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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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  • Jaguar from Mexico may pose roadblock to Trump's border wall

    Jaguar from Mexico may pose roadblock to Trump's border wall

    Thursday, February 23 2017 7:20 PM EST2017-02-24 00:20:32 GMT
    Thursday, March 2 2017 5:29 PM EST2017-03-02 22:29:05 GMT
    El Jefe hasn't been photographed in a year. (Source: Conservation CATalyst)El Jefe hasn't been photographed in a year. (Source: Conservation CATalyst)

    A full-grown male jaguar named "El Jefe," and at least one other cat like it, may provide opponents of President Trump's border wall with a unique legal challenge. That is that cutting off these cats from their larger population in Mexico would doom them to re-extinction in the United States.

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    A full-grown male jaguar named "El Jefe," and at least one other cat like it, may provide opponents of President Trump's border wall with a unique legal challenge. That is that cutting off these cats from their larger population in Mexico would doom them to re-extinction in the United States.

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  • CAMPUSES IN CRISIS: Southern Arizona schools need millions in building repairs

    CAMPUSES IN CRISIS: Southern Arizona schools need millions in building repairs

    Thursday, March 2 2017 12:12 AM EST2017-03-02 05:12:18 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Southern Arizona schools are dealing with huge budget cuts and are struggling to repair, maintain and build much-needed facilities.

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    Southern Arizona schools are dealing with huge budget cuts and are struggling to repair, maintain and build much-needed facilities.

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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: Service dog or emotional support animal?

    KOLD INVESTIGATION: Service dog or emotional support animal?

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 11:56 PM EST2017-02-23 04:56:48 GMT
    A psychiatric service dog. (Source: Crjs452 / Wikipedia)A psychiatric service dog. (Source: Crjs452 / Wikipedia)

    People often use the terms service dog and emotional support animal interchangeably but they are two different things regulated by different federal rules.

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    People often use the terms service dog and emotional support animal interchangeably but they are two different things regulated by different federal rules.

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  • KOLD INVESTIGATION: Is that really a service dog?

    KOLD INVESTIGATION: Is that really a service dog?

    Thursday, February 23 2017 12:21 AM EST2017-02-23 05:21:00 GMT
    (Source: WBTV)(Source: WBTV)

    Federal laws let service dogs go anywhere the public goes but there isn't much regulation of those who train the dogs.

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    Federal laws let service dogs go anywhere the public goes but there isn't much regulation of those who train the dogs.

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  • Costly Clothing: Controversy over Border Agent uniforms

    Costly Clothing: Controversy over Border Agent uniforms

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 8:33 PM EST2017-02-22 01:33:41 GMT

    Border Patrol agents say a simple but important thing negatively impacts them every time they work. Their uniforms. Those uniforms paid for by you, the taxpayer. Art del Cueto says agents have been unhappy with their uniforms for years. 

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    Border Patrol agents say a simple but important thing negatively impacts them every time they work. Their uniforms. Those uniforms paid for by you, the taxpayer. Art del Cueto says agents have been unhappy with their uniforms for years. 

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  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Who left the lights on? Redux

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Who left the lights on? Redux

    Monday, February 20 2017 7:13 PM EST2017-02-21 00:13:01 GMT
    One of the most effective but sometimes overlooked ways to save taxpayer money and energy is the simple task of turning off a light  switch. (Source: Tucson News Now)One of the most effective but sometimes overlooked ways to save taxpayer money and energy is the simple task of turning off a light switch. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    One of the most effective ways to save taxpayer money is the simple task of turning off a light switch. Sometimes that act is overlooked.

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    One of the most effective ways to save taxpayer money is the simple task of turning off a light switch. Sometimes that act is overlooked.

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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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  • Teacher claims dating website scam cost him a career

    Teacher claims dating website scam cost him a career

    Thursday, February 16 2017 6:11 AM EST2017-02-16 11:11:56 GMT
    Andre Perrault. (Source: Tucson News Now)Andre Perrault. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    A young high school teacher claims what started out innocently - ended in a web of extortion and the loss of his job.

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    A young high school teacher claims what started out innocently - ended in a web of extortion and the loss of his job.

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  • Everything you need to know about the Ina Road closure

    Everything you need to know about the Ina Road closure

    Thursday, February 16 2017 5:53 AM EST2017-02-16 10:53:09 GMT

    After months of preparation, the Ina Interchange Project has officially begun. 

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    After months of preparation, the Ina Interchange Project has officially begun. 

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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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  • ONLY ON KOLD: Stolen Hearts, stolen cash

    ONLY ON KOLD: Stolen Hearts, stolen cash

    Monday, February 13 2017 11:50 PM EST2017-02-14 04:50:26 GMT

    Around Valentine's Day, romance is always looming. But, so are scammers. A Tucson woman shares with KOLD News 13 her cautionary tale about thieves stealing your heart -- and your money. 

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    Around Valentine's Day, romance is always looming. But, so are scammers. A Tucson woman shares with KOLD News 13 her cautionary tale about thieves stealing your heart -- and your money.

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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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  • STRANGER DANGER: How safe is your child on the playground?

    STRANGER DANGER: How safe is your child on the playground?

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 12:07 AM EST2017-02-07 05:07:53 GMT
    Marana Police Department Sgt. Chris Warren talks with children at a local park. (Source: Tucson News Now)Marana Police Department Sgt. Chris Warren talks with children at a local park. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    How safe is your child on a playground? Our investigation revealed answers that may surprise you.

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    How safe is your child on a playground? Our investigation revealed answers that may surprise you.

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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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  • DIGITAL DETOX: Too much time online

    DIGITAL DETOX: Too much time online

    Friday, February 19 2016 1:37 PM EST2016-02-19 18:37:36 GMT
    Friday, March 4 2016 7:24 PM EST2016-03-05 00:24:53 GMT

    Everything is online, from friends and family to information and entertainment. Some of us spend more time online for work or school, but how would you know if your internet activity is actually an addiction?

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    Everything is online, from friends and family to information and entertainment. Some of us spend more time online for work or school, but how would you know if your internet activity is actually an addiction?

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  • Trouble on the Tracks: A closer look at trains rolling through Tucson

    Trouble on the Tracks: A closer look at trains rolling through Tucson

    Thursday, May 7 2015 7:08 PM EDT2015-05-07 23:08:57 GMT
    Thursday, June 11 2015 4:26 PM EDT2015-06-11 20:26:10 GMT
    Federal crash data show Pima County leads the state in railroad accidents over the past 10 years.More >>
    Federal crash data show Pima County leads the state in railroad accidents over the past 10 years.More >>
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