Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

With hundreds of thousands of federal workers set to face another federal pay period without paychecks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to bring Trump's proposal to the floor this week.

Kamala Harris announces she will run for president

Firefighters called back to scene of fatal fire week ago

New video shows more of incident involving Kentucky high school students at Indigenous Peoples March

Mother found passed out on top of 1-year-old charged after his death

Suspect accused of killing 4, including baby, shot dead by deputies to save young girl

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  At 30-day mark, shutdown impasse remains over border funding

Tucson officer accused of sexual misconduct with woman he was investigating

SR 90 reopens after deadly crash in Cochise County

UPDATE: Hiker OK on Finger Rock Trail

Study: West Nile virus appears to endemic in Maricopa County

GOP senators try to figure how out closely to run with Trump

Mother, her boyfriend arrested after toddler dies of ‘brutal blunt force trauma’

The suspects are both being held without bond on various charges related to the boy’s death, sexual abuse and child pornography.

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Video footage showed flames shooting high into the night sky and screaming people running from the explosion, some burning and waving their arms.

  Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

Authorities say the suspect and a co-conspirator communicated with as many as 20 victims of child pornography through the popular online game “Fortnite.”

Last meals served at longtime Tucson restaurant, for now

A nearly century-old Tucson restaurant closed its doors on Broadway Boulevard Saturday, but owners say it is not the end for Lerua's.

Tucson man runs for half a day, raises thousands for food bank

Fly in a 1920’s Ford luxury airplane at the Tucson International Airport

Girl Scout cookie selling begins

Arizona chief justice weighing whether to leave bench

Union Pacific denies request to stop trains for this year’s Tucson Rodeo Parade

Lawyer: Incapacitated woman who gave birth not in coma

Big League Chew to feature female on pouch for first time

For years, the shredded gum’s pouch has featured a big muscle-bound man, but the company says it’s excited to introduce their newest female character to the world.

New Nike golf shoe has a surprising look

Nike has released a new golf shoe that will look right at home on the green.

Tucson transit users asked to participate in on-board survey

The survey is short, only a 5-minute interview, where participants will be asked a series of questions about their travel behavior. According to RTA the information collected will be used to determine future improvements to transit service in the region.

Tucson Women’s March organizers respond to criticism before event

As thousands of people prepare for a weekend of women's marches, some organizers are facing criticism.

MLK music event hopes to build on past success

It will be a three hour concert which will benefit the Tucson Musician’s Museum, a 501(c)3, which mentors young, budding musicians with instruction and instruments.

Tucson police: West side crash now fatal

A crash that occurred on Friday, Jan. 11 is now fatal, according to the Tucson Police Department. The passenger in the truck that was hit, identified as 62-year-old Marla Eby, died on Friday, Jan. 18.

  Four ‘No More Deaths’ volunteers found guilty

A federal judge has convicted four immigrant rights volunteers of several misdemeanors. They are all with the group "No More Deaths".

Chiricahua National Monument restores accessibility, resumes basic visitor services

Visiting southern Arizona and are wondering, with the government shutdown where you can visit? Not to worry you can add the Chiricahua National Monument to that list.

Tempe police release video of officer-involved shooting that left teen dead

The Tempe Police Department said 14-year-old Antonio Arce died in an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday.

TUSD puts efforts to teach immigrant teens at Southwest Key on hold

The Tucson Unified School District is holding off on plans to provide education to children being housed at the Southwest Key facility.

The BoxYard opening soon on 4th Avenue

According to the group the BoxYard will have four new restaurants, two bars and and indoor/outdoor community dining area that will all be house in 10 repurposed box cars on a 12,000 square foot lot.

Deals and discounts for government employees during the shutdown

Money is tight, but these businesses want to help.

Sony and RCA record labels sever ties with R. Kelly

The record labels have remained silent in light of mounting pressure following a documentary on the singer.

Johnsonville recalls more than 48,000 lbs. of frozen pork patties

There are no reports of any illnesses or injuries caused by the products.

Pima County Hepatitis A outbreak reaches 34 cases

The Pima County Health Department is urging all people at risk, especially those experiencing homelessness and those that are using (or trying to quit using) illegal drugs, to get vaccinated against hepatitis A.

Democrats said Russians tried to hack DNC after midterms

According to court documents, the Democratic National Committee said it was the subject of an attempted hack in the days after the 2018 midterm elections, probably by Russian intelligence.

Border Patrol: Large group of immigrants dug under border fence to cross in US

The group “inundated” agents after crossing

Skier dies after avalanche in NM; 1 in critical condition

A skier has died and another is in critical condition after being buried by an avalanche in New Mexico.

ICE detained Marine with PTSD after incident

A judge ordered him released on his own recognizance, but authorities in Kent County, MI, turned him over to ICE instead. ICE held him for three days.

Disabled woman raped, impregnated in care facility in Florida, lawsuit says

The family says she was in no position to give consent because of her profound intellectual disabilities, a neurological disorder called Rett syndrome and other physical ailments. A multi-agency investigation has been launched into Pensacola Cluster, an intermediate-care facility.

Teen with replica gun shot, killed by police

Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a suspect burglarizing a car Tuesday and that he ran away holding what appeared to be a handgun.

Recall: Chicken nuggets may contain wood pieces

The company became aware of the situation after three consumer complaints were filed. There are no reports of related illnesses from the apparent contamination.

Police: Shooting victim released from hospital, not pressing charges

Police say shooting was not a random act

Legendary newsman Guy Atchley named grand marshal for 2019 Tucson Rodeo Parade

The annual Tucson Rodeo Parade is set for Feb. 21.

New first-of-its-kind Southern Arizona telescope could change way we observe space

A first-of-its-kind prototype telescope recently completed in southern Arizona has the potential to change the way we observe space forever.

PCSD: Traffic stop leads to major drug bust

What started out as a routine traffic stop ended up as a major drug bust, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

Documents reveal more information about fatal incident on Old Nogales Highway

Tucson News Now has learned the name of the man who died in Pima County Sheriff’s Department custody on Jan. 7, was David Torres, according to search warrant documents.

Tucson restaurant helps furloughed federal employees

A small gesture can go a long way, especially during this government shutdown. Many furloughed employees are taking any help they can get.

Pinal County man gets 280 years for child porn

Michael Huntoon was sentenced to 280 years after being found guilty on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and dangerous crimes against children.

Tucson High teacher goes missing in Pinal County

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said Elizabeth Breck, a teacher at Tucson High, was last seen Sunday, Jan. 13.

Sahuarita police: 3 suspects arrested in vandalism, theft case

Three juveniles have been arrested in connection to a Jan. 11 incident involving vehicle theft, theft from a vehicle and vandalism, according to the Sahuarita Police Department.

2 dogs dead in midtown mobile home fire

While there were no injuries reported to people, two dogs were found dead inside the mobile home.

GM employees allege nooses, threats, and racist remarks in Ohio plant

One supervisor said ‘there was never a black person lynched who didn’t deserve it’ at a staff meeting, and was never reprimanded.

Arizona unemployment rate rose to 4.8 percent in December

Arizona's unemployment rate for December was 4.8 percent, up from 4.7 percent in November

Teen flies to Australia to track down grandpa’s Vietnam War helmet missing for 50 years

Brayden Mott made it his missing to get his grandfather's helmet back, which had been missing for 50 years. He mowed lawns to earn airfare.

Border sheriffs say wall alone won’t increase security

A coalition of border sheriffs said in a letter last week that a border wall is but a soundbite and "not a cogent" public policy position that's needed to secure the border

Government may have split up thousands more migrant families

"The total number and current status of all children separated from their parents or guardians ... is unknown," according to the report. It could be thousands more because family separations were taking place much earlier, during an influx that began in 2017, investigators found.

Cohen paid to rig online polls in Trump’s favor, report says

Cohen paid the head of a small technology company between $12,000 to $13,000 for activities related to Trump’s campaign, things like trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Trump’s favor

  Amid shutdown, Secret Service agents absorb travel expenses while working without pay

With no paychecks in sight, many in the agency see bank accounts dwindling and short-term debt mounting, which itself creates a potential security threat and puts their jobs at risk.

Tucson advised against latest effort to become sanctuary

Proposed initiative would illegally ban certain collaborations between city and federal agencies

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip after her request to postpone State of the Union address

The nation's two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game of constitutional one-upmanship as negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown failed to produce results.

Trump nominates Liburdi to fill US District Court vacancy

President Donald Trump has nominated a lawyer who formerly was Gov. Doug Ducey's top staff attorney to become a U.S. District judge for Arizona

Watchdog: Government may have separated many more children from migrant families

A report from the Health and Human Services inspector general's office finds that family separations were taking place before the spring of last year, when the administration announced its "zero tolerance" policy on the southwest border.

Dead baby found in trash at Arizona Amazon facility

Authorities say the dead infant found in a trash can at an Amazon distribution facility was beyond resuscitation.

Police increase efforts amid Human Trafficking Awareness month

Trafficking a tricky crime to track and often goes unreported

Silver Alert canceled: Man missing from Tombstone found

Thomas Donnelly was found in Texas

18-year-old shot accuses of acting to assist Islamic State

An 18-year-old Phoenix-area man shot by a sheriff's sergeant during an encounter outside a sheriff's substation is accused of acting to assist the Islamic State group

Giuliani: ‘I never said there was no collusion’ between Trump campaign, Russia

Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, made the bombshell statement Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo.

Hyundai, Kia recall about 168,000 vehicles for fire risk

Fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires

A bystander rendered aid at the scene of a fiery crash. Then someone took his truck.

That good Samaritan was on the scene to help the victims of a fiery crash, including the suspect.

2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

Possible Democratic candidates haven't hesitated to tangle with Trump. Sen. Sherrod Brown recalled that when Trump slammed him over the closure of a General Motors plant in his home state, he poked the president for seeking "an Ohio Democrat to blame" while the GOP held power in the state.

Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

Shutdown not slowing down operations at Tucson International Airport

“They have not let us down. They are taking care of our customers, so we greatly appreciate it," said Bonnie Allin, the President and CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority.

Hacienda HealthCare ordered to hire outside manager to oversee facility

State regulators have reportedly ordered Hacienda Healthcare to hire an outside manager to run the facility where a woman in a vegetative state recently gave birth, according to an AZFamily article.

29 4th and 5th graders rebuked twice because of gov’t shutdown

As SNP was closed due to the government’s partial shutdown, the field trip was canceled. As a consolation, the park rangers said they would come to the classroom to give a lecture about the park and answer the children’s questions, but that too was canceled due to "higher ups."

Trump signs law giving back pay to federal workers

President Donald Trump signed a law on Wednesday guaranteeing back pay to federal employees who have been furloughed or working without pay during the partial government shutdown.

Tucson police clear homeless out of De Anza Park

Officers were on hand at the park as employees with Tucson Parks and Recreation collected trash and power washed benches.