By Lily Altavena | Friday, Oct. 7, 2016
TUCSON – Pima County's Medical Examiner reported 17 fentanyl-related deaths last year, up from seven in 2014 – a deadly trend involving one of the most potent synthetic opioids in the world.
By Erica L. Lang and Lily Lieberman | Monday, May 2, 2016
PHOENIX – A small white plastic box is lowered into one of the seven graves made the day before. Fifteen prisoners look down into the hole much too large for the tiny infant box it contains.
By Clarissa Cooper | Wednesday, April 20, 2016
TUCSON — Nearly 100 addicts died of heroin overdoses in Pima County last year, making heroin the number one cause of death by a single drug.
By Alexis Dominguez | Monday, April 4, 2016
An activist group claims some families have been falsely accused of child abuse and neglect. State and hospital officials responded they have to balance protecting children with respecting family rights.
By Clarissa Cooper | Thursday, March 31, 2016
Methamphetamine remains one of Arizona’s most pervasive drugs with law enforcement authorities seizing nearly 6,400 pounds of methamphetamine last year – a 294 percent increase over the last six years, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Nearly 12,000 child abuse and maltreatment cases in Arizona have languished for 60 days or more without action or resolution
By Erica L. Lang | Thursday, March 24, 2016
The Arizona Department of Child Safety has failed to resolve nearly 12,000 cases of alleged abuse or neglect that have been open for at least 60 days without an investigation or services being provided to a potential victim, according to a Cronkite News review of the state’s most recent numbers.
By Erica L. Lang | Thursday, March 3, 2016
For 12 years, Drayton Witt passed his days behind bars, surrounded by rapists, murderers and convicts. Over the course of a decade, Witt insisted he was not guilty despite a murder conviction for killing his four-month old son.
By Erica Lang | Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
Where the city of Phoenix once ended at 83rd Avenue, onion fields began — stretching into the distance in a nearly straight shot to Luke Air Force Base. Almost 50 years later, the ground that once supported agriculture now reflects a community whose roots prove ever changing.
By Erica Lang | Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015
The commercials and online ads for auto title loans make them appear especially enticing during the holiday season when many families need extra cash.
By Sydney Glenn | Friday, Nov. 13, 2015
SCOTTSDALE - From the southern slope of the McDowell Mountains, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and studio still look out over the Valley, a place the famous architect called the “top of the world” after he built it in 1938.
By Alexa D’Angelo | Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
Protesters gathered outside a McDonald’s in downtown Phoenix at dawn Tuesday to “fight for fifteen,” a national movement calling for an increase of the hourly minimum wage from $8.05 to $15.
By Sonny Scott | Friday, Oct. 30, 2015
Heroin is the number one drug threat in major communities across the country, with overdose deaths continuing to increase as more heroin is moved across the Southwest, according to a 2015 intelligence report by U.S Drug Enforcement Administration.