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    Lincoln County shooting leaves 8 dead, including sheriff's deputy

    Lincoln County shooting leaves 8 dead, including sheriff's deputy

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:40 AM EDT2017-05-29 04:40:44 GMT
    Willie Corey Godbolt (Source: MS Bureau of Investigation)Willie Corey Godbolt (Source: MS Bureau of Investigation)

    The MS Bureau of Investigation confirms eight people were shot and killed overnight in Lincoln County. One of those dead includes a Lincoln County deputy.

    The MS Bureau of Investigation confirms eight people were shot and killed overnight in Lincoln County. One of those dead includes a Lincoln County deputy.

This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) approved part two of a comprehensive report on the science of climate change.  

Warmer global temperatures are affecting how and where we live in both positive and negative ways, and that is what part two of the three part IPCC report explores.

Here in the Southwest the big concerns are drought, fresh water availability, and wildfire risk.

All of these factors are affected by warmer average yearly temperatures, usually in a bad way for Arizona.  

Part one of the IPCC, which was simply a review of the current science, was released last fall. 

Part three is scheduled for approval in less than two weeks. This last section focuses on mitigation strategies.  

It is a review of how we can reduce the severity of climate change now and for future generations.  

For the full reports visit the IPCC homepage

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    The Joe Hill fire flared up as of Sunday. (SOURCE: 3TV/ CBS 5)The Joe Hill fire flared up as of Sunday. (SOURCE: 3TV/ CBS 5)

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    Crews have stopped forward progress on a wildfire burning 20 miles southeast of Tucson, according to the Tucson Interagency Dispatch Center. The Cienega fire is now at least 50 percent contained after burning 150 acres.  It broke out Saturday, May 27 near Hilton Ranch Road and Red Cloud Mine Roads.  No buildings are threatened. MOBILE USERS: Download our app on your Apple and Android devices. Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights re...

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    Douglas suspends burn permits, non-commercial fireworks

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    (Source: Douglas Fire Department)(Source: Douglas Fire Department)

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