UPDATE: Authorities find vulnerable woman last seen near River, Sabino Canyon roads

Pima County offers assistance grants for child care providers

New USDA survey of farmers to measure areas for improvement

Tucson Mayor Romero joins venues and performing arts organizations to advocate for federal relief

Need a free COVID-19 test? Here’s how

Tucson Pops Orchestra gives performance updates following COVID-19 closures

Continued Coverage

Much of Arizona seeing moderate or severe drought conditions

Oro Valley releases approved budget for new fiscal year

UArizona to offer four options for learning in fall while closely monitoring data

Signs of wildlife, plant life emerge after Bighorn Fire

Arizona State Parks holding photo contest, selecting one winner

UArizona Health Sciences researcher studies statins for stroke therapy

AZ investigating ‘hundreds of thousands’ of unemployment claims for fraud

Federal officials point to a suspected fraud ring targeting the nation’s unemployment systems, as federal unemployment assistance boosted claims by $600 a week.

Prescott Valley infant suffers serious dog bite, flown to Phoenix hospital

He is reported to be in stable condition now.

TFD responds to apartment fire in midtown

Fire began on second floor of the complex.

  Primary election sees moderate turnout

In the Pima County Attorney’s race, progressive Laura Conover defeated two challengers.

  Boys and Girls Club increases hours for working parents

Border Patrol detains more than 30 in raid at humanitarian aid camp

Davis-Monthan holds training exercises for real-world rescues

McSally challenges Kelly to 7 debates as Arizona Senate race heats up

Teen Lifeline seeing increase in calls in Arizona during pandemic

Pima Community College’s Hirotsune Tashima commemorates Hiroshima bombing in artwork

  UA Coalition for Academic Justice plans to unionize, disagrees with reentry plan

The coalition said it found nearly 70 percent of campus employees feel uncomfortable or very uncomfortable to go back in person.

  Tucson police chief addresses in-custody death near midtown, releases body cam footage

The officers handcuffed Gutierrez, then moved him onto his side — the recommended position for possible overdose victims — and administered two doses of Narcan.

Red Cross needs local volunteers due to COVID-19 ahead of hurricane season

If you are interested in helping our community should a disaster occur, please go to redcross.org/volunteertoday or contact Stacey Moore at 520-576-2874 or Stacey.moore@redcross.org.

UPDATE: Medical Examiner identifies body found floating in Santa Cruz River

Through fingerprint identification the body was found to be 54-year-old John Chutkow.

  DACA recipient, UA grad, COVID-19 survivor released from detention center

He was classified as being illegal since he left the U.S. without advanced permission.

  University of Arizona expands online learning access through new nonprofit

University of Arizona Global Campus will be a fully online university providing access to affordable high-quality higher education with flexible opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds around the world who seek to achieve their educational and life goals.

Tucson loses 99-year-old highly decorated WWII veteran, staple in community

Hugh was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, attorney and war hero.

  Road to Mount Lemmon reopens to public after Bighorn Fire

The road to Mount Lemmon opened to the public Saturday after being closed for more than six weeks.

  Parents, students voice concern about returning to class in fall

The university says just 5,000 students will be on campus for in person classes, for the first week.

School districts across southern Arizona release plans for start of 2020-21 academic year

School districts across southern Arizona have released their plans for the 2020-21 academic year.

  Tips to help make ‘back to school’ successful

While last school year may have ended the same way, starting a new school year remotely is a totally different mindset.

  Business owners look to move operations outdoors

Anyone interested can contact city planning or the Ward 6 office for more details.

  PACC still seeing large numbers of fosters, adoptions tapering off

Since the pandemic started, PACC has seen an increase in donations, fosters and adoptions, but as time has worn on—adoptions have tapered off slightly.

UPDATE: Missing vulnerable adult found safe, returned home

Clawson was reported missing early Wednesday, July 29.

Train derails, catches fire on bridge over Tempe Town Lake

Smoke from the fire visible from miles away.

  The art of crosscut: Keeping trails safe and accessible one log at a time

From cutting trees to moving 100-foot logs, every aspect of the job is done with old, primitive hand tools.

Pima County to open second free COVID-19 testing center

The program is funded by the county’s federal CARES Act grant.

  Police: Man working on roof at Canyon del Oro High School dies when gun accidentally discharges

Subcontractor had an unholstered personal weapon with him.

  Children’s Museum Tucson sends out SOS

Families or small groups who make a $300 donation can enjoy the museum's exhibits during a private play day for three hours.

Animal Protection Officers rescue kittens from flooded drain during storm

Once all of the kittens were out, they were treated at the PACC clinic and are doing well.

Country Thunder set to return April 8-11 2021 with Luke Combs, Eric Church

Country Thunder also announced that Morgan Wallen will also be added to the list of headliners.

Officials discuss reopening UA campus this fall, suggest robots on campus

The university says they won’t hesitate to shut campus down if students aren’t willing to practice healthy habits.

Tumamoc Hill faces another possible closure; face coverings mandatory

If compliance with the face covering policy is not met by the end of the two-week period, the university will be forced to again close Tumamoc Hill to the public.

Two Confederate monuments in Arizona will be relocated to private property

Two Confederate monuments in Arizona will be moved off of state property and to private lands.

Man sentenced for voting twice in 2016 general election

Court revokes his right to vote in Arizona.

  Weekend Wanders: Challenge gravity — and yourself — at Take Flight Yoga

Emily Guindon debunked one thing she hears a lot: You don’t have to be flexible or strong to participate.

  Tucson City Council passes final budget; police fully funded

$1.7 billion budget passed 6-1, with Lane Santa Cruz voting against it.

  Taste This, Tucson: Oh so delizioso!

We sat down with Casino Del Sol’s Executive Chef, Ryan Clark, who guided our taste buds on a tour through the unforgettable flavor of the Italian palate.

Aldi to open stores in Chandler, Peoria, Goodyear and Gilbert in 2020

Aldi has more than 2,000 stores across 36 states.

  Tucson woman’s final act honors area heroes

Mural at 2801 E. Grant Road represents brotherhood, sacrifice shared by firefighters

  Media allowed up Mount Lemmon for look at Bighorn Fire damage

Residents can breathe sigh of relief; businesses continue to worry with the road closed to public

  Unemployed could see drop in benefits if CAREs act expires

951,000 people who are unemployed could lose a substantial part of their unemployment benefits if the United States Congress does not extend them beyond the end of July.

  Tucson nonprofit that gives pajamas to children needs help finding donations during pandemic

The organization is looking for books and pajamas for local children.

GRAPHIC CONTENT: Phoenix police release video from deadly officer-involved shooting

The Phoenix Police Department released body-camera video from an officer-involved shooting July 4 that left James Porter Garcia dead.

  Tucson pastor dies of COVID-19, family shares his legacy

For nearly 33 years, he offered encouragement and hope through faith.

  Tucson JCC leads way in COVID safety protocol

High-risk members say it is the only place they feel safe.

Pima County libraries shift to regionally based service

10 libraries remain accessible in-person; E-Library also available.

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona needs volunteers

Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is asking for volunteers to help with drive-thru food distributions.

  COVID-19 pandemic making things more difficult for physical therapy patients

With Arizona gyms closed due to the pandemic, physical therapists and their patients are getting creative.

Here’s how you can get free face masks

Arizona residents 65 years old and up, and those who are medically vulnerable, can have free masks sent to their home.

  WBighorn Fire debris begins to flood into washes amid monsoon season

While the Bighorn Fire continues to burn, the threat of flames is shifting to the threat of flooding- and recently shot video shows just how dangerous, even deadly, the situation can be.

  Online learning: Pros and cons as school year approaches

The Tucson Unified School District, Amphitheater Public Schools, Marana Unified School District and Catalina Foothills School District all plan to start their school year’s remotely before reopening their classrooms.

  National COVID-19 data now sent to HHS; local leaders frustrated

Pima County said they have asked the Governor and are working with Arizona’s congressional delegation to get a FEMA testing site, but said they have not heard back.

Officials: Road to Mount Lemmon will reopen to public once repairs are completed

The road is expected to reopen before Nov. 1.

Reid Park Zoo asking for community’s help after losing money during COVID-19 closures

The zoo says they typically earn from admissions, memberships, programs, events, and zoo activities.

UPDATE: Navarro Fire fully contained

Crews are asking people to refrain from flying drones in the area.

Arizona Chapter of Beta Theta Pi closed for conduct violations

The UArizona Dean of Students Office has issued a Loss of Recognition letter in tandem with the decision.

  After the Bighorn Fire, are mudslides covered by insurance?

We asked an expert which mud messes are covered by insurance.

  Amphi teacher hopes battle with COVID-19 is tale to proceed with caution

Niki Tilicki teaches third and fourth grade at Innovation Academy and contracted COVID-19 in June.

  Firefighters, residents deal with aftermath of weekend storm

Officials say the monsoon is a double edged sword, cooling things down and helping suppress fires already burning.

  Long-term care and assisted-living facilities receiving Pima Love Notes

Nguyen said the goal is to spark joy to those in the care facilities and even uplift the person writing the letter.

One sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries after single-vehicle collision southeast of Tucson

The driver of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

  Pima County Sheriff addresses plan for reform

Those reforms include choke holds, which are prohibited except under extreme circumstances, shooting at moving cars and no-knock searches.

  GRAPHIC CONTENT: Tucson Police release bodycam footage of in-custody deaths over past decade

The following video has been released by TPD.

  8-year-old Tucson girl writes, publishes book for brother with disabilities

Coralyn always has figured out a way that her brother can do anything she can.

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Retired Marine catches toddler falling from burning apartment in Phoenix

Former Marine Phillip Blanks caught a young boy who was falling from the third-floor balcony of an apartment in Phoenix.

  Reid Park Zoo welcomes newborn zebra on Independence Day

The foal was born on July 4.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash in northeast Tucson

One man was taken to a hospital.