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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

Two killed in fiery midtown crash

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

  Starbucks to require customers to wear masks

  Arizona reports 2,082 deaths from COVID-19; no new deaths in Pima County

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Judge rejects Dakota Access pipeline request to stop closure

  Hot cars could hit deadly temperatures this weekend

ACTION DAYS: Dangerous heat to last through Monday

Sur La Table closing 56 stores, seeking bankruptcy protection

  ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera believed drowned in California lake

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

  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

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

Justices rule swath of Oklahoma remains tribal reservation

Missing Seoul mayor’s body found after massive search

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

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

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

The president unleashed his threat on Twitter.

Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

The lawsuit, filed in Boston's federal court, seeks to prevent federal immigration authorities from enforcing the rule.

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.

  Renters face financial cliff ahead; limited help available

Renters are nearing the end of their financial rope.

Supreme Court sides with Catholic schools in employment suit

The high court's ruling was 7-2, with two liberal justices joining the conservative majority for the schools.

Walgreens dives into primary care with clinic expansion

Walgreens will squeeze primary care clinics into as many as 700 of its U.S. stores over the next few years in a major expansion of the care it offers customers.

  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.

  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.

  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.

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.

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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  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.

  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”

Justices rule states can bind presidential electors’ votes

The ruling, just under four months before the 2020 election, leaves in place laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia that bind electors to vote for the popular-vote winner, and electors almost always do so anyway.

  UPDATE: Family mourns loss of loved one killed by alleged drunk driver

Police looking for video that may have captured the collision

  Tell-all book by Trump niece to be released next week

Publisher Simon & Schuster cited "high interest and extraordinary interest" in the book by Mary Trump titled "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man."

  Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline shut down pending review

A federal judge ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down, pending an environmental review.

Supreme Court upholds cellphone robocall ban

The case, argued by telephone in May because of the coronavirus pandemic, only arose after Congress in 2015 created an exception in the law that allows the automated calls for collection of government debt.

  Trump calls NASCAR ‘noose’ controversy a hoax, says removal of Confederate flag lowered ratings

President Donald Trump is criticizing NASCAR in a Monday morning tweet, calling the “noose” found in Bubba Wallace’s garage at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama a hoax.

  FDA adds to list warning of potentially toxic hand sanitizers

The FDA updated an earlier advisory, adding more hand sanitizer products that may contain methanol it recommended people not use.

Trump signs extension of COVID-relief fund for businesses

The legislation extends the June 30 deadline for applying for the program to Aug. 8.

  All Souls Procession public events cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

The public parts of the annual All Souls Procession have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

AP source: NFL to discuss union’s desire to cancel preseason

The four people spoke on condition of anonymity because the league and the union haven’t reached an agreement.

  One-of-a-kind COVID-19 clinical trial happening now in Tucson

A one-of-a-kind clinical trial for COVID-19 is happening right here in southern Arizona.

TUSD determines first day of class

TUSD says classes will begin online on August 10, 2020 and then move to in-person learning.

Gyms ordered to close, not all are

Many gyms and fitness centers are now looking to find a way to continue to operate—and that means moving outdoors.

Reid Park Zoo says goodbye to 19-year-old Malayan tiger

The female tiger lived at the Reid Park Zoo from 2011 to 2020.

Arizona residents may get to chance to vote on recreational marijuana in November

The Smart and Safe Arizona Act would legalize recreational marijuana use by people 21 and over.

Winning Powerball ticket sold at convenience store in Tucson

A winning Powerball ticket from Wednesday night’s drawing was sold at a convenience store in Tucson.

Man arrested on six child sex charges

He is being held in Cochise County Jail without bond.

  TPD to release information on in-custody deaths from past 10 years

The city of Tucson unanimously approved a new policy where the Mayor, city council and public will be notified within 24 hours of an in-custody death.

  Yoga and small fitness studios question Arizona’s shutdown

The studio owners said exercise is something that's especially important right now to help reduce stress and keep people healthy.

Motorcyclist dies after crashing in Sahuarita

Officers say the motorcyclist suffered a medical injury prior to crashing.

UPDATE: Police identify two killed in east-side crash involving stolen motorcycle

Investigators say speed, failure to yield from stop sign were factors

UPDATE: Arrest made after man dies at scene of crash

Passenger of crashed truck facing murder charge in connection with death of driver

Power pole falls on apartment building, transformer explosion sparks 2-alarm fire

Some residents displaced; no injuries reported

  Tucson council passes tentative budget amid calls to defund police

Fiscal Year 2021 begins Wednesday

  Business becomes target of hate twice

Anyone with information on the sticker posting is asked to call TPD.

  Demand for laptops, computers in the age of virtual learning

Some parents feel uneasy about sending their kids back to school in the fall.

  Businesses forced to shut down after Gov. Ducey issues another executive order

Arizona has for weeks been in the headlines as one of the worst state’s in the nation when it came to battling the coronavirus.

TPD responds to standoff southeast of Tucson

There are no evacuations in the area at this time.

Northwest Fire responds to house fire north of Tucson

Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible.

State, fire crews battling Bighorn Fire honor Granite Mountain Hotshots

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