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  • Surveillance video catches suspected thief on Tucson's west side

    Surveillance video catches suspected thief on Tucson's west side

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:47:53 GMT
    Surveillance video showed a man stealing from Corral's carport (Source: Frank Corral).Surveillance video showed a man stealing from Corral's carport (Source: Frank Corral).

    Folks living on the west side of Tucson need your help tracking down a thief. They said a man has been canvassing neighborhoods near Grant and Silverbell in the Ironwood Ridge neighborhood and the Barrio Hollywood area.

    Folks living on the west side of Tucson need your help tracking down a thief. They said a man has been canvassing neighborhoods near Grant and Silverbell in the Ironwood Ridge neighborhood and the Barrio Hollywood area.

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    Cards coach reacts to NFL commissioner's statement after Trump's remarks

    Saturday, September 23 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-09-24 01:22:32 GMT
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    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians showed support on Saturday for a statement from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell the day after President Trump said NFL players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired.

    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians showed support on Saturday for a statement from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell the day after President Trump said NFL players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired.

  • Multi vehicle crash causes delays on Silverbell Road

    Multi vehicle crash causes delays on Silverbell Road

    Saturday, September 23 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-09-24 00:50:51 GMT
    Source: NWFDSource: NWFD

    A crash involving multiple cars caused traffic delays on Silverbell Road at Belmont on Saturday, officials said. 

    A crash involving multiple cars caused traffic delays on Silverbell Road at Belmont on Saturday, officials said. 

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Visitors to the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase may want to make sure they do their homework before opening their wallets to purchase fossils at any of the shows. 

It is not illegal to sell fake jewelry, minerals or fossils as long as businesses are up front about the product they are selling and letting buyers know it is not real.

Many people may be wondering if it's possible to tell what's real just by looking at it, for some things it is, others may not be so easy. 

One Paleontologist Tucson News Now spoke with stated real fossils are supposed to be heavy, so if the fossil is on the light side that should be the first sign it is not authentic.  

Dealers should also let the buyer pick up a piece and touch it before they purchase it. 

"Most fossils when found, actually most of them are broken, cracked, missing something so when you see a perfect fossil with no flaws in it, it doesn't happen, but it's extremely rare," stated Chris Morrow, a commercial paleontologist. 

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    Surveillance video showed a man stealing from Corral's carport (Source: Frank Corral).Surveillance video showed a man stealing from Corral's carport (Source: Frank Corral).

    Folks living on the west side of Tucson need your help tracking down a thief. They said a man has been canvassing neighborhoods near Grant and Silverbell in the Ironwood Ridge neighborhood and the Barrio Hollywood area.

    Folks living on the west side of Tucson need your help tracking down a thief. They said a man has been canvassing neighborhoods near Grant and Silverbell in the Ironwood Ridge neighborhood and the Barrio Hollywood area.

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    Police in Tucson are investigating a crash on the city's southeast side Saturday night. Drivers should avoid the area around E Escalante Road and S Le Beaux Place, according to an alert from the Tucson Police Depart.

    Police in Tucson are investigating a crash on the city's southeast side Saturday night. Drivers should avoid the area around E Escalante Road and S Le Beaux Place, according to an alert from the Tucson Police Depart.

  • Multi vehicle crash causes delays on Silverbell Road

    Multi vehicle crash causes delays on Silverbell Road

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    Source: NWFDSource: NWFD

    A crash involving multiple cars caused traffic delays on Silverbell Road at Belmont on Saturday, officials said. 

    A crash involving multiple cars caused traffic delays on Silverbell Road at Belmont on Saturday, officials said. 

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