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  • Pima County Sheriff's Office hiring two dozen corrections officers

    Pima County Sheriff's Office hiring two dozen corrections officers

    Saturday, August 2 2014 12:57 AM EDT2014-08-02 04:57:59 GMT
    The department is getting ready to hire about 25 corrections officers.
    The department is getting ready to hire about 25 corrections officers.
  • Free immunization clinics scheduled on Saturday

    Free immunization clinics scheduled on Saturday

    Saturday, August 2 2014 12:18 AM EDT2014-08-02 04:18:57 GMT
    The Pima County Health Department is holding two immunization clinics for families still in need of vaccinating their children before the first day of school next week.The health department will hold two Saturday clinics at two of their five offices. The south office on 175 W. Irvington Road will hold a free immunization clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Another one is scheduled in Green Valley at 601 N. La Cañada Dr on August 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. Children 18 and younger can get their immunizat...
    The Pima County Health Department is holding two immunization clinics for families still in need of vaccinating their children before the first day of school next week.The health department will hold two Saturday clinics at two of their five offices. The south office on 175 W. Irvington Road will hold a free immunization clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Another one is scheduled in Green Valley at 601 N. La Cañada Dr on August 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. Children 18 and younger can get their immunizat...
  • School starts while teaching jobs remain unfilled

    School starts while teaching jobs remain unfilled

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:08:20 GMT
    Tucson's largest school district is still trying to finish a large summer assignment: hire enough teachers. But Tucson Unified School District still has more than 100 teaching vacancies.
    Tucson's largest school district is still trying to finish a large summer assignment: hire enough teachers. But Tucson Unified School District still has more than 100 teaching vacancies.
  • San Miguel High School makes back to school a celebration

    San Miguel High School makes back to school a celebration

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:56:55 GMT
    (Source: San Miguel High School)(Source: San Miguel High School)
    Students celebrated the school’s tenth anniversary and will take part in other anniversary events throughout the school year, including a big gala on April 11, according to school officials.
    Students celebrated the school’s tenth anniversary and will take part in other anniversary events throughout the school year, including a big gala on April 11, according to school officials.
  • Speeding stop leads Pima Co. deputies to drug arrest

    Speeding stop leads Pima Co. deputies to drug arrest

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:12:31 GMT
    Man faces drug and child abuse charges after Pima County Sheriff's deputies made a routine traffic stop for speeding, according to Chief Deputy Chris Nanos.The man, identified as Saul Estrella-Lizarraga, had allegedly been speeding when he was pulled over by a PCSD Border Indications Unit, on Interstate 10 near Avra Valley Road. 
    Man faces drug and child abuse charges after Pima County Sheriff's deputies made a routine traffic stop for speeding, according to Chief Deputy Chris Nanos.The man, identified as Saul Estrella-Lizarraga, had allegedly been speeding when he was pulled over by a PCSD Border Indications Unit, on Interstate 10 near Avra Valley Road. 
  • Central American immigrants now have a new place to wait for their rides out of Tucson

    Central American immigrants now have a new place to wait for their rides out of Tucson

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:04:50 GMT
    Central American Immigrants captured in Arizona still are passing through Tucson, but one part of their journey is changing.
    Central American Immigrants captured in Arizona still are passing through Tucson, but one part of their journey is changing.
  • Independent review of controversial execution underway

    Independent review of controversial execution underway

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:58:55 GMT
    Corrections Director Charles Ryan said on Friday that records from the procedure show the amount of drugs administered comply with the department's mandate under state law.
    Corrections Director Charles Ryan said on Friday that records from the procedure show the amount of drugs administered comply with the department's mandate under state law.

  • Eastbound Pima at Swan reopens after crash

    Eastbound Pima at Swan reopens after crash

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:20:40 GMT
    Stay with Tucson News Now on air and online for updates.
    Stay with Tucson News Now on air and online for updates.
  • US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

    US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:52:27 GMT
    U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.
    A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.
  • TRICO accepting POWER grant applications

    TRICO accepting POWER grant applications

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:48:56 GMT
    Each year TRICO accepts applications for it POWER grant program, the focus for 2015 funding is 'food and basic needs for children'. The Trico POWER grant is unique in that its employees choose the focus funding and a committee of employee volunteers make the final selection.
    Each year TRICO accepts applications for it POWER grant program, the focus for 2015 funding is 'food and basic needs for children'. The Trico POWER grant is unique in that its employees choose the focus funding and a committee of employee volunteers make the final selection.
  • Pima County adds weekend hours for back-to-school shots

    Pima County adds weekend hours for back-to-school shots

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:44:21 GMT
    Need a last minute back to school vaccination for your student?  The Pima County Health Department has added extra Saturday hours to two of its five clinics in the county. 

    Need a last minute back to school vaccination for your student?  The Pima County Health Department has added extra Saturday hours to two of its five clinics in the county. 


  • Police: Do not call us if Facebook is down

    Police: Do not call us if Facebook is down

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:18:37 GMT
    An officer from Los Angeles County took to Twitter on Friday when Facebook users called for help while the social media website was down.
    An officer from Los Angeles County took to Twitter on Friday when Facebook users called for help to report that the social media website was down.
  • Marana district Superintendent to ride school bus on first day

    Marana district Superintendent to ride school bus on first day

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:18:35 GMT
    Doug Wilson, the Marana Unified School District Superintendent, is kicking off the first day of school in an unusual way, by riding a school bus with some elementary students. 
    Doug Wilson, the Marana Unified School District Superintendent, is kicking off the first day of school in an unusual way, by riding a school bus with some elementary students. 
  • 'Bait bikes' still up for discussion in Tucson

    'Bait bikes' still up for discussion in Tucson

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:17:31 GMT
    A bicycle enforcement subcommittee for the Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee will present its research at the next advisory committee meeting in August. The 'bait bike' method is already being used by police in San Francisco, but whether it will be adopted by Tucson Police remains to be seen.
    A bicycle enforcement subcommittee for the Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee will present its research at the next advisory committee meeting in August. The 'bait bike' method is already being used by police in San Francisco, but whether it will be adopted by Tucson Police remains to be seen.
  • Rep. Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    Rep. Cantor to resign from House seat in August

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:17:14 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.
    After a stunning primary election loss, former Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Friday that he will resign his seat in the House months earlier than expected.
  • Hyundai recalls more than 419K vehicles

    Hyundai recalls more than 419K vehicles

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:00:53 GMT
    Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems.
    Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems.
  • House GOP weighs new border bill to break logjam

    House GOP weighs new border bill to break logjam

    House Republican leaders are struggling to round up votes from wary conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border. That's so they can head home for the five-week summer...
    House Republicans are considering a new border security bill that would add more money for the National Guard as leaders frantically try to win over reluctant conservatives.
  • Meet Peep, one of Tucson's more unusual family pets

    Meet Peep, one of Tucson's more unusual family pets

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:43:51 GMT
    Summer Cox has several animals on her Picture Rocks ranch, but one in particular tends to stand out among the rest.His name is Peep and he’s a two year old peacock who apparently likes to go on adventures with the family. Cox say he’s not like other birds, because he’s not startled by loud noises.
    Summer Cox has several animals on her Picture Rocks ranch, but one in particular tends to stand out among the rest.His name is Peep and he’s a two year old peacock who apparently likes to go on adventures with the family. Cox say he’s not like other birds, because he’s not startled by loud noises.
  • Jackelope Fire burns in Rincon Mountains

    Jackelope Fire burns in Rincon Mountains

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:36:39 GMT
    Inciweb says it was caused by lightning and started on Thursday about 2:30 p.m.
    Inciweb says it was caused by lightning and started on Thursday about 2:30 p.m.
  • Salmonella trial could take months

    Salmonella trial could take months

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:30:05 GMT
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    The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia could last for months.
    The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia could last for months.
  • Debunking the tire myth

    Debunking the tire myth

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:14:58 GMT
    It's a beautiful afternoon, and you're outside in the park. Then, a powerful thunderstorm moves in within minutes. There are no nearby structures or buildings for shelter, but your car is nearby so you make a run for it. After all, the tires will protect you from lightning strikes, right?  Wrong. It's an idea that was first thought of in the late 1800s, on bicycles. 
    It's a beautiful afternoon, and you're outside in the park. Then, a powerful thunderstorm moves in within minutes. There are no nearby structures or buildings for shelter, but your car is nearby so you make a run for it. After all, the tires will protect you from lightning strikes, right?  Wrong. It's an idea that was first thought of in the late 1800s, on bicycles. 
  • Marana Unified District also looking for teachers

    Marana Unified District also looking for teachers

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:45:29 GMT
    The Marana Unified School District is getting kids ready for their first day of school. Class begins Monday, August 4, even if the district is short a couple of teachers. According to district officials the high schools currently have all the teachers they need, but the same cannot be said for several other MUSD schools. 
    The Marana Unified School District is getting kids ready for their first day of school. Class begins Monday, August 4, even if the district is short a couple of teachers. According to district officials the high schools currently have all the teachers they need, but the same cannot be said for several other MUSD schools. 
  • Suspect in Brian Terry murder expected in federal court

    Suspect in Brian Terry murder expected in federal court

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:07:12 GMT
    Happening later today, as the search and prosecution continues for the suspects in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, there is a new development in the case. One of those suspects is expected to be in federal court today. He is facing a number of charges in the 2010 shooting of BP agent Brian Terry. 
    Happening later today, as the search and prosecution continues for the suspects in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, there is a new development in the case. One of those suspects is expected to be in federal court today. He is facing a number of charges in the 2010 shooting of BP agent Brian Terry. 
  • Sierra Vista School District is also short of teachers for school year

    Sierra Vista School District is also short of teachers for school year

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:06:56 GMT
    Several school districts across Southern Arizona start class on Monday, August 7, despite not having enough teachers on hand. The Sierra Vista School District is down nine teachers, so that means the students might not have their permanent teacher on the first day of class.
    Several school districts across Southern Arizona start class on Monday, August 7, despite not having enough teachers on hand. The Sierra Vista School District is down nine teachers, so that means the students might not have their permanent teacher on the first day of class.
  • Marana Unified School District open houses, meet and greets

    Marana Unified School District open houses, meet and greets

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:56:18 GMT
    Marana Unified School District begins classes on Monday, August 4. All 17 district schools estimate over 12,300 students will begin the 2014-2015 school year.
    Marana Unified School District begins classes on Monday, August 4. All 17 district schools estimate over 12,300 students will begin the 2014-2015 school year.
  • TPD: Woman hit by car near Broadway, Swan

    TPD: Woman hit by car near Broadway, Swan

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:44:02 GMT
    Stay with Tucson News Now on air and online for updates.
    Stay with Tucson News Now on air and online for updates.
  • TPD: Suspect flees after man shot in midtown

    TPD: Suspect flees after man shot in midtown

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:04:41 GMT
    Stay with Tucson News Now on air and online for updates.
    Stay with Tucson News Now on air and online for updates.
  • Guatemalan officials to work with Pima County medical examiner to identify migrant remains

    Guatemalan officials to work with Pima County medical examiner to identify migrant remains

    Guatemalan officials to work with Pima County medical examiner to identify migrant remains

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:01:35 GMT
    When someone goes missing, most of us would call the local police department., unless the person who is missing is an illegal immigrant.  Many families of missing border crossers are turning to the medical examiners for help.
    When someone goes missing, most of us would call the local police department., unless the person who is missing is an illegal immigrant.  Many families of missing border crossers are turning to the medical examiners for help.

  • TUSD begins first full school year with ParentLink notification system

    TUSD begins first full school year with ParentLink notification system

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:22:20 GMT
    ParentLink lets TUSD reach parents immediately during emergencies
    ParentLink lets TUSD reach parents immediately during emergencies
  • Tucson still in running for Tesla factory

    Tucson still in running for Tesla factory

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:49:17 GMT
    A letter for Tesla share holders says the company has started work on a site in Nevada.
    A letter for Tesla share holders says the company has started work on a site in Nevada.
  • Gaza truce comes after days of pushing for a deal

    Gaza truce comes after days of pushing for a deal

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:15:39 GMT
    The United States and United Nations are announcing that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours.
    Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day - in...
  • Brewer signs Arizona's Blue Alert Law to catch dangerous criminals

    Brewer signs Arizona's Blue Alert Law to catch dangerous criminals

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:59:26 GMT
    If a dangerous suspect is on the run, after seriously injuring or killing an officer, a blue alert can now be issued in Arizona. Governor Jan Brewer signed the Blue Alert bill into law today. 
    If a dangerous suspect is on the run, after seriously injuring or killing an officer, a blue alert can now be issued in Arizona. Governor Jan Brewer signed the Blue Alert bill into law today. 
  • PCC training Air Force personnel to become paramedics

    PCC training Air Force personnel to become paramedics

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:56 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:56:54 GMT
     Pima Community College has just won a contract to train up to 260 members of the U.S. Air Force.
     Pima Community College has just won a contract to train up to 260 members of the U.S. Air Force.
  • Man charged with murder of border patrol agent extradited to U.S.

    Man charged with murder of border patrol agent extradited to U.S.

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:16:30 GMT
    Ivan Soto-Barraza will be arraigned on Friday in federal court in Tucson.
    Ivan Soto-Barraza will be arraigned on Friday in federal court in Tucson.
  • McCain is one of two senators to introduce Obamacare Opt-Out Act of 2014

    McCain is one of two senators to introduce Obamacare Opt-Out Act of 2014

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:04:59 GMT
    Two U.S. senators introduced proposed legislation that would give Americans the freedom to opt-out of the individual mandate for health insurance coverage required by Obamacare.
    Two U.S. senators introduced proposed legislation that would give Americans the freedom to opt-out of the individual mandate for health insurance coverage required by Obamacare.
  • Pinal Co. authorities investigating possible animal abuse near Red Rock

    Pinal Co. authorities investigating possible animal abuse near Red Rock

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:52:04 GMT
    Pinal County authorities are investigating allegations of animal abuse against a livestock owner near Red Rock.
    Pinal County authorities are investigating allegations of animal abuse against a livestock owner near Red Rock.
  • NASA chooses ASU camera for Mars 2020 Rover mission

    NASA chooses ASU camera for Mars 2020 Rover mission

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:40:41 GMT
    NASA selected Arizona State University to design, deliver and oversee a primary camera system for the Mars 2020 rover.
    NASA selected Arizona State University to design, deliver and oversee a primary camera system for the Mars 2020 rover.
  • Americans paying out of pocket for college

    Americans paying out of pocket for college

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:05:01 GMT
    A growing number of Americans are paying for college out of their own pockets, according to Sallie Mae.
    A growing number of Americans are paying for college out of their own pockets, according to Sallie Mae.
  • PCSD: Mt. Lemmon hikers find skeletal remains

    PCSD: Mt. Lemmon hikers find skeletal remains

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:36:45 GMT
    Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.
    Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.
  • Sheriff: Missing man located, in good condition

    Sheriff: Missing man located, in good condition

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:10:42 GMT
    Herbert Michaelson, 87, was reported missing after he walked away from his adult care home in the 5600 block of North Kolb Road.  
    Herbert Michaelson, 87, was reported missing after he walked away from his adult care home in the 5600 block of North Kolb Road.  
  • Hot air settles out west, cold air settles out east

    Hot air settles out west, cold air settles out east

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:37:41 GMT
    The east coast is thinking it is still spring or now autumn as some cold air is gripping a third of the nation. This past Wednesday folks along the eastern seaboard woke up to record cold temperatures.
    The east coast is thinking it is still spring or now autumn as some cold air is gripping a third of the nation. This past Wednesday folks along the eastern seaboard woke up to record cold temperatures.
  • Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader

    Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:29:57 GMT
    Rep. Eric Cantor has used his farewell as House majority leader to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he says is rife with instability and terror.
    Rep. Eric Cantor used his farewell as House majority leader Thursday to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he said is rife with instability and terror.
  • Vote-by-mail ballots sent out to voters

    Vote-by-mail ballots sent out to voters

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:13:12 GMT
    Vote-by-mail ballots, totaling 227,000 have been mailed out to voters, according to Pima County Recorder, F. Ann Rodriguez. These are ballots for the 2014 Primary Election, for voters who are on the permanent early voting list (PEVL) and are registered with one of the political parties, as well as to those independent or party not designated voters who have requested a political party ballot. 
    Vote-by-mail ballots, totaling 227,000 have been mailed out to voters, according to Pima County Recorder, F. Ann Rodriguez. These are ballots for the 2014 Primary Election, for voters who are on the permanent early voting list (PEVL) and are registered with one of the political parties, as well as to those independent or party not designated voters who have requested a political party ballot. 
  • Three clinics in AZ to receive health care funds

    Three clinics in AZ to receive health care funds

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:56:05 GMT
    More than $636,000 has been awarded to three clinics in Arizona - the Ajo Community Health Center, the Mountain Park Health Center in Phoenix and the Sun Life Family Health Center in Casa Grande will split the funds to establish or expand their behavioral health services for more than 4,200 Arizonans.
    More than $636,000 has been awarded to three clinics in Arizona - the Ajo Community Health Center, the Mountain Park Health Center in Phoenix and the Sun Life Family Health Center in Casa Grande will split the funds to establish or expand their behavioral health services for more than 4,200 Arizonans.
  • Several Tucson Unified schools to get resource officers

    Several Tucson Unified schools to get resource officers

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:55:31 GMT
    New teachers and students will not be the only new faces on school campuses this year. For the first time in seven years Tucson Unified School District will be using student resource officers. Pueblo High School will be one of the many schools that will have a resource officer. According to Tucson Police the officer will not be on campus today, but thanks to state funding it will be happening soon. 
    New teachers and students will not be the only new faces on school campuses this year. For the first time in seven years Tucson Unified School District will be using student resource officers. Pueblo High School will be one of the many schools that will have a resource officer. According to Tucson Police the officer will not be on campus today, but thanks to state funding it will be happening soon. 
  • Calming those back-to-school nerves

    Calming those back-to-school nerves

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:25:10 GMT
    Summer is over for Tucson Unified School District students, today is the first day of school. That means thousands of people changing their routines. Parents, teachers, students all trying to get back in the swing of things and it can be overwhelming. Are your children mentally prepared to handle it? 
    Summer is over for Tucson Unified School District students, today is the first day of school. That means thousands of people changing their routines. Parents, teachers, students all trying to get back in the swing of things and it can be overwhelming. Are your children mentally prepared to handle it? 
  • Body discovered on Mt. Lemmon hiking trail

    Body discovered on Mt. Lemmon hiking trail

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:42:49 GMT
    A body was found on Mt. Lemmon. According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department hikers found the body on Wednesday. 
    A body was found on Mt. Lemmon. According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department hikers found the body on Wednesday. 
  • Watch out for students not only this morning, but this afternoon

    Watch out for students not only this morning, but this afternoon

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:19:31 GMT
    Some common sense reminders for students and adults, even those that do not have a child heading back to school today. School begins for many students at 8:30 a.m. Here are a few last minute reminder for everyone - get up early, not just parents and students but also those who need to hit the road. Accidents can happen when in a rush.
    Some common sense reminders for students and adults, even those that do not have a child heading back to school today. School begins for many students at 8:30 a.m. Here are a few last minute reminder for everyone - get up early, not just parents and students but also those who need to hit the road. Accidents can happen when in a rush.
  • First day of school means changes for many students

    First day of school means changes for many students

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:06:47 GMT
    The summer is over for students who go to Tucson Unified Schools. Today is the official first day of school.For some students they will be going to new schools as part of the TUSD consolidation. One such school is Valencia Middle School, which starts at 9:15 a.m. 
    The summer is over for students who go to Tucson Unified Schools. Today is the official first day of school.For some students they will be going to new schools as part of the TUSD consolidation. One such school is Valencia Middle School, which starts at 9:15 a.m. 
  • Tucson Unified School District still in need of teachers

    Tucson Unified School District still in need of teachers

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:43:09 GMT
    There will also be some new faces teaching classes at schools this year, but there are not enough of them yet. Valencia Middle School is one such school with new faces, there will be 49 new teachers starting at the school. Tucson Unified School District is still hiring teachers and they are trying to fill 127 positions.
    There will also be some new faces teaching classes at schools this year, but there are not enough of them yet. Valencia Middle School is one such school with new faces, there will be 49 new teachers starting at the school. Tucson Unified School District is still hiring teachers and they are trying to fill 127 positions.
  • Students taking the 'Steps to success' this school year

    Students taking the 'Steps to success' this school year

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:54:20 GMT
    Tucson Unified School District is hoping to see more students in the classrooms today. That is after reaching out to high school dropouts, encouraging them to go back and finish. Some students might be arriving here at Pueblo High School for the first time in a long time, thanks to the work of many volunteers. 
    Tucson Unified School District is hoping to see more students in the classrooms today. That is after reaching out to high school dropouts, encouraging them to go back and finish. Some students might be arriving here at Pueblo High School for the first time in a long time, thanks to the work of many volunteers. 
  • ONLY ON KOLD: Danger on board

    ONLY ON KOLD: Danger on board

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:09:36 GMT
    Hundreds of bus drivers have been practicing for the big day in Tucson Unified School District.
    Hundreds of bus drivers have been practicing for the big day in Tucson Unified School District.
  • TUSD teacher shortage prompts more hiring

    TUSD teacher shortage prompts more hiring

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:08:59 GMT
    The Tucson Unified School District is still looking to hire new teachers as it approaches the first day of school on Thursday. Approximately 150 new teacher positions were announced last week, and a job fair was held at Catalina High School on Saturday in hopes of finding qualified teacher candidates. School officials said they hired 20 new teachers from Saturday's fair and 15 more in the days since. 
    The Tucson Unified School District is still looking to hire new teachers as it approaches the first day of school on Thursday. Approximately 150 new teacher positions were announced last week, and a job fair was held at Catalina High School on Saturday in hopes of finding qualified teacher candidates. School officials said they hired 20 new teachers from Saturday's fair and 15 more in the days since. 
  • Back-to-school safety tips for parents and students

    Back-to-school safety tips for parents and students

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:31:28 GMT
    Northwest Fire District is offering a few back-to-school safety tips for students and parents to remember for the 2014-2105 school year. Students - always wear a helmet when riding any mode of transportation with wheels like bikes, scooters (motorized or not), skate boards. 
    Northwest Fire District is offering a few back-to-school safety tips for students and parents to remember for the 2014-2105 school year. Students - always wear a helmet when riding any mode of transportation with wheels like bikes, scooters (motorized or not), skate boards. 
  • Water main break closes Harrison, near Irvington

    Water main break closes Harrison, near Irvington

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:29 AM EDT2014-07-31 06:29:28 GMT
    A water main break in Tucson has caused road closures after a contractor reportedly hit a 12-inch water main while doing excavation work.
    A water main break in Tucson has caused road closures after a contractor reportedly hit a 12-inch water main while doing excavation work.
  • GOP candidates talk about the issues in Tucson

    GOP candidates talk about the issues in Tucson

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:16 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:16:16 GMT
    Republican hopefuls who want to be the next Arizona governor made a stop in Tucson Wednesday night.
    Republican hopefuls who want to be the next Arizona governor made a stop in Tucson Wednesday night.
  • Report breaks down smugglers' $6.6 billion business

    Report breaks down smugglers' $6.6 billion business

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:35 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:35:05 GMT
    The report from the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Border Security Operations Center, a Texas state agency, says drug cartels charge anywhere from $250 to $1,500 to smuggle in the migrant, depending on whether they’re from Mexico, Central America, Europe or Asia.
    The report from the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Border Security Operations Center, a Texas state agency, says drug cartels charge anywhere from $250 to $1,500 to smuggle in the migrant, depending on whether they’re from Mexico, Central America, Europe or Asia.
  • Tucson recovery lags

    Tucson recovery lags

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:56:47 GMT
    A recent survey which uses several metrics, places Tucson at an unenviable 143 our of the largest 150 cities in America.
    A recent survey which uses several metrics, places Tucson at an unenviable 143 our of the largest 150 cities in America.

  • Report reveals mother's reactions after baby left in hot car

    Report reveals mother's reactions after baby left in hot car

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:41:32 GMT
    The mother of an 11-month old baby called 911 in a state of panic after the child was not responding, according to Tucson Police documents.
    The mother of an 11-month old baby called 911 in a state of panic after the child was not responding, according to Tucson Police documents.
  • Congress cooperates and fights as recess nears

    Congress cooperates and fights as recess nears

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:37:17 GMT
    Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.
    Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship on Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working...
  • Surgeon General issues skin cancer warning

    Surgeon General issues skin cancer warning

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:58:49 GMT
    When it's hot out, many of us head to the pool to cool off. Hopefully, you're applying sun screen, but we often forget the risk we are putting our skin in. Now, a stern message for Arizona sun worshippers.
    When it's hot out, many of us head to the pool to cool off. Hopefully, you're applying sun screen, but we often forget the risk we are putting our skin in. Now, a stern message for Arizona sun worshippers.
  • Tucsonans recycle while enjoying streetcar's first days

    Tucsonans recycle while enjoying streetcar's first days

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:52:58 GMT
    Source: City of TucsonSource: City of Tucson
    As people enjoyed getting free rides on the brand new blue, white and orange streetcars, they apparently had another color on their minds: green.
    As people enjoyed getting free rides on the brand new blue, white and orange streetcars, they apparently had another color on their minds: green.
  • Today's Most: Successful surgery rebuilds man's skull

    Today's Most: Successful surgery rebuilds man's skull

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:50:33 GMT
    (Source: Caters News Agency)(Source: Caters News Agency)
    Join the Today's Most conversation here.
    Join the Today's Most conversation here.
  • Men suspected of assault after alleged beer theft

    Men suspected of assault after alleged beer theft

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:20:41 GMT
    The first suspect (Source: PCSD)The first suspect (Source: PCSD)
    Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.
    Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.
  • Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773

    Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:17:45 GMT
    Researchers say a ship unearthed at the site of New York's World Trade Center predates American independence.
    It's a ship tied to two critical points in American history: Sept. 11, 2001, and the eve of the Revolutionary War.
  • Owning a 'vicious' dog could take a big bite out of your wallet

    Owning a 'vicious' dog could take a big bite out of your wallet

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:11:00 GMT
    Dangerous and vicious are not just adjectives to describe dogs, but legal labels for them, which have costly consequences for their owners. Noreen Conroy adopted Conor five years ago and paid thousands of dollars to put the Airedale terrier through service dog training. The price is small compared to what she’s spent since a judge ruled Conor vicious.
    Dangerous and vicious are not just adjectives to describe dogs, but legal labels for them, which have costly consequences for their owners. Noreen Conroy adopted Conor five years ago and paid thousands of dollars to put the Airedale terrier through service dog training. The price is small compared to what she’s spent since a judge ruled Conor vicious.
  • Bum Steer to go on auction block

    Bum Steer to go on auction block

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-31 00:01:03 GMT
    Tucson landmark, Bum Steer, will be open for auction preview on Thursday, July 31. Click here for more information.
    Tucson landmark, Bum Steer, will be open for auction preview on Thursday, July 31. Click here for more information.
  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:47:20 GMT
    Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.
    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other...
  • Ft. Huachuca hosts enterprise challenge for future soldier technology

    Ft. Huachuca hosts enterprise challenge for future soldier technology

    Ft. Huachuca hosts enterprise challenge for future soldier technology

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:20:22 GMT
    Fort Huachuca hosts Enterprise Challenge 2014 to see what gadgets could help future soldiers on the ground.
    Fort Huachuca hosts Enterprise Challenge 2014 to see what gadgets could help future soldiers on the ground.
  • Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

    Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:43:54 GMT
    Pointing the finger at Republicans for Congressional inaction, President Barack Obama accused them of posturing and doing everything they can to stymie economic growth.
    Pointing the finger at Republicans for Congressional inaction, President Barack Obama accused them of posturing and doing everything they can to stymie economic growth because they are not happy he is president.
  • Border patrol works around washed out road

    Border patrol works around washed out road

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:17:18 GMT
    Recent monsoon storms washed out South Paloma Trail, south of State Route 92, officials confirmed on Wednesday.
    Recent monsoon storms washed out South Paloma Trail, south of State Route 92, officials confirmed on Wednesday.
  • AZ judge approves sale of TEP parent

    AZ judge approves sale of TEP parent

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:12:06 GMT
    An state administrative law judge has just recommended approval of the proposed sale of TEP parent UNS Energy to Canadian energy company Fortis.
    An state administrative law judge has just recommended approval of the proposed sale of TEP parent UNS Energy to Canadian energy company Fortis.
  • Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:09:01 GMT
    Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov...
    Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.
  • Pima Community College reaches milestone, submits key document to accreditor

    Pima Community College reaches milestone, submits key document to accreditor

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:03:25 GMT
    According to officials they have sent to the accreditor a document detailing the college's efforts to comply with HLC standards. The school has been working at complying since being put on probation in April 2013. This new 'Self-Study Report' details all the facets of PCC including processes, policies and goals that have been conducted over the last 15 months.
    According to officials they have sent to the accreditor a document detailing the college's efforts to comply with HLC standards. The school has been working at complying since being put on probation in April 2013. This new 'Self-Study Report' details all the facets of PCC including processes, policies and goals that have been conducted over the last 15 months.
  • Deer Head fire increases in size due to dry weather

    Deer Head fire increases in size due to dry weather

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:09:07 GMT
    The Deer Head fire in the Rincon Mountains has grown to 650 acres, according to National Park Service officials.
    The Deer Head fire in the Rincon Mountains has grown to 650 acres, according to National Park Service officials.
  • Border Patrol route washed out by monsoon storms

    Border Patrol route washed out by monsoon storms

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:42:03 GMT
    Border Patrol officials are offering their assistance to help fix a road near Hereford, washed out by the monsoon, though they do not own it or are required to maintain it, this is according to a recent statement from the agency. 
    Border Patrol officials are offering their assistance to help fix a road near Hereford, washed out by the monsoon, though they do not own it or are required to maintain it, this is according to a recent statement from the agency. 
  • PCSD seeks one or more suspects in alleged south-side shooting

    PCSD seeks one or more suspects in alleged south-side shooting

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:32:28 GMT
    Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.
    Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.
  • Over 38 percent of AZ residents in debt collection

    Over 38 percent of AZ residents in debt collection

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:33:43 GMT
    Back to school shopping being put on a credit card?  Not paying off that credit card in a timely manner could very well come back to hurt a shopper in the end. According to researchers over 35 percent of Americans have some form of debt in collections. 
    Back to school shopping being put on a credit card?  Not paying off that credit card in a timely manner could very well come back to hurt a shopper in the end. According to researchers over 35 percent of Americans have some form of debt in collections. 

  • Arizona wolf pups thrive in New Mexico pack

    Arizona wolf pups thrive in New Mexico pack

    Wildlife managers say two Mexican gray wolf pups from an Arizona pack are thriving with their new family in New Mexico.
    Wildlife managers say two Mexican gray wolf pups from an Arizona pack are thriving with their new family in New Mexico.
  • UPDATE

    Passenger dies on flight from Hawaii to Phoenix

    Passenger dies on flight from Hawaii to Phoenix

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:30:01 GMT
    The woman, who was in her 50s, was unconscious and had no pulse when the plane landed in Phoenix on Wednesday morning.
    The woman, who was in her 50s, was unconscious and had no pulse when the plane landed in Phoenix on Wednesday morning.
  • Wingspan moving to new location

    Wingspan moving to new location

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:21:27 GMT
    Wingspan, Southern Arizona's lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender community center, is moving from their location on 4th Avenue and 7th Street. Their new location will be the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation building, which is not far away at Broadway and Euclid.
    Wingspan, Southern Arizona's lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender community center, is moving from their location on 4th Avenue and 7th Street. Their new location will be the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation building, which is not far away at Broadway and Euclid.
  • Drop in western U.S. groundwater seen from space, Arizona one of the worst hit

    Drop in western U.S. groundwater seen from space, Arizona one of the worst hit

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:18:36 GMT
    Drought continues to grip Arizona. Even after impressive July monsoon rain totals for parts of the state, nearly 98% of Arizona is experiencing some level of drought. Moderate, Severe, and Extreme Drought cover parts of Pima County where the Tucson Metropolitan area is located. Arizona isn't the only state experiencing drought. 
    Drought continues to grip Arizona. Even after impressive July monsoon rain totals for parts of the state, nearly 98% of Arizona is experiencing some level of drought. Moderate, Severe, and Extreme Drought cover parts of Pima County where the Tucson Metropolitan area is located. Arizona isn't the only state experiencing drought. 
  • Changes to cafeteria menu for the 2014-2015 school year

    Changes to cafeteria menu for the 2014-2015 school year

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:03:52 GMT
    Thursday is the big day, the first day of school for students in the Tucson Unified School District and preps are underway to make sure things go smoothly. Daily food deliverys started today for all schools in TUSD. One thing kids may notice new in the cafeteria for this school year, healthier food options.
    Thursday is the big day, the first day of school for students in the Tucson Unified School District and preps are underway to make sure things go smoothly. Daily food deliverys started today for all schools in TUSD. One thing kids may notice new in the cafeteria for this school year, healthier food options.
  • Back to school supplies for families in need

    Back to school supplies for families in need

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:17:08 GMT
    The effort is underway to give needy kids the tools to go back to school. This afternoon Marriott Hotel employees will donate 50 or so backpacks and school supplies to the Assistance League of Tucson. 
    The effort is underway to give needy kids the tools to go back to school. This afternoon Marriott Hotel employees will donate 50 or so backpacks and school supplies to the Assistance League of Tucson. 
  • Mount Lemmon closure in place to help injured hiker

    Road to Mt. Lemmon has reopened to traffic

    Road to Mt. Lemmon has reopened to traffic

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:46:49 GMT
    General Hitchcock Highway is now open in both directions at MP 17.4, just above the Rose Canyon turnoff. The injured hiker has been taken to the hospital for treatment. 
    General Hitchcock Highway is now open in both directions at MP 17.4, just above the Rose Canyon turnoff. The injured hiker has been taken to the hospital for treatment. 
  • CA drought to yield higher food prices

    CA drought to yield higher food prices

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-07-30 05:40:17 GMT

    A buyer for Jensen's Grocery Store predicts that in the next two to three months, prices will go up 15 to 20 percent.

    A buyer for Jensen's Grocery Store predicts that in the next two to three months, prices will go up 15 to 20 percent.

  • Nogales teenager's mother sues Border Patrol agents in his 2012 death

    Nogales teenager's mother sues Border Patrol agents in his 2012 death

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:01:22 GMT
    The mother of a Mexican teenager is is suing Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers after one or more of them shot and killed the 16-year-old. 
    The mother of a Mexican teenager is is suing Border Patrol agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers after one or more of them shot and killed the 16-year-old. 
  • Steamy love letters from Warren G. Harding to mistress released by Library of Congress

    Steamy love letters from Warren G. Harding to mistress released by Library of Congress

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:33:10 GMT
    After 50 years under lock and key, the steamy love letters of President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, were released on Tuesday. 
    After 50 years under lock and key, the steamy love letters of President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, were released on Tuesday. 
  • Children's Museum coming to Oro Valley

    Children's Museum coming to Oro Valley

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:37:33 GMT
    Parents, listen up! You'll soon have another Children's Museum to take your little ones.
    Parents, listen up! You'll soon have another Children's Museum to take your little ones.
  • Meteors and Supermoons

    Meteors and Supermoons

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:14:45 GMT
    Photo by Malcom Park in Chile July 28, 2014Photo by Malcom Park in Chile July 28, 2014
    The peak of the Delta Aquarid meteor shower is winding down, but you still can potentially see 15 to 20 meteors in the southern night sky tonight. The best chance to view them will between Midnight and 5:00am.The Delta Aquarids are particularly impressive, with more faint meteors than other showers. However, because we just had a new moon on July 26th, sky conditions are near perfect for viewing.We are entering into a much more impressive meteor shower, the annual Perseids. Debris from Comet ...
    The peak of the Delta Aquarid meteor shower is winding down, but you still can potentially see 15 to 20 meteors in the southern night sky tonight. The best chance to view them will between Midnight and 5:00am.The Delta Aquarids are particularly impressive, with more faint meteors than other showers. However, because we just had a new moon on July 26th, sky conditions are near perfect for viewing.We are entering into a much more impressive meteor shower, the annual Perseids. Debris from Comet ...
  • County contemplates nicotine-free workplace

    County contemplates nicotine-free workplace

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:49:03 GMT
    Pima County it taking the next step following a rigorous no smoking policy it passed nearly two years ago.
    Pima County it taking the next step following a rigorous no smoking policy it passed nearly two years ago.
  • China reports deadly attack in northwest

    China reports deadly attack in northwest

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:36:55 GMT
    A mob armed with knives rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed on Islamic militants.
    A mob armed with knives and axes rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed Islamic...
  • Ex-boyfriend faces kidnapping charges after SWAT situation

    Ex-boyfriend faces kidnapping charges after SWAT situation

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:24:37 GMT
    The woman who called police on Tuesday afternoon said she was held captive by her ex-boyfriend after he kidnapped her near St. Mary's hospital on Monday night about 8:30 pm.
    The woman who called police on Tuesday afternoon said she was held captive by her ex-boyfriend after he kidnapped her near St. Mary's hospital on Monday night about 8:30 pm.
  • Two major upgrades win awards for Pima County

    Two major upgrades win awards for Pima County

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:00:44 GMT
    Tres Rios Wastewater Reclamation Facility (Source: Pima County)Tres Rios Wastewater Reclamation Facility (Source: Pima County)
    Pima County is getting praise for the way it upgraded a wastewater plant and added recreation facilities near Three Points.
    Pima County is getting praise for the way it upgraded a wastewater plant and added recreation facilities near Three Points.
  • Tucson ranked among 'worst recession recovered cities'

    Tucson ranked among 'worst recession recovered cities'

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:53:31 GMT
  • Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:46:55 GMT
    The Senate is scheduled to take up legislation Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments.
    The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election...
  • TPD: Elderly man murdered inside his midtown home

    TPD: Elderly man murdered inside his midtown home

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:32:42 GMT
    It's still unclear when he was killed, but when police arrived at his home in the 800 block of West Budmore Terrace Friday, 66-year-old David Martinez was dead, perhaps for several days.
    It's still unclear when he was killed, but when police arrived at his home in the 800 block of West Budmore Terrace Friday, 66-year-old David Martinez was dead, perhaps for several days.

  • House fire displaces family of five

    House fire displaces family of five

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:08:02 GMT
    (Source: TFD)(Source: TFD)
    The cause is under investigation.
    The cause is under investigation.
  • TUSD preps for first day of school

    TUSD preps for first day of school

    TUSD preps for first day of school

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:02:21 GMT
    Changes to TUSD lunch meals just days away from first day of school.
    Changes to TUSD lunch meals just days away from first day of school.
  • Trico: 7,500 customers without power

    Trico: 7,500 customers without power

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:59:33 GMT
    Trico says its Valencia substation is down on the southwest side and Casino del Sol is also without power.
    Trico says its Valencia substation is down on the southwest side and Casino del Sol is also without power.
  • Former PIO of TPD appeals firing

    Former PIO of TPD appeals firing

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:44:48 GMT
    In April, Maria Hawke, who had just been promoted to lieutenant, lost her job.
    In April, Maria Hawke, who had just been promoted to lieutenant, lost her job.
  • Oro Valley woman gets 40 years on child sex charges

    Oro Valley woman gets 40 years on child sex charges

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:16:28 GMT
    Oro Valley Police arrested Melissa Ann Gordy, 44, on April 17, 2012 in connection with the arrest of a man charged with abusing a 14-year-old female family member, according to OVPD. 
    Oro Valley Police arrested Melissa Ann Gordy, 44, on April 17, 2012 in connection with the arrest of a man charged with abusing a 14-year-old female family member, according to OVPD. 

  • ONLY ON KOLD: Welfare spending

    ONLY ON KOLD: Welfare spending

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:08:54 GMT

    Transaction reports show that recipients of cash welfare through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program are spending your tax dollars on things that go beyond basic needs.

    Transaction reports show that recipients of cash welfare through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program are spending your tax dollars on things that go beyond basic needs.

  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:58:26 GMT
    Hundreds of people will tell the Environmental Protection Agency what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver.
    Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.
  • Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

    Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:47:52 GMT
    Rep. Jeff Miller's background as a real estate broker will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a $17 billion veterans health care bill to a GOP caucus that includes tea party members dead...
    The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health...
  • There are massive sinkholes in Russia. How did they get there?

    There are massive sinkholes in Russia. How did they get there?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:39:24 GMT
    Three large sinkholes have suddenly surprised the country of Russia the past few weeks and their appearances have surprised many experts.
    Three large sinkholes have suddenly surprised the country of Russia the past few weeks and their appearances have surprised many experts.
  • Tarantulas on the prowl during mating season

    Tarantulas on the prowl during mating season

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:00:03 GMT
    Spider experts say this is the time of the year when the public will start seeing more tarantulas. They tend to be very active around this time due to mating season and may be seen crossing streets as well as front and back yards. 
    Spider experts say this is the time of the year when the public will start seeing more tarantulas. They tend to be very active around this time due to mating season and may be seen crossing streets as well as front and back yards. 
  • Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia

    Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:44:47 GMT
    President Barack Obama is expected to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia Tuesday.
    President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday.
  • Margo, the beagle/heeler mix is looking for a forever home

    Margo, the beagle/heeler mix is looking for a forever home

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:29:53 GMT
    Margo is very sweet and knows how to walk on a leash. She gets along well with other dogs and cats and she is housebroken. 
    Margo is very sweet and knows how to walk on a leash. She gets along well with other dogs and cats and she is housebroken. 
  • Tangerine Road closing for railroad repairs

    Tangerine Road closing for railroad repairs

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:21:25 GMT
    A road closure in Marana this morning could affect residents commute over the next couple of days. This closure could become a headache for drivers who are not paying attention. Beginning this morning at 10 a.m., crews will close Tangerine from Interstate 10 to Dove Mountain Boulevard.
    A road closure in Marana this morning could affect residents commute over the next couple of days. This closure could become a headache for drivers who are not paying attention. Beginning this morning at 10 a.m., crews will close Tangerine from Interstate 10 to Dove Mountain Boulevard.
  • Car seat safety class offered at Kidz Expo back to school event

    Car seat safety class offered at Kidz Expo back to school event

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:34:06 GMT
    Tucson Police will have on hand at the Expo, nationally certified car seat technicians to show parents and guardians how to install and care for the seats correctly. The Kidz Expo back to school event will take place on Saturday, August 2. 
    Tucson Police will have on hand at the Expo, nationally certified car seat technicians to show parents and guardians how to install and care for the seats correctly. The Kidz Expo back to school event will take place on Saturday, August 2. 
  • Pima County launches new search portal

    Pima County launches new search portal

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:11:52 GMT
    A new search portal will allow the public to access the information they need, when they need it. The this new program will allow access to Board of Supervisors' meeting minutes, ordinances and resolutions.
    A new search portal will allow the public to access the information they need, when they need it. The this new program will allow access to Board of Supervisors' meeting minutes, ordinances and resolutions.
  • Davis-Monthan to conduct active-shooter training

    Davis-Monthan to conduct active-shooter training

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:09:19 GMT
    Residents close to Davis-Monthan AFB could see an increase in police activity on the base, as personnel participate in an active shooter exercise. The exercise will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday. 
    Residents close to Davis-Monthan AFB could see an increase in police activity on the base, as personnel participate in an active shooter exercise. The exercise will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday. 
  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to...
    House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to Central...
  • Monsoon Links: Stay safe during severe weather

    Monsoon Links: Stay safe during severe weather

    Find out how you can get the latest severe weather alerts to your mobile phone and e-mail, along with links to rain totals in your backyard, safety tips for when floods, thunderstorms, and dust storms hit, plus where to send you own pictures and video of the monsoon.
    Find out how you can get the latest severe weather alerts to your mobile phone and e-mail, along with links to rain totals in your backyard, safety tips for when floods, thunderstorms, and dust storms hit, plus where to send you own pictures and video of the monsoon.
  • Tucson Police asking for public's help with a hit and run

    Tucson Police asking for public's help with a hit and run

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:04:28 GMT
    The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help looking for a car involved in a hit and run. It all began on Monday night in a Fry's parking lot at Irvington and Campbell on the south side. The hit and run involved two vehicles, one of which hit the passenger of the other car, after they got out of the vehicle. The incident started when the two cars got into an accident, but it did not stop there. After the accident one of the cars took off, according to police, the other car fol...
    The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help looking for a car involved in a hit and run. It all began on Monday night in a Fry's parking lot at Irvington and Campbell on the south side. The hit and run involved two vehicles, one of which hit the passenger of the other car, after they got out of the vehicle. The incident started when the two cars got into an accident, but it did not stop there. After the accident one of the cars took off, according to police, the other car fol...
  • Casa de los Ninos in need of summer clothing, school uniform items

    Casa de los Ninos in need of summer clothing, school uniform items

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:14:57 GMT
    Many schools in the area will start this week or in the coming weeks. There is a need out there for children in a local shelter who are getting ready to go back to class. Casa de los Ninos is looking for summer clothing and school uniforms for children. 
    Many schools in the area will start this week or in the coming weeks. There is a need out there for children in a local shelter who are getting ready to go back to class. Casa de los Ninos is looking for summer clothing and school uniforms for children. 
  • Traffic returns to normal on Thornydale and Cortaro

    Traffic returns to normal on Thornydale and Cortaro

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:55:18 GMT
    An early morning accident involving a pedestrian has closed the intersection of Thornydale at Cortaro Farms Road, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department.Southbound travel on Thornydale has been blocked just south of the intersection, said a PCSD release. The person struck was a bicyclist, according to PCSD officials, and has not been hurt. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible. Scene should be cleared soon. Stay with Tucson News Now for updates as they come in.Copyright 2...
    An early morning accident involving a pedestrian has closed the intersection of Thornydale at Cortaro Farms Road, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department.Southbound travel on Thornydale has been blocked just south of the intersection, said a PCSD release. The person struck was a bicyclist, according to PCSD officials, and has not been hurt. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible. Scene should be cleared soon. Stay with Tucson News Now for updates as they come in.Copyright 2...
  • First fare day for streetcar

    First fare day for streetcar

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:04:42 GMT
    On Monday, for the first time, riders of Tucson's streetcar had to pay to ride.Over the weekend, 60,000 people rode the streetcar for free, according to the city's estimates."It was better than I expected and I expected a lot," says Shellie Ginn, the streetcar project manager. "It shows there is a lot of interest in the streetcar."Just how long that interest can be sustained will be a measure of success or failure for the project.But it won't just be ridership which will be the determining fa...
    On Monday, for the first time, riders of Tucson's streetcar had to pay to ride.Over the weekend, 60,000 people rode the streetcar for free, according to the city's estimates."It was better than I expected and I expected a lot," says Shellie Ginn, the streetcar project manager. "It shows there is a lot of interest in the streetcar."Just how long that interest can be sustained will be a measure of success or failure for the project.But it won't just be ridership which will be the determining fa...
  • Nearly halfway done with the monsoon. How are we doing?

    Nearly halfway done with the monsoon. How are we doing?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:53 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:53:49 GMT
    Provided by the NWSProvided by the NWS
    The Monsoon is halfway through for the year and some areas still need some major rains to fill those buckets for the year.
    The Monsoon is halfway through for the year and some areas still need some major rains to fill those buckets for the year.
  • Police searching for hit and run driver

    Police searching for hit and run driver

    Police searching for hit and run driver

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:52 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:52:53 GMT
    Two cars crashed in a parking lot near Irvington and Campbell, according to Sergeant Chris Widmer with TPD.
    Two cars crashed in a parking lot near Irvington and Campbell, according to Sergeant Chris Widmer with TPD.
  • Days-old Prince George newborn dies of Listeria

    Days-old Prince George newborn dies of Listeria

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:50:38 GMT
    Copyright 2014 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.
    Listeria is listed on the the baby's death certificate as an immediate cause of her death. Her mother, says that while she was pregnant, she ate food that was part of a recent, nation-wide Listeria recall.
  • Bisbee police find missing elderly man

    Bisbee police find missing elderly man

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:05 AM EDT2014-07-29 05:05:14 GMT
    82-year-old Bobby Lloyd went missing Monday morning but was found around 10:00 PM Monday night in Douglas.
    82-year-old Bobby Lloyd went missing Monday morning but was found around 10:00 PM Monday night in Douglas.
  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:39:15 GMT
    Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
    Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
  • Group cancels meetings, extends accreditation for Tucson Airport Authority PD

    Group cancels meetings, extends accreditation for Tucson Airport Authority PD

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:26:40 GMT
    No date was given for the expiration of the accreditation, but the meetings will be rescheduled for later this year, the release said.
    No date was given for the expiration of the accreditation, but the meetings will be rescheduled for later this year, the release said.
  • TEP removes pole damaged in crash, south-side road reopens

    TEP removes pole damaged in crash, south-side road reopens

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:40:18 GMT
    Nobody was hurt in the accident. A damaged street light, however, had to be removed.

    Nobody was hurt in the accident. A damaged street light, however, had to be removed.


  • Sun Tran labor contract extended until Aug. 6

    Sun Tran labor contract extended until Aug. 6

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:21:17 GMT
    Buses will continue to run as usual through Aug. 6. (Source: Tucson News Now)Buses will continue to run as usual through Aug. 6. (Source: Tucson News Now)
    The current contract was scheduled to expire on July 31.
    The current contract was scheduled to expire on July 31.
  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:20:27 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing...
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.
  • Smuggling attempts at Nogales crossing stopped by drug sniffing dogs

    Smuggling attempts at Nogales crossing stopped by drug sniffing dogs

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:03:48 GMT
    Two men were arrested in separate incidents over the weekend for attempting to smuggle drugs across the border into the U.S., according to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The incidents happened at the DeConcini crossing, said CBP officials, at nearly the same time. 
    Two men were arrested in separate incidents over the weekend for attempting to smuggle drugs across the border into the U.S., according to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The incidents happened at the DeConcini crossing, said CBP officials, at nearly the same time. 
  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:00:22 GMT
    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records...
    A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department...
  • Tucson Urban League offers utility assistance program

    Tucson Urban League offers utility assistance program

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:07:01 GMT
    The Tucson Urban League, in partnership with Tucson Electric Power, the Arizona Department of Economic Services and Pima County offers help to families in need via their utility assistance program; a one time assist in paying a high utility bill for families in need. 
    The Tucson Urban League, in partnership with Tucson Electric Power, the Arizona Department of Economic Services and Pima County offers help to families in need via their utility assistance program; a one time assist in paying a high utility bill for families in need. 
  • Road closures for Cochise County

    Road closures for Cochise County

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:02:30 GMT
    Damage from Sunday's monsoon closes several roads in Cochise County. According to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, as of 5:30 a.m. July 28 four roads are closed.
    Damage from Sunday's monsoon closes several roads in Cochise County. According to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, as of 5:30 a.m. July 28 four roads are closed.
  • Voting in the August primary - registration deadline is midnight

    Voting in the August primary - registration deadline is midnight

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:02:14 GMT
    The cutoff for voter registration is today, according to the Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez. In order for voters to vote in the August 26 primary election they must be registered by midnight on July 28. 
    The cutoff for voter registration is today, according to the Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez. In order for voters to vote in the August 26 primary election they must be registered by midnight on July 28. 
  • Cleaning up in Nogales after flooding near the border

    Cleaning up in Nogales after flooding near the border

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:12:50 GMT
    With the strong wind and rains it knocked over section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence. The hole is about 60 feet wide and is near the Mariposa Port of Entry. 
    With the strong wind and rains it knocked over section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence. The hole is about 60 feet wide and is near the Mariposa Port of Entry. 
  • Successful first weekend for streetcar, will the trend continue?

    Successful first weekend for streetcar, will the trend continue?

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:44:04 GMT
    The Tucson Modern streetcar is winding up a very successful weekend. Lots of people flocked to the downtown area to check it out for the first time. The total from Saturday alone was 25,000 passengers. 
    The Tucson Modern streetcar is winding up a very successful weekend. Lots of people flocked to the downtown area to check it out for the first time. The total from Saturday alone was 25,000 passengers. 
  • Suspects in the murder of elderly couple due back in court

    Suspects in the murder of elderly couple due back in court

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:33:49 GMT
    Kyle Drattlo, Brianna Harding and Christopher Terry are accused of killing Erskin and Mary Fulgam in July, 2013. Police reports say the Fulgams were stabbed, before the three took off with $150 and the elderly couple's car. 
    Kyle Drattlo, Brianna Harding and Christopher Terry are accused of killing Erskin and Mary Fulgam in July, 2013. Police reports say the Fulgams were stabbed, before the three took off with $150 and the elderly couple's car. 
  • Streetcar passengers begin paying for the ride

    Streetcar passengers begin paying for the ride

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:52:54 GMT
    Monday is the first day Tucson modern streetcar passengers will have to pay to ride. Starting at 7 a.m. this morning, streetcars will start picking up paying passengers who will have to be ready with their Sun-Go passes. 
    Monday is the first day Tucson modern streetcar passengers will have to pay to ride. Starting at 7 a.m. this morning, streetcars will start picking up paying passengers who will have to be ready with their Sun-Go passes. 
  • Monday deadline to register for Arizona primary

    Monday deadline to register for Arizona primary

    The Arizona Secretary of Secretary's Office is holding a voter registration drive on Monday, the deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 26 primary election.
    The Arizona Secretary of Secretary's Office is holding a voter registration drive on Monday, the deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 26 primary election.
  • Ruling disallows probation ban on medical pot use

    Ruling disallows probation ban on medical pot use

    A new court ruling says Arizona judges can't order people on probation to not use medical marijuana.
    A new court ruling says Arizona judges can't order people on probation to not use medical marijuana.
  • New trend -- butter in coffee

    New trend -- butter in coffee

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:04:27 GMT
    It's a new trend - butter in your coffee. It's supposed to taste good, cut cravings, and boost energy and brain power.
    It's a new trend - butter in your coffee. It's supposed to taste good, cut cravings, and boost energy and brain power.
  • Streetcar route and time information

    Streetcar route and time information

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:29:03 GMT
    Once service begins on July 25 the schedules for the streetcar will vary depending on the day and time.
    Once service begins on July 25 the schedules for the streetcar will vary depending on the day and time.
  • Nogales border fence knocked down by storm

    Nogales border fence knocked down by storm

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:57:01 GMT
    Border Patrol officials in Nogales say operations are back to normal after a section of the border wall was knocked down.
    Border Patrol officials in Nogales say operations are back to normal after a section of the border wall was knocked down.
  • Internet melts over 10-week-old baby's relationship with pit bull pup

    Internet melts over 10-week-old baby's relationship with pit bull pup

    They were born just two weeks apart. A 10-week-old baby and 8-week-old pit bull have a fascinating relationship. They absolutely adore each other! Louisiana native Brandi Hodges, 25, has posted photos
    A 10-week-old baby and 8-week-old Pitbull have a fascinating relationship. They absolutely adore each other!
  • Man dropped off at hospital with gunshot wound

    Man dropped off at hospital with gunshot wound

    Man dropped off at hospital with gunshot wound

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:37 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:37:03 GMT
    Sergeant Chris Widmer tweeted out the update. He says the 23-year-old man was dropped off at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
    Sergeant Chris Widmer tweeted out the update. He says the 23-year-old man was dropped off at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
  • Tucson Streetcar has reported 25,000 riders on Saturday

    Tucson Streetcar has reported 25,000 riders on Saturday

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:06:30 GMT
    With free rides being offered all weekend, the streetcar remained packed through its first two days and was busy once again on Sunday.
    With free rides being offered all weekend, the streetcar remained packed through its first two days and was busy once again on Sunday.
  • Gunshots fired near TPD officers while investigating shooting

    Gunshots fired near TPD officers while investigating shooting

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:02:27 GMT
    Police responded to the residence where a woman had been shot earlier that night. When police instructed occupants from inside the home to come outside, several shots were fired in the area of the officers.
    Police responded to the residence where a woman had been shot earlier that night. When police instructed occupants from inside the home to come outside, several shots were fired in the area of the officers.
  • Construction starts on 'The Loop' to repair sinkholes

    Construction starts on 'The Loop' to repair sinkholes

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-07-27 11:00:14 GMT
    Construction crews will begin repairing a portion of "The Loop" Monday, after recent rains have caused two sinkholes on a portion of the path.
    Construction crews will begin repairing a portion of "The Loop" Monday, after recent rains have caused two sinkholes on a portion of the path.
  • Crews respond to near drowning on south side

    Crews respond to near drowning on south side

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-07-27 05:37:43 GMT
    Tucson Fire responded to a near drowning at house on the south side in the 6900 block of South Missiondale Road. The one and half year old boy was found in an above the ground swimming pool that was in the front yard. He was pulled out by an adult.
    Tucson Fire responded to a near drowning at house on the south side in the 6900 block of South Missiondale Road. The one and half year old boy was found in an above the ground swimming pool that was in the front yard. He was pulled out by an adult.
  • UPDATE

    Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion takes down home burglar

    Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion takes down home burglar

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:29:12 GMT
    Cesar Sosa (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)Cesar Sosa (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
    A home burglar quickly realized he picked the wrong house to break into when the homeowner, a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, took him down.
    Phoenix police said wrestling star Bryan Danielson and his wife were pulling into their carport when two suspects dropped their loot and ran out of the house.
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