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N4T Investigators: Meth menace grows in shadow of opioid crisis

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Over the past several years, we have heard a lot about Arizona's opioid crisis, and what is being done to try to solve it. 

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State supreme court OK's 7K home development near San Pedro River

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An Arizona Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a 7,000 home development in Sierra Vista.

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N4T Investigators: Update on Marana's water quality

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Tuesday night, Marana town leaders will discuss ways to fix the unregulated compounds found in its water system. 

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TUSD weighs options for educating migrant children

Southwest Key, 1601 N. Oracle Road, near Drachman Street Southwest Key, 1601 N. Oracle Road, near Drachman Street
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Tucson Unified School District officials say they are looking into two options when it comes to educating immigrant children at Southwest Key's facility in Tucson.

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Superintendent talks about updates & changes to TUSD

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Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo spoke during a press conference Tuesday, August 14.

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Superior PD Commander allegedly used body cam to film himself having sex in office

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A Superior Police Department Commander was fired after allegedly using his body cam to film himself having sex in his office. 

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A teacher battling cancer ran out of sick days. School employees showered him with theirs.

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The chemotherapy dripped through a catheter in his chest. Cancer patient Robert Goodman had burned through his paid sick days while undergoing surgery and chemotherapy for colon cancer. 

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UA's Khalil Tate reacts to Sports Illustrated cover & surprising his mom & dad

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Arizona junior quarterback and Heisman trophy candidate Khalil Tate talked to the media for the first time this fall.

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Water begins to fill Hearst Castle's Neptune Pool after renovations

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Tuesday was an exciting day for the folks at Hearst Castle.

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Nationwide Vitamix recall alert: Over 100K blending containers are affected

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Smoothie drinkers, beware: the premier blender-making company Vitamix has recalled over 100,000 units of two popular devices after 11 people reported getting injured by the spinning blades.

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Twitter suspends conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week

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Twitter has suspended far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from its platform for one week. 

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Doctors say umbrella saved Phoenix 15-year-old struck by lightning

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A 15-year-old boy is alive and well after a bolt of lightning refracted off his umbrella.

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UA partners with Mexican Foreign Ministry, teaches U.S. law to Mexican diplomats

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The University of Arizona partnered with the Mexican Foreign Ministry to teach United States law to Mexican diplomats through a new online program. 

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Crime Trackers: Major burglary ring busted

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Three people were arrested in Vail, Ariz. after being connected to at least 50 to 65 cases of stolen items.

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Suspicious package investigation in northeast Tucson

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Tucson Police Department and Tucson Fire crews have responded to a business near Sabino Canyon and Tanque Verde roads after they received a report of a suspicious package.

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Man watches firefighters save home from a wildfire on camera

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One of the last things a California homeowner did before evacuating was aim one of his security cameras at an approaching wildfire. 

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Car crashes into barrier outside UK Parliament, man arrested, pedestrians injured

(Photo: CNN) (Photo: CNN)
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A car crashed into security barriers outside the UK's Houses of Parliament during rush hour Tuesday morning, injuring two people.

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The two factors returning scattered storm chances

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An atmospheric tag team effort returns respectable storm chances to southern Arizona.

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4 Your Health: binge drinking bad for the heart; opioid effects by association; deadly behavior problems

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Binge drinking may have bigger consequences than a bad hangover. 

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Former DEA agent accused of illegally selling firearms

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A DEA Supervisory Special Agent pleaded guilty to illegally selling weapons without a Federal Firearms License. 

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Three arrested in major construction ring theft

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The Tucson Police and Pima County Sheriff’s Departments are investigating “a major organized criminal enterprise.”

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7 suspects arrested in auto theft ring in Pinal County

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Pinal County Sheriff's Deputies arrest 7 suspects after one month investigation into auto thefts

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Bud Light installing 'Victory Fridges,' will give away free beer when Cleveland Browns win

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When the Cleveland Browns win their first game this season, it figures to be a momentous day.

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TPD responds to crash in central Tucson

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A crash in central Tucson has closed both lanes of traffic on Speedway Boulevard near Dodge Boulevard.

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Phoenix PD: Father beats man who tried to get into daughter's bathroom stall

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A Phoenix father is facing assault charges for allegedly beating a man who followed his daughter into a convenience store bathroom, police documents say.

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Adopt this pet: Arlo

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There's a new pet looking to be adopted. Meet Arlo! 

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10 injured in what firefighters call the biggest home explosion Denver's seen in a decade

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One person is in critical condition and nine other people are injured after a natural gas explosion that a spokesperson for the Denver Fire Department called the biggest one the city has seen in 10 years.

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Immigrant advocate wants to move his trial out of Arizona

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An immigrant advocate is asking a judge to move his upcoming trial on tax charges out of Arizona because of publicity about the case and his past efforts in speaking up for people who were in the country illegally. 

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Pregnant woman accused of shoplifting

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A pregnant North Carolina woman was shopping when she was accused of hiding merchandise under her shirt. 

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There's a new Girl Scout cookie coming next year — and it sounds delicious

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Girl Scout cookie season is one of the best times of the year — with scouts finding creative ways to sell cookies and even celebrity moms like Jennifer Garner joining in on the excitement. 

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Prague Zoo celebrates birth of baby gibbon

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An almost hairless baby silvery gibbon was presented to the public at Prague Zoo in the Czech Republic Tuesday.

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Southwest Airlines tightens rules on emotional support animals to cats and dogs

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Southwest Airlines next month will restrict emotional support animals to dogs and cats and require them to travel in a carrier or be leashed, the company announced Tuesday.

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Eco-friendly open-air urinals cause uproar in Paris

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An attempt by officials in Paris to tackle public urination by installing open-air urinals, or "uritrottoirs," has outraged some residents of the French capital. 

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Genoa mayor says 25 killed in highway collapse

A large section of the Morandi viaduct collapsed Tuesday. (Source: CNN) A large section of the Morandi viaduct collapsed Tuesday. (Source: CNN)
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The mayor of the Italian city of Genoa says the death toll in the collapse of a highway bridge in the city has risen.

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Trump calls Omarosa a 'dog'

President Donald Trump with White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, at an African American History Month meeting at the White House on Feb. 1, 2017.Evan Vucci / AP file President Donald Trump with White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, at an African American History Month meeting at the White House on Feb. 1, 2017.Evan Vucci / AP file
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President Donald Trump escalated his nasty Twitter broadside against Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday, insulting his...

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Phoenix woman accused of killing runaway and dumping body

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Authorities say a woman is accused of fatally strangling a runaway in her Phoenix apartment and wrapping the victim's body in plastic before dumping it in the trash. 

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National Breastfeeding Month is working to normalize public nursing

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The month of August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. 

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Phoenix car dealership indicted for hoarding sales tax

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The operator of a Phoenix auto dealership is facing allegations of scheming to avoid paying $100,000 in state and local sales tax. 

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Comedian nails every parent's frustrations at Disney World in hilarious video

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A comedian sums up what the Disney experience is like for parents.

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State of emergency declared for Mammoth after storm damage

Gov. Doug Ducey Gov. Doug Ducey
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has declared a state of emergency for Mammoth after monsoon rains damaged roadways and affected the small town's potable water system. 

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Good Samaritan speaks out about attempts to save man in flooded wash

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A man who was swept away by powerful rushing water Sunday, August 12 has been identified as 46-year-old Mark Neely.

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Students, staff evacuated after custodian finds bomb threat at Sierra Vista school

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Police are investigating and searching room to room after a bomb threat was reported at a high school in southern Arizona Monday night. 

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Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

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You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure ... your heart gene score? 

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CVS nasal spray recalled over fears of possible contamination

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Check your medicine cabinet if you buy your nasal spray at CVS. 

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New Mexico compound suspects can be freed on bond, judge says

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A New Mexico judge denied the state's motion to detain five adults accused of child abuse after a raid on their New Mexico compound. 

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Guidance counselor may lose job after Catholic school learns she has a wife

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A guidance counselor at an Indianapolis Catholic school has been placed on administrative leave after school officials discovered she was married to woman. 

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Rural Metro warns motorists after driver swept away in wash

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"Turn around, don't drown" – It is a phrase that sounds like common sense, but Rural Metro Fire cannot stress it enough.

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Trump Signs Bill Named For McCain, Doesn't Mention Him

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President Donald Trump has signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for John McCain after delivering remarks that failed to mention the ailing senator.

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TEP gets green light for natural gas engines

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Tucson Electric Power has received the county’s green light to install ten new natural gas engines at a south side plant. 

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Gov. Ducey gives update on opioid epidemic

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Gov. Doug Ducey and the Department of Public Safety shared the state's plan to fight the opioid crisis and save lives on Monday.

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NBA MVP James Harden involved in Scottsdale nightclub incident, police say

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The Scottsdale Police Department said it's investigating an incident involving NBA star James Harden at a Scottsdale nightclub. 

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'Today' host Savannah Guthrie talks growing up in Tucson: 'Arizona is a magical place'

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There's no place like Arizona, or in "Today" host Savannah Guthrie's case, "home." 

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Phoenix woman accused of killing runaway and dumping body

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Authorities say a woman is accused of fatally strangling a runaway in her Phoenix apartment and wrapping the victim's body in plastic before dumping it in the trash. 

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AP Source: Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

Aretha Franklin, considered "The Queen of Soul," is seriously ill. Aretha Franklin, considered "The Queen of Soul," is seriously ill.
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Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer.

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Eegees among new food options offered at Arizona Stadium

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After the Arizona Stadium announced that it will be serving beer and wine at its facility, it was only natural to assume the offering at the stadium would get ramped up. 

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Bear walks into Connecticut liquor store

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A bear wandered into a Bristol liquor store Monday, and the entire incident was captured on surveillance camera.

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Two arrested in Gladden Farms vehicle larcenies

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Two men were arrested in connection to a string of vehicle larcenies in Gladden Farms.

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Minnesota deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft

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It was not a fairy tale, but a rescue on a Minnesota lake did involve a rainbow unicorn.

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Fast-Moving Brush Fire Burning in Escondido

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A small brush fire sparked near San Pasqual Road at State Route 78 Monday afternoon just before 3 p.m. 

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News 4 Cooks: Fish Tacos

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Name of Restaurant: Boca Tacos y Tequila

Name of Dish: Fish Tacos 

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Thousands evacuated as typhoon hits China coast

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More than 200,000 people have been evacuated as a typhoon made landfall on China's east coast, state media say.

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Missing endangered person advisory issued for Chandler 57-year-old

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The Department of Public Safety has issued a missing endangered person advisory after a 57-year-old man from Chandler was reported missing.

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Three men sought in west side, armed robbery

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Three men are sought in connection to an armed robbery that occurred in July at a west side convenience store.

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Wind-whipped Nelson Fire prompts evacuations in Fairfield, Vacaville

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A fast-moving brush fire burned close to homes Friday in Solano County, prompting evacuations in Fairfield and Vacaville.

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Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, AP source says

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Aretha Franklin, the musical icon known as the Queen of Soul, is "gravely ill," several members of her family told NBC affiliate WDIV-TV in Detroit..

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Mesa man indicted for child pornography

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According to Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a State Grand Jury has indicted a Mesa man in a child pornography case. 

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Boardwalk collapse injures hundreds in Vigo, Spain

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Over three hundred people were injured, two seriously, after a wooden boardwalk collapsed during a seaside...

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Storm chances climbing this week

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The thunder threat steadily increases through mid-week, courtesy of abundant moisture and a mid-level disturbance.

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Former NFL player advocating for cannabis for pain relief

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A former NFL player and Super Bowl champion was in Phoenix this weekend touting cannabis oil...

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Cat. Foothills football banks on new QB

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The high school football season kicks off in the Old Pueblo next week with the first Friday Football Fever on August 17th hitting the airwaves of KVOA News 4 Tucson. Teams such as Catalina Foothills are hoping to replace key players.  Coach Jeff Scurran and the Falcons are banking on a newcomer at QB to replace Chris Kowalcek as the starter.  Here's more as-seen-on-KVOA sportscast: 

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An in-depth look into the Special Olympics USA Games

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If you missed the series of inspirational stories News 4 Tucson's Paul Cicala put together on Special Olympics athletes from Tucson (and all of Arizona) from Seattle (Special Olympics USA Games), -no worries.  They are emotional, feel-good stories you'll only see on KVOA.

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  • Report: Pennsylvania priests abused over 1,000 children

    Report: Pennsylvania priests abused over 1,000 children

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:30:54 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:58 AM EDT2018-08-15 08:58:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Judy Deaven who says her son was a victim of sexual abuse by a priest as a boy reacts as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Judy Deaven who says her son was a victim of sexual abuse by a priest as a boy reacts as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14...
    A grand jury report reveals hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children _ and possibly many more _ since the 1940s.
    A grand jury report reveals hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children _ and possibly many more _ since the 1940s.
  • APNewsBreak: US, Mexico to announce new plans on cartels

    APNewsBreak: US, Mexico to announce new plans on cartels

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-08-15 04:52:22 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:57 AM EDT2018-08-15 08:57:50 GMT
    APNewsBreak: Drug Enforcement Administration officials tell The Associated Press that new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels will be unveiled in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government.
    APNewsBreak: Drug Enforcement Administration officials tell The Associated Press that new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels will be unveiled in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government.
  • New Jersey takes in $40.6 million in sports bets in July

    New Jersey takes in $40.6 million in sports bets in July

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:39:20 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:32 AM EDT2018-08-15 08:32:54 GMT
    New Jersey casinos and racetracks took in $40.6 million in sports bets in the first full month in which it was permitted.
    New Jersey casinos and racetracks took in $40.6 million in sports bets in the first full month in which it was permitted.
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