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    Saturday, October 21 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-10-21 21:33:40 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Police reports reveal new information on a wild carjacking crime spree that took place across the south side of Tucson on October 4. The crime spree ended with the suspect shot during a dramatic hostage standoff with police. 

    Police reports reveal new information on a wild carjacking crime spree that took place across the south side of Tucson on October 4. The crime spree ended with the suspect shot during a dramatic hostage standoff with police. 

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    A painful pumpkin patch warning about ticks

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:23 AM EDT2017-10-19 13:23:08 GMT
    A California woman warning about ticks in the pumpkin patch. (Source: Facebook)A California woman warning about ticks in the pumpkin patch. (Source: Facebook)

    A woman has taken to Facebook with a painful warning for anyone heading to pumpkin patches this fall.  In the post Jennifer Velasquez says she contracted Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever after wearing flip-flops and shorts to a pumpkin patch.  Jennifer Velasquez

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    UPDATE: Tucson police connect barricaded man to earlier shooting

    UPDATE: Tucson police connect barricaded man to earlier shooting

    Friday, October 20 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-10-21 03:03:39 GMT

    One man is in the hospital and another is in custody following a shooting on the south side of Tucson Friday, Oct. 20.

    One man is in the hospital and another is in custody following a shooting on the south side of Tucson Friday, Oct. 20.

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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    California fires cause $1B in damage, burn 7,000 buildings

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:41 AM EDT2017-10-19 15:41:44 GMT
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    California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order to speed up recovery as fire authorities say they've stopped the progress of wildfires that have killed at least 42 and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern...
    California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order to speed up recovery as fire authorities say they've stopped the progress of wildfires that have killed at least 42 and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California.
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    Fall fire dangers

    Friday, October 13 2017 9:53 PM EDT2017-10-14 01:53:33 GMT

    For Rural/Metro firefighter Cliff Maloy, the fires raging in California are not a new sight for him. Maloy is a task force leader with the wildland division, who has witnessed first hand how fast these types of fires can move.  

    For Rural/Metro firefighter Cliff Maloy, the fires raging in California are not a new sight for him. Maloy is a task force leader with the wildland division, who has witnessed first hand how fast these types of fires can move.  

  • Northwest Fire District to help fight California wildfires

    Northwest Fire District to help fight California wildfires

    Thursday, October 12 2017 12:35 PM EDT2017-10-12 16:35:54 GMT
    (Source: Northwest Fire District/Twitter)(Source: Northwest Fire District/Twitter)

    Captain Brian Keeley of Northwest Fire District said Thursday Oct. 12 that NFD just got the call to help out in California. Details on when they are leaving, exactly where they are going, and how many firefighters will go will be released soon. MOBILE USERS: Download our Tucson News Now app for Apple and Android devices. Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

    Captain Brian Keeley of Northwest Fire District said Thursday Oct. 12 that NFD just got the call to help out in California. Details on when they are leaving, exactly where they are going, and how many firefighters will go will be released soon. MOBILE USERS: Download our Tucson News Now app for Apple and Android devices. Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

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