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Several thousand Pima County Voters have received a mailing recently from an organization called the Voter Participation Center informing them that they are not currently registered to vote or that their voter registration is not current. The Pima County Recorder’s Office has been contacted by several hundred angry registered voters questioning this mailing.
Park Place is excited to welcome Yard House to its mix of dining and retail establishments. The modern public house known for its vast array of beers on tap will officially open August 28th. The opening of Yard House will bring approximately 200 new jobs to Tucson along with 130 draft beer selections and a menu full of American favorites, including burgers, tacos, steaks, seafood and ribs.
When you gotta go, you gotta go. Unless you hit a pedestrian with your car in the process.
The Town of Oracle was in a stark divide today over the arrival of a busload of children from Central America – about 40-60 in number – who are to be housed at the town’s Sycamore Canyon Academy, which currently serves the area’s troubled youth.
City Of Tucson 9-1-1 dispatchers received a single call reporting smoke and flames coming from the rear of a commercial building in the 1200 block of East Prince Road.
The third annual “Afri-Can” celebration takes place Friday, April 18, at Armory Park Center in Tucson.
Connecting Tucson is a free resource and transition expo for any person with a disability and their family. It will take place on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Beacon Group (308 W. Glenn Road, near Oracle Road). This third annual event will bring together hundreds of people with disabilities with close to 90 local organizations and service providers.
A fire broke out in the yard of a storage and moving facility located in the 6100 block of East Palo Verde Road. Nearly two dozen 9-1-1 calls were received reporting a large structure fire. Many callers believed that a nearby school might be involved. The first fire crew arrived six minutes after dispatch and found fourteen storage “pods” heavily engulfed in flames. These large containers were stacked two high and flames were over thirty feet high on arrival. After crews forced open a fence to gain access to the fire they immediately placed several hose lines in between the storage pods and a large commercial structure located just fifteen feet away. As additional crews arrived on scene they made entry into the threatened structure to ensure there were no occupants as well as no fire spread. Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the containers and stop it from spreading into the building. There was an elementary school located several hundred feet from the fire but it was never threatened. Eleven units and twenty-six firefighters controlled the fire twenty-eight minutes after arriving on scene. No injuries were reported and no permanent structures were burned in the fire. All storage pods appeared to be empty of contents. The damages are estimated at $ 50,000
The Sheriff’s Department Burglary Unit is seeking assistance from the public in identifying suspects involved in two burglaries that occurred at Northwest Hospital, located at 6200 N. La Cholla Blvd. On Dec. 22, 2013 and Jan. 23, 2014, a male suspect entered the hospital and stole items while posing himself as a worker. Detectives obtained video footage of the suspect and his vehicle.