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  • Tucson businesses excited as thousands of UA students return

    Tucson businesses excited as thousands of UA students return

    Thursday, August 16 2018 9:48 AM EDT2018-08-16 13:48:08 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    As thousands of students return to campus, businesses on Main Gate Square are excited following a slow summer. 

    As thousands of students return to campus, businesses on Main Gate Square are excited following a slow summer. 

  • New class of Wildcats breaking university records

    New class of Wildcats breaking university records

    Thursday, August 16 2018 9:26 AM EDT2018-08-16 13:26:32 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    This year's freshman class is among the most academically accomplished in the university's history, with a 7 percent increase in the number of students entering with a 4.0 grade point average.

    This year's freshman class is among the most academically accomplished in the university's history, with a 7 percent increase in the number of students entering with a 4.0 grade point average.

  • PROP 407: Tucson breaks down parks bond on November ballot

    PROP 407: Tucson breaks down parks bond on November ballot

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:07 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:07:59 GMT
    The City of Tucson is breaking down the parks bond that will appear on the November ballot. (Source: Tucson News Now)The City of Tucson is breaking down the parks bond that will appear on the November ballot. (Source: Tucson News Now)
    The City of Tucson is breaking down the parks bond that will appear on the November ballot. (Source: Tucson News Now)The City of Tucson is breaking down the parks bond that will appear on the November ballot. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    The parks bond proposal headed to voters in November would take $225 million of existing bond money and put it into renovating just about every park in Tucson.

    The parks bond proposal headed to voters in November would take $225 million of existing bond money and put it into renovating just about every park in Tucson.

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    Roof failure forces closure of Marana businesses

    Roof failure forces closure of Marana businesses

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:03:48 GMT
    A roof failure early Wednesday, Aug. 15 forced Ace Hardware and Michaels near the corner of Ina Road and Thornydale in Marana to close their doors. (Source: Google Maps)A roof failure early Wednesday, Aug. 15 forced Ace Hardware and Michaels near the corner of Ina Road and Thornydale in Marana to close their doors. (Source: Google Maps)
    A roof failure early Wednesday, Aug. 15 forced Ace Hardware and Michaels near the corner of Ina Road and Thornydale in Marana to close their doors. (Source: Google Maps)A roof failure early Wednesday, Aug. 15 forced Ace Hardware and Michaels near the corner of Ina Road and Thornydale in Marana to close their doors. (Source: Google Maps)

    A roof failure early Wednesday, Aug. 15 forced Ace Hardware and Michaels near the corner of Ina Road and Thornydale in Marana to close their doors.

    A roof failure early Wednesday, Aug. 15 forced Ace Hardware and Michaels near the corner of Ina Road and Thornydale in Marana to close their doors.

  • Number of homeless vets on Tucson's streets continues to drop

    Number of homeless vets on Tucson's streets continues to drop

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-08-16 02:24:14 GMT
    The number of homeless veterans in Tucson has dropped significantly since the city received a federal grant five years ago. (Source: Tucson News Now)The number of homeless veterans in Tucson has dropped significantly since the city received a federal grant five years ago. (Source: Tucson News Now)
    The number of homeless veterans in Tucson has dropped significantly since the city received a federal grant five years ago. (Source: Tucson News Now)The number of homeless veterans in Tucson has dropped significantly since the city received a federal grant five years ago. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    The number of homeless veterans on Tucson's streets has dropped significantly over the past five years since the city received a federal grant.

    The number of homeless veterans on Tucson's streets has dropped significantly over the past five years since the city received a federal grant.

  • TUSD explores options to educate immigrant teens at Southwest Key facility

    TUSD explores options to educate immigrant teens at Southwest Key facility

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-08-16 00:31:09 GMT
    The Southwest Key facility on Oracle Road has reported housing up to 300 immigrant children.  Source:  Tucson News Now.The Southwest Key facility on Oracle Road has reported housing up to 300 immigrant children. Source: Tucson News Now.

    The Tucson Unified School District has researched two possible options to provide educational services to immigrant children held  Southwest Key facility in Tucson.

    The Tucson Unified School District has researched two possible options to provide educational services to immigrant children held  Southwest Key facility in Tucson.

  • Smallest bar in Arizona attracts locals, tourists alike

    Smallest bar in Arizona attracts locals, tourists alike

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-08-15 23:00:07 GMT

    The historic mining town of Bisbee is full of quirky shops and attractions, but there is a watering hole nestled inside the century-old Silver King Hotel that just might top them all. Up a staircase, down a hallway, inside one room. You enter the "Room 4 Bar." The smallest saloon in The Copper State. 

    The historic mining town of Bisbee is full of quirky shops and attractions, but there is a watering hole nestled inside the century-old Silver King Hotel that just might top them all. Up a staircase, down a hallway, inside one room. You enter the "Room 4 Bar." The smallest saloon in The Copper State. 

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  • BREAKING

    I-19 southbound near Ajo Way down to one lane

    I-19 southbound near Ajo Way down to one lane

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:08 PM EDT2018-08-16 19:08:40 GMT
    Interstate 19 southbound near Ajo Way will be down to one lane for several hours Thursday, Aug. 16 as crews make emergency repairs to the roadway. (Source: Google Maps)Interstate 19 southbound near Ajo Way will be down to one lane for several hours Thursday, Aug. 16 as crews make emergency repairs to the roadway. (Source: Google Maps)
    Interstate 19 southbound near Ajo Way will be down to one lane for several hours Thursday, Aug. 16 as crews make emergency repairs to the roadway. (Source: Google Maps)Interstate 19 southbound near Ajo Way will be down to one lane for several hours Thursday, Aug. 16 as crews make emergency repairs to the roadway. (Source: Google Maps)

    Interstate 19 southbound near Ajo Way will be down to one lane for several hours Thursday as crews make emergency repairs to the road.

    Interstate 19 southbound near Ajo Way will be down to one lane for several hours Thursday as crews make emergency repairs to the road.

  • Pedestrian accident closes Grant and Rosemont

    Pedestrian accident closes Grant and Rosemont

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:39 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:39:27 GMT

    The Tucson Police Department is responding to reports of an accident involving a pedestrian. Officials say the roadway will be closed for westbound travel on Grant Road and Rosemont Boulevard. The closure is expected to last for several hours, according to police. 

    The Tucson Police Department is responding to reports of an accident involving a pedestrian. Officials say the roadway will be closed for westbound travel on Grant Road and Rosemont Boulevard. The closure is expected to last for several hours, according to police. 

  • Opening this week: Alpha, Mile 22, Puzzle

    Opening this week: Alpha, Mile 22, Puzzle

    Thursday, August 16 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-08-16 18:21:24 GMT

    Every Thursday, we sit down with film critic Herb Stratford to chat about the new movies hitting the big screen.

    Every Thursday, we sit down with film critic Herb Stratford to chat about the new movies hitting the big screen.

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  • Bodies of pregnant Colorado woman, 2 daughters likely found

    Bodies of pregnant Colorado woman, 2 daughters likely found

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:05 AM EDT2018-08-16 08:05:05 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-08-16 19:22:59 GMT
    The man's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.The man's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday.

    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

    Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

  • 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies

    'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-08-16 16:39:25 GMT

    Her voice is associated with an era of transformative music in the 1960s and 1970s as well as with some of the most important singular events in American history.

    Her voice is associated with an era of transformative music in the 1960s and 1970s as well as with some of the most important singular events in American history.

  • Teen accused of killing 7-year-old nephew after he lay on her bed

    Teen accused of killing 7-year-old nephew after he lay on her bed

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:26 AM EDT2018-08-16 07:26:18 GMT
    The suspect is accused of putting her hand over 7-year-old Jordan Vong's mouth and plugging his nose until he stopped moving after pushing him off the bed. (Source: KMGH/Family photos/CNN)The suspect is accused of putting her hand over 7-year-old Jordan Vong's mouth and plugging his nose until he stopped moving after pushing him off the bed. (Source: KMGH/Family photos/CNN)

    The 16-year-old is accused of putting her hand over the boy’s mouth and plugging his nose until he stopped moving after pushing him off the bed.

    The 16-year-old is accused of putting her hand over the boy’s mouth and plugging his nose until he stopped moving after pushing him off the bed.

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