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Distressed hiker rescued on NW side

Distressed hiker rescued on NW side

Hiker, 68, called 911 to report he had gotten lost.

September 23, 2014 4:46 pm Video
Marana police get new heat-detection cameras

Marana police get new heat-detection cameras

Five cameras now being used by officers.

July 21, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Ringleader gets 2½ years in multimillion-dollar copper-theft plot

A man who prosecutors said was the ringleader of a multimillion-dollar copper-theft scheme was sentenced Wednesday to prison.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am
Tucson church ready to offer immigrant family sanctuary today

Tucson church ready to offer immigrant family sanctuary today

Daniel Neyoy Ruiz might not be fleeing the wars in Central America that led many to the doors of Southside Presbyterian Church more than 30 years ago — but to his family, the situation is no less desperate.

May 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wrongway-driver, off-duty policeman killed in Tempe wreck

Wrongway-driver, off-duty policeman killed in Tempe wreck

TEMPE — An off-duty Mesa police officer driving home from work and a wrong-way driver who may have been impaired were killed early Monday morning in a head-on collision on a Phoenix-area freeway ramp. The 911 calls began coming in around 12:30 a.m. as the wrong-way driver's SUV headed do…

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Court holds law enforcement liable for notification mix-up in girl's death

PHOENIX — For more than a week, Maria and Jose Guerra mourned the loss of their daughter after being informed by the Department of Public Safety that she had been killed in an accident.

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Fired CPS workers are 'scapegoats,' lawyer says

PHOENIX — The attorney for five workers fired from Child Protective Services said Wednesday the report that led to their termination was essentially a predetermined fix.

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Attorney: Fired Arizona CPS workers are 'scapegoats'

Attorney: Fired Arizona CPS workers are 'scapegoats'

PHOENIX — The attorney for five workers fired from Child Protective Services said today that the report that led to their termination was essentially a pre-determined fix.

May 07, 2014 1:26 pm Photos

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Budget slice for Arizona kids gets bigger

PHOENIX — Caving in part to demands by the governor, the state Senate voted 16-13 Thursday for a nearly $9.2 billion spending plan that includes more cash for child welfare and education than they had first offered.

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State bill calls for $30M in radar, cameras to verify border security

State bill calls for $30M in radar, cameras to verify border security

PHOENIX — Arizona taxpayers may spend $30 million to do little more than find out how good — or bad — a job the federal government does in securing the border.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Brewer moves to abolish CPS, create new cabinet-level agency

Brewer moves to abolish CPS, create new cabinet-level agency

Gov. Jan Brewer greets her audience from the Arizona Capitol podium, where she gave her State of the State address. She’s flanked by Senate President Andy Biggs, left, and Speaker of the House Andy Tobin. Her speech opened the legislative session.

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Director: Regular DES reports showed cases not investigated

PHOENIX — The embattled director of the Department of Economic Security said Tuesday that his agency has been telling the governor, lawmakers and everyone else for years that some complaints of child abuse were not being investigated.

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Brewer: Probe will determine blame for unchecked CPS cases

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer is willing to give Department of Economic Security Director Clarence Carter the benefit of the doubt about his culpability in more than 6,500 complaints of child abuse going uninvestigated — at least for the time being.

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Victoria Steele: CPS crisis cannot wait; Governor should call special session

Victoria Steele: CPS crisis cannot wait; Governor should call special session

Happy Thanksgiving! It is a common greeting this time of year, but it will be hard to enjoy the holiday knowing that it won’t be happy — not for the thousands of Arizona children living in fear of abuse or neglect.

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DPS to investigate CPS failure to probe 6,000 child abuse reports

PHOENIX — The state's top police agency is ready to investigate how 6,000 reports of child abuse over four years fell through the cracks.

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Tucson man killed in I-19 crash

A 28-year-old man was killed when the truck he was driving north on Interstate 19 left the road, rolled and struck a tree, authorities said.

October 08, 2013 12:00 am

Tucson man killed in crash on I-19, near San Xavier Road

A 28-year-old man was killed after the truck he was driving north on Interstate 19, south of San Xavier Road left the roadway and rolled, authorities said.

October 07, 2013 4:15 pm

Arizona court limits when police officers can sue for injuries

PHOENIX — Police officers injured while doing more than they are required have no legal right to sue those who caused the problem in the first place, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday, a ruling an attorney says could have public-safety implications.

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DPS officer, wife convicted in $175K embezzlement

An Arizona Department of Public Safety officer and his wife were convicted of numerous charges related to a long-running embezzlement scheme.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am

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