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  • SPECIAL REPORT: Jails becoming popular residence for homeless

    SPECIAL REPORT: Jails becoming popular residence for homeless

    Thursday, August 2 2018 9:46 PM EDT2018-08-03 01:46:48 GMT

    Tabitha is a 35 year old mother of three who finds herself homeless and spending the day in DeAnza park, endlessly rolling cigarettes whiling away the time. Her children, two 17, the other 4, are somewhere in North Carolina while she copes with life 2,000 miles away. It's harsh life. "I've been in jail 18 times," she said. "...in the past year." 

    Tabitha is a 35 year old mother of three who finds herself homeless and spending the day in DeAnza park, endlessly rolling cigarettes whiling away the time. Her children, two 17, the other 4, are somewhere in North Carolina while she copes with life 2,000 miles away. It's harsh life. "I've been in jail 18 times," she said. "in the past year." |

  • KOLD Investigates: Ground soaked, flooded before train derailment NW of Tucson

    KOLD Investigates: Ground soaked, flooded before train derailment NW of Tucson

    Monday, July 30 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-07-31 01:30:55 GMT
    Aerial view of rail cars near derailment site. (Source: Tucson News Now)Aerial view of rail cars near derailment site. (Source: Tucson News Now)
    Aerial view of rail cars near derailment site. (Source: Tucson News Now)Aerial view of rail cars near derailment site. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    While federal teams and Union Pacific investigate the train derailment northwest of Tucson earlier this month, Pima County has compiled a report on storms that hit the area with a powerful one-two punch in 48 hours.

    While federal teams and Union Pacific investigate the train derailment northwest of Tucson earlier this month, Pima County has compiled a report on storms that hit the area with a powerful one-two punch in 48 hours.

  • Why you aren't being notified of broken fire hydrants in Tucson

    Why you aren't being notified of broken fire hydrants in Tucson

    Friday, July 27 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-07-27 05:23:32 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Tucson Water says that the Tucson Fire Department is prepared for broken hydrants. Crews come with 800 feet of hose on their trucks so that if one hydrant isn’t working, their hose can reach any of three other fire hydrants near the broken one. On top of that, they bring their own water to a fire.

    Tucson Water says that the Tucson Fire Department is prepared for broken hydrants. Crews come with 800 feet of hose on their trucks so that if one hydrant isn’t working, their hose can reach any of three other fire hydrants near the broken one. On top of that, they bring their own water to a fire.

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Lack of officers costing TPD millions, leading to slow response times

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Lack of officers costing TPD millions, leading to slow response times

    Friday, July 20 2018 4:48 PM EDT2018-07-20 20:48:29 GMT

    Not enough officers. The department and city of Tucson admits it is a problem. They say because of budget issues and retirements - the department has its fewest number of officers in 30 years. The number is about 800.

    Not enough officers. The department and city of Tucson admits it is a problem. They say because of budget issues and retirements - the department has its fewest number of officers in 30 years. The number is about 800.

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Doctors escape punishment for taking cash to over-prescribe opioids

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Doctors escape punishment for taking cash to over-prescribe opioids

    Friday, July 13 2018 8:32 AM EDT2018-07-13 12:32:47 GMT
    Richard Hollawell, a New York attorney, and Dina DeMarest look over a Subsys label. Hollawell represents patients wrongly prescribed Subsys in their civil lawsuits against doctors.Richard Hollawell, a New York attorney, and Dina DeMarest look over a Subsys label. Hollawell represents patients wrongly prescribed Subsys in their civil lawsuits against doctors.

    KOLD Investigates has learned the doctors who received the most money from a controversial drugmaker, to prescribe its potent opioid, have faced little scrutiny for their role in what federal agents have called a scheme.

    KOLD Investigates has learned the doctors who received the most money from a controversial drugmaker, to prescribe its potent opioid, have faced little scrutiny for their role in what federal agents have called a scheme.

  • TUCSON TALKS: Waiting in line at the border

    Monday, July 9 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-07-09 21:18:58 GMT

    As the immigration debate continues to cause controversy across the country, women and children seeking asylum are waiting at the border to enter into the United States.

    As the immigration debate continues to cause controversy across the country, women and children seeking asylum are waiting at the border to enter into the United States.

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Are MS-13 members crossing into Arizona?

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:23:01 GMT

    KOLD investigated and found out how big of an issue MS-13 gang members are in our area. MS-13 is a notorious, criminal gang that started in Central America, and some members are now in our country.. President Donald Trump says the MS-13 gang is a huge problem when it comes to immigration. On Wednesday, June 20th he said " we're throwing by the thousands MS-13, they come into the country. 

    KOLD investigated and found out how big of an issue MS-13 gang members are in our area. MS-13 is a notorious, criminal gang that started in Central America, and some members are now in our country.. President Donald Trump says the MS-13 gang is a huge problem when it comes to immigration. On Wednesday, June 20th he said " we're throwing by the thousands MS-13, they come into the country. 

  • Raycom launches InvestigateTV app on Roku

    Raycom launches InvestigateTV app on Roku

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-06-19 20:11:10 GMT
    Raycom Media, the parent company of KOLD News 13, announced the launch of InvestigateTV, an innovative over-the-top app designed to deliver quality, impactful on-demand journalism content.Raycom Media, the parent company of KOLD News 13, announced the launch of InvestigateTV, an innovative over-the-top app designed to deliver quality, impactful on-demand journalism content.
    Raycom Media, the parent company of KOLD News 13, announced the launch of InvestigateTV, an innovative over-the-top app designed to deliver quality, impactful on-demand journalism content.Raycom Media, the parent company of KOLD News 13, announced the launch of InvestigateTV, an innovative over-the-top app designed to deliver quality, impactful on-demand journalism content.

    Raycom Media, the parent company of KOLD News 13, announced the launch of InvestigateTV, an innovative over-the-top app designed to deliver quality, impactful on-demand journalism content.

    Raycom Media, the parent company of KOLD News 13, announced the launch of InvestigateTV, an innovative over-the-top app designed to deliver quality, impactful on-demand journalism content.

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Are border checkpoints keeping you safe?

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Are border checkpoints keeping you safe?

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:45:24 GMT
    KOLD Investigates looked into who, and the what, gets stopped at immigration checkpoints in Southern Arizona. (Source: Tucson News Now)KOLD Investigates looked into who, and the what, gets stopped at immigration checkpoints in Southern Arizona. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    KOLD Investigates looked into who, and the what, gets stopped at immigration checkpoints in Southern Arizona.

    KOLD Investigates looked into who, and the what, gets stopped at immigration checkpoints in Southern Arizona.

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Hospital in jeopardy

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Hospital in jeopardy

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:41:10 GMT
    Chayse Vance was a young lady with an eye for art and a heart of gold, according to her family. She hung herself after a stay at the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, which has a shocking number of violations. (Source: Vance Family)Chayse Vance was a young lady with an eye for art and a heart of gold, according to her family. She hung herself after a stay at the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, which has a shocking number of violations. (Source: Vance Family)
    Chayse Vance was a young lady with an eye for art and a heart of gold, according to her family. She hung herself after a stay at the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, which has a shocking number of violations. (Source: Vance Family)Chayse Vance was a young lady with an eye for art and a heart of gold, according to her family. She hung herself after a stay at the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, which has a shocking number of violations. (Source: Vance Family)

    One Tucson hospital stands out in Arizona for its violations. Our investigative team logged and analyzed piles of data from the state department of health services to find out who's to blame and what's being done.

    One Tucson hospital stands out in Arizona for its violations. Our investigative team logged and analyzed piles of data from the state department of health services to find out who's to blame and what's being done.

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: With government's blessing, Big Pharma polices opioid regulation

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: With government's blessing, Big Pharma polices opioid regulation

    Friday, May 18 2018 12:45 AM EDT2018-05-18 04:45:09 GMT
    Dina DeMarest, 42, was prescribed Subsys for pain from a minor surgery. Subsys is 100 times stronger than morphine. (Source: Raycom News Network)Dina DeMarest, 42, was prescribed Subsys for pain from a minor surgery. Subsys is 100 times stronger than morphine. (Source: Raycom News Network)

    A KOLD News 13 investigation found that lax oversight by the FDA and McKesson Corp., has allowed rampant exploitation of a national prescription drug program.

    A KOLD News 13 investigation found that lax oversight by the FDA and McKesson Corp., has allowed rampant exploitation of a national prescription drug program.

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Concealed cannabis changing marijuana use

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Concealed cannabis changing marijuana use

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:39 PM EST2018-02-22 23:39:53 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    It's a new way of getting high and it's gaining in popularity. It's so discreet, your teen could be doing it in the next room and you wouldn't know it.

    It's a new way of getting high and it's gaining in popularity. It's so discreet, your teen could be doing it in the next room and you wouldn't know it.

  • An MRI at one hospital could cost hundreds less at another

    An MRI at one hospital could cost hundreds less at another

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-05-24 18:46:28 GMT

    Simple medical tests or procedures such as MRI's or blood tests could vary in costs by the hundreds at different medical facilities. 

    Simple medical tests or procedures such as MRI's or blood tests could vary in costs by the hundreds at different medical facilities. 

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  • PCSD searching for armed robbery suspects

    PCSD searching for armed robbery suspects

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-08-14 04:40:51 GMT
    Three suspects in Quik Mart robbery. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)Three suspects in Quik Mart robbery. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
    Three suspects in Quik Mart robbery. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)Three suspects in Quik Mart robbery. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

    The Pima County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help locating three suspects in the robbery of a Quik Mart on the west side. The three suspects are described as teens from 15 to 17 years of age, all 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 with slender builds. Two are Hispanic, one with black bowl cut hair and brown eyes, the third is white with brown hair.  

    The Pima County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help locating three suspects in the robbery of a Quik Mart on the west side. The three suspects are described as teens from 15 to 17 years of age, all 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 with slender builds. Two are Hispanic, one with black bowl cut hair and brown eyes, the third is white with brown hair.  

  • State of emergency declared for Mammoth after storm damage

    State of emergency declared for Mammoth after storm damage

    Monday, August 13 2018 7:09 PM EDT2018-08-13 23:09:36 GMT
    Storm damage in Mammoth, AZ (Source: Tucson News Now)Storm damage in Mammoth, AZ (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a state of emergency for Mammoth after monsoon rains damaged roadways and affected the small town's potable water system.

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a state of emergency for Mammoth after monsoon rains damaged roadways and affected the small town's potable water system.

  • Marana police investigating thefts from unsecured vehicles, open website for video submits

    Marana police investigating thefts from unsecured vehicles, open website for video submits

    Monday, August 13 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-08-14 03:39:45 GMT

    Over the last few weeks the Marana Police Department has been investigating several thefts from vehicles that have occurred in the Gladden Farms community.  

    Over the last few weeks the Marana Police Department has been investigating several thefts from vehicles that have occurred in the Gladden Farms community.  

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