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  • VIDEO: Woman alleges discrimination at Tucson gas station

    VIDEO: Woman alleges discrimination at Tucson gas station

    Friday, February 23 2018 11:09 AM EST2018-02-23 16:09:14 GMT
    Guadalupe Lopez (Source: KOLD News 13)Guadalupe Lopez (Source: KOLD News 13)

    A Tucson woman claims she was kicked out of a local gas station because she and her friends were speaking Spanish.

    A Tucson woman claims she was kicked out of a local gas station because she and her friends were speaking Spanish.

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Concealed cannabis changing marijuana use

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Concealed cannabis changing marijuana use

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    It's a new way of getting high and it's gaining in popularity. It's so discreet, your teen could be doing it in the next room and you wouldn't know it.

    It's a new way of getting high and it's gaining in popularity. It's so discreet, your teen could be doing it in the next room and you wouldn't know it.

  • Documents reveal new details in Vail double homicide

    Documents reveal new details in Vail double homicide

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:13 PM EST2018-02-23 04:13:28 GMT
    (Source: Sandra Enriquez/Facebook)(Source: Sandra Enriquez/Facebook)
    (Source: Sandra Enriquez/Facebook)(Source: Sandra Enriquez/Facebook)

    Newly released documents from the Pima County Sheriff's Department provide new details in the double homicide case in Vail earlier this month.  Investigators say 44-year-old Hernando Enriquez admitted attacking his wife, daughter and son.  

    Newly released documents from the Pima County Sheriff's Department provide new details in the double homicide case in Vail earlier this month.  Investigators say 44-year-old Hernando Enriquez admitted attacking his wife, daughter and son.  

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The acting head of the Department of Veterans Affairs says the agency has lost the trust of veterans and the American people.

Sloan Gibson took questions on Wednesday from senators looking at an inspector general's report that several VA-hospitals doctored wait lists to cover-up delays in care.

Gibson says he already made changes, including a new system for measuring patient satisfaction, more use of private sector resources and steps to hold workers accountable for wrongdoing.

”We can turn these challenges into the greatest opportunity for improvement of this department,” he said. “I believe that in as little as two years the conversation can change, that V.A. can be the trusted provider of choice for health care and for benefits."

Gibson's also asking Congress for $17 billion to fix the system .

Gibson took over the VA from Eric Shinseki, who was forced to resign in May amid the care delay controversy.

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  • Police: father killed 5-year-old son, buried him in backyard

    Police: father killed 5-year-old son, buried him in backyard

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    Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard. (Source: WGCL/CNN)Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard. (Source: WGCL/CNN)

    Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard.

    Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard.

  • Teen missing from Kentucky since 2017 found 'confined' inside SC home, suspect arrested

    Teen missing from Kentucky since 2017 found 'confined' inside SC home, suspect arrested

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    A Kentucky teen who was taken from her home in December 2017 was found confined in a Saluda County bedroom and a 24-year-old man was arrested for her kidnapping. 

    A Kentucky teen who was taken from her home in December 2017 was found confined in a Saluda County bedroom and a 24-year-old man was arrested for her kidnapping. 

  • 'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm

    'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm

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    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, left, and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas watch dogs in cages at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea. Kenworthy saved five stray dogs during the S...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, left, and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas watch dogs in cages at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea. Kenworthy saved five stray dogs during the S...

    The Associated Press joined American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy on a tour of a Korean dog meat farm that's about to be shuttered by the Humane Society International.

    The Associated Press joined American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy on a tour of a Korean dog meat farm that's about to be shuttered by the Humane Society International.

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