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The Canyon Del Oro softball team has gone back to the past for their new coach. Two-time state champion Kelly Fowler returns to lead the Dorados for the third time.
It has been a rough year for television sports personality Damien Alameda. The Sports Director for Marana-based KOLD TV. Alameda has battled internal shingles in his eye, which has led to vision loss, multiple surgeries and time away from work.
Since Independents can vote in the primary, I have decided to pay particular attention to the statements of the candidates running for governor and congress. Democrats are running unopposed.
Three Republican candidates—House Speaker Andy Tobin, state Rep. Adam Kwasman and rancher/businessman Gary Kiehne—are vying for the chance to take on Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s Congressional District 1, a sprawling district that includes most of rural Eastern Arizona and stretches from Oro Valley, Marana, SaddleBrooke to Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona Native American reservations.
As local districts prepare for the new school year, many are also making plans to have school resource officers on site thanks to $12 million in state funding approved by the School Safety Program Oversight Committee.
In the June 11 edition of the Explorer, a reader complained that politics didn’t belong in a weekly shopper, but then proceeds to weigh in on Richard Brinkley’s so-called hoax on climate change. I agree with the writer about Mr. Brinkley’s article especially where he pulled out his facts from his (derriere), but I don’t agree with his premise that The Explorer is a weekly shopper.
Ruben Villa, former finance director of South Tucson, describes the reason for a secondary property tax by the city to cover the cost of servicing a debt, which resulted from a shooting in the 1980s, and brought the city to the verge of disincorporation. (A South Tucson officer shot a Tucson police officer in the spine.) The payment is now more than $600,000 a year, the debt having been refinanced twice.
Using the seemingly popular “Stand Your Ground” defense, David Mota was found not guilty in the shooting death of 22-year-old Joshua Switalski in the road-rage incident in Oro Valley last year.
The San Manuel resident who was recently acquitted on charges of first-degree murder, drive-by shooting, and aggravated assault said in a post-trial interview that despite the jury verdict, he prays for forgiveness for shooting and killing 22-year-old Joshua Switalski in a traffic altercation last year in Oro Valley.
The man who took hostages in an Oro Valley neighborhood after being pursued by police for distributing narcotics was armed with three .44 Magnum revolvers when he took his own life around noon on April 4.
A number of questions still loom in the minds of the loved ones of Joshua Switalski, the 22-year-old Tucson resident who was shot and killed in Oro Valley last year during a traffic altercation.
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.”