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From Caramel Crack Fries to Unicorn Floats: Weird foods to try at the Pima County Fair

Deep-fried gummy bears, hot beef sundaes, Krispy Kreme hamburgers. And that’s just a sampling. Annually, Dominic Palmieri and his co-workers feel the pressure to top the wackiest food at the Pima County Fair.


It Soon Will Be Illegal to Text and Drive in Arizona

The Arizona House of Representatives on Thursday passed two bills that would prohibit forms of distracted driving. One of the approved bills, sponsored by Republican State Representative Noel Campbell, targets people who use their cellphones while driving. The other bill, sponsored by State Senator


Pima County Board of Supervisors backs resolution opposing Rosemont Mine

A narrow majority of the Pima County Board of Supervisors signed off Tuesday on a resolution opposing the planned Rosemont Copper Mine. The 3-2 vote, which fell along party lines, included language to direct County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry to “take all necessary measures to protect the health


2 men linked to death of Henderson man arrested in Arizona

Officers in Phoenix on Wednesday arrested two men linked to the suspicious death of a Nevada man found dead last week in his Henderson home, Henderson police said Thursday. The Henderson and Phoenix police departments arrested Victor Denogean, 21, and Jose Ortiz-Casillas, 20, each on one charge of m


Wildlife officials say 2019's first known Southeast Arizona bear sighting was April 2

Wildlife officials thought they had a video, with a timestamp showing April 6, of Southeast Arizona's first confirmed bear sighting of 2019, but they've since obtained an earlier photo.


New Ina Road ramps to and from Interstate 10 are open

PHOENIX ‒ Ramps connecting Ina Road with Interstate 10 in Marana have opened to traffic. Although the ramps are open, crews must complete final elements of the project. Lane restrictions are scheduled to continue for the next several weeks.


Arizona governor signs 'Blow Dry Freedom' law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) signed a bill into law Tuesday to abolish occupational licensing requirements to blow dry hair in the state, a move he has praised as a “big win for freedom and Arizona workers.”


Arizona lawmakers pass cellphone driving ban, sends bill to Ducey

PHOENIX — Editor's note: In the above video, the father-in-law of police Officer Clayton Townsend makes his plea for passing a statewide distracted driving law. Townsend was killed when he was struck by a car operated by a man texting.


Arizona police release graphic video of deadly officer-involved shooting

Arizona police released a video Wednesday that showed a man throwing a wrench at deputies before they shot him to death while responding to a call from family members concerned for the man’s mental health on Friday.


Company in Arizona says it can build border wall better, faster and cheaper than anyone

COOLIDGE, Arizona — The states neighboring Mexico are looking at options, along with the federal government, on how to build a fence or wall along the border. Build 218 miles of border fence with access roads for the Border Patrol. Incorporate high-tech surveillance and facial recognition cameras. P


Arizona becomes latest state to shield lottery winners' names

PHOENIX — Arizona joined a growing number of states allowing winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous Wednesday after Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation letting winners of jackpots of $100,000 or more request that their names not be made public.


Trial begins for Tucson mother accused of starving 3-year-old son to death

A Tucson landlord testifying in a murder trial Wednesday cried when asked about finding a child’s skull and bones in a toy chest abandoned on his property five years ago. Mark Weisbrod was cleaning a unit of his triplex in the 700 block of West Idaho Street when his wife’s uncle, who had just opened


Watch: Two mountain lions roam backyard on Tucson's east side

Two residents of a far east-side home had not one, but two visitors on Monday night — mountain lions! Thanks to Roger Karber for sharing!


Tucson complex revises rental policy saying pregnant residents must vacate

TUCSON, AZ (AP) -- The state has settled a case against a Tucson apartment complex that discriminated against pregnant tenants. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office said in a news release Wednesday that the owners of Sahara Apartments have agreed to revise their rental policy.


Arizona woman indicted in deaths of twin grandsons

TUCSON, Ariz. – An Arizona woman accused of fatally shooting her twin 8-year-old autistic grandsons has been indicted on two counts of first-degree murder, prosecutors said Wednesday.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Tucson

TUCSON, AZ — New and exciting events are coming to the Tucson area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events coming up


Opera scenes, student dance spotlight, Marana Winds concert

Premieres Across Music History — Fred Fox School of Music, 1017 N. Olive Road. Host: Matthew Mugmon, featured composer: Kari Kreiter. 11 a.m.-noon. April 25. Free. 621-1655. music.arizona.edu.


Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash on Tucson's north side

A motorcyclist is in critical condition at a hospital after being involved in a collision with a second vehicle Wednesday night, authorities say. Shortly before 7:40 p.m., the two vehicles collided as the car was turning into North Shannon Road near West Masterpieces Drive, according to the Pima Cou


Coolidge man arrested for sexually extorting two teens in Australia

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office filed additional charges against 18-year-old Kai Ranaglia-Nelson of Coolidge. The suspect was arrested back in January for sexually extorting two teen girls from Australia. Australian authorities started to investigate after a 13-year-old


Southern Arizona will be hoppin' with Easter egg hunts this weekend

Tucson community organizations are gearing up for the Easter holiday with activities for the whole family. Saturday egg hunts will prepare little ones for what’s in store on Easter Sunday, and music and activities will get you in the spring mood.