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  • Marana PD: "Lock it or Lose it"

    Marana PD: "Lock it or Lose it"

    Friday, August 17 2018 11:13 PM EDT2018-08-18 03:13:30 GMT
    Marana Police want residents to remember to "Lock it or Lose it."  Source:  Tucson News Now.Marana Police want residents to remember to "Lock it or Lose it." Source: Tucson News Now.
    Marana Police want residents to remember to "Lock it or Lose it."  Source:  Tucson News Now.Marana Police want residents to remember to "Lock it or Lose it." Source: Tucson News Now.

    The Marana Police Department is asking residents to stay vigilant after a string of car break-in's recently. The department is using the slogan, #LockitorLoseit, to remind residents to lock their cars doors, even if their neighborhoods are quiet and safe.  

    The Marana Police Department is asking residents to stay vigilant after a string of car break-in's recently. The department is using the slogan, #LockitorLoseit, to remind residents to lock their cars doors, even if their neighborhoods are quiet and safe.  

  • Border Patrol catches, arrests convicted sex offender

    Border Patrol catches, arrests convicted sex offender

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:44:13 GMT
    39-year-old Jose Real Beltran (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)39-year-old Jose Real Beltran (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
    39-year-old Jose Real Beltran (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)39-year-old Jose Real Beltran (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    In an arrest near Lukeville, AZ on Thursday morning, Aug. 16, Border Patrol agents with the Ajo Station discover and arrest two man from Mexico who were in the U.S. illegally, according to a CBP news release.  

    In an arrest near Lukeville, AZ on Thursday morning, Aug. 16, Border Patrol agents with the Ajo Station discover and arrest two man from Mexico who were in the U.S. illegally, according to a CBP news release.  

  • Apache Junction High School student arrested, refused to take off bandana

    Apache Junction High School student arrested, refused to take off bandana

    Friday, August 17 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-08-17 05:13:51 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:20:53 GMT
    Valentino Jimenez, a senior at AJHS, said that he wears a bandana almost everyday and has never had a problem. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Valentino Jimenez, a senior at AJHS, said that he wears a bandana almost everyday and has never had a problem. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Apache Junction police arrested four students after one of them refused to take off a blue bandana.

    Apache Junction police arrested four students after one of them refused to take off a blue bandana.

  • Who's winning the law enforcement #LipSyncChallenge in Arizona?

    Who's winning the law enforcement #LipSyncChallenge in Arizona?

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:54:16 GMT

    The #LipSyncChallenge among police departments in Arizona is heating up, with the video from Yuma County Sheriff's Office leading in views. 

    The #LipSyncChallenge among police departments in Arizona is heating up, with the video from Yuma County Sheriff's Office leading in views. 

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    Tucson man sentenced to prison for shooting at police

    Tucson man sentenced to prison for shooting at police

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:01 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:01:23 GMT
    Francisco Saucedo (Source: Tucson Police Department)Francisco Saucedo (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    Francisco Saucedo was sentenced to four years in prison with credit for time served and three years of probation upon completion of his prison term.

    Francisco Saucedo was sentenced to four years in prison with credit for time served and three years of probation upon completion of his prison term.

  • PCSD, TPD investigating incident that left one man dead

    PCSD, TPD investigating incident that left one man dead

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:00:45 GMT
    Eastbound 22nd Street closed for police investigation. (Source: Tucson News Now)Eastbound 22nd Street closed for police investigation. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Officers and deputies have traffic blocked in midtown as they investigate a crime scene. Both the Tucson Police Department and the Pima County Sheriff's Department have investigators on scene as they sort through the incident around 6:30 Thursday night. 

    Officers and deputies have traffic blocked in midtown as they investigate a crime scene. Both the Tucson Police Department and the Pima County Sheriff's Department have investigators on scene as they sort through the incident around 6:30 Thursday night. 

  • Tucson Baptist Church pastor attacked Sunday morning

    Tucson Baptist Church pastor attacked Sunday morning

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:00:15 GMT
    Tucson Baptist Church (Source: Tucson News Now)Tucson Baptist Church (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Most Sunday mornings Pastor Brent Armstrong opens the gates and the doors to his church, Tucson Baptist Church near 22nd Street and Columbus without problems. However, on Sunday, Aug. 12, something out of the ordinary happened.

    Most Sunday mornings Pastor Brent Armstrong opens the gates and the doors to his church, Tucson Baptist Church near 22nd Street and Columbus without problems. However, on Sunday, Aug. 12, something out of the ordinary happened.

  • TPD investigating shooting near Speedway and Sixth Ave.

    TPD investigating shooting near Speedway and Sixth Ave.

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-08-17 20:47:37 GMT

    Tucson police officers are responding to reports of a man who was shot behind a Circle K near Sixth Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.  Officer on the scene said the injuries appear to be serious. Police are focusing their investigation on North Ferro Ave. which is right next to the circle K. 

    Tucson police officers are responding to reports of a man who was shot behind a Circle K near Sixth Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.  Officer on the scene said the injuries appear to be serious. Police are focusing their investigation on North Ferro Ave. which is right next to the circle K. 

  • Brooklyn man caught up in online sex sting

    Brooklyn man caught up in online sex sting

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-08-17 20:42:38 GMT
    Christopher Cangelosi, of Brooklyn, is facing child porn charges after allegedly getting caught talking with an Arizona officer who was posing as a 14-year-old girl. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)Christopher Cangelosi, of Brooklyn, is facing child porn charges after allegedly getting caught talking with an Arizona officer who was posing as a 14-year-old girl. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)

    Christopher Cangelosi, of Brooklyn, is facing child porn charges after allegedly getting caught talking with an Arizona detective who was posing as a 14-year-old girl.

    Christopher Cangelosi, of Brooklyn, is facing child porn charges after allegedly getting caught talking with an Arizona detective who was posing as a 14-year-old girl.

  • BREAKING

    Four southern Arizona homes raided, three arrested in theft ring

    Four southern Arizona homes raided, three arrested in theft ring

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-08-17 20:40:47 GMT
    Police and sheriffs deputies obtained several search warrants for locations in the Tucson, Marana and Vail areas.Police and sheriffs deputies obtained several search warrants for locations in the Tucson, Marana and Vail areas.

    Authorities said four homes were raided and three people were arrested early Tuesday, Aug. 14 in connection with a theft ring.

    Authorities said four homes were raided and three people were arrested early Tuesday, Aug. 14 in connection with a theft ring.

  • Former Tucson DEA agent pleads guilty to illegal gun sales

    Former Tucson DEA agent pleads guilty to illegal gun sales

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-08-17 20:40:18 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 42-year-old Joseph Michael Gill pleaded guilty in federal court in Tucson to one count of dealing in firearms without a license. 

    According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 42-year-old Joseph Michael Gill pleaded guilty in federal court in Tucson to one count of dealing in firearms without a license. 

  • PCSD searching for armed robbery suspects

    PCSD searching for armed robbery suspects

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-08-17 20:39:44 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)

    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.  

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

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

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:39 PM EDT2018-08-17 20:39:19 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.  

  • Feds: Man living in Tucson was member of terrorist group

    Feds: Man living in Tucson was member of terrorist group

    Saturday, August 11 2018 9:20 PM EDT2018-08-12 01:20:59 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    An Ethiopian man living in Tucson was a member of a terrorist group, federal authorities said.

    An Ethiopian man living in Tucson was a member of a terrorist group, federal authorities said.

  • Chandler man caught by PCSO online sting

    Chandler man caught by PCSO online sting

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-08-17 20:31:39 GMT
    31-year-old Miles Valencia (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)31-year-old Miles Valencia (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)

    The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31-year-old Miles Valencia of Chandler after he drove to Pinal County, near Florence Thursday morning to engage in inappropriate sexual acts with, who he believed to be, a 14-year-old female. 

    The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31-year-old Miles Valencia of Chandler after he drove to Pinal County, near Florence Thursday morning to engage in inappropriate sexual acts with, who he believed to be, a 14-year-old female. 

  • PCSD looking for suspect going into apartments

    PCSD looking for suspect going into apartments

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:28 PM EDT2018-08-17 20:28:36 GMT

    Pima County Sheriff's Department says, around 230 Tuesday morning. They were called to the Mission Palms Apartment Complex near Orange Grove and Oracle. 

    Pima County Sheriff's Department says, around 230 Tuesday morning. They were called to the Mission Palms Apartment Complex near Orange Grove and Oracle. 

  • Two employees accused of robbing a casino in Payson last month

    Two employees accused of robbing a casino in Payson last month

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 11:08 PM EDT2018-08-08 03:08:43 GMT
    Suspects in Payson casino robbery. (Source: FBI)Suspects in Payson casino robbery. (Source: FBI)

    The FBI says two employees of a casino in the north-central town of Payson have been accused of robbing the business last month.

    The FBI says two employees of a casino in the north-central town of Payson have been accused of robbing the business last month.

  • TUSD school vandalized, district asking for help finding who did it

    TUSD school vandalized, district asking for help finding who did it

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-08-16 22:36:54 GMT
    Paint on doors at CE Rose PreK - 8 (Source: Tucson Unified School District)Paint on doors at CE Rose PreK - 8 (Source: Tucson Unified School District)
    Paint on doors at CE Rose PreK - 8 (Source: Tucson Unified School District)Paint on doors at CE Rose PreK - 8 (Source: Tucson Unified School District)

    According to TUSD the school's garden was flooded, fruit was destroyed and parts of the building were tagged with graffiti, as well as windows were broken and a classroom was torn up.  

    According to TUSD the school's garden was flooded, fruit was destroyed and parts of the building were tagged with graffiti, as well as windows were broken and a classroom was torn up.  

  • Avondale man a no-show at arraignment in killing of DPS Trooper Tyler Edenhofer

    Avondale man a no-show at arraignment in killing of DPS Trooper Tyler Edenhofer

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:48 AM EDT2018-08-16 08:48:33 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-08-16 20:57:05 GMT
    An Avondale man is scheduled to be arraigned on charges in the shooting death of a rookie Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Tyler Edenhofer during a roadside struggle on Interstate 10. (Source: MCSO/DPS)An Avondale man is scheduled to be arraigned on charges in the shooting death of a rookie Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Tyler Edenhofer during a roadside struggle on Interstate 10. (Source: MCSO/DPS)
    An Avondale man is scheduled to be arraigned on charges in the shooting death of a rookie Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Tyler Edenhofer during a roadside struggle on Interstate 10. (Source: MCSO/DPS)An Avondale man is scheduled to be arraigned on charges in the shooting death of a rookie Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Tyler Edenhofer during a roadside struggle on Interstate 10. (Source: MCSO/DPS)

    An Avondale man is scheduled to be arraigned on charges in the shooting death of a rookie Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Tyler Edenhofer during a roadside struggle on Interstate 10.

    An Avondale man is scheduled to be arraigned on charges in the shooting death of a rookie Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Tyler Edenhofer during a roadside struggle on Interstate 10.

  • MCSO: 3 men dead following shooting in Wittmann; suspect arrested

    MCSO: 3 men dead following shooting in Wittmann; suspect arrested

    Friday, August 10 2018 10:56 AM EDT2018-08-10 14:56:13 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:01 AM EDT2018-08-16 15:01:56 GMT
    Three deceased men were found at the scene after MCSO deputies and DPS troopers responded to the residence. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Three deceased men were found at the scene after MCSO deputies and DPS troopers responded to the residence. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The suspect, identified as Hermelindo Guzman Sanchez, was detained at his home and then arrested after detectives learned he shot and killed the three men in Wittmann.

    The suspect, identified as Hermelindo Guzman Sanchez, was detained at his home and then arrested after detectives learned he shot and killed the three men in Wittmann.

  • Arizona court to rule on appeal in 2 home-invasion killings

    Arizona court to rule on appeal in 2 home-invasion killings

    Thursday, August 16 2018 7:29 AM EDT2018-08-16 11:29:56 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 10:10 AM EDT2018-08-16 14:10:31 GMT
    Jason Eugene Bush, convicted in 2009 deadly home invasion in Arivaca, AZ (Source: Arizona Department of Corrections)Jason Eugene Bush, convicted in 2009 deadly home invasion in Arivaca, AZ (Source: Arizona Department of Corrections)
    Jason Eugene Bush, convicted in 2009 deadly home invasion in Arivaca, AZ (Source: Arizona Department of Corrections)Jason Eugene Bush, convicted in 2009 deadly home invasion in Arivaca, AZ (Source: Arizona Department of Corrections)

    The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled Thursday to rule on a death row inmate's appeal in the shooting deaths of a man and his 9-year-old daughter during a 2009 home invasion. 

    The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled Thursday to rule on a death row inmate's appeal in the shooting deaths of a man and his 9-year-old daughter during a 2009 home invasion. 

  • 'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution argues

    'Manafort and his lies' at heart of case, prosecution argues

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:42:40 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:35:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Defense attorney Kevin Downing makes a statement to the media after leaving federal court in the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The defense has rest...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). Defense attorney Kevin Downing makes a statement to the media after leaving federal court in the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. The defense has rest...

    Paul Manafort is accused of hiding millions of dollars in income he received advising Ukrainian politicians, which the defense has tried to blame on his former deputy, Rick Gates.

    Paul Manafort is accused of hiding millions of dollars in income he received advising Ukrainian politicians, which the defense has tried to blame on his former deputy, Rick Gates.

  • TPD, victim's family ask for help to find man who fled fatal motorcycle accident

    TPD, victim's family ask for help to find man who fled fatal motorcycle accident

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:13:35 GMT
    Jason Patty (Source: Tucson Police Department)Jason Patty (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    The Tucson Police Department said Renee Doty, 37, died one day after a motorcycle crash on North Stone Avenue.

    The Tucson Police Department said Renee Doty, 37, died one day after a motorcycle crash on North Stone Avenue.

  • Surprise PD: Driver 'intentionally' crashes into man outside Walmart following a fight

    Surprise PD: Driver 'intentionally' crashes into man outside Walmart following a fight

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-08-14 17:53:30 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 9:44 AM EDT2018-08-15 13:44:30 GMT
    (Source: Surprise Police Dept.)(Source: Surprise Police Dept.)
    (Source: Surprise Police Dept.)(Source: Surprise Police Dept.)

    A 19-year-old Surprise man has been arrested after he reportedly crashed his car into another man in a Walmart Parking lot... on purpose. 

    A 19-year-old Surprise man has been arrested after he reportedly crashed his car into another man in a Walmart Parking lot... on purpose. 

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  • Start of U of A semester a big day for freshman triplets

    Start of U of A semester a big day for freshman triplets

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:06 PM EDT2018-08-20 16:06:51 GMT

    Almost 8,000 new Wildcats are starting their college journey at the University of Arizona today. Of those nearly 8,000 new students from across the world, the start of college is an especially big day for three of them. Maddy, Jackie, and Nick Kislow are triplets from Santa Barbara, California. The three came into their college journey wanting a place with school spirit and social opportunities, and the biggest of them all, a place where they could all be individuals ...

    Almost 8,000 new Wildcats are starting their college journey at the University of Arizona today. Of those nearly 8,000 new students from across the world, the start of college is an especially big day for three of them. Maddy, Jackie, and Nick Kislow are triplets from Santa Barbara, California. The three came into their college journey wanting a place with school spirit a

  • Tucson family displaced after mobile home catches fire

    Tucson family displaced after mobile home catches fire

    Monday, August 20 2018 9:59 AM EDT2018-08-20 13:59:42 GMT
    (Source: Northwest Fire Department)(Source: Northwest Fire Department)
    (Source: Northwest Fire Department)(Source: Northwest Fire Department)
    A family was displaced from their home on Sunday night after a nearby travel trailer caught fire and spread to their mobile home. Northwest Fire crews responded to a mobile home fire at 10:40 Sunday night in the 5600 block of N La Cholla Boulevard. A travel trailer was completely destroyed and the fire extended to the nearby home, according to fire officials. Quick work by the crews saved the home but three people and two dogs were displaced. The Red Cross is currently assist...
    A family was displaced from their home on Sunday night after a nearby travel trailer caught fire and spread to their mobile home. Northwest Fire crews responded to a mobile home fire at 10:40 Sunday night in the 5600 block of N La Cholla Boulevard. A travel trailer was completely destroyed and the fire extended to the nearby home, according to fire officials. Quick work by the crews saved the home but three people and two dogs were displaced. The Red Cross is currently assist...
  • Fatal crash shuts down Pima St.

    Fatal crash shuts down Pima St.

    Monday, August 20 2018 9:47 AM EDT2018-08-20 13:47:14 GMT

    The Tucson Police Department is investigating the cause of a serious crash that happened early Monday morning. The crash has shut down Pima Street in both directions from Craycroft to Jefferson while detectives investigate the collision. Sgt. Pete Dugan reports that the driver has sustained "serious injuries." Drivers are asked to avoid the area. TRAFFIC ALERT ??: Pima St. will be shut down (both directions) from Craycroft to Jefferson for the next 3-4 hours ...

    The Tucson Police Department is investigating the cause of a serious crash that happened early Monday morning. The crash has shut down Pima Street in both directions from Craycroft to Jefferson while detectives investigate the collision. Sgt. Pete Dugan reports that the driver has sustained "serious injuries." Drivers are asked to avoid the area. TRAFFIC ALERT ??: Pima St. will be shut down (both directions) from Craycroft to Jefferson for the next 3-4 hours ...

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