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  • 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.
  • ONLY ON KOLD: Danger on board

    ONLY ON KOLD: Danger on board

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:43 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:43:27 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Trial in salmonella outbreak could exceed 2 months

    Trial in salmonella outbreak could exceed 2 months

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:07:50 GMT
    Sign at the Peanut Corporation of AmericaSign at the Peanut Corporation of America
    The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia could last for at least two months.
    The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a peanut plant in Georgia could last for at least two months.
  • 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.
  • Marana Unified School District open houses, meet and greets

    Marana Unified School District open houses, meet and greets

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:44:23 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.
  • 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.
  • Mountain Fire District respond to two structure fires

    Mountain Fire District respond to two structure fires

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:36:31 GMT
    Mountain Fire District had a busy morning responding to a couple of working structure fires. The first fire was at La Canada Drive and Calle Concordia. Crews said the workshop area of a garage caught fire. The cause is thought to be faulty electrical wiring, but it is still under investigation. That fire was brought under control. The second structure fire was near Thornydale and Tangerine. Officials said another garage was on fire. They said the fire began in a truck parked in the garage and...
    Mountain Fire District had a busy morning responding to a couple of working structure fires. The first fire was at La Canada Drive and Calle Concordia. Crews said the workshop area of a garage caught fire. The cause is thought to be faulty electrical wiring, but it is still under investigation. That fire was brought under control. The second structure fire was near Thornydale and Tangerine. Officials said another garage was on fire. They said the fire began in a truck parked in the garage and...
  • UPDATE: Concerned co-worker leads police to homicide

    UPDATE: Concerned co-worker leads police to homicide

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:21:47 GMT
    Once police entered the man's home, they discovered an adult male with obvious signs of trauma, indicative of a homicide.
    Once police entered the man's home, they discovered an adult male with obvious signs of trauma, indicative of a homicide.
  • UPDATE: Fire crews rule Guadalajara Fiesta Grill a total loss

    UPDATE: Fire crews rule Guadalajara Fiesta Grill a total loss

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:33:33 GMT
    The attic of the building was engulfed in smoke and flames and the fire had burned through the roof in some areas. 
    The attic of the building was engulfed in smoke and flames and the fire had burned through the roof in some areas. 
  • Tucson streetcar has estimated 17,000 riders on first day

    Tucson streetcar has estimated 17,000 riders on first day

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:58:56 GMT
    The City of Tucson called the streetcar's first day a "tremendous success." Tucson City Manager Richard Miranda called July 25, 2014, a historic day for Tucson.
    The City of Tucson called the streetcar's first day a "tremendous success." Tucson City Manager Richard Miranda called July 25, 2014, a historic day for Tucson.
  • Erosion repair a source for traffic headaches in Vail

    Erosion repair a source for traffic headaches in Vail

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-07-26 11:00:21 GMT
    Construction will take place on Colossal Cave Road in Vail for the rest of July, as crews repair erosion damage from recent monsoon storms. 
    Construction will take place on Colossal Cave Road in Vail for the rest of July, as crews repair erosion damage from recent monsoon storms. 
  • 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.
  • Storm damage in Nogales and Tubac

    Storm damage in Nogales and Tubac

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:24:04 GMT
    The Nogales wash was gushing all day. The waters rose and overflowed from the banks, sweeping away barricades and vehicles in its path.
    The Nogales wash was gushing all day. The waters rose and overflowed from the banks, sweeping away barricades and vehicles in its path.

  • NWFD: Man flown to hospital after dirt bike crash

    NWFD: Man flown to hospital after dirt bike crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:48:05 GMT
    Authorities are investigating.
    Authorities are investigating.
  • Air quality advisory issued Friday for blowing dust

    Air quality advisory issued Friday for blowing dust

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:20:19 GMT
    The Pima County Department of Environmental quality put out an air quality advisory because of the blowing dust.
    The Pima County Department of Environmental quality put out an air quality advisory because of the blowing dust.
  • TUSD hosting teacher job fair

    TUSD hosting teacher job fair

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:19:05 GMT
    Tucson Unified School District is hosting a teacher job fair, just days before classes are scheduled to resume, to fill 150 teaching positions. 
    Tucson Unified School District is hosting a teacher job fair, just days before classes are scheduled to resume, to fill 150 teaching positions. 
  • TEP: Customers without power across Tucson

    TEP: Customers without power across Tucson

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:00:06 GMT
    Crews are working to restore power to customers in Vail, according to Tucson Electric Power.It said about 140 customers were without electricity, though the cause was unknown.Stay with Tucson News Now on air and online for updates.Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.
    Crews are working to restore power to customers in Vail, according to Tucson Electric Power.It said about 140 customers were without electricity, though the cause was unknown.Stay with Tucson News Now on air and online for updates.Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.
  • Sponsor requirements for unaccompanied immigrant children

    Sponsor requirements for unaccompanied immigrant children

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:33:19 GMT
    The office in charge of placing unaccompanied children, like the ones in Nogales, with sponsors in the United States released a report of a state by state breakdown of the number of kids taken in by each state.
    The office in charge of placing unaccompanied children, like the ones in Nogales, with sponsors in the United States released a report of a state by state breakdown of the number of kids taken in by each state.
  • Israel, Hamas agree to 12-hour cease-fire

    Israel, Hamas agree to 12-hour cease-fire

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:23:42 GMT

    Israeli and Hamas leaders have come to terms on a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Saturday.

    Israeli and Hamas leaders have come to terms on a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Saturday.

  • Oro Valley stays connected with new apps

    Oro Valley stays connected with new apps

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:13:04 GMT
    The town of Oro Valley and its police department launched mobile apps to serve as a convenient gateway to find news, events, contact information and online services.
    The town of Oro Valley and its police department launched mobile apps to serve as a convenient gateway to find news, events, contact information and online services.
  • Deer Head fire causing smoke cloud over the Rincons

    Deer Head fire causing smoke cloud over the Rincons

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:43:45 GMT
    Right now crews are working to contain the small wildfire, which has burned 20 acres so far. 
    Right now crews are working to contain the small wildfire, which has burned 20 acres so far. 
  • Police: 2 injured in home invasion near Sunnyside High School

    Police: 2 injured in home invasion near Sunnyside High School

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:23:10 GMT
    The incident occurred near the 5900 block of south Stewart Boulevard. 
    The incident occurred near the 5900 block of south Stewart Boulevard. 
  • Streetcar celebrations kick off

    Streetcar celebrations kick off

    Friday, July 25 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:15:51 GMT
    But before the passengers hop on there will be celebrations in each of the five districts where the streetcar travels.  
    But before the passengers hop on there will be celebrations in each of the five districts where the streetcar travels.  

  • Pima County adds weekend hours for back to school shots

    Pima County adds weekend hours for back to school shots

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:55:44 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. 


  • Celebrating Tucson's new modern streetcar

    Celebrating Tucson's new modern streetcar

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:34:36 GMT
    Looking for something to do downtown this weekend, to take advantage of the new streetcar? Here is a quick list of all things streetcar related, from free rides to ice cream socials, to relaxing on a 'pop up' beach.  
    Looking for something to do downtown this weekend, to take advantage of the new streetcar? Here is a quick list of all things streetcar related, from free rides to ice cream socials, to relaxing on a 'pop up' beach.  
  • Both lanes of westbound travel on I-10 near Kino Parkway are open

    Both lanes of westbound travel on I-10 near Kino Parkway are open

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:43:36 GMT
    Arizona Department of Transportation officials are saying accident causing three mile back up- avoid the area if possible.
    Arizona Department of Transportation officials are saying accident causing three mile back up- avoid the area if possible.
  • Parking downtown this weekend during streetcar celebrations

    Parking downtown this weekend during streetcar celebrations

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:58:00 GMT
    There are more than 11,000 parking spaces along the Sun Link corridor and after 5 p.m. Friday, on-the-street meters will be free. 
    There are more than 11,000 parking spaces along the Sun Link corridor and after 5 p.m. Friday, on-the-street meters will be free. 
  • Two of four teens accused of torturing 16-year-old sentenced to prison

    Two of four teens accused of torturing 16-year-old sentenced to prison

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:42 GMT
    Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday. Jenna Montgomery and Jess Taylor both pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery and assault charges. Montgomery
    Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday.
  • New details in 13-year-old girl's body found in desert

    New details in 13-year-old girl's body found in desert

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:14:27 GMT
    A detail incident report filed by the Pima County Sheriff's Department specifies where and how a 13-year-old girl's body was found in the middle of the desert near Avra Valley.
    A detail incident report filed by the Pima County Sheriff's Department specifies where and how a 13-year-old girl's body was found in the middle of the desert near Avra Valley.
  • Streetcar safety reminders for cyclists

    Streetcar safety reminders for cyclists

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:26:48 GMT
    Tucson's new streetcar will begin its service on Friday, July 25 and there are new obstacles for cyclists to be aware of.
    Tucson's new streetcar will begin its service on Friday, July 25 and there are new obstacles for cyclists to be aware of.
  • Streetcar etiquette for downtown drivers

    Streetcar etiquette for downtown drivers

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:26:06 GMT
    Just like cyclists should be aware, drivers will also have to get used to a few changes downtown due to the streetcar. 
    Just like cyclists should be aware, drivers will also have to get used to a few changes downtown due to the streetcar. 
  • Safety and security on board the modern streetcar

    Safety and security on board the modern streetcar

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:25:12 GMT
    To make sure people are safe, Sun Link has worked with both the Tucson Fire Department and the Tucson Police Department.
    To make sure people are safe, Sun Link has worked with both the Tucson Fire Department and the Tucson Police Department.
  • Options on fares for the modern streetcar

    Options on fares for the modern streetcar

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:36:24 GMT
    One day left until the modern streetcar starts carrying passengers in the downtown area.
    One day left until the modern streetcar starts carrying passengers in the downtown area.
  • Citizens get glimpse into life of border patrol agent

    Citizens get glimpse into life of border patrol agent

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:45:20 GMT
    The Border Patrol Citizen's Academy aimed to give everyday people a glimpse into the life of a border patrol agent by taking them out into the field, and onto the front lines of the border security battle.
    The Border Patrol Citizen's Academy aimed to give everyday people a glimpse into the life of a border patrol agent by taking them out into the field, and onto the front lines of the border security battle.
  • Teenager has 232 teeth removed during surgery

    Teenager has 232 teeth removed during surgery

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:17:56 GMT
    Join the Today's Most conversation here.
    Join the Today's Most conversation here.
  • Pima County STD hot spots are not always at a specific location

    Pima County STD hot spots are not always at a specific location

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:29:11 GMT
    Sexually transmitted diseases. Some think that's a problem some place else. Not here. Out of sight, out of mind. That saying can be dangerous when you're dealing with HIV and other STDs.
    Sexually transmitted diseases. Some think that's a problem some place else. Not here. Out of sight, out of mind. That saying can be dangerous when you're dealing with HIV and other STDs.
  • Astronaut tweets 'saddest photo' of Israel-Gaza firefight

    Astronaut tweets 'saddest photo' of Israel-Gaza firefight

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:23:05 GMT

    Astronaut Alexander Gerst took a photo of the fighting in the Middle East from the International Space Station, calling it his "saddest photo" yet.

    Astronaut Alexander Gerst took a photo of the fighting in the Middle East from the International Space Station, calling it his "saddest photo" yet.

  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:15:02 GMT
    Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.
    A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and...
  • Rancher calls new pipeline 'super highway' for drug smugglers

    Rancher calls new pipeline 'super highway' for drug smugglers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:11:42 GMT
    Pipeline constructionPipeline construction
    To give you some idea how big this project is, we're talking about 60 miles of underground pipeline from the Mexico border all the way north to the southern tip of Tucson Mountain Park.
    To give you some idea how big this project is, we're talking about 60 miles of underground pipeline from the Mexico border all the way north to the southern tip of Tucson Mountain Park.

  • Share coffee with a cop on Sunday

    Share coffee with a cop on Sunday

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:07:21 GMT
    Source: Oro Valley PoliceSource: Oro Valley Police
    If you've got questions for Oro Valley police, you can do it over a cup of joe.
    If you've got questions for Oro Valley police, you can do it over a cup of joe.
  • PCC welcomes new Desert Vista campus president

    PCC welcomes new Desert Vista campus president

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:24:54 GMT
    Phillips will replace Johnson Bia, who retired earlier this year after accusations of inappropriate behavior.
    Phillips will replace Johnson Bia, who retired earlier this year after accusations of inappropriate behavior.

  • NJ couple identified as victims of Virginia tornado

    NJ couple identified as victims of Virginia tornado

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
    The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three people
    A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton.
  • Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

    Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:38:19 GMT
    The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them.
    A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean off...
  • TEP: Power restored for customers near I-19, Drexel

    TEP: Power restored for customers near I-19, Drexel

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:31:47 GMT
    The area affected (Source: TEP)The area affected (Source: TEP)
    Tucson Electric Power crews are working to restore electricity to nearly 1,600 customers near I-19 & Drexel, including the area near Tucson Spectrum.
    Tucson Electric Power crews are working to restore electricity to nearly 1,600 customers near I-19 & Drexel, including the area near Tucson Spectrum.
  • New state liquor law changes ways IDs are accepted

    New state liquor law changes ways IDs are accepted

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:53:10 GMT
    The law states that an "under 21" driver's license, the kind that are formatted vertically, are no longer considered an acceptable type of identification 30 days after the person turns 21. 
    The law states that an "under 21" driver's license, the kind that are formatted vertically, are no longer considered an acceptable type of identification 30 days after the person turns 21. 
  • 'Coolest Cooler' Kickstarter set to break crowdsourcing record

    'Coolest Cooler' Kickstarter set to break crowdsourcing record

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:28:20 GMT

    Don't get bored with those 20th century coolers - buy into the technologically-savvy, new millennium version of Ryan Grepper - the Coolest Cooler, and it's set to break a Kickstarter record. 

    Don't get bored with those 20th century coolers - buy into the technologically-savvy, new millennium version of Ryan Grepper - the Coolest Cooler, and it's set to break a Kickstarter record. 

  • Trailer released for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie

    Trailer released for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:53:04 GMT
    Fifty Shades of Grey, the best-seller book turned into a movie, released a new trailer.
    Fifty Shades of Grey, the best-seller book turned into a movie, released a new trailer.
  • Customs and Border Patrol drug sniffing dogs stop 2 smuggling attempts

    Customs and Border Patrol drug sniffing dogs stop 2 smuggling attempts

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:09:28 GMT
    Two men were recently arrested, in separate incidents at the DeConcini crossing, for attempting to smuggle drugs into the U.S., according to Customs and Border Protection officials.
    Two men were recently arrested, in separate incidents at the DeConcini crossing, for attempting to smuggle drugs into the U.S., according to Customs and Border Protection officials.
  • BBB warning - be careful where personal and financial information is shared

    BBB warning - be careful where personal and financial information is shared

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:06:22 GMT
    According to the Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona this data hack was different from the one Target experienced in 2013; this information was stolen directly from consumers computers via viruses downloaded onto personal computers or through smaller data breaches on other websites. 
    According to the Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona this data hack was different from the one Target experienced in 2013; this information was stolen directly from consumers computers via viruses downloaded onto personal computers or through smaller data breaches on other websites. 
  • More Arizona parents saying no to vaccinations

    More Arizona parents saying no to vaccinations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:33:05 GMT
    A local push is on to make sure kids have their shots for school. health officials are facing an uphill battle. The number of parents choosing not to get their children immunized is rising.
    A local push is on to make sure kids have their shots for school. health officials are facing an uphill battle. The number of parents choosing not to get their children immunized is rising.
  • Second suspect caught thanks to public's assistance

    Second suspect caught thanks to public's assistance

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:28:54 GMT
    Sean Rivera was identified thanks to several tips to 88-CRIME and 911, said a Pima County Sheriff's Department release. 
    Sean Rivera was identified thanks to several tips to 88-CRIME and 911, said a Pima County Sheriff's Department release. 
  • Shortage in Lake Mead looming, UA podcasts explore what that means for Arizona

    Shortage in Lake Mead looming, UA podcasts explore what that means for Arizona

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:21:22 GMT
    If Lake Mead water levels drop 6 more feet, shortage conditions could mean cutbacks in water supplied to Arizona, Nevada, California, and Mexico.
    If Lake Mead water levels drop 6 more feet, shortage conditions could mean cutbacks in water supplied to Arizona, Nevada, California, and Mexico.
  • Public's help leads to arrest of convenience store theft suspect

    Public's help leads to arrest of convenience store theft suspect

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:16:12 GMT
    According to a Pima County Sheriff's Department release the suspect, identified as Nathaniel Francisco, entered a Circle K store on the southwest-side twice in one day, allegedly taking alcohol both times without paying. 
    According to a Pima County Sheriff's Department release the suspect, identified as Nathaniel Francisco, entered a Circle K store on the southwest-side twice in one day, allegedly taking alcohol both times without paying. 
  • Joey's Law brings harsher punishment to hit and run drivers

    Joey's Law brings harsher punishment to hit and run drivers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:30:05 GMT
    Known as 'Joey's Law', it was named after high school student Joey Romero, who was killed in 2010 by a hit and run driver. 
    Known as 'Joey's Law', it was named after high school student Joey Romero, who was killed in 2010 by a hit and run driver. 
  • Reactions to controversial execution

    Reactions to controversial execution

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:41:32 GMT
    On Wednesday it took convicted murderer Joseph Wood nearly two hours to die by lethal injection. That is longer than it has taken an execution in the past. 
    On Wednesday it took convicted murderer Joseph Wood nearly two hours to die by lethal injection. That is longer than it has taken an execution in the past. 
  • Wood executed; nearly two hours to die

    Wood executed; nearly two hours to die

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:58:44 GMT
    The State Attorney General says Joseph Rudolph Wood died in Florence just before 4 p.m., nearly two hours after the execution process started at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence on Wednesday.
    The State Attorney General says Joseph Rudolph Wood died in Florence just before 4 p.m., nearly two hours after the execution process started at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence on Wednesday.
  • Some lethal injection problems in US executions

    Some lethal injection problems in US executions

    Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those...
    Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include...
  • Arizona governor wants review of execution process

    Arizona governor wants review of execution process

    An Associated Press reporter who witnessed an Arizona murderer's execution watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour and a half before he finally took his last breath.
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is ordering a review of the state's execution process after a condemned inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half before he died.
  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:35:51 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
  • 2 arrests made in road rage incident that sent 9-year-old to hospital

    2 arrests made in road rage incident that sent 9-year-old to hospital

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:57 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:57:19 GMT
    Tucson Police said that she was shot in the leg as she rode in one of two cars that exchanged gunfire.
    Tucson Police said that she was shot in the leg as she rode in one of two cars that exchanged gunfire.
  • 5-year-old girl struck by car dies

    5-year-old girl struck by car dies

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:51 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:51:35 GMT
    The girl was hit around 7 p.m. Saturday night near Orange Grove Road and Skyline Dr.
    The girl was hit around 7 p.m. Saturday night near Orange Grove Road and Skyline Dr.
  • Tucson welcomes first bitcoin machine in AZ

    Tucson welcomes first bitcoin machine in AZ

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:48 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:48:32 GMT
    The market is known for being volatile and there is really no regulation for it. Only a few people have a handle on it.
    The market is known for being volatile and there is really no regulation for it. Only a few people have a handle on it.
  • Passionate animal lovers learn about community cats program

    Passionate animal lovers learn about community cats program

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:43 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:43:02 GMT
    The project is a humane way to reduce the number of cats living on our streets. Community cats are the unowned stray or feral cats who live outdoors in our neighborhoods.
    The project is a humane way to reduce the number of cats living on our streets. Community cats are the unowned stray or feral cats who live outdoors in our neighborhoods.
  • TPD arrests armed robbery suspects

    TPD arrests armed robbery suspects

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:37:59 GMT
    Jason Lee Harvey (Sourec: TPD)Jason Lee Harvey (Sourec: TPD)
    32-year-old Jason Lee Harvey and 31-year-old Roberto Martinez are behind bars after an investigation of the July 21 incident, according to Tucson Police Sgt. Pete Dugan.
    32-year-old Jason Lee Harvey and 31-year-old Roberto Martinez are behind bars after an investigation of the July 21 incident, according to Tucson Police Sgt. Pete Dugan.
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