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Tucson man convicted of shooting ex, killing her boyfriend

Nov. 20, 2019 12:22 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man has been convicted in a shooting last year that injured his ex-girlfriend and fatally wounded the woman’s new boyfriend. Pima County prosecutors say a jury found 38-year-old Daniel Benjamin Miller guilty of second-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and...

Border activist says he’d never hide migrants from US agents

Nov. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A member of a humanitarian aid group whose criminal case has garnered international attention testified Tuesday that neutrality guides his work near the U.S.-Mexico border, denying that he has ever helped migrants hide or told them how to avoid authorities. That’s what U.S....

Investigation ongoing into death of Pima County jail inmate

Nov. 19, 2019 6:49 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Pima County Sheriff's officials say they’re investigating the death of a jail inmate after a use-of-force encounter involving corrections officers. They say Fernando Ruiz died last week at the county’s minimum-security facility. Sheriff’s officials announced the...

Pima County authorities ID man in suspicious Catalina death

Nov. 19, 2019 6:14 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Pima County Sheriff’s officials have identified a man whose body was found in Catalina in what’s being called a suspicious death. Deputies were called out to check on a report of a man down around 4:30 a.m. Monday. They reported finding a deceased man with obvious signs...

Tucson child dies; grandmother pleads guilty to child abuse

Nov. 19, 2019 3:54 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A woman has pleaded guilty to child abuse in the 2016 death of her 20-month-old grandson who authorities say was found with broken ribs and blunt force body trauma. Tucson TV station KOLD reports Leticia Henderson became the last of six defendants to enter plea agreements in the case....

Tucson man gets jail time for assaulting a Trump supporter

Nov. 19, 2019 8:44 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man has been sentenced to 12 days in jail for assaulting a supporter of President Donald Trump last year on a city street. Pima County prosecutors say 43-year-old Daniel Brito pleaded guilty last month to aggravated assault on an incapacitated victim and theft by control....

Tucson man sentenced in crash that killed O’Connor’s sister

Nov. 18, 2019 8:38 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man convicted of negligent homicide in a 2016 car crash that killed the younger sister of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Pima County prosecutors say Jarrad Barnes was credited with 719 days of time...

No. 19 Arizona runs past short-handed New Mexico State 83-53

Nov. 17, 2019 5:03 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona big man Zeke Nnaji is starting to get noticed around campus, coffee shops, almost everywhere he goes in Tucson. The rest of the college basketball world is paying attention now, too. Not bad for a player who didn’t get the same acclaim as freshman teammates Nico Mannion...

Video of Arizona deputy restraining teen amputee spurs probe

Nov. 15, 2019 10:02 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona prosecutors dropped disorderly conduct charges against a 15-year-old quadruple amputee after viewing video of a sheriff’s deputy wrestling him to the floor in a group home, the teen’s attorney said Friday. Samuel Jurgena, a Pima County public defender, said his...

Deputies catch man after 2 shootouts, carjacking, robbery

Nov. 15, 2019 6:10 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two men are in custody following an armed robbery, a carjacking and two shootouts with police in the Tucson area. Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier says the incident began with a robbery call at a dollar store Friday. Responding officers arrested one man while another fled. Four minutes...