The capstone of the Washington Monument is set by workmen, 1884. (AP Photo)
Commuting Pima County employees put on more miles and used more energy driving to work during the first decade of the 2000s, a new study shows.
Workers headed to their downtown offices encounter congestion at West Congress Street and North Granada Avenue. The number of miles Pima County employees racked up on their drives to work grew between 2000 and 2010, a study found.
Two former Tucson Department of Transportation workers were sentenced Thursday to 60 days in jail and ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution each for using city equipment and materials for side jobs.
State Assistant Attorney General Mike Jette discusses the copper thefts. Mine workers are accused of selling the copper to recyclers at a fraction of the price. The recyclers would then resell it to Chinese importers, investigators say.
Eighteen people are facing charges in a multimillion-dollar copper theft ring involving Asarco employees, state law-enforcement officials said Tuesday.