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Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Tucson death last year

Jan. 22, 2021 12:02 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a Tucson killing. Tucson TV station KOLD reported that 23-year-old Eric Anthony Wildman entered his plea Thursday. Wildman is facing 10 ½ to 21 years in prison when he’s sentenced on March 4. He was accused of killing 50-year-old...

Nevadan plans to celebrate 100th birthday by skydiving

Jan. 21, 2021 4:09 PM EST

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Soon-to-be centenarian Charlie Montanaro says he’ll be celebrating the milestone by jumping out of an airplane. Montanaro’s 100th birthday is Sunday. Days later, the northern Nevadans plans to fly to Tucson, Arizona where he’s going skydiving. “I flew...

Pima County jail inmate with COVID-19 dies at hospital

Jan. 21, 2021 12:48 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County Sheriff's Department says a 47-year-old inmate being treated for COVID-19 complications died Wednesday at a hospital. The department did not release the inmate's identity but said the inmate had been in custody since January 2020 on charges of drug possession for sale,...

Game and Fish says javelina was unlawfully killed in Tucson

Jan. 21, 2021 12:11 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the unlawful killing of a javelina in Tucson. The javelina was found suspended by its hind legs with a rope tied to a tree branch on Tucson’s east side last Sunday. Game and...

Former border officer sentenced to prison in bribery case

Jan. 21, 2021 12:11 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge in Tucson has sentenced a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer from Nogales to 2.5 years in prison on a bribery conviction. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Marquez sentenced 58-year-old Jose Rosalio Fuentes on Jan. 13 and ordered him to surrender by March 26...

Arizona history Jan. 24-30

Jan. 20, 2021 12:35 PM EST

Sunday, Jan. 24 On this date in 1887, the first donation to build the Mormon Temple in Mesa was received from Mrs. Helena Roseberry, a poor widow of Pima. On this date in 1917, a revolt broke out in the Arizona National Guard encampment at Naco with Company M parading up and down the Company Street, shouting that...

Sheriff's Dept.: Deputies involved in shooting, uninjured

Jan. 20, 2021 12:25 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Pima County authorities report that one person was injured in a Tucson-area incident in which deputies were “involved in a shooting" but that no deputies were injured. KOLD-TV reported that information provided by the Sheriff's Department indicated one man was injured and taken...

Pima County Superior Court gets 3 judges to fill vacancies

Jan. 20, 2021 12:10 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Pima County Superior Court is getting three new judges. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday appointed Jeffrey Sklar, Lisa Abrams and Gary Cohen to the court to fill some judicial vacancies. The vacancies were created by the appointment of Judge John Hinderaker to the United States...

Sheriff: Tucson inmate hospitalized with COVID-19 dies

Jan. 18, 2021 3:45 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona inmate who was hospitalized with COVID-19 has died. The Pima County Sheriff's Department said the 70-year-old inmate died Monday. Deputy James T. Allerton said the sheriff's department is not releasing the inmate's name yet but said he had long-term preexisting medical...

Police: Arrest made in killing initially tied to car wreck

Jan. 16, 2021 6:28 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Road rage was the suspected motive in a fatal shooting of a man initially believed to have died due to a Tucson car crash, police said Saturday. Dallas Combs, 40, was jailed in lieu of $1 million bond after being arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the Jan. 4 death of...