PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona highway patrol officers, sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement officers arrested 582 people on suspicion of driving under the influence during the holiday weekend. While there were fewer traffic stops overall compared to last year, more people were arrested for both misdemeanor DUI and extreme DUI. The number of under-21 liquor law citations also jumped substantially this year from 31 to 218.
PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars of sporting and camping equipment from a youth center. The theft happened at the Refuge Youth Center on Deer Valley Road over the Labor Day weekend. A center organizer tells KPHO a chain link wire and a lock were cut the night of the theft.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Tucson officials say the hidden treasure from this year's gem shows has been the amount of revenue. City tourism officials say $120 million in spending was generated at this year's Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase. According to Visit Tucson, that is 20 percent more than in 2007. The two-week showcase draws thousands of visitors to more than 40 sites in the region.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Despite a wet month across much of southern Arizona, Tucson is still in the red when it comes to summer moisture. The Arizona Daily Star reports that the city has received more than 3 inches of rain since the season began June 15. The average for the season is 4.79 inches. A University of Arizona climate scientist says patterns are favoring more moisture in September.
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