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More than 50,000 Africanized bees made themselves at home on a woman's property on the east side. (Source: Tucson News Now) More than 50,000 Africanized bees made themselves at home on a woman's property on the east side. (Source: Tucson News Now)
(Source: Angela Mayfield Humphreys’ Facebook page) (Source: Angela Mayfield Humphreys’ Facebook page)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Good morning! 

We're getting your day started with top stories you may have missed, plus other headlines you need to be following today.

For all your local news, watch KOLD News 13 This Morning at 6 a.m.

TOP STORIES

1. BEE SWARM OVERTAKES WOMAN'S HOME ON TUCSON'S EAST SIDE

A Tucson woman is dealing with a buzzing nightmare in the Foothills. 

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Cindy Stewart said she has been working to rid her home of a massive colony of bees for the past three days.

Greg Denker with American Bee Control is working to not kill the bees, but relocate them to various bee boxes and controlled hives around southern Arizona.

"This is a bee hive that has been undisturbed by people for a long time, so it's grown very large,” Denker said.

By Denker's estimate, more than 50,000 Africanized Honey Bees made their home under the roofing and in the attic at Stewart's guest home on her property near East River and North Swan roads. The hive stretched about nine feet long.

2. COCHISE COUNTY DEPUTIES ID MEN KILLED IN ATV CRASH

Authorities have released the name of the two men involved in a deadly ATV accident in Cochise County.

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The sheriff’s office says 26-year-old Tye Humphreys was killed when the ATV he was driving hit a dip in a wash and went airborne.

His passenger, and close friend Randy Bernard, was thrown out, but Humphreys was pinned underneath and died. 

Those interested in helping his wife and two young children can do so HERE: http://bit.ly/2plKgN9.

3. RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA COULD BE BACK ON BALLOT IN 2018

Following the defeat of Proposition 205 last year, which would have legalized recreational cannabis, the issue will likely be back before the voters again in 2018. 

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There are at least three initiatives in the process of gathering signatures now with more likely to come. 

It isn't guaranteed whether one, or all of them may make the ballot, but some have a better chance than others.

One initiative would legalize not just marijuana, but heroin, cocaine, LSD and peyote as well. 

A second would eliminate tax on cannabis altogether. 

Another is supported by Safer Arizona, which needs a bit more than 150,000 signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot.

HAPPENING TODAY

Expect more police and security on Tucson High Magnet School's campus today.

The school is stepping up security after someone threatened violence via Snapchat.

Police do not believe the threat is credible. 

KOLD News 13's Cynthia Washington is on campus with the latest.

She'll have new information on KOLD News 13 This Morning from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m., and Fox 11 Daybreak from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. 

WEATHER

We're warming up for the weekend!

We'll top out at 93 degrees today, but warm up to 98 by Sunday. 

If you're headed to the Pima County Fair, take lots of sunscreen. 

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