Tucson headlines: Loughner assessments; Sentencing; Scam artist arrest; Man approaching children; Missing man

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A federal judge is deciding whether Jared Loughner will be videotaped during psychiatric assessments.

Doctors at a prison medical facility in Missouri hope to make the 22-year-old "fit" to stand trial for the January 8 massacre.

Loughner's attorneys requested all of their client's psych sessions there be recorded.

Prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss that request calling it "impractical."


TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Tucson man is heading to prison for shooting a gun at a probation officer and volunteer intern at the Tohono O'odham nation.

Pancho Garcia, 28, is sentenced to 11 years.

The probation officer was trying to check on a juvenile, and when they left Garcia and his brother tried to run them off the road and shot at them.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson police arrested what they call a scam artist, involved in over 50 fraud cases in Tucson.

Ronald Rodriguez, 41, is accused calling convenience stores and restaurants open late, pretending to be the corporate manager.

He then allegedly convinced the employee to give money and merchandise to a courier to deliver to him. He's on the hook for $25,000.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson police say a young man has been aggressively approaching children in Tucson west side businesses the last two weeks.

They are trying to identify him.

He's Hispanic or Asian, 18 to 20-years old, about 5'6".

If you know who it is, call 911 or 88-CRIME.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- An 81-year-old man with Alzheimer's is missing and Tucson police need help finding him.

Abelardo Ruiz walked away from his home on East 23rd Street at 12:30 A.M.

He was wearing a red flannel shirt, jeans and slip on shoes.  He has a tattoo of Rosa on his upper right arm.

Call 911 or 88-CRIME if you see him.