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Oro Valley councilman accused of domestic violence, burglary

Oro Valley councilman accused of domestic violence, burglary

Oro Valley Councilman indicted on burglary and disorderly conduct charges.

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Brendan Burns

Brendan Burns

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Veteran's social media suit seeks to define libel

Veteran's social media suit seeks to define libel

A veteran filed a defamation lawsuit saying Facebook comments have turned libelous. 

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Pima County Justice Court

Pima County Justice Court

July 03, 2014 4:44 pm
Donna Iman

Donna Iman

Donna Iman

July 02, 2014 12:00 am
Woman who bilked WWII vet gets 6½  yrs.

Woman who bilked WWII vet gets 6½ yrs.

Judge says sentence is partially aggravated based on sophisticated and prolonged scheme. 

July 02, 2014 12:00 am
Woman gets 2.5 years for role in niece's abuse death

Woman gets 2.5 years for role in niece's abuse death

Keshawna Higgins was the aunt of 22-month old Za’naya Flores, who died after being beaten and starved.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am
New presiding judge named for Santa Cruz County

New presiding judge named for Santa Cruz County

Judge Thomas L. Fink has been appointed presiding judge of the Santa Cruz County Superior Court.

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Credit union workers accused of fraud, theft

Credit union workers accused of fraud, theft

Two credit union employees accused of stealing from customer accounts. 

June 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Richard Wintory

Richard Wintory

Photo by Clayton R. Norman for the Arizona Daily Star.

June 25, 2014 10:44 am
Former Pima prosecutor reinstated after suspension

Former Pima prosecutor reinstated after suspension

Prosecutor Richard Wintory reinstated after State Bar-imposed suspension.

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Man given 16-year prison term in Tucson killing

Man given 16-year prison term in Tucson killing

James Lee Derrington was sentenced after his guilty plea to second-degree murder. 

June 24, 2014 4:00 pm
Pima County Justice Court

Pima County Justice Court

June 24, 2014 3:56 pm
Judge throws out observer for taking cellphone photo

Judge throws out observer for taking cellphone photo

Cellphone use is prohibited in court; one observer found out the hard way

June 24, 2014 3:38 pmLoading…
Woman admits bilking WW II vet out of $2.6 million

Woman admits bilking WW II vet out of $2.6 million

Woman who defrauded elderly man of millions said admits allegations. 

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25-to-life for Tucson man in drug-related killing

25-to-life for Tucson man in drug-related killing

Bryan Peter Foshay to spend at least 25 years in prison for 2012 killing. 

June 24, 2014 12:00 am
Woman given probation for role in Tucson robbery

Woman given probation for role in Tucson robbery

Woman who pleaded guilty in robbery gets four years probation. 

June 24, 2014 12:00 am
Donna Iman

Donna Iman

Donna Iman pleaded guilty to fraudulent schemes and artifices.  Photo courtesy of the Tucson Police Department.

June 23, 2014 4:41 pm
Court news

Court news

June 23, 2014 3:30 pm
Court news

Court news

June 23, 2014 2:54 pm
Ex-PTA president pleads guilty in Tucson voyeurism case

Ex-PTA president pleads guilty in Tucson voyeurism case

Offense took place in a thrift store selling clothing.

June 21, 2014 12:00 am
Ex-teachers aide acquitted in Amphi school sex case

Ex-teachers aide acquitted in Amphi school sex case

Attorney says defendant didn't know one student was only 16.

June 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Ex-jail officer cleared of charges in bar brawl

Ex-jail officer cleared of charges in bar brawl

Former corrections officer John Hyatt acquitted of assault charges. The defense said he was trying to stop the fight.

June 20, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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'Dateline' to run show about Gary Triano killing

'Dateline' to run show about Gary Triano killing

The NBC show "Dateline" to run episode murder of Tucsonan Gary Triano.

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Pamela Phillips

Pamela Phillips

Pamela Phillips pleads her innocence in Pima County Superior Court in Tucson, Ariz., Thursday, May 22, 2014 prior to her being sentenced to natural life in prison without the possibility of parole in the 1996 Tucson car bomb killing of her ex-husband. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Ron Medvescek)

June 19, 2014 9:36 am
Pima County Justice Court

Pima County Justice Court

June 19, 2014 9:13 am
Updated: Killer apologizes for teen's 2011 shooting death

Updated: Killer apologizes for teen's 2011 shooting death

A convicted murderer apologized to his victim’s family before being sentenced.

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Sex-conduct trial of ex-teacher's aide begins

Sex-conduct trial of ex-teacher's aide begins

Accused of having sex with Amphi students while others watched, filmed.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am
Defense: Ex-jail officer tried to defuse bar fight

Defense: Ex-jail officer tried to defuse bar fight

2 men jumped by seven corrections officers in 2012

June 19, 2014 12:00 am

Killer apologizes for drug-related slaying of teen

Man sentenced for drug-linked murder.

June 17, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…
Carlos Sandoval

Carlos Sandoval

 Carlos Sandoval. Photo courtesy of Britta Van Vranken Photography. 

June 17, 2014 1:18 pm
Killer apologizes for student's 2011 murder

Killer apologizes for student's 2011 murder

A convicted killer said he prays for the family of his victim.

June 17, 2014 1:13 pmLoading…
Tucson man given 5 years in sexual exploitation case

Tucson man given 5 years in sexual exploitation case

Mark Phillip Grimes pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

June 17, 2014 12:00 am

Child-porn prosecutions climb in Pima County as Internet begets a new kind of offender

Child pornography was almost unheard of just 20 years ago.

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Old Pima County Courthouse

Old Pima County Courthouse

June 13, 2014 11:14 am
Drug smuggler gets 3 years in federal prison

Drug smuggler gets 3 years in federal prison

A defendant in a drug smuggling scheme will spend three years in prison.

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Volunteers needed to boost foster kids' education

FosterEd aims to assist the thousands of children in foster-care situations by using advocates to guide them through their educational needs.

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Ex-Tucson wrestling coach convicted in student-sex case

Ex-Tucson wrestling coach convicted in student-sex case

A former high school wrestling coach has been found guilty of having sex with a 15-year-old student.

June 11, 2014 5:15 pm

Former wrestling coach guilty of having sex with student

A former high-school wrestling coach has been found guilty of having sex with a 15-year-old student.

June 11, 2014 4:16 pmLoading…

Former Tucson coach’s sex-with-student trial goes to jury

DNA evidence alone proves a former wrestling coach had sex with a 15-year-old student, Deputy County Attorney Michelle Chamblee, told jurors in closing arguments in the trial of Richard Portugal Ortiz.

June 11, 2014 12:00 am

Arizona to receive more than $3.1M in pharma settlement

The state of Arizona will receive more than $3.1 million of a $105 million settlement a pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay.

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DOJ report tracks violence, crimes, drugs in schools

A new report from the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics shows the rate of nonfatal crime victimizations of children in and out of schools has risen slightly since 2010.

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'One-man crime wave' gets 6 years in prison

'One-man crime wave' gets 6 years in prison

A man the prosecutor described as a “one-man crime wave” was sentenced to six years in prison for a string of burglaries on the Northwest side.

June 10, 2014 12:05 am
Man gets 10½ years for carjacking slaying

Man gets 10½ years for carjacking slaying

The final defendant charged in connection with a 2011 carjacking and murder was sentenced to prison Monday.

June 09, 2014 2:00 pm

Man accused of keeping stepdaughters locked in house found incompetent

A man accused of keeping his stepchildren locked in their bedrooms for nearly two years has been found incompetent to help in his defense.

June 09, 2014 1:47 pmLoading…

Event aims to raise awareness of elder financial abuse

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office SAFEE (Stop Abuse and Financial Exploitation of Elders) task force is holding a public education event today.

June 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Elder abuse on the rise, often at the hands of those closest

As Arizona’s elderly population grows, law enforcement and prosecutors are seeing an increase in the number of incidents of exploitation and abuse against older people.

June 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Trial begins for former Tucson High wrestling coach accused of having sex with girl, 15

A former high school coach accused of sexual conduct with a minor violated the trust given to adults who mentor schoolchildren, a prosecutor said.

June 04, 2014 7:53 pmLoading…

Ninth Circuit overturns judge's ruling in AZ abortion regulation case

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today has reversed a district court judge's ruling, which rejected a pro-choice group's bid to block implementation of an Arizona law the group claimed would restrict the right to have an abortion.

June 03, 2014 11:05 amLoading…

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