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    Missing boater presumed drowned found OK at Lake Pleasant

    Missing boater presumed drowned found OK at Lake Pleasant

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:14:29 GMT
    Search for missing boater underway at Lake PleasantSearch for missing boater underway at Lake Pleasant
    A massive search involving divers, underwater robots and cadaver dogs ended Monday afternoon after the presumed drowning victim they were looking for was found alive near a marina at Lake Pleasant.
    The boater, Bradley Johnson, 31, told Maricopa County sheriff's deputies that he was drunk and disoriented when he swam to shore on Sunday night following some sort of fight aboard the vessel.
  • CCSO responds to Fairbank area for injured horseback rider

    CCSO responds to Fairbank area for injured horseback rider

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:09:40 GMT
    (Source: CCSO)(Source: CCSO)
    A 64-year-old man who went horseback riding over the weekend was treated for serious injuries at a local hospital.
    A 64-year-old man who went horseback riding over the weekend was treated for serious injuries at a local hospital.
  • Release of private celebrity pictures sparks hacking investigation

    Release of private celebrity pictures sparks hacking investigation

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:51:48 GMT
    The hackers claim more than 100 celebrities are part of what they found and more photos will be released.
    The hackers claim more than 100 celebrities are part of what they found and more photos will be released.
  • Belknap fire in Northern AZ grows to 307 acres

    Belknap fire in Northern AZ grows to 307 acres

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:43:20 GMT
    The Belknap forest fire continues to grow in northern Arizona and has prompted detours of a popular hiking trail in the area.
    The Belknap forest fire continues to grow in northern Arizona and has prompted detours of a popular hiking trail in the area.
  • Manhunt Monday: Help catch 3 jewelry store bandits

    Manhunt Monday: Help catch 3 jewelry store bandits

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:18:58 GMT
    Manhunt Monday: Help catch 3 jewelry store banditsManhunt Monday: Help catch 3 jewelry store bandits
    Silent Witness detectives are looking for three armed robbers who targeted Gaston Jewelers near 35th Avenue and Bell Road in Phoenix last year.
    Silent Witness detectives are looking for three armed robbers who targeted Gaston Jewelers near 35th Avenue and Bell Road in Phoenix last year.
  • Cochise Stronghold Campground opens for season

    Cochise Stronghold Campground opens for season

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:05:28 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)
     With Labor Day here many think it is the end of outdoor activities, not so.  One location in Cochise County is just beginning its season. 
     With Labor Day here many think it is the end of outdoor activities, not so.  One location in Cochise County is just beginning its season. 

  • Pima Co. Sheriff: missing 76-year-old has been found

    Pima Co. Sheriff: missing 76-year-old has been found

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:28:33 GMT
    Collier who went missing on Sunday was found safe and is now back with family members, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department. 
    Collier who went missing on Sunday was found safe and is now back with family members, according to the Pima County Sheriff's Department. 
  • Marana asking the community for award nominations

    Marana asking the community for award nominations

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:19:33 GMT
    The Town of Marana is asking for nominations from the community of outstanding residents and organizations, to be considered for the Branding Iron and Ora Mae Harn Crystal Legacy awards.
    The Town of Marana is asking for nominations from the community of outstanding residents and organizations, to be considered for the Branding Iron and Ora Mae Harn Crystal Legacy awards.
  • Neighborhood Leadership Institute offered by Pima County

    Neighborhood Leadership Institute offered by Pima County

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:39:32 GMT
    Previous class at the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program (Source: Pima County) Previous class at the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program (Source: Pima County)
    Pima County Neighborhood Reinvestment Program is offering a new course for those involved in neighborhood associations or organizations. The program is a one day class that will help residents improve their leadership skills and help make their organizations more effective.
    Pima County Neighborhood Reinvestment Program is offering a new course for those involved in neighborhood associations or organizations. The program is a one day class that will help residents improve their leadership skills and help make their organizations more effective.
  • VA reminder about Crisis Line during suicide prevention month

    VA reminder about Crisis Line during suicide prevention month

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:42:03 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is observing Suicide Prevention Month this September, with this mantra 'One small act can make a difference in the life of a veteran or service member.' Administrators are encouraging the public to help spread the message and show how one act can encourage veterans, service members and their loved ones to seek support from the Veterans Crisis Line. 
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is observing Suicide Prevention Month this September, with this mantra 'One small act can make a difference in the life of a veteran or service member.' Administrators are encouraging the public to help spread the message and show how one act can encourage veterans, service members and their loved ones to seek support from the Veterans Crisis Line. 
  • Annual Labor Day picnic happening at Reid Park

    Annual Labor Day picnic happening at Reid Park

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:50:13 GMT
    Tucson's annual Labor Day picnic is happening at Reid Park today. This 18th annual picnic, is put on by the Pima Area Labor Federation, which represents labor unions in Pima County. It begins at 10 a.m. at Reid Park. 
    Tucson's annual Labor Day picnic is happening at Reid Park today. This 18th annual picnic, is put on by the Pima Area Labor Federation, which represents labor unions in Pima County. It begins at 10 a.m. at Reid Park. 
  • Camping, sporting goods stolen from Valley youth center

    Camping, sporting goods stolen from Valley youth center

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:02:06 GMT
    Camping, sporting goods stolen from Valley youth centerCamping, sporting goods stolen from Valley youth center
    A Valley youth center was ripped off by thieves over Labor Day weekend when managers found thousands of dollars of sports and camping equipment was gone.
    A Valley youth center was ripped off by thieves over Labor Day weekend when managers found thousands of dollars of sports and camping equipment was gone.
  • Report: International students spend millions in Tucson

    Report: International students spend millions in Tucson

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:00:18 GMT
    Source: Tucson News NowSource: Tucson News Now
    International students spent more than $160 million on tuition and housing around Tucson over a five-year stretch, according to a new report. Nearly 4,500 students traveled to the Tucson area on student visas, according to the Brookings Institution. 
    International students spent more than $160 million on tuition and housing around Tucson over a five-year stretch, according to a new report. Nearly 4,500 students traveled to the Tucson area on student visas, according to the Brookings Institution. 
  • Labor Day travel numbers

    Labor Day travel numbers

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:35:44 GMT
    A lot of people will be traveling back from their Labor Day weekend trips, and law enforcement will be out in full force making sure they all make it home safe. AAA Arizona estimates that more than 500,000 drivers across the state will be sharing the roads on Monday. 
    A lot of people will be traveling back from their Labor Day weekend trips, and law enforcement will be out in full force making sure they all make it home safe. AAA Arizona estimates that more than 500,000 drivers across the state will be sharing the roads on Monday. 
  • 2014 a year of opposites; hot west, cool east

    2014 a year of opposites; hot west, cool east

    2014 a year of opposites; hot west, cool east

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-09-01 14:28:56 GMT
    "Either some part of the country is experiencing warm extremes or cold extremes, but not both. Only a handful of years have a pattern similar to 2014" according to Climate.gov
    "Either some part of the country is experiencing warm extremes or cold extremes, but not both. Only a handful of years have a pattern similar to 2014" according to Climate.gov
  • UA Campus Pantry stocked and ready to help

    UA Campus Pantry stocked and ready to help

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:56:46 GMT
    A nonprofit on the University of Arizona campus, helping cash strapped college kids, wants new students to know they are there to help. Right now there is no permanent sign letting students know where the pantry is, so volunteers are doing all they can to get the word out.  
    A nonprofit on the University of Arizona campus, helping cash strapped college kids, wants new students to know they are there to help. Right now there is no permanent sign letting students know where the pantry is, so volunteers are doing all they can to get the word out.  
  • Tucson Values Teachers helping teachers make school supplies last

    Tucson Values Teachers helping teachers make school supplies last

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:15:18 GMT
    (Source: Tucson Values Teachers)(Source: Tucson Values Teachers)
    In 2013 the group raised $192,000 for local schools and this year they are hoping to beat that goal. Later this month they will sort and send supplies they have gathered to local schools, but those supplies can run out fast and that is where the public comes in. 
    In 2013 the group raised $192,000 for local schools and this year they are hoping to beat that goal. Later this month they will sort and send supplies they have gathered to local schools, but those supplies can run out fast and that is where the public comes in. 
  • Sweeping start for UA Volleyball

    Sweeping start for UA Volleyball

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:26 AM EDT2014-09-01 08:26:54 GMT
    A pair of three-set victories on Saturday helped Arizona to a perfect start to the 2014 season, as the Cats swept the Green Bay Tournament.

    A pair of three-set victories on Saturday helped Arizona to a perfect start to the 2014 season, as the Cats swept the Green Bay Tournament.


  • AZ folk musician Joe Bethancourt dead at 68

    AZ folk musician Joe Bethancourt dead at 68

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:19:21 GMT
    In the 1980s, he was a regular on KPHO's Wallace and Ladmo Show, where he'd play odd instruments.
    In the 1980s, he was a regular on KPHO's Wallace and Ladmo Show, where he'd play odd instruments.
  • Police arrest two men after gunshots fired on Tucson's south side

    Police arrest two men after gunshots fired on Tucson's south side

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:32:40 GMT
    Two men attempted to flee police after reports of gunfire came from an apartment complex. Police recovered multiple guns in the vehicle.
    Two men attempted to flee police after reports of gunfire came from an apartment complex. Police recovered multiple guns in the vehicle.
  • First responders urging drivers to pay attention to road this holiday weekend

    First responders urging drivers to pay attention to road this holiday weekend

    First responders urging drivers to pay attention to road this holiday weekend

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:23:07 GMT
    Tucson first responders urging drivers to avoid distractions on the road especially when emergency vehicles nearby.
    Tucson first responders urging drivers to avoid distractions on the road especially when emergency vehicles nearby.
  • TRAFFIC ALERT

    Crash sparks 10-mile backup on I-17 near Black Canyon City

    Crash sparks 10-mile backup on I-17 near Black Canyon City

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:15:29 GMT
    A crash on Interstate-17 southbound near Black Canyon City has sparked a 10-mile backup, the Arizona Department of Transportation said Sunday.
    The accident near Table Mesa Road is causing the backup from Black Canyon City to Table Mesa Road.
  • 10 treated for heat illness at Tempe DigiTour concert

    10 treated for heat illness at Tempe DigiTour concert

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:07 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:07:42 GMT
    Ten people were treated and three were taken to the hospital after they were overcome by heat while waiting in line to attend a Tempe concert, police said.
    Tempe Police Lt. Mike Pooley said about 1,300 girls between 12 to 15 years old were waiting to get into a Digi concert at the Marquee Theater when some of them began feeling ill.
  • Overturned vehicle near downtown halts streetcar traffic

    Overturned vehicle near downtown halts streetcar traffic

    Sunday, August 31 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-08-31 23:06:50 GMT
    The driver of the car suffered minor injuries. The streetcar will resume operations once the vehicle is removed from the tracks. Stay tuned to Tucson News Now for updates.
    The driver of the car suffered minor injuries. The streetcar will resume operations once the vehicle is removed from the tracks. Stay tuned to Tucson News Now for updates.
  • 1 dead, 1 wounded in south Phoenix shooting

    1 dead, 1 wounded in south Phoenix shooting

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:46:26 GMT
    1 dead, 1 wounded in south Phoenix shooting1 dead, 1 wounded in south Phoenix shooting
    Police are searching for two suspects who allegedly opened fire outside a south Phoenix home, leaving one man dead and a woman injured.
    A police sergeant on patrol near 40th Street and Southern Avenue heard multiple gunshots around 3:15 a.m., Phoenix Officer James Holmes said.
  • Phoenix woman stabbed to death, ex-boyfriend arrested

    Phoenix woman stabbed to death, ex-boyfriend arrested

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:25:45 GMT
    Phoenix woman stabbed to death, ex-boyfriend arrestedPhoenix woman stabbed to death, ex-boyfriend arrested
    Police detectives are investigating the stabbing death of a Phoenix woman early Saturday afternoon.
    Police and fire personnel arriving in the area of 13200 N. 17th Avenue found the body of Shannon Leshin, 48, with a stab wound to her upper body.
  • Plenty of work for DUI Task Force during Labor Day weekend

    Plenty of work for DUI Task Force during Labor Day weekend

    Sunday, August 31 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-31 18:35:04 GMT
    Source: Tucson News NowSource: Tucson News Now
    Saturation patrols around midtown and the university area Friday night resulted in 456 stops and 27 drivers arrested for driving while impaired.
    Saturation patrols around midtown and the university area Friday night resulted in 456 stops and 27 drivers arrested for driving while impaired.
  • UPDATE

    Crashes triggered big delays on I-17 northbound

    Crashes triggered big delays on I-17 northbound

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:23:47 GMT
    Travelers heading from Phoenix to northern Arizona on Interstate 17 faced heavy traffic backups Saturday thanks to several crashes between north Phoenix and Black Canyon City
    The delays began near a crash at the exit for State Route 74/the Carefree Highway and extended about 18 miles to where northbound I-17 was restricted to a single lane in Rock Springs, just north of Black Canyon City.
  • Frightening scare for girl at Avondale pool

    Frightening scare for girl at Avondale pool

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:16:47 GMT
    Frightening scare for girl at Avondale poolFrightening scare for girl at Avondale pool
    A 4-year-old girl nearly drowned in a swimming pool in Avondale Saturday night, police said.
    The 4-year-old was underwater for about three minutes before being pulled out, officers said.
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