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Oro Valley councilman accused of domestic violence, burglary

Oro Valley councilman accused of domestic violence, burglary

Indictment says he recklessly displayed a knife toward his estranged wife.

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Brewer signs bill creating new child-welfare agency

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer signed groundbreaking legislation Thursday to create and fund a new Department of Child Safety, at least in part to solve problems that she may have helped create.

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Arizona governor signs legislation creating new child welfare agency

PHOENIX — State lawmakers voted today to scrap what has been Child Protective Services and replace it with an entirely new state agency.

May 29, 2014 10:09 amLoading…

Arizona senators tentatively OK $63 million to get Department of Child Safety started

PHOENIX — State senators gave preliminary approval Wednesday to creating a new Department of Child Safety and providing $63 million in new funding to get it started.

May 28, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…

Youth sex-trafficking victims not always identified, ASU study shows

There are more underage victims of sex trafficking in Arizona than are currently identified through the juvenile court system, Arizona State University researchers have found.

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Police sergeant demoted for explicit photos wants rank restored.

A lieutenant demoted after his ex-girlfriend turned over nude photos he sent her while dating is suing the city to restore his rank.

May 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Tucson man won’t be prosecuted in beating death of his father

A man suspected of beating his father to death while they were both high on methamphetamines will not be prosecuted.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am Related
Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

April 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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Attempted killer tells jury he should be convicted. Jury obliges.

The defendant told the jurors they should convict him, and they agreed.

April 17, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Charges dropped against D-backs announcer

PHOENIX  — Charges accusing an announcer for the Arizona Diamondbacks of threatening his wife with a knife during an argument at their home have been dismissed. Team Spanish-language announcer Miguel Perez Quintana was arrested July 15 and later charged with aggravated assault with a deadly…

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SWAT responds to barricaded man in midtown Tucson

A man has barricaded himself in a midtown home following a domestic violence incident, police said. 

March 24, 2014 5:04 pm
Siblings tell Tucson police mother starved son, 3

Siblings tell Tucson police mother starved son, 3

Siblings of the 3-year-old boy whose skeletal remains were found Tuesday told investigators their mother starved their brother to death, court records reveal.

March 06, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Plight of world's women must be addressed

Plight of world's women must be addressed

Saturday is International Women’s Day, a 105-year-old annual call to action for women’s equality. But for many women and girls around the world, its most basic promise of freedom remains unfulfilled.

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Pascua Yaqui gain added power to prosecute some non-Indians

Southern Arizona’s Pascua Yaqui Tribe is one of the first native groups in the nation to earn legal standing to prosecute outsiders who attack women on tribal lands.

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Tucson man suspected of killing his father during fight

Tucson man suspected of killing his father during fight

A 20-year-old man, suspected of killing his father, was arrested Wednesday night.

January 23, 2014 8:34 am Related

Hung jury in case of Tucson man accused in girlfriend's fatal beating

The trial of a Tucson man accused of beating to death his girlfriend with a crowbar ended Tuesday in a mistrial, as jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict.

December 17, 2013 3:51 pm

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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Home life of convicted killer promoted deviant behavior, doctor testifies

A psychologist who examined convicted murderer Kyle Alegria said the environment Alegria grew up in was fertile ground for the growth of a violent sexual deviant.

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Tucson police release names in apparent murder-suicide

Tucson police release names in apparent murder-suicide

Tucson police have released the names of the victim and suspect in an early morning murder-suicide.

October 26, 2013 3:32 pm

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