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  • N4T Investigators: Questions remain about what happened the night of Nick Ivie's death

    N4T Investigators: Questions remain about what happened the night of Nick Ivie's death

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:56 AM EDT2017-05-26 14:56:51 GMT

    The News 4 Tucson Investigators obtained documents from the Cochise County Sheriff's Department that have led some to question the government's story regarding the night he was killed. 

    The News 4 Tucson Investigators obtained documents from the Cochise County Sheriff's Department that have led some to question the government's story regarding the night he was killed. 

  • N4T Investigators: Border apprehensions

    N4T Investigators: Border apprehensions

    Thursday, May 25 2017 2:18 AM EDT2017-05-25 06:18:27 GMT

    Tucson - There's a "Wall of words" going on between President Trump's supporters and opponents over why apprehensions at the southwest border are down dramatically. They declined by 40% in his first month in office. "I think there's just a lot of generalized fear in the community, in the immigrant community in southern Arizona." That's the opinion of Patricia Meija, an immigration attorney. We asked Meija, "Is it a bad thing if they're 

    Tucson - There's a "Wall of words" going on between President Trump's supporters and opponents over why apprehensions at the southwest border are down dramatically. They declined by 40% in his first month in office. "I think there's just a lot of generalized fear in the community, in the immigrant community in southern Arizona." That's the opinion of Patricia Meija, an immigration attorney. We asked Meija, "Is it a bad thing if they're 

  • N4T Investigators: Residents relocated from care home

    N4T Investigators: Residents relocated from care home

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 1:12 AM EDT2017-05-24 05:12:28 GMT

    Residents at a Green Valley care home were relocated by the state when employees didn't show up for work.

    Residents at a Green Valley care home were relocated by the state when employees didn't show up for work.

  • N4T Investigators: Dirty detective update

    N4T Investigators: Dirty detective update

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:56 AM EDT2017-05-23 05:56:20 GMT

    Tucson - This is former Pima County Detective David Tarnow shortly before he changed his plea to guilty to making money off burglary victims, and the county. 

    Tucson - This is former Pima County Detective David Tarnow shortly before he changed his plea to guilty to making money off burglary victims, and the county. 

  • N4T Investigators: Justice of the "prank"

    N4T Investigators: Justice of the "prank"

    Thursday, May 18 2017 1:53 AM EDT2017-05-18 05:53:59 GMT

    Tucson - Pima County Justice of the Peace Paula Aboud makes $103,000 a year to make rulings on civil and criminal charges. Now, Aboud is defending herself against judicial ethics charges. As we first reported last week, the 67 year-old Tucson native took the answer key during a test for new judges in January, after her supervisor had left the classroom.  

    Tucson - Pima County Justice of the Peace Paula Aboud makes $103,000 a year to make rulings on civil and criminal charges. Now, Aboud is defending herself against judicial ethics charges. As we first reported last week, the 67 year-old Tucson native took the answer key during a test for new judges in January, after her supervisor had left the classroom.  

  • N4T Investigators: Wildfire accountability

    N4T Investigators: Wildfire accountability

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-05-17 17:57:48 GMT

    Millions of dollars are spent every year fighting wildfires, meanwhile the arsonists responsible are only being held accountable for a fraction of the damage caused.

    Millions of dollars are spent every year fighting wildfires, meanwhile the arsonists responsible are only being held accountable for a fraction of the damage caused.

  • N4T Investigates: Marana's water quality

    N4T Investigates: Marana's water quality

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-05-17 05:52:21 GMT

    The Town of Marana has detected high numbers of certain chemicals and compounds in its water supply. 

    The Town of Marana has detected high numbers of certain chemicals and compounds in its water supply. 

  • N4T Investigators: Wrongful withdrawal

    N4T Investigators: Wrongful withdrawal

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-05-16 18:55:12 GMT

    Sierra Vista - Virginia McGee says her husband was loving and sensitive on the inside, tough on the outside.  "He would come home all the time when he wasn't working. He loved to be around his family," McGee told the News 4 Tucson Investigators. "I never saw him cry except when a kitten was dying." Army Staff Sergeant Dana McGee was a 20-year veteran, a crew chief on Mohawk aircraft, 

    Sierra Vista - Virginia McGee says her husband was loving and sensitive on the inside, tough on the outside.  "He would come home all the time when he wasn't working. He loved to be around his family," McGee told the News 4 Tucson Investigators. "I never saw him cry except when a kitten was dying." Army Staff Sergeant Dana McGee was a 20-year veteran, a crew chief on Mohawk aircraft, 

  • N4T Investigators: Classified fraud

    N4T Investigators: Classified fraud

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 2:07 AM EDT2017-05-03 06:07:10 GMT

    Tucson - Greg Bowman thought he landed a job paying much more than the $11 an hour he makes at a call center. "Well I was pretty jazzed. I'm going, 'Wow,' 28 bucks an hour, this is great," Bowman told the News 4 Tucson Investigators.  The 53-year old Tucson resident is working on his master's degree in counseling and has spent a lot of time searching online job sites.

    Tucson - Greg Bowman thought he landed a job paying much more than the $11 an hour he makes at a call center. "Well I was pretty jazzed. I'm going, 'Wow,' 28 bucks an hour, this is great," Bowman told the News 4 Tucson Investigators.  The 53-year old Tucson resident is working on his master's degree in counseling and has spent a lot of time searching online job sites.

  • N4T Investigators: License gone over records mistake, one man gets it back

    N4T Investigators: License gone over records mistake, one man gets it back

    Monday, May 1 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-05-02 03:13:21 GMT

    After years of walking to work because of a case of mistaken identity, Markes Lamay is finally getting a chance to drive.

    After years of walking to work because of a case of mistaken identity, Markes Lamay is finally getting a chance to drive.

  • N4T Investigators: Trial & Error?

    N4T Investigators: Trial & Error?

    Friday, April 28 2017 2:02 AM EDT2017-04-28 06:02:14 GMT

    Tucson  - Most inmates say they're innocent, that they got a raw deal or were framed. That's nothing new.  But it's not often that both the defendant and the prosecution admits a mistake was made during a murder trial. The question in Lyndall Thompson's case is: Was it significant enough to change the guilty verdict? Thompson admits he shot and killed his older stepbrother, Clark Duvall. 

    Tucson  - Most inmates say they're innocent, that they got a raw deal or were framed. That's nothing new.  But it's not often that both the defendant and the prosecution admits a mistake was made during a murder trial. The question in Lyndall Thompson's case is: Was it significant enough to change the guilty verdict? Thompson admits he shot and killed his older stepbrother, Clark Duvall. 

  • N4T: Veteran says VA mistake stops needed surgery

    N4T: Veteran says VA mistake stops needed surgery

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-04-26 20:22:28 GMT

    After months of waiting, Vietnam veteran Stuart Brown was hours away from a back surgery he'd spent months waiting for. Then, he says he got a call from the VA saying they had lost his paperwork.

    After months of waiting, Vietnam veteran Stuart Brown was hours away from a back surgery he'd spent months waiting for. Then, he says he got a call from the VA saying they had lost his paperwork.

  • N4T Investigators: Social insecurity update

    N4T Investigators: Social insecurity update

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:14 AM EDT2017-04-21 15:14:15 GMT
    Martha McSally and Jon IniguezMartha McSally and Jon Iniguez

    Tucson - A congresswoman, a new Marine, and a News 4 Tucson  viewer were recognized for their roles in a young man's dream that almost didn't come true. More on this ceremony later. "Some kids want to be rock stars or astronauts," Jon Iniguez says.

    Tucson - A congresswoman, a new Marine, and a News 4 Tucson  viewer were recognized for their roles in a young man's dream that almost didn't come true. More on this ceremony later. "Some kids want to be rock stars or astronauts," Jon Iniguez says.

  • N4T Investigators: Are state legislators targeting Tucson?

    N4T Investigators: Are state legislators targeting Tucson?

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 1:15 AM EDT2017-04-19 05:15:03 GMT

    The bills may not have Tucson's name on them, but Tucson city councilman Steve Kozachik says the message is clear. "The state legislature come at us with different bills session after session after session trying to eviscerate our ability to manage our local affairs," said Kozachik. 

    The bills may not have Tucson's name on them, but Tucson city councilman Steve Kozachik says the message is clear. "The state legislature come at us with different bills session after session after session trying to eviscerate our ability to manage our local affairs," said Kozachik. 

  • Tucson infant's death ruled homicide

    Friday, April 14 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-04-14 18:55:38 GMT

    Breaking details in the death of 6-month-old Wyllow Brewer, the infant who died on Feb. 19 at a home on Tucson’s Northwest Side.

    Breaking details in the death of 6-month-old Wyllow Brewer, the infant who died on Feb. 19 at a home on Tucson’s Northwest Side.

  • N4T Investigators: Purple Heart & red tape

    N4T Investigators: Purple Heart & red tape

    Thursday, April 13 2017 6:35 PM EDT2017-04-13 22:35:12 GMT

    Benson - "I did my time in the hospital," Mike Archer says, "and I just want the United States government, the VA, or whoever's responsible, I want them to hold up their end of the deal." Archer was wounded in Vietnam in 1970 when a bomb exploded. He saw two of his fellow Army soldiers who were nearby get killed. 

    Benson - "I did my time in the hospital," Mike Archer says, "and I just want the United States government, the VA, or whoever's responsible, I want them to hold up their end of the deal." Archer was wounded in Vietnam in 1970 when a bomb exploded. He saw two of his fellow Army soldiers who were nearby get killed. 

  • Spreading the message of 'Justice for Baby Wyllow'

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-04-12 01:40:50 GMT

    The death of a six-month old Tucson girl has prompted a growing social-media movement... Wyllow Brewer was alive for just six short months, but it seems her life, that was taken far too soon, has made a lasting impression. “For $1,200 within a week? I think that's pretty amazing,” said Rose Silvestre, founder of the ‘Justice for Baby Wyllow’ Facebook page. Silvestre started the social media page with a number of goals. One of them, was to raise $1,200 for a ...

    The death of a six-month old Tucson girl has prompted a growing social-media movement... Wyllow Brewer was alive for just six short months, but it seems her life, that was taken far too soon, has made a lasting impression. “For $1,200 within a week? I think that's pretty amazing,” said Rose Silvestre, founder of the ‘Justice for Baby Wyllow’ Facebook page. Silvestre started the social media page with a number of goals. One of them, was to raise $1,200 for a ...

  • N4T Investigators: Confidential information

    N4T Investigators: Confidential information

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 2:34 AM EDT2017-04-11 06:34:43 GMT

    Tucson "The first thing that came to my mind was, 'how could this have happened?," Mary Martinez said.  The President of the Sunnyside Education Association wants to make sure the school district doesn't make the same mistake twice.

    Tucson "The first thing that came to my mind was, 'how could this have happened?," Mary Martinez said.  The President of the Sunnyside Education Association wants to make sure the school district doesn't make the same mistake twice.

  • Major developments in case of scalded Tucson girl

    Major developments in case of scalded Tucson girl

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-04-05 00:06:50 GMT
    We have major developments in the case of Madison Osteraas, the Tucson child who was badly burned late last year on the northwest side. Madison, 5, suffered third-degree burns to most of her body. Investigators say the injuries were caused by her adoptive mother. "She is communicating now. and communicating very well, and speaking," Pima County Sheriff's Detective Patricia Willson told the News 4 Tucson Investigators. "Due to the extent of her injuries, her condition c...
    We have major developments in the case of Madison Osteraas, the Tucson child who was badly burned late last year on the northwest side. Madison, 5, suffered third-degree burns to most of her body. Investigators say the injuries were caused by her adoptive mother. "She is communicating now. and communicating very well, and speaking," Pima County Sheriff's Detective Patricia Willson told the News 4 Tucson Investigators. "Due to the extent of her injuries, her condition c...
  • N4T Investigators: $900 for a box! Tucson woman calls cremation package a rip off

    N4T Investigators: $900 for a box! Tucson woman calls cremation package a rip off

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-04-04 23:28:22 GMT

    Florence Moss says all she wanted was a simple funeral plan. "When we both sat down, I said all I want to pay for is cremation," said Moss. When Moss took a closer look at the package she paid for though, she found out that's not what she got.

    Florence Moss says all she wanted was a simple funeral plan. "When we both sat down, I said all I want to pay for is cremation," said Moss. When Moss took a closer look at the package she paid for though, she found out that's not what she got.

  • N4T Investigators: Concert promoter in court

    N4T Investigators: Concert promoter in court

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:02 PM EDT2017-03-29 16:02:52 GMT

    Tucson - Freddy Stahmer promoted dozens of concerts in several states over the past five years. The shows featured 80's rock bands. Now, the 49-year-old Oro Valley resident is between a rock and hard place. Stahmer is under investigation by the FBI and the target of a lawsuit by five former investors in his company, Frederick Entertainment, alleging he defrauded them out hundreds of thousands of dollars. this is not the way anyone would have planned for a long term b...

    Tucson - Freddy Stahmer promoted dozens of concerts in several states over the past five years. The shows featured 80's rock bands. Now, the 49-year-old Oro Valley resident is between a rock and hard place. Stahmer is under investigation by the FBI and the target of a lawsuit by five former investors in his company, Frederick Entertainment, alleging he defrauded them out hundreds of thousands of dollars. this is not the way anyone would have planned for a long term b...

  • Facebook group seeking "Justice for Baby Wyllow"

    Monday, March 27 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-03-28 00:11:05 GMT

    The News 4 Tucson Investigators continue to follow the case of Wyllow Brewer, the six-month-old girl murdered, last month on the northwest side. Her tragic death has triggered a social media movement, as Tucsonans try to find "Justice for Baby Wyllow."  “I started it, because I was very bothered by this case, and I have a daughter of my own as well,” Facebook page founder, Rose Silvestre told the News 4 Tucson Investigators.   Rose told us, she wants ...

    The News 4 Tucson Investigators continue to follow the case of Wyllow Brewer, the six-month-old girl murdered, last month on the northwest side. Her tragic death has triggered a social media movement, as Tucsonans try to find "Justice for Baby Wyllow."  “I started it, because I was very bothered by this case, and I have a daughter of my own as well,” Facebook page founder, Rose Silvestre told the News 4 Tucson Investigators.   Rose told us, she wants ...

  • N4T Investigators: A father's fury

    N4T Investigators: A father's fury

    Monday, March 27 2017 2:38 PM EDT2017-03-27 18:38:40 GMT
    Tucson - "It's every parent's worst nightmare." He's a father who's furious, believing his son is being made out to be a liar. It stems from an incident that happened on March 4, 2016. His 17-year old son was walking home from Canyon del Oro High School on Oracle Rd. in Oro Valley. The boy told police that a man drove up and asked him "five or six times" if he wanted a ride. The boy said no. His father picks it up from there: "Then he went and U-turned,...
    Tucson - "It's every parent's worst nightmare." He's a father who's furious, believing his son is being made out to be a liar. It stems from an incident that happened on March 4, 2016. His 17-year old son was walking home from Canyon del Oro High School on Oracle Rd. in Oro Valley. The boy told police that a man drove up and asked him "five or six times" if he wanted a ride. The boy said no. His father picks it up from there: "Then he went and U-turned,...
  • Investigators: Family suspects identity fraud after $12,000 grocery bill

    Investigators: Family suspects identity fraud after $12,000 grocery bill

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-03-22 03:30:43 GMT

    Her name is Diane Luke, but she insists she's not the Diane Luke creditors are looking for. "Something is funny. 

    Her name is Diane Luke, but she insists she's not the Diane Luke creditors are looking for. "Something is funny. 

  • N4T: Tax return delays

    N4T: Tax return delays

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 5:39 PM EST2017-03-07 22:39:42 GMT

    Everyday for nearly a year Marlene Atwood checked her mail hoping her tax rebate would be there.  Every time it wasn't she says she knew she would have to keep cutting back.

    Everyday for nearly a year Marlene Atwood checked her mail hoping her tax rebate would be there.  Every time it wasn't she says she knew she would have to keep cutting back.

  • Woman charged in scalding case now allowed to see kids

    Thursday, February 23 2017 4:33 PM EST2017-02-23 21:33:06 GMT

    A Tucson woman accused of scalding her five-year-old adopted daughter was in court Thursday. Samantha Osteraas, 28 is facing two counts of child abuse, after investigators say she caused the girl's injuries, and then waited to get medical attention. The incident happened back on December 30th, at a home in northwest Tucson. Osteraas asked a Pima County Superior Court judge for permission to see her three biological children. The judge is allowing that to happen, but only if those vi...

    A Tucson woman accused of scalding her five-year-old adopted daughter was in court Thursday. Samantha Osteraas, 28 is facing two counts of child abuse, after investigators say she caused the girl's injuries, and then waited to get medical attention. The incident happened back on December 30th, at a home in northwest Tucson. Osteraas asked a Pima County Superior Court judge for permission to see her three biological children. The judge is allowing that to happen, but only if those vi...

  • N4T Investigators: Generation scammed

    N4T Investigators: Generation scammed

    Thursday, February 23 2017 1:48 AM EST2017-02-23 06:48:56 GMT

    Tucson - Sara Faruolo recently received a text from someone claiming to be from Chase Bank, requesting a "security update",  and saying that Sara needed to reconfirm her account information.  A second text provided a link to what was supposedly Chase's website.  The texts came from scammers trying to get Sara's personal information.   Sara doesn't even have an account with Chase. "I'm actually glad I don't have one, " she told th...

    Tucson - Sara Faruolo recently received a text from someone claiming to be from Chase Bank, requesting a "security update",  and saying that Sara needed to reconfirm her account information.  A second text provided a link to what was supposedly Chase's website.  The texts came from scammers trying to get Sara's personal information.   Sara doesn't even have an account with Chase. "I'm actually glad I don't have one, " she told th...

  • New details emerge in Tucson child abuse case

    New details emerge in Tucson child abuse case

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 1:26 AM EST2017-02-22 06:26:04 GMT

    More details are coming out on a local case of suspected child abuse

    More details are coming out on a local case of suspected child abuse

  • N4T: Family says health care mistake cost them thousands

    N4T: Family says health care mistake cost them thousands

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 8:12 PM EST2017-02-22 01:12:29 GMT

    Christina Lalli first applied for state funded AHCCCS health care in July. For months she says she never heard anything back. "

    Christina Lalli first applied for state funded AHCCCS health care in July. For months she says she never heard anything back. "

  • DCS responds to questions regarding scalded child's Foster placement

    DCS responds to questions regarding scalded child's Foster placement

    Thursday, February 16 2017 7:46 PM EST2017-02-17 00:46:01 GMT

    Our investigation continues on the five-year-old Tucson girl with burns to 80% of her body

    Our investigation continues on the five-year-old Tucson girl with burns to 80% of her body

  • N4T: Victim gets 50,000 back after being caught in growing scam

    N4T: Victim gets 50,000 back after being caught in growing scam

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 8:22 PM EST2017-02-15 01:22:32 GMT

    Dorothy Hayden says it's a phone call she never thought she would get. A call from her bank saying they had the $50,000 she thought she had lost. 

    Dorothy Hayden says it's a phone call she never thought she would get. A call from her bank saying they had the $50,000 she thought she had lost. 

  • Scalded child's birth-mother says State failed her daughter

    Scalded child's birth-mother says State failed her daughter

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 8:37 PM EST2017-02-09 01:37:08 GMT

    Recently, the News 4 Tucson Investigators told you about a legal claim against the State of Arizona over the death of a 20-month old boy. Adam Mada's birth father said the child welfare system didn't protect his child. Now, another birth parent is taking legal action on behalf of another child, who is battling to stay alive. “She's beautiful. She's very smart. I believe that she's been through a lot of abuse and mistreatment that she didn't deserve, Michelle Tremor recently tol...

    Recently, the News 4 Tucson Investigators told you about a legal claim against the State of Arizona over the death of a 20-month old boy. Adam Mada's birth father said the child welfare system didn't protect his child. Now, another birth parent is taking legal action on behalf of another child, who is battling to stay alive. “She's beautiful. She's very smart. I believe that she's been through a lot of abuse and mistreatment that she didn't deserve, Michelle Tremor recently tol...

  • Phoenix man gets 30 years for kidnapping

    Phoenix man gets 30 years for kidnapping

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 7:31 PM EST2017-02-08 00:31:01 GMT

    PHOENIX – A Tuba City man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for kidnapping. The sentencing, announced by the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona, was imposed on 40 year-old  Al Shonnie Ben by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes.  Ben had previously pleaded guilty to kidnapping.  The investigation revealed that on Sept. 7, 2014, Ben, a member of the Navajo Nation, using a knife, kidnapped and assaulted three victims, also members ...

    PHOENIX – A Tuba City man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for kidnapping. The sentencing, announced by the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona, was imposed on 40 year-old  Al Shonnie Ben by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes.  Ben had previously pleaded guilty to kidnapping.  The investigation revealed that on Sept. 7, 2014, Ben, a member of the Navajo Nation, using a knife, kidnapped and assaulted three victims, also members ...

  • N4T Investigators: Tons of produce dumped into landfill

    N4T Investigators: Tons of produce dumped into landfill

    Friday, February 3 2017 5:58 PM EST2017-02-03 22:58:49 GMT

    Produce by the truck load is being dumped into a landfill near the Arizona-Mexico border. 

    Produce by the truck load is being dumped into a landfill near the Arizona-Mexico border. 

  • N4T Investigators: Bootman's sex assault trial delayed

    N4T Investigators: Bootman's sex assault trial delayed

    Friday, February 3 2017 5:48 PM EST2017-02-03 22:48:58 GMT

    Tucson - The sexual assault trial for the former dean of the UA College of Pharmacy has been delayed.  Jesse Bootman is charged with five felonies, including sexual assault, giving the alleged victim a dangerous drug, and kidnapping. Bootman, 65, has pleaded not guilty to all charges stemming from the October, 2015 incident, and said the sex was consensual. Court records show the alleged victim suffered a broken nose and other injuries.   The trial...

    Tucson - The sexual assault trial for the former dean of the UA College of Pharmacy has been delayed.  Jesse Bootman is charged with five felonies, including sexual assault, giving the alleged victim a dangerous drug, and kidnapping. Bootman, 65, has pleaded not guilty to all charges stemming from the October, 2015 incident, and said the sex was consensual. Court records show the alleged victim suffered a broken nose and other injuries.   The trial...

  • N4T: Report details investigation into South Tucson police officers

    N4T: Report details investigation into South Tucson police officers

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 6:10 PM EST2017-02-01 23:10:36 GMT

    After nearly 6 months a 215 page investigative report into the conduct of two then South Tucson police officer is complete. It doesn't say who was right or wrong, but there is an interview that stands out.

    After nearly 6 months a 215 page investigative report into the conduct of two then South Tucson police officer is complete. It doesn't say who was right or wrong, but there is an interview that stands out.

  • N4T: $50,000 lost in growing real estate scam

    N4T: $50,000 lost in growing real estate scam

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 6:03 PM EST2017-02-01 23:03:31 GMT

    After saving for years Dorothy Hayden had just found her dream home. Right after she wired her deposit that dream turned into a nightmare. 

    After saving for years Dorothy Hayden had just found her dream home. Right after she wired her deposit that dream turned into a nightmare. 

  • N4T Investigators: Western Union restitution

    N4T Investigators: Western Union restitution

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 11:25 AM EST2017-02-01 16:25:50 GMT

    Phoenix - If you have been a victim of wire fraud involving Western Union, you may be getting a refund. That's the word from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who announced a settlement with Western Union designed to protect consumers from wire fraud scams. Under the settlement, Brnovich says Western Union will pay $586 million to victims of fraudulent wire transfers nationwide, and that about 10,000 Arizona residents may be eligible for a total of over $11,560,000 in refu...

    Phoenix - If you have been a victim of wire fraud involving Western Union, you may be getting a refund. That's the word from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who announced a settlement with Western Union designed to protect consumers from wire fraud scams. Under the settlement, Brnovich says Western Union will pay $586 million to victims of fraudulent wire transfers nationwide, and that about 10,000 Arizona residents may be eligible for a total of over $11,560,000 in refu...

  • N4T Investigators: Cyber security

    N4T Investigators: Cyber security

    Monday, January 30 2017 12:42 PM EST2017-01-30 17:42:34 GMT
    Tucson - The Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona wants to make sure individuals and businesses are well-informed about Internet security and data privacy. The BBB joined with the National Cyber Security Alliance and other organizations on Saturday to promote Data Privacy Day 2017, The annual event promoted privacy awareness and education.  The BBB says dozens of government agencies, nonprofit organizations and businesses have signed on as Data Privacy Day Champio...
    Tucson - The Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona wants to make sure individuals and businesses are well-informed about Internet security and data privacy. The BBB joined with the National Cyber Security Alliance and other organizations on Saturday to promote Data Privacy Day 2017, The annual event promoted privacy awareness and education.  The BBB says dozens of government agencies, nonprofit organizations and businesses have signed on as Data Privacy Day Champio...
  • N4T Investigators: Movers & Shakeup

    N4T Investigators: Movers & Shakeup

    Thursday, January 26 2017 1:39 AM EST2017-01-26 06:39:23 GMT

    Phoenix - Dozens of southern Arizona residents have complained to us about moving companies. The most common complaint: Their estimate was low-balled so the company would get their business. Then, once the mover had their stuff on its truck, the bill doubled, or tripled, even quadrupled.  One of those customers is Karen Barbera. She told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “My original estimate was $15,000 to $17,000, and the final portion of just the moving was over $34,000....

    Phoenix - Dozens of southern Arizona residents have complained to us about moving companies. The most common complaint: Their estimate was low-balled so the company would get their business. Then, once the mover had their stuff on its truck, the bill doubled, or tripled, even quadrupled.  One of those customers is Karen Barbera. She told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “My original estimate was $15,000 to $17,000, and the final portion of just the moving was over $34,000....

  • N4T Investigators: Inconvenient time?

    N4T Investigators: Inconvenient time?

    Thursday, January 19 2017 1:46 AM EST2017-01-19 06:46:34 GMT

    Tucson - Many people have complained to the News 4 Tucson Investigators about Pima County supervisors holding board meetings only in the day time, when they can't attend because they're at work. We asked the supervisors, who make nearly $76,600 a year, about that. We thought it was a non-controversial, really simple question.  However, Supervisors Richard Elias and Ramon Valadez apparently thought otherwise.  When we asked them during a break in yesterday’s board mee...

    Tucson - Many people have complained to the News 4 Tucson Investigators about Pima County supervisors holding board meetings only in the day time, when they can't attend because they're at work. We asked the supervisors, who make nearly $76,600 a year, about that. We thought it was a non-controversial, really simple question.  However, Supervisors Richard Elias and Ramon Valadez apparently thought otherwise.  When we asked them during a break in yesterday’s board mee...

  • N4T Investigators: Big bucks for Chuck

    N4T Investigators: Big bucks for Chuck

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 12:50 AM EST2017-01-10 05:50:05 GMT

     It was in the news briefly last week: Pima County supervisors quickly approved the raise that  County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry had requested, from $280,000 to $288,000 a year, along with his request for a $550 monthly car allowance.

     It was in the news briefly last week: Pima County supervisors quickly approved the raise that  County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry had requested, from $280,000 to $288,000 a year, along with his request for a $550 monthly car allowance.

  • N4T Investigates: Million gallon mystery solved

    N4T Investigates: Million gallon mystery solved

    Tuesday, January 3 2017 10:14 AM EST2017-01-03 15:14:31 GMT

    The last half of 2016 Zack Busch could do nothing but watch as his water bill went higher and higher and higher. 

    The last half of 2016 Zack Busch could do nothing but watch as his water bill went higher and higher and higher. 

  • N4T Investigators: Mouse trap

    N4T Investigators: Mouse trap

    Friday, December 30 2016 11:18 AM EST2016-12-30 16:18:54 GMT

    Tucson - Gary McFeaters says mice have taken over his apartment.  “The problem is horrible,” McFeaters told the News 4 Tucson Investigators. “I probably have 15 in here at a time. I catch maybe eight a day, 10 a day,” he said. McFeaters has trapped a bunch of rodents but says they just keep on coming into his ground floor unit at the Tanque Verde Apartments. The mice have left droppings on the floor and holes in food bags and Gary's bed. “You hear...

    Tucson - Gary McFeaters says mice have taken over his apartment.  “The problem is horrible,” McFeaters told the News 4 Tucson Investigators. “I probably have 15 in here at a time. I catch maybe eight a day, 10 a day,” he said. McFeaters has trapped a bunch of rodents but says they just keep on coming into his ground floor unit at the Tanque Verde Apartments. The mice have left droppings on the floor and holes in food bags and Gary's bed. “You hear...

  • N4T Investigators: Residence Evil

    N4T Investigators: Residence Evil

    Friday, December 23 2016 1:06 AM EST2016-12-23 06:06:34 GMT

    Tucson – Ann Marie Bonito was intrigued. While looking for a house to rent, Bonito saw a 2256 square foot home in the Foothills advertised on Craigslist for only $900 a month, including utilities.  “I thought this house was beautiful, maybe this person needs a house sitter and somebody to rent the home as well, so I thought I'd at least ask,” Bonito told the News 4 Tucson Investigators. Bonito thought the deal was too good to be true, but to be sure, she...

    Tucson – Ann Marie Bonito was intrigued. While looking for a house to rent, Bonito saw a 2256 square foot home in the Foothills advertised on Craigslist for only $900 a month, including utilities.  “I thought this house was beautiful, maybe this person needs a house sitter and somebody to rent the home as well, so I thought I'd at least ask,” Bonito told the News 4 Tucson Investigators. Bonito thought the deal was too good to be true, but to be sure, she...

  • N4T Investigators: Retired teachers seek withheld funds

    N4T Investigators: Retired teachers seek withheld funds

    Friday, December 16 2016 5:16 PM EST2016-12-16 22:16:46 GMT

    The TUSD School Board voted on a new plan for depleting it's 301 account, but say it's illegal to pay recently retired teachers who have earned their share. 

    The TUSD School Board voted on a new plan for depleting it's 301 account, but say it's illegal to pay recently retired teachers who have earned their share. 

  • N4T Investigators: She said, they say: Update

    N4T Investigators: She said, they say: Update

    Thursday, December 15 2016 12:55 AM EST2016-12-15 05:55:23 GMT

    Tucson – There’s a lot more to a story we first reported two weeks ago. The mom who was recently banned from going on Tucson school property was previously banned by another school district. As we reported on Dec. 1, Sue N'Goran was outraged about being banned from school grounds by the Tucson Unified School District. Her son, who's biracial, was in third grade at Van Buskirk Elementary. The 35 year-old single mom of two made national news after claiming she and her son w...

    Tucson – There’s a lot more to a story we first reported two weeks ago. The mom who was recently banned from going on Tucson school property was previously banned by another school district. As we reported on Dec. 1, Sue N'Goran was outraged about being banned from school grounds by the Tucson Unified School District. Her son, who's biracial, was in third grade at Van Buskirk Elementary. The 35 year-old single mom of two made national news after claiming she and her son w...

  • N4T Investigators: Check cheat

    N4T Investigators: Check cheat

    Thursday, December 8 2016 1:00 AM EST2016-12-08 06:00:21 GMT

    Tucson - Pete Valenzuela is 65, retired, and says he needs some extra money to support his two young children. Pete has a spare bedroom in his home, and went on easyrommate.com to try to rent it out. He was asking $400 per month, plus a $50 security deposit. Someone using the name "Janet Thomas" responded to his ad. After a series of emails, Pete received a cashier's check in the mail, for $2650. “I figured she was going to pay for a whole while,” he told the Ne...

    Tucson - Pete Valenzuela is 65, retired, and says he needs some extra money to support his two young children. Pete has a spare bedroom in his home, and went on easyrommate.com to try to rent it out. He was asking $400 per month, plus a $50 security deposit. Someone using the name "Janet Thomas" responded to his ad. After a series of emails, Pete received a cashier's check in the mail, for $2650. “I figured she was going to pay for a whole while,” he told the Ne...

  • N4T Investigators: Inaccessible

    N4T Investigators: Inaccessible

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 12:50 AM EST2016-12-07 05:50:38 GMT

    Despite her disability, Amanda Parkman gets through her workday like anyone else, until she gets to the intersection of Grant and Campbell. 

    Despite her disability, Amanda Parkman gets through her workday like anyone else, until she gets to the intersection of Grant and Campbell. 

  • N4T Investigators: The Sheriff Opens Up

    N4T Investigators: The Sheriff Opens Up

    Friday, November 18 2016 12:56 AM EST2016-11-18 05:56:47 GMT

    Tucson - Chris Nanos says the he was voted out partly because people wanted new blood in the sheriff's office and he was an ally of Clarence Dupnik, the long time sheriff and fellow Democrat, who retired last year. In his first broadcast interview since losing the election last week, Sheriff Nanos told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “I think they were against the past administration and even the decisions made by the past administration and they wanted a change. And maybe I w...

    Tucson - Chris Nanos says the he was voted out partly because people wanted new blood in the sheriff's office and he was an ally of Clarence Dupnik, the long time sheriff and fellow Democrat, who retired last year. In his first broadcast interview since losing the election last week, Sheriff Nanos told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “I think they were against the past administration and even the decisions made by the past administration and they wanted a change. And maybe I w...

  • N4T Investigators: Southern Arizona rancher pushing for border change

    Thursday, November 17 2016 1:10 AM EST2016-11-17 06:10:41 GMT

    Rancher advocates for a wall along the southern border after encountering hundreds of drug smugglers on his property. 

    Rancher advocates for a wall along the southern border after encountering hundreds of drug smugglers on his property. 

  • N4T Investigators: Dirty Debt

    N4T Investigators: Dirty Debt

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 12:56 AM EST2016-11-16 05:56:21 GMT

    Tucson - Studies show the average American household has $5700 in credit card debt.  With the holidays approaching, plastic will be the preferred payment for many shoppers.  Scammers know this.

    Tucson - Studies show the average American household has $5700 in credit card debt.  With the holidays approaching, plastic will be the preferred payment for many shoppers.  Scammers know this.

  • Investigators: Vets seek alternative medicine through alternate health centers

    Investigators: Vets seek alternative medicine through alternate health centers

    Friday, November 11 2016 9:06 PM EST2016-11-12 02:06:04 GMT

    Veterans are unable to obtain a natural medicine from the country's largest medical care provider. 

    Veterans are unable to obtain a natural medicine from the country's largest medical care provider. 

  • N4T Investigators: Sick Vets

    N4T Investigators: Sick Vets

    Thursday, November 10 2016 10:34 PM EST2016-11-11 03:34:26 GMT

     David Goodman feels a lot older than 50. “It's terrible. I mean I'm in pain 24-7. It's a shooting, constant pain in my back, my neck, my entire spine.”   

     David Goodman feels a lot older than 50. “It's terrible. I mean I'm in pain 24-7. It's a shooting, constant pain in my back, my neck, my entire spine.”   

  • N4T Investigators: Meter Mysteries

    N4T Investigators: Meter Mysteries

    Thursday, November 10 2016 1:49 PM EST2016-11-10 18:49:37 GMT

    How can a new house, one with no running water, rack up a massive water bill. That's the question Chris Rechlin wants Tucson Water to answer.

    How can a new house, one with no running water, rack up a massive water bill. That's the question Chris Rechlin wants Tucson Water to answer.

  • N4T Investigators: Un-real estate?

    N4T Investigators" Un-real estate?

    Thursday, November 10 2016 1:04 AM EST2016-11-10 06:04:53 GMT

    Tucson – Several former investors and clients say they want the public to know about a businessman named John Charles Puplava. Kevin Chugg told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “I want them to be aware of this gentleman who isn't what he says he is.” Jeff Bleeker said, “I’m here telling my story, because I want him to be exposed for what he is and I want people to be able to avoid him.” These are just two of several people who told us they l...

    Tucson – Several former investors and clients say they want the public to know about a businessman named John Charles Puplava. Kevin Chugg told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “I want them to be aware of this gentleman who isn't what he says he is.” Jeff Bleeker said, “I’m here telling my story, because I want him to be exposed for what he is and I want people to be able to avoid him.” These are just two of several people who told us they l...

  • N4T Investigators: Border patrol agents concerned over dangerous duty

    Tuesday, November 8 2016 12:47 AM EST2016-11-08 05:47:52 GMT

    Border patrol agents are being mandated to work week-long shifts at an FOB, they say, is dangerous to their health. 

    Border patrol agents are being mandated to work week-long shifts at an FOB, they say, is dangerous to their health. 

  • N4T Investigators: Online job scam uncovered

    N4T Investigators: Online job scam uncovered

    Thursday, November 3 2016 11:05 PM EDT2016-11-04 03:05:35 GMT

    A local woman was targeted by scammers through an online job posting. 

    A local woman was targeted by scammers through an online job posting. 

  • N4T Investigators: 911 call in former UA dean alleged sex assault

    N4T Investigators: 911 call in former UA dean alleged sex assault

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 9:17 PM EDT2016-11-03 01:17:40 GMT

    Tucson – The News 4 Tucson Investigators have obtained the 911 call regarding the sexual assault allegedly committed by Jesse Bootman, the former dean of the UA College of Pharmacy. The tape was obtained after we filed a public records request. The request was originally denied,. KVOA-TV filed a motion to obtain the tape, maintaining it should be part of the public record. Earlier this week the motion was granted.  The call was made shortly after 8 a.m. on Oct. 3rd, 2...

    Tucson – The News 4 Tucson Investigators have obtained the 911 call regarding the sexual assault allegedly committed by Jesse Bootman, the former dean of the UA College of Pharmacy. The tape was obtained after we filed a public records request. The request was originally denied,. KVOA-TV filed a motion to obtain the tape, maintaining it should be part of the public record. Earlier this week the motion was granted.  The call was made shortly after 8 a.m. on Oct. 3rd, 2...

  • N4T Investigators: Campaign Cash

    N4T Investigators: Campaign Cash

    Tuesday, November 1 2016 9:51 PM EDT2016-11-02 01:51:31 GMT

    More than $21 million has been donated to the campaigns surrounding U.S. Senate, Arizona's 2nd Congressional District and Proposition 205.

    More than $21 million has been donated to the campaigns surrounding U.S. Senate, Arizona's 2nd Congressional District and Proposition 205.

  • N4T Investigators: Credit card letter old scam with a new twist

    N4T Investigators: Credit card letter old scam with a new twist

    Sunday, October 30 2016 11:00 PM EDT2016-10-31 03:00:15 GMT

    Along with our dependence on electronic technology and high tech thieves that come with it, some still try to you rip you off the old-fashioned way; through your mail box.

    Along with our dependence on electronic technology and high tech thieves that come with it, some still try to you rip you off the old-fashioned way; through your mail box.

  • N4T Investigators: Sheriff's department aids in search for missing monkey

    N4T Investigators: Sheriff's department aids in search for missing monkey

    Friday, October 28 2016 9:40 PM EDT2016-10-29 01:40:26 GMT

    The search for a woman's missing monkey continues. 

    The search for a woman's missing monkey continues. 

  • N4T Investigators: Social Security delay puts family on streets

    N4T Investigators: Social Security delay puts family on streets

    Thursday, October 27 2016 10:53 PM EDT2016-10-28 02:53:13 GMT

    A Tucson family says they have been forced to live on the street because of a 2 year delay with Social Security.

    A Tucson family says they have been forced to live on the street because of a 2 year delay with Social Security.

  • N4T Investigators: Water main mess in Tanque Verde

    Friday, October 21 2016 1:50 AM EDT2016-10-21 05:50:36 GMT

    Tanque Verde residents looking for answers about a recurring water main break in the area. 

    Tanque Verde residents looking for answers about a recurring water main break in the area. 

  • N4T Investigates: Baffling Booms Update.

    N4T Investigates: Baffling Booms Update.

    Thursday, October 6 2016 1:53 PM EDT2016-10-06 17:53:16 GMT

    After months of mystery one man says he knows what was causing a series of explosive like sounds in Oro Valley. Airquakes, low frequency sounds that move unheard until they bounce off the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

    After months of mystery one man says he knows what was causing a series of explosive like sounds in Oro Valley. Airquakes, low frequency sounds that move unheard until they bounce off the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

  • N4T Investigators: U of A charges

    N4T Investigators: U of A charges

    Thursday, October 6 2016 2:01 AM EDT2016-10-06 06:01:50 GMT

    The University of Arizona’s handling of the Jesse Bootman and Orlando Bradford cases has led some to question if administrators and students are being held to the same standards.

    The University of Arizona’s handling of the Jesse Bootman and Orlando Bradford cases has led some to question if administrators and students are being held to the same standards.

  • N4T Investigators: Jackpot hustle

    N4T Investigators: Jackpot hustle

    Wednesday, October 5 2016 2:06 AM EDT2016-10-05 06:06:21 GMT

    Oro Valley - Ted Tonkinson received a call on his cell phone last week from a guy with a foreign accent and a Jamaica area code, 876. 

    Oro Valley - Ted Tonkinson received a call on his cell phone last week from a guy with a foreign accent and a Jamaica area code, 876. 

  • N4T Investigators: Family, HOA find resolution over property damage

    N4T Investigators: Family, HOA find resolution over property damage

    Monday, October 3 2016 10:48 PM EDT2016-10-04 02:48:28 GMT

    John and Susan Lorka say that while they were caring for their sick son, their Home Owner Association stacked up sandbags in front of their home ...

    John and Susan Lorka say that while they were caring for their sick son, their Home Owner Association stacked up sandbags in front of their home ...

  • N4T Investigators: Amputee gets help

    N4T Investigators: Amputee gets help

    Wednesday, September 28 2016 9:05 AM EDT2016-09-28 13:05:20 GMT
    Talya, 26, was a passenger on a motorcycle that crashed in 2013, and her right foot was later amputated.Talya, 26, was a passenger on a motorcycle that crashed in 2013, and her right foot was later amputated.

    TUCSON (KVOA) -- When we first met Talya Fanger-Vexler last month, she said crawling was the easiest way to get around her home. Her wheelchair barely fit through her door frames. Talya, 26, was a passenger on a motorcycle that crashed in 2013, and her right foot was later amputated.

    TUCSON (KVOA) -- When we first met Talya Fanger-Vexler last month, she said crawling was the easiest way to get around her home. Her wheelchair barely fit through her door frames. Talya, 26, was a passenger on a motorcycle that crashed in 2013, and her right foot was later amputated.

  • N4T Investigators: Hospital workers in risky business

    N4T Investigators: Hospital workers in risky business

    Thursday, September 22 2016 2:17 AM EDT2016-09-22 06:17:57 GMT

    Tucson – “I hear a nurse holler out, 'Could somebody please come help me?'’ Kelli Graves answered her fellow nurse's plea for help and  ended up with bruises under her right eye, on her left arm, and with fears for her safety. It happened in Oro Valley Hospital's intensive care unit on Sept. 11th. At about 6:15 p.m.,  a "code gray" was announced over the loudspeaker. “Code Grey is that we had an out of control or violent person,” Gra...

    Tucson – “I hear a nurse holler out, 'Could somebody please come help me?'’ Kelli Graves answered her fellow nurse's plea for help and  ended up with bruises under her right eye, on her left arm, and with fears for her safety. It happened in Oro Valley Hospital's intensive care unit on Sept. 11th. At about 6:15 p.m.,  a "code gray" was announced over the loudspeaker. “Code Grey is that we had an out of control or violent person,” Gra...

  • N4T Investigators: Water Woes

    N4T Investigators: Water Woes

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 3:11 PM EDT2016-09-20 19:11:14 GMT

    Jose Reyes gets his drinking water from a bucket of rainwater outside his house. To get water to his animals, he used 200 feet of plastic pipe to tap into his neighbor's water supply.

    Jose Reyes gets his drinking water from a bucket of rainwater outside his house. To get water to his animals, he used 200 feet of plastic pipe to tap into his neighbor's water supply.

  • N4T Investigators: Former UA dean loses round in court

    N4T Investigators: Former UA dean loses round in court

    Monday, September 19 2016 10:09 PM EDT2016-09-20 02:09:47 GMT

    (Warning: You may find some details in this story graphic) Tucson – A defeat in court today for Jesse Bootman. Lawyers for the former U of A College of Pharmacy dean had filed a Motion to Suppress evidence, specifically the search warrant of his home, in his sexual assault case. Defense attorney Josh Hamilton said in Pima County Superior Court, “It's not one little point that we're mitigating. It's a huge colossal point.” Bootman's attorneys said the alleged ...

    (Warning: You may find some details in this story graphic) Tucson – A defeat in court today for Jesse Bootman. Lawyers for the former U of A College of Pharmacy dean had filed a Motion to Suppress evidence, specifically the search warrant of his home, in his sexual assault case. Defense attorney Josh Hamilton said in Pima County Superior Court, “It's not one little point that we're mitigating. It's a huge colossal point.” Bootman's attorneys said the alleged ...

  • N4T Investigators: Disorder in the court

    N4T Investigators: Disorder in the court

    Thursday, September 1 2016 11:30 AM EDT2016-09-01 15:30:57 GMT

    Tucson - After a Pima County jury awarded Dr. Ronald Bernstein $1.7 million last year in his lawsuit against a moving company, he hugged his attorney, Jeff Greenberg. But now, 19 months later, Bernstein has not received a penny from the verdict.  Bernstein told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “It's made life extremely difficult in the sense that I'm financially desperate.” Bernstein lives in a rental home filled with boxes. The 66-year old is devoutly Jewish and wa...

    Tucson - After a Pima County jury awarded Dr. Ronald Bernstein $1.7 million last year in his lawsuit against a moving company, he hugged his attorney, Jeff Greenberg. But now, 19 months later, Bernstein has not received a penny from the verdict.  Bernstein told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “It's made life extremely difficult in the sense that I'm financially desperate.” Bernstein lives in a rental home filled with boxes. The 66-year old is devoutly Jewish and wa...

  • N4T Investigators: Longtime UA professor pleads guilty

    N4T Investigators: Longtime UA professor pleads guilty

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 2:10 AM EDT2016-08-24 06:10:56 GMT

    Tucson - The News 4 Tucson Investigators have learned that a man who taught at the U of A for nearly 50 years has pleaded guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the university, your tax dollars. John Marchello, one of the college’s longest-serving professors, has pleaded guilty to one count of "Theft of Property or Services,” which is a felony. Court records show the 80-year-old Marchello entered the plea on Aug. 21, and we’ve learned he’s ...

    Tucson - The News 4 Tucson Investigators have learned that a man who taught at the U of A for nearly 50 years has pleaded guilty to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the university, your tax dollars. John Marchello, one of the college’s longest-serving professors, has pleaded guilty to one count of "Theft of Property or Services,” which is a felony. Court records show the 80-year-old Marchello entered the plea on Aug. 21, and we’ve learned he’s ...

  • N4T Investigators: Former UA dean back in court

    N4T Investigators: Former UA dean back in court

    Wednesday, August 17 2016 10:28 PM EDT2016-08-18 02:28:50 GMT

    Tucson - The embattled former dean of the University of Arizona  College of Pharmacy was back in Pima County Superior Court today.  Jesse Bootman is ...

    Tucson - The embattled former dean of the University of Arizona  College of Pharmacy was back in Pima County Superior Court today.  Jesse Bootman is ...

  • N4T Investigators: Law enforcement on gang alert

    N4T Investigators: Law enforcement on gang alert

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 3:15 AM EDT2016-08-16 07:15:56 GMT

    Tucson - The recent assassinations of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge have had law enforcement on alert.  Now, the alert is heightened.  The FBI has issued a bulletin to law enforcement nationwide. It's a warning that a gang called the "Black Guerilla Family" which uses this logo, has reportedly threatened to kill white police and corrections officers this month, what the gang is calling "Black August." Pima County Jail Corrections Capt. Sean...

    Tucson - The recent assassinations of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge have had law enforcement on alert.  Now, the alert is heightened.  The FBI has issued a bulletin to law enforcement nationwide. It's a warning that a gang called the "Black Guerilla Family" which uses this logo, has reportedly threatened to kill white police and corrections officers this month, what the gang is calling "Black August." Pima County Jail Corrections Capt. Sean...

  • N4T Investigators: Rebate Debate

    N4T Investigators: Rebate Debate

    Wednesday, July 27 2016 12:27 PM EDT2016-07-27 16:27:51 GMT

    It's supposed to help everyone, but critics and city officials alike admit the City of Tucson's rainwater harvesting is hanging some of the city's poorest neighborhoods out to dry.

    It's supposed to help everyone, but critics and city officials alike admit the City of Tucson's rainwater harvesting is hanging some of the city's poorest neighborhoods out to dry.

  • N4T Investigators: Bad bumps

    N4T Investigators: Bad bumps

    Thursday, July 14 2016 9:40 PM EDT2016-07-15 01:40:11 GMT

    Residents at a Tucson mobile home park say some poorly designed speed bumps are damaging their cars.

  • N4T Investigators: Brown Mackie not accepting new enrollments

    N4T Investigators: Brown Mackie not accepting new enrollments

    Thursday, June 30 2016 8:19 PM EDT2016-07-01 00:19:56 GMT

    Tucson – More problems for Brown Mackie College.  The for-profit school has announced it is not accepting new enrollments here and at about two dozen other ...

    Tucson – More problems for Brown Mackie College.  The for-profit school has announced it is not accepting new enrollments here and at about two dozen other ...

  • N4T Investigators: Consignment Chaos!

    N4T Investigators: Consignment Chaos!

    Thursday, June 16 2016 2:05 PM EDT2016-06-16 18:05:45 GMT

    Tucson – Some customers and former employees of La Bella consignment stores are wondering: What happened to countless consigned items?  Does the owner, Michele Lafayette, know where they are? Did she donate them to charity, as she claims? Or take them for herself, as many people have told us?  The News 4 Tucson Investigators received numerous complaints about Lafayette from customers and former employees. Former store manager Sheryl Subia said she saw Lafayette take i...

    Tucson – Some customers and former employees of La Bella consignment stores are wondering: What happened to countless consigned items?  Does the owner, Michele Lafayette, know where they are? Did she donate them to charity, as she claims? Or take them for herself, as many people have told us?  The News 4 Tucson Investigators received numerous complaints about Lafayette from customers and former employees. Former store manager Sheryl Subia said she saw Lafayette take i...

  • N4T Investigators: First Brown Mackie plaintiff speaks

    N4T Investigators: First Brown Mackie plaintiff speaks

    Thursday, June 9 2016 2:02 AM EDT2016-06-09 06:02:21 GMT

    Tucson – Katherine Ritchie says “Since I was three years old, I wanted to be a nurse. It was a dream of mine and many others in my class. You know, we wanted to help people.” Ritchie says her dream was shattered by Brown Mackie College.  After paying $25,000 in tuition for the school's practical nursing program, taking courses at its central Tucson campus for 15 months and graduating with honors,  Ritchie was barred from taking the licensing exam after th...

    Tucson – Katherine Ritchie says “Since I was three years old, I wanted to be a nurse. It was a dream of mine and many others in my class. You know, we wanted to help people.” Ritchie says her dream was shattered by Brown Mackie College.  After paying $25,000 in tuition for the school's practical nursing program, taking courses at its central Tucson campus for 15 months and graduating with honors,  Ritchie was barred from taking the licensing exam after th...

  • N4T Investigators: A Tucson couple's VA fight

    N4T Investigators: A Tucson couple's VA fight

    Wednesday, June 8 2016 9:00 PM EDT2016-06-09 01:00:13 GMT

    A Tucson couple told the News 4 Tucson Investigators they continue to get the run around when dealing with the Veterans Affairs Department, including making multiple trips to Phoenix this year for meetings that never occurred. 

    A Tucson couple told the News 4 Tucson Investigators they continue to get the run around when dealing with the Veterans Affairs Department, including making multiple trips to Phoenix this year for meetings that never occurred. 

  • N4T Investigators: Costly care

    N4T Investigators: Costly care

    Thursday, June 2 2016 2:00 AM EDT2016-06-02 06:00:30 GMT

    Vail - Ardith Tenison and her husband Larry are outraged about a recent medical bill they received. The Vail couple contacted the News 4 Tucson Investigators because they don't want what happened to them to happen to you.  On March 23, Ardith was feeling stomach pain and couldn’t get an appointment to see her general physician. So the couple went to the Northwest Emergency Center. The 62-year old retired teacher says some basic lab tests were taken, and she saw a doctor fo...

    Vail - Ardith Tenison and her husband Larry are outraged about a recent medical bill they received. The Vail couple contacted the News 4 Tucson Investigators because they don't want what happened to them to happen to you.  On March 23, Ardith was feeling stomach pain and couldn’t get an appointment to see her general physician. So the couple went to the Northwest Emergency Center. The 62-year old retired teacher says some basic lab tests were taken, and she saw a doctor fo...

  • N4T Investigators: Pima County tax cut?

    N4T Investigators: Pima County tax cut?

    Thursday, May 26 2016 2:40 PM EDT2016-05-26 18:40:53 GMT

    Tucson - Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry tells the News 4 Tucson Investigators that county taxes could be cut as much as 5% next year. That's the potential result of the county winning its lawsuit against the state.  Huckelberry said, “I'll certainly be recommending that the Board not increase property taxes and more than likely talk about decreasing them.” The county sued the state last year over a 2015 law that would've shifted millions of dollars in e...

    Tucson - Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry tells the News 4 Tucson Investigators that county taxes could be cut as much as 5% next year. That's the potential result of the county winning its lawsuit against the state.  Huckelberry said, “I'll certainly be recommending that the Board not increase property taxes and more than likely talk about decreasing them.” The county sued the state last year over a 2015 law that would've shifted millions of dollars in e...

  • N4T Investigators: Road remedies

    N4T Investigators: Road remedies

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 6:52 PM EDT2016-05-25 22:52:19 GMT

    Green Valley – It has become a slogan for many Pima County residents. They say, “We have the highest taxes in the state and the worst roads in the state.” Eric Ellingson, for one, is sick of it.  Ellingson gave the News 4 Tucson Investigators a tour of his Green Valley neighborhood’s streets. Many are filled with potholes and cracks. Ellingson says, “I think the roads are going to have to be basically torn up and replaced.” The 81-year old r...

    Green Valley – It has become a slogan for many Pima County residents. They say, “We have the highest taxes in the state and the worst roads in the state.” Eric Ellingson, for one, is sick of it.  Ellingson gave the News 4 Tucson Investigators a tour of his Green Valley neighborhood’s streets. Many are filled with potholes and cracks. Ellingson says, “I think the roads are going to have to be basically torn up and replaced.” The 81-year old r...

  • N4T Investigators: 2 recent lawsuits raise questions about streetcar track safety

    N4T Investigators: 2 recent lawsuits raise questions about streetcar track safety

    Tuesday, May 24 2016 1:00 AM EDT2016-05-24 05:00:16 GMT

    Sun Link streetcar tracks continue to cause injuries to bicyclists, according to two recent lawsuits filed in the Pima County Superior Court. 

    Sun Link streetcar tracks continue to cause injuries to bicyclists, according to two recent lawsuits filed in the Pima County Superior Court. 

  • N4T Investigators: UA athlete says TPD cops unjustly beat him up

    N4T Investigators: UA athlete says TPD cops unjustly beat him up

    Wednesday, May 18 2016 8:35 PM EDT2016-05-19 00:35:44 GMT

    Tucson - Miles Parish says he was beaten by Tucson Police officers.  The 21-year old UA junior suffered a concussion and had teeth knocked back after he was punched repeatedly by cops. Parish told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “Honestly, I was thinking I was going to die.” Camera phone video taken by bystanders of police trying to restrain Parish is dark and hard to make out, but Parish says what happened at his E. 6th St. home last Dec. 13 is a  case of exc...

    Tucson - Miles Parish says he was beaten by Tucson Police officers.  The 21-year old UA junior suffered a concussion and had teeth knocked back after he was punched repeatedly by cops. Parish told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “Honestly, I was thinking I was going to die.” Camera phone video taken by bystanders of police trying to restrain Parish is dark and hard to make out, but Parish says what happened at his E. 6th St. home last Dec. 13 is a  case of exc...

  • N4T Investigators: DUI Traffic Hot Spots

    N4T Investigators: DUI Traffic Hot Spots

    Wednesday, May 18 2016 1:24 AM EDT2016-05-18 05:24:04 GMT

    The News 4 Tucson Investigators mapped out some of the hot spots for DUI crashes in Tucson. One area stuck out.

    The News 4 Tucson Investigators mapped out some of the hot spots for DUI crashes in Tucson. One area stuck out.

  • N4T Investigators: Border Patrol representatives say they were retaliated against following testimony

    N4T Investigators: Border Patrol representatives say they were retaliated against following testimony

    Tuesday, May 17 2016 1:06 AM EDT2016-05-17 05:06:08 GMT

    Border Patrol Union representatives say they are being unfairly retaliated against after speaking out about the Department of Homeland Security’s alleged directive to release non-dangerous undocumented immigrants without a notice to appear court summons. In early February, National Border Patrol Union President Brandon Judd spoke publicly to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security about the policy and said it was directly due to the low number of und...

    Border Patrol Union representatives say they are being unfairly retaliated against after speaking out about the Department of Homeland Security’s alleged directive to release non-dangerous undocumented immigrants without a notice to appear court summons. In early February, National Border Patrol Union President Brandon Judd spoke publicly to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security about the policy and said it was directly due to the low number of und...

  • N4T Investigators: Con artist's day of reckoning

    N4T Investigators: Con artist's day of reckoning

    Thursday, May 12 2016 5:20 PM EDT2016-05-12 21:20:29 GMT

    Tucson – Joe Murphy stood up in Pima County Superior Court at the sentencing of his ex live-in girlfriend, Rebecca Burke, and called her a “dangerous person.”  “There is no line,” Murphy said, “that she won't cross, and no end to the level of her deception.” Murphy asked that Burke get the maximum sentence of eight years in prison.  Burke previously pleaded guilty to trafficking in stolen property, for stealing guns from Murphy, the...

    Tucson – Joe Murphy stood up in Pima County Superior Court at the sentencing of his ex live-in girlfriend, Rebecca Burke, and called her a “dangerous person.”  “There is no line,” Murphy said, “that she won't cross, and no end to the level of her deception.” Murphy asked that Burke get the maximum sentence of eight years in prison.  Burke previously pleaded guilty to trafficking in stolen property, for stealing guns from Murphy, the...

  • N4T Investigators: Border Patrol union says directive provides open invitation to undocumented immigrants

    N4T Investigators: Border Patrol union says directive provides open invitation to undocumented immigrants

    Thursday, May 12 2016 1:00 AM EDT2016-05-12 05:00:18 GMT

    Border Patrol agents’ union representatives say a directive from the Department of Homeland Security is providing an open invitation to undocumented immigrants wanting to enter the United States. But Customs and Border Protection said that is not the case and there have been no stand-down directives issued. 

    Border Patrol agents’ union representatives say a directive from the Department of Homeland Security is providing an open invitation to undocumented immigrants wanting to enter the United States. But Customs and Border Protection said that is not the case and there have been no stand-down directives issued. 

  • N4T Investigators: LA Fitness over the line?

    N4T Investigators: LA Fitness over the line?

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 9:52 PM EDT2016-05-11 01:52:08 GMT

    Tucson - Alice Buck is fighting for her son. Roy Eby and his twin sister were born 11 weeks early. His twin died hours later. Three days later,  Roy suffered ...

    Tucson - Alice Buck is fighting for her son. Roy Eby and his twin sister were born 11 weeks early. His twin died hours later. Three days later,  Roy suffered ...

  • N4T Investigators: Don't park here...soon

    N4T Investigators: Don't park here...soon

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 8:25 PM EDT2016-05-04 00:25:43 GMT

    Vail - Hundreds of cars driven by Cienega High School students are parked in front of nearby homes every school day. Some vehicles block driveways and mailboxes, some are parked close to homes for sale.   Many homeowners in the Rancho del Lago neighborhood here have been angry about this for years, as we first reported last fall. Chad Greer lives near the school and said, “Ever since the News 4 Investigators ran their last report, we started making forward progress, and ha...

    Vail - Hundreds of cars driven by Cienega High School students are parked in front of nearby homes every school day. Some vehicles block driveways and mailboxes, some are parked close to homes for sale.   Many homeowners in the Rancho del Lago neighborhood here have been angry about this for years, as we first reported last fall. Chad Greer lives near the school and said, “Ever since the News 4 Investigators ran their last report, we started making forward progress, and ha...

  • N4T Investigators: Deteriorating Roads

    N4T Investigators: Deteriorating Roads

    Monday, May 2 2016 10:17 PM EDT2016-05-03 02:17:07 GMT

    People in Green Valley say their roads are neglected, with their surface streets falling apart. Green Valley drivers say Calle Montanosa, Calle Lecho, Mission Twin Buttes roads all have one thing in common, they need to be fixed. 

    People in Green Valley say their roads are neglected, with their surface streets falling apart. Green Valley drivers say Calle Montanosa, Calle Lecho, Mission Twin Buttes roads all have one thing in common, they need to be fixed. 

  • N4T Investigators: Former UA dean, attorneys sued

    N4T Investigators: Former UA dean, attorneys sued

    Friday, April 29 2016 9:45 PM EDT2016-04-30 01:45:55 GMT

    “The main reason for filing this lawsuit at this time is so that people can hear that she's not a liar.” That statement from attorney Bill Walker. He represents ...

    “The main reason for filing this lawsuit at this time is so that people can hear that she's not a liar.” That statement from attorney Bill Walker. He represents ...

  • N4T Investigators: Former UA dean indicted again

    N4T Investigators: Former UA dean indicted again

    Apr 28, 2016 10:30 PM2016-04-29 02:30:00 GMT

    Tucson – The News 4 Tucson Investigators have learned that the former dean of the College of Pharmacy at UA has been indicted on two new charges. This recent indictment charges Jessie Bootman of Tucson with kidnapping, and with drugging a woman.  Attorney Bill Walker, who represents the alleged victim, gave the News 4 Tucson Investigators his first interview on this case. Walker said, “Now that the urinalysis has come back, it shows that there is a drug in ...

    Tucson – The News 4 Tucson Investigators have learned that the former dean of the College of Pharmacy at UA has been indicted on two new charges. This recent indictment charges Jessie Bootman of Tucson with kidnapping, and with drugging a woman.  Attorney Bill Walker, who represents the alleged victim, gave the News 4 Tucson Investigators his first interview on this case. Walker said, “Now that the urinalysis has come back, it shows that there is a drug in ...

  • N4T Investigators: Mistaken Identity?

    N4T Investigators: Mistaken Identity?

    Wednesday, April 27 2016 1:00 AM EDT2016-04-27 05:00:18 GMT

    A Tucson man was charged with stealing cases of beer from a Circle K, but he said photos prove it was not him.  In fact, Santiago told the News 4 Tucson Investigators he was at home sleeping before work. 

    A Tucson man was charged with stealing cases of beer from a Circle K, but he said photos prove it was not him.  In fact, Santiago told the News 4 Tucson Investigators he was at home sleeping before work. 

  • N4T Investigators: Old scam, frightening new twist

    N4T Investigators: Old scam, frightening new twist

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 5:26 PM EDT2016-04-20 21:26:47 GMT

    Tucson – It’s the old mystery shopping scam, but this one has a frightening twist. Bernadette Acedo-Ford received several text messages this month from someone claiming to be a cop, saying she would be arrested if she didn't wire him money.  The Tucson woman told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “I was very scared. He said I had 12 hours to get this done.” 

    Tucson – It’s the old mystery shopping scam, but this one has a frightening twist. Bernadette Acedo-Ford received several text messages this month from someone claiming to be a cop, saying she would be arrested if she didn't wire him money.  The Tucson woman told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “I was very scared. He said I had 12 hours to get this done.” 

  • N4T Investigators: Lost in Translation

    N4T Investigators: Lost in Translation

    Monday, April 18 2016 1:51 PM EDT2016-04-18 17:51:26 GMT

    Vail - If a picture tells a thousand words, what words would you use to describe a photo of President Obama, showing him with an obviously photo-shopped large nose, lips and ears?  What would you say about it being shown to students by a public school teacher during a Spanish class? 

    Vail - If a picture tells a thousand words, what words would you use to describe a photo of President Obama, showing him with an obviously photo-shopped large nose, lips and ears?  What would you say about it being shown to students by a public school teacher during a Spanish class? 

  • N4T Investigators: Rebecca Burke pleads guilty to trafficking in stolen property

    N4T Investigators: Rebecca Burke pleads guilty to trafficking in stolen property

    Tuesday, April 12 2016 2:18 PM EDT2016-04-12 18:18:57 GMT

    Rebecca Burke pleaded guilty Tuesday to a Class III felony for trafficking in stolen property. Burke, 33, was captured in Wasilla, Alaska in February after fleeing in January following an indictment by a Pima County Grand Jury 

    Rebecca Burke pleaded guilty Tuesday to a Class III felony for trafficking in stolen property. Burke, 33, was captured in Wasilla, Alaska in February after fleeing in January following an indictment by a Pima County Grand Jury 

  • N4T Investigators: Former HOA accountant sentenced

    N4T Investigators: Former HOA accountant sentenced

    Monday, April 11 2016 6:32 PM EDT2016-04-11 22:32:28 GMT

    Tucson – Joshua Bonillas will not go to jail for stealing $45,000 from a homeowners association. As part of a plea deal the News 4 Tucson Investigators first reported last month when Bonillas pleaded guilty, he agreed today in Pima County Superior Court to make quick restitution, and got three years probation. Jesse Smith, Bonillas' attorney, said after the sentencing, “Mr. Bonillas is sincerely remorseful for what he did. I mean, he was under financial pressure, but tha...

    Tucson – Joshua Bonillas will not go to jail for stealing $45,000 from a homeowners association. As part of a plea deal the News 4 Tucson Investigators first reported last month when Bonillas pleaded guilty, he agreed today in Pima County Superior Court to make quick restitution, and got three years probation. Jesse Smith, Bonillas' attorney, said after the sentencing, “Mr. Bonillas is sincerely remorseful for what he did. I mean, he was under financial pressure, but tha...

  • N4T Investigators: Bicycle Dangers Part 2

    N4T Investigators: Bicycle Dangers Part 2

    Friday, April 8 2016 9:56 PM EDT2016-04-09 01:56:11 GMT

    Some cyclists tell us spots where it can be riskier to travel alongside traffic.

    Some cyclists tell us spots where it can be riskier to travel alongside traffic.

  • N4T Investigators: Bicycle Dangers Part 1

    N4T Investigators: Bicycle Dangers Part 1

    Friday, April 8 2016 9:38 PM EDT2016-04-09 01:38:01 GMT

    Some cyclists tell us where it can be riskier to travel alongside traffic.

    Some cyclists tell us where it can be riskier to travel alongside traffic.

  • N4T Investigators: New twist in IRS scam

    N4T Investigators: New twist in IRS scam

    Thursday, April 7 2016 1:54 AM EDT2016-04-07 05:54:05 GMT

    Tucson - It's tax season and that means phony phone calls from scammers posing as agents with the Internal Revenue Service. This year, there’s a new twist. It’s called “Phishing.” Internal Revenue Service Special Agent Brian Watson told the News 4 Tucson Investigators,“It's an attempt by the criminals out there to basically steal your information.”  Scammers call taxpayers and say they just have to verify a couple of details on their return. ...

    Tucson - It's tax season and that means phony phone calls from scammers posing as agents with the Internal Revenue Service. This year, there’s a new twist. It’s called “Phishing.” Internal Revenue Service Special Agent Brian Watson told the News 4 Tucson Investigators,“It's an attempt by the criminals out there to basically steal your information.”  Scammers call taxpayers and say they just have to verify a couple of details on their return. ...

  • N4T Investigators: Historic Tucson home becomes latest rental scam

    N4T Investigators: Historic Tucson home becomes latest rental scam

    Wednesday, April 6 2016 12:15 PM EDT2016-04-06 16:15:18 GMT
    Photo: KVOAPhoto: KVOA

    Rental scams are growing in Southern Arizona. There's a famous house with a bit of an infamous twist along University Boulevard. Sen. Harry Drachman's former home popped up for rent on a classified website recently. 

    Rental scams are growing in Southern Arizona. There's a famous house with a bit of an infamous twist along University Boulevard. Sen. Harry Drachman's former home popped up for rent on a classified website recently. 

  • N4T Investigators: Bad Roads

    N4T Investigators: Bad Roads

    Tuesday, April 5 2016 1:54 PM EDT2016-04-05 17:54:26 GMT

    Tucson - Complaints about Pima County roads never end. Wendy Dewey lives in the Foothills and says, “Anywhere you drive, the roads are shot.” Her neighbor, Doug Hughes, told us, “I'd say "frustrated" is the key word.” The Pima County Department of Transportation says 60% of county-maintained roads are in failed or poor condition. And the county's highest-ranking employee knows it.  We met with County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry and asked,...

    Tucson - Complaints about Pima County roads never end. Wendy Dewey lives in the Foothills and says, “Anywhere you drive, the roads are shot.” Her neighbor, Doug Hughes, told us, “I'd say "frustrated" is the key word.” The Pima County Department of Transportation says 60% of county-maintained roads are in failed or poor condition. And the county's highest-ranking employee knows it.  We met with County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry and asked,...

  • N4T Investigators: Spaceport Abort?

    N4T Investigators: Spaceport Abort?

    Wednesday, March 30 2016 8:58 PM EDT2016-03-31 00:58:02 GMT

    Pima County's powers-that-be say having space tourism here will be a giant leap for the economy, while creating 500 well-paying jobs.  The Board of Supervisors in January approved  a bond sale for a $15 million loan to World View Enterprises. 

    Pima County's powers-that-be say having space tourism here will be a giant leap for the economy, while creating 500 well-paying jobs.  The Board of Supervisors in January approved  a bond sale for a $15 million loan to World View Enterprises. 

  • N4T Investigators: City faces multi-million budget gap next fiscal year

    N4T Investigators: City faces multi-million budget gap next fiscal year

    Tuesday, March 29 2016 8:43 PM EDT2016-03-30 00:43:56 GMT

    With the city of Tucson facing a multi-million dollar budget gap next fiscal year, Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega has a big job ahead. “Certainly, there’s...

    With the city of Tucson facing a multi-million dollar budget gap next fiscal year, Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega has a big job ahead. “Certainly, there’s...

  • N4T Investigators: Bike Lane, Right-Turn Lane Merge

    N4T Investigators: Bike Lane, Right-Turn Lane Merge

    Friday, March 25 2016 10:25 PM EDT2016-03-26 02:25:54 GMT

    A crash that seriously hurt a bicyclist last year is making its way through the Pima County court system.

    A crash that seriously hurt a bicyclist last year is making its way through the Pima County court system.

  • N4T Investigators: Pima County Sheriff's detectives investigating death of toddler in Three Points

    N4T Investigators: Pima County Sheriff's detectives investigating death of toddler in Three Points

    Thursday, March 24 2016 10:25 PM EDT2016-03-25 02:25:41 GMT

    Pima County Sheriff's detectives are investigating the death of a toddler, in Three Points, about 25 miles southwest of Tucson. Was it clear-cut abuse, or is there much more to the story?   According to court documents uncovered by Kristi's Kids, authorities were called to a Three Points mobile home on March 12th, to a report a 20-month-old boy who wasn't breathing. About 30-minutes later, he was pronounced dead. Pima County Sheriff's detectives got a Search Warrant, and confis...

    Pima County Sheriff's detectives are investigating the death of a toddler, in Three Points, about 25 miles southwest of Tucson. Was it clear-cut abuse, or is there much more to the story?   According to court documents uncovered by Kristi's Kids, authorities were called to a Three Points mobile home on March 12th, to a report a 20-month-old boy who wasn't breathing. About 30-minutes later, he was pronounced dead. Pima County Sheriff's detectives got a Search Warrant, and confis...

  • N4T Investigators: Travel trouble update

    N4T Investigators: Travel trouble update

    Thursday, March 24 2016 3:41 PM EDT2016-03-24 19:41:28 GMT
    Photo: KVOAPhoto: KVOA

    Phoenix- House speaker David Gowan is running for congress and taking heat for using a state-owned vehicle while traveling Congressional district 1 in October.  Arizona law prohibits using state resources to influence an election. 

    Phoenix- House speaker David Gowan is running for congress and taking heat for using a state-owned vehicle while traveling Congressional district 1 in October.  Arizona law prohibits using state resources to influence an election. 

  • N4T Investigators: Puppy trap

    N4T Investigators: Puppy trap

    Friday, March 18 2016 6:50 PM EDT2016-03-18 22:50:01 GMT

    Tucson - Countless dogs here need permanent homes, including more than 300  at Pima Animal Control Center.  However, some dog lovers prefer to buy from a breeder. But bogus online breeders are biting buyers, in the wallet. “I don't think I'm unusual when I see this dog and think, 'she's going to be mine.’ You do, you fall in love with this dog,” said Diane Tooroian. The east side resident has owned shelter dogs for years and volunteers at a rescue. She b...

    Tucson - Countless dogs here need permanent homes, including more than 300  at Pima Animal Control Center.  However, some dog lovers prefer to buy from a breeder. But bogus online breeders are biting buyers, in the wallet. “I don't think I'm unusual when I see this dog and think, 'she's going to be mine.’ You do, you fall in love with this dog,” said Diane Tooroian. The east side resident has owned shelter dogs for years and volunteers at a rescue. She b...

  • N4T Investigators: Deadbeat UPDATE: Social Media Campaign

    N4T Investigators: Deadbeat UPDATE: Social Media Campaign

    Thursday, March 17 2016 11:14 AM EDT2016-03-17 15:14:57 GMT

    TUCSON- It's a News 4 Tucson Investigators update for you about parents who don't pay child support. You may remember Governor Doug Ducey announced Arizona will start publishing the names of child support evaders. "For too long, you've been able to remain anonymous," said Governor Ducey. During the 2016 State of the State Address, Ducey called them out. "I'm talking to deadbeat dads," he said. Ducey said some referred to him as the "hashtag governor."...

    TUCSON- It's a News 4 Tucson Investigators update for you about parents who don't pay child support. You may remember Governor Doug Ducey announced Arizona will start publishing the names of child support evaders. "For too long, you've been able to remain anonymous," said Governor Ducey. During the 2016 State of the State Address, Ducey called them out. "I'm talking to deadbeat dads," he said. Ducey said some referred to him as the "hashtag governor."...

  • N4T Investigators: Repair racket default judgment

    N4T Investigators: Repair racket default judgment

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 4:47 PM EDT2016-03-15 20:47:52 GMT

    Tucson - Angel Morfin is the pastor of the Peniel Church of Jesus Christ in central Tucson. He had to tell his congregants the $3700 they collected to have the church parking lot paved was gone, just like the guys the pastor paid to do it.   Investigators say David Stevens, also known as David Lee, and Anthony Stevens did no work, before vanishing. Pastor Morfin told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “I don't want to stop trusting people, because I’m a pastor. And I ...

    Tucson - Angel Morfin is the pastor of the Peniel Church of Jesus Christ in central Tucson. He had to tell his congregants the $3700 they collected to have the church parking lot paved was gone, just like the guys the pastor paid to do it.   Investigators say David Stevens, also known as David Lee, and Anthony Stevens did no work, before vanishing. Pastor Morfin told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “I don't want to stop trusting people, because I’m a pastor. And I ...

  • N4T Investigators: Paid to Campaign?

    N4T Investigators: Paid to Campaign?

    Monday, March 14 2016 4:44 PM EDT2016-03-14 20:44:33 GMT

    Mark Napier, who says he's a "likely" candidate for Pima County Sheriff, was the target of a scathing email sent by the Rincon District Commander.  

    Mark Napier, who says he's a "likely" candidate for Pima County Sheriff, was the target of a scathing email sent by the Rincon District Commander.  

  • N4T Investigators: Burke arraigned

    N4T Investigators: Burke arraigned

    Wednesday, March 9 2016 12:56 AM EST2016-03-09 05:56:19 GMT

    Tucson - For someone facing a fourth felony conviction and a long prison stint, Rebecca Burke appeared calm and cool during her arraignment this afternoon in Pima County Superior Court. The 32-year old was on a monitor from the county jail, while looking on in court was Joe Murphy, her alleged victim and ex-boyfriend. Murphy told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “It was a little nerve-wracking, but at the risk of sounding crass, I have to say it was a little rewarding."

    Tucson - For someone facing a fourth felony conviction and a long prison stint, Rebecca Burke appeared calm and cool during her arraignment this afternoon in Pima County Superior Court. The 32-year old was on a monitor from the county jail, while looking on in court was Joe Murphy, her alleged victim and ex-boyfriend. Murphy told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “It was a little nerve-wracking, but at the risk of sounding crass, I have to say it was a little rewarding."

  • N4T Investigators: Search Warrant details Pima County's first child drowning of 2016

    N4T Investigators: Search Warrant details Pima County's first child drowning of 2016

    Friday, March 4 2016 1:07 AM EST2016-03-04 06:07:00 GMT

    Pima County recorded its first child drowning of 2016. It happened on Tucson's far northeast side.  It’s a reminder that can’t be stressed enough: the A B C’s of drowning prevention. A - for adult supervision. B - for barriers. C - for classes. Though, over this past weekend, it appears that A and B were ignored.   The News 4 Tucson Investigators have reviewed the Search Warrant that was issued by a Pima County Superior Court Judge. Pima County She...

    Pima County recorded its first child drowning of 2016. It happened on Tucson's far northeast side.  It’s a reminder that can’t be stressed enough: the A B C’s of drowning prevention. A - for adult supervision. B - for barriers. C - for classes. Though, over this past weekend, it appears that A and B were ignored.   The News 4 Tucson Investigators have reviewed the Search Warrant that was issued by a Pima County Superior Court Judge. Pima County She...

  • N4T Investigators: Outrage over huge water bill

    N4T Investigators: Outrage over huge water bill

    Thursday, March 3 2016 7:36 PM EST2016-03-04 00:36:22 GMT

    Tucson - Barbara Zagoria's water bill for her Saddlebrook home is usually about $70 a month. Her bill last June was $4,593.74. Zagoria told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “I thought they were playing a game with me. I said, 'oh, that's funny.’” Lago Del Oro Water Company says it wasn't a game, but a leak in the home’s irrigation system. 

    Tucson - Barbara Zagoria's water bill for her Saddlebrook home is usually about $70 a month. Her bill last June was $4,593.74. Zagoria told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “I thought they were playing a game with me. I said, 'oh, that's funny.’” Lago Del Oro Water Company says it wasn't a game, but a leak in the home’s irrigation system. 

  • N4T Investigators: Oro Valley Golf Losses UPDATE

    N4T Investigators: Oro Valley Golf Losses UPDATE

    Wednesday, March 2 2016 9:33 AM EST2016-03-02 14:33:45 GMT

    We have a N4T Investigators update to a story we brought to you in November, regarding the controversial purchase of the El Conquistador Country Club...

    We have a N4T Investigators update to a story we brought to you in November, regarding the controversial purchase of the El Conquistador Country Club...

  • N4T Investigators: Hover Hazards

    N4T Investigators: Hover Hazards

    Wednesday, March 2 2016 12:09 AM EST2016-03-02 05:09:07 GMT
    TUCSON- It was once one of the hottest selling Christmas items, but now more questions are coming up about hoverboards. There's a new warning from federal safety regulators. Our Bret Buganski found out the University of Arizona may also take new action. "Everyone stares, whenever you pass by heads will turn and people are like what is that," said U of A junior Brooke Goldstein. She's talking about the hoverboard, also known as the self balancing scooter. When you think...
    TUCSON- It was once one of the hottest selling Christmas items, but now more questions are coming up about hoverboards. There's a new warning from federal safety regulators. Our Bret Buganski found out the University of Arizona may also take new action. "Everyone stares, whenever you pass by heads will turn and people are like what is that," said U of A junior Brooke Goldstein. She's talking about the hoverboard, also known as the self balancing scooter. When you think...
  • N4T Investigators: Former HOA accountant pleads guilty

    N4T Investigators: Former HOA accountant pleads guilty

    Tuesday, March 1 2016 8:19 PM EST2016-03-02 01:19:27 GMT
    Tucson – A former bookkeeper for a homeowners association pleaded guilty today to using the HOA’s money as his personal piggy bank. The plea deal was announced in Pima County Superior Court. Former HOA accountant Joshua Bonillas changed his plea from not guilty, admitted he stole $45,000 from the HOA to pay his bills, and agreed to pay it back. In his first interview since the case became public, Bonillas told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “I regret the harm I c...

    Tucson – A former bookkeeper for a homeowners association pleaded guilty today to using the HOA’s money as his personal piggy bank. The plea deal was announced in Pima County Superior Court. Former HOA accountant Joshua Bonillas changed his plea from not guilty, admitted he stole $45,000 from the HOA to pay his bills, and agreed to pay it back. In his first interview since the case became public, Bonillas told the News 4 Tucson Investigators, “I regret the harm I c...

  • N4T Investigators: Travel trouble

    N4T Investigators: Travel trouble

    Monday, February 29 2016 7:40 PM EST2016-03-01 00:40:37 GMT
    Photo: KVOAPhoto: KVOA

    Phoenix – Arizona Speaker of the House David Gowan says he’s the Speaker for the whole state, and that part of that job involves traveling extensively on state business. Gowan (R-Sierra Vista) is also running for congress in the 1st Congressional district. The Arizona Capitol Times reported in January that after announcing his candidacy in October, Gowan was driven around that massive district-bigger than the state of Illinois-in a state-owned vehicle, marked "For of...

    Phoenix – Arizona Speaker of the House David Gowan says he’s the Speaker for the whole state, and that part of that job involves traveling extensively on state business. Gowan (R-Sierra Vista) is also running for congress in the 1st Congressional district. The Arizona Capitol Times reported in January that after announcing his candidacy in October, Gowan was driven around that massive district-bigger than the state of Illinois-in a state-owned vehicle, marked "For of...

  • N4T Investigators: Zone Crashes

    N4T Investigators: Zone Crashes

    Thursday, February 25 2016 9:24 PM EST2016-02-26 02:24:40 GMT

    Road work north of Tucson has become part of the daily grind for some drivers as a widening project continues on Oracle Road.  Barricades and merging signs have been in drivers’ view since work began about a year and a half ago. 

    Road work north of Tucson has become part of the daily grind for some drivers as a widening project continues on Oracle Road.  Barricades and merging signs have been in drivers’ view since work began about a year and a half ago. 

  • N4T Investigators: Neighborhoods, property owners burdened with unwanted donation bins

    N4T Investigators: Neighborhoods, property owners burdened with unwanted donation bins

    Monday, February 22 2016 8:13 PM EST2016-02-23 01:13:18 GMT

    Some donations received in Southern Arizona could be ill-gotten gains of sorts. There are hundreds of donation bins around town that should not be seen at all...

    Some donations received in Southern Arizona could be ill-gotten gains of sorts. There are hundreds of donation bins around town that should not be seen at all...

  • N4T Investigators: Internet Intimidation

    N4T Investigators: Internet Intimidation

    Monday, February 22 2016 5:17 PM EST2016-02-22 22:17:00 GMT

    Desiree Capuano says her ex-husband is out to destroy her. “He told me once that his ultimate desire was to get me to commit suicide,” the Tucson area woman told the News 4 Tucson Investigators. 

    Desiree Capuano says her ex-husband is out to destroy her. “He told me once that his ultimate desire was to get me to commit suicide,” the Tucson area woman told the News 4 Tucson Investigators. 

  • N4T Investigators: Parking Promises

    N4T Investigators: Parking Promises

    Friday, February 19 2016 8:50 PM EST2016-02-20 01:50:14 GMT

    Is this questionable integrity? One Tucson neighborhood association wants the city to make good on something promised to them more than 30 years ago...

    Is this questionable integrity? One Tucson neighborhood association wants the city to make good on something promised to them more than 30 years ago...

  • N4T Investigators: New complaints about Sticks n' Strings

    N4T Investigators: New complaints about Sticks n' Strings

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 7:19 PM EST2016-02-18 00:19:32 GMT

    The News 4 Tucson Investigators first visited Tony Bernard at Sticks n’ Strings last month, after Arizona's attorney general filed a suit against his east side ...

    The News 4 Tucson Investigators first visited Tony Bernard at Sticks n’ Strings last month, after Arizona's attorney general filed a suit against his east side ...

  • N4T Investigators: Unarmed Update, More people want to be added to lawsuit

    N4T Investigators: Unarmed Update, More people want to be added to lawsuit

    Monday, February 15 2016 12:11 AM EST2016-02-15 05:11:02 GMT
    TUCSON- At the very least, they want their money back. The News 4 Tucson Investigators were the first to break this story regarding the now closed gun store "Black Weapons Armory." The Arizona Attorney General is suing them for fraud. Bret Buganski found out more people could be added to the lawsuit. "He preyed on peoples good intentions and that is what hurts," said Kevin Chaffee, who says the store still has his money for a gun. He said the gun was supposed to be...
    TUCSON- At the very least, they want their money back. The News 4 Tucson Investigators were the first to break this story regarding the now closed gun store "Black Weapons Armory." The Arizona Attorney General is suing them for fraud. Bret Buganski found out more people could be added to the lawsuit. "He preyed on peoples good intentions and that is what hurts," said Kevin Chaffee, who says the store still has his money for a gun. He said the gun was supposed to be...
  • N4T Investigators: Rebecca Burke caught

    N4T Investigators: Rebecca Burke caught

    Wednesday, February 10 2016 9:15 PM EST2016-02-11 02:15:43 GMT

    TUCSON- Rebecca Burke could run but she couldn't hide, for long. The three-time convicted felon has been caught. Burke was indicted last month by a Pima County Grand Jury for Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Prohibited Possessor, and Trafficking in Stolen Property.  The 33-year old Burke became a fugitive and fled to Alaska, which we reported on Sunday after telling Tucson police. Two days after our report aired, Burke was arrested at her boyfriend's home in Wasilla, AK.

    TUCSON- Rebecca Burke could run but she couldn't hide, for long. The three-time convicted felon has been caught. Burke was indicted last month by a Pima County Grand Jury for Possession of a Deadly Weapon by a Prohibited Possessor, and Trafficking in Stolen Property.  The 33-year old Burke became a fugitive and fled to Alaska, which we reported on Sunday after telling Tucson police. Two days after our report aired, Burke was arrested at her boyfriend's home in Wasilla, AK.

  • N4T Investigators: Botched Beautification

    N4T Investigators: Botched Beautification

    Wednesday, February 10 2016 8:48 PM EST2016-02-11 01:48:07 GMT

    A business owner in Tucson is fighting the city over what she calls a botched beautification project. It's because of the new median islands along Campbell Avenue. 

    A business owner in Tucson is fighting the city over what she calls a botched beautification project. It's because of the new median islands along Campbell Avenue. 

  • N4T Investigators: Illicit Massage Parlor Followup

    N4T Investigators: Illicit Massage Parlor Followup

    Wednesday, February 10 2016 6:33 PM EST2016-02-10 23:33:51 GMT
    Some say last summer's illicit massage parlor investigation gave the Tucson Police Department a black eye. Some of the officers were demoted, some were reprimanded, others were fired, some quit and some were reinstated. 

    Some say last summer's illicit massage parlor investigation gave the Tucson Police Department a black eye. Some of the officers were demoted, some were reprimanded, others were fired, some quit and some were reinstated. 

  • N4T Investigators: Former detective in court

    N4T Investigators: Former detective in court

    Tuesday, February 9 2016 7:17 PM EST2016-02-10 00:17:46 GMT
    Tucson - David Tarnow used to put criminals in handcuffs and jail.At his bond hearing today, he was trying to get out of both. The 55-year old former Pima County Sheriff’s Department detective is charged with seven felonies: three counts of trafficking in stolen property, two counts of fraudulent schemes and one count each of theft and theft by extortion. The charges stem from a 2011 home burglary in which more than $1 million worth of jewelry and artwork was stolen. ...

    Tucson - David Tarnow used to put criminals in handcuffs and jail.At his bond hearing today, he was trying to get out of both. The 55-year old former Pima County Sheriff’s Department detective is charged with seven felonies: three counts of trafficking in stolen property, two counts of fraudulent schemes and one count each of theft and theft by extortion. The charges stem from a 2011 home burglary in which more than $1 million worth of jewelry and artwork was stolen. ...

  • N4T Investigators: Range Ruckus

    N4T Investigators: Range Ruckus

    Monday, February 8 2016 6:39 PM EST2016-02-08 23:39:37 GMT

    The U.S. Border Patrol wants to spend millions of your tax dollars to clean up an old shooting range near the border with Mexico. But it could end up costing taxpayers even more. The agency is facing a lawsuit over that range that could be settled for millions of dollars. At the end of this stark, hilly road off the aptly named Target Range Road, is a property that lies in the crosshairs of a multi-million lawsuit against the United States. This was a shooting range used by U.S. Cust...

    The U.S. Border Patrol wants to spend millions of your tax dollars to clean up an old shooting range near the border with Mexico. But it could end up costing taxpayers even more. The agency is facing a lawsuit over that range that could be settled for millions of dollars. At the end of this stark, hilly road off the aptly named Target Range Road, is a property that lies in the crosshairs of a multi-million lawsuit against the United States. This was a shooting range used by U.S. Cust...

  • N4T Investigators: On the run

    N4T Investigators: On the run

    Friday, February 5 2016 5:08 PM EST2016-02-05 22:08:29 GMT
    Tucson - We found Rebecca Burke in San Diego last summer, working as a groomer at a pet store. This after she suddenly left Tucson when the heat was on. When we saw Burke outside the store, we said to her, “Can I ask you a few questions? There are several people in Tucson who say that you owe them money.” She replied, “Can you leave the property? You guys can't be here.” Burke was later indicted by a Pima County grand jury for trafficking in stolen property an...

    Tucson - We found Rebecca Burke in San Diego last summer, working as a groomer at a pet store. This after she suddenly left Tucson when the heat was on. When we saw Burke outside the store, we said to her, “Can I ask you a few questions? There are several people in Tucson who say that you owe them money.” She replied, “Can you leave the property? You guys can't be here.” Burke was later indicted by a Pima County grand jury for trafficking in stolen property an...

  • N4T Investigators: Craigslist con?

    N4T Investigators: Craigslist con?

    Friday, February 5 2016 4:35 PM EST2016-02-05 21:35:17 GMT

    Tucson -  You've heard the expression, "May the buyer beware." This is a case of "May the seller beware."  Manny doesn't want his last name used for privacy...

    Tucson -  You've heard the expression, "May the buyer beware." This is a case of "May the seller beware."  Manny doesn't want his last name used for privacy...

  • N4T Investigators: Illegal contractor investigated for allegedly scamming Tucsonans

    N4T Investigators: Illegal contractor investigated for allegedly scamming Tucsonans

    Thursday, February 4 2016 6:44 PM EST2016-02-04 23:44:05 GMT

    The News 4 Tucson Investigators have been pursuing an illegal contractor who's allegedly scammed several people out of thousands of dollars in cash. Omar...

    The News 4 Tucson Investigators have been pursuing an illegal contractor who's allegedly scammed several people out of thousands of dollars in cash. Omar...

  • N4T Investigators: Tax brake?

    N4T Investigators: Tax brake?

    Thursday, February 4 2016 6:40 PM EST2016-02-04 23:40:13 GMT

    South Tucson – Tucson Greyhound Park has gotten a big break on taxes for years, thanks to your state lawmakers.  It started about 20 years ago, when casino gaming began eating into revenues at tracks around the state. The state gives TGP and all of Arizona's dog and horse racing tracks a "Hardship Tax Credit."

    Tucson Greyhound Park has gotten a big break on taxes for years, thanks to your state lawmakers.  It started about 20 years ago, when casino gaming began eating into revenues at tracks around the state. 

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    N4T Investigators: Cross-border operation

    N4T Investigators: Cross-border operation

    Friday, January 29 2016 9:34 PM EST2016-01-30 02:34:09 GMT

    The News 4 Tucson Investigators are in Mexico awaiting further information about a cross-border operation involving U.S. and Mexico law-enforcement. 

    The News 4 Tucson Investigators are in Mexico awaiting further information about a cross-border operation involving U.S. and Mexico law-enforcement. 

  • N4T Investigators: Horrendous housing update

    N4T Investigators: Horrendous housing update

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 12:06 PM EST2016-01-26 17:06:14 GMT

    Leslye Griffin says what a difference publicity can make. “I think that it’s incredible that it took the news to get everything fixed,” Griffin says. 

    Leslye Griffin says what a difference publicity can make. “I think that it’s incredible that it took the news to get everything fixed,” Griffin says. 

  • N4T Investigators: Troublesome Tunes

    N4T Investigators: Troublesome Tunes

    Tuesday, January 19 2016 2:30 PM EST2016-01-19 19:30:42 GMT
    Photo: KVOAPhoto: KVOA

    Tucson- A music store on the city’s east side is being accused of having customer service that is way off-key. The News 4 Tucson Investigators have learned that the Arizona Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against Sticks N' Strings, alleging Consumer Fraud. The suit says owner Tony Bernard “Requested and accepted consumers' payments for merchandise it never ordered, delivered or provided a refund for.” 

    Tucson- A music store on the city’s east side is being accused of having customer service that is way off-key. The News 4 Tucson Investigators have learned that the Arizona Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against Sticks N' Strings, alleging Consumer Fraud. The suit says owner Tony Bernard “Requested and accepted consumers' payments for merchandise it never ordered, delivered or provided a refund for.” 

  • N4T Investigators: Homeowners say HOA is not responding to their needs

    N4T Investigators: Homeowners say HOA is not responding to their needs

    Tuesday, January 19 2016 9:55 AM EST2016-01-19 14:55:32 GMT
    Photo: KVOAPhoto: KVOA
    The News 4 Tucson Investigators have been looking into allegations of a homeowner's association not listening to the people it's supposed to represent. The friction between this board and some residents has even led to a call to law enforcement. Skyline Village Condominiums are billed as luxury condos in the Catalina Foothills. But some residents say dealing with its board of directors is anything but a luxury. Andrew Taylor moved in last spring. He wants to be more involved with de...

    The News 4 Tucson Investigators have been looking into allegations of a homeowner's association not listening to the people it's supposed to represent. The friction between this board and some residents has even led to a call to law enforcement. Skyline Village Condominiums are billed as luxury condos in the Catalina Foothills. But some residents say dealing with its board of directors is anything but a luxury. Andrew Taylor moved in last spring. He wants to be more involved with de...

  • N4T Investigators: Dirty Detective? Update

    N4T Investigators: Dirty Detective? Update

    Wednesday, January 13 2016 10:08 PM EST2016-01-14 03:08:25 GMT
    Photo: Pima County Sheriff's DepartmentPhoto: Pima County Sheriff's Department

    Tucson – David Tarnow was sworn to uphold the law. Now, he's accused of breaking it.  The former Pima County Detective showed no emotion after returning to Tucson this afternoon on the sheriff's department plane, in handcuffs. 

    Tucson – David Tarnow was sworn to uphold the law. Now, he's accused of breaking it.  The former Pima County Detective showed no emotion after returning to Tucson this afternoon on the sheriff's department plane, in handcuffs. 

  • N4T Investigators: Horrendous Housing?

    N4T Investigators: Horrendous Housing?

    Tuesday, January 12 2016 11:41 AM EST2016-01-12 16:41:51 GMT

    Tucson - Leslye Griffin is among several residents who complained to the News 4 Tucson Investigators about conditions in the Coronado Hotel Apartments. About a large hole in a hallway ceiling, about exposed wires and pipes and broken light bulbs. 

    Tucson - Leslye Griffin is among several residents who complained to the News 4 Tucson Investigators about conditions in the Coronado Hotel Apartments. About a large hole in a hallway ceiling, about exposed wires and pipes and broken light bulbs. 

  • N4T Investigators: Arizona AG files lawsuit against gun store Black Weapons Armory

    N4T Investigators: Arizona AG files lawsuit against gun store Black Weapons Armory

    Thursday, January 7 2016 7:11 PM EST2016-01-08 00:11:07 GMT

    TUCSON- This is a News 4 Tucson Investigators update on a story we first brought you in May of 2014. The Arizona Attorney General officially files a lawsuit against former Tucson gun store "Black Weapons Armory." The lawsuit alleges the store and its owner John "Tommy" Rompel Jr. made false promises to some of their customers and sometimes never placed orders but took their money anyway. It names Black Weapons Armory, Rompel and his wife for allegedly violating t...

    This is a News 4 Tucson Investigators update on a story we first brought you in May of 2014. The Arizona Attorney General officially files a lawsuit against former Tucson gun store "Black Weapons Armory." 

  • N4T Investigators: Roof goof

    N4T Investigators: Roof goof

    Tuesday, January 5 2016 5:29 PM EST2016-01-05 22:29:35 GMT
    Green Valley - Steve Teiper's dream home has turned into a roofing nightmare. “I can’t trust anybody anymore,” Teiper told the News 4 Tucson Investigators. “And when you can’t trust your fellow man, there’s something wrong with the world.” The 67-year old retired bond trader and his wife bought a house in Green Valley last April. They loved the view of the Santa Rita Mountains from their front porch and the quiet neighborhood. The solitude...

    Green Valley - Steve Teiper's dream home has turned into a roofing nightmare. “I can’t trust anybody anymore,” Teiper told the News 4 Tucson Investigators. “And when you can’t trust your fellow man, there’s something wrong with the world.” The 67-year old retired bond trader and his wife bought a house in Green Valley last April. They loved the view of the Santa Rita Mountains from their front porch and the quiet neighborhood. The solitude...

  • N4T Investigators: Breach of Faith?

    N4T Investigators: Breach of Faith?

    Monday, December 28 2015 6:06 PM EST2015-12-28 23:06:58 GMT

    Tucson - The smiling faces during scenes during last September's Tucson Greek Festival did not show the turmoil going on behind the scenes within St. Demetrius Greek Orthodox Church. Troy Ruboyianes is among the many St. Demetrius parishioners who volunteered to work the festival, but soon thereafter, left the church. Days after the festival, they received a letter from the parish priest, Father Earl Cantos, saying they were no longer in good standing, thus "Ineligible to vote a...

    Tucson - The smiling faces during scenes during last September's Tucson Greek Festival did not show the turmoil going on behind the scenes within St. Demetrius Greek Orthodox Church. Troy Ruboyianes is among the many St. Demetrius parishioners who volunteered to work the festival, but soon thereafter, left the church. Days after the festival, they received a letter from the parish priest, Father Earl Cantos, saying they were no longer in good standing, thus "Ineligible to vote a...

  • N4T Investigators: Activists fighting drug rehab center in South Tucson accuse city of staying silent

    N4T Investigators: Activists fighting drug rehab center in South Tucson accuse city of staying silent

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 6:57 PM EST2015-12-22 23:57:40 GMT
    Photo: KVOAPhoto: KVOA
    When activists in South Tucson fought a proposed drug facility in their neighborhood, they thought they had won. But now they're saying they don't trust the city. A legal battle between South Tucson and the Pasadera Behavioral Health Network has a new participant, a group of activists now fighting both sides. The city is defending itself in court. But activists joined the suit as defendants. Raymond belt ran says his issue is with the city and city attorney Edward Matchett. "He...

    When activists in South Tucson fought a proposed drug facility in their neighborhood, they thought they had won. But now they're saying they don't trust the city. A legal battle between South Tucson and the Pasadera Behavioral Health Network has a new participant, a group of activists now fighting both sides. The city is defending itself in court. But activists joined the suit as defendants. Raymond belt ran says his issue is with the city and city attorney Edward Matchett. "He...

  • N4T Investigators: Season's Scheming

    N4T Investigators: Season's Scheming

    Tuesday, December 22 2015 12:08 PM EST2015-12-22 17:08:17 GMT

    Tucson - Liz Baker couldn't believe it until she saw it: a clothing company called Fun Sports Gear claimed on its Facebook page that if you buy a sweater from them, your purchase feeds 10 shelter dogs through a partnership with GreaterGood.org. That's the charity Baker runs from a Foothills office. One of its programs, called "Rescue Bank," donates food to pet shelters and rescue groups around the  U.S. One problem: Baker says there is no partnership with the company.

    Liz Baker couldn't believe it until she saw it: a clothing company called Fun Sports Gear claimed on its Facebook page that if you buy a sweater from them, your purchase feeds 10 shelter dogs through a partnership with GreaterGood.org. 

  • N4T Investigators: Legal battle over dental franchise leaves customer in lurch

    N4T Investigators: Legal battle over dental franchise leaves customer in lurch

    Wednesday, December 16 2015 10:49 PM EST2015-12-17 03:49:16 GMT

    A legal battle between the owners of a dental franchise and the men they say tried to destroy the business is leaving at least one Tucson woman in the lurch. The fight pits Half Dental, LLC against its former CEO and COO. 

    A legal battle between the owners of a dental franchise and the men they say tried to destroy the business is leaving at least one Tucson woman in the lurch. The fight pits Half Dental, LLC against its former CEO and COO. 

  • N4T Investigators: Restaurant Runaround?

    N4T Investigators: Restaurant Runaround?

    Wednesday, December 16 2015 7:50 AM EST2015-12-16 12:50:56 GMT
    TUCSON- He was trying to make some extra money before leaving for the U.S. Army. But now a Tucson man gives a big thumbs down to a Tucson Foothills restaurant. Not only does he allege "Five Palms Steak and Seafood Restaurant" didn't pay him on time, but he says they broke the law.

    TUCSON- He was trying to make some extra money before leaving for the U.S. Army. But now a Tucson man gives a big thumbs down to a Tucson Foothills restaurant. Not only does he allege "Five Palms Steak and Seafood Restaurant" didn't pay him on time, but he says they broke the law.

  • N4T Investigators: Select sues Pima County

    N4T Investigators: Select sues Pima County

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 5:34 PM EST2015-12-15 22:34:43 GMT
    Pima County is being sued by the contractor hired to widen La Canada Drive.Select Development and Construction claims it's owed at least $5.6 million for costs caused by construction delays. 

    Pima County is being sued by the contractor hired to widen La Canada Drive.Select Development and Construction claims it's owed at least $5.6 million for costs caused by construction delays. 

  • N4T Investigators: Unaccounted For

    N4T Investigators: Unaccounted For

    Monday, December 14 2015 7:30 PM EST2015-12-15 00:30:13 GMT
    Maryann Kenniger noticed her neighborhood in southwest Tucson was deteriorating. The sign out front badly needs repair, along with the roads and the pool.  

    Maryann Kenniger noticed her neighborhood in southwest Tucson was deteriorating. The sign out front badly needs repair, along with the roads and the pool.  

  • N4T Investigators: Woman alleging monkey business says animal sanctuary won't return her pet primate

    N4T Investigators: Woman alleging monkey business says animal sanctuary won't return her pet primate

    Tuesday, December 8 2015 6:46 PM EST2015-12-08 23:46:04 GMT
    Bonnie Poe has raised pet monkeys for nearly 15 years. She's rescued them and taken care of them since then on her Southern Arizona ranch off a quiet Picture Rocks street. As a former licensed monkey owner, she even had federal certification to do so. All that changed last October when her first monkey, LaToya grew sick from valley fever."She was so severely sick with it that was she was starting to seize up and go paralyzed on me," Poe said as she fed candy to Romo, a rescue...

    Bonnie Poe has raised pet monkeys for nearly 15 years. She's rescued them and taken care of them since then on her Southern Arizona ranch off a quiet Picture Rocks street. As a former licensed monkey owner, she even had federal certification to do so. All that changed last October when her first monkey, LaToya grew sick from valley fever."She was so severely sick with it that was she was starting to seize up and go paralyzed on me," Poe said as she fed candy to Romo, a rescue...

  • N4T Investigators: Disabled or Deadbeat: UPDATE

    N4T Investigators: Disabled or Deadbeat: UPDATE

    Wednesday, December 2 2015 10:05 AM EST2015-12-02 15:05:31 GMT
    © This past December we found Orban outside of his mother's house putting up Christmas decorations. He's bending his back and balancing on one leg.© This past December we found Orban outside of his mother's house putting up Christmas decorations. He's bending his back and balancing on one leg.
    BENSON- It's a News 4 Tucson Investigators follow up story for you about parents wanting help, and they're not getting it. Some parents right here in Arizona are owed thousands of dollars in unpaid child support.

    BENSON- It's a News 4 Tucson Investigators follow up story for you about parents wanting help, and they're not getting it. Some parents right here in Arizona are owed thousands of dollars in unpaid child support.

  • N4T Investigators: ATF officials in charge of scandalous gunwalk program allowed to retire

    N4T Investigators: ATF officials in charge of scandalous gunwalk program allowed to retire

    Monday, November 23 2015 12:03 AM EST2015-11-23 05:03:06 GMT
    Several men have now been convicted for the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry but we’ve looked into the murky cases of the men in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gun-walking scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious

    Several men have now been convicted for the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry but we’ve looked into the murky cases of the men in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gun-walking scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious

  • N4T Investigators: Oro Valley Golf Losses

    N4T Investigators: Oro Valley Golf Losses

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 8:48 PM EST2015-11-18 01:48:51 GMT
    ORO VALLEY-  More controversy is surrounding Oro Valley's decision to buy the El Conquistador Country Club. The News 4 Tucson Investigators found out the golf projections compared to what actually happened are way off. Now, the town is re-evaluating.We asked Oro Valley town manager Greg Caton,"do you feel it was a bad investment?""This is a great investment for our community," said Caton on Friday November 13, 2015. It was the same day a report comes out, outli...
    ORO VALLEY-  More controversy is surrounding Oro Valley's decision to buy the El Conquistador Country Club. The News 4 Tucson Investigators found out the golf projections compared to what actually happened are way off. Now, the town is re-evaluating.We asked Oro Valley town manager Greg Caton,"do you feel it was a bad investment?""This is a great investment for our community," said Caton on Friday November 13, 2015. It was the same day a report comes out, outli...
  • N4T Investigators: Sisters allege Pima County gave up on home repair after damaging septic system

    N4T Investigators: Sisters allege Pima County gave up on home repair after damaging septic system

    Tuesday, November 10 2015 8:39 PM EST2015-11-11 01:39:54 GMT
    A Tucson woman says Pima County didn’t properly fix her home’s septic system, then gave up on the project.It's not that Lydia Collins and her sister Elizabeth Woods aren't grateful. Three years ago, they used a Pima County development program to fix Collins' aging septic system. But they say the county didn't finish the job.“When they came over here to try to reconnect the kitchen and the other bathroom, it was never done,” Woods said.The sisters used a Pima Cou...
    A Tucson woman says Pima County didn’t properly fix her home’s septic system, then gave up on the project.It's not that Lydia Collins and her sister Elizabeth Woods aren't grateful. Three years ago, they used a Pima County development program to fix Collins' aging septic system. But they say the county didn't finish the job.“When they came over here to try to reconnect the kitchen and the other bathroom, it was never done,” Woods said.The sisters used a Pima Cou...
  • N4T Investigators: Tucson man sues after repair shop uses cardboard to fix his car

    N4T Investigators: Tucson man sues after repair shop uses cardboard to fix his car

    Monday, November 9 2015 12:16 PM EST2015-11-09 17:16:59 GMT
    A Tucson man has some harsh words for a body shop that he says tried to get away with repairing his car using the repair compound bondo and cardboard instead of real steel.The first thing Randall Throp saw wrong with his car was the hole in the floorboard. But the next was the cardboard under the fender.Throp bought a 1954 Buick and decided to pay a bodyshop in town $3,500 to fix it."And I did not get what I paid for at all," he said.Throp says he paid the shop to cut out the...
    A Tucson man has some harsh words for a body shop that he says tried to get away with repairing his car using the repair compound bondo and cardboard instead of real steel.The first thing Randall Throp saw wrong with his car was the hole in the floorboard. But the next was the cardboard under the fender.Throp bought a 1954 Buick and decided to pay a bodyshop in town $3,500 to fix it."And I did not get what I paid for at all," he said.Throp says he paid the shop to cut out the...
  • Kristi's Kids: Lawsuit claims failure to protect during CPS era

    Kristi's Kids: Lawsuit claims failure to protect during CPS era

    Friday, November 6 2015 8:43 PM EST2015-11-07 01:43:17 GMT
    Arizona's child welfare system is often in thee headlines. Now, an old case dating back to the Child Protective Services days is coming back to haunt the state. A Tucson brother and sister are suing a list of people and organizations, including a local non-profit.There are more than 18,000 kids in state care right now. Most of the children removed from their parents are in foster care. Some, in a group home, which is where this brother and sister say they were physically and sexually a...
    Arizona's child welfare system is often in thee headlines. Now, an old case dating back to the Child Protective Services days is coming back to haunt the state. A Tucson brother and sister are suing a list of people and organizations, including a local non-profit.There are more than 18,000 kids in state care right now. Most of the children removed from their parents are in foster care. Some, in a group home, which is where this brother and sister say they were physically and sexually a...
  • N4T Investigators: Police seize weapons in civil asset forfeiture case

    N4T Investigators: Police seize weapons in civil asset forfeiture case

    Thursday, November 5 2015 4:23 PM EST2015-11-05 21:23:23 GMT
    What happens when you're not charged with a crime but police take your belongings while doing their job? It's called civil asset forfeiture. It's a tool used by law enforcement to take criminal proceeds. But in at least one case, the person didn't commit a crime. "Oh Lord, they took so much stuff," said Thomas Crouch as he walked through his home. "Just everything. Pistols, computers, cables, just so much it's too much to list."Police also seized Crouch's home....
    What happens when you're not charged with a crime but police take your belongings while doing their job? It's called civil asset forfeiture. It's a tool used by law enforcement to take criminal proceeds. But in at least one case, the person didn't commit a crime. "Oh Lord, they took so much stuff," said Thomas Crouch as he walked through his home. "Just everything. Pistols, computers, cables, just so much it's too much to list."Police also seized Crouch's home....
  • N4T Investigators: Private warranty company pays city to use Tucson logo

    N4T Investigators: Private warranty company pays city to use Tucson logo

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 5:34 PM EST2015-11-03 22:34:39 GMT
    It sounds like a good deal for Tucson homeowners worried about their water and sewer lines but it's the first and only time the city has endorsed a private company with the city name and emblem. Some local businesses say that's not fair.The city entered into an agreement with Service Line Warranties of America, last year. Under this city corporate agreement, the city sold its name to the company, allowing it to advertise on official-looking city paperwork.The advertising comes like thi...
    It sounds like a good deal for Tucson homeowners worried about their water and sewer lines but it's the first and only time the city has endorsed a private company with the city name and emblem. Some local businesses say that's not fair.The city entered into an agreement with Service Line Warranties of America, last year. Under this city corporate agreement, the city sold its name to the company, allowing it to advertise on official-looking city paperwork.The advertising comes like thi...
  • N4T Investigators: Burden Barriers UPDATE

    N4T Investigators: Burden Barriers UPDATE

    Friday, October 30 2015 9:07 PM EDT2015-10-31 01:07:07 GMT
    TUCSON- This is a News 4 Tucson Investigators follow up we first brought you in September. These are traffic barriers designed to make streets safer, but some say it's actually doing the opposite.Chicanes are like speed humps and traffic circles where they're designed to slow traffic down. The problem is they require maintenance and if no one cuts the branches or pulls the weeds around them, some feel they become a traffic hazard. Some around the city feel it reached that point over th...
    TUCSON- This is a News 4 Tucson Investigators follow up we first brought you in September. These are traffic barriers designed to make streets safer, but some say it's actually doing the opposite.Chicanes are like speed humps and traffic circles where they're designed to slow traffic down. The problem is they require maintenance and if no one cuts the branches or pulls the weeds around them, some feel they become a traffic hazard. Some around the city feel it reached that point over th...
  • N4T Investigators: Helmet Hazards

    N4T Investigators: Helmet Hazards

    Thursday, October 29 2015 9:36 PM EDT2015-10-30 01:36:50 GMT
    TUCSON- It may be America's favorite sport, but football is also one of the most dangerous to play. From youth leagues to the NFL, it appears all levels are trying to reduce the number head injuries. But what if you found out your loved one was wearing a piece of equipment that didn't offer the best protection available?The News 4 Tucson Investigators found out not all helmets are created equally. While some schools have the best available helmets, not all of the student athletes have ...
    TUCSON- It may be America's favorite sport, but football is also one of the most dangerous to play. From youth leagues to the NFL, it appears all levels are trying to reduce the number head injuries. But what if you found out your loved one was wearing a piece of equipment that didn't offer the best protection available?The News 4 Tucson Investigators found out not all helmets are created equally. While some schools have the best available helmets, not all of the student athletes have ...
  • N4T Investigators: Former Fiji president acquitted of allegation related to underage drinking

    N4T Investigators: Former Fiji president acquitted of allegation related to underage drinking

    Thursday, October 22 2015 9:37 PM EDT2015-10-23 01:37:26 GMT
    The former president of the Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) fraternity at the University of Arizona was acquitted of an allegation on Thursday, Oct. 22.He was accused of allowing minors to consume alcohol in an unlicensed establishment.In April 2014, one of the fraternity brothers died after a night of drinking in the chapter’s house. An autopsy revealed alcohol and marijuana in his system.The chapter was closed.
    The former president of the Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) fraternity at the University of Arizona was acquitted of an allegation on Thursday, Oct. 22.He was accused of allowing minors to consume alcohol in an unlicensed establishment.In April 2014, one of the fraternity brothers died after a night of drinking in the chapter’s house. An autopsy revealed alcohol and marijuana in his system.The chapter was closed.
  • N4T Investigators: Homes missing sewer connections more common than you may think

    N4T Investigators: Homes missing sewer connections more common than you may think

    Wednesday, October 21 2015 3:11 PM EDT2015-10-21 19:11:15 GMT
    A Marana couple whose home had never been connected to the county sewer system is not the only residence in Pima County that suffered a disconnect. A local woman has come forward to show how she found out the hard way that the home she owned for a dozen years had also never been connected."The county came out and fixed the issue with the sewer not being connected, but for all these years it's been going into the earth," said Dorina Dennerlein.Sound familiar? It should. We tol...
    A Marana couple whose home had never been connected to the county sewer system is not the only residence in Pima County that suffered a disconnect. A local woman has come forward to show how she found out the hard way that the home she owned for a dozen years had also never been connected."The county came out and fixed the issue with the sewer not being connected, but for all these years it's been going into the earth," said Dorina Dennerlein.Sound familiar? It should. We tol...
  • N4T Investigators: Car thieves targeting Fords, shopping malls

    N4T Investigators: Car thieves targeting Fords, shopping malls

    Monday, October 19 2015 10:50 PM EDT2015-10-20 02:50:56 GMT
    If you've ever had your vehicle stolen, you know the feelings it brings out. You feel angry, frustrated, and just want your car back. For one Tucson man, waking up with his car missing was a rude awakening. It’s also left him with an unsettling feeling.Rick Kapple learned a tough lesson about how easy it is for car thieves to strike at any time, and in any place.  Even someplace he thought was secure.“I opened the garage door, and saw that the car was missing, the firs...
    If you've ever had your vehicle stolen, you know the feelings it brings out. You feel angry, frustrated, and just want your car back. For one Tucson man, waking up with his car missing was a rude awakening. It’s also left him with an unsettling feeling.Rick Kapple learned a tough lesson about how easy it is for car thieves to strike at any time, and in any place.  Even someplace he thought was secure.“I opened the garage door, and saw that the car was missing, the firs...
  • N4T Investigators: Contraband and Courier Update

    N4T Investigators: Contraband and Courier Update

    Thursday, October 15 2015 10:43 PM EDT2015-10-16 02:43:15 GMT
    Last month, News 4 Tucson Investigators reported about contraband coming into Arizona state prisons.The people accused of bringing in those prohibited items include prison employees and private contractors. It is a security threat that has happened at least twice this year.News 4 Tucson Investigators have learned it has happened again.According to a search warrant obtained by News 4 Tucson Investigators, a contractor for a food service company is accused of bringing the contraband item...
    Last month, News 4 Tucson Investigators reported about contraband coming into Arizona state prisons.The people accused of bringing in those prohibited items include prison employees and private contractors. It is a security threat that has happened at least twice this year.News 4 Tucson Investigators have learned it has happened again.According to a search warrant obtained by News 4 Tucson Investigators, a contractor for a food service company is accused of bringing the contraband item...
  • N4T Investigators: Complaint: RV broker still scamming Tucson customers

    N4T Investigators: Complaint: RV broker still scamming Tucson customers

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 9:48 PM EDT2015-10-15 01:48:49 GMT
    Last summer, we told you how a father and son stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from dozens of Tucson residents in a recreational vehicle scam. They went to prison. But since then, the News 4 Tucson investigators have found that complaints continue to come in.The owner of RV Coachworks on North Sixth Avenue is now in prison but a new complaint has surfaced."I have no recourse. I'm stuck," said Diane Tremblay.Tremblay says RV Coachworks was paid more than $2,500 by her in...
    Last summer, we told you how a father and son stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from dozens of Tucson residents in a recreational vehicle scam. They went to prison. But since then, the News 4 Tucson investigators have found that complaints continue to come in.The owner of RV Coachworks on North Sixth Avenue is now in prison but a new complaint has surfaced."I have no recourse. I'm stuck," said Diane Tremblay.Tremblay says RV Coachworks was paid more than $2,500 by her in...
  • N4T Investigators: Time running out for dog declared dangerous

    N4T Investigators: Time running out for dog declared dangerous

    Tuesday, October 13 2015 12:39 AM EDT2015-10-13 04:39:25 GMT
    Now, the latest in a story the News 4 Tucson Investigators have been following for nearly ten months. It's about a Rottweiler that likely a grim fate because of the law, and her owner's admitted mistake.  “It’s like driving a stake through my heart,”For Bob Westfall the thought of losing his beloved Rottweiler, sativa, is almost too much to bear.“I'm starting to water up about it now, because it hurts, you know,"Back in 2012, Pima County declared ...
    Now, the latest in a story the News 4 Tucson Investigators have been following for nearly ten months. It's about a Rottweiler that likely a grim fate because of the law, and her owner's admitted mistake.  “It’s like driving a stake through my heart,”For Bob Westfall the thought of losing his beloved Rottweiler, sativa, is almost too much to bear.“I'm starting to water up about it now, because it hurts, you know,"Back in 2012, Pima County declared ...
  • N4T Investigators: TPD probes possible financial abuse of board home resident

    N4T Investigators: TPD probes possible financial abuse of board home resident

    Sunday, October 11 2015 8:55 PM EDT2015-10-12 00:55:59 GMT
    A case now being investigated by Tucson Police focuses on a possible case of financial abuse against an elderly victim.The investigation is centered on money missing from the bank account of a resident of a boarding home. Tucson Police recently opened their investigation into a man who may be taking advantage of elderly people in his care. The man hasn't been arrested or charged, so News 4 Tucson is withholding his identity. Though, investigators are not’t withholding their conce...
    A case now being investigated by Tucson Police focuses on a possible case of financial abuse against an elderly victim.The investigation is centered on money missing from the bank account of a resident of a boarding home. Tucson Police recently opened their investigation into a man who may be taking advantage of elderly people in his care. The man hasn't been arrested or charged, so News 4 Tucson is withholding his identity. Though, investigators are not’t withholding their conce...
  • N4T Investigators: Ticketing Texters

    N4T Investigators: Ticketing Texters

    Wednesday, October 7 2015 7:28 PM EDT2015-10-07 23:28:35 GMT
    TUCSON-  Texting and driving is against the law in the City, but is it being properly enforced? The law was put on the books in 2012. The News 4 Tucson Investigators hit the road to try to catch people breaking the law. It wasn't even 20 minutes into the drive where we caught people texting and driving."On average, I see probably like 8 or 10 texting," said Enrique Balberas."Oh, too many, too many people," said Francisco Vasquez Sr.These were just some of the r...
    TUCSON-  Texting and driving is against the law in the City, but is it being properly enforced? The law was put on the books in 2012. The News 4 Tucson Investigators hit the road to try to catch people breaking the law. It wasn't even 20 minutes into the drive where we caught people texting and driving."On average, I see probably like 8 or 10 texting," said Enrique Balberas."Oh, too many, too many people," said Francisco Vasquez Sr.These were just some of the r...
  • N4T Investigators: Mystery letter leads to youth sports leader

    N4T Investigators: Mystery letter leads to youth sports leader

    Monday, October 5 2015 9:02 PM EDT2015-10-06 01:02:14 GMT
    For months now, the News 4 Tucson Investigators have told you about a local youth sports league with a troubled past. Now, new details are emerging about the man behind that league.Zona Sports Zone has been the focus of a Better Business Bureau alert. The league's organizer, Charles Sommers, has definably made some enemies in southern Arizona. He's been tough to locate, not returning multiple calls and emails. It turns out; he's been here all along. Sommers seemingly eluded the News 4 ...
    For months now, the News 4 Tucson Investigators have told you about a local youth sports league with a troubled past. Now, new details are emerging about the man behind that league.Zona Sports Zone has been the focus of a Better Business Bureau alert. The league's organizer, Charles Sommers, has definably made some enemies in southern Arizona. He's been tough to locate, not returning multiple calls and emails. It turns out; he's been here all along. Sommers seemingly eluded the News 4 ...
  • N4T Investigators: Is Marana home too sewage infested to sell?

    N4T Investigators: Is Marana home too sewage infested to sell?

    Wednesday, September 30 2015 4:31 PM EDT2015-09-30 20:31:09 GMT
    For two weeks, the News 4 Tucson Investigators have been probing for answers into who is responsible for a disgusting sewer slip up that nearly forced a Marana couple from their home.So far, the only clear fact is that 20 years ago, someone screwed up. And now the Carranza family is paying the price.We showed you last month that the Carranza's driveway was essentially a bridge over sewage for the past two decades after someone didn't bother to connect their sewer line to the Pima Count...
    For two weeks, the News 4 Tucson Investigators have been probing for answers into who is responsible for a disgusting sewer slip up that nearly forced a Marana couple from their home.So far, the only clear fact is that 20 years ago, someone screwed up. And now the Carranza family is paying the price.We showed you last month that the Carranza's driveway was essentially a bridge over sewage for the past two decades after someone didn't bother to connect their sewer line to the Pima Count...
  • N4T Investigators: Douglas police sergeant under investigation now working code enforcement

    N4T Investigators: Douglas police sergeant under investigation now working code enforcement

    Tuesday, September 29 2015 10:22 AM EDT2015-09-29 14:22:08 GMT
    A ten year veteran police sergeant of the Douglas Police Department is being investigated for his alleged role in a series of fraud cases involving $3,000. The investigation has been going on for more than a year. Now the News 4 Tucson Investigators have learned that the sergeant is back to work for the city of Douglas.The case started in early 2014. Investigators with the Cochise County Sheriff's Office began to probe into a misuse of funds intended for a Douglas Police Explorer progr...
    A ten year veteran police sergeant of the Douglas Police Department is being investigated for his alleged role in a series of fraud cases involving $3,000. The investigation has been going on for more than a year. Now the News 4 Tucson Investigators have learned that the sergeant is back to work for the city of Douglas.The case started in early 2014. Investigators with the Cochise County Sheriff's Office began to probe into a misuse of funds intended for a Douglas Police Explorer progr...
  • N4T Investigators: Buyer beware when shopping for used mobile homes

    N4T Investigators: Buyer beware when shopping for used mobile homes

    Wednesday, September 23 2015 7:56 PM EDT2015-09-23 23:56:52 GMT
    Your home is your castle, or at least that's the way it's supposed to be. Though, for one Tucson man, moving into a place he found online turned into a tough lesson in due-diligence.Michael Spillman's search for place to live at a price he could live with brought him to Craigslist. He found a mobile home last November, the asking price just $800.00. He offered $400.00, and it was a done deal.“We were scraping by. We had scrimped and saved enough to get in there. Borrowed fro...
    Your home is your castle, or at least that's the way it's supposed to be. Though, for one Tucson man, moving into a place he found online turned into a tough lesson in due-diligence.Michael Spillman's search for place to live at a price he could live with brought him to Craigslist. He found a mobile home last November, the asking price just $800.00. He offered $400.00, and it was a done deal.“We were scraping by. We had scrimped and saved enough to get in there. Borrowed fro...
  • N4T Investigators: Authorities stop hundreds of smuggling attempts inside Arizona prisons

    N4T Investigators: Authorities stop hundreds of smuggling attempts inside Arizona prisons

    Wednesday, September 23 2015 9:55 AM EDT2015-09-23 13:55:44 GMT
    The Arizona State Prison Complex Tucson is home to hundreds of felons. Though, some of the people who get to go home on the outside every night may actually be jeopardizing the facility's security on the inside.“Cell-phones are a tremendous threat to the security of our prison systems around the country,” said Arizona Department of Corrections Inspector General, Greg Lauchner said.Two cell phones are just part of the contraband smuggled in to t...
    The Arizona State Prison Complex Tucson is home to hundreds of felons. Though, some of the people who get to go home on the outside every night may actually be jeopardizing the facility's security on the inside.“Cell-phones are a tremendous threat to the security of our prison systems around the country,” said Arizona Department of Corrections Inspector General, Greg Lauchner said.Two cell phones are just part of the contraband smuggled in to t...
  • Jury selection starts in Brian Terry murder trial

    Jury selection starts in Brian Terry murder trial

    Tuesday, September 22 2015 7:52 PM EDT2015-09-22 23:52:33 GMT
    Jury selection started Tuesday in the trial for the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.The two defendants, Ivan Soto Barraza and Jesus Leonel Sanchez, are two of the seven men accused of gunning down Terry near Rio Rico in 2010. 
    Jury selection started Tuesday in the trial for the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.The two defendants, Ivan Soto Barraza and Jesus Leonel Sanchez, are two of the seven men accused of gunning down Terry near Rio Rico in 2010. 
  • N4T Investigators: Judge rules to keep Operation Fast and Furious out of Terry murder trial

    N4T Investigators: Judge rules to keep Operation Fast and Furious out of Terry murder trial

    Monday, September 21 2015 3:01 PM EDT2015-09-21 19:01:20 GMT
    When a jury gathers next week for the trial of two men charged with the murder of a U.S. federal agent, it will not hear any details of how two guns found at the murder scene were part of a U.S. government-sanctioned weapon program, a federal judge has ruled.
    When a jury gathers next week for the trial of two men charged with the murder of a U.S. federal agent, it will not hear any details of how two guns found at the murder scene were part of a U.S. government-sanctioned weapon program, a federal judge has ruled.
  • N4T Investigators: Homeowner owes thousands in repairs after county approves a sewer connection that was never made

    N4T Investigators: Homeowner owes thousands in repairs after county approves a sewer connection that was never made

    Monday, September 21 2015 2:40 PM EDT2015-09-21 18:40:32 GMT
    It’s a homeowner’s worst nightmare: A repair costing thousands of dollars because someone didn't do their job correctly, years ago. But it’s what happened to one Marana couple.For five years, Lisa and Jorge Carranza were living on top of a pit of raw sewage and they never even knew it. Until earlier this week, when it finally started spilling back into their home.“We actually found that the plumbing out to the sewage is missing two feet of pipe that was never ac...
    It’s a homeowner’s worst nightmare: A repair costing thousands of dollars because someone didn't do their job correctly, years ago. But it’s what happened to one Marana couple.For five years, Lisa and Jorge Carranza were living on top of a pit of raw sewage and they never even knew it. Until earlier this week, when it finally started spilling back into their home.“We actually found that the plumbing out to the sewage is missing two feet of pipe that was never ac...
  • N4T Investigators: Barrier Burden

    N4T Investigators: Barrier Burden

    Thursday, September 17 2015 9:07 PM EDT2015-09-18 01:07:07 GMT
    TUCSON- They're designed to make streets safer, but some say they're actually doing the opposite.Some in the Northwest Neighborhood say these traffic barriers or chicanes impede traffic because of what's around them.We met up with Brad Wilkinson on Elm Street and 4th Avenue while he was measuring the bushes and trees sticking out on the road. It may not be exactly accurate, but he's sure all the green surround these chicanes are out of control."It's hard to tell where they're...
    TUCSON- They're designed to make streets safer, but some say they're actually doing the opposite.Some in the Northwest Neighborhood say these traffic barriers or chicanes impede traffic because of what's around them.We met up with Brad Wilkinson on Elm Street and 4th Avenue while he was measuring the bushes and trees sticking out on the road. It may not be exactly accurate, but he's sure all the green surround these chicanes are out of control."It's hard to tell where they're...
  • N4T Investigators: Putting the brakes on a 'Nightmare Move'

    N4T Investigators: Putting the brakes on a 'Nightmare Move'

    Tuesday, September 15 2015 12:22 AM EDT2015-09-15 04:22:47 GMT
    Whether it's just across town, or across the country, moving can be stressful. When you add the possibility of being taken for a ride when it comes to what you're paying, it can be a nightmare.For Kelly Johnson and her family, their move from Pennsylvania to Tucson turned into an ordeal almost immediately. Kelly tells the News 4 Tucson Investigators, she became suspicious within just a few days of calling the movers, when they didn't show up as promised."Five days later, they fina...
    Whether it's just across town, or across the country, moving can be stressful. When you add the possibility of being taken for a ride when it comes to what you're paying, it can be a nightmare.For Kelly Johnson and her family, their move from Pennsylvania to Tucson turned into an ordeal almost immediately. Kelly tells the News 4 Tucson Investigators, she became suspicious within just a few days of calling the movers, when they didn't show up as promised."Five days later, they fina...
  • N4T Investigators: Woman sued by Arizona has multiple business listings

    N4T Investigators: Woman sued by Arizona has multiple business listings

    Monday, September 14 2015 1:46 AM EDT2015-09-14 05:46:39 GMT
    A woman allegedly preying on immigrants and the poor in our city and now facing a civil lawsuit may have been misleading the state of Arizona, as well.Up until this year, Ofelia Olivas Lizarraga had multiple business listings with several state agencies. Records show she opened Multiservicios Olivas LLC in 2013. She received a notary public license under that company name that same year.In December 2014, that license was revoked. Olivas was nearly held in contempt of court after she fa...
    A woman allegedly preying on immigrants and the poor in our city and now facing a civil lawsuit may have been misleading the state of Arizona, as well.Up until this year, Ofelia Olivas Lizarraga had multiple business listings with several state agencies. Records show she opened Multiservicios Olivas LLC in 2013. She received a notary public license under that company name that same year.In December 2014, that license was revoked. Olivas was nearly held in contempt of court after she fa...
  • N4T Investigators: Tenant upset over HOA decision over "dog" fence

    N4T Investigators: Tenant upset over HOA decision over "dog" fence

    Wednesday, September 9 2015 9:10 PM EDT2015-09-10 01:10:06 GMT
    TUCSON- Is it a reasonable enforcement of the rules, or did one man's homeowner's association go too far? Dan D'Agostino has buyer's remorse after renting a new home in Continental Ranch. It all centers around an incident where his dog jumped over the fence, and D'Agostino tried correcting the problem.His dog "Penny" is a 2 year old pit bull mix, that has a lot of energy and sometimes likes to jump. This became a problem over the summer as the dog jumped over the fence and in...
    TUCSON- Is it a reasonable enforcement of the rules, or did one man's homeowner's association go too far? Dan D'Agostino has buyer's remorse after renting a new home in Continental Ranch. It all centers around an incident where his dog jumped over the fence, and D'Agostino tried correcting the problem.His dog "Penny" is a 2 year old pit bull mix, that has a lot of energy and sometimes likes to jump. This became a problem over the summer as the dog jumped over the fence and in...
  • N4T Investigators: Federal prosecutors in Tucson to ask judge to suppress gunwalk scandal from trial for border agent's murder

    N4T Investigators: Federal prosecutors in Tucson to ask judge to suppress gunwalk scandal from trial for border agent's murder

    Wednesday, September 9 2015 8:55 PM EDT2015-09-10 00:55:28 GMT
    Federal prosecutors appeared before a U.S. District Court judge today to explain why a jury should not be told details of the U.S. government's gunwalk scandal connected to the murder of a federal agent.Two weapons were recovered at the murder scene in 2010 where U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed. Those guns were part of an illegal gun purchase by suspects in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives flawed gunwalk program, Operation Fast and Furious. ATF ag...
    Federal prosecutors appeared before a U.S. District Court judge today to explain why a jury should not be told details of the U.S. government's gunwalk scandal connected to the murder of a federal agent.Two weapons were recovered at the murder scene in 2010 where U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed. Those guns were part of an illegal gun purchase by suspects in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives flawed gunwalk program, Operation Fast and Furious. ATF ag...
  • N4T Investigators: Sun Tran drivers call for additional security measures following assaults

    N4T Investigators: Sun Tran drivers call for additional security measures following assaults

    Tuesday, September 8 2015 9:06 PM EDT2015-09-09 01:06:03 GMT
    Now into its second month, both sides in the Sun Tran strike remain at odds. Among the big sticking points are salary and benefits. Though, it's not just a question of dollars and cents. Security has also been an issue in the dispute.Sun Tran driver, Michelle, only wants us to use her first name, a request we'll honor for her safety. She was assaulted when she tried to stand up for an elderly couple who was being accosted by an intoxicated passenger at the Laos Transit Center.“Th...
    Now into its second month, both sides in the Sun Tran strike remain at odds. Among the big sticking points are salary and benefits. Though, it's not just a question of dollars and cents. Security has also been an issue in the dispute.Sun Tran driver, Michelle, only wants us to use her first name, a request we'll honor for her safety. She was assaulted when she tried to stand up for an elderly couple who was being accosted by an intoxicated passenger at the Laos Transit Center.“Th...
  • Attorneys for men accused in Border Patrol agent's murder want ATF gunwalk operation heard at trial

    Attorneys for men accused in Border Patrol agent's murder want ATF gunwalk operation heard at trial

    Tuesday, September 8 2015 5:38 PM EDT2015-09-08 21:38:39 GMT
    Defense attorneys for two men accused of murder want to force the United States to explain to the jury how the guns used at the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry got there.Ivan Soto Barraza and Jesus Leonel Sanchez are two of seven men charged with Terry's 2010 murder. Others have taken plea deals with the U.S. government and not gone to trial. The U.S. last week, asked U.S. District Court Judge David Bury to exclude details of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
    Defense attorneys for two men accused of murder want to force the United States to explain to the jury how the guns used at the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry got there.Ivan Soto Barraza and Jesus Leonel Sanchez are two of seven men charged with Terry's 2010 murder. Others have taken plea deals with the U.S. government and not gone to trial. The U.S. last week, asked U.S. District Court Judge David Bury to exclude details of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
  • N4T Investigators: New owner promises changes at distressed apartment complex

    N4T Investigators: New owner promises changes at distressed apartment complex

    Monday, September 7 2015 4:09 PM EDT2015-09-07 20:09:04 GMT
    Here is the latest on a story the News 4 Tucson Investigators have been following for more than a year. It's about conditions at a central Tucson apartment complex. Over the years, the place has fallen into disrepair. Now, big changes could be in the works, after the property was auctioned off to the highest bidder. Oscar Saralequi and his wife, Anise, have lived in the neighborhood for eight years. They're both visually impaired, but they can still clearly see their complex, Oakw...
    Here is the latest on a story the News 4 Tucson Investigators have been following for more than a year. It's about conditions at a central Tucson apartment complex. Over the years, the place has fallen into disrepair. Now, big changes could be in the works, after the property was auctioned off to the highest bidder. Oscar Saralequi and his wife, Anise, have lived in the neighborhood for eight years. They're both visually impaired, but they can still clearly see their complex, Oakw...
  • N4T Investigators: How safe is that website you're using?

    N4T Investigators: How safe is that website you're using?

    Thursday, September 3 2015 4:17 PM EDT2015-09-03 20:17:59 GMT
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    TUCSON- If you've ever paid a bill or a ticket online, you may want to listen up. How well do you really know the website you're using and is it secure? We tested out various websites at the city, county, and state level, but also utility companies. Our investigation reveals who passed and who failed.It may be taken for granted since it's become part of our every day life. You type your name, birthday, a credit card number, and maybe even a social security number. It seems harmless, be...
    TUCSON- If you've ever paid a bill or a ticket online, you may want to listen up. How well do you really know the website you're using and is it secure? We tested out various websites at the city, county, and state level, but also utility companies. Our investigation reveals who passed and who failed.It may be taken for granted since it's become part of our every day life. You type your name, birthday, a credit card number, and maybe even a social security number. It seems harmless, be...
  • N4T Investigators: Border Patrol Union calls for gunwalking scandal details to be included in slain agent's murder trial

    N4T Investigators: Border Patrol Union calls for gunwalking scandal details to be included in slain agent's murder trial

    Thursday, September 3 2015 4:12 PM EDT2015-09-03 20:12:16 GMT
    The U.S. Border Patrol's union in Tucson released a statement Thursday afternoon, arguing that federal prosecutors are playing "politics" in trying to remove all mention of the federal government's gun-walking scandal from the upcoming murder trial of slain agent Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.The statement comes in response to a story first reported by the News 4 Tucson Investigators about the government's efforts.The statement reads:"The first step in solving a proble...
    The U.S. Border Patrol's union in Tucson released a statement Thursday afternoon, arguing that federal prosecutors are playing "politics" in trying to remove all mention of the federal government's gun-walking scandal from the upcoming murder trial of slain agent Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.The statement comes in response to a story first reported by the News 4 Tucson Investigators about the government's efforts.The statement reads:"The first step in solving a proble...
  • N4T Investigators: U.S. trying to keep Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal out of slain agent's trial

    N4T Investigators: U.S. trying to keep Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal out of slain agent's trial

    Thursday, September 3 2015 2:31 AM EDT2015-09-03 06:31:11 GMT
    The United States is preparing to bring to trial a case against two men accused in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. But in a court filing Monday, prosecutors are trying to keep some details about the guns found at the slain agent’s murder scene away from the jury. Terry, 40, was part of the Border Patrol’s elite BORTAC unit. In December 2010, the group of agent’s was patrolling an area outside of Nogales, Ariz., named Mesquite Seep. They were l...
    The United States is preparing to bring to trial a case against two men accused in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. But in a court filing Monday, prosecutors are trying to keep some details about the guns found at the slain agent’s murder scene away from the jury. Terry, 40, was part of the Border Patrol’s elite BORTAC unit. In December 2010, the group of agent’s was patrolling an area outside of Nogales, Ariz., named Mesquite Seep. They were l...
  • N4T Investigators: Neighbors say nearly empty property invites lawbreakers

    N4T Investigators: Neighbors say nearly empty property invites lawbreakers

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 9:18 PM EDT2015-09-02 01:18:55 GMT
    We all want our neighborhoods to be safe, and free from crime. Though, residents of one central Tucson neighborhood say a virtually empty shopping complex is inviting lawbreakers.Residents tell us Amphi Plaza was once a thriving retail center. Now, it's virtually empty. Neighbors say the city is not doing its part to clean-up the problems.However, new hope could be on the horizon, in the form of new development.From the boarded up store fronts, you might think one mall in Tucson is a f...
    We all want our neighborhoods to be safe, and free from crime. Though, residents of one central Tucson neighborhood say a virtually empty shopping complex is inviting lawbreakers.Residents tell us Amphi Plaza was once a thriving retail center. Now, it's virtually empty. Neighbors say the city is not doing its part to clean-up the problems.However, new hope could be on the horizon, in the form of new development.From the boarded up store fronts, you might think one mall in Tucson is a f...
  • N4T Investigators: Web Security Follow Up: Some organizations making changes

    N4T Investigators: Web Security Follow Up: Some organizations making changes

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 11:32 AM EDT2015-09-01 15:32:25 GMT
    © After our original story aired, some organizations are making changes to its websites.© After our original story aired, some organizations are making changes to its websites.
    TUCSON- It's a News 4 Tucson Investigators follow up story to a story we brought to you about web security. Because of our investigation, some government organizations and even schools made changes to its websites all to ensure their websites are as secure as possible.Temple Emanu-El in Tucson scored an "F" grade on its test through a free online program, but the school felt the test was misleading. We used the company Qualys and the test is simple. You type in the URL, the p...
    TUCSON- It's a News 4 Tucson Investigators follow up story to a story we brought to you about web security. Because of our investigation, some government organizations and even schools made changes to its websites all to ensure their websites are as secure as possible.Temple Emanu-El in Tucson scored an "F" grade on its test through a free online program, but the school felt the test was misleading. We used the company Qualys and the test is simple. You type in the URL, the p...
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