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  • BREAKING: Reports say Charles Manson dead at 83

    BREAKING: Reports say Charles Manson dead at 83

    Monday, November 20 2017 12:50 AM EST2017-11-20 05:50:30 GMT
    Charles Manson (Source: Calif. Dept. of Corrections/AP).Charles Manson (Source: Calif. Dept. of Corrections/AP).

    The orchestrator of one of the most notorious murder sprees in American history is dead, TMZ reports. Citing the sister of his famous victim, the media outlet said Charles Manson died Sunday night, Nov. 19, at the age of 83.

    The orchestrator of one of the most notorious murder sprees in American history is dead, TMZ reports. Citing the sister of his famous victim, the media outlet said Charles Manson died Sunday night, Nov. 19, at the age of 83.

  • Deputies ID man accused of burglary, criminal damage at Tucson school

    Deputies ID man accused of burglary, criminal damage at Tucson school

    Monday, November 20 2017 3:05 PM EST2017-11-20 20:05:17 GMT
    Paul David Chavez (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)Paul David Chavez (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

    According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, 48-year-old Paul David Chavez was booked into the Pima County Jail on the following charges: third-degree burglary, aggravated criminal damage - defacing a school, possession of burglary tools, and resisting arrest.

    According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, 48-year-old Paul David Chavez was booked into the Pima County Jail on the following charges: third-degree burglary, aggravated criminal damage - defacing a school, possession of burglary tools, and resisting arrest.

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    Sierra Vista police arrest child molestation suspect

    Sierra Vista police arrest child molestation suspect

    Monday, November 20 2017 1:00 PM EST2017-11-20 18:00:42 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    According to police, 35-year-old Lucian Shearer of Sierra Vista was arrested on Friday, Nov. 17 and charged with two counts of sexual conduct with a minor child, child molestation, and furnishing harmful items to a minor child.

    According to police, 35-year-old Lucian Shearer of Sierra Vista was arrested on Friday, Nov. 17 and charged with two counts of sexual conduct with a minor child, child molestation, and furnishing harmful items to a minor child.

You still have time to join a SKYWARN storm spotter training session, and it's free!  To become a certified spotter, you just need to attend one of the upcoming sessions hosted by the National Weather Service (NWs). The meetings last about 2 hours, and will teach you the basic fundamentals of science and meteorology.  These sessions are open to the public, and you're encouraged to attend even if you just want to learn more about weather.

Storm spotters play a huge role for the NWS when tracking severe weather.  

According to the NWS "effective spotter reports are a critical component of NWS severe weather operations. NWS meteorologists use science, technology, training, experience, and spotter reports when making warning decisions. An effective spotter report is one that is timely, accurate, and detailed."

Below is a list of sessions scheduled for Southeast Arizona. 

May 5th 6:00pm - Greenlee County Courthouse (223 Fifth Street, Clifton)
May 12th 6:30pm - Sells Recreation Center (Sells)
May 13th 6:30pm - U of A campus, ENRB Room 253 (520 N. Park Ave.)
May 14th 6:30pm - Marana Operations Center (5100 W. Ina Road, Marana)
May 24th 2:00pm - Oro Valley Town Library (1305 West naranja, Oro Valley)
May 29th 6:30pm - Sahuarita Town Hall Council Chambers (375 W. Sahuarita Center Way)

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