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Tucsonan in knife standoff convicted of disorderly conduct

Tucsonan in knife standoff convicted of disorderly conduct

Defense attorney argued his client was a threat only to himself.

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Oro Valley Councilman Burns sentenced to probation

Oro Valley Councilman Burns sentenced to probation

Judge orders offense designated a misdemeanor; Burns likely can keep law license. 

December 18, 2014 12:00 am
Driver who used car to kill man sentenced

Driver who used car to kill man sentenced

Defendant chased and ran over man; claims victim was raping a woman. 

December 18, 2014 12:00 am
OV Councilman Burns sentenced to probation

OV Councilman Burns sentenced to probation

Incident, classified as a misdemeanor, involved his estranged wife.

December 17, 2014 3:15 pm
OV councilman Burns gets probation

OV councilman Burns gets probation

Councilman originally charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing. 

December 17, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…
Doctor indicted for illegally selling prescription drugs

Doctor indicted for illegally selling prescription drugs

Robert C. Osborne faces dozens of charges linked to his pain management practice. 

December 15, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Murder suspect had previous run-ins

Murder suspect had previous run-ins

Man accused of murder of roommate this week had assault conviction in 2013.

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Court upholds Tucsonan's murder-by-fire conviction

Court upholds Tucsonan's murder-by-fire conviction

Anthony Lewis got life sentence for death of Angela Hudson in 2009.

December 11, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…
Environmentalists try again for pygmy owl endangered status

Environmentalists try again for pygmy owl endangered status

Lawsuit asks court to proclaim Fish and Wildlife erred in delisting the animal.

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Tucson man given 488-year term for child sex crimes

Tucson man given 488-year term for child sex crimes

Ronald Paul Gulli was convicted on 26 child porn counts.

December 09, 2014 5:30 pm
Some doubt prosecutors' numbers on violent offenders

Some doubt prosecutors' numbers on violent offenders

Group says report conflates violent with repeat offenders. 

December 09, 2014 12:10 pmLoading…
Patrick McNamara's best of 2014

Patrick McNamara's best of 2014

Some of the most important or interesting stories by Star reporter Patrick McNamara in 2014.

December 09, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
Atlantic monthly story looks at Tucson conviction

Atlantic monthly story looks at Tucson conviction

A story in the Atlantic Monthly explores the case of Larry Youngblood, a man wrongfully convicted in Pima County in 1985 of a brutal child rape.

December 08, 2014 2:57 pmLoading…
Lawsuit questions government's road safety obligation

Lawsuit questions government's road safety obligation

Plaintiff argues for modern standards; state says cost would be too great. 

December 07, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Study of grand juries needs volunteers

Study of grand juries needs volunteers

Participants will learn how grand juries work, help with academic study. 

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Caregiver gets 10 years for defrauding elderly patient

Caregiver gets 10 years for defrauding elderly patient

Forged hundreds of checks but had little to show for it. 

December 04, 2014 6:45 pm
UA law professor seeks 'mock jurors' for study

UA law professor seeks 'mock jurors' for study

Participants will learn the grand jury process and assist in academic research. 

December 03, 2014 4:17 pmLoading…
Accused killer found incompetent

Accused killer found incompetent

Court orders treatment to restore competency. 

December 03, 2014 12:41 pmLoading…
Murder charge filed in 2008 disappearance of Tucsonan

Murder charge filed in 2008 disappearance of Tucsonan

Imprisoned burglar accused of killing Kay Read, then 62. She hasn't been found.

December 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Man facing murder charge in Tucson woman's 2008 disappearance

Man facing murder charge in Tucson woman's 2008 disappearance

Kay Read disappeared from home in 2008.

December 02, 2014 3:53 pm Photos

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Tucson man given 7.5 years in 2010 killing

Tucson man given 7.5 years in 2010 killing

Nathan Horton pleaded guilty to shooting and killing Toney Okafor.

December 02, 2014 3:30 pm
Pima restoration court collects nearly $250K

Pima restoration court collects nearly $250K

Pima County Restoration Court seeks to enforce payments to crime victims. 

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Man given 31 years in robbery, assault case

Man given 31 years in robbery, assault case

Michael Sean Pitts faced assault and  armed robbery charges.

December 01, 2014 5:00 pm
After year of freedom, Taylor struggles to adjust

After year of freedom, Taylor struggles to adjust

Attorneys seek possible civil case for man convicted of setting Pioneer Hotel fire. 

November 28, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Report details ways to improve eyewitness testimony's value

Report details ways to improve eyewitness testimony's value

Report lists best practices for police and courts to improve eyewitness accounts. 

November 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Anxious wait for Barber, McSally over rejected ballots

Anxious wait for Barber, McSally over rejected ballots

Lawyers clash in federal court over 133 uncounted ballots in CD2.

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Accomplice in teen killing gets 25 years

Accomplice in teen killing gets 25 years

Olague was participant in botched drug rip that left high schooler dead. 

November 25, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Groped jail inmate sues Pima County

Groped jail inmate sues Pima County

Woman who submitted a $2 million claim after jail guard assaulted her sues the county. 

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Lawsuit cites monitoring limits at border checkpoint near Tucson

Lawsuit cites monitoring limits at border checkpoint near Tucson

The Border Patrol checkpoint in Amado has been up for seven years.

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Report takes aim at 'treatment industrial complex'

Report takes aim at 'treatment industrial complex'

Authors say for-profit prison operators changing model to capture more business.

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Teen gets probation for cigarette thefts, gun charge

Teen gets probation for cigarette thefts, gun charge

Dozens of police responded to school after call of teen with gun. 

November 18, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
OV councilman Burns agrees to plea

OV councilman Burns agrees to plea

Councilman to plead guilty to criminal trespassing. 

November 18, 2014 12:51 pmLoading…
Tucson caretaker pleads not guilty in tot's death

Tucson caretaker pleads not guilty in tot's death

A 22-month-old child asphyxiated under her care, officials say.  

November 17, 2014 4:30 pm
New Yorker gets probation for drug running

New Yorker gets probation for drug running

Group smuggled drugs to East Coast, laundered proceeds. 

November 17, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
Tucson in top 10 for property crimes nationally

Tucson in top 10 for property crimes nationally

However, the rate has fallen — for violence, too — since the 1990s.

November 15, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…
Man who took boy on drug run gets 6 years

Man who took boy on drug run gets 6 years

Mexican national was arrested in Pima County with heroin, cocaine, meth.

November 15, 2014 12:00 am
Man who took son on drug run sentenced

Man who took son on drug run sentenced

Mexican national gets six years in prison.

November 14, 2014 2:31 pm

Longtime Tucson lawyer Altfeld dies

Had a passion for education issues. 

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Man cleared on some charges in 2011 killing

Man cleared on some charges in 2011 killing

Jury fails to reach decision on murder, other charges. 

November 11, 2014 4:15 pm
McSally looks to be winner in CD2 race

McSally looks to be winner in CD2 race

With just 133 votes between, recount almost certain. 

November 11, 2014 3:52 pmLoading…
McSally loses legal challenge; lead still hers

McSally loses legal challenge; lead still hers

Judge rejects protest to some provisional ballots; Barber trails by 179 votes.

November 10, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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FBI stats for 2013 show violent, property crimes down

FBI stats for 2013 show violent, property crimes down

Crime rates continue to drop nationwide. 

November 10, 2014 3:48 pmLoading…
Arizona's newest prison expansion still won't meet needs

Arizona's newest prison expansion still won't meet needs

New unit to house 500 max-security inmates; construction cost $50M.

November 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson mom who drove baby into floodwaters sentenced

Tucson mom who drove baby into floodwaters sentenced

Nicole Tiffany Sherman completed community service and was sentenced to time served.

November 06, 2014 2:15 pm
High court cases in Tucson start this afternoon

High court cases in Tucson start this afternoon

The Arizona Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases in Tucson today at 2 p.m.

November 06, 2014 1:03 pmLoading…
Infant's burns, broken bones were accident, defense says

Infant's burns, broken bones were accident, defense says

Prosecutors say Devon Marice Jackson intentionally injured the child.

November 05, 2014 5:15 pm
Voters approve retention of all judges

Voters approve retention of all judges

Supreme, appeals and superior courts' jurists all retained by large margins.  

November 05, 2014 1:30 pmLoading…
Tucson teen given 25-to-life in romantic rival's killing

Tucson teen given 25-to-life in romantic rival's killing

Teen tricked rival into meeting, shot him multiple times. 

November 04, 2014 12:00 pm
Man sentenced to life in 2012 drug rip

Man sentenced to life in 2012 drug rip

Mankel shot would-be thief as he fled. 

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Man gets prison for shooting daughter's boyfriend

Man gets prison for shooting daughter's boyfriend

Confrontation led to shooting. 

November 04, 2014 12:00 am

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