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Mother and her 3 children escape apartment fire

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TUCSON (KVOA) -- A mother and her three children were able to escape a fire that caused heavy damage to their apartment early Friday morning.

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'Guardians of the Galaxy" ride opening at Disney California Adventure Park Video included

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Get ready for the galaxy ride of your life! Alex Dote brings you a preview of the newest attraction.

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Man arrested for sexually assaulting three girls in 2012

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Matthew Cartwright, 34, has been arrested in a sexual assault cold case that took place over five years ago after new evidence was discovered, according to a press release from the Pima County Sheriff's Department. 

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Friday's Tucson Forecast: Gusty & dusty to wrap the week Video included

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Patchy blowing dust is possible along I-10 today, mainly near the Willcox Playa and Picacho Peak.

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Nogales Border Patrol station under new leadership

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New man in charge of Nogales Border Patrol station

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Will the 2017 Eastern Pacific hurricane season be active?

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TUCSON - El Niño or not? That's the key to how much activity develops off the Western Mexico coast this Summer.

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23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

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Congressional Republicans are about to learn more about whether their drive to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law has been worth the political pain they've been experiencing. More>>

N4T Investigators: Questions remain about what happened the night of Nick Ivie's death Video included

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The News 4 Tucson Investigators obtained documents from the Cochise County Sheriff's Department that have led some to question the government's story regarding the night he was killed. 

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Talking Tattoos Video included

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(NBC News) THERE'S A STORY... BEHIND MOST TATTOOS. BUT WHAT IF YOUR INK... COULD SPEAK FOR ITSELF?? THAT'S THE PREMISE BEHIND SOUND WAVE TATTOOS... "They get to share the sound of the person or moment with whoever they're sharing that with," said Nate Siggard of Skin Motion NATE SIGGARD IS THE FOUNDER OF "SKIN MOTION"... AN APP-BASED COMPANY THAT CAN USE TATTOOS TO MEMORIALIZE ANY AUDIO FILE UNDER 1 MINUTE... "When they upload that sound to our app the so... More>>

What’s Driving You Crazy: Cortaro Farms

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Paul asked, "Is it true that Cortaro will be torn up before this Ina project is completed?"

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Arizona readies for Baylor in Super Regional

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Two wins, and you're in. It's that simple for second-seeded Arizona (51-7) and 15th-seeded Baylor (46-12), who square off in a three-game series for a trip to the Women's College World Series this weekend at Hillenbrand Stadium.

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UK bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast Video included

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Police have arrested two more people and are searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people a pop concert. More>>

Local family holds vigil for 3-year-old son Video included

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Family and friends honored 3-year-old Denver Greenberg with a vigil Thursday. One year ago today, Denver was hit-and-killed by a truck as it was turning a corner. The vigil took place where the accident happened at Banbridge St and Castle Bay in Rita Ranch. The family also did a balloon release in his memory.

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Collision shuts down Southeast side street

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Tucson(KVOA)- A collision has shut down 29th street between Venice Avenue and Erin Avenue. A driver crashed into a pole and suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to the Tucson Police Dept. Police say it will take 8 to 10 hours for crews to clear the scene. More>>

Immigrants graduate from Amphi High School Video included

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Afrah Hussein was born in Sudan. She was one of 202 students to graduate Thursday night.

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Local group holds final organized vigil to honor fallen migrants Video included

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Coalición de Derechos Humanos held its 890th and final formally-organized vigil that honors migrants who’ve died and gone missing while traveling across the U.S.-Mexico border. 

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Sotheby's sells Tamayo's 'Bird Charmer' for $4.3M in NY

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"The Bird Charmer" by Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo has fetched $4.3 million at Sotheby's Latin American art auction in New York.    

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Six cases of bacterial disease in dogs in Pima County

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Six cases of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease, have been reported within the Pima County community, according to t the Pima Animal Care Center and the Pima County Health Department.

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California Students Allegedly Plotting School Killings Arrested

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Two high school juniors in Anaheim, California were arrested Thursday for allegedly threatening to carry out attacks on the campus, including shootings and detonating a bomb. 

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Grieving daughter uses social media to raise awareness on 'huffing' Video included

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A grieving daughter is using her father’s tragic death to spread awareness about a deadly addiction, often fueled by items found in any household. 

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Pima's Lorenson signs with D-2 Fort Lewis College

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Tucson, AZ – Pima Community College softball pitcher Mandy Lorenson (Ironwood Ridge HS) will continue her collegiate career at the NCAA Division II level....

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New Sun riders Annual Pass

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  For 365 days and $450 you can take unlimited rides. 

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CBP honors fallen heroes

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The Tucson Sector Border Patrol Headquarters hosted “Valor in the Desert” Wednesday. 

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News 4 Cooks: Grass Fed Red, White and Blue Burgers

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Gourmet Girls: Grass Fed Red, White and Blue Burgers 

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New reports in Isabel Celis investigation Video included

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News 4 Tucson has obtained new investigative reports regarding the death of Isabel Celis.

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Man killed in car accident on North Igo Way

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One man died in a car accident on North Igo Way early morning on Thursday, May 25, 2017. 

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Arts & Entertainment: May 25, 2017 Video included

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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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UPDATE: Power restored to Southeast side

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The outage began at 1:40 p.m. on Thursday and was caused by equipment damage, according to information on TEP’s website. 

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Man with shotgun, 3 handguns arrested at Phoenix Comicon

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PHOENIX - Police arrested a man inside the Phoenix Convention Center Thursday during Phoenix Comicon.

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Tips to save on your summer electricity bill

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TUCSONWith Memorial Day weekend comes the unofficial start to summer and the scorching southern Arizona heat, so here are some ways ease that electricity bill.

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Law enforcement looking for missing woman

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Donna Caskey, 69, was last seen leaving her home in a 2005 Volkswagen SUV. 

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Trump to take travel ban to Supreme Court

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department will ask the Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's travel ban.    

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Spot the Space Station from Tucson tonight

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TUCSON -The International Space Station will buzz across the southern Arizona sky early this evening. 

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GOP senators say tough report complicates health care bill

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Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts have released a largely damaging report on the House-passed health care bill, saying the Republican measure would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured. More>>

The Art of Complaining

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No one likes a complainer — or to be labeled as one. But between the daily grind causing constant inconveniences, things going awry at work and the inevitable stress of our personal relationships, voicing a complaint here and there ends up becoming all but unavoidable. 

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Uber accused of intentionally overcharging passengers by millions of dollars

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Uber is skimming over $7.4 million per month from passengers in New York City alone, according to a class action lawsuit filed Wednesday. 

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Lower speed limits this weekend

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Phoenix ? As part of a safety campaign to reduce crashes and delays resulting from speeding and driver inattention, the Arizona Department of Transportation will reduce speed limits during peak Memorial Day weekend travel periods on a winding stretch of Interstate 17 north of Phoenix.   ADOT will lower speed limits by 10 mph Friday, May 26, on northbound I-17 between New River and Sunset Point Rest Area. Speed limits on the same stretch of southbound I-17 will be reduced by... More>>

21 indicted in Thailand-to-US sex-trafficking ring

Twenty-one people have been indicted in what authorities are calling a sophisticated sex-trafficking ring that brought hundreds of women from Thailand to America and forced them to work as prostitutes.

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Appeals court upholds block on Trump's travel ban

President Donald Trump poses for a portrait in the Oval Office in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. With his tweets and his bravado, Trump is putting his mark on the presidency in his first 100 days in office. President Donald Trump poses for a portrait in the Oval Office in Washington, Friday, April 21, 2017. With his tweets and his bravado, Trump is putting his mark on the presidency in his first 100 days in office.
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A federal appeals court upheld Thursday a ruling blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries. 

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Arizona veterans to be added to "In Memory Program" at Vietnam Veterans Wall

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Four Arizona Veterans to be added to "In Memory Program" 

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10 percent of Americans plan to use Uber and Lyft instead of buying a new car

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Nearly a quarter of American adults sold or traded in a vehicle in the last 12 months, according to a poll published on Thursday. 9 percent of that group turned to ride services like Lyft and Uber as their main way to get around.

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Police seek suspect in four armed robberies

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Police are searching for a suspect in four recent armed robberies. 

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‘Star Wars’ opened 40 years ago; background actors recount how movie changed their lives

Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, and Derek Lyons, who played a temple guard, while filming "Star Wars" in 1976. Courtesy of Derek Lyons via NBC Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, and Derek Lyons, who played a temple guard, while filming "Star Wars" in 1976. Courtesy of Derek Lyons via NBC
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They were almost famous. While "Star Wars" transformed Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill from heroes in a galaxy far, far away into enduring pop culture icons, the sci-fi space epic didn't quite alter the lives of its background actors in the same stratospheric manner. 

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Arizona Air National Guard to do Memorial Day flyovers

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Memorial Day flyovers planned by Arizona Air National Guard

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'Racially motivated' fight places Eloy prison on lockdown

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Four inmates at the Red Rock Correctional Facility in Eloy were taken to the hospital Wednesday night after a "racially motivated" fight, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections. 

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News 4 Cooks - The Breeze Patio Bar & Grill Video included

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FISH TACOS 4 oz. white fish 1 oz. roasted poblanos (julienne) 2 oz. red and green bell peppers (julienne) 1 oz red onion (julienne) 2 oz green cabbage (shredded) 1 tsp minced garlic 2 oz white wine Juice of 1 lime Salt and pepper to taste 2 white corn tortillas 2 oz cilantro-avocado-lime crema Heat oil in skillet, add onion, peppers, poblanos and garlic, sauté for one minute then add fish. Cook until peppers and onions are soft, then add cabbage, white wine and li...

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AAA offers Tipsy Tow service for Memorial Day

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The service will be available 6 p.m. Monday through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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Phoenix, Buckeye stand tall in new US population estimates

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Phoenix and Buckeye stand out in new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates.      

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Tucson assistant chief selected as new police chief for Mesa

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An assistant police chief for Tucson has been named the new chief of the Mesa Police Department.     

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Thursday's Tucson Forecast: Red Flag Warnings in effect Video included

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TUCSON - The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning today, including Santa Cruz, Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties. This is in effect today from 11 AM until 8 PM.

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King's Plane in Question Video included

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(KOB) A jet Elvis Presley had owned will be auctioned off this Saturday in Beverly Hills to the highest bidder. The auction company claims the jet has original exterior and interior designed by the King of Rock and Roll himself, which has caught the attention of people across the country. However, one man in southeastern New Mexico said those statements just aren't true. Roy McKay, who lives in Roswell, tells KOB he used to the own the jet back in the early 80s. Read More: http://... More>>

More fire restrictions for Southern Arizona

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Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in effect for the Coronado National Forest and all Southern Arizona national parks.

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Crews have started to dismantle Arpaio's infamous tent city jail

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio erected Tent City in 1993. (Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff's Department). Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio erected Tent City in 1993. (Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff's Department).
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TUCSON (KVOA) -- Crews have started to dismantle former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's controversial Tent City in Phoenix that's in the process of being shut down.

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The Latest: British police, army operation underway at a college in Manchester; bomb team deployed

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) - British police say officers and the army are responding to an incident at a college in Trafford, a district near Manchester.

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N4T Investigators: Border apprehensions Video included

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Tucson - There's a "Wall of words" going on between President Trump's supporters and opponents over why apprehensions at the southwest border are down dramatically. They declined by 40% in his first month in office. "I think there's just a lot of generalized fear in the community, in the immigrant community in southern Arizona." That's the opinion of Patricia Meija, an immigration attorney. We asked Meija, "Is it a bad thing if they're 

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Fire crews make progress on Racetrack 2 Fire Video included

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Firefighters say they now have a handle on the Racetrack 2 Fire that's burned about 5-acres in the Redington Pass area. Officials say the flames were human caused. Redington Pass and MT. Lemmon are under stage-one fire restrictions. It's a special level of fire alert in the Coronado National Forest, so beware of spreading campfires, lit cigarettes, and similar hazards. 

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Ironwood Ridge High School seniors celebrate their graduation Video included

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435 seniors graduated from Ironwood Ridge High School, Wednesday night, and administrators say the graduating class earned more than $8-million in scholarships. Immediately after the ceremony, students had a chance to celebrate in the "Ironwood Ridge Project Graduation." "The kids look forward to it; it's the last chance to get together, and they really enjoy the friendship and being together all night long," said Kirsten Kremer, and event chairperson. 2,700 TUS...

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The Latest: US lawmaker says UK bomb showed 'sophistication' Video included

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France's interior minister says that the suicide bomber who targeted Manchester is believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group. More>>

Selfies causing head lice in young people Video included

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TUCSON- Besides sharing hats and brushes, health experts said, you could now expect to see a jump in  head lice cases in younger people, thanks to the selfie.

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Teen parents graduate high school Video included

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It is a public school in the Tucson Unified School District. The school has a nursery so parents can take classes and take care of their babies.

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Celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson hired by Lakers

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A celebrity trainer known for getting the Kardashian clan into shape is going to work for the Los Angeles Lakers.      Gunnar Peterson is the Lakers' new director of strength and endurance training, the team announced Wednesday.      

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Man arrested inside Bullock's home convicted of stalking

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A man arrested inside Sandra Bullock's home has pleaded no contest to stalking the Oscar-winning actress and breaking into her home. Joshua James Corbett entered the plea Wednesday in a Los Angeles courtroom and was ordered to continue treatment at a mental health facility. 

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Summer 2017 Temperature Outlook: Hotter East, South, West as Northern Plains, Rockies Keep Their Cool

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The best chance for a hotter-than-average summer will be near the East and West coasts as well as in the southern tier or states, according to the latest outlook from The Weather Company, an IBM Business, as well as NOAA. These warmer-than-average conditions include the Pacific Northwest, where a chilly pattern has been in place throughout much of the winter and spring. Portions of the northern Rockies and northern Plains, however, may see a cooler-than-average s... More>>

Tucson charter school late on alerting seniors of required civics exam Video included

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Some students at Nosotros Academy may be walking on Friday night without receiving their high school diplomas.

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Discarded fishing line in Tucson lakes is deadly for birds Video included

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Wildlife rehabilitators say discarded fishing line is clogging up Tucson’s lakes, and proving deadly for local wildlife. 

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Fire Season billboards are up in Arizona

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The Department of Forestry and Fire Management has unveiled a new billboard campaign. 

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Dogs of La Encantada shooting victim have been adopted

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The dogs of Elliot Cobb, the man murdered during the shooting at La Encantada last month, have finally been adopted. 

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Former police sergeant sentenced to 5 years in prison

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Less than one month after Theodore Kulkens was sentenced to probation for theft from the Douglas Police Department, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department arrested him for transporting 224 lbs. of marijuana. 

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Vigil held for hit-and-run victims Video included

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A vigil was held on the south side in an effort to bring justice to Joanne and David Berg. The pair was killed in a hit-and-run crash near South Park Avenue and East Drexel, on May 20. 

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Manchester Bomber Known to U.S. Authorities Before Attack; Father, Brother Arrested

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MANCHESTER, England — The suicide bomber who killed 22 people after an Ariana Grande concert was part of a network that included his brother, who was arrested Wednesday as he was allegedly plotting a terrorist attack on the Libyan capital of Tripoli. 

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Fire burning in Redington Pass

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A wildfire is burning in Redington Pass northeast of Tucson between the Santa Catalina and Rincon mountains.

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AZ adds 'bubble boy disease' to all newborn screenings

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation this week requiring a newborn test for the so-called “bubble boy disease.” 

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Marijuana cash crop for Sinaloa Cartel Video included

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Marijuana is a cash crop for the Sinaloa Cartel.

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VIDEO: Agents rappel from helicopter to arrest 9, seize marijuana

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Border Patrol agents rappelled down from a Customs and Border Protection helicopter to arrest nine smugglers and seize approximately 430 pounds of marijuana in backpacks. 

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Wal-Mart regaining grocery share from competitors at 'accelerating rate'

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Wal-Mart Stores is gaining a bigger slice of the $800 billion market and momentum picked up in the recent first quarter, according to a new report.

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Final arrest in fraud, I.D. theft case

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Sierra Vista - The arrest of a Sierra Vista man marks the end of an investigation into fraud and identity theft that has been active since December 2016, when the first of four related arrests was made, according to police. On Saturday, at about 11:45 a.m. 33-year-old James Mosier was arrested at the Border Patrol checkpoint on North Highway 90 for two failure to appear warrants issued out of the Sierra Vista Police Department. Mosier was a suspect in an active identity 

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Arizona husband arrested for murder without a body

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There’s an urgent search in Prescott to find a mother of two.  

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Arizona softball team talks about taking on Baylor in NCAA Super Regionals

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It's now official! ESPN has announced Arizona's game against Baylor in the NCAA Super Regionals will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday. TO HEAR FROM THE ARIZONA WILDCATS, PLEASE CLICK ON ICON ABOVE. Here's more from Arizona Athletics:  The dates and times for the NCAA Tucson Super Regional between second-seeded Arizona and 15th-seeded Baylor have been announced. The Wildcats and Bears will square off in a best of three series at Hillenbrand Stadium this weekend. Dates, times and TV inf...

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Lute Olson & Mo Tangara to bring in international teams for Goodwill games Video included

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The 2017 "Lute Olson Mo Tangara 16U World Basketball In Tucson, AZ" is just over two weeks away.  KVOA caught up with Mo Tangara to talk about the international goodwill and spirit involved in bringing teams from Africa, Asia and the Americas to Tucson for some Old Pueblo basketball. Here's more from the event's facebook page: "We are rallying some of the best 16 U National Basketball Teams, club teams, and select teams from around the world in Tucson. (USA, Chin...

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CBO: GOP Health Care Plan would leave 23 million uninsured

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The Republican health care plan that passed the House earlier this month would leave 23 million more Americans without health insurance over the next decade than the current law.

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Rep. Martha McSally (R) AZ cancels town hall meeting

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Representative Martha McSally has canceled a telephone town hall meeting, scheduled for today on health care, due to a family emergency. 

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Craig Cunningham named as pro scout for Tucson Roadrunners

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Former Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) Captain, Craig Cunningham, will now serve as a pro scout for the team. Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced Wednesday that the Coyotes have signed Craig Cunningham to a two-year contract.

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Lawyer allegedly told rape victim she'd be deported under ‘Trump laws’ if she testified

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A Baltimore defense attorney was caught on tape telling a rape victim that she could be deported under President Donald Trump's immigration policies if she showed up in court to testify against his client, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

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Fire restrictions in place across Arizona

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There are 21 current areas of fire restrictions in Arizona that will remain in effect until they are rescinded. 

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Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash

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Graco Children's Products is recalling more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained.     

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4 The Weekend: May 26th-29th, 2017 Video included

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TUCSON - The unofficial start of Summer is upon us! Here's what up for Memorial Day Weekend.

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Fitness trackers are terrible at counting calories

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Wearables are getting better at tracking heart rate, but those that measure calories are far from accurate, according to Stanford study.

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The Town of Oro Valley launches Ask OV

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 The Town has launched “Ask OV”. Residents can submit questions, or feedback on any topic.

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Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level Video included

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An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police said Tuesday was being treated as a terrorist attack. More>>

The Latest: Investigators hunt for accomplices of bomber

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Pop group Take That says it is canceling its show in Liverpool, saying it is "out of respect to all of the people and their families that were affected by the horrific incident last night" in Manchester.. More>>

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