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  • ONLY ON KOLD: Tucson's War on Heroin

    ONLY ON KOLD: Tucson's War on Heroin

    Friday, April 28 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:33:27 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    An update on the state's plan to fight drug abuse and addiction 

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    An update on the state's plan to fight drug abuse and addiction 

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  • UA researcher shines green light on new way to manage chronic pain

    UA researcher shines green light on new way to manage chronic pain

    Friday, April 21 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-04-21 17:48:03 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    It's a new type of going green.  University of Arizona researchers are studying green-light therapy to treat chronic pain and attack the opioid epidemic.

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    It's a new type of going green.  University of Arizona researchers are studying green-light therapy to treat chronic pain and attack the opioid epidemic.

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  • New recreational marijuana proposition could go to voters in 2018

    New recreational marijuana proposition could go to voters in 2018

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-04-21 15:04:44 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    There are at least three initiatives gathering signatures now with more likely to come. 

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    There are at least three initiatives gathering signatures now with more likely to come. 

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  • Grieving Tucson parents donate daughter's gowns for prom

    Grieving Tucson parents donate daughter's gowns for prom

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-04-20 02:38:28 GMT

    Hope coming from tragedy. There was so much happiness at the clothing bank room at Pueblo Magnet High School Wednesday, April19. Girls were trying on donated prom dresses. They had been delivered by a Tucson mother and father who have found a most beautiful way to honor their daughter's memory. 

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    Hope coming from tragedy. There was so much happiness at the clothing bank room at Pueblo Magnet High School Wednesday, April19. Girls were trying on donated prom dresses. They had been delivered by a Tucson mother and father who have found a most beautiful way to honor their daughter's memory. 

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  • Inmate crews busy fighting fires in southern Arizona

    Inmate crews busy fighting fires in southern Arizona

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-04-19 23:15:20 GMT
    In Cochise County today w/ #AZ inmate fire team. When they're not fighting wildfires, they're clearing out brush to prevent future fires. (Source: Tucson News Now)In Cochise County today w/ #AZ inmate fire team. When they're not fighting wildfires, they're clearing out brush to prevent future fires. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    "It was one of the best decisions I've ever made," said squad boss Mark Harper. "To put it bluntly, it's been a life-changing experience for me. I know a lot of the guys out here feel the same way."

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    "It was one of the best decisions I've ever made," said squad boss Mark Harper. "To put it bluntly, it's been a life-changing experience for me. I know a lot of the guys out here feel the same way."

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  • BREAKING

    Victim killed in northwest side shooting was an up and coming motocross rider

    Victim killed in northwest side shooting was an up and coming motocross rider

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 3:06 PM EDT2017-04-19 19:06:49 GMT
    Jaisaac Sloan (SOURCE: Janet Maria Goddard Ortiz)Jaisaac Sloan (SOURCE: Janet Maria Goddard Ortiz)

    Authorities are responding to a shooting on the northwest side of Tucson Monday afternoon that left one man dead and another recovering from serious injuries. 

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    Authorities are responding to a shooting on the northwest side of Tucson Monday afternoon that left one man dead and another recovering from serious injuries. 

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  • Brother of man killed during La Encantada shooting speaks out

    Brother of man killed during La Encantada shooting speaks out

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 1:34 AM EDT2017-04-19 05:34:31 GMT
    Peter Cobb (Source: Tucson News Now)Peter Cobb (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Peter Cobb, the brother of Eliot Cobb, said he learned about his brother's death Saturday afternoon.  He was the first in his family to learn that his brother was shot and killed inside Firebirds Restaurant Friday evening. 

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    Peter Cobb, the brother of Eliot Cobb, said he learned about his brother's death Saturday afternoon.  He was the first in his family to learn that his brother was shot and killed inside Firebirds Restaurant Friday evening. 

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  • Tucson retailers keeping close eye on strengthening Mexican peso

    Tucson retailers keeping close eye on strengthening Mexican peso

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-04-19 00:26:36 GMT
    Many Tucson businesses hope Mexican peso continues to strengthen. (Source: Tucson News Now)Many Tucson businesses hope Mexican peso continues to strengthen. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    The dollar has been losing strength against the Mexican peso, according to University of Arizona researchers who call it great news for local businesses. There are lot of Tucson businesses that keep a close eye on the value of the peso because fluctuations in the value affect the bottom line. 

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    The dollar has been losing strength against the Mexican peso, according to University of Arizona researchers who call it great news for local businesses. There are lot of Tucson businesses that keep a close eye on the value of the peso because fluctuations in the value affect the bottom line. 

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  • Foundation: Stigma shouldn't keep first responders from mental health support

    Foundation: Stigma shouldn't keep first responders from mental health support

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-04-18 22:19:45 GMT

    The Greater Tucson Fire Foundation has worked for years to break down barriers between first responders and the healthcare they need, according to foundation chair Mike McKendrick.

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    The Greater Tucson Fire Foundation has worked for years to break down barriers between first responders and the healthcare they need, according to foundation chair Mike McKendrick.

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  • New security checkpoint for 'B' gates opens at Tucson Airport

    New security checkpoint for 'B' gates opens at Tucson Airport

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 9:06 AM EDT2017-04-18 13:06:59 GMT

    Getting through security is about to be much smoother for passengers flying out of the Tucson Airport.

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    Getting through security is about to be much smoother for passengers flying out of the Tucson Airport.

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  • BREAKING

    One arrested in connection with Oro Valley landscaping scam

    One arrested in connection with Oro Valley landscaping scam

    Monday, April 17 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-04-18 00:26:40 GMT
    Raul Fierro. (Source: Oro Valley Police Department)Raul Fierro. (Source: Oro Valley Police Department)

    Authorities have made an arrest in a landscaping scam Tucson News Now first told you about earlier this month.

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    Authorities have made an arrest in a landscaping scam Tucson News Now first told you about earlier this month.

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  • Domestic Violence Group speaks out after La Encantada Shooting

    Domestic Violence Group speaks out after La Encantada Shooting

    Sunday, April 16 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-04-17 03:21:51 GMT
    Source: KOLDSource: KOLD

    Tucson News Now has been staying on top of the latest developments on the La Encantada restaurant Shooting since it first happened on Friday night. As we’ve reported, deputies say Tucson Fire Captain Fred Bair shot his ex-wife in the leg and shot and killed the man she was with at Firebirds restaurant, Eliot Cobb. Tucson News Now is taking a closer look at the dangers and warning signs of domestic violence. 

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    Tucson News Now has been staying on top of the latest developments on the La Encantada restaurant Shooting since it first happened on Friday night. As we’ve reported, deputies say Tucson Fire Captain Fred Bair shot his ex-wife in the leg and shot and killed the man she was with at Firebirds restaurant, Eliot Cobb. Tucson News Now is taking a closer look at the dangers and warning signs of domestic violence. 

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  • Foothills community feeling "terror" after deadly shooting

    Foothills community feeling "terror" after deadly shooting

    Saturday, April 15 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-04-15 23:29:24 GMT
    Source: KOLDSource: KOLD

    For many, business was back to normal at La Encantada mall with a full parking lot Saturday at Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue, despite the previous evening's shooting that left two men dead and one woman injured inside Firebirds Woodfired Grill. 

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    For many, business was back to normal at La Encantada mall with a full parking lot Saturday at Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue, despite the previous evening's shooting that left two men dead and one woman injured inside Firebirds Woodfired Grill. 

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  • Skate coach Braid drills Roadrunners on technique

    Skate coach Braid drills Roadrunners on technique

    Saturday, April 15 2017 2:35 AM EDT2017-04-15 06:35:14 GMT

    Coyotes head skating instructor Dawn Braid spent her first season trying to get the players smoother on the ice. 

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    Coyotes head skating instructor Dawn Braid spent her first season trying to get the players smoother on the ice. 

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  • Meet the mom who gave birth in TFD medic truck

    Meet the mom who gave birth in TFD medic truck

    Friday, April 14 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-04-15 03:48:21 GMT
    Source: KOLDSource: KOLD

    Each and every day, the men and women inside Tucson Fire Station 22 wonder what's next. "It started like any normal shift," said paramedic Greg Kisiel, talking about the morning of Thursday, March 30. Kisiel was in his normal station dorm room, when he learned he and his paramedic partner, Jonathan Grimes, were needed. "We got dispatched to what came in as a 'pregnancy problem,'" Kisiel said. "It seemed routine. We go on those every so often.

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    A mother made a stop into the Tucson Fire Department to say 'thank you' to the Station 22 paramedics who helped welcome her new baby boy into the world in unusual fashion.

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  • Workers scramble to find new home for bats displaced by construction

    Workers scramble to find new home for bats displaced by construction

    Friday, April 14 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-04-14 23:51:54 GMT
    (Source: Pima County)(Source: Pima County)

    About 10,000 bats live under the Ina Road bridge over the Santa Cruz River are being  moved as part of the construction project in the area.

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    About 10,000 bats live under the Ina Road bridge over the Santa Cruz River are being  moved as part of the construction project in the area.

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  • Where the Sidewalk Stops: The fight to navigate Tucson on foot

    Where the Sidewalk Stops: The fight to navigate Tucson on foot

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 9:21 AM EST2017-03-08 14:21:06 GMT

    When Southern Arizona sidewalks suddenly stop, doubt can dictate daily travel. Cracks, cut offs and curb drops are just a few things walkers face around our city. 

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    When Southern Arizona sidewalks suddenly stop, doubt can dictate daily travel. Cracks, cut offs and curb drops are just a few things walkers face around our city. 

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  • Dark Sky Dangers: Are Tucson streets safe at night?

    Dark Sky Dangers: Are Tucson streets safe at night?

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 12:44 PM EST2017-03-01 17:44:44 GMT
    (Source: Grand Canyon National Park / Wikipedia)(Source: Grand Canyon National Park / Wikipedia)

    As Arizona observatories lead global astronomy research, so many push to "Keep Tucson Dark." But as our city grows, are unlit streets keeping us safe?

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    As Arizona observatories lead global astronomy research, so many push to "Keep Tucson Dark." But as our city grows, are unlit streets keeping us safe?

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  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: The Rise of Xanax

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: The Rise of Xanax

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 11:42 PM EST2017-03-01 04:42:31 GMT
    (Source: johnofhammond / Flickr)(Source: johnofhammond / Flickr)

    It's not widely known as a street drug, but alprazolam is one of the most addictive prescription drugs and it's in the hands of people all over southern Arizona.

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    It's not widely known as a street drug, but alprazolam is one of the most addictive prescription drugs and it's in the hands of people all over southern Arizona.

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  • KOLD INVESTIGATION: Fueling fraud at the pump

    KOLD INVESTIGATION: Fueling fraud at the pump

    Friday, February 17 2017 9:19 AM EST2017-02-17 14:19:24 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Filling up your tank could be filling the wallets of thieves.

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    Filling up your tank could be filling the wallets of thieves.

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  • KOLD Investigates: Superintendent salaries and benefits

    KOLD Investigates: Superintendent salaries and benefits

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 8:25 PM EST2017-02-15 01:25:32 GMT

    Tucson News Now dug into the details about the salaries of the men and women who lead public education in southern Arizona.

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    Tucson News Now dug into the details about the salaries of the men and women who lead public education in southern Arizona.

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  • Defensive gardening can protect your home from criminals

    Defensive gardening can protect your home from criminals

    Monday, February 13 2017 5:26 PM EST2017-02-13 22:26:38 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Defensive gardening is a method of landscaping that can help with visual appeal but keep a home from becoming a target for criminals.

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    Defensive gardening is a method of landscaping that can help with visual appeal but keep a home from becoming a target for criminals.

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  • VIRTUAL WALL: Technology helping secure US-Mexico border

    VIRTUAL WALL: Technology helping secure US-Mexico border

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 11:03 PM EST2017-02-09 04:03:01 GMT
    A view of the border fence from "D-Hill" in Douglas, AZ. (Source: Tucson News Now)A view of the border fence from "D-Hill" in Douglas, AZ. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    A high-tech surveillance system is helping secure our border with Mexico and helping Border Patrol agents stay safer and be more efficient.

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    A high-tech surveillance system is helping secure our border with Mexico and helping Border Patrol agents stay safer and be more efficient.

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  • ONLY ON KOLD: The Art of Deception

    ONLY ON KOLD: The Art of Deception

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 5:41 PM EST2017-02-07 22:41:59 GMT

    Telling the difference between a million-dollar work of art and a knockoff is much harder thank you'd think.

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    Telling the difference between a million-dollar work of art and a knockoff is much harder thank you'd think.

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  • Deported immigrants desperate and depressed in Nogales, Sonora

    Deported immigrants desperate and depressed in Nogales, Sonora

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 9:58 AM EST2017-01-18 14:58:52 GMT
    Thursday, January 19 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-01-20 04:55:09 GMT
    (Source: 3TV /CBS 5)(Source: 3TV /CBS 5)

    Every day, often twice a day, white buses chartered by the Department of Homeland Security drop immigrants off at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales. These are people who have been targeted for deportation due to prior convictions, non-citizens who just finished prison sentences, and recent border-crossers who were caught in the desert by Border Patrol agents. They are told to walk south, back across the border into Mexico.

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    Every day, often twice a day, white buses chartered by the Department of Homeland Security drop immigrants off at the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales. These are people who have been targeted for deportation due to prior convictions, non-citizens who just finished prison sentences, and recent border-crossers who were caught in the desert by Border Patrol agents. They are told to walk south, back across the border into Mexico.

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  • Smuggling fuels Mexico town's economy

    Smuggling fuels Mexico town's economy

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 10:50 AM EST2017-01-18 15:50:40 GMT
    Thursday, January 19 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-01-20 04:55:09 GMT
    It’s common to find shops selling camouflage backpacks, shirts and pants, as well as shoe liners that are supposed to leave no footprints in the desert dust. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)It’s common to find shops selling camouflage backpacks, shirts and pants, as well as shoe liners that are supposed to leave no footprints in the desert dust. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The town of Altar, Sonora, sits along northern Mexico’s busy Highway 2. It’s a major thoroughfare that runs parallel to the U.S.-Mexico border. Altar sees dozens of buses and hundreds of cars pass through each day, east to west and west to east. But this town is also a major stopping point for migrants hoping to make it into the United States.

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    The town of Altar, Sonora, sits along northern Mexico’s busy Highway 2. It’s a major thoroughfare that runs parallel to the U.S.-Mexico border. Altar sees dozens of buses and hundreds of cars pass through each day, east to west and west to east. But this town is also a major stopping point for migrants hoping to make it into the United States.

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  • Most drugs slip through legal ports of entry

    Most drugs slip through legal ports of entry

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 10:16 AM EST2017-01-18 15:16:52 GMT
    Thursday, January 19 2017 8:00 PM EST2017-01-20 01:00:20 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Critics of a new, larger border wall point out that the effort would do little to stem the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. because the primary route for the drugs is through the ports.

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    Critics of a new, larger border wall point out that the effort would do little to stem the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. because the primary route for the drugs is through the ports.

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  • AZ border sheriff: Trump's wall a multibillion dollar waste

    AZ border sheriff: Trump's wall a multibillion dollar waste

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 1:26 PM EST2017-01-18 18:26:12 GMT
    Thursday, January 19 2017 7:30 PM EST2017-01-20 00:30:17 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 and CBS News)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5 and CBS News)

    Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada says President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to complete the wall will only slow -- not stop -- the flow of drugs and immigrants coming across the border. "It's not going to solve the problem; you're throwing money away that you could use to do something better," he said. 

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    Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada says President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promise to complete the wall will only slow -- not stop -- the flow of drugs and immigrants coming across the border. "It's not going to solve the problem; you're throwing money away that you could use to do something better," he said. 

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  • Most of Arizona's border with Mexico already has barrier

    Most of Arizona's border with Mexico already has barrier

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 10:31 AM EST2017-01-18 15:31:14 GMT
    Thursday, January 19 2017 6:00 PM EST2017-01-19 23:00:20 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona’s border with Mexico stretches for 362 miles. Today, 306 of those miles have some kind of barrier, leaving only 56 miles with just barbed wire, or no fence at all. 

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    Arizona’s border with Mexico stretches for 362 miles. Today, 306 of those miles have some kind of barrier, leaving only 56 miles with just barbed wire, or no fence at all. 

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  • Some border residents say they live in 'militarized' zone

    Some border residents say they live in 'militarized' zone

    Tuesday, January 17 2017 3:59 PM EST2017-01-17 20:59:11 GMT
    Thursday, January 19 2017 8:00 AM EST2017-01-19 13:00:28 GMT
    (Source: 3TV and CBS 5)(Source: 3TV and CBS 5)

    The number of U.S. Border Patrol agents has doubled since the year 2000, helping to stem the influx of illegal drugs and border crossers. But some border-area residents say there is a downside to this buildup. They believe their privacy is gone.

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    The number of U.S. Border Patrol agents has doubled since the year 2000, helping to stem the influx of illegal drugs and border crossers. But some border-area residents say there is a downside to this buildup. They believe their privacy is gone.

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