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  • New details revealed in wild carjacking crime spree

    New details revealed in wild carjacking crime spree

    Saturday, October 21 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-10-21 21:33:40 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Police reports reveal new information on a wild carjacking crime spree that took place across the south side of Tucson on October 4. The crime spree ended with the suspect shot during a dramatic hostage standoff with police. 

    Police reports reveal new information on a wild carjacking crime spree that took place across the south side of Tucson on October 4. The crime spree ended with the suspect shot during a dramatic hostage standoff with police. 

  • OVERTIME: Week 9 results and highlights

    OVERTIME: Week 9 results and highlights

    Saturday, October 21 2017 1:14 AM EDT2017-10-21 05:14:28 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Week 9 of the high school football season features 18 games involving southern Arizona teams.

    Week 9 of the high school football season features 18 games involving southern Arizona teams.

  • Jobs increasing in AZ but not quite reaching southern part of the state, yet

    Jobs increasing in AZ but not quite reaching southern part of the state, yet

    Saturday, October 21 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-10-21 04:31:21 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The latest Arizona economic report shows jobs are increasing statewide and the unemployment rate is dropping, although it's still above the federal figures. And while the state has every reason to celebrate the good news, things are not as stellar in southern Arizona. 

    The latest Arizona economic report shows jobs are increasing statewide and the unemployment rate is dropping, although it's still above the federal figures. And while the state has every reason to celebrate the good news, things are not as stellar in southern Arizona. 

  • Red-Blue Game stirs excitement for upcoming UA basketball season

    Red-Blue Game stirs excitement for upcoming UA basketball season

    Saturday, October 21 2017 12:25 AM EDT2017-10-21 04:25:26 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    A tumultuous off season for Arizona Wildcats Men's Basketball wasn't enough to keep the fans away as the 2017-2018 season officially started. 

    A tumultuous off season for Arizona Wildcats Men's Basketball wasn't enough to keep the fans away as the 2017-2018 season officially started. 

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    UPDATE: Tucson police connect barricaded man to earlier shooting

    UPDATE: Tucson police connect barricaded man to earlier shooting

    Friday, October 20 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-10-21 03:03:39 GMT

    One man is in the hospital and another is in custody following a shooting on the south side of Tucson Friday, Oct. 20.

    One man is in the hospital and another is in custody following a shooting on the south side of Tucson Friday, Oct. 20.

  • Woman attempts to smuggle drugs across border inside her body

    Woman attempts to smuggle drugs across border inside her body

    Friday, October 20 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-10-21 01:27:13 GMT
    Drugs found inside 28-year-old smuggler. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)Drugs found inside 28-year-old smuggler. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

    “The concealment of narcotics inside the body is an extremely dangerous method often attempted by smugglers,” said John Schwamm, San Luis Port Director.  “It can be instantly fatal should the narcotics seep through the packaging and be absorbed into the body.” 

    “The concealment of narcotics inside the body is an extremely dangerous method often attempted by smugglers,” said John Schwamm, San Luis Port Director.  “It can be instantly fatal should the narcotics seep through the packaging and be absorbed into the body.” 

  • Kicking off UA Homecoming week with traditional lighting of 'A' Mountain

    Kicking off UA Homecoming week with traditional lighting of 'A' Mountain

    Friday, October 20 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-10-21 01:11:08 GMT

    The UA Bobcats Senior Honorary will light the mountain with flares.  Members of the oldest recognized honorary on the campus will meet at Sentinel Peak ('A' Mountain) at 4 p.m. to start set up and after a brief history the flares will be placed around the 'A'.   

    The UA Bobcats Senior Honorary will light the mountain with flares.  Members of the oldest recognized honorary on the campus will meet at Sentinel Peak ('A' Mountain) at 4 p.m. to start set up and after a brief history the flares will be placed around the 'A'.   

  • Sahuarita man facing animal cruelty charges

    Sahuarita man facing animal cruelty charges

    Friday, October 20 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-10-20 23:07:13 GMT
    Brian Daniel (Source: Sahuarita Police Department)Brian Daniel (Source: Sahuarita Police Department)

    According to a Sahuarita Police Department news release, Brian Daniel beat his 10-year-old pug with a club and then choked it, trying to kill it because it was sick and had not eaten in two weeks.  

    According to a Sahuarita Police Department news release, Brian Daniel beat his 10-year-old pug with a club and then choked it, trying to kill it because it was sick and had not eaten in two weeks.  

  • State representative says she's been subjected to sexual harassment by colleagues

    State representative says she's been subjected to sexual harassment by colleagues

    Friday, October 20 2017 2:58 PM EDT2017-10-20 18:58:23 GMT
    Michelle Ugenti-Rita (Source: Facebook)Michelle Ugenti-Rita (Source: Facebook)

    Arizona Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita said she "experienced unwanted sexual advances and lewd and suggestive comments regarding my body and appearance from male colleagues" at the capitol.

    Arizona Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita said she "experienced unwanted sexual advances and lewd and suggestive comments regarding my body and appearance from male colleagues" at the capitol.

  • United Way kicks off annual campaign to beautify the Old Pueblo

    United Way kicks off annual campaign to beautify the Old Pueblo

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:49 AM EDT2017-10-20 14:49:27 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    United Way of Southern Arizona kicks off its Days of Caring 2017 campaign Friday morning, Oct. 20.

    United Way of Southern Arizona kicks off its Days of Caring 2017 campaign Friday morning, Oct. 20.

  • 'Stop the Bleeding' class aims to empower people to help in emergency situations

    'Stop the Bleeding' class aims to empower people to help in emergency situations

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:46 AM EDT2017-10-20 14:46:39 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Uncontrolled bleeding can result in death in as little as five to 10 minutes. Attendees learned basic techniques to control bleeding by using their hands or a tourniquet until first responders can take over. 

    Uncontrolled bleeding can result in death in as little as five to 10 minutes. Attendees learned basic techniques to control bleeding by using their hands or a tourniquet until first responders can take over. 

  • MVD reminds consumers handicap placards can’t be sold or transferred

    MVD reminds consumers handicap placards can’t be sold or transferred

    Friday, October 20 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-10-20 04:21:54 GMT
    (Source: ADOT Motor Vehicle Division)(Source: ADOT Motor Vehicle Division)

    “Disability plates and placards are strictly reserved for people who truly need this kind of accommodation,” said MVD Director Eric Jorgensen. “Any attempt to sell or transfer them is illegal and causes tremendous hardship for the rightful owner.”

    “Disability plates and placards are strictly reserved for people who truly need this kind of accommodation,” said MVD Director Eric Jorgensen. “Any attempt to sell or transfer them is illegal and causes tremendous hardship for the rightful owner.”

  • AZ WEEKEND: Marana Pumpkin Patch celebrating seventh season

    AZ WEEKEND: Marana Pumpkin Patch celebrating seventh season

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:24:50 GMT
    (Source: AZ Weekend)(Source: AZ Weekend)

    The Marana Pumpkin Patch sponsored by Post Farms attracts over 75,000 people each year.

    The Marana Pumpkin Patch sponsored by Post Farms attracts over 75,000 people each year.

  • UPDATE: Man killed in officer-involved shooting identified

    UPDATE: Man killed in officer-involved shooting identified

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:59 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:59:03 GMT

    The Tucson Police Department said Daniel Spear, 35, was killed Wednesday night after shooting at officers following an armed robbery.

    The Tucson Police Department said Daniel Spear, 35, was killed Wednesday night after shooting at officers following an armed robbery.

  • Arizona Athletics applies for McKale Center liquor license

    Arizona Athletics applies for McKale Center liquor license

    Thursday, October 19 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-10-20 00:14:12 GMT
    Inside McKale Center. (Source: Tucson News Now)Inside McKale Center. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    If you're going to the McKale Center in the coming weeks, you might notice some new signage. That's because the Department of Athletics recently applied for a liquor license, and is required to post signs letting the public know. The department said if the application is approved, the McKale Center will start beer and wine sales during Wildcat basketball games. The start date is yet to be determined. Athletic Director Dave Heeke said the decision to serve alcohol is based ...

    If you're going to the McKale Center in the coming weeks, you might notice some new signage. That's because the Department of Athletics recently applied for a liquor license, and is required to post signs letting the public know. The department said if the application is approved, the McKale Center will start beer and wine sales during Wildcat basketball games. The start date is yet to be determined. Athletic Director Dave Heeke said the decision to serve alcohol is based ...

  • Vote for our Lydia Camarillo to help Tucson children

    Thursday, October 19 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-10-19 19:29:00 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Lydia Camarillo is teaming up with Sauce Pizza & Wine to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson. You can help by voting for her pizza creation!

    Lydia Camarillo is teaming up with Sauce Pizza & Wine to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson. You can help by voting for her pizza creation!

  • 1 dead in Cochise County plane crash

    1 dead in Cochise County plane crash

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:51:04 GMT
    One person is dead after a fixed wing, single engine airplane crashed in Cochise County, according to the sheriff's office. Cochise County Sheriff's Office - Mark J. Dannels Sheriff CCSO said the crash happened north of Interstate 10 near milemarker 355 before 9:30 Thursday morning, Oct 19. Milemarker 355 is near I-10 and Page Ranch Road. Detectives are investigating the crash site, and said it does not appear there were any other passengers. MOBILE USERS: Download our Tucson Ne...
    One person is dead after a fixed wing, single engine airplane crashed in Cochise County, according to the sheriff's office. Cochise County Sheriff's Office - Mark J. Dannels Sheriff CCSO said the crash happened north of Interstate 10 near milemarker 355 before 9:30 Thursday morning, Oct 19. Milemarker 355 is near I-10 and Page Ranch Road. Detectives are investigating the crash site, and said it does not appear there were any other passengers. MOBILE USERS: Download our Tucson Ne...
  • Repair shop manager arrested, facing fraud, theft charges

    Repair shop manager arrested, facing fraud, theft charges

    Thursday, October 19 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-10-19 16:24:13 GMT
    Raymond Collins (Source: Tucson Police Department)Raymond Collins (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    Tucson police told Tucson News Now that Raymond Collins, a manager at the Midas at East Speedway Boulevard and North Craycroft Road, made false warranty claims from October 2014 to April 2016, totaling $7,900.

    Tucson police told Tucson News Now that Raymond Collins, a manager at the Midas at East Speedway Boulevard and North Craycroft Road, made false warranty claims from October 2014 to April 2016, totaling $7,900.

  • See Uranus with your naked eye

    See Uranus with your naked eye

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-10-19 20:29:51 GMT
    Friday, October 20 2017 10:51 AM EDT2017-10-20 14:51:24 GMT
    Uranus. (Source: NASA)Uranus. (Source: NASA)

    Make all the juvenile jokes you want, but tonight is everyone's best chance to see Uranus.

    Make all the juvenile jokes you want, but tonight is everyone's best chance to see Uranus.

  • Code change approved that would let county residents keep chickens

    Code change approved that would let county residents keep chickens

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-10-19 03:49:50 GMT
    (Source: Pablo/Buffer)(Source: Pablo/Buffer)

    The changes allow for up to eight female chickens on single-family dwelling lots or manufactured home lots 6,000 square feet or larger. 

    The changes allow for up to eight female chickens on single-family dwelling lots or manufactured home lots 6,000 square feet or larger. 

  • Strange object in the sky is NOT a UFO, it's a balloon

    Strange object in the sky is NOT a UFO, it's a balloon

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-10-19 03:44:45 GMT
    Photo of 'stratollite' balloon taken in the skies over Elfrida, AZ.  (Source: See, Snap, Send it/Karen and David Stryker)Photo of 'stratollite' balloon taken in the skies over Elfrida, AZ. (Source: See, Snap, Send it/Karen and David Stryker)

    Many viewers have called about seeing something in the sky over the south side this morning and we have an answer for you.  

    Many viewers have called about seeing something in the sky over the south side this morning and we have an answer for you.  

  • AZGFD offers reward for information on illegal killing of pregnant javelina

    AZGFD offers reward for information on illegal killing of pregnant javelina

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-10-19 03:30:34 GMT
    Injured javelina found in east side Tucson park. (Source: AZ Game and Fish Department)Injured javelina found in east side Tucson park. (Source: AZ Game and Fish Department)

    “While this appears to be a crime of opportunity, it’s still poaching and theft of wildlife from the citizens of Arizona,” said Regional Supervisor Raul Vega of Game and Fish in Tucson, in a recent news release.  “It’s especially cruel, given that the javelina was pregnant.”

    “While this appears to be a crime of opportunity, it’s still poaching and theft of wildlife from the citizens of Arizona,” said Regional Supervisor Raul Vega of Game and Fish in Tucson, in a recent news release.  “It’s especially cruel, given that the javelina was pregnant.”

  • Tucson not able to ban bump stocks

    Tucson not able to ban bump stocks

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:25:54 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Tucson city leaders will debate a ban on so called "bump stocks" at its next council meeting on October 24, 2017. While the text of the agenda item # 10 explicitly calls the item a ban, it's unlikely the city will be able to do so.

    Tucson city leaders will debate a ban on so called "bump stocks" at its next council meeting on October 24, 2017. While the text of the agenda item # 10 explicitly calls the item a ban, it's unlikely the city will be able to do so.

  • YOUTH FOOTBALL FEARS: Study finds bigger problems with earlier play

    YOUTH FOOTBALL FEARS: Study finds bigger problems with earlier play

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-10-18 23:36:39 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Hundreds of parents are on the sidelines of Tucson's football fields, encouraging their children as they learn about teamwork and camaraderie. Is that encouragement dangerous for young children?

    Hundreds of parents are on the sidelines of Tucson's football fields, encouraging their children as they learn about teamwork and camaraderie. Is that encouragement dangerous for young children?

  • New state death certificate database holding up burials

    New state death certificate database holding up burials

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-10-18 21:34:19 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The problem is becoming increasingly troubling for some of the smaller funeral homes in Tucson that are running out of refrigeration space. Bring’s Funeral home is currently at capacity, and they worry this has the potential to become a public health crisis. 

    The problem is becoming increasingly troubling for some of the smaller funeral homes in Tucson that are running out of refrigeration space. Bring’s Funeral home is currently at capacity, and they worry this has the potential to become a public health crisis. 

  • Pet Pals: Meet Lucy!

    Pet Pals: Meet Lucy!

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-10-18 17:40:16 GMT

    This sweet girl is a 2-year-old American bulldog mix is very affectionate and playful. She'd love a yard to run in and rope toys for tug-of-war and tennis balls for games of catch. 

    This sweet girl is a 2-year-old American bulldog mix is very affectionate and playful. She'd love a yard to run in and rope toys for tug-of-war and tennis balls for games of catch. 

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    Tucson man sentenced to prison for sexual abuse of minor

    Tucson man sentenced to prison for sexual abuse of minor

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 1:20 PM EDT2017-10-18 17:20:36 GMT

    According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office District of Arizona, 48-year-old Michael Alvarez Martinez had previously pleaded guilty to one count of abusive sexual contact of a minor. 

    According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office District of Arizona, 48-year-old Michael Alvarez Martinez had previously pleaded guilty to one count of abusive sexual contact of a minor. 

  • Domestic violence group highlights important role of law enforcement

    Domestic violence group highlights important role of law enforcement

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:40 AM EDT2017-10-18 13:40:28 GMT

    Local law enforcement leaders and advocates for survivors of domestic abuse are gathering Wednesday morning to talk about the issue.  The event is part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Law enforcement plays an important role in domestic violence situations.  In 2016, the Pima County Sheriff's Department and the Tucson Police Department responded to more than 13,000 calls.  The CEO of Emerge!, an organization t...

    Local law enforcement leaders and advocates for survivors of domestic abuse are gathering Wednesday morning to talk about the issue. The event is part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Law enforcement plays an important role in domestic violence situations. In 2016, the

  • Laundry room fire temporarily displaces family of four

    Laundry room fire temporarily displaces family of four

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 12:41 AM EDT2017-10-18 04:41:17 GMT
    Damage from laundry room fire. (Source: Tucson Fire Department)Damage from laundry room fire. (Source: Tucson Fire Department)

    Crews from the Tucson Fire Department responded to a 911 call about a house fire in the 8900 block of East Bears Path Road on the far east side.   

    Crews from the Tucson Fire Department responded to a 911 call about a house fire in the 8900 block of East Bears Path Road on the far east side.   

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