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  • New details revealed in wild carjacking crime spree

    New details revealed in wild carjacking crime spree

    Saturday, October 21 2017 1:06 AM EDT2017-10-21 05:06:56 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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    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.

  • Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-10-21 02:32:33 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-10-21 21:04:02 GMT

    A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

    A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

Tucson Speedway kicks off the inaugural NASCAR WHELEN ALL AMERICAN SERIES SEASON OPENER tonight when NAPA Auto Parts of Southern Arizona Presents the DRY HEAT 75.

The premier Super Late Model Division will race 75 laps starting at approximately 930 PM for the $10,000 purse with the winning driver taking home $2000. An anticipated 25 cars will compete for the prize.

Cars will qualify for position starting at 530. Meet and Greet with the drivers and fans on the track will start at 6:15PM. Also racing will be the Modifieds, Pro Stocks and Hornets.

The NASCAR Whelen Home Track Season will feature 10 races and allow the competitors to qualify for national NASCAR Home Track points. Racing will be on Saturdays, July 19; August 2, August 16; September 8; September 13; September 27; October 4; October 18 and finish with the PEP BOYS GRAND 100 on October 25.

The Super Late Model track champion will be honored at the NASCAR Whelen Home Track Awards banquet in Charlotte NC in November. The high points winner in the Pro Stock Division will be the Arizona State Champion for 2014.

In 1992 when NASCAR operated the track, the local promoter was Brian France. Brian is now the head of NASCAR. Brian installed two “time capsule” beer kegs under the flag stand with memorabilia of the day locked inside. The capsules will be opened at intermission on Saturday. Geraldo Rivera, ABC, NBC and FOX News, and former U of A graduate and intrepid reporter of the unknown, has been invited to open the capsules along with Brian France representing NASCAR.

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