Tasty leftovers from the Star's interview with new U.S. Attorney for Arizona John Leonardo.
One respected poll shows household gun ownership in America spiking in 2011 after years of relatively steady results. Another shows a steady decline in households where someone owns a gun. What gives?
In Jared Lee Loughner's appeals, the arguments are getting repetitive as a debate over whether Loughner can be forcibly medicated proceeds in three cases spanning seven months.
Gordon Hirabayashi's remarkable story is being remembered after his death this week. He spent months at a prison camp near Tucson for refusing internment in concentration camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Some critics of Operation Fast and Furious have pointed to the sealing of the case against the alleged killers of Brian Terry as evidence of a cover up. People who know the federal court say that's not likely.
A couple of additional points bolster the gun-control theory of Fast and Furious. But when you add it all together, does the theory make common sense?
Defense attorneys and prosecutors in the Jared Loughner case are blaming each other for the revelation of 23 defense subpoenas and a possible defense strategy.
A series of subpoenas by the attorneys for Jared Lee Loughner show they are looking for information on his ancestors, including how they died.
A defense filing reveals Loughner has thrown a plastic chair twice while in his cell and once spat at his attorney. The defense argues prison officials are using those incidents as an excuse to forcibly anti-psychotic medication on Loughner without a court hearing.
You can't call Judge Larry A. Burns timid. On Thursday, he slapped down a defense motion, wielding a little legalistic snark.
Experts say the Wall Street Journal may be right that Loughner is incompetent. Or the Journal may be wrong. There's about a 50 percent chance either way.
In a few short sentences, federal judge Larry A. Burns takes legalese to even higher levels of opacity.
Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital clarifies its interactions with the man accused of the Jan. 8 mass shootings.
It was senior night for the 2023 Catalina Foothills High School girl's basketball team on Friday, Feb. 3. The top-ranked Falcons defeated Cholla, 65-40.
The aquatic snake, which is native to central and eastern Arizona and to western New Mexico, has been in decline for the past two or three decades.
Tucson Clean and Beautiful is going out every Saturday through March with dozens of volunteers to plant trees in neighborhoods around Tucson. It's part of Tucson Mayor Regina Romero's plan to plant 1 million trees in Tucson by 2030.
A rancher who lives near Arizona’s border with Mexico is being held on a charge of first-degree murder in last week’s fatal shooting of a man tentatively identified as a Mexican citizen. His bail was set at $1 million. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s office in Nogales, Arizona, confirmed Monday that George Alan Kelly was arrested last week in the killing of a man they believe is Gabriel Cuen-Butimea, who lived just south of the border in Nogales, Mexico. The county sheriff's Chief Deputy Gerardo Castillo says the killing occurred Jan. 30 in the Kino Springs area just outside Nogales, Arizona. The address is the same listed in public records for Kelly’s ranch.
One state lawmaker promises that his suite of pregnancy-related bills are solely aimed at protecting pregnant mothers. But some skeptics say that his proposals are a backdoor attempt to codify fetal personhood into Arizona law. Republican Rep. Matt Gress has proposed new laws that would allow women to collect child support back to the date […]
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Private jet-setters are the reason every Super Bowl comes with super-size air traffic. Officials expect more than 1,000 additional planes to descend on metropolitan Phoenix’s eight airports and beyond this week for the matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles as well as the Phoenix Open. Many of them will be carrying entertainers, sports figures and corporate VIPs who don’t have to deal with long security lines or cramped coach seats. Instead they’ll be sitting back eating filet mignon and imbibing. Even with the expected long line of airplane departures after the game and high airport fees, some say nothing beats the convenience.
Sonoran state officials are throwing cold water on a fast-moving $5.5 billion proposal to build a massive desalination plant in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, and pipe much of the water 200 miles to Arizona.
For Star subscribers: Gun violence and homelessness are also on the rise, but violent crimes and property crimes decreased in 2022. Police Chief Chad Kasmar says he doesn't consider 2022 a success but remains optimistic about facing challenges ahead.
Police were answering a domestic disturbance call when they found the 60-year-old man unresponsive inside a house in midtown Tucson.
Agents probably didn’t expect the suspect to jump on his horse's back and giddy-up when they asked him to take the animal out of a trailer to be searched.
City officials are designing the future of mass-transit between the Tucson Mall and Tucson International Airport, and they're seeking community input on the plan so far.
They scrapped decades of precedent and set up a new process Thursday to confirm Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs' nominees.
Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels blamed the Biden administration for rising seizures of fentanyl, growing numbers of traffickers and increasing encounters with people-smugglers along the Arizona's border with Mexico.