Arizona reports 2,151 deaths from COVID-19; 13 new deaths in Pima County

As the coronavirus spreads across the country, KOLD News 13 is keeping tabs on the cases in Arizona.

Yuma Border Patrol tracks down group of three, finds two deceased

  Tucson ER Doctor: “Our hospitals are very busy right now with COVID.”

  Local mother opts for fully online learning this fall

  Arizona sees a small dip in cases, but experts say the state is far from a trending decrease

  Despite heat, COVID-19 people out on University Friday

Pac-12 joins Big Ten in eliminating nonconference games

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Fatal collision in construction intersection engulfs car in flames

Pima County OME assisting funeral homes with body storage, but problem not directly connected to COVID-19

Police seek information about deadly shooting on west side

Texas A&M police say student who reported racist notes placed them there himself

Phoenix-area hospitals order refrigerated storage for morgue if capacity is met

Arizona mayors urge Gov. Ducey to do more to slow spread of coronavirus

Party-goers break into Peoria million-dollar home for sale, damage property and furniture

Dozens of people broke into a newly-built home in Peoria that was up for sale and threw a party, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

Two killed in fiery midtown crash

Traffic detectives say excessive speed major factor in collision.

Bighorn Fire containment reaches 85 percent; Mountain residents, employees allowed to return

The lightning-sparked fire started Friday, June 5.

  Starbucks to require customers to wear masks

Starting Wednesday, Starbucks will require it for all customers at all U.S. stores.

  Hot cars could hit deadly temperatures this weekend

ACTION DAYS: Dangerous heat to last through Monday

  84-Year-old man tests positive for COVID-19 hours after being discharged from care center

  Ducey Implements New Executive Order, Increases Testing

Tips for surviving triple-digit temperatures hitting Tucson this week

  ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera believed drowned in California lake

Police: Pop Smoke’s social media led killers to LA home

Authorities believe rising rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February after his social media posts led five suspects to the house he was renting, police said after detectives arrested the group Thursday morning.

  Gov. Ducey issues new executive order for Arizonans amid COVID-19 outbreak

Restaurant businesses with indoor seating will have to operate at less than 50 percent capacity.

  COVID-19 forcing couples to postpone, cancel weddings

A local wedding and event planner for 35 years, Jeri Fitzgerald, knows all too well the difficult situation many couples are in. She encourages looking at different options, even if that means having a small gathering now and the large dream reception at a later date.

TSA agents at Tucson airport test positive for COVID-19

More than 1,000 TSA employees have tested positive for the virus.

  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.

Biden pledges New Deal-like economic agenda to counter Trump

Launching an economic pitch expected to anchor his fall presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is proposing sweeping new uses of the federal government’s regulatory and spending power to bolster U.S. manufacturing and technology firms.

  Pima County to open COVID-19 testing site at Kino Sports Complex

Test appointments can be made online or over the phone.

  Disaster teams sent to Arizona to deal with rising COVID-19 crisis

According to a HHS spokesperson, an additional 15 health care personnel are deployed to Yuma County and 14 to Navajo County.

Nerdwallet releases list of airlines who best handled COVID-19

Seven airlines were graded on three categories.

Wells Fargo launches $400 million small business recovery effort

The company donates all processing fees from Paycheck Protection Program to nonprofits helping entrepreneurs, minority-owned businesses.

UPDATE: Standoff near Winterhaven ends, suspect arrested

There are no reports of any injuries.

No peeking, voters: Court keeps Trump taxes private for now

The Supreme Court issued a mixed verdict Thursday on demands for President Donald Trump’s financial records that will keep his tax returns, banking and other documents out of the public eye for the time being.

Justices rule swath of Oklahoma remains tribal reservation

The court's 5-4 decision, written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, means that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to pursue criminal cases against American Indian defendants in parts of Oklahoma that include most of Tulsa.

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

The following video has been released by TPD.

Missing Seoul mayor’s body found after massive search

Police say Park Won-soon’s body was located in hills in northern Seoul early Friday, more than seven hours after they launched a massive search for him.

For 1st time, female soldier set to join a Green Beret team

The unidentified woman is one of three female soldiers who have been going through the Army Special Forces qualification course at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She graduated Thursday.

Police: Yuma pair refused to wear masks, coughed on Walmart employees

Police said Frank Montoya and Victoria Parra Carranza refused to wear masks and coughed on Walmart employees in Yuma.

  Study suggests fetal coronavirus infection is possible

Researchers from Italy said Thursday that they studied 31 women with COVID-19 who delivered babies in March and April.

  Black Lives Matter mural goes up in front of Trump Tower

At the direction of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, the big yellow letters are going on the street right in front of Trump Tower.

  Back in bloom: Tucson Botanical Gardens reopen Thursday

Changes implemented to keep visitors safe.

  Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier releases plans to reform department

"It is clear that law enforcement reform is coming," said Napier. "The time to act is now and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”

Authorities investigate inmate’s in-custody death at Cochise County Detention Center

Nursing staff checked inmate every day during 14-day quarantine.

UPDATE: Missing Pima County man found safe

Authorities said Robert Sweat, who went missing Wednesday afternoon, was found safe.

  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.

  Pima County setting up COVID-19 anonymous tip line for employees

Pima County officials are in the process of setting up an anonymous tip line for employees who feel they are working in unsafe conditions related to the coronavirus.

  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.

ASU researchers develop cheaper, faster saliva test for COVID-19

As the number of Arizonans who have contracted COVID-19 has raced past 100,000, testing for the novel coronavirus that causes the respiratory disease has become a priority. Some of that testing now is being done through saliva, a process that’s easier and less expensive.

  Mental health resources available during COVID-19 pandemic

Though many aren't available, some resources are here to help.

  Trump to America’s schools: Reopen or may lose federal funds

The president unleashed his threat on Twitter.

Border Patrol canine unit seizes heroin, marijuana and revolver near Yuma

Yuma Border Patrol canine team seizes heroine, marijuana and revolver from two suspects on Interstate 8 on July 8, 2020.

Brooks Brothers, worn by Lincoln and Kennedy, goes bankrupt

The coronavirus pandemic pushed the 200-year-old company to seek Chapter 11 protection Wednesday.

  United will warn 36,000 workers they could be laid off

The outlook for a recovery in air travel has dimmed in just the past two weeks, as infection rates rise in much of the U.S. and some states imposed new quarantine requirements.

  Proposed ‘CAREN’ act would outlaw racially motivated 911 calls in San Francisco

The lawmaker is proposing the CAREN act, which stands for "Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies."

Kanye West no longer supports Trump, says he’s serious about running for president

He reportedly told Forbes he’s lost faith in President Trump, saying he was turned off by reports that Trump hid in an underground bunker during protests over racial injustice and police brutality.

  2 charged with hate crime for vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural in California

California prosecutors have charged two people with a hate crime along with other misdemeanors for vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural.

Report: Brooks Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

The company has two Tucson locations.

  Mount Lemmon residents return after weeks of evacuation

Pima County Sheriff's deputies escorted groups of full-time residents to Summerhaven then back down again.

  Thousands of Arizona companies, churches, non-profits and more received PPP money

List shares data on businesses that received financial relief during the pandemic.

  Even with extension, some waiting until the last minute to file taxes

The IRS is expecting about 150 million returns from individuals and as of last count, it had received almost 139 million.

  Mexico president heads to Washington for meeting with Trump

For his first foreign trip as president, Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador is travelling to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump, a leader who has repeatedly used Mexico as a piñata to rally his base.

  Foreign students with fully online classes can’t stay in the U.S., according to ICE

If a foreign student has all online classes, they must either leave the country, transfer to a school with in-person classes or potentially face deportation, according to the guidelines.

  Available ICU beds in Pima County dwindle as COVID-19 cases spike in Arizona

Tuesday, the state reported 90 percent of ICU beds are being used, about 870 of the beds for COVID-19 patients.

  TFD Paramedics reflect on their experience with the Bighorn fire

Two local fire paramedics are back to protecting the city after spending two weeks on the Bighorn fire.

Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in crash on Grant Road

A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Grant Road in Tucson Tuesday, July 7.

  Fact Finders: How secure is my vote-by-mail ballot?

IT staff works alongside the Pima County government’s IT staff to make sure security measures are in place and tested.

  CDC releases guidelines on youth sports safety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is out with updated guidelines for youth sports safety in the age of COVID-19.

  EPA approves first surface disinfectant products tested for the coronavirus

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved two products for killing the novel coronavirus on surfaces following laboratory testing.

Two die in crash at Broadway, Tucson boulevards

Intersection reopened shortly after 8:30 a.m.

Deadline to request primary ballot by mail is July 24

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  Beatles drummer Ringo Starr celebrates 80th birthday

Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is celebrating his 80th birthday on Tuesday.

  Hundreds of COVID-related complaints reported in Pima County

Pima County Health officials visited dozens of bars over the holiday weekend.

  Health service company in Phoenix could bring contact tracing jobs to Tucson

County health officials have been urging a full fledged program for months, but was hampered by a lack of testing.

  Chicago’s July Fourth weekend ends with 17 dead, 70 wounded

One of Chicago’s bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets.

  Online registration platform experiences problems on last day to register for primaries

Deadline to register midnight July 6

Uber buys Postmates, ups delivery game in $2.65 billion deal

Uber and its Uber Eats food-delivery division will gain ground against DoorDash, which controls about 37% of the U.S. food delivery market.

  Tap house with Series 6 liquor license to reopen

Governor's order only applies to Series 6 and 7 liquor license holders “whose primary sale is alcohol”