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Sawmill Fire one of the largest in state history

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Accounting for wildfires only in Southern Arizona, the Sawmill Fire is the 5th largest on record, eclipsing the Ryan Fire (38,000 acres) back in 2002.

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From Winter to Spring to Icebreak?

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TUCSON - Mother Nature is playing a game of 'I can't make up my mind' over southeastern Arizona for the next several days.

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Two detained after Ft. Lowell apartment fire

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The Tucson Fire Department (TFD) was called to an apartment fire, 3800 block of East Ft. Lowell – near Ft. Lowell and Dodge - shortly after 1 a.m. A family of four has been displaced four residents from three different units. According to authorities, the 2nd floor apartment was engulfed by flames.  TFD units on scene assisted with evacuations of adjacent apartments.  The fire damage was confined to the upstairs apartment where the fire started.  No one was in...

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Body found in Grand Canyon

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What appears to be the body of a missing teen hiker was found on Friday on the Colorado River.  

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Friendly fire may have killed 2 U.S. Army Rangers in Afghanistan

Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers (left) and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas were killed while conducting combat operations in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo Sgt. Joshua P. Rodgers (left) and Sgt. Cameron H. Thomas were killed while conducting combat operations in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo
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The two American service members killed during an anti-ISIS operation in Afghanistan this week came under attack in an intense, three-hour long shootout and may have fallen victim to friendly fire, the Pentagon said. 

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Volunteers build new Southwest Side playground

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About 2,000 children will use the new playground.

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Airliners of the Future May Sport Some Very Unusual Designs

Dzyne's Blended Wing Body concept. Dzyne Technologies Dzyne's Blended Wing Body concept. Dzyne Technologies
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Next time you spot an airliner flying overhead, consider that it would have looked virtually the same back in 1960.

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Man with replica guns found at Phoenix school

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PHOENIX (AP) - Police say a man has been arrested after being found with two pellet guns near a Phoenix high school.

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UPDATE: SAWMILL FIRE: Now 89% contained Video included

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As of 8:30 p.m. Saturday night, the Sawmill Fire is 89% contained. The fire has burned 46,991 acres, but did not grow overnight.  

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Snowstorm closes New Mexico highways

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The spring snowstorm that socked New Mexico has shut down highways and state museums.     

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Arizona goes after Home Owners Associations

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PHOENIX (AP) - After saying his administration would not be in the business of regulating homeowner associations, Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation doing just that.    

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From freeze to possible Ice Break

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TUCSON - The cool start to the weekend will give way to a big time warm up heading into next week. 

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Family of missing hikers searches for answers

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - The fate of a Utah woman who went missing two weeks ago while on a Grand Canyon hike with her step-grandson remains an unknown while their family awaits

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Bum Steer restaurant on fire

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Tucson fire crews are working a fire at Bum Steer's restaurant. 

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Senior Afghan Taliban Official Killed in Pakistan, ISIS Claims Responsibility

U.S. soldiers take up positions during an ongoing an operation against Islamic State militants in Achin district of Nangarhar province on April 11, 2017.  (Noorulah Shirzada / AFP - Getty Images, file) U.S. soldiers take up positions during an ongoing an operation against Islamic State militants in Achin district of Nangarhar province on April 11, 2017. (Noorulah Shirzada / AFP - Getty Images, file)
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A senior Afghan Taliban official has been killed in the city of Peshawar in northwestern Pakistan, Afghan militants confirmed Saturday. Senior Taliban officials told NBC News that ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack which took place on Thursday, constituting a rare clash between the rival Islamist groups and the first time ISIS has targeted the Afghan Taliban in Pakistan. Maulvi Mohammad Daud — who Taliban officials described as a member of the organization's leaders' c... More>>

N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

A man watches a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing with a file footage, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 29, 2017. A man watches a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing with a file footage, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 29, 2017.
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A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. super-carrier conducts drills in nearby waters.

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Trump says he's brought 'profound change' to Washington

President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Friday, April 28, 2017, returning from traveling to Atlanta to speak at the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Friday, April 28, 2017, returning from traveling to Atlanta to speak at the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by saying he had brought "profound change" to Washington and reaffirming that "my only allegiance" is to those he governs.

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Drugged Driving Passes Alcohol Alone in Fatal Crashes, Study Shows

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The number of American drivers killed in car crashes in which drugs were detected has eclipsed those killed in crashes where only alcohol was found, according to a new study released Wednesday.

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Former coach returns to face FC Tucson, UA soccer with pro team at 7:30 p.m. tonight Video included

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Here's more from the FC Tucson website as crews at Kino Sports Complex prep for Saturday games: FC Tucson announced today they will play host to Phoenix Rising FC and the University of Arizona Men’s team on Saturday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m. at Kino North Stadium. Players from each level of competition – collegiate, semi-pro, and pro – will face off against each other on the same field in a night that celebrates soccer in Arizona. “I think this is a great o...

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USC wins Pac-12 Title on U of A Soil; Cats Get Eliminated By Washington Video included

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?After a morning of Pac-12 action, No. 3 seed of Arizona concludes team play as they drop to UW, (1-4). The Wildcats garnered a (17-10) overall team record this season. UA's No.1 and 2 duo then went on to compete in the pair play later in the day. HERE'S MORE FROM ARIZONA ATHLETICS: Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Info | Brackets | 2016 Review | Watch | Live Scoring Halli Amaro and Natalie Anselmo of the No. 5 duo picked up the first win of the day fo...

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Russian rallies urge Putin not to run again; dozens arrested

Policemen detain a participant of an unauthorised rally in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, April 29, 2017. A poster reads 'Putin, you can retire!'. Policemen detain a participant of an unauthorised rally in St. Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, April 29, 2017. A poster reads 'Putin, you can retire!'.
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Under the slogan "I'm fed up," demonstrators urging Vladimir Putin not to run for a fourth term rallied in cities across Russia on Saturday. Dozens were arrested in St. Petersburg and elsewhere.

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Police seize more than $170,000 near Nogales

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Nogales(KVOA)- Nogales police seized more than $150,000 in cash after a traffic stop at the border.

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Arizona History Museum opens new exhibit Video included

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Tucson(KVOA)- The Arizona History Museum has a new way to teach about important events in the past.

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No injuries after a truck crashed into a house

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Three people were home Friday, April 28 when a pick-up truck crashed through a wall in their home, however no one was injured. 

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Grant Road Improvement Project continues Monday, new designs underway Video included

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More construction ahead on the Grant Road Improvement Project

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Local teens react to bill banning teen texting while driving Video included

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The passage of Senate Bill 1080, which bans teens within the first six months of driving from using their phones, has sparked mixed opinions from local youth. Ninety-four percent of teenagers know the consequences of texting and driving but 34 percent admitted to sending text messages while behind the wheel, according to AAA. Isiah Ingeram, a junior at Amphitheater High School said he’s done it before. "A few times just at a red light. My friend texted me -- just ...

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RAW VIDEO: Uber investigates claims of cursing driver

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ATLANTA – NBC affiliate, 11 Alive has video of “an apparent Uber driver losing her cool, pulling out a bottle of tequila and refusing to let her fares out of the car…” 

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Sawmill Fire evacuees getting back to normal Video included

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SONOITA, Ariz. - With evacuations being lifted for areas west of Highway 83, residents are settling back into their homes. 

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Hiker Lost in Snowstorm on Nepal Mountain Rescued After 47 Days

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Story Highlights A Taiwanese hiker was rescued after being stranded for 47 days on the side of a Nepal mountain. Consuming just salt and water to survive, the man lost 66 pounds before being found. The man's girlfriend died three days before his rescue. After a perilous 47 days stranded on a mountain in Nepal with only salt and water to survive on, a Taiwanese man was rescued Wednesday. His girlfriend had died just three days before his rescue. Liang Shen Yueh, who turned 21...

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Fyre Festival ‘Postponed’ Amid Reports of ‘Chaos’ in the Bahamas

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It was supposed to be a "once-in-a-lifetime musical experience" on a remote island in the Bahamas.

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News 4 Cooks: Roasted Beet Salad Video included

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Gourmet Girls: Roasted Beet Salad

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Phoenix trial date set for NBA players accused of assault

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An Aug. 21 trial date has been set for NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris, who allegedly assaulted a man outside a Phoenix recreation center two years ago.      

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The City of Tucson's special election ballots have been mailed out to voters

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We are just over two weeks away from the City of Tucson’s special election (May 16, 2017). And the ballots have been mailed out, to registered voters. All vote-by-mail ballots must be mailed in or dropped off to the City Clerk’s Office by 7:00 p.m - the day of the election. To ensure your ballot is counted by sure to mail it in not later than May 10, 2017. The issue on the City of Tucson Special Election ballot, is the temporary half-cent sales tax increase, to he...

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Jesse Owens’ Olympic gold medals up for auction

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Two of Jesse Owens‘ four 1936 Berlin Olympic gold medals will be auctioned in August.

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Traffic alert for sewer improvements

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Tucson - A series of traffic alerts will be issued throughout the construction of the Southeast Interceptor Sewer Augmentation Project. These alerts will announce construction, detours and street closure information as it affects traffic. Please watch for updated traffic alerts as construction activities progress.

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Traffic restrictions during Grant Rd. improvement

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Tucson - Design work for the Grant Road Improvement Plan for Phases III and IV – Alvernon Way to Swan Road – continues to progress to 60 percent completion. On Monday, May 1, through Friday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, survey work will take place on Grant Road between Edith Boulevard and Venice Place. Crews are surveying manhole covers throughout this stretch of Grant Road. During this work there will be intermittent travel lane closures and traf... More>>

Obama says Obamacare is more popular than Trump

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Former President Barack Obama hailed the political resilience of his signature health care law at a private event Thursday, pointing out that Obamacare is now more popular than his successor trying to repeal it: President Donald Trump. 

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From KVOA intern to the WWE and best selling author Video included

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Over the years many interns have spent some time at KVOA. Many have gone on to work in the news and entertainment business.

Justin Roberts was an intern at KVOA in 2001 while attending the U of A. Justin dreamed of being a sports ring announcer and would end up making it to the WWE where he announced some of the biggest names in wrestling entertainment for 12 years.  He has now written a best selling book, "Best Seat In The House", 

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Jerry Seinfeld is coming to Tucson

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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has a scheduled stop in Tucson.

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Fitbit Murder Case: Richard Dabate Pleads Not Guilty in Wife’s Death

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A Connecticut man who was charged with murdering his wife — after police built a case based, in part, on the victim's Fitbit data — pleaded not guilty on Friday. 

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Man arrested at Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle Fentanyl

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Man arrested at border with significant amount of opioid

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NFL Commissioner: Marijuana is addictive and unhealthy

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is willing to explore the possibility of allowing NFL players to use marijuana for medical reasons, but he’s not on board with the idea of taking it off the list of banned substances for recreational use.

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Community meeting set for Friday on Sawmill Fire progress

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A community meeting is scheduled in Benson for Friday night to update area residents on the progress of the Sawmill Fire. 

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Threats of Violence, Then Calm, as Ann Coulter Is Berkeley No-Show

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Ann Coulter was a presence even in her absence in Berkeley Thursday. The conservative firebrand backed away from making a controversial visit to the home of the University of California. 

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4 Your Health: A landmark for In Vitro births, missing macular degeneration and obesity and exercise. Video included

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Tucson- Just because obesity runs in your genes doesn't mean you should give up on exercising. A new study reveals physical activity is especially beneficial for people who are genetically at risk for weight gain. Researchers, at the University Of North Carolina, identified thousands of adults with the so-called obesity gene. They found exercise reduced the weight gaining effects of this gene by about 30 percent. IVF babies reach million mark More than one million babies have now ... More>>

Heart and Stroke Walk Saturday at Reid Park!

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The American Heart Association Heart and Stroke Walk is taking place Saturday, April 29 at Reid Park beginning at 5pm.  The event includes a 5K Heart Walk and The Forum at Tucson Miracle Mile Stroke Walk. Opening ceremonies begin at 5:30 pm and the walk starts at 6 pm. There will also be plenty of activities for kids and pets are welcome. For more information click here .

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Title Sponsor of Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl Receives National Honors Video included

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Nova Home Loans is making a bigger name for itself nationwide, not just as the title sponsor of the Arizona Bowl.  One of its employees is receiving national honors once again.  Here's more from Nova Home Loans communications team:      NOVA(r) Home Loans, a Tucson based mortgage lender, announced today that Paul Volpe has been named the #1 Loan Officer in the United States based on number of units closed in 2016.  Mortgage Executive Magazine and Scotsma...

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Analysis: Evaluating Trump’s first 100 days — by the numbers

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Sound and fury, but not much action in President Trump's noisy first 100 days 

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What’s Driving You Crazy: Park Avenue and Helen Street Video included

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Joe said the crosswalk at Park Avenue and Helen Street is marked, but drivers don't pay attention to that!

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Arizona advances in Pac-12 volleyball tournament

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After a day full at the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championships in Tucson, the University of Arizona advanced to day two of the 2017 tournament.  

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Friday's Tucson Forecast: Cold front creates a double threat Video included

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TUCSON - Gusty winds produce a high fire danger & blowing dust threat to end the work week.

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Tiny Hero Saves Dad's Life Video included

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(WLEX)  A 5-year-old Kentucky boy is being credited for saving his father's life in a car accident earlier this week. Ayden Ison and his dad, Shane, were driving along Route 7 in Letcher County Tuesday when the Mustang they were in hydroplaned, blew a tire and went spinning out of control over an embankment. "It just kept spinning and then it went down and it landed on its head, the car did," Ayden said. Ayden was in the backseat when the car landed just feet away

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Four residents displaced by early morning apartment fire

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TUCSON (KVOA) -- Four residents are without a home after an apartment fire in central Tucson caused major damage to several other units early Friday morning.

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J-6 community concerned about Sawmill Fire

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The fire is about 7 miles from the town.

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Local woman finds mutilated cat on the Eastside Video included

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Tucson(KVOA)- There's a new report of a mutilated cat on the East Side. 

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Police arrest suspect connected to a string of robberies

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Tucson(KVOA)- A man is under arrest in connection to several armed robberies on the East Side.

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N4T Investigators: Trial & Error? Video included

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Tucson  - Most inmates say they're innocent, that they got a raw deal or were framed. That's nothing new.  But it's not often that both the defendant and the prosecution admits a mistake was made during a murder trial. The question in Lyndall Thompson's case is: Was it significant enough to change the guilty verdict? Thompson admits he shot and killed his older stepbrother, Clark Duvall. 

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Do you know about the 39 weeks campaign?

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KVOA News 4 Tucson and Kristi's Kids are counting down to the 30th March of Dimes "March for Babies" in Tucson! 

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N4T: Veteran says VA mistake stops needed surgery

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After months of waiting, Vietnam veteran Stuart Brown was hours away from a back surgery he'd spent months waiting for. Then, he says he got a call from the VA saying they had lost his paperwork.

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Win a new air conditioner during News 4 Tucson's Ice Break contest

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Enter the date and time you think the Old Pueblo will hit the 100-degree mark and win a prize.

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