to reach completion in 2023.

End road work: Valencia Road Corridor project complete

Wade Road to Ajo Way is final segment.

Nonprofits commit to sponsor six months of free internet in Amphi district

Amphi Foundation, GRINS partner with Cox, Comcast to provide free service to eligible families.

Tempe police investigate officer who held Black man at gunpoint during search for white suspect

Mayor calls incident 'extremely regrettable'

Temperatures at record levels through Labor Day weekend

Tucson could break it’s all-time record high for the month of September.

County offers guidance on returning kids to child care

Checklist helps parents feel secure their child is safe while they are at work.

Nearly half of AZ nonprofits need personal protective equipment, latest poll shows

Nearly 50 percent of Arizona nonprofits say they are in dire need of Personal Protective Equipment to last until the end of the year.

Update: Bolt Fire in Tonto National Forest at 1,420 acres

The Bolt Fire is burning on the Cave Creek Ranger District, near the intersection of Seven Springs Road and FS Road 562.

Red Cross offers virtual workshop to help military community manage, cope with stress

All service members, veterans, and their family members are encouraged to attend.

Sierra Vista Public Library waives fines for items kept past due date

Policy will go into effect on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

September 1 is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day

Many poll workers are over 61 and cannot work this year because of health concerns.

Open Book Extracts recalls mislabeled hand sanitizers

Certain lots of Always Be Clean Hand Sanitizer and Just Hand Sanitizer wrongly labeled to contain methanol.

Pima County Board of Supervisors suspends county constable without pay

Pima County Constable Oscar Vasquez suspended until the end of the year by the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing offers clear masks to residents

The ACDHH is limiting five masks per person.

Red Cross encourages adults to prepare in case of natural disaster

The Red Cross is asking vulnerable adults to have a plan in case a disaster strikes.

YMCA to reopen Tuesday with limited hours, services

The YMCA will be closed on Labor Day.

Town of Oro Valley to hold virtual meeting for proposed Westward Look annexation

The virtual meeting will be held on Sept.16, 2020.

$100 million in CARES Act funding to support Native American Tribes

These funds will support projects on Tribal lands across the United States.

Tucson Jazz Festival scheduled for March 2021

Festival organizers opted for the outdoor format as a result of concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pima County road closures

List of Pima County road closures.

National Cleanup Day: ADOT challenging volunteers to beat last year’s 1.3 ton cleanup record

National Cleanup Day is Sept. 19, 2020.

Single vehicle collision on Gates Pass at McElroy

Single vehicle collision on Gates Pass Boulevard at McElroy Road. Traffic currently delayed.

Company in London recycling protective masks

Company in London is recycling protective masks.

Pima County DEQ issues high pollution advisory for Tucson

At-risk people should limit outside activities, especially in the afternoon.

Road closures planned Aug. 31 for I-10 and Houghton interchange

The entrance ramp from Houghton Road to eastbound I-10 and the exit ramp from westbound I-10 to Houghton Road will close until just prior to Thanksgiving.

Monsoon puts charge in the air for tarantulas seeking mates

Most active when it’s moist outside because it's good for their eggs.

UArizona to study the effects of ‘cellular stress’ on cancer and aging

Understanding how cells respond to stress may provide new building blocks for designing future cancer and aging treatments.

Traffic Alert: upgrades on I-10 frontage road, Congress

Upgrades on eastbound and westbound frontage roads on I-10 and Congress.

All Arizona Harkins Theatres to reopen

Harkins Theatres announces its reopening for Aug. 28, 2020.

Scientists developing vaccine to prevent gonorrhea

Vaccinologists in the United States and the Netherlands have partnered up to create the first prophylactic gonorrhea vaccine.

  Distance learning has been tough for students with learning disabilities

Teachers are feeling more prepared this go-round.

  Prosecuted and Paid: Government doles out billions in coronavirus relief money to companies that paid out millions in fraud-related cases

More than 200 companies that paid the federal government for fraud related accusations in the last decade received billions of dollars in unsolicited relief money as part of the coronavirus bailout package.

TDOT plans two bicycle boulevard projects in Tucson

A virtual town hall will take place on Aug. 25.

Scottsdale man accused of killing his wife who he believed was poisoning him

A 22-year-old Scottsdale man faces a murder charge after allegedly admitting that he shot and killed his wife during a fight at their home.

Update: Salt, Gin and Griffin wildfires

As of Saturday, Aug. 22, the Salt, Gin and Griffin Fires have burned almost 32,000 acres of land, all together. All three wildfires remain at zero-percent containment.

  313 million-year-old fossil footprints found, Grand Canyon

Fossil footprints found at the Grand Canyon in 2016 date back to 313 million years.

Update: List of Tucson business approved to open by AZDHS

List of businesses reopening in Tucson. Information will be progressively updated.

Jogger tries to break flames, McDowell Fire

Aerial video showed a jogger among the flames apparently trying to create a fire break.

USPS launches election website to provide information about voting by mail

Site serves voting customers seeking information and election officials seeking resources.

Authorities in Cochise County, Tucson investigate kidnapping

Woman abducted at Tucson gas station, taken to residence in Mescal before escaping.