Tucson headlines: Border shooting; South Tucson shooting; Four-car crash; Apartment fire; Charges in racing fatality; Border pot bust; New buses; Gas prices

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- There were reports of a shooting involving a Border Patrol agent in Cochise County.

The Border Patrol confirmed that one of its agents fired a shot south of Sierra Vista Monday but nobody was hurt in the incident.

The FBI says it sent agents to the scene to investigate, but no other details were immediately available.



TUCSON, Ariz. -- South Tucson police are asking for help finding a suspect in connection with a shooting over the weekend.

It happened Saturday morning near 33rd Street and 5th Avenue.

When officers arrived they found a 47-year-old man with a gunshot to his chest.

He was transported to the hospital where he underwent surgery.

No word yet on his condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- East-bound Broadway had to be shut down Monday night after a crash involving four cars.

Police say one person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Broadway was shut down until the damaged cars could be removed from the street and engine fluids and debris cleaned up.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson firefighters put out a fire at a duplex Monday afternoon near Grant and Oracle after a couch inside caught fire.

Neighbors called about smoke coming from the apartment but nobody was home when they arrived.

They pulled the burning couch outside and hosed it down. Nobody was hurt and the damage to the building was minimal.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- A 21-year-old man is charged with killing an innocent driver while racing on Oracle Road.

Damaso Alavez is charged with second degree murder, endangerment and criminal damage.

Police say he was racing another car at 2:30 in the morning Saturday, and hit 29-year-old Stephen Larson, killing him.

Alavez has just minor injuries.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- More than a million dollars worth of pot, busted on the border.

A 56-year-old Mexican national was sneaking it across hidden inside sacks of charcoal.

It was packaged in 198 bundles weighing 2600 pounds and worth $1.3 million.

The driver was arrested and turned over to immigration.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson's Sun Tran bus system is receiving $5.6 million in federal money to buy new buses.

The new buses will run on cleaner natural gas. The money will also fund a new natural gas refueling station.

The grant is from the Federal Transit Administration, which handed out $928 million to 300 projects.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Gas prices in Tucson holding steady this week, falling .2¢ a gallon to an average $3.24.

In the meantime the national average, jumped 6.3¢ a gallon to $3.49.

Prices a year ago were an average 66¢ lower.