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  • Two Tucson schools recognized for civic learning

    Two Tucson schools recognized for civic learning

    Saturday, August 2 2014 12:41 AM EDT2014-08-02 04:41:49 GMT
    There are 27 schools in Southern Arizona that are being recognized for their high quality in civic teaching for the 2013 - 2014 school year. 22 public and 5 charter schools received recognition in one of three categories - School of Merit, School of Distinction and School of Excellence, according to a release from the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).
    There are 27 schools in Southern Arizona that are being recognized for their high quality in civic teaching for the 2013 - 2014 school year. 22 public and 5 charter schools received recognition in one of three categories - School of Merit, School of Distinction and School of Excellence, according to a release from the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).
  • Mountain lion in Tucson backyard deemed a public safety threat

    Mountain lion in Tucson backyard deemed a public safety threat

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:54:55 GMT
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    A homeowner near La Cholla and Starr Pass told Game and Fish about 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 that his barking dogs alerted him to a mountain lion in his tree.
    A homeowner near La Cholla and Starr Pass told Game and Fish about 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 that his barking dogs alerted him to a mountain lion in his tree.
  • A new leash on life

    A new leash on life

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:38:34 GMT
    TUCSON, AZ (KVOA) - Animal lovers in Tucson, Arizona are rallying to save the life of a stray puppy with major medical problems. The little dog had little hope of surviving but thanks to a caring community
    Animal lovers in Tucson, Arizona are rallying to save the life of a stray puppy with major medical problems. The little dog had little hope of surviving but thanks to a caring community he's getting a second chance at life.
  • Cardinals sign Starks; release Brandon Hrapmann

    Cardinals sign Starks; release Brandon Hrapmann

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:10:23 GMT
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    The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has signed tackle MAX STARKS and released tackle CORY BRANDON and kicker DANNY HRAPMANN. In accordance with club policy, terms
    The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has signed tackle MAX STARKS and released tackle CORY BRANDON and kicker DANNY HRAPMANN.
  • 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.
  • Arizona Rattlers, AZ all trans donate 1,000 playoff tickets

    Arizona Rattlers, AZ all trans donate 1,000 playoff tickets

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:06:25 GMT
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    The Arizona Rattlers announce that 1,000 playoff tickets will be distributed to local charities courtesy of AZ All Trans. The tickets will be for this Sunday's first-round playoff game, August 3 at 3 p.m.
    The Arizona Rattlers announce that 1,000 playoff tickets will be distributed to local charities courtesy of AZ All Trans.
  • Cardinals sign Derrell Johnson

    Cardinals sign Derrell Johnson

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:00:36 GMT
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    The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has signed linebacker DERRELL JOHNSON. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.   Johnson (6-2, 250) is a rookie
    The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has signed linebacker DERRELL JOHNSON.
  • GCU adds Lugo to Volleyball staff

    GCU adds Lugo to Volleyball staff

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:56:28 GMT
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    Grand Canyon University has announced the hiring of Jose Lugo to its volleyball coaching staff. Lugo will be an assistant coach for the women's indoor team and the head coach of the sand volleyball program. "We
    Grand Canyon University has announced the hiring of Jose Lugo to its volleyball coaching staff.
    Lugo will be an assistant coach for the women's indoor team and the head coach of the sand volleyball program.
  • Aguilar, Wickerman add names to PC Softball four-year signees list

    Aguilar, Wickerman add names to PC Softball four-year signees list

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:52:06 GMT
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    Phoenix College is proud to announce that two more members of the PC Softball team have signed their official letters of intent to attend four-year universities this fall and play softball next spring.
    Phoenix College is proud to announce that two more members of the PC Softball team have signed their official letters of intent to attend four-year universities this fall and play softball next spring.
  • Wyatt becomes two-time NFCA Golden Shoe Award winner

    Wyatt becomes two-time NFCA Golden Shoe Award winner

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:45:55 GMT
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    Phoenix College is proud to announce that for the second straight year, PC Softball Player Rebecca Wyatt has been named as the 2014 Golden Shoe Award winner by the National Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association
    Phoenix College is proud to announce that for the second straight year, PC Softball Player Rebecca Wyatt has been named as the 2014 Golden Shoe Award winner by the National Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association (NFCA).
  • Arizona United SC set to host Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday

    Arizona United SC set to host Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:41:45 GMT
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    Arizona United Soccer Club will be looking to continue its USL PRO playoff push this Saturday at the Peoria Sports Complex against the Sacramento Republic FC at 7:30 p.m. PST. Match will be live steamed
    Arizona United Soccer Club will be looking to continue its USL PRO playoff push this Saturday at the Peoria Sports Complex against the Sacramento Republic FC at 7:30 p.m. PST. Match will be live steamed on arizonaunited.com.
  • ASU professor gets 9 months probation for resisting arrest

    ASU professor gets 9 months probation for resisting arrest

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:34:11 GMT
    The ASU professor, whose confrontation with a campus police officer made national news, learned her fate today.
    The ASU professor, whose confrontation with a campus police officer made national news, learned her fate today.
  • Tempe OKs ban on e-cigarettes

    Tempe OKs ban on e-cigarettes

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-08-02 01:29:29 GMT
    If you "vape" or use electronic cigarettes, you may soon be asked to take it outside in the City of Tempe.
    If you "vape" or use electronic cigarettes, you may soon be asked to take it outside in the City of Tempe.
  • 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
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    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.
  • UPDATE

    NB I-17 reopens after fatal tanker crash at Loop 303

    NB I-17 reopens after fatal tanker crash at Loop 303

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:43:37 GMT
    One person was killed and traffic on I-17 in both directions was blocked when this tanker crashed early Friday morning. (Source: CBS 5 News)One person was killed and traffic on I-17 in both directions was blocked when this tanker crashed early Friday morning. (Source: CBS 5 News)
    The Arizona Department of Transportation spokesman said northbound traffic was closed at Jomax Road and southbound traffic was closed at the Loop 303 exit.
    The Arizona Department of Transportation spokesman said northbound traffic was closed at Jomax Road and southbound traffic was closed at the Loop 303 exit.
  • 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. 
  • Surge in monsoon action expected this weekend

    Surge in monsoon action expected this weekend

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:11:05 GMT
    People across the state are already starting to see a surge in monsoon action and feeling the latest surge in moisture with humid conditions in the Valley.
    People across the state are already starting to see a surge in monsoon action and feeling the latest surge in moisture with humid conditions in the Valley.
  • 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.
  • HOT TOPIC

    Pima County may soon refuse to hire any smokers

    Pima County may soon refuse to hire any smokers

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:47:55 GMT
    Pima County may soon refuse to hire anyone who smokes and smokers already on the payroll can expect higher health insurance rates.
    Pima County may soon refuse to hire anyone who smokes and smokers already on the payroll can expect higher health insurance rates.
  • UPDATE

    Phoenix PD: Man, 53, killed in home invasion

    Phoenix PD: Man, 53, killed in home invasion

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:30:38 GMT
    A Phoenix police officer stands outside a police command center van while investigating a deadly home invasion. (Source: CBS 5 News)A Phoenix police officer stands outside a police command center van while investigating a deadly home invasion. (Source: CBS 5 News)
    Four people were in the house in the area of 41st Avenue between Glendale and Bethany Home roads when three armed and masked suspects forced their way inside.
    Four people were in the house in the area of 41st Avenue between Glendale and Bethany Home roads when three armed and masked suspects forced their way inside.
  • Peoria man found dead in Yavapai County creek

    Peoria man found dead in Yavapai County creek

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:08:26 GMT
    The body of George Wesley Montgomery, 43, was found in Beaver Creek along Bell Trail in Wet Beaver Creek Canyon by hikers on Thursday morning.
    The body of George Wesley Montgomery, 43, was found in Beaver Creek along Bell Trail in Wet Beaver Creek Canyon by hikers on Thursday morning.
  • 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. 


  • UPDATE

    Suspect in fatal 2001 store shooting extradited to Phoenix

    Suspect in fatal 2001 store shooting extradited to Phoenix

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:01:46 GMT
    Michael C. Moye, 35, was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on Thursday after his extradition from Mississippi on an arrest warrant out of Maricopa County.
    Michael C. Moye, 35, was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on Thursday after his extradition from Mississippi on an arrest warrant out of Maricopa County.
  • UPDATE

    ASU professor gets probation for resisting arrest plea

    ASU professor gets probation for resisting arrest plea

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:38:11 GMT
    Commissioner Julie Mata on Friday sentenced Ersula Ore to nine months of supervised probation for one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.
    Commissioner Julie Mata on Friday sentenced Ersula Ore to nine months of supervised probation for one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.
  • 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.
  • Veteran Advocates encouraged by $17B VA reform bill

    Veteran Advocates encouraged by $17B VA reform bill

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:24:13 GMT
    Lawmakers in Washington have reached a compromise to address the current Veterans' Affairs crisis.
    Lawmakers in Washington have reached a compromise to address the current Veterans' Affairs crisis.
  • UPDATE

    Phoenix officers shoot, wound woman in Tempe lot

    Phoenix officers shoot, wound woman in Tempe lot

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:20:00 GMT
    Phoenix police officers shot and wounded a woman wanted on a parole violation after she pulled a gun in an Tempe apartment complex parking lot Monday night.
    Phoenix police officers shot and wounded a woman wanted on a parole violation after she pulled a gun in an Tempe apartment complex parking lot Monday night.
  • Tempe apartment fire spreads to 3rd floor

    Tempe apartment fire spreads to 3rd floor

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:06:50 GMT
    Firefighters said the blaze spread quickly from the second floor to the third floor of the apartment complex near University and McClintock drives.
    Firefighters said the blaze spread quickly from the second floor to the third floor of the apartment complex near University and McClintock drives.
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