Reports of smoke bring fire crews to east-side middle school

Smoke was reported at Gridley Middle School, but no fire was found. Gridley has been in the news recently because of efforts to repair its failed fire alarm system.

  Actor, director Penny Marshall dies at 75

Penny Marshall, who starred in the hit TV show “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming an acclaimed film director, has died at the age of 75.
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  A judge struck down ‘Obamacare.’ What’s next?

A group of 16 states, including California, and the District of Columbia intervened to defend the Affordable Care Act aka 'Obamacare,' and they announced soon after the ruling they would appeal.

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UPDATE: Water service restored to about 500 customers on Tucson’s west side

ONLY ON KOLD: No politics in cross border fire rescue

Real Christmas tree sales still brisk despite rising costs, competition from artificial trees

Game officials advising Saddlebrooke homeowners of recent mountain lion sightings

  Cemetery: ‘God is responsible for fixing exposed graves’

The operators of the cemetery where flooding from heavy rains popped open grave vaults and exposed 10 caskets say they aren’t responsible for fixing the graves.
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  Holly, jolly Christmas: Employees to receive $20,000 in bonuses from Michigan company

The bonuses will be based on longevity of service and shared through cash bonuses and special gifts to employees' retirement accounts.

Transitional shuttle service, improvements coming to Sabino Canyon

UPS Store in hot water over offer to shred kids' letters to Santa

Police: Investigation reveals no threat at Marana High School

Father of 7-year-old girl who died in border detention center disputes gov’t account

Silver Alert canceled: Missing Kearny man found safe

Marana police launch ‘Holiday Patrols’ to curb crime in popular shopping areas

Pima Co. library program helps you get high school diploma for free

Gay couple to meet with Mattel to discuss making same-sex couple dolls

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Doctors baffled after 11-year-old girl’s brain tumor disappears

Even after double-checking the girl’s brain scans to confirm the results, doctors could find no trace of her tumor, which they say they can’t explain.

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VIDEO: Arizona Football commit brought to tears with second chance

Hard work pays off. Wildcat football commit Jaden Mitchell is an example.

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Road ends: Bicycle store closing two Tucson locations

VIDEO: Arizona Football commit brought to tears with second chance

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild won’t seek third term

Thousands fill downtown streets for the 24th Annual Parade of Lights

UPDATE: Driver dies after crash near I-10 and Rita Road

Drivers asked to avoid the area, use an alternate route if possible.
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  2 Chicago police officers struck and killed by train

Two Chicago Police officers were killed by a train on the South Side while responding to a report of shots fired.

Residents displaced after kitchen fire in Tucson home

Water main break stops business at some Oro Valley spots

SAFE: Silver Alert canceled for elderly man from El Mirage

Doorbell video, social media post helps snag ‘porch pirate’