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Addict keeps fighting grasp that meth has on body

Jeff Fowler's addiction began just months before meth splashed across the nation's collective consciousness.

July 31, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson meth ring: the rise and fall of one of city's largest

Tucson meth ring: the rise and fall of one of city's largest

Tim Owens needed to get to Tucson.

July 31, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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10 worst locations for graffiti in Tucson

Call it vandalism, artistic expression or communiqués from the front lines of class conflict - graffiti is all over Tucson.

December 21, 2010 2:00 pmLoading…

Foothills makes depot changes

Enhancements and additions to a Catalina Foothills School District bus depot in a residential neighborhood will go ahead, but not without some concessions to residents angered by the district's initial plans to move the depot deeper into the neighborhood.

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High of 84 breaks Tucson record

Tucson and many other parts of Southern Arizona had record high temperatures Monday, but the heat wave should wane by the end of the week, said an official at the National Weather Service.

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DUI deployment arrests 45, 8 of them with prior violations

The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force, consisting of officers from 12 law-enforcement agencies, made 45 DUI arrests during a weekend deployment.

December 13, 2010 12:00 am

Neighborhood Briefs

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DUI sweep nets 47 over the weekend in Tucson area

The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force made 47 drunken-driving arrests over the weekend, bringing its total number of DUI arrests to 128 since Nov. 26.

December 06, 2010 7:41 am

DUI patrols arrest 47 on weekend

The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force made 47 drunken-driving arrests over the weekend, bringing its total number of DUI arrests to 128 since Nov. 26.

December 06, 2010 12:00 am

Woman dies in shooting at midtown residence

A woman was slain in a midtown home Sunday night, authorities said.

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3 Sun Tran info booths to shut down

Sun Tran customers catching a ride at three of the bus line's transit centers will have to look elsewhere for details about fares and route information starting Wednesday.

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Summerhaven access restricted by snowfall

The first snowfall of the season on Mount Lemmon caused authorities to restrict access on the road to Summerhaven to vehicles with four-wheel drive or snow chains on Sunday.

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Law & Order Briefs

Train strikes, kills woman near downtown

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First snowfall of season blankets Mount Lemmon

The first snowfall of the season on Mount Lemmon caused authorities to restrict access on the road to Summerhaven to vehicles with four-wheel drive or snow chains this evening.

November 28, 2010 8:08 pmLoading…

Vandals hit dozens of UA-area vehicles

Vandals slashed or punctured the tires of about 30 cars Saturday night in University of Arizona-area neighborhoods, officials said.

November 22, 2010 7:38 am

David Nolan, a founder of Libertarian Party, dies

David Nolan, who helped found the Libertarian Party in his Denver home and watched it grow into a force with national influence, died unexpectedly Sunday. The Tucson resident was 66.

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Law & Order Briefs

Man found slain in car at convenience store

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National Libertarian Party co-founder dead at 66

National Libertarian Party co-founder dead at 66

One of the founders of the Libertarian Party, David Nolan, died today at age 66

November 21, 2010 7:57 pmLoading…

Man found dead in car on south side; cops looking for killer

Tucson police are investigating the slaying of a man found inside a car at a south-side convenience store around noon on Sunday.

November 21, 2010 4:10 pm

Two men escape house fire in Rita Ranch

Two Rita Ranch men were displaced from their home this morning by a fire that started on their back porch, officials said.

November 21, 2010 2:30 pm

Arson at car wash destoys break room

Arson caused about $60,000 worth of damage to a midtown car wash Saturday night, authorities said.

November 21, 2010 2:27 pm

Crash kills student pilot at Ryan field

Authorities are still trying to determine what caused a student pilot to fatally crash at Ryan Airfield on Sunday.

November 15, 2010 12:00 am
Adult-care resident, 66, arrested in strangling of second man, 62

Adult-care resident, 66, arrested in strangling of second man, 62

A resident of a northwest-side adult-care facility has been arrested in connection with the slaying of another resident, the Pima County Sheriff's Department said Monday.

October 26, 2010 12:00 am

Tucson High student Tasered in police confrontation

A University of Arizona police officer used a Taser on a 16 -year-old Tucson High School student who lead police on a footchase across school grounds and threatened them with a piece of pipe, authorities said.

October 25, 2010 5:41 pm

Ariz. guardsmen return from war

About 80 members of a Tucson-based Army National Guard battalion returned to Arizona on Sunday after about 10 months in Afghanistan.

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Sabino-area fire guts home, creating sizable smoke plume

Sabino-area fire guts home, creating sizable smoke plume

A house fire displaced three people Sunday afternoon, authorities said, and sent plumes of smoke high into the air above Sabino Canyon.

October 25, 2010 12:00 am

Law & Order Briefs

Suspect in 2 killings to enter guilty plea

October 25, 2010 12:00 am
Firefighters extinguish house fire near Sabino Canyon

Firefighters extinguish house fire near Sabino Canyon

Firefighters have extinguished a large house fire near Sabino Canyon.

October 24, 2010 4:31 pm Photos

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Midtown stabbing injures one; assailant still on the loose

Tucson police are investigating a midtown stabbing that left one person with serious injuries.

October 24, 2010 3:04 pm
Fines drop the longer cameras are in place

Fines drop the longer cameras are in place

In the 2½ years since Tucson started using photo radar, the city has issued 176,000 photo citations, costing drivers $9.5 million in fines.

October 12, 2010 2:00 pm Photos

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UA grad, serving in Niger with Peace Corps, dies

A Phoenix native and former University of Arizona student died while serving with the Peace Corps in Niger.

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Two men found dead in north-side home

Pima County Sheriff’s deputies have discovered the bodies of two men in a home near North Flowing Wells and West Wetmore roads.

October 10, 2010 5:26 pm
Fines drop the longer cameras are in place

Fines drop the longer cameras are in place

In the 21/2 years since Tucson started using photo radar, the city has issued 176,000 photo citations, costing drivers $9.5 million in fines.

October 10, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Fire ruins sanctuary's shed but not teen workers' spirit

Fire ruins sanctuary's shed but not teen workers' spirit

Volunteers and youth employees of a southeast-side bird and animal sanctuary are going to have a tough time maintaining the trails where they work after the shed housing all of their tools burned down late last month.

October 08, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Northwest-side apartment burns after cooking mishap

A cooking fire in an apartment complex near East Orange Grove Road and North Oracle Road displaced a family and a dog this evening, authorities said.

October 03, 2010 8:49 pm

Law & Order Briefs

Robber who wounded himself gets 22+ 1/2 1/2 years

September 21, 2010 12:00 am

Sun Tran fares likely to increase

Though the strike is over, Sun Tran passengers aren't in the clear yet. Haggling over contracts between the city of Tucson and the Regional Transportation Authority means the price to ride is likely to go up.

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Fires at 2 complexes displace at least 10

Two apartment fires Saturday displaced at least 10 people and caused more than $100,000 in damage, Tucson Fire Department officials said Sunday.

August 30, 2010 12:00 am

Two separate apartment fires displace 11 people Saturday night

Two separate apartment fires Saturday displaced 11 people and caused more than $100,000 in total damage, Tucson Fire Department officials said.

August 29, 2010 3:39 pm

Law & Order Briefs

Man wounded in street fight dies

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Weeklong Sun Tran strike ends

Weeklong Sun Tran strike ends

The full fleet of Sun Tran buses is rolling out again this morning - seven days after workers went on strike and left the transit system limping along at a fraction of its capacity.

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Bus strike ends; service to resume normal schedule Monday morning

The week-old strike by Sun Tran employees that had public-transit users scrambling for alternative modes of transportation is over, officials say, and buses will resume regularly scheduled services Monday.

August 08, 2010 5:19 pmLoading…
Sun Tran service limited by strike

Sun Tran service limited by strike

Tens of thousands of public transit riders are stuck in the lurch today, victims of a breakdown in negotiations between the the company that operates Sun Tran and the now-striking employees' union.

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Center for Biological Diversity sues U.S. Interior secretary

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit Monday against U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar for what it says was an inadequate assessment of the risks of offshore drilling to endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico.

July 26, 2010 5:19 pmLoading…

Packing heat in AZ to become easier soon

The Wild West is about to get wilder - on Thursday, Arizona will join Alaska and Vermont as one of the states with the country's most liberal gun laws.

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'Whale' of bus partly battery powered

'Whale' of bus partly battery powered

There's a beast on the streets of the Old Pueblo. It's blue and green with a humped back, and it lumbers by with a distinctly Earth-friendly ethos. It's Sun Tran's new hybrid bus, and it wants you to ride green. The hybrid bus, which has been cruising the streets since the beginning of March…

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Marana launching police-chief search

Marana launching police-chief search

Marana will begin the search for a new police chief today, a town spokesman said.

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Smile! State photo radar to take its final pictures this week

Smile! State photo radar to take its final pictures this week

Seventy-six state-financed photo enforcement cameras statewide will snap their last shots of speeders this week.

July 11, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Good odds Pima will increase rent for horse-racing at Rillito

Good odds Pima will increase rent for horse-racing at Rillito

Ever hear of a rent-controlled park? Neither has Pima County, apparently, so for horse-racing at Rillito Park the rent could be going up soon. A lot. In March, the county ended its lease with the Pima County Horsemen's Association, which operates horse-racing at Rillito Race Track. Now the t…

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Quick-store robbery attempt on north side leaves one dead

Quick-store robbery attempt on north side leaves one dead

A man was killed Monday afternoon inside a north-side convenience store after an apparent botched robbery, police said.

July 06, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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