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  • BREAKING

    Tucson police searching for suspect in bank robbery

    Tucson police searching for suspect in bank robbery

    Saturday, September 23 2017 1:26 AM EDT2017-09-23 05:26:49 GMT

    According to Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, the robbery occurred around 4:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Washington Federal Bank at 4910 East Broadway.  

    According to Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, the robbery occurred around 4:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Washington Federal Bank at 4910 East Broadway.  

  • breaking

    UPDATE: Man detained, midtown standoff ends

    UPDATE: Man detained, midtown standoff ends

    Friday, September 22 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-09-22 18:52:40 GMT
    (Source: Google Maps)(Source: Google Maps)

    Tucson police responded to a report of domestic violence at a residence near North Balboa Avenue and West Delano Street, near North Oracle and West Fort Lowell roads.

    Tucson police responded to a report of domestic violence at a residence near North Balboa Avenue and West Delano Street, near North Oracle and West Fort Lowell roads.

  • Hotspots in Tucson for 'hands free' ordinance violations

    Hotspots in Tucson for "hands free" ordinance violations

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:25:23 GMT

    Two hot spots for ticketing distracted drivers in the county have combined for 13 out of the 80 citations.

    Two hot spots for ticketing distracted drivers in the county have combined for 13 out of the 80 citations.

  • Shooting reported on Campbell Avenue near Sunnyside High School

    Shooting reported on Campbell Avenue near Sunnyside High School

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:20 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:20:05 GMT

    One person was shot in the face at an apartment complex in the 6200 block of South Campbell Avenue, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department.  

    One person was shot in the face at an apartment complex in the 6200 block of South Campbell Avenue, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department.  

  • Plea agreement for suspect in baby formula tampering case

    Plea agreement for suspect in baby formula tampering case

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:01 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:01:34 GMT
    Jennifer Laplante (Source: KOLD News 13)Jennifer Laplante (Source: KOLD News 13)

    Tucson News Now has learned of a plea agreement for a woman accused of returning tainted baby formula to Tucson stores.  

    Tucson News Now has learned of a plea agreement for a woman accused of returning tainted baby formula to Tucson stores.  

  • PD: Woman found going through man's fridge, wearing his family's clothes

    PD: Woman found going through man's fridge, wearing his family's clothes

    Thursday, September 21 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-09-21 22:06:29 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 4:21 AM EDT2017-09-22 08:21:21 GMT
    (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

    Police say a woman was arrested in Tempe after she was caught in a home going through the refrigerator and wearing clothes that belong to the family. Ericka Layne Harper faces one felony count of burglary and one felony count of criminal trespassing. 

    Police say a woman was arrested in Tempe after she was caught in a home going through the refrigerator and wearing clothes that belong to the family. Ericka Layne Harper faces one felony count of burglary and one felony count of criminal trespassing. 

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Women, drugs and Arizona prisons

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Women, drugs and Arizona prisons

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:25:54 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Arizona puts more women behind bars than most states in the country and a majority of the inmates are there for non-violent drug offenses.

    Arizona puts more women behind bars than most states in the country and a majority of the inmates are there for non-violent drug offenses.

  • Phoenix man arrested for animal cruelty after decapitating his puppy

    Phoenix man arrested for animal cruelty after decapitating his puppy

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:46 AM EDT2017-09-21 15:46:22 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:32:08 GMT
    Decarlos Jones, 29 (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)Decarlos Jones, 29 (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

    A Phoenix man was arrested Wednesday morning on an animal cruelty charge after he told officers he stabbed his 6-month-old puppy to death and then cut the dog's head off after she died.

    A Phoenix man was arrested Wednesday morning on an animal cruelty charge after he told officers he stabbed his 6-month-old puppy to death and then cut the dog's head off after she died.

  • Officer, suspect hurt in shooting at end of police chase in central Phoenix

    Officer, suspect hurt in shooting at end of police chase in central Phoenix

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:27 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:27:02 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:42:51 GMT
    A suspect and an officer were hurt in a shooting in central Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A suspect and an officer were hurt in a shooting in central Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Police surrounded a pickup truck in central Phoenix after a possible pursuit on Wednesday night.

    Police surrounded a pickup truck in central Phoenix after a possible pursuit on Wednesday night.

  • Former mob boss 'Sammy the Bull' released from prison

    Former mob boss 'Sammy the Bull' released from prison

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:54 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:54:01 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-09-21 17:57:09 GMT
    Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano. (Source: Arizona Department of Corrections)Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano. (Source: Arizona Department of Corrections)

    He will be on lifetime federal parole.

    He will be on lifetime federal parole.

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    Pedestrian in hit and run dies; police searching for suspect

    Pedestrian in hit and run dies; police searching for suspect

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:01 AM EDT2017-09-21 15:01:55 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    One of the victims in the hit and run on East Pima Street and North Alvernon Way has died, according to a news release from the Tucson Police Department.  

    One of the victims in the hit and run on East Pima Street and North Alvernon Way has died, according to a news release from the Tucson Police Department.  

  • PD: Man stabbed, killed after entering another man's personal space

    PD: Man stabbed, killed after entering another man's personal space

    Thursday, September 21 2017 7:19 AM EDT2017-09-21 11:19:52 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:44 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:44:50 GMT
    A 58-year-old man allegedly stabbed and killed another man after entering his personal space on Tuesday, according to Phoenix police. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/MCSO)A 58-year-old man allegedly stabbed and killed another man after entering his personal space on Tuesday, according to Phoenix police. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/MCSO)

    A 58-year-old man allegedly stabbed and killed another man after entering his personal space on Tuesday, according to Phoenix police.

    A 58-year-old man allegedly stabbed and killed another man after entering his personal space on Tuesday, according to Phoenix police.

  • Cross-border slaying: Can dead teen's family sue US agent?

    Cross-border slaying: Can dead teen's family sue US agent?

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:35 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:35:26 GMT
    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:32 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:32:14 GMT
    A federal appeals court hears arguments on whether a federal border patrol agent can be sued in United States courts for shooting across the border and killing a Mexican teenager in 2010.
    A federal appeals court hears arguments on whether a federal border patrol agent can be sued in United States courts for shooting across the border and killing a Mexican teenager in 2010.
  • BREAKING

    WATCH: KOLD News 13 Crime Team special

    WATCH: KOLD News 13 Crime Team special

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:55 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:55:17 GMT

    From home and personal defense to the scams you need to watch out for, the KOLD News 13 Crime Team special is about keeping you safe.

    From home and personal defense to the scams you need to watch out for, the KOLD News 13 Crime Team special is about keeping you safe.

  • Pima County warning residents about possible jury duty scams

    Pima County warning residents about possible jury duty scams

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 9:09 PM EDT2017-09-21 01:09:36 GMT

    Someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer, or representative of the court has been calling residents in Pima County, telling them they are being contacted due to a "failure to appear" for jury duty.   

    Someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer, or representative of the court has been calling residents in Pima County, telling them they are being contacted due to a "failure to appear" for jury duty.   

  • BP agents stop drug, human smuggling attempts

    BP agents stop drug, human smuggling attempts

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-09-21 00:34:57 GMT
    Drug bundles found inside a 1996 Ford Taurus. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Drug bundles found inside a 1996 Ford Taurus. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    Five people were arrested and 44 pounds of methamphetamine were seized by Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at an Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint.  

    Five people were arrested and 44 pounds of methamphetamine were seized by Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at an Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint.  

  • Chandler police officer accused of being extremely drunk in an unmarked police vehicle

    Chandler police officer accused of being extremely drunk in an unmarked police vehicle

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:07:08 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:08 PM EDT2017-09-21 00:08:55 GMT
    Garrett Dever. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)Garrett Dever. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

    A Chandler police officer is facing serious charges and is out of a job after he drove his unmarked police vehicle while extremely drunk, police said.

    A Chandler police officer is facing serious charges and is out of a job after he drove his unmarked police vehicle while extremely drunk, police said.

  • Port of San Luis CBP Officers seize $776K in drugs

    Port of San Luis CBP Officers seize $776K in drugs

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:37 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:37:34 GMT
    Drugs seized in San Luis (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Drugs seized in San Luis (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    Last week U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested two and seized more than 93 pounds of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine during separate encounters on Friday, Sept. 15. 

    Last week U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis arrested two and seized more than 93 pounds of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine during separate encounters on Friday, Sept. 15. 

  • UPDATE

    1 man in custody after deputy-involved shooting in Tonopah

    1 man in custody after deputy-involved shooting in Tonopah

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:11 AM EDT2017-09-20 10:11:50 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:01:23 GMT
    A man is in custody after a deputy-involved shooting in Tonopah on Wednesday morning. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A man is in custody after a deputy-involved shooting in Tonopah on Wednesday morning. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A man is in custody after a deputy-involved shooting in Tonopah on Wednesday morning, according to Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez.

    A man is in custody after a deputy-involved shooting in Tonopah on Wednesday morning, according to Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez.

  • Pima Co liquor theft suspects stuff bottles into clothes, purse

    Pima Co liquor theft suspects stuff bottles into clothes, purse

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:59 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:59:39 GMT
    (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)(Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

    According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, the suspects took multiple bottles of liquor from a cabinet, and shoved the bottles into their clothes and a purse in the Aug. 16 incident.

    According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, the suspects took multiple bottles of liquor from a cabinet, and shoved the bottles into their clothes and a purse in the Aug. 16 incident.

  • Police to search landfill for body of missing Phoenix woman

    Police to search landfill for body of missing Phoenix woman

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:34 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:34:34 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-09-20 19:28:04 GMT
    Christine Mustafa, 34, missing since May 11, 2017 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Christine Mustafa, 34, missing since May 11, 2017 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Police are planning to search a landfill for the body of Christine Mustafa, a Phoenix woman who went missing on May 10 of this year. 

    Police are planning to search a landfill for the body of Christine Mustafa, a Phoenix woman who went missing on May 10 of this year. 

  • Trial dates set for Tucson truck-driving school embezzlement

    Trial dates set for Tucson truck-driving school embezzlement

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:36 AM EDT2017-09-20 15:36:37 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:59 PM EDT2017-09-20 17:59:38 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Trial dates have been set for the former head of a Tucson truck-driving school accused of embezzling nearly $1 million from students and his ex-employer.

    Trial dates have been set for the former head of a Tucson truck-driving school accused of embezzling nearly $1 million from students and his ex-employer.

  • Governor appoints Pima County judge to Court of Appeals

    Governor appoints Pima County judge to Court of Appeals

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:17:48 GMT
    Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Pima County Superior Court Judge Sean Brearcliffe to fill a vacancy on the Arizona Court of Appeals' Tucson-based division.
    Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed Pima County Superior Court Judge Sean Brearcliffe to fill a vacancy on the Arizona Court of Appeals' Tucson-based division.
  • Man previously arrested in Phoenix accused in Louisiana slayings of 2 men

    Man previously arrested in Phoenix accused in Louisiana slayings of 2 men

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:01 AM EDT2017-09-20 11:01:00 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:16 AM EDT2017-09-20 12:16:26 GMT
    Kenneth Gleason being walked out of VCU on Sept. 19, 2017. (Source: WAFB)Kenneth Gleason being walked out of VCU on Sept. 19, 2017. (Source: WAFB)

    A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated.

    A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home in a string of attacks last week that police say may have been racially motivated.

  • Tech company unleashes crime-fighting robots

    Tech company unleashes crime-fighting robots

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 6:57 AM EDT2017-09-20 10:57:08 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:18 AM EDT2017-09-20 11:18:35 GMT

    Knightscope took the wraps off two new models, the K1, which stands stationary at airports and offices, and the K7, a multi-terrain vehicle that moves like a crab and can cover large areas, such as oil fields.

    Knightscope took the wraps off two new models, the K1, which stands stationary at airports and offices, and the K7, a multi-terrain vehicle that moves like a crab and can cover large areas, such as oil fields.

  • Human smuggling attempt stopped by AZ DPS, Border Patrol

    Human smuggling attempt stopped by AZ DPS, Border Patrol

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:15:44 GMT

    According to a recent U.S. Customs and Border Patrol news release, BP agents assisted an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper during a routine traffic stop on East State Route 80, just outside of Tombstone on Sunday, Sept. 17.  

    According to a recent U.S. Customs and Border Patrol news release, BP agents assisted an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper during a routine traffic stop on East State Route 80, just outside of Tombstone on Sunday, Sept. 17.  

  • Fake law enforcement IDs, handgun found during smuggling attempt near Sierra Vista

    Fake law enforcement IDs, handgun found during smuggling attempt near Sierra Vista

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:27:35 GMT
    Fake law enforcement IDs, handgun found during smuggling attempt. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Fake law enforcement IDs, handgun found during smuggling attempt. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    A smuggling attempt by a Nevada man of two men from Mexico was stopped on Sunday, Sept. 17 near Sierra Vista, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release.  

    A smuggling attempt by a Nevada man of two men from Mexico was stopped on Sunday, Sept. 17 near Sierra Vista, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release.  

  • Arizona Supreme Court says gays get equal parental rights

    Arizona Supreme Court says gays get equal parental rights

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:03:20 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:50:28 GMT
    Arizona Supreme Court building (Source: Tim Eigo, Arizona Attorney Magazine)Arizona Supreme Court building (Source: Tim Eigo, Arizona Attorney Magazine)

    The Arizona Supreme Court says a lesbian woman who is divorcing her spouse is entitled to parental rights under the U.S. Constitution even though a state law doesn't recognize those rights.  

    The Arizona Supreme Court says a lesbian woman who is divorcing her spouse is entitled to parental rights under the U.S. Constitution even though a state law doesn't recognize those rights.  

  • Marana police ask for help finding suspect in vehicle burglaries

    Marana police ask for help finding suspect in vehicle burglaries

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:28 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:28:31 GMT
    (Source: Marana Police Department)(Source: Marana Police Department)

    Several credit cards and a tablet were stolen.

    Several credit cards and a tablet were stolen.

  • MCSO: 3 malnourished horses seized from a woman in New River

    MCSO: 3 malnourished horses seized from a woman in New River

    Monday, September 18 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-09-19 00:03:30 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:21 AM EDT2017-09-19 12:21:25 GMT
    Three horses were seized from a woman in New River because the horses were malnourished. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)Three horses were seized from a woman in New River because the horses were malnourished. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

    Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say three malnourished horses have been seized from a woman in New River who says she was relying on transients to take care of the animals.

    Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say three malnourished horses have been seized from a woman in New River who says she was relying on transients to take care of the animals.

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  • BEAR DOWN: Utah beats Arizona 30-24

    BEAR DOWN: Utah beats Arizona 30-24

    Saturday, September 23 2017 8:58 AM EDT2017-09-23 12:58:33 GMT

    The Wildcats lose their Pac-12 opener at home for a second straight season.

    The Wildcats lose their Pac-12 opener at home for a second straight season.

  • BREAKING

    Tucson police searching for suspect in bank robbery

    Tucson police searching for suspect in bank robbery

    Saturday, September 23 2017 1:26 AM EDT2017-09-23 05:26:49 GMT

    According to Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, the robbery occurred around 4:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Washington Federal Bank at 4910 East Broadway.  

    According to Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, the robbery occurred around 4:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Washington Federal Bank at 4910 East Broadway.  

  • OVERTIME: Week 5 results, highlights and photos

    OVERTIME: Week 5 results, highlights and photos

    Saturday, September 23 2017 1:19 AM EDT2017-09-23 05:19:34 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Week 5 of the high school football season featured 19 games involving teams from southern Arizona.

    Week 5 of the high school football season featured 19 games involving teams from southern Arizona.

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