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    Multiple Tucson Fire Department units responded to the area of Oracle and Limberlost after bees stung several people on Wednesday afternoon.

    Multiple Tucson Fire Department units responded to the area of Oracle and Limberlost after bees stung several people on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Owners dealing with melted cars after construction fire

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    The fire was so hot and bright it lit up the morning sky. That is what one student saw across the street from the construction site fire from yesterday. Danny lives at the University Vista apartments. He’s a grad student at the U of A. He saw the fire and raced to get his car. It was too late, the fire was so hot

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    Pima Animal Care Center is offering free microchips for pets through Tuesday, July 3.

    Pima Animal Care Center is offering free microchips for pets through Tuesday, July 3.

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

You might think you're doing everything right when it comes to home security, but a shocking new video shows thieves how to get inside your home using something as simple as a wire coat hanger.

Home burglaries are a problem in Tucson.  In fact Tucson is the second worst city for home break-ins according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's 2013 preliminary crime statistics.  It amounts to more than 2,500 residential burglaries a year.

Tucson News Now found the extra piece of security you need costs pennies and can be implemented in a matter of minutes.

"I spend a fair amount of time out here, you know, when it's not too hot," says retired homebuilder, Jay DeAngeli.  He loves tinkering around in his garage.  DeAngeli lives in a part of the county that is a major target for burglars.  He knows this.  Thieves busted into his home several years ago.

"They knocked in a sliding door, took it right out of the tracks with some big whatever," says DeAngeli.

Tucson News Now has uncovered an online video showing just how easy it is to get through a closed garage door using a wire coat hanger.  For your security, we are not showing exactly how it's done, but the scary part is the break-in method takes only six seconds.  In cases of attached garages, once thieves break through the garage door, they can gain access to the main part of the home.

"It's the emergency release on the garage doors that allows someone to open a door manually," explains Steve McMurry with Kaiser Garage Doors and Gates. 

McMurry says he's never heard of someone breaking into a garage with a coat hanger, but once Tucson News Now showed him the shocking video, he immediately knew how thieves were pulling it off.

McMurry says thieves are pulling the emergency release which is overhead towards the top center of the garage door.  Once that latch is pulled down, thieves can just roll up the door and walk inside.  The must-have anti-theft tool is a simple zip tie.  McMurry shows Tucson News Now how looping the tie through two holes on the latch keeps it closed and much harder to pull down.

There are more ways to make sure you don't become a target.  McMurry says if your garage doors have windows, cover them or get them frosted so burglars can't see what you're storing inside.  Clear the area outside in front of your garage including landscaping that could allow a burglar to break in without being seen by neighbors.  Finally if your garage is attached to your home, lock your doors.

"The opportunity presents itself, in they come and garage doors is one," says DeAngeli who has already secured his emergency release latch.  He urges other residents to take the online video seriously, and take the steps necessary to protect your home.

The FBI collects burglary stats from the largest cities in Arizona.  Phoenix ranked number one with 8,515 burglaries in one year, and Tucson comes up second with 2,524 burglaries followed by Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Peoria, and Gilbert.  Of all of the cities tracked for burglary incidents, Surprise came up last with 187 home break-ins in a year.

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  • Raycom launches InvestigateTV app on Roku

    Raycom launches InvestigateTV app on Roku

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-06-19 20:11:10 GMT
    Raycom Media, the parent company of KOLD News 13, announced the launch of InvestigateTV, an innovative over-the-top app designed to deliver quality, impactful on-demand journalism content.Raycom Media, the parent company of KOLD News 13, announced the launch of InvestigateTV, an innovative over-the-top app designed to deliver quality, impactful on-demand journalism content.
    Raycom Media, the parent company of KOLD News 13, announced the launch of InvestigateTV, an innovative over-the-top app designed to deliver quality, impactful on-demand journalism content.Raycom Media, the parent company of KOLD News 13, announced the launch of InvestigateTV, an innovative over-the-top app designed to deliver quality, impactful on-demand journalism content.

    Raycom Media, the parent company of KOLD News 13, announced the launch of InvestigateTV, an innovative over-the-top app designed to deliver quality, impactful on-demand journalism content.

    Raycom Media, the parent company of KOLD News 13, announced the launch of InvestigateTV, an innovative over-the-top app designed to deliver quality, impactful on-demand journalism content.

  • Tucson hospital reaches settlement with family of woman who committed suicide

    Tucson hospital reaches settlement with family of woman who committed suicide

    Saturday, June 2 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-06-02 05:07:12 GMT
    Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital has settled a lawsuit with the family of Tara Moon, who was patient at the hospital when she committed suicide in 2016. (Source: Tucson News Now)Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital has settled a lawsuit with the family of Tara Moon, who was patient at the hospital when she committed suicide in 2016. (Source: Tucson News Now)
    Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital has settled a lawsuit with the family of Tara Moon, who was patient at the hospital when she committed suicide in 2016. (Source: Tucson News Now)Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital has settled a lawsuit with the family of Tara Moon, who was patient at the hospital when she committed suicide in 2016. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital has settled a lawsuit with the family of Tara Moon, who was patient at the hospital when she committed suicide in 2016.

    Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital has settled a lawsuit with the family of Tara Moon, who was patient at the hospital when she committed suicide in 2016.

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Are border checkpoints keeping you safe?

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Are border checkpoints keeping you safe?

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    KOLD Investigates looked into who, and the what, gets stopped at immigration checkpoints in Southern Arizona.

    KOLD Investigates looked into who, and the what, gets stopped at immigration checkpoints in Southern Arizona.

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  • Police fatally shoot 17-year-old boy fleeing traffic stop

    Police fatally shoot 17-year-old boy fleeing traffic stop

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-06-20 19:17:51 GMT
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    No shots were fired at the officers during the encounter, and no weapon was found on Rose's body. (Source: KDKA/CNN)No shots were fired at the officers during the encounter, and no weapon was found on Rose's body. (Source: KDKA/CNN)

    Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation partly captured on video shot from a nearby home.

    Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation partly captured on video shot from a nearby home.

  • Mississippi State fan trolls wife in local TV news interview

    Mississippi State fan trolls wife in local tv news interview

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:08:19 GMT
    One Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. Source: KMTV FacebookOne Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. Source: KMTV Facebook
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    One Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. 

    One Mississippi State baseball fan didn't let a rain delay drown his sense of humor and he took an opportunity to troll his wife in the process. 

  • Suspect arrested in shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

    Suspect arrested in shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:40 AM EDT2018-06-21 12:40:30 GMT
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    Williams, 22, is charged with first degree murder, grand theft motor of a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle without a license. (Source: Broward County Sheriff's Office)Williams, 22, is charged with first degree murder, grand theft motor of a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle without a license. (Source: Broward County Sheriff's Office)

    Jahseh Onfroy, 20, was shot dead on June 18 outside of a motorsports store in Deerfield Beach, FL.

    Jahseh Onfroy, 20, was shot dead on June 18 outside of a motorsports store in Deerfield Beach, FL.

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