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  UPDATE: Police identify suspect in officer-involved shooting in Santa Cruz River wash

Authorities have now confirmed an officer-involved shooting near Valencia Road and Calle Santa Cruz, in tucson’s southside.

Sierra Vista PD receives grant for DUI enforcement

Red Cross of Southern Arizona sending volunteers to Gulf Coast in response to Hurricane Zeta

Leman Academy alerts familes on positive COVID-19 case on campus

Cyclist hit on Mount Lemmon Highway, deputies responding

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

Two U.S. citizen drug mules arrested in Arizona

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7 common mistakes to avoid when voting

Pac-12 releases revised basketball schedule; Arizona Wildcats begin conference play Dec. 2

  How to make Halloween as safe as possible for you and trick-or-treaters

Federal agencies put out joint alert on cybercrimes targeting hospitals and health care systems

  Kamala Harris’ visit to Tucson and Phoenix

Over 400 pounds of drugs collected at prescription take-back event

Reid Park Zoo implements new visitation procedures and announces its newest additions

Beginning Nov. 1, the zoo will control the number of guests with an online reservation system. Two new giraffes are also being introduced to the Reid Park Zoo family.

Boredom led to harder alcohol consumption during pandemic, survey says

Nearly 1 in 5 people, according to the survey, said they noticed an increase in alcohol tolerance since the beginning of lockdown and after continued alcohol consumption.

  Alabama lawn mowing man, Rodney Smith Jr., fighting to stay in the U.S.

Rodney Smith Jr., who lives in Huntsville, is known around the country for providing free lawn care service.

TUSD sets start date for hybrid learning

After a long meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 27, the board finally passed the motion on a 3-2 vote allowing students to begin the hybrid-learning option on Thuesday, Nov. 12.

University of Arizona: Latest COVID-19 testing results

4 suspects arrested in connection to fatal armed robbery in Mesa

  Seven killed in Pakistan after bomb blasts at religious seminary

Arizona Border Patrol agents discover 31 pounds of meth in vehicle gas tank

Border Patrol agents seize remote control toy car used to smuggle meth in Nogales

Police investigating deadly shooting on Tucson’s south side

2021 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show canceled due to pandemic

A crown jewel event for Tucson has been cancelled due to the pandemic.

UPDATE: Habanero Fire at 3,247 acres and is 70% contained

As of Saturday, Oct. 24, The Habanero Fire burning 15 miles southwest of Globe in the Tonto National Forest has burned 3,218 acres of land and is 25% contained.

  UPDATE: Two arrested in fatal shooting of teen near Prince and Stone

Daniel Alejandro Cabrera is facing charges of murder and attempted robbery in the shooting death of Eric Martinez.

Traffic control on Kolb begins Monday for roadway construction project

The Pima County Department of Transportation will begin a roadway improvement construction project on Kolb Road from Sabino Canyon to Sunrise Drive, beginning Monday, Oct. 26.

If you’re mailing back your ballot, do it by Oct. 27

If you have received a mail-in ballot for the General Election, officials recommend to mail them back by Oct. 27.

UPDATE: PCSD deputies arrest two bank robbery suspects

Deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to two bank robberies this afternoon.

Update: Police identify man killed in pedestrian collision in southwest Tucson

A pickup truck was traveling southbound on San Joaquin towards Ajo Highway when it struck an adult male who was riding on a Razor scooter. A second vehicle, traveling northbound, then struck the man a second time.

Forest Service reinstates closures in Bush Fire area due to potential flash flooding

Officials with the U.S. Forest Service and the Tonto National Forest are reinstating closures in the Bush Fire area as concerns on potential falsh flooding have grown over the weekend.

TUSD to move forward with full contact sports practices

In a statement released on Friday, Oct. 23 by TUSD, Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo announced the district developed a plan that will allow its high schools to begin full-contact sports practices beginning Monday, Oct. 26.

MUSD confirms two COVID-19 cases at Mountain View High School

On Friday, Oct. 23, the Marana Unified School District sent a letter to parents about two confirmed COVID-19 cases at Mountain View High School.

Traffic blocked on Picture Rocks Road at Golden Gate

Traffic at Picture Rocks Road at Golden Gate will be blocked or delayed while investigations continue.

PCSD takes over TPD on monitoring election ballot sites in Tucson

TPD officers are no longer allowed to provide security at early voting sites within city limits. In response, the PCSD is stepping in to monitor security and safety at at early voting sites in Tucson.

OSIRIS-REx collected at least 2 ounces of asteroid surface material from Bennu

After OSIRIS-REx’s succesful mission in outer space, NASA officials have determined that the spacecraft captured more than enough material from the asteroid Bennu.

Update: Police identify woman killed in Rita Ranch vehicle collision

The Tucson Polce department has identified the woman killed in a fatal vehicle collision in Rita Ranch on Oct. 22.

Top Democrats sue over Arizona redistricting panel list

Complaint alleges the state Commission on Appellate Court Appointments failed to properly vet two independent candidates chosen to chair a commission to redraw political districts.

Everything you need to know about the Nov. 3 election

Deadline to register to request a ballot-by-mail is Oct. 23.

NJCAA relieves student-athlete eligibility for 2020-21 sports seasons

All NJCAA sports seasons for the 2020-21 academic year i.e. fall, winter and spring- will not count towards student-athlete elegibility. They will be considered "non-counters"

FDA approves first COVID-19 drug called Veklury

U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the first drug to treat COVID-19.

Green Living provides tips on how to be a sustainable pet owner

Here are some things you can do to ensure your furry pals are helping us protect the planet.

  WATCH: World’s largest fountain unvelied in Dubai

The Palm Fountain was crowned the Guinness World Record holder for the world’s largest fountain, stealing the title from the Banpo Moonlight Rainbow Fountain in South Korea, which measures 2,519 square metres in size.

New national recreational trail designated in Arizona

Mohave Water Trail provides access to sandy beaches, scenic desert areas and unique sites- including submerged cultural resources.

Community Food Bank food distribution hours shifting as holidays approach

Food distribution will not be available at any Community Food Bank location the Thursday of Thanksgiving Day.

AZ Border Patrol agents arrest sex offender after illegal group entry

Tucson Sector agents patrolling remote trails on the Tohono O’odham Nation detected, tracked and arrested a group of 13 illegal aliens that entered the United States illegally through the desert.

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

Employers holding job fairs to fill open positions.

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile visits Tucson

As part of its annual “coast-to-coast wienie roast”, the iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be crusing the Tucson area until Sunday, Oct. 25.

  US spacecraft touches asteroid for rare rubble grab

The Osiris-Rex spacecraft will attempt to descend to the boulder-packed surface of asteroid Bennu on Tuesday and snatch a handful of rubble.

Deputies to direct Benson Highway traffic at Palo Verde Road on Thursday

Traffic restrictions will be in place for the eastbound and westbound left turn lanes.

UPDATE: Police identify teen killed in Tucson south-side shooting

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call 88-CRIME.

Rental assistance for back up rent available to Pima County residents

CARES Act funding is still available for up to 400 Pima County households struggling to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona to host Days of Caring event this weekend

There are currently 82 projects and over 600 volunteers signed up to help.

Pima County Sheriff’s Department to host prescription drug take back day

You can drop off your unused and expired prescription drugs no questions asked.

ADHS releases requirements to establishments providing entertainment with dine-in services

AZDHS released requirements to businesses that offer activities such as arcade games, pool, bowling and karaoke on resuming activities while following risk-reduction COVID-19 mandates.

U of A searching for Latino families for online study on pandemic experiences

Each family will earn $40 for participating in this study.

Authorities identify motorcyclist in fatal midtown crash

On Oct. 17. 2020, at approximately 1:52 p.m., officers from Operations Division Midtown were dispatched to the intersection of East Glenn Street and North Arcadia Avenue for the report of a fatal motorcycle collision.

ADHS advises healthcare providers to forego flu vaccinations to COVID infected

Although health authorities across Arizona have urged people to get their flu vaccines as soon as possible, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has offered new guidance to health providers on flu vaccines and those infected with COVID-19.

Border Patrol agents arrest rapist and child sex offender

Border Patrol agents from the Tucson Sector arrested two previosuly incarcerated sex offensders, in seperate incidents. Martin and Ramirez will now face federal prosecution for immigration violations.

Tucson City Council expected to approve plans for downtown high-rise

The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a lease-purchase agreement for the development in January 2019.

GoodPup and PACC team up to offer discounts on dog training

Using video chat, GoodPup connects dog owners with certified trainers.

  Thousands gather for President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ rally in Tucson

Supporters gathered at the Tucson Jet Center for “Make America Great Again” rally.

Police search for missing vulnerable adult from Phoenix ends successfully

72-year-old Geraldine. B Mannix has been found safe.

Tohono O’odham Nation commits $2M to COVID-19 research

The Tohono O’odham Nation is doing its part in the fight against the coronavirus by giving $1 million each to the Uniersity of Arizona and Arizona State University for COVID-19 research.

Unresponsive inmate found in cell at adult detention complex

Corrections officers doing rounds within the Pima County Adult Detention Complex encountered an inmate who was unresponsive in his cell.

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx to land on Bennu asteroid and collect sample, Tuesday

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will attempt to retrieve a sample from an asteroid named Bannu, and is expected to deliver the sample to Earth by 2023.

Oro Valley seeks local residents to serve on a board or commission

Serving on a board or commission is an opportunity to engage in a particular area of interest.

Silent Witnesss searching for homicide suspect from Phoenix area

On Sunday, Sep. 6 at about 1:20 p.m., 43-year-old Gabriel Lopez Felix was shot while sitting inside his black Chevrolet Silverado in the parking lot area at 3800 N. 43rd Ave.

  Armenia and Azerbaijan allege truce violations

Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other on Saturday of fresh attacks in violation of a week-old Russian-brokered truce that has failed to halt the worst fighting in the South Caucasus since the 1990s.

AHS hosting hearing aid battery drive through December

Arizona Hearing Specialists is asking for community support for their 2021 Hearing Aid Battery Drive for St. Andrew’s Children’s Clinic in Nogales.

PACC hosting free microchip clinic on Halloween

The Pima Animal Care Center will be hosting a free drive-thru microchip clinic on Halloween from 3-5:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Evacuation ordered for Crown King because of Horse Fire

The Horse Fire is burning 7 miles northeast of Crown King.

AZ troopers seize $2.5M in drugs during Phoenix traffic stop

The total street value for this seizure is approximately $2.5 million. This is the largest single meth seizure in AZDPS history.

Mayor sends letter to President Trump before his Tucson visit

The letter was a reminder to his campaign about the ordinances currently in effect in both the City of Tucson and Pima County to protect the health of residents against COVID-19.

16th Annual ‘Bag-A-Thon’ happening now until Oct. 30 for families in need

With Halloween fast-approaching, the holiday season is right around the corner- and Interfaith Community Services is asking for your support to help familes in need.

‘Terror at the Drive-In’ at Park Place Mall Friday night

"Terror at the Drive-In" at the new Park Place Drive-In Performance Venue happening on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.

Amphi alerts families: Positive COVID-19 case confirmed at Mesa Verde Elementary

Amphitheater School District officials sent out a letter to parents and families about a positive COVID-19 case traced at Mesa Verde Elementary.

Tucson-based eegee’s expanding to include five Phoenix locations

Seven restaurants will open in the Tucson area in 2021.

Peloton recalls bike pedals because of hazard

The company has received 120 consumer reports of pedal breakages, including 16 reports of leg injuries.

  Famous tourist sites reopening in Peru after pandemic closures

Peru opened archaeological and tourist sites this week in the Andean country after months of being closed during the coronavirus outbreak.

Secretary of State releases guidelines for polling places and preventing voter intimidation

The Secretary of State released guidelines at voter polling places and preventing voter intimidation.