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    (Source: Ken Dungey)(Source: Ken Dungey)

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    The Tucson Police Department said a motorcyclist was killed after being struck by another vehicle on Stone Avenue on Sunday.

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    Monday, October 23 2017 8:47 AM EDT2017-10-23 12:47:09 GMT
    (Source: www.veggiesmadeeasy.com)(Source: www.veggiesmadeeasy.com)

    Mann Packing has issued a voluntary recall of many vegetable products after Listeria monocytogenes was found in a sample. Listeria can cause serious even deadly infections in kids and people with weak immune systems.  The recalled products have “best if used by” dates from October 11 to October 20, and were distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company issued the following news release, which contains the full list of affected products. Manns Recalls Pro...

    Mann Packing has issued a voluntary recall of many vegetable products after Listeria monocytogenes was found in a sample. Listeria can cause serious even deadly infections in kids and people with weak immune systems.  The recalled products have “best if used by” dates from October 11 to October 20, and were distributed throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company issued the following news release, which contains the full list of affected products. Manns Recalls Pro...

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -  There are several events happening to celebrate the opening weekend of the modern streetcar.  Beginning Friday morning, as passengers are riding the rails here is a list of events. 

9 a.m. - Sun Link opening ceremony at 5th Avenue and east Congress Street, free event, though no backpacks are allowed. 

7 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Ice cream social at Maynards (400 N. Toole Avenue) - 'Put a scoop on It' will feature all sorts of ice cream delights, costs will vary for this event and continues throughout the weekend. 

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Ben's Bells (40 W. Broadway Blvd.) for a free map of the kindness themed murals along the streetcar route. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. 

10:30 a.m. - Presentation of the history of the streetcar - Roy Bldg. on the corner of N. Stone Avenue and E. Pennington Street; there will be a second presentation at 2 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

4 p.m. to 11 p.m. a 60s themed beach party happening at the new 'pop up' beach at the corner of MLK parking lot (south 5th Avenue across from Hotel Congress)  This event is free. 

Saturday events - 

8 a.m. to noon — Food in Root farmers market in the MLK lot. Fresh produce, baked goods and locally grown and canned jams, jellies and honey for sale.

9 p.m. — Hotel Congress: Wet Hot American Block Party at MLK lot features water balloon fights, a water slide, DJs and live entertainment including The Furys, Shrimp Chaperone, Bob Felix, Sid the Kid and Jalph. It’s free but you need to be 21 and older.

Noon to 6 p.m. — Classic cartoons weekend at the Fox Tucson Theatre, (17 W. Congress St.) 

Sunday events - 

Noon to dark — Urban oasis at the MLK lot. This free downtown beach experience will contineu through August.

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    Source: KOLDSource: KOLD

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    Monday, October 23 2017 8:47 AM EDT2017-10-23 12:47:09 GMT
    (Source: www.veggiesmadeeasy.com)(Source: www.veggiesmadeeasy.com)

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