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  • Newly released video shows Celis home on night of disappearance

    Newly released video shows Celis home on night of disappearance

    Friday, May 13 2016 8:25 PM EDT2016-05-14 00:25:14 GMT
    Monday, May 16 2016 2:23 PM EDT2016-05-16 18:23:03 GMT

    In nearly 10 hours of surveillance footage, there is no sign of Isabel Celis, nor anybody outside her bedroom window. But the footage does capture all sorts of activity in the area.

    In nearly 10 hours of surveillance footage, there is no sign of Isabel Celis, nor anybody outside her bedroom window. But the footage does capture all sorts of activity in the area.

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    Isa's mother on new picture: 'I just hope this will bring my baby home'

    Isa's mother on new picture: 'I just hope this will bring my baby home'

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:22 PM EST2015-12-30 00:22:20 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:22 PM EST2015-12-30 00:22:20 GMT
    Police released an age-enhanced rendering of Isabel Celis, more than three years after the six-year-old was abducted from her Tucson home. 
    Police released an age-enhanced rendering of Isabel Celis, more than three years after the six-year-old was abducted from her Tucson home. 
  • Private investigator: Isabel abducted by two or three people

    Private investigator: Isabel abducted by two or three people

    Two weeks ago, we brought you information about the Isabel Celis case never before released by the family, the police or anyone. Tonight, we take it a step further as a private investigator opens up
    Explosive allegations, first-person insights and a startling conclusion...all offered by the private investigator who's been on the case from the very beginning.
  • 2 years later, Isabel Celis' parents speak out

    2 years later, Isabel Celis' parents speak out

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:18 PM EST2015-12-30 00:18:43 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:18 PM EST2015-12-30 00:18:42 GMT
    It's been two years since a Tucson family woke up to find their 6-year-old daughter missing from her bed. Isabel Celis remains missing after a massive search.
    It's been two years since a Tucson family woke up to find their 6-year-old daughter missing from her bed. Isabel Celis remains missing after a massive search.
  • Special Report: Psychic insights on Isabel Celis case

    Special Report: Psychic insights on Isabel Celis case

    Isabel Celis was reported missing April 21st, 2012. Since then, we've talked to the little girl's family, to Tucson Police, to private investigators, even the Centers for Missing and Exploited Children. They
    World renowned psychic Allison Dubois offers her thoughts on Isabel Celis case.
  • Isa's mother on family member: 'I'd like him to come and answer those questions'

    Isa's mother on family member: 'I'd like him to come and answer those questions'

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:22 PM EST2015-12-30 00:22:33 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:22 PM EST2015-12-30 00:22:32 GMT
    Tucson police have received more than 2,200 tips, but no credible information leading the whereabouts of Isabel Celis, whose 10th birthday is this August.
    Tucson police have received more than 2,200 tips, but no credible information leading the whereabouts of Isabel Celis, whose 10th birthday is this August.
  • Celis patrols wrapping up ahead of schedule

    Celis patrols wrapping up ahead of schedule

    Tucson Police Department wrapped up its special patrols near Broadway and Craycroft two days earlier than planned. The investigative deployment was launched Wednesday afternoon in hopes of unearthing
    Contact made, tips gathered from nearly 400 east-side homes. 
  • Day three of TPD sweep for Isabel Celis

    Day three of TPD sweep for Isabel Celis

    Friday is the third day of the police sweep, with special patrols taking place in the neighborhood where Isabel Celis disappeared nearly two years ago. Dozens of police officers are expected back on the
    Dozens of police officers are expected back on the streets today, going door to door and interviewing neighbors and hoping to uncover any new information.
  • Massive effort by TPD to search for fresh leads in Isabel Celis' disappearance

    Massive effort by TPD to search for fresh leads in Isabel Celis' disappearance

    Police continue to search for fresh leads into the disappearance of Isabel Celis. On Thursday, officers spent their second full day of going door to door and re-interviewing neighbors. Isabel's parents,
    Police continue to search for fresh leads into the disappearance of Isabel Celis. On Thursday, officers spent their second full day of going door to door and re-interviewing neighbors.
  • Celis' speak on police presence in neighborhood

    Celis' speak on police presence in neighborhood

    Sergio and Becky Celis, parents of missing Isabel Celis, said whatever the reason is, they are happy police continue to try to track down new leads. Tucson News Now caught up with Sergio Celis as he arrived
    Sergio and his wife Becky are hoping the revamped search and fresh sets of eyes by new detectives will help bring their daughter home.
  • Finding Isabel: one year later

    Finding Isabel: one year later

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:16 PM EST2015-12-30 00:16:59 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:16 PM EST2015-12-30 00:16:59 GMT
    One year after Isabel's disappearance, a number of lingering questions remain. Is this case still an active one? Do authorities have any new or significant leads to go on? Is there really a chance this
    One year after being abducted from her Tucson home, the search continues for a missing little girl.  Som Lisaius reports.
  • Volunteers raised funds to spread awareness about missing Isabel Celis

    Volunteers raised funds to spread awareness about missing Isabel Celis

    Family and friends of Isabel Celis are actively working to bring her home, nearly eight months after her parents say she disappeared from her bedroom. On Sunday, they organized a car wash in Midtown. "It's
    Family and friends of Isabel Celis are actively working to bring her home, nearly eight months after her parents say she disappeared from her bedroom. On Sunday, they organized a car wash in Midtown.
  • 911 calls released from morning of Isabel's disappearance

    911 calls released from morning of Isabel's disappearance

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:11 PM EST2015-12-30 00:11:39 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:11 PM EST2015-12-30 00:11:39 GMT
    The Tucson Police Department said today it will release the 911 audio tapes from the morning a Tucson girl was reported missing. Isabel Celis, 6, was reported missing on April 21. Tucson Police Chief
    After briefing the media on Wednesday with the updates in the search for missing 6-year-old Isabel Celis, the Tucson Police Department released the 911 audio tapes from the morning she was reported missing.
  • Finding Isabel: The untold investigation

    Finding Isabel: The untold investigation

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:07 PM EST2015-12-30 00:07:43 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:07 PM EST2015-12-30 00:07:43 GMT
    Unfortunately, reports of missing children aren't that uncommon. Between run-aways, breakdowns in communication or kids just staying out past their curfews -- there are far more reports than actual cases.
    For three weeks we've heard investigators, pundits and talk show hosts give us their take on the Isabel Celis investigation.  This is the story behind the investigation.  Som Lisaius reports.
  • Celis parents attend prayer service

    Celis parents attend prayer service

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:01 PM EST2015-12-30 00:01:47 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:01 PM EST2015-12-30 00:01:46 GMT
    It's been a full week without their little girl, and on Sunday evening, the parents of 6-year-old Isabel Celis turned to their church for support. The St. Joseph Catholic Parish on Broadway and Craycroft
    It's been a full week without their little girl, and on Sunday evening, the parents of 6-year-old Isabel Celis turned to their church for support.
  • TPD: Video footage from wrong night

    TPD: Video footage from wrong night

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:03 PM EST2015-12-30 00:03:09 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:03 PM EST2015-12-30 00:03:09 GMT
    Tucson Police said a surveillance video that showed five people walking in the area near the home of a missing girl is from a night after her disappearance. Isabel Celis, 6, was reported missing from
    Lt. Fabian Pacheco said the video they have is from Saturday night/Sunday morning. Isabel Celis was reported missing from her home on Saturday morning.
  • Man in video related to Isabel Celis case comes forward

    Man in video related to Isabel Celis case comes forward

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:00 PM EST2015-12-30 00:00:51 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:00 PM EST2015-12-30 00:00:50 GMT
    Tucson Police say they are continuing their investigation into the suspicious disappearance/possible abduction of Isabel Celis, 6, who has now been missing from her midtown home for one week. At a press
    At a press briefing on Saturday afternoon, Tucson Police Lt. Fabian Pacheco says they have been receiving about eight to ten tips in the case per hour.
  • TPD now offers 'text-a-tip'

    TPD now offers 'text-a-tip'

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:58 PM EST2015-12-29 23:58:38 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:58 PM EST2015-12-29 23:58:38 GMT
    Tucson Police are urging people to utilize an anonymous mobile tip service for sending in tips regarding the missing 6-year-old Isabel Celis. Anyone with information concerning the disappearance of Isabel
    Tucson Police are urging people to utilize an anonymous mobile tip service for sending in tips regarding the missing 6-year-old Isabel Celis.
  • Surveillance video released and reward upped to $50,000

    Surveillance video released and reward upped to $50,000

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:58 PM EST2015-12-29 23:58:10 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:58 PM EST2015-12-29 23:58:09 GMT
    Tucson Police have uploaded the surveillance video of the five people that may have information regarding the disappearance of 6-year-old Isabel Celis. The video can be seen here. Tucson Police believe
    Tucson Police have uploaded the surveillance video of the five people that may have information regarding the disappearance of 6-year-old Isabel Celis.
  • Search for Isabel Celis extends to Mexico

    Search for Isabel Celis extends to Mexico

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:57 PM EST2015-12-29 23:57:53 GMT
    April 27, 2012 08:35 AM MST2015-12-29 23:57:53 GMT
    Tucson Police say they will continue to follow-up on hundreds of tips related to the disappearance of Isabel Celis, 6. They've scheduled an 8:00 a.m. news conference to provide an update on their investigation. Police
    The U.S. Marshals Service has been in contact with Mexican law enforcement since the early days of the search, police say.
  • Neighbor heard male voices near Celis home morning of disappearance

    Neighbor heard male voices near Celis home morning of disappearance

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:52 PM EST2015-12-29 23:52:56 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:52 PM EST2015-12-29 23:52:55 GMT
    The neighborhood around the home of 6-year-old Isabel Celis was opened Wednesday. The area south of Broadway and east of Craycroft had been closed off to the public as Tucson police officers investigated
    Alicia Stardevant says it was around 6:30 a.m. Saturday when she was awakened by her dogs and heard the voices.
  • Reward tops $60,000 in Isabel Celis case

    Reward tops $60,000 in Isabel Celis case

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:55 PM EST2015-12-29 23:55:35 GMT
    Thursday, April 21 2016 7:26 PM EDT2016-04-21 23:26:25 GMT

    The reward for information on the disappearance of Isabel Celis has grown to more than $60,000. 

    The reward for information on the disappearance of Isabel Celis has grown to more than $60,000. 

  • Private investigator offers insight into Isabel Celis search

    Private investigator offers insight into Isabel Celis search

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:47 PM EST2015-12-29 23:47:53 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:47 PM EST2015-12-29 23:47:53 GMT
    The clock is ticking, yet there are many questions about the search for 6-year-old Isabel Celis. A local private investigator offers a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes after a child disappears. Michele
    The clock is ticking, yet there are many questions about the search for 6-year-old Isabel Celis.  A local private investigator offers a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes after a child disappears.
  • Community steps up to help search for missing child

    Community steps up to help search for missing child

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:46 PM EST2015-12-29 23:46:09 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:46 PM EST2015-12-29 23:46:08 GMT
    Dozens of volunteers stepped up to help hand out flyers and search for a Tucson child, missing since Saturday.6-year old Isabel Celis's parents reported they last saw her on Friday night around 11 PM when
    Dozens of volunteers stepped up to help hand out flyers and search for a Tucson child, missing since Saturday.6-year old Isabel Celis's parents reported they last saw her on Friday night around 11 PM when
  • Hundreds attend vigil for missing 6-year-old girl

    Hundreds attend vigil for missing 6-year-old girl

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:44 PM EST2015-12-29 23:44:40 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:44 PM EST2015-12-29 23:44:40 GMT
    Efforts to find missing 6-year-old Isabel Mercedes Celis continued Sunday morning, with Tucson Police labeling the case as "suspicious."
    Isabel Mercedes Celis has been missing since Saturday morning. Well-wishers Sunday night sang and prayed the Catholic Rosary near the first-grader's home in Tucson.
  • 6-year-old Tucson girl missing from home

    Tucson police release ID of missing girl

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:42 PM EST2015-12-29 23:42:35 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:42 PM EST2015-12-29 23:42:34 GMT
    Tucson Police have closed East 12th Street on the city's southside as they search for a missing little girl. The girl, who is either 6 or 7, police say, was missing Saturday from a residence in the 5700
    6-year-old Isabel Celis is missing Saturday from a residence in the 5600 Block of East 12th Street, police say.
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  • Final day to weigh in on changes to AHCCCS

    Final day to weigh in on changes to AHCCCS

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-03-29 13:17:46 GMT

    Wednesday is the final day to weigh in on possible changes to Arizona’s Medicaid program. Since the American Health Care Act was pulled, the Affordable Care Act is still implemented,

    Wednesday is the final day to weigh in on possible changes to Arizona’s Medicaid program. Since the American Health Care Act was pulled, the Affordable Care Act is still implemented, which means the Medicaid program continues. However, states can use the 1115 waiver to change Medicaid requirements on a state level. 

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    Tucson police asking for help locating missing endangered teen

    Tucson police asking for help locating missing endangered teen

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-03-29 04:53:33 GMT

    The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help locating 17-year-old Anthony Garcia. The teen is described as Hispanic, 5'10" tall, weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Although he is in his late teens, according to the release, he has special needs and functions at a much younger age.  

    The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help locating 17-year-old Anthony Garcia. The teen is described as Hispanic, 5'10" tall, weighing 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Although he is in his late teens, according to the release, he has special needs and functions at a much younger age.  

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    Interim Superintendent appointed for TUSD

    Interim Superintendent appointed for TUSD

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-03-29 04:17:50 GMT
    Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, interim Superintendent for Tucson Unified School District. (Source: Tucson News Now)Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, interim Superintendent for Tucson Unified School District. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    This appointment is effective immediately, according to a TUSD tweet.  

    This appointment is effective immediately, according to a TUSD tweet.  

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