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Tucson picks 2 companies for rental scooters pilot program

Jul. 20, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson has selected two companies to make electric scooters available for rent under a six-month pilot program. The city's announcement of the selection of Bird Rides Inc. and Razor USA LLC follows City Council's March authorization of the Shared Electric Scooter Pilot Program. The...

Arizona man removing bees gets stung more than 40 times

Jul. 18, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona fire department rescued a worker for a bee removal service after bees attacked the man. The Green Valley Fire Department says bees got inside the worker's suit while he was trying to remove the insects from a property Wednesday. Department officials say the man was stung...

Man convicted in 2017 murder in Tucson gets life prison term

Jul. 18, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man convicted in a 2017 murder has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release for 25 years. Pima County prosecutors say 18-year-old Daren Encinas-Pablo was sentenced Tuesday. Encinas-Pablo and another suspect were accused of robbing a man and woman at...

Today in Arizona History

Jul. 17, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Sunday, July 21 On this date in 1901, Burton C. Mossman was named captain of the Arizona Rangers and authorized to raise a company of 10 or 12 men to hunt cattle rustlers and other criminals. On this date in 1903, a severe rainstorm between the Dragoon Mountains and Tombstone washed out six...

Democratic candidates for Tucson mayor set to debate

Jul. 17, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Democratic candidates vying to be Tucson's next mayor will debate each other this week. The Pima County Democratic Party is hosting a primary mayoral debate Thursday at 6 p.m. at Rincon High School. Former state Sen. Steve Farley, Tucson city councilwoman Regina Romero and local...

Diocese of Tucson to hold discussion on migrant housing

Jul. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson's Catholic leadership is planning to meet with local government officials about where the city can temporarily house migrants seeking asylum. Catholic Community Services, an organization under the Diocese of Tucson, has asked city and county leaders to discuss the matter...

Air Force: Rescue team helps injured Mexican fishermen

Jul. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says two airmen from a base in Arizona were instrumental in rescuing two Mexican fishermen injured at sea. The U.S. Air Force says airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base parachuted into the Pacific Ocean on July 10 to get medical aid to the men, who were being...

'Sanctuary city' effort approved for Tucson November ballot

Jul. 16, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona officials have verified thousands of signatures to place an initiative on the ballot to make Tucson the state's first "sanctuary city." The Pima County Recorder's office Monday has certified more than 12,400 signatures, about 3,100 more than the minimum requirement needed to...

Green Valley man found dead at a home died of natural causes

Jul. 15, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Pima County authorities say a Green Valley man whose death last week initially was considered suspicious actually died of natural causes. County Sheriff's officials say the man was found dead in the bedroom of a home last Wednesday. Authorities initially were looking for a woman in...

Ex-lawmaker won't be charged with violating lobbying law

Jul. 13, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors won't pursue allegations that former state Rep. Todd Clodfelter violated an Arizona law prohibiting former lawmakers from lobbying for one year after leaving office. The Arizona Capitol Times reports that the state Attorney General's Office considered a referral by the Secretary...