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Tucson police investigating homicide at an apartment complex

Jul. 10, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police are investigating a homicide at an apartment complex on Tucson's west side. They said officers were called just after midnight Wednesday and found a body with gunshot trauma in a parking lot. The man has been identified as 50-year-old Danny Lee Jackson. Police said a man and...

Tucson police reveal suspect died in March arrest attempt

Jul. 9, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have concluded that Tucson police officers used an appropriate amount of force in a violent struggle three months ago with a man who died while resisting arrest and told officers several times that he couldn’t breathe. The Tucson Police Department on Wednesday revealed for...

Arizona city repeals ordinance restricting police filming

Jul. 8, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona city repealed an ordinance restricting the public from filming police officers at crime scenes. The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to repeal the ordinance establishing police restricted areas and penalties for interfering with police investigations or enforcement...

Arizona history July 12-18

Jul. 8, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

Sunday, July 12 On this date in 1832, William Kirkland, who is said to have been the man who raised the first American flag in Tucson in 1855, was born. On this date in 1917, it was reported that a burro slaughterhouse had been set up at the Arivaca Land and Cattle Co. ranch. Burro meat and hides were reportedly...

Rosie Fisher, 4, is all smiles as her mom, Sara Nixon-Kirschner pulls her back on the swing at their home in Tucson, Ariz. on June 11, 2020. As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, residents in Tucson who have special medical issues of their own or concerning their children worry how much longer insurance will cover telemedicine appointments. (Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

Tucson residents concerned telemedicine won't be offered

Jul. 5, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Many Arizona residents have raised concerns about how long insurance providers will cover video visits and telephone calls to doctors — instead of face-to-face interactions — during the pandemic. The rate of infection in Arizona is still rising and there is no vaccine, so...

Tucson Zoo tiger euthanized after kidney disease progresses

Jul. 3, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Malayan tiger at a zoo in Tucson was euthanized Thursday for advanced kidney disease, officials said. The 19-year-old tiger named Sita was the only tiger at Reid Park Zoo, the Arizona Daily Star reported. Sita developed kidney disease at the age of 7 before arriving in Tucson in...

Tucson police ID drivers killed in crash of car, motorcycle

Jul. 2, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two drivers who were killed in a crash involving a car and a motorcycle in Tucson have been identified, police said Wednesday. They said 40-year-old Brandon Vincent Cleveland and 26-year-old Abner Tovar Ortiz were both pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday night. Cleveland was riding a...

Man accused of 1st-degree murder after truck crash in Tucson

Jul. 1, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect has been accused of first-degree murder in connection with the death of a man who crashed a box truck into a Tucson home, authorities said Wednesday. Pima County Sheriff's officials said 33-year-old Michael Stewart Jr. was taken into custody Tuesday shortly after the crash....

Arizona history July 5-11

Jul. 1, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

Sunday, July 5 On this date in 1867, Andrew E. Douglass, astronomer and educator, who developed dendrochronology, the science of tree-ring dating, was born. On this date in 1917, four troops of the U.S. Cavalry and one machine gun troop were rushed to Globe when state authorities could not control the rising...

Southern Arizona wildfire prompts more evacuations

Jun. 30, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

TUSCON, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains of southern Arizona is prompting more evacuations. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said an area northeast of Tucson was being evacuated Tuesday. The area includes the southeastern Catalina area around Redington Road....