Southern AZ: Halloween, pumpkin patches and corn mazes for 2018

October is just around the corner and you know what that means - pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses and Halloween!

99th annual Tucson Veterans Day parade

Calling all veterans, family members and the general public - Tucson is holding it's 99th annual Veterans Day parade on Monday, Nov. 12. This year's theme is "Celebration of Armistice Day".

Arizona DPS trooper hailed as hero after stopping wrong way driver

An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper is being hailed as a hero after he stopped a wrong-way driver on Interstate 10 near Cortaro Road.

Lottery fever hits Tucson

The time is counting down before the world crowns its next billionaire.

Humane Society of Southern Arizona October Pet of the Day

Pets of the day for October from the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

Paving work to occur in Sabino Canyon, Marshall Gulch

According to a recent news release from the U.S. Forest Service, paving work will begin next week and continue for the next two months with temporary closures happening.

Red Cross calls for healthy donors to maintain blood supply

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in southern Arizona.

Upcoming job fairs in southern Arizona

Several organizations in southern Arizona are holding job fairs to help residents find work.

Living Streets Alliance working to make one downtown intersection safer

The Living Streets Alliance plans to use a "tactical urbanism" project to turn the intersection at North Sixth Avenue and East Seventh Street into one that’s safer and more pedestrian/cyclist friendly.

Christmas tree permits available in November from Tonto National Forest

Beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 13 the Tonto National Forest will be selling Christmas tree permits for $15.

RC plane competition draws pilots from around the world

Model airplane pilots from across the globe have descended upon southern Arizona for the Tucson Aerobatic Shootout.

Cochise Co. Sheriff’s Office warning residents about rabies cases

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office has been advised of two positive rabies cases from areas around the county and one pending that may be positive as well and they are warning the public to be on alert.

“Voices at the Monastery” Concert event this weekend

“Voices at the Monastery” Concert event this weekend

Keeping kids safe this Halloween

Even as putting the finishing touches on costumes and making that last candy run to the store, how prepared is the family for a safe and healthy Halloween?

PACC dealing with higher than usual number of homeless pets

Pima Animal Care Center has an urgently high number of animals in the shelter. As of today, there are 438 puppies and dogs and 272 kittens and cats. That makes for a total of 711 homeless pets in need of a home.

PACC warning drivers to check their vehicles before taking off

Now that temperatures are cooling off in the desert, especially at night, the critters are looking for a warm place to sleep.

Tucson named a top 50 Bike City in 2018

Bicycling magazine has announced the results of its biennial ranking of America’s 50 Best Bike Cities and Tucson ranked number 24.

Deadline for public comment on Sonoran Corridor options fast approaching

The Arizona Department of Transportation wants to hear from you about a potential future freeway that would connect I-19 and I-10 south of the Tucson International Airport.

Veterans recovery program to inter 33 veterans at Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at Marana

The Southern Arizona Missing in America Project (MIAP) will honor and inter 33 veterans who were homeless, unclaimed or indigent on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Nam to Sand Jam 2018

NamJam began as a camaraderie building and suicide prevention gathering, according to the VVA, so that brothers and sisters in arms would know that they were not alone and that suicide was not the answer.

TUSD considering changes to Infant and Early Learning Centers

The Tucson Unified School District is considering changes to the infant and early child centers.

Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration honors Hispanic tradition

A special celebration of Dia de los Muertos, the traditional Hispanic festival of remembrance, in which departed spirits feel welcome to hold a reunion with living relatives, will be held Friday, Nov. 2.

Sweat for Pets to help the Humane Society of Southern Arizona

The event is a non-competitive 3k (or 1.8 miles) walk that will help raise money for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA).

PAG, City of Tucson hosting open houses for long-range regional transit plan

The Pima Association of Governments (PAG), in partnership with the City of Tucson, is hosting two open houses focusing on the development of a Long-Range Regional Transit Plan.

Sabino Canyon overflow parking lot reopening

The Sabino Canyon Recreation Area overflow parking lot will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and remain open until April 30, 2019.

Volunteers needed for 32nd Annual Tucson Celtic Festival

The Tucson Celtic Festival Association, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) is seeking volunteers for the 32nd Annual Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games.

Most searched Halloween kids’ movies by state

Top Halloween movies for kids by state.

Cochise County Library District adds credit card payment options

The Cochise County Library District is now offering library users the option to pay fines and fees conveniently with a credit card. The goal is to improve customer service and provide user-friendly ways to manage library accounts for patrons countywide.

Salvation Army seeks space to house Christmas toy collection

The Salvation Army is looking for a building that’s 10,000 square feet or more in a centralized location near downtown or on Tucson's east side.

Combs Middle School-Coffee Cart Club

Combs Middle School Life Skills Class (the class focuses on everyday skills, both academic and functional for students with special needs) started a Coffee Cart Club this year.

October, November events at Tubac Presidio

Events happening in October at Tubac Presidio

  Chance of wet weather won’t stop the show at the Oro Valley Music Festival this weekend

You can expect delays around Naranja Park with weekend with thousand of concert-goers expected at the Oro Valley Music Festival.

Food and culture took center stage at day one of Tucson Meet Yourself

The calls for bad weather mattered very little to the crowds in downtown Tucson Friday for the 45th annual Tucson Meet Yourself, taking in the sights, sounds, smells.

Cochise County emergency response agencies successfully complete full-scale training exercise

The event involved an active shooter scenario at Joyce Clark Middle School, Sierra Vista, on Thursday, Oct. 11, and included multiple regional, state and federal agencies and their partners.

Hello Kitty is coming to Tucson

Well, not exactly the kitty herself, but the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be in the Old Pueblo next weekend, so fans mark your calendar.

Tucson declared winner of second ‘Bring TCM To Your Hometown’ contest

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) announced earlier this week that after overwhelming response from fans, Tucson has been named the winner of the second Bring TCM to your Hometown contest.

Saddlebrooke Ranch opens first-ever active living community brewery

It was a quiet afternoon outside at Saddlebrooke Ranch in Oracle, but inside is a new concept that has a lot of people talking.

Pumpkin Patch adoptions taking place at PACC

“Pumpkin Patch Adoptions” will be held Sunday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pile burning in Cochise Stronghold in October, November

According to the U.S. Forest Service, personnel with the Douglas Ranger District will be burning piles of wood in Cochise Stronghold during both months as weather permits.

Tucson restaurants, entertainers prepare for 45th annual Tucson Meet Yourself

Tucson’s premier celebration of cultural identity begins tomorrow with the kickoff of the Tucson Meet Yourself Festival.

Open house for Houghton Road Corridor projects

The public is invited to attend an open house hosted by TDOT and the RTA, to find out about three Houghton Road Corridor projects from Valencia Road to Interstate 10.