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    When Marcelo Fabian Pecollo was released from jail after just four years behind bars, a group of angry parents reportedly took the law into their own hands and beat the pedophile convicted of molesting five preschool children to death. (Source: Facebook)When Marcelo Fabian Pecollo was released from jail after just four years behind bars, a group of angry parents reportedly took the law into their own hands and beat the pedophile convicted of molesting five preschool children to death. (Source: Facebook)

    When a pedophile convicted of molesting five preschool children was released from jail after just four years behind bars, a group of angry parents reportedly took the law into their own hands and beat him to death.

    When a pedophile convicted of molesting five preschool children was released from jail after just four years behind bars, a group of angry parents reportedly took the law into their own hands and beat him to death.

  • Police: man shot while trying to steal car

    Police: man shot while trying to steal car

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:47:26 GMT

    Tucson police say a man was shot after trying to steal a car in the 2800 block of East Manchester Street.

    Tucson police say a man was shot after trying to steal a car in the 2800 block of East Manchester Street.

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    Tucson police searching for serial armed robbery suspect

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    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-04-22 04:16:13 GMT
    Suspect in Washington Federal robbery - April 21, 2017. (Source: Tucson Police Department)Suspect in Washington Federal robbery - April 21, 2017. (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    He is described as a white male, 25 to 35 years old, 5-foot 8-inches to 6-foot tall with a medium build. According to a Tucson Police Department release in several of the robberies the suspect has shown the victims a handgun and has worn at least two different wigs as a disguise.   

    He is described as a white male, 25 to 35 years old, 5-foot 8-inches to 6-foot tall with a medium build. According to a Tucson Police Department release in several of the robberies the suspect has shown the victims a handgun and has worn at least two different wigs as a disguise.   

The crowd at Santa Rita Park near 22nd and 4th Avenue grew pretty fast this evening. Car load, after car load jumped out and met in the parking lot.

Local residents met to honor and celebrate that 50 years ago today. Dr. Martin Luther King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. They also marked the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington.

It was this day back in 1963, that over 250,000 supporters gathered at the mall in Washington D.C. to hear Dr. King speak. The famous speech called for jobs, equality and freedom.

Over 50 people gathered at Santa Rita Park. They marched down 4th Ave and turned left onto 13th street into Armory Park. The crowd grew even more at the start of the ceremony winch was expected to last a couple of hours.

Speakers included local politicians, community leaders and Betty Liggins. She was at the march and speech 50 years ago. Liggins was in her early 30's and was just impressed by the energy of the movement.

Liggins meet Dr. King a year or two before the speech, while she was living in Chicago. She credits Dr. King for advising her to go to school and earning a nursing degree.

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  • Reward for info on death of Tucson man goes up to $2,500

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    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:46 AM EDT2017-04-23 05:46:55 GMT
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    The reward for information on the death of a Tucson man who was beaten to death outside of a convenience store in 2011 has gone up from $1,000 to $2,500.

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    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:47 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:47:26 GMT

    Tucson police say a man was shot after trying to steal a car in the 2800 block of East Manchester Street.

    Tucson police say a man was shot after trying to steal a car in the 2800 block of East Manchester Street.

  • DPS responds to motorcycle crash in Cochise County

    Saturday, April 22 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-04-23 00:10:05 GMT
    DPS is investigating a serious crash near SR 82 and SR 90DPS is investigating a serious crash near SR 82 and SR 90

    First responders rushed to the scene of a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Whetstone. The crash happened near the junction of State Route 82 and State Route 90, according to Arizona Department of Public Safety. In response to an email asking for information, DPS confirmed that it was a serious crash involving a motorcycle and no other vehicles. Return to this story for updates as we learn them. MOBILE USERS: Download our app on your Apple and Android ...

    First responders rushed to the scene of a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Whetstone. The crash happened near the junction of State Route 82 and State Route 90, according to Arizona Department of Public Safety. In response to an email asking for information, DPS confirmed that it was a serious crash involving a motorcycle and no other vehicles. Return to this story for updates as we learn them. MOBILE USERS: Download our app on your Apple and Android ...

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