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    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.

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    Sunday, November 19 2017 9:00 PM EST2017-11-20 02:00:59 GMT

    Deputies with the Pima County Sheriff's Department arrested a man after a brief chase on the southwest side Sunday afternoon. They responded to an alarm call around 3:00 p.m. at Hohokam Middle School, which is near Camino de Oesta and Los Reales Road.

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  • ACTION DAY: Freezing temperatures coming to southern Arizona

    ACTION DAY: Freezing temperatures coming to southern Arizona

    Sunday, November 19 2017 7:45 PM EST2017-11-20 00:45:10 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    No rain is in the forecast but many will notice it feeling more like November after the recent record heat.

    No rain is in the forecast but many will notice it feeling more like November after the recent record heat.

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Never attempt to cross a flooded wash that is the first tip Arizona drivers should remember.

In 2013 there were nearly 20 swift water rescues across Pima County and the City of Tucson.

Drivers need to remember what can happen when they do try and cross a flooded wash; three people were left stranded in a wash near Silverbell Road last year. A Blackhawk helicopter had to be sent out to assist with the rescue.

Dry washes can quickly become raging rivers and are dangerous to cross. Local fire departments are prepared to handle these kinds of calls, but officials say the emergency can be avoided. They continue to stress, never drive across moving water.

"Even if you think it looks shallow and it's not moving fast, it's very deceiving," said Northwest Fire District Captain Adam Goldberg. "You have no idea what the conditions of the roadway are under that water."

There are several other tips drivers should be aware of during the monsoon.

Stay inside until the rain and lightning have passed; if outside avoid downed power lines. If the car is in contact with one, do not get out of the vehicle. Stay inside the car until help arrives to avoid getting hurt by the electrical currents.

Of course the most important reminder is 'Pull aside, stay alive', for those who find themselves in a dust storm.

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    Sierra Vista police arrest child molestation suspect

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    Monday, November 20 2017 1:00 PM EST2017-11-20 18:00:42 GMT
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    Former UA football player sentenced in domestic violence case

    Former UA football player sentenced in domestic violence case

    Monday, November 20 2017 12:34 PM EST2017-11-20 17:34:55 GMT
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    A former University of Arizona football player accused of abusing two women has reached a plea deal.

    A former University of Arizona football player accused of abusing two women has reached a plea deal.

  • Tucson Fire offers safety tips ahead of Thanksgiving

    Tucson Fire offers safety tips ahead of Thanksgiving

    Monday, November 20 2017 9:35 AM EST2017-11-20 14:35:45 GMT
    (Source: National Fire Protection Association/YouTube)(Source: National Fire Protection Association/YouTube)

    Firefighters across the country, including here in Tucson, are gearing up for busy day for house fires. Turkey Day and the day before are two of the busiest days for firefighters when it comes to home-cooking fires. That’s why they’re stressing the importance of staying safe during the holiday.  According to the National Fire Prevention Association, fire departments across the country responded to more than 1,700 cooking fires...

    Firefighters across the country, including here in Tucson, are gearing up for busy day for house fires. Turkey Day and the day before are two of the busiest days for firefighters when it comes to home-cooking fires. That’s why they’re stressing the importance of staying safe during the holiday.&nbs

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