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Oro Valley Police Reports

Oro Valley Police Reports

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In search of security, convenience and control

In search of security, convenience and control

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Are homes getting smarter? According to information from the front lines of the home-automation industry, the answer is, “yes.”

Pima County Reports

Pima County Reports

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Pima County

New Trends in Holiday Shopping This Year

New Trends in Holiday Shopping This Year

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Whether it’s a husband buying yoga pants for his wife, a daughter looking for fly fishing supplies for her dad, or a childless uncle looking f…

Four Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season Affordably

Four Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season Affordably

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The holidays can be an expensive time for decorating, entertaining and shopping. Luckily, there are easy ways to save this holiday season, so …

Police Beat

Police Beat

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Pima County Sheriff’s Department

Tips for Getting Enough Healthy Protein in Your Diet

Tips for Getting Enough Healthy Protein in Your Diet

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At a time when over a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for …

Decorate Your Home this Season for Under $100

Decorate Your Home this Season for Under $100

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When it comes to filling your home with fall flair and warm festive cheer, you don’t have to rely on generic décor purchased from the store, w…

Tricks and Treats to Stay on Budget this Halloween

Tricks and Treats to Stay on Budget this Halloween

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Halloween comes but once a year. So make it extra spooky with ghosts, goblins and ghouls galore -- and don’t forget all the great treats. Whil…

Space? Ocean Depths? Experts Predict the Future of Travel

Space? Ocean Depths? Experts Predict the Future of Travel

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As you book your next vacation, it doesn’t hurt to think ahead -- way ahead. Technology is changing everything about the way we live, work and…

Silly Rabbit Still Seeking Cereal After 60 Years

Silly Rabbit Still Seeking Cereal After 60 Years

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The next time you’re standing in the cereal aisle, think back on your early memories of breakfast. If you’re like many Americans, your morning…

New Phone? Don’t Forget to Protect It

New Phone? Don’t Forget to Protect It

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With the release of the iPhone 6, you may be thinking about how to protect your pricey new mobile device.

Ways to Keep Your Community Safer

Ways to Keep Your Community Safer

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Whether you’re single and live on your own, or you’re raising a family, feeling secure in your community is likely an important priority to yo…

How to Turn Personal Obstacles into Triumphs

How to Turn Personal Obstacles into Triumphs

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Everyone faces setbacks in life. While those personal obstacles can lead to disappointing outcomes, they can also be harnessed into personal m…

Tips to Generate a Second Income

Tips to Generate a Second Income

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In today’s economy, a full-time job is no guarantee that a second income won’t be necessary to live a comfortable lifestyle or save for the future.

Tips for Saving for Retirement in Your 20s

Tips for Saving for Retirement in Your 20s

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In your 20s, you may think you have all the time in the world to save for retirement.  It can be tempting to spend your entire paycheck, parti…

Why your kid shouldn’t be guzzling energy drinks

Why your kid shouldn’t be guzzling energy drinks

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Anxiety, hypertension, elevated heart rates, interrupted sleep patterns and headaches are just some of the side effects commonly associated wi…

Elephant calf born at Reid Park Zoo

Elephant calf born at Reid Park Zoo

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Reid Park Zoo announces that Semba, a 24-year old African Elephant, successfully delivered a female calf at 10:55 p.m. last night Both mother …

Five Good Reasons to Replace Your Old AC in Fall

Five Good Reasons to Replace Your Old AC in Fall

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Before you turn off your AC system for the season, consider having it checked out by a certified contractor. If it’s older or has been giving …

OV woman who killed her son sentenced to 10.5 years in prison

OV woman who killed her son sentenced to 10.5 years in prison

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On August 18, Donna Rose Smith accepted a plea agreement in the death of her son, Patrick Michael Smith.

Northwest Chatter

Gamer's Scoop - A look back at the year that was for video games

Gamer's Scoop - A look back at the year that was for video games

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Now that 2014 is drawing to a close, it is time to look back and reflect on what has been released in the past 12 months. 2014 was, in many wa…

Remember both sides

Remember both sides

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Over the weekend, like many, my heart sank when I heard the news of two New York officers sitting in their patrol car when a man came up and b…

The county administrator’s nicotine-free initiative - government overreach?

The county administrator’s nicotine-free initiative - government overreach?

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2014 was a good year for Pima County

2014 was a good year for Pima County

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The change of the year is always a good time to take stock of the year past, and 2014 was a good year for Pima County.

Christmas day film releases bring options for everyone

Christmas day film releases bring options for everyone

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Christmas day is upon us, and with it, a goodie bag full of memorable holiday traditions. It is a time of love, family, gifts, and popcorn? Th…

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  • Oro Valley residents file referendum petition to overturn town El Conquistador vote

    Oro Valley residents file referendum petition to overturn town El Conquistador vote

    Oro Valley residents who oppose the Town Council’s recent decision to purchase the El Conquistador country club and golf facilities for a town community center have filed an application for a referendum petition, potentially allowing local voters to ultimately decide.

  • Despite skeptics, Oro Valley council approves golf course purchase

    Despite skeptics, Oro Valley council approves golf course purchase

    From the back of a packed Oro Valley Town Council chambers, near the doors ordered open by the town fire marshal, one of the many skeptics of the town’s proposal to purchase the Hilton El Conquistador’s country club couldn’t contain his irritation.

  • Oro Valley Police Reports

    Oro Valley Police Reports

    On Saturday, Dec. 6, at about 11:45 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Walgreens at 11951 N. 1st Ave. in response to an assault. The victim, a bell ringer for the Salvation Army, told police that at about 11:40 a.m., he was standing in front of the store and ringing a bell. At that point, a man parked his car near the entrance, got out of his car and walked toward him screaming profanities, calling him a pedophile and told him to stop staring at his daughter. The victim told the man he was not staring at his daughter. The man then spit on the victim, and then used both hands to push him and knocked him to the ground. The victim said he threw his bell at the man as he got in his car and drove away. Police watched surveillance footage that showed the incident and a witness gave them the license plate number to the suspect’s car. Later that day, police went to the suspect’s house but at that time, were unable to make contact with the man. The victim said he wanted to prosecute in this case.

  • Oro Valley Councilman Burns sentenced to probation

    Oro Valley Councilman Burns sentenced to probation

    Oro Valley Councilman Brendan Burns has been sentenced to two years probation and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing for a May 20 incident in Oro Valley involving his estranged wife. 

  • Marana Cheer to perform at Holiday Bowl halftime

    Marana Cheer to perform at Holiday Bowl halftime

    Months of fundraising and planning are about to pay off for the Marana High School junior varsity and varsity cheer teams. The teams were invited to perform at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego later this month. 

  • Keurig recall - Liquid overheating, possibility of burning

    Keurig recall - Liquid overheating, possibility of burning

    Keurig Green Mountain announced announced that is recalling more than 6.6 million beverage-brewing machines in the U.S.

  • Oro Valley going ahead with El Conquistador purchase

    Oro Valley going ahead with El Conquistador purchase

    A split Oro Valley Town Council voted to move ahead with negotiations to purchase the El Conquistador country club and golf courses for a municipal community center Wednesday. 

  • Red light cameras watching you in City of Tucson

    Red light cameras watching you in City of Tucson

    Within the City of Tucson’s nearly 227-square miles, there are 30 locations waiting to snap your photo. But you don’t have to smile because those photos are taken only if you violate the traffic rules enforced by red light cameras at select intersections.

  • State board approves $15 million environmental study for I-11

    State board approves $15 million environmental study for I-11

    The State Transportation Board has unanimously approved $15 million in funding to conduct a tier one environmental impact study for the proposed Interstate 11, a multibillion-dollar project designed to connect Nogales to Las Vegas – and, likely in the longer run, Mexico to Canada. 

  • Crime rate increases during the holidays

    Crime rate increases during the holidays

    The holidays are an exciting time of year, but a new survey shows pressures and changes in routines can leave inattentive Arizona homeowners and shoppers vulnerable to disaster.

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