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Tucson voters to decide on pay raises for mayor, city council Video included

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When Tucson voters head to the polls Nov. 7, they’ll decide whether city leaders will get pay raises.

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Remains found near Mayer positively identified as missing teacher

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The Yavapai County Medical Examiner's Office informed the Flagstaff Police Department that they have positively identified the remains found near Mayer last Friday as Cathryn Gorospe. 

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Friday Football Fever Wrapup: Week 9

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Welcome to Friday Football Fever week 9, teams are readying to make a playoff run as we had some strong games around Southern Arizona.

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Update: Suspect charged after Midtown shooting Video included

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A suspect has been arrested after a Midtown shooting.

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Sinema speaks for 1st time since announcing U.S. Senate run

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Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema spoke to the media for the first time since she declared she is running for U.S. Senate against Jeff Flake.

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N4T Investigators: Overpayment hustle

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Tucson - Workers with Acosta Landscaping were installing an irrigation system in the backyard of a Northwest side home this week. Acosta is a small, family-owned business trying to get by. The company was contacted recently by a guy who said he wanted some work done. 

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Teachers to Ducey: We deserve big raises too

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Arizona teachers are calling for a big bump in their own pay after news that Gov. Doug Ducey has showered hefty raises to his own staff while signing off on only a 1 percent raise for teachers.    

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Court, for now, blocks immigrant teen’s access to abortion

Activists with Planned Parenthood demonstrate in support of a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion, outside of the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington. Activists with Planned Parenthood demonstrate in support of a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion, outside of the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington.
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An appeals court is blocking, for now, an abortion sought by a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant being held in a Texas facility, ruling that the government should have time to try to release her so she can obtain the abortion outside of federal custody.

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US astronaut’s memoir provides blunt take on year in space

This cover image released by Knopf shows “Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery,” by retired astronaut Scott Kelly. (Knopf via AP) This cover image released by Knopf shows “Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery,” by retired astronaut Scott Kelly. (Knopf via AP)
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In his new autobiography, retired astronaut Scott Kelly gives an unflinchingly blunt take on his U.S. record-breaking year in space and the challenging life events that got him there. This isn’t your usual astronaut’s memoir.

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Generation ISIS: When Children Are Taught to Be Terrorists

A diagram shows images of weapons that were used to help teach children basic arithmetic in an ISIS schoolbook. (NBC News) A diagram shows images of weapons that were used to help teach children basic arithmetic in an ISIS schoolbook. (NBC News)
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Abu Shahed first realized his 11-year-old son was being brainwashed by ISIS when he saw the fourth-grader's textbooks.

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Condemned home burns in overnight house fire

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A condemned home on the south side caught fire early Saturday morning.

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Off-Duty Officer Killed in Las Vegas Shooting Left Heartfelt Funeral Notes

Pastor Mike Ellingsen speaks during a funeral for Las Vegas Police Officer Charleston Hartfield on Oct. 20, 2017 in Henderson, Nev. Pastor Mike Ellingsen speaks during a funeral for Las Vegas Police Officer Charleston Hartfield on Oct. 20, 2017 in Henderson, Nev.
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HENDERSON, Nev. — A Las Vegas police officer and U.S. Army veteran who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history provided instructions ahead of time for those at his memorial not to mourn, a pastor told the crowd at his funeral on Friday.

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Trump to Allow Classified ‘JFK Files’ to Be Released

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WASHINGTON — More than a half-century after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he intends to release never-before-seen government files related to the investigation into Kennedy's killing.

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All you need to know about UA's game vs. Cal

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Coach Rich Rodriguez and the Arizona Wildcats are taking the field against California in football for the first time since Arizona beat the Golden Bears on a Hail Mary pass in 2014.  

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Flashback Friday: UA to face Cal for first time since hail-Mary win

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Arizona plays Cal in football on Saturday for 1st time since historic "Hail-Mary-Win" in 2014.  

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Deandre Ayton flashes immense talent in Arizona's Red-Blue Scrimmage

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Arizona might have the Number One pick on its team, and he wears number 13. 7-foot-1 center Deandre Ayton scored 21 points and picked up 9 rebounds on 10-14 shooting (1-2 from 3) and helped his Blue team beat Arizona's Red team 55-37.

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'Only the Brave' shares story of heroic fallen Arizona firefighters

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Four years after nineteen firefighters were killed in in the Yarnell Fire, the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots premiered nationwide.  

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Nets' National Anthem singer kneels to finish performance

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The national anthem singer at the Brooklyn Nets' home opener took a knee at the end of her performance. 

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Blood drive ambassadors needed

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The American Red Cross is calling for volunteers. They need blood drive ambassadors to assist with blood donors. The community is invited to a volunteer open house Tuesday, October 24th.  It’s happening at the Red Cross Southern Arizona Blood Services offices from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More>>

Woman caught hiding meth in groin area

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 Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Port of San Luis referred the 28-year-old woman for a secondary inspection, after she attempted to enter the U.S. in the pedestrian lane. 

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Arts & Entertainment: Oct. 19, 2017

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Herb Stratford is the arts/culture and film critic for KVOA. He is also a film festival programmer with experience in Tucson as well as in Napa, California at the Napa Valley Film Festival (2013 - 2015). He has served as a juror at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, UT and teaches Arts Management at the University of Arizona.

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News 4 Cooks: Mini Sonoran Hot Dogs

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Reforma: Mini Sonoran Hot Dogs

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Colorado Cub Scout removed from den after asking state senator about gun control

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A Colorado Cub Scout has been kicked out of his den after asking a state senator tough questions about the current political landscape in America. 

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Three arrested in shooting after speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer

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Three men who traveled from Texas for white nationalist Richard Spencer's Thursday speech at the University of Florida were charged with attempted homicide for allegedly opening fire on protesters, authorities said.

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Latest pardon ruling still leaves Arpaio open to lawsuits

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After failing to get his criminal conviction wiped off his record as a result of his pardon from President Donald Trump, former Arizona lawman Joe 

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University of Arizona wants to be leader in new tech era

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University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins says he would like to see the institution take the lead in artificial intelligence and automation, which he says will crucial in the so-called fourth industrial revolution that will bring new technologies.     

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Museum of Art to unveil renovations this weekend

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The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block will open Saturday after renovations.

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Arizona's top 2018 basketball recruit decommits; Red-Blue game tonight

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Five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly has de-committed from the Arizona Class of 2018.  You may recognize the name from the FBI investigation into college basketball.  Remember, the federal complaint alluded to a sports agent saying Quinerly took 15 thousand dollars. Here's more from KVOA sportscast:  

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UA coaching legend talks about being inducted to Hall of Fame

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 With winter approaching and his induction date inching closer and closer, KVOA caught up with Arizona baseball coach Andy Lopez and he reiterated how excited he is about becoming a Hall of Famer.

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News 4 Cooks: Oktoberfest Braised Pork Shanks

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News 4 Cooks - Oktoberfest Braised Pork Shanks

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Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

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Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday.     

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Laptops in checked bags pose fire and explosion risk, FAA warns

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The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. 

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4 Your Health: alarming rise in self-harm; the latest on HPV and throat cancer

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Despite a rise in throat cancers, caused by HPV, the overall risk is still very low. And self-harm is becoming an increasing problem in teenage girls.

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Arizona lawmaker cites sexual harassment by male colleagues

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A four-term Arizona legislator says she faced sexual harassment by male colleagues.

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UA basketball's Red-Blue game is tonight

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Despite the controversy, the game must go on. 

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Majority of young workers comfortable sharing salary

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While many workers are reluctant to talk about wages, being candid about salary is becoming more common.

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Smart watches & Kids: Security Risk?

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 Consumer groups are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate some children's smart watches after researchers found these devices could make sensitive information vulnerable to hackers.

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"Kids of Steele" golf tournament next weekend to help raise funds

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"Kids of Steele" golf tournament next Sunday.

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UA could sell beer and wine at McKale pending liquor license approval

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Basketball and beer could soon become a reality for Wildcat fans at the McKale Center. 

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Marathon comes up short for runners

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Organizers in Milwaukee did not correctly measure the length of a marathon course, ruining runner's chances in participating in big name races.

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly defends President Trump’s call to soldier’s widow

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelley’s passionate defense of President Trump’s phone call and comments to the widow of a military solider.

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Record heat is on the way

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TUCSON - After a short break from the 90s this weekend, October heat returns. 

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Driving gigs may be an insurance risk

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Companies take additional risks when their policy holders drive more.

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Arizona firefighter making progress in recovery after Vegas shooting

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It's been more than two weeks since the mass shooting in Las Vegas, where a gunman opened fire, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more. 

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Five month search for Phoenix dog ends with incredible reunion

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A dog that went missing almost five months ago, is now back home. 

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4 Mexican nationals arrested

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Three Mexican national men were arrested earlier today. 

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Deandre Ayton Becomes Third UA B-ball Player Named to a Watch List

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With the Red-Blue game on Friday and a sellout crowd looking forward to packing McKale Center, yet another honor to an Arizona basketball player who's yet to play in a regular season game as a collegian. Here's more from Arizona Athletics: The anticipation for the 2017-18 Arizona Basketball season continues to grow on the national landscape as yet another Wildcat has earned a spot on a positional watch list by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Freshman Deandre Ayto...

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Team Mexico, the 2017 CONCACAF champs playing at Kino Sports Complex Oct. 22

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Here's more from Pima County: PIMA COUNTY –After winning its first CONCACAF U-15 Boys’ Championship title in August, the Mexico national team will visit Tucson to play a friendly against a select team of Arizona’s best talent at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22 at Kino’s North Complex, located north of Ajo Way. Rayados Arizona and the Fort Lowell Soccer Club organized the friendly to bring high-level international youth soccer to Tucson. “We want to illus... More>>

Tucson Living: Skin cancer risks

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Tucson Living means living with sunshine year round. That can be dangerous for your skin. Some people believe that the cooler weather in the winter decreases their risk for developing skin cancer. But protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is a year-round job. 

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The Winter forecast has arrived

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TUCSON - The Winter forecast has arrived and if you were hoping for cool and wet Winter weather for SE Arizona.

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Wildfire burning in Apache County

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More than 50 firefighters are battling the Transfer Station Fire near Eager. 

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Chick-fil-A tests 2 spicy chicken menu items as fast food chicken battle heats up

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Just a few weeks ago, many of us were crying in our cubicles about the loss of chicken salad sandwiches at Chick-fil-A. At the time, we hoped that meant some room was being made for more awesomeness to come. Turns out, we were right! This week, Chick-fil-A announced two new spicy menu items: Spicy Chick-n-Strips and a Grilled Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich.  “We’ve heard from our customers how much they love our current spicy menu offerings, so w...

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Man speaks out about surprising breast cancer diagnosis: 'I was embarrassed'

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When Michael Singer felt a lump under his nipple, he thought it was nothing — and was too embarrassed to mention it to his doctor. 

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Thousand across Arizona take part in 'Great Arizona ShakeOut' Video included

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TUCSON – Pima County schools take part in annual ‘Great Arizona Shakeout’ earthquake drill.

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N4T Investigators: Sierra Vista salons assist former Today's Look customers

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In the wake of our News 4 Tucson Investigators report about the closure of a salon and day-spa in Sierra Vista, a number of other businesses are now stepping up to help affected customers.

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N4T Investigators: Basketball bribery

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Recently unsealed documents are shedding new light into an ongoing bribery scandal involving the University of Arizona.

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N4T Investigators: Salon Shutdown leaves concerned customers

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A long-time beauty salon in Sierra Vista that was recently taken over by a new owner is now apparently shut-down.

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More ESPN & Golden Boy Title Fights At Casino Del Sol on Nov. 2nd.

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Tens of millions of viewers worldwide will have their eyes on Tucson, Arizona again as ESPN will broadcast another championship fight card at the Casino Del Sol.  It all goes down on November 2nd.   Here's more from Golden Boy Promotions: JESUS “RENUENTE” SOTO KARASS AND RYAN “KINGRY” GARCIA TO HOST PRESS CONFERENCE AHEAD OF EXPLOSIVE NOVEMBER 2 EDITION OF GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN AT CASINO DEL SOL IN TUCSON, ARIZONA WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 A...

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