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Pima County traffic stop leads to major drug bust, stolen gun, arrest

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Pima County authorities say a traffic stop has led to a major drug bust in a home. Sheriff's officials said Thursday that 34-year-old Jesus Maria Lopez-Verduzco has been booked into a county jail on five counts including possession of a dangerous drug and transportation for sale


Sahuarita police: Man wanted for child abuse turns himself in

The man who police were searching for in a case of possible child abuse turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday, officials say. Davis Clark, 35, was arrested on Jan. 16 on charges of sexual conduct with a minor, failure to report child abuse, sexual assault, and continuous sexual abuse of a mi


Tucson intersection closed after motorcyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run crash

A motorcyclist sustained life-threatening injuries in a hit-and-run crash Thursday afternoon, officials say. The intersection of North Campbell Avenue and East Fort Lowell Road is currently closed. It's expected to stay closed for the next several hours, according to Tucson police spokesman Sgt. Pet


Celebration of Life for Junior, boy who brought Sahuarita together

A Celebration of Life for Marcus “Junior” Cook, the 5-year-old Sahuarita boy with cancer who captured the hearts of hundreds of Sahuarita residents, will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Park de los Arboles.


Pima County, Tucson sue 20 firms over opioid crisis

The city of Tucson and Pima County have joined with other municipalities taking drug manufacturers and distributors to court, suing them for their role in the national opioid crisis.


Pima County Hepatitis A outbreak reaches 34 cases

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Pima County is seeing an increase in hepatitis A cases, climbing to 20 so far for 2019, surpassing annual totals for four of the last five years.


Court: Tucson man wrongly jailed cannot collect for years behind bars

WASHINGTON – A Tucson man who spent 42 years in prison on 28 arson-related murder counts that were later vacated cannot now collect damages for the years he spent behind bars, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.


Tucson woman indicted in shooting death of her husband

A Tucson woman arrested in the shooting death of her husband was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday with one count of second-degree murder involving domestic violence. Leticia Freitag, 46, is accused of killing her husband Michael Freitag, 48, at their eastside home the morning of Jan. 6. They have


Arizona Tax Credits: Parent Aid

Parent Aid has been serving Pima County families since 1990, working to strengthen skills and partner with families to educate and support parents in meeting the emotional and physical needs of their children. We have the privilege of working with families who have children birth to age 12, as the c


Sahuarita families gather to learn Spanish through stories and songs

It turns out, Rebecca Nieser and her friends weren’t alone. In April, Sahuarita residents Nieser, Shanna Sellers and Jessica Roberts decided they wanted to teach their children Spanish. It was too expensive to hire a teacher or attend classes in Tucson, so they decided to do it themselves.


Sahuarita police look for suspected vandals

Sahuarita police are investigating an incident of vehicle theft and vandalism. They're asking anyone who recognizes the people in this video to call 911. Courtesy Sahuarita Police Department.


The remains of 127 dead migrants were recovered in southern Arizona in 2018

PHOENIX – On the weekend before Christmas, a group of volunteers set out to search for the remains of dead migrants on the Barry Goldwater Air Force Range, a remote desert area in southwestern Arizona where military jets from bases in Arizona conduct live bombing exercises.


Tucson federal judge convicts 4 border-aid volunteers

Four volunteers with a border-aid group were found guilty in Tucson's federal court of charges related to leaving food and water on a wildlife refuge. The volunteers with Tucson-based No More Deaths left one-gallon jugs of water and cans of beans on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Augu


Food bank helps federal workers at Arizona hospital

PHOENIX (AP) — Federal workers at an Arizona hospital that serves Native Americans are getting food donations amid the government shutdown. Dozens of employees, some in medical scrubs, waited in line Friday outside the Phoenix Indian Medical Center. Some stood outside and others drove up while volun


Man injured in shooting near 24th Street and Park Avenue in Tucson

A man was taken to a hospital after being shot in the shoulder by another man on Tucson's south side Friday night. Tucson police received reports of the shooting at 9:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of South New Street, near 24th Street and Park Avenue.


SUSD sees low expulsion, long-term suspension rates

The 911 call came in September. A principal at a Sahuarita school had a pre-teen in the nurse’s office who was behaving violently. She’d torn off her fake fingernails with her teeth, spat and cursed at him and repeatedly rammed her head into a mirror.


Tohono Chul exhibition looks at the beauty and blight of Arizona copper

When artist Annie Gordon visited the Asarco pit mine in Sahuarita, she was overwhelmed by its massive size. But she was also struck by its geometries and colors. In an artwork inspired by the mine, she focused on the colored spirals winding their way down the pit walls. And she included a delicate p


The BoxYard opening soon on 4th Avenue

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - There is a new development idea opening soon on 4th Avenue. The BoxYard at 238 North 4th Avenue is developed by Cypress Civil Development and designed by RAHarchitects.


Arizona SNAP recipients receiving Feb. benefits early due to shutdown

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Economic Security is issuing February food stamp benefits to Arizonans early and in one lump sum as the partial government shutdown continues.


Authorities search for missing Tucson High teacher

A Tucson High Magnet School teacher has been missing since Sunday, officials say. Elizabeth Breck, 46, was last seen at 3 p.m. in Pinal County near the rural crossroads of East Edwin Road and North Lago Del Oro Parkway, said Pinal County Sheriff's spokesperson Navideh Forghani.