CRIME & SAFETY
Tucson Police investigating homicide near Speedway and I-10
Officers found the victim, 46-year-old Rahsann Avant, at around 1 a.m. on Sunday, June 4. The investigation is ongoing.
Tanque Verde Falls tragedy: Anton Bakker’s loved ones still cherish outdoors
The University of Arizona student drowned at Tanque Verde Falls in 1998 while trying to save a friend's dog.
Memorial for Motorcycle Crash Victim Encourages Road Safety
Madison Diaz and Leslie Martinez mourn the loss of 20-year-old Israel Martinez, a motorcycle enthusiast who passed away last month, eight days after a tragic motorcycle crash. Israel had been an avid rider from a young age and had dreams of racing Supermoto. In an effort to find solace and prevent others from experiencing a similar tragedy, his family established a memorial at the site of the accident. Their goal is to raise awareness among both drivers and riders about the importance of being cautious on the road, in order to reduce accidents and promote safety.
TPD: Missing vulnerable 77-year-old man
Tucson police ask for public help in finding a missing vulnerable man. The man is identified as 77-year-old David Rangel.
CBP announces migrant arrests
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the arrests of more than a dozen migrants. CBP says Tucson Station agents arrested 15 migrants, including Edy Ruiz-Lopez after they tried to run away from a vehicle near Sasabe. CBP says Ruiz-Lopez has several felony convictions in Washington,...
Pedestrian hit near Interstate 19, Irvington in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - A pedestrian was injured in a crash near Interstate 19 and Irvington Road in Tucson on Monday, June 5. Arizona DPS confirmed the pedestrian was hit on an off-ramp. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital. Be sure to subscribe to the 13 News...
Tohono O'odham Tribal Member Killed by Border Patrol Agents Buried
This weekend, a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation was buried after a tragic event on the reservation land two weeks ago. Raymond Matia, 58, was killed by Border Patrol agents on May 18th, following his call for help after hearing gunshots near his home in Ajo.
Man dies in shooting near Speedway Boulevard, I-10 in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Tucson early Sunday, June 4. An officer from the Tucson Police Department responded to West Alto Place and North 15th Avenue just after 1 a.m. for a reported shooting. A man with obvious signs of gunshot trauma was...
Tucson Seeks Solutions for Police and Safety Staffing Shortage
The City of Tucson is grappling with the challenge of filling a significant number of vacant positions for police officers, street social workers, and safety resource officers in schools. Despite having the necessary funds for hiring, a shortage of applicants continues to be the main obstacle. Consequently, the city council is set to deliberate on potential strategies to improve overall safety in the community.
UArizona suspected shooter court hearing
The man accused of fatally shooting University of Arizona Hydrology professor Thomas Meixner had a court hearing Monday.
New information in Sahuarita crash that claimed Tomas Ayala's life
Court paperwork obtained by KGUN 9 shows the driver police arrested for DUI explaining his impairment the night of the crash.
Tucson creates new task force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous People
Elayne Gregg stepped up to the microphone in front of the Tucson City Council while holding her sleeping baby daughter Siku strapped to her chest and softly recalled the rape and murder of her 7-year-old daughter Rhia Almeida in Ajo in 2009. And then she called for action and healing.
TPD: Impaired driver involved in collision that killed motorcyclist Saturday
A 19-year-old and his female passenger were struck by a Ford Focus on Nogales Highway. The driver of the Ford Focus was impaired.
Motorcyclist injured in crash at Golf Links, Alvernon Way
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - A man is fighting for his life following a single-vehicle motorcycle crash near Golf Links and Alvernon Way in Tucson on Sunday, June 4. The Tucson Police Department confirmed the crash happened Sunday afternoon. Be sure to subscribe to the 13 News YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@13newskold.
Tucson Joins Nationwide 'Wear Orange Weekend' to Combat Gun Violence
Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson participated in the nationwide 'Wear Orange Weekend' campaign, an initiative aimed at raising awareness and support for ending gun violence. Attendees adorned themselves in orange attire, the symbolic color of the movement, and gathered to honor the lives lost or affected by gun violence.
Pedestrian dies days after getting hit near Speedway, Wilmot
TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - A man died days after being hit by a vehicle near Speedway and Wilmot in Tucson. The Tucson Police Department said 72-year-old Marion Maciejewski was hit while crossing Speedway at North Rook Avenue on May 23. The TPD said on June 3, officers were notified Maciejewski passed away.
Rising Vandalism Incidents Plague Tucson's East Side: Cars Damaged at Apartment Complex
Tucson's East Side has been experiencing a surge in vehicle vandalism cases, with the latest incident occurring at an apartment complex at Broadway and Pantano Road. This follows the initial report of 15 vehicles being targeted at Park Place Mall outside the movie theater. Since then, an apartment complex near the mall has had 19 vehicles vandalized, and the total number of affected vehicles is continually increasing.
Deadly Motorcycle Crash Shuts Down Nogales Highway Stretch
A portion of Nogales Highway is shut down following a fatal collision between a car and a motorcycle near Drexel and Bisbee. Details are limited, and Tucson police are investigating the incident. News 4 Tucson will share updates as more information emerges.
Tucson Authorities Target Street Racing; Event Promoter Detained
The Pima County Sheriff's Department has intensified efforts to combat illegal street takeovers and side shows in Tucson, in response to the rising number of such dangerous events. So far, 38 individuals have been arrested for reckless driving, with an additional 19 facing charges related to racing.
More than 1 million fentanyl pills headed for Phoenix seized south of Tucson
During a search of the vehicle, the trooper found nearly 230 pounds of fentanyl pills and nearly 10 pounds of cocaine hidden in the vehicle.
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