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Pima County taxpayers pay more than $1 million in salaries for suspended workers

Tucson-area governments paid almost $1.2 million in salaries to workers suspended over the past three years while disciplinary actions or complaints against them were processed.

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Education secretary visits Sunnyside, TUSD

Education secretary visits Sunnyside, TUSD

When U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan boarded a TUSD school bus Wednesday morning, he had no idea he’d be sitting next to someone who might be the country’s first female president of the United States.

September 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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4 Tucson-area schools earn enough D's for 'failing' label

Four Tucson-area schools received their third successive D grades and are in danger of being labeled failing.

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Graduation failures decline

Graduation failures decline

The number of high school seniors who did not graduate because of the AIMS test has been cut nearly in half in the Tucson area over the last two years.

June 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

4 Tucson high schools score among top 10 in Arizona

A Basis Tucson charter school is ranked second-highest in the nation and its Scottsdale campus is ranked fifth, according to U.S. News & World Report.

April 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Search firm that botched Texas schools chief hiring now looking for Tucson Unified's next boss

The search firm hired to find TUSD's next superintendent is the same one that recruited Sunnyside's Manuel Isquierdo to lead a San Antonio school district.

April 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Education notes

TUSD school closures: 2nd meeting is tonight

December 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson plagued by string of educator arrests

Tucson plagued by string of educator arrests

The popularity of social media has resulted in teachers being arrested for sexual conduct with students and officials say it is also providing evidence.

June 26, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Kidnapped girl, 11, found injured in park

Kidnapped girl, 11, found injured in park

An 11-year-old girl who was abducted Thursday morning as she walked to school was found later with serious injuries at a Tucson city park, and police said a 32-year-old man is facing numerous charges in the violent attack.

February 12, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson man found slain in his home

Tucson man found slain in his home

A man found dead at his Midtown home Friday afternoon is the victim of a homicide, police said.

September 19, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson police: Man found in midtown home was killed

A 47-year-old man found dead at his Midtown home Friday afternoon is the victim of a homicide, police said.

September 18, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
2 motorcyclists hurt in collision with vehicle

2 motorcyclists hurt in collision with vehicle

Two men were injured after their motorcycles collided with a vehicle on Oracle Road, just north of River Road, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

September 12, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Man, 87, kills himself inside local clinic

Man, 87, kills himself inside local clinic

A recently widowed 87-year-old man committed suicide in the lobby of a medical clinic Thursday after learning that a specific doctor wasn't available.

September 04, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Officials: Teen's carjacking death a sign of rising violence in Tucson

School officials say the tragic death of a 15-year-old girl after a botched home invasion is not surprising, given the rise in violent crime across the city.

August 07, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Man in 4-hour standoff faces charges

Man in 4-hour standoff faces charges

A suicidal man who barricaded himself inside a south-side Tucson home for nearly four hours Friday is facing kidnapping and aggravated assault charges, Tucson police said.

July 18, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Mileage-device blast shakes up Downtown

Mileage-device blast shakes up Downtown

A man was arrested Thursday morning after a device he was using in his vehicle to get more gas mileage exploded Downtown.

May 22, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Fatal fire on Tucson's NE Side ruled accidental

A house fire on the Northeast Side that left one man dead Thursday night has been ruled accidental, the Tucson Fire Department said.

May 01, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Man shoots woman, foils carjacking, police say

A woman who tried to carjack a man at gunpoint outside a North Side Walgreens early Thursday was shot and wounded by the man, police said.

April 24, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Inquiry to look at whether jail official shot self

Inquiry to look at whether jail official shot self

Tucson police are no longer looking for a shooter who reportedly wounded a Pima County jail sergeant, saying there are no viable leads.

April 10, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson police: Stabbing victim was buying diapers for his baby

Tucson police: Stabbing victim was buying diapers for his baby

Tucson police are investigating a third stabbing attack that happened Thursday morning on the city's East Side. The attack occurred near Broadway and Jessica — between Kolb and Wilmot roads — shortly before 1 a.m.

March 26, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Slain man faced threat of death, report says

A man who was found dead under an overpass early Tuesday morning told his girlfriend that he owed someone $40, and that he would be shot if he didn't pay it, according to a court document.

March 06, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Process to pick top cop in final phase

Process to pick top cop in final phase

After the review of more than 30 applications over the last several months, the search for Tucson's next police chief has been narrowed to five.

February 22, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Law and Order

Law and Order

Man sought in killing surrenders in Douglas

January 24, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson-Phoenix Russian crime ring busted, officials say

Tucson-Phoenix Russian crime ring busted, officials say

A Russian mafia operating in the Tucson and Phoenix areas has been busted after a six-month investigation by Tucson police.

November 05, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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Robber who killed self had convictions on fairly minor crimes

Robber who killed self had convictions on fairly minor crimes

A Tucson man who apparently shot himself to death after robbing a bank and holding several people hostage Monday had several past run-ins with the law.

September 10, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Kidnapped man found safe; two suspects arrested

A man who was abducted on the Southwest Side on Tuesday was found safe at a casino by law enforcement.

August 27, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Boy, 2, drowns in pool in Foothills

A 2-year-old boy drowned late Sunday in a pool at a Catalina Foothills home — the first child drowning of the year in the Tucson area, officials said Monday.

July 18, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

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