• Man wearing ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt during Capitol riot arrested

    Man wearing ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt during Capitol riot arrested
    CNN NewsourceRobert Keith Packer
    WASHINGTON DC (CNN) - The man seen wearing a shirt reading "Camp Auschwitz" during the U.S. Capitol riots is now facing federal charges.This is Robert Keith Packer from Virginia.He was arrested Wednesday on charges of entering the capitol without permission and disorderly conduct on the capitol grounds.The shirt he was wearing during last Wednesday's riot has drawn major criticism online.Auschwitz was a Nazi concentration camp where more than one million people
  • Serious injury sustained in southside collision

    Serious injury sustained in southside collision
    TUCSON (KVOA) - A serious injury has been reported in connection to a crash that occurred on the south side Friday evening.According to Tucson Police Department, northbound Campbell Avenue has been shut down at Bantam Road. Southbound travel has also been restricted to one lane in that area.Details surrounding the crash are limited at this time.Stay with News 4 Tucson for the latest updates.
    TRAFFIC ALERTNorthbound traffic on S. Campbell Ave. is shut down at E. Bantam Rd. as officers are investi
  • DIGGING DEEPER: HOA addresses Midvale residents concerns after reporting issues

    DIGGING DEEPER: HOA addresses Midvale residents concerns after reporting issues
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    TUCSON (KVOA) - People living in Midvale Park spoke their minds, and it appears the Homeowner's Association listened.The News 4 Tucson Digging Deeper team reported on some issues the property owners had problems with. Now, there's been an apparent turn of events.After our story aired, the Digging Deeper team received numerous calls and emails from residents echoing the original complaints, which included concerns such as the HOA board doesn't listen and does
  • The Latest: Oregon governor blames feds for vaccine delay

    The Latest: Oregon governor blames feds for vaccine delay
    SALEM, Ore. – Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that plans to vaccinate Oregon residents over 65 starting next week would have to be delayed and scaled back substantially as she accused the Trump administration of backtracking on a promise of more than 100,000 additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the federal reserve.
    State health officials announced this week that vaccine eligibility would be expanded to educators and seniors beginning Jan. 23. However, following news that there is &ldq
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  • Navajo reports 121 new COVID-19 cases as lockdown begins

    Navajo reports 121 new COVID-19 cases as lockdown begins
    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation reported 121 new cases of the coronavirus Friday and 16 more deaths as the reservation went into another weekend lockdown. The latest figures increase the total number of cases to 26,073 and 908 known deaths. The number of infections is thought to be higher than reported because many people haven’t been tested. Studies also suggest people can be infected with COVID-19 without feeling sick. The Navajo Nation extends into Arizona, New Mexico
  • Health experts uncertain if Arizona is headed to public health crisis amid COVID-19 surge

    Health experts uncertain if Arizona is headed to public health crisis amid COVID-19 surge
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    TUCSON (KVOA) - According to Arizona Crisis Standards of Care Plan, healthcare decisions are made when the system can't provide all of the care that's needed.For example, running out of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients.The big question is are we heading towards a public health crisis? As of right now, the answer is unknown.As COVID-19 numbers increase, so do the number of beds at hospitals. You can basically say there is no more room at the inn."They are
  • Mexico publishes US evidence on ex-defense secretary

    Mexico publishes US evidence on ex-defense secretary
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has published 751 pages of evidence it received from the United States against Mexico’s former Defense Secretary, Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos. The unprecedented move came a day after Mexico announced it was dropping the drug trafficking case against Cienfuegos, whom the U.S. arrested in October but then returned in November after dropping charges under pressure from the Mexican government. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador dismissed the eviden
  • Mexico says US ‘fabricated’ charges, releases evidence

    Mexico says US ‘fabricated’ charges, releases evidence
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration “fabricated” drug trafficking accusations against his country’s former defense minister, and his government on Friday published what he said was the entire case file provided by U.S. authorities when they sent him back to Mexico. The unprecedented move came one day after Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office announced it was dropping t
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  • California now reporting 525 virus deaths every day

    California now reporting 525 virus deaths every day
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More Californians than ever are dying from the coronavirus —  525 every day. And with the number expected to keep climbing, state officials said Friday they are sending more refrigerated trailers to act as makeshift morgues. State officials said they have helped distribute 98 refrigerated trailers to help county coroners store bodies “with respect and dignity.”  Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday he is mindful of the state’s challenges
  • The Latest: TSA says some people could be barred from planes

    The Latest: TSA says some people could be barred from planes
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitolby pro-Trump loyalists (all times local):
    8:15 p.m.
    The Transportation Security Administration says some people could face more thorough security checks or be barred from boarding a plane as part of additional security around President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.
    The TSA said in a statement Friday that it’s working with law enforcement ag
  • US lawyers ask 2nd Circuit to nix Trump from defamation suit

    US lawyers ask 2nd Circuit to nix Trump from defamation suit
    NEW YORK (AP) — Justice Department lawyers have asked a federal appeals court to replace President Donald Trump with the United States as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says he raped her in the 1990s. The government lawyers filed papers late Friday in an appeal of a Manhattan judge’s ruling denying the substitution in a case brought by E. Jean Carroll. She says Trump raped her in the dressing room of an upscale Manhattan department store. The Justice Dep
  • Pence calls VP-elect Kamala Harris to offer congratulations

    Pence calls VP-elect Kamala Harris to offer congratulations
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has called Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations. That’s according to two people familiar with the conversation who spoke on condition of anonymity to share details of a private conversation. One of the people familiar with the Thursday afternoon conversation described it as a “good call,” with Pence congratulating his successor and offering assistance. The call comes 10 weeks after the election and les
  • FAA approves fully automated commercial drone flights

    FAA approves fully automated commercial drone flights
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Massachusetts company has just won government approval to make fully automated commercial drone flights without a human operator around. The approval by the Federal Aviation Administration is a first. American Robotics of Marlborough, Massachusetts, said Friday that its technology could allow for commercial drone operations without “expensive human labor.” The company sees a $100 billion market in providing drone service to industries such as energy and agri
  • Judge: Alabama transgender license policy unconstitutional

    Judge: Alabama transgender license policy unconstitutional
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Alabama’s requirement for a transgender person to undergo full gender reassignment surgery before they can change the sex on their driver’s license is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson on Friday ordered the state to no longer enforce the policy and also directed the state to give new licenses to the three transgender women who filed the lawsuit. Thompson says the policy subjects people to harassment and e
  • Ralph Lauren drops Justin Thomas after gay slur heard on TV

    Ralph Lauren drops Justin Thomas after gay slur heard on TV
    HONOLULU (AP) — Justin Thomas’ gay slur last week at Kapalua has cost him an endorsement. Ralph Lauren Corp. says it is ending its sponsorship with the former No. 1 player in the world. Thomas missed a 5-foot par putt last week in the Sentry Tournament of Champions and was heard muttering the homophobic under his breath. Thomas apologized on television after the round. He apologized the next day after finishing one shot out of a playoff. Ralph Lauren heard the apology. The company sa
  • Papal jersey: Francis blesses Hawks jersey on MLK birthday

    Papal jersey: Francis blesses Hawks jersey on MLK birthday
    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks sent a special gift to Pope Francis: an MLK jersey that was blessed by the pontiff on Martin Luther King Jr’s 92nd birthday. The gift followed Francis’ meeting in November with a delegation of NBA players to discuss social justice. The Hawks sent the pontiff their alternate jersey honoring Atlanta’s native son and civil rights icon. It will be worn by the team Monday for the annual game on the King national holiday. The team released a vid
  • First Things First awarded $200,000 to help child care centers address COVID-19

    First Things First awarded $200,000 to help child care centers address COVID-19
    PHOENIX (KVOA) – First Things First, Arizona’s early childhood agency, has received a $200,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to provide support to child care programs seeking health and safety guidance as they work to operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, the group announced in a news release Friday.  The grant from the PNC Foundation it said has allowed the creation of the AZ Healthy Child Care Helpline. Child care centers and home-based child care pr
  • Biden: We’ll ‘manage the hell’ out of feds’ COVID response

    Biden: We’ll ‘manage the hell’ out of feds’ COVID response
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is pledging to boost supplies of coronavirus vaccine and set up new vaccination sites to meet his goal of 100 million shots in 100 days.
    It’s part of a broader COVID strategy that also seeks to straighten out snags in testing and ensure minority communities are not left behind.
    He says the lasting impact of his plan will come from uniting Americans in a new effort grounded in science and fueled by billions in federal money for vaccina
  • TSA looking into adding Capitol rioters to US no-fly list

    TSA looking into adding Capitol rioters to US no-fly list
    Federal safety officials are investigating people who took part in last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol to decide whether they belong on the federal no-fly list. The move is one of several that officials outlined Friday. They say they are increasing security at Washington-area airports leading up to next week’s presidential inauguration. The head of the Transportation Security Administration says that includes more police and bomb-detecting dogs, and more federal air marshals on cert
  • House speaker’s office invader to be put under house arrest

    House speaker’s office invader to be put under house arrest
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man photographed sitting at a desk in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week has been put under House arrest as he awaits trial. A federal magistrate judge in Arkansas set a $5,000 bond for Richard Barnett and confined him to his home in Gravette, Arkansas, with a GPS monitor to track his location. She also prohibited him from using the internet or having contact with anyone else who participated in last
  • Coroner: 1 dead after shooting at Mississippi courthouse

    Coroner: 1 dead after shooting at Mississippi courthouse
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi coroner says one person has been killed and another injured in a shooting at a county courthouse. Coroner Brian Switzer tells the Sun Herald that one person died after the shooting Friday at the Harrison County Courthouse in Biloxi. WLOX-TV reports that a security guard in uniform was wheeled out on a stretcher with what appeared to be a leg injury. Officials didn’t release details on the people involved in the shooting or the condition of the injur
  • Feds back away from claim of assassination plot at Capitol

    Feds back away from claim of assassination plot at Capitol
    PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors who initially said there was “strong evidence” the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to “capture and assassinate elected officials” have backed away from that allegation. The withdrawal of the claim came after the head of the investigation cautioned that there was no “direct evidence” of such intentions. The accusation came in a court filing by prosecutors in the case against Jacob Chansley, the Arizon
  • Trump supporters among those seeking Jan. 20 protest permits

    Trump supporters among those seeking Jan. 20 protest permits
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of President Donald Trump are among a handful of groups that have applied for permits to hold protests during Joe Biden’s inauguration. But it appears unlikely their application will be approved as the National Park Service greatly curtails freedom of expression during a major pre-inauguration security lockdown. The Department of Interior had fended off calls from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and others to simply cancel all demonstration permits. But the park
  • President Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it ‘vote of conscience’

    President Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it ‘vote of conscience’
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is likely to begin after Joe Biden’s inauguration next week.
    This as the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, is telling senators decision on whether or not to convict Trump over the Capitol riot will be a “vote of conscience.”
    The timing for the trial has not yet been set. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is making it clear that Democrats intend to move swiftly on Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus
  • Trump gives award to Morocco’s king in private ceremony

    Trump gives award to Morocco’s king in private ceremony
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has awarded a top U.S. honor to King Mohammed VI of Morocco, citing his decision to begin normalization of relations with Israel. The Legion of Merit is a rarely awarded decoration that can only be bestowed by the president, and typically on heads of state or government of other countries. King Mohammed was not in Washington to accept the award. Morocco’s ambassador to the U.S., Princess Lalla Joumala, accepted it on his behalf in a private ce
  • Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it ‘vote of conscience’

    Trump trial pending, McConnell calls it ‘vote of conscience’
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is likely to begin after Joe Biden’s inauguration next week. This as the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, is telling senators decision on whether or not to convict Trump over the Capitol riot will be a “vote of conscience.” The timing for the trial has not yet been set. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is making it clear that Democrats intend to move swiftly on Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus
  • Virginia AG authorizes probe of statue-removal contract

    Virginia AG authorizes probe of statue-removal contract
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A special prosecutor says Virginia’s attorney general has authorized an investigation into efforts by Richmond officials to take down the city’s Confederate monuments last year. That includes a $1.8 million contract that was given for the statues to be removed. The statues were taken down over the summer, and an inquiry into the contract between the city and a Richmond-area construction company owner was initiated after a political rival of Mayor Levar Ston
  • Athletic trainers adapt to chaos of sports in a pandemic

    Athletic trainers adapt to chaos of sports in a pandemic
    Collegiate athletic trainers are used to being the calm amid chaos. Screaming fans, blaring music, coaches and players caught up in the heat of competition get tuned out when a trainer is tending to an injured athlete. The coronavirus pandemic has added another layer to what they do. The last 10 months have turned into a complicated juggling act of tending to athletes’ day-to-day needs while dealing with the intricacies that come with trying to play sports and keeping everyone safe in a pa
  • Mississippi pump project gets go-ahead, but needs funding

    Mississippi pump project gets go-ahead, but needs funding
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given the green light to long-debated flood control project in Mississippi. But the project still needs federal funding, and the start of construction could be years away, if it happens at all. Conservation groups this week sued Environmental Protection Agency to try to block the project. They argue that the EPA last year improperly reversed its own 2008 veto of massive pumps for the rural Yazoo Backwater Area. The expanse of rural
  • The Latest: Wisconsin gov blasts empty federal vaccine vow

    The Latest:  Wisconsin gov blasts empty federal vaccine vow
    MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers blasted federal officials Friday for promising to release the remainder of their COVID-19 vaccine stockpile when it apparently was already exhausted, calling the pledge a “slap in the face.”
    Evers has been taking pointed criticism from Republican legislators for weeks over the slow pace of Wisconsin’s vaccine rollout. He told reporters on a conference call on Friday that Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Health Services Secretary Alex Azar

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