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A suspect linked to the break-in of more than 50 vehicles in the Town of Oro Valley is considered to be in hiding, according to Oro Valley Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Kara Riley.
The Town of Oracle was in a stark divide today over the arrival of a busload of children from Central America – about 40-60 in number – who are to be housed at the town’s Sycamore Canyon Academy, which currently serves the area’s troubled youth.
Oro Valley councilman Brendan Burns has been indicted on counts of first-degree burglary, a class two felony, and disorderly conduct/domestic violence, a class six felony.
Thompson Square, the married country duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson who last played at Country Thunder in 2012, will this year be headlining day one of the festival. The Explorer caught up with Keifer by phone to get his thoughts on the upcoming performance, as well as what it’s like working with his wife.
If you’re not having fun during Colt Ford’s show at Country Thunder this April, you need to check yourself – and that’s a message from the man himself.
Easton Corbin is making a lot of good decisions these days. Luckily for country fans, one of those is to take part in his first-ever Country Thunder concert in Florence this April.
The winner of season three of The Voice, Cassadee Pope has quickly made a name for herself in the country music industry, as marked by her platinum-selling success in “Wasting All These Tears.” Now, she’s continuing to ride wave that brought her to success as she gears up to take part in her first-ever Country Thunder music festival from April 10-13 in Florence.
When country music star Craig Morgan is asked why he’s returning to Country Thunder in Florence for the second time in three years, his answer is simple: “Fans and money.”
Miranda Lambert is a household name in country music, and after increasing fan demand, she will be returning to Country Thunder this year. The Explorer chatted with her to preview her headline performance on Saturday, April 12 at 9 p.m.
After four days of trial, San Manuel resident David Mota was found not guilty on all charges, including first degree murder, drive by shooting, and aggravated assault.
A verdict is likely less than 24 hours away in the case of David Mota, the man charged with first degree murder, drive by shooting, and aggravated assault after he shot and killed Joshua Switalski in a traffic altercation last February in Oro Valley.
When San Manuel resident David Mota shot and killed Joshua Switalski during a traffic altercation last February in Oro Valley, he was working as a behavioral health counselor for youth.
After confiscating a .45 caliber pistol from murder suspect David Mota’s Chevy Silverado on the night of Feb. 28, 2013, Oro Valley Detective Sergeant Dean Nesbitt, at the request of the prosecution, revealed the handgun in court today to the 14-person jury.
In a 911 recording played during day one of the trial of David Arnold Mota – the man charged with shooting and killing 22-year-old Joshua Switalski in a road rage case in Oro Valley – Switalski’s girlfriend, April Taylor, can be heard frantically yelling, “Oh my God, he’s been shot… Josh, stay with me.”
Gov. Jan Brewer toured the Town of Oro Valley's Ventana Medical Systems and Sanofi-Aventis Healthcare on Tuesday afternoon to learn more about how the companies have found success in the bioscience industry.
The Arizona Wildcats earned their 18th consecutive win of the season on Thursday night, and for the hometown fans at McKale Center, the 91-68 blowout over the rival Arizona State Sun Devils may have just been the sweetest victory yet.
The Mountain View Mountain Lions kept the Cienega Bobcats scoreless tonight in a 21-0 contest.
ALL Administrative Assistant Audrey Bailey reviews with Trey Todnem, a 2011 graduate.
As a child, Marana resident Linda Williams had the odds piled against her. Alongside her six siblings, Williams grew up in poverty in a two-bedroom, one bathroom trailer on Tucson’s south side. Her mother was an immigrant who didn’t speak English. Her father struggled with alcoholism. The family had no hot water, no neighbors, and no other relatives living in the United States.
The Canyon Del Oro Dorados and Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks will again square off in the Division II state playoffs after breezing past their opponents Tuesday evening.
A few weeks ago it was Ironwood Ridge’s Alex Rapp who slugged three homers out of the park. Then, Erin Rocker knocked two out of the park against Pueblo last Monday.
After a March election that demonstrated overwhelming support for a town-owned wastewater treatment facility, members of the Marana Citizen’s Forum are looking at the next logical step forward for this session’s topic – the development of North Marana.
A tentative increase in the Oro Valley Police Department’s budget this year was a cause for concern for some members of council during a study session last Wednesday at Town Hall.
As a freshman in high school, Danetta Bronnimann recalls hearing the word “quagmire” to describe the situation of American troops during the Vietnam War.
Fifth graders from Oro Valley and surrounding areas no doubt had a lot to talk about on their bus ride back to class from the town’s fifth-annual Drug Awareness Day, held at Riverfront Park on Friday.
“We are the 90 percent.”
It was a much-awaited act, but fans on Sunday night got what they wanted when Lady Antebellum took the stage as the closing act of the 20th-annual Country Thunder in Florence.
Toby Keith and Lee Brice will be a tough act to follow today, the final day of Country Thunder in Florence.
After making an appearance at Country Thunder in 2011, Eric Church came back this year – and he came back with a bang.
While Thursday's opening day at Country Thunder was the shortest day concert-wise, there was no disappointment in the four acts that took the stage – especially not when it came to headliner Brantley Gilbert.
Former concentration camp detainee Hanni Cook and her son Wayne Tahara.
Oro Valley resident Karen Borth is this month’s Helping Hand winner.
There are so many dedicated, hard-working volunteers at the Marana Community Food Bank that it was tough for Executive Director Linda Hampton to narrow it down to just one to be featured as January’s volunteer of the month.
Despite the onslaught of bashing ensuing by the movie critics, “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” nabbed the top-spot at the box office over the weekend, pulling in $19 million domestically, and another $35 million in the foreign market to more than make up its production budget of $50 million, and, in the meantime, top rival’s films “Movie 43” and “Parker.”
House Bill 2291 is proof that two people can look at the same thing and see it very differently.
Pending voter approval in March, the Marana Wastewater Reclamation Facility could, after years of litigation, become the property of the Town of Marana.
It was a packed room at the Sun City Social Hall on Tuesday when Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp discussed community policing – a sign the residents of Oro Valley are not only interested in the topic, but already implementing it.
With the re-election of President Barack Obama, half the nation rejoiced while half stood in disbelief.
Though results are still considered unofficial by the Pima County Elections Department, there are some clear victors in the Aug. 28 primary election. The primary winners now move on to the Nov. 6 General Election.
It appears Matt Damon wasn’t the only reason fans of the ongoing Bourne series flocked to theaters.
The Split Livers, a collaborative music project between Danny Barnes of the band “Bad Livers” and Wayne Gottstine of Split Lip Rayfield, will come to the Tucson’s Club Congress on Sat., Aug. 18 at 8 p.m.
Sunday night’s monsoon storm kept police and fire officials busy with rescues, including one that involved a 93-year old woman.
Officials of the Golder Ranch Fire Department are seeking leads to capture the arsonist or arsonists responsible for intentionally setting fire to a playground in Catalina Neighborhood Park, located at 16562 N. Oracle Rd.
The Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO) organization has found itself in the public eye following a leadership exchange meeting to San Diego in May.
Duffy Wagman, from Vero Amore restaurant, serves authentic meatballs during the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance Splash! event held on June 2 at the La Encantada Mall.
The Canyon Del Oro Dorados and Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks will have a chance to settle things when they meet for the second time in the loser’s bracket of the Division II double elimination state tournament.
The Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks' softball team is one step closer to a state title, as they edged out inner-district rival Canyon del Oro 9-8 on Saturday.
After several months of discussions and debate, the Oro Valley Town Council voted unanimously on March 7 to approve an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Pima County to transfer the Oro Valley Public Library from affiliate status to branch status.