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Man accused of killing dad said he was on meth, court papers say

Man accused of killing dad said he was on meth, court papers say

A Marana man arrested in the death of his father told investigators that he was high on methamphetamines and used a martial-arts chokehold on him during a fight at their home, according to court documents.

January 25, 2014 12:00 am

Historic pact assuring services for the mentally ill signed

PHOENIX — State officials and mental health advocates approved a historic deal Wednesday to provide more services for the seriously mentally ill, bringing to an end a 33-year-old lawsuit.

January 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Poll seeks to get GOP lawmakers off fence

PHOENIX - Hoping to undermine the governor, foes of Medicaid expansion are putting the political heat on Republicans who might be inclined to support her plan.

April 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tim Steller: NRA's 2-faced stance on mental illness

In January 2011, after a wildly psychotic Jared Loughner shot 19 people in Tucson, the National Rifle Association still wanted to make it easier for people judged mentally ill to rearm themselves.

February 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Painful as it is, nurse feels compelled to spread her message

There have been plenty of times over the last 22 months that Nancy Bowman has just wanted to move on from the horror of Jan. 8, but her friend Patricia Maisch always brings her around.

November 08, 2012 2:17 pm

Josh Brodesky: Grieving victim: 'I chose to be compassionate'

Compassion saved Phyllis Rautenberg. Weeks after Jared Lee Loughner murdered her mother, Rautenberg found herself back at work. A music teacher in Southern California, she was standing before her middle school kids. She was back in a world where time is measured by the sound of the bell. In …

August 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Pima court ensures incompetent no longer slip through the cracks

Since January 2010, 36 felony suspects, including two suspected murderers, had their charges dismissed because they were found mentally unfit for trial.

May 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Brother, sister sentenced for cheating clients

A Tucson brother and sister told U.S. District Judge Raner Collins Monday that they have no idea what happened to more than $1.4 million they were supposed to use to pay the bills of nearly 800 elderly and disabled people.

May 15, 2012 12:00 am
Drug users, mentally ill find HOPE at jail

Drug users, mentally ill find HOPE at jail

Sally Hueston with HOPE meets with a client at the Pima County jail. The program helps inmates who are mentally ill or have drug problems.

March 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Drug users, mentally ill find HOPE at jail

Drug users, mentally ill find HOPE at jail

This time last year, Capt. Greg Gearhart was seeing the same group of people being booked into the Pima County jail again and again. They would get arrested for a petty crime, get released, fall victim to their mental illness or substance abuse issues again, and get rearrested.

March 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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