Saturday, April 19 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:25:41 GMT
Starting today, it will be illegal to take a puff from an electronic cigarette in many public places in Los Angeles, including inside bars, restaurants, and clubs. LA is the latest in a growing listMore >>
Starting today, it will be illegal to take a puff from an electronic cigarette in many public places in Los Angeles, including inside bars, restaurants, and clubs.
Saturday, April 19 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:30:31 GMT
Rainfall totals for the latest rainstorm and information of the rainfall so far this year.More >>
Not a lot of rain for the calendar year so far, but with the gray skies and heavy rain in the state today, if sure looked like we were in for some wet weather in Tucson. Some areas of the metro pickedMore >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:34:14 GMT
Firefighters are battling flames after a brief lightning storm near Elgin ignited several fires that combined into one on Saturday afternoon, according to Sonoita Fire Department PIO Katie Goodwin. SonoitaMore >>
600 acres outside of Elgin have burned. Sonoita Fire Department is on the scene and more units are on their way.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:33:45 GMT
Two separate collisions closed I-10 eastbound at the Palo Verde exit Saturday afternoon. One of the accidents involved a driver who's motorcycle crashed. The motorcyclist was transported to the hospitalMore >>
The road was closed at 2:27 p.m. and the time for reopening has not yet been given.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:37:55 GMT
The Arizona Department of Public Safety has new information for you on driving statistics. Between November and April, there were more than ten thousand crashes on Arizona highways. DPS said more thanMore >>
Between November and April, there were more than ten thousand crashes on Arizona highways. More >>
An environmental group is suing over the federal government's decision not to extend protections for a prairie dogs found in four Southwestern states.More >>
An environmental group is suing over the federal government's decision not to extend protections for a prairie dog found in four Southwestern states.More >>
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
The Pinal County Grand Jury has indicted a Tucson couple accused of holding three girls captive on multiple counts of child abuse and kidnapping.
Fernando and Sophia Richter pleaded not guilty last month in Pima County to charges of kidnapping and child abuse. Tucson police say the Richters held Sophia's daughters captive in dungeon-like conditions, isolated from the outside world. Court documents indicated the girls were monitored by video surveillance, sometimes fed once a day, forced to drink bath water out of moldy plastic jugs, and sometimes forced to use their closets as a bathroom.
Fernando Richter also faces charges of aggravated assault, sexual abuse, and child molestation after today's arraignment in Pinal County.
Police said the Richters lived in Pinal County for several years before moving to Tucson.
Police said while the crimes came to light in Tucson, after the two girls escaped from a bedroom window right before Thanksgiving, the majority of the crimes took place at a home on East Blackcrest Loop, in Pinal County.
All three girls are now in the custody of the state, but they are living together.
Thursday, January 30 2014 11:23 AM EST2014-01-30 16:23:17 GMT
The Richters, accused of holding three sisters captive are scheduled to appear in a Pinal County Court on Thursday morning. Just two days ago, Fernando Richter appeared before a Pima County SuperiorMore >>
According to court documents both Fernando and Sophia Richter are expected to travel to Pinal County to face a judge there at 9 a.m. this morning.More >>