PHOENIX — State lawmakers agreed to create special exemptions from animal cruelty laws for farmers and ranchers despite complaints that it would ease penalties on those who abuse and beat farm animals to death.
Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has tapped the head of his Investigations Bureau to be his second in command, starting next week.
Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is putting in place a new series of protocols aimed at curbing costs for the county’s single largest expenditure, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.
A state agency revoked the peace officer certification of a former Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputy who pursued a relationship with the victim of a crime he investigated.
Man pleads guilty
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A man accused of killing his grandparents could face the death penalty if convicted at trial.
A sheriff’s department K-9 had to be euthanized after a freak off-duty accident Tuesday.
A Pima County sheriff’s deputy was involved in a traffic crash Monday on the Tohono O’odham Indian reservation.
PHOENIX — A New York man is in an Arizona jail on charges he made online threats against cable newscasters Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell because he was upset with their coverage of the Jodi Arias trial.
FREDONIA, Ariz. — Two people were killed and a teenage boy injured when lightning struck near a scenic overlook in northern Arizona.
Three Douglas men were arrested in connection with an alleged kidnapping plot.
A Tucsonan who shot a friend to death and desecrated his body told the man’s family he wishes he could bring him back.
A 35-year-old Pima County man who admitted he stabbed his father to death was sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison Monday.
SAN SIMON — Authorities in southern Arizona are trying to determine if a man who fatally shot himself is connected to criminal activity in the Tucson area.
About 300 people have been released from immigration detention centers in Arizona since Thursday, when the federal government started to review each case in anticipation of widespread budget cuts.
TAFT, Calif. — A 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun walked into class in a rural California high school on Thursday and shot one student, fired at another but missed, and then was talked into surrendering by a teacher and another staff member, officials said.
PHOENIX — The sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix has launched a plan to have as many as 500 armed volunteers patrol areas just outside schools in an effort to guard against shootings like month’s attack that left 26 people dead at a Connecticut elementary school.
Pima County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a suspicious package left in a northwest-side grocery story after a robbery.
Two Pima County sheriff’s deputies helped evacuate elderly residents from an apartment complex during a fire on Wednesday evening in Green Valley.