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  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Parking perpetrators yield shocking unpaid amount

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Parking perpetrators yield shocking unpaid amount

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:32:40 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Through a public records request with the Tucson City Court system, Tucson News Now has learned that those individuals owe the city a combined $204,906.40 in unpaid parking tickets.

    Through a public records request with the Tucson City Court system, Tucson News Now has learned that those individuals owe the city a combined $204,906.40 in unpaid parking tickets.

  • KOLD Investigates: Justice put on hold for some

    KOLD Investigates: Justice put on hold for some

    Friday, May 19 2017 2:21 AM EDT2017-05-19 06:21:46 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    A lack of funding and staff at labs in Pima County has led to a backlog of cases and put justice on hold for some crime victims.

    A lack of funding and staff at labs in Pima County has led to a backlog of cases and put justice on hold for some crime victims.

  • Shadows on the Border: Immigration impacts so many lives

    Shadows on the Border: Immigration impacts so many lives

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-05-16 01:16:31 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Immigration is one of the most controversial topics in the United States but many focus just on the border wall, violence and drugs. Another part of the story is the people forced live in the shadows.

    Immigration is one of the most controversial topics in the United States but many focus just on the border wall, violence and drugs. Another part of the story is the people forced live in the shadows.

  • Crossing Guard Crisis: Is your child safe on the way to school?

    Crossing Guard Crisis: Is your child safe on the way to school?

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 9:09 PM EDT2017-05-11 01:09:15 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Crashes, close calls and speeding. Crossing guards may be the only thing between your child and a careless driver.

    Crashes, close calls and speeding. Crossing guards may be the only thing between your child and a careless driver.

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Help for Tucson's Hoarders

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Help for Tucson's Hoarders

    Monday, May 8 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-05-09 01:01:42 GMT

    Hoarding disorder is considered to be a serious mental health issue. At its most basic, hoarding is having an unusual relationship or attachment with possessions.

    Hoarding disorder is considered to be a serious mental health issue. At its most basic, hoarding is having an unusual relationship or attachment with possessions.

  • ONLY ON KOLD: K-9 Crusaders help retired law enforcement K-9s

    ONLY ON KOLD: K-9 Crusaders help retired law enforcement K-9s

    Thursday, May 4 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-05-04 23:57:09 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Since 2011, Retired Paws has helped pay the medical bills for retired law enforcement K-9s all over the country.

    Since 2011, Retired Paws has helped pay the medical bills for retired law enforcement K-9s all over the country.

  • ONLY ON KOLD: Inside Tucson's crime vault

    ONLY ON KOLD: Inside Tucson's crime vault

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-05-02 05:02:43 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    Murder weapons, stolen TVs and a signed basketball from the UA 1997 national champion team are just some of the items housed in Tucson's crime vault.

    Murder weapons, stolen TVs and a signed basketball from the UA 1997 national champion team are just some of the items housed in Tucson's crime vault.

  • CAMPUSES IN CRISIS: Southern Arizona schools need millions in building repairs

    CAMPUSES IN CRISIS: Southern Arizona schools need millions in building repairs

    Thursday, March 2 2017 12:12 AM EST2017-03-02 05:12:18 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Southern Arizona schools are dealing with huge budget cuts and are struggling to repair, maintain and build much-needed facilities.

    Southern Arizona schools are dealing with huge budget cuts and are struggling to repair, maintain and build much-needed facilities.

  • ONLY ON KOLD: Tucson's War on Heroin

    ONLY ON KOLD: Tucson's War on Heroin

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:33:27 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    An update on the state's plan to fight drug abuse and addiction 

    An update on the state's plan to fight drug abuse and addiction 

  • New recreational marijuana proposition could go to voters in 2018

    New recreational marijuana proposition could go to voters in 2018

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-04-21 15:04:44 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    There are at least three initiatives gathering signatures now with more likely to come. 

    There are at least three initiatives gathering signatures now with more likely to come. 

  • New security checkpoint for 'B' gates opens at Tucson Airport

    New security checkpoint for 'B' gates opens at Tucson Airport

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 9:06 AM EDT2017-04-18 13:06:59 GMT

    Getting through security is about to be much smoother for passengers flying out of the Tucson Airport.

    Getting through security is about to be much smoother for passengers flying out of the Tucson Airport.

  • BREAKING

    One arrested in connection with Oro Valley landscaping scam

    One arrested in connection with Oro Valley landscaping scam

    Monday, April 17 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-04-18 00:26:40 GMT
    Raul Fierro. (Source: Oro Valley Police Department)Raul Fierro. (Source: Oro Valley Police Department)

    Authorities have made an arrest in a landscaping scam Tucson News Now first told you about earlier this month.

    Authorities have made an arrest in a landscaping scam Tucson News Now first told you about earlier this month.

  • Foothills community feeling "terror" after deadly shooting

    Foothills community feeling "terror" after deadly shooting

    Saturday, April 15 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-04-15 23:29:24 GMT
    Source: KOLDSource: KOLD

    For many, business was back to normal at La Encantada mall with a full parking lot Saturday at Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue, despite the previous evening's shooting that left two men dead and one woman injured inside Firebirds Woodfired Grill. 

    For many, business was back to normal at La Encantada mall with a full parking lot Saturday at Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue, despite the previous evening's shooting that left two men dead and one woman injured inside Firebirds Woodfired Grill. 

  • Workers scramble to find new home for bats displaced by construction

    Workers scramble to find new home for bats displaced by construction

    Friday, April 14 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-04-14 23:51:54 GMT
    (Source: Pima County)(Source: Pima County)

    About 10,000 bats live under the Ina Road bridge over the Santa Cruz River are being  moved as part of the construction project in the area.

    About 10,000 bats live under the Ina Road bridge over the Santa Cruz River are being  moved as part of the construction project in the area.

  • Dark Sky Dangers: Are Tucson streets safe at night?

    Dark Sky Dangers: Are Tucson streets safe at night?

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 12:44 PM EST2017-03-01 17:44:44 GMT
    (Source: Grand Canyon National Park / Wikipedia)(Source: Grand Canyon National Park / Wikipedia)

    As Arizona observatories lead global astronomy research, so many push to "Keep Tucson Dark." But as our city grows, are unlit streets keeping us safe?

    As Arizona observatories lead global astronomy research, so many push to "Keep Tucson Dark." But as our city grows, are unlit streets keeping us safe?

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: The Rise of Xanax

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: The Rise of Xanax

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 11:42 PM EST2017-03-01 04:42:31 GMT
    (Source: johnofhammond / Flickr)(Source: johnofhammond / Flickr)

    It's not widely known as a street drug, but alprazolam is one of the most addictive prescription drugs and it's in the hands of people all over southern Arizona.

    It's not widely known as a street drug, but alprazolam is one of the most addictive prescription drugs and it's in the hands of people all over southern Arizona.

  • KOLD INVESTIGATION: Fueling fraud at the pump

    KOLD INVESTIGATION: Fueling fraud at the pump

    Friday, February 17 2017 9:19 AM EST2017-02-17 14:19:24 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Filling up your tank could be filling the wallets of thieves.

    Filling up your tank could be filling the wallets of thieves.

  • Defensive gardening can protect your home from criminals

    Defensive gardening can protect your home from criminals

    Monday, February 13 2017 5:26 PM EST2017-02-13 22:26:38 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Defensive gardening is a method of landscaping that can help with visual appeal but keep a home from becoming a target for criminals.

    Defensive gardening is a method of landscaping that can help with visual appeal but keep a home from becoming a target for criminals.

  • Deported immigrants desperate and depressed in Nogales, Sonora

    Deported immigrants desperate and depressed in Nogales, Sonora

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 9:58 AM EST2017-01-18 14:58:52 GMT
    Thursday, January 19 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-01-20 04:55:09 GMT
    (Source: 3TV /CBS 5)(Source: 3TV /CBS 5)

    Every day, often twice a day, white buses chartered by the Department of Homeland Security drop immigrants off at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales. These are people who have been targeted for deportation due to prior convictions, non-citizens who just finished prison sentences, and recent border-crossers who were caught in the desert by Border Patrol agents. They are told to walk south, back across the border into Mexico.

    Every day, often twice a day, white buses chartered by the Department of Homeland Security drop immigrants off at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales. These are people who have been targeted for deportation due to prior convictions, non-citizens who just finished prison sentences, and recent border-crossers who were caught in the desert by Border Patrol agents. They are told to walk south, back across the border into Mexico.

  • Smuggling fuels Mexico town's economy

    Smuggling fuels Mexico town's economy

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 10:50 AM EST2017-01-18 15:50:40 GMT
    Thursday, January 19 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-01-20 04:55:09 GMT
    It’s common to find shops selling camouflage backpacks, shirts and pants, as well as shoe liners that are supposed to leave no footprints in the desert dust. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)It’s common to find shops selling camouflage backpacks, shirts and pants, as well as shoe liners that are supposed to leave no footprints in the desert dust. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The town of Altar, Sonora, sits along northern Mexico’s busy Highway 2. It’s a major thoroughfare that runs parallel to the U.S.-Mexico border. Altar sees dozens of buses and hundreds of cars pass through each day, east to west and west to east. But this town is also a major stopping point for migrants hoping to make it into the United States.

    The town of Altar, Sonora, sits along northern Mexico’s busy Highway 2. It’s a major thoroughfare that runs parallel to the U.S.-Mexico border. Altar sees dozens of buses and hundreds of cars pass through each day, east to west and west to east. But this town is also a major stopping point for migrants hoping to make it into the United States.

  • Most drugs slip through legal ports of entry

    Most drugs slip through legal ports of entry

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 10:16 AM EST2017-01-18 15:16:52 GMT
    Thursday, January 19 2017 8:00 PM EST2017-01-20 01:00:20 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Critics of a new, larger border wall point out that the effort would do little to stem the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. because the primary route for the drugs is through the ports.

    Critics of a new, larger border wall point out that the effort would do little to stem the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. because the primary route for the drugs is through the ports.

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