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Over the course of 12 weeks, 17 Marana residents went through the Marana Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy and after 42 hours of instruction the group has a better understanding of what the various aspects of the department do.
What were tears of sadness 10 days ago are now tears of joy for the Mullins family who was reunited with their four-month-old puppy, Mocha, today at the McDonald's in Marana.
The public is invited to a special event on Friday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. in the auditorium located at 1495 E. Ranch Vistoso Blvd. The program will feature Golder Ranch Fire Department EMS Battalion Chief Josh Hurguy and Oro Valley Water Utility Conservationist Karn Boyce.
Pima County has settled with survivors of a man killed during a police standoff outside of his northwest-side home in 2011.
Elementary students with Rattlesnake Ridge had the opportunity to partner with Northwest Fire District as part of the department's Mini Muster's program, which helps celebrate Fire Prevention Month. Students were educated on basic fire drills, such as operating a real fire hose and wearing full fire gear. The department also spoke on the importance of taking measures to prevent fires.
Partnering with the Gladden Farms Community to provide a day full of fall festivities, live entertainment and food, the town of Marana will be hosting, for the first time, the Marana Harvest Festival on Oct. 25.
When it rains, it pours – and in Tucson’s case it floods. On Sept. 8, the city received a downpour of rain from the post-tropical cyclone, Norbert.
A disabled 12-year-old boy, identified as Patrick Mathews passed away yesterday following a residential fire near N. Oldfather Road, and W. Cortaro Farms Road.
On August 13, 2014, at approximately 12:55 AM, Deputies with the Foothills Patrol District responded to a reported shooting in the 5100 block of North Shannon Road. Upon arrival, they found a 26-year-old male, later identified as Peter Koepnick, with a gunshot wound to his head and face. The Northwest Fire Department provided initial treatment for Mr. Koepnick at the scene. He was then transported to the University of Arizona Medical Center where he remains in serious condition.
If you are a Marana resident or work or own a business in the town and have an interest in how policing gets done within the town limits, then you might consider signing up for the Marana Police Department’s (MPD) Citizens Police Academy.
Northwest Fire crews were called to the 3800 block of West Massingale Road just before 8:00 pm after a 12 year-old boy reported to his Grandmother that he had set the back porch on fire. The child had obtained access to a lighter, wood sticks and a gasoline can and then started the fire.
Northwest Fire District units responded to the area of Grier Road and Galleno Ave, near Marana and Interstate 10, just after 6:00pm Friday night after a motorcyclist lost control of his bike and crashed into a tree. Another rider on a separate motorcycle called 9-1-1 to report the incident. The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the accident.
Northwest Fire District crews were dispatched to a reported building collapse at 3912 W. Ina Road shortly after 2:00pm on Monday. The shopping center (Embassy Plaza Shopping Center)) is a strip mall style shopping center that has two main buildings. The buildings are connected by the breezeway where the incident occurred. A full alarm was dispatched to the scene including specialized building collapse equipment on board the technical rescue truck. When the first engine arrived within 4 minutes they were able to quickly determine that drywall had collapsed from the breezeway roof area but that no structural damage or collapse had occurred.
Chief Deputy Chris Nanos advises on July 2, 2014, Sheriff’s Department Homicide detectives were in the desert area on Phillips Road west of Sierrita Mountain Road conducting follow-up on a missing person. During their investigation, they located a deceased male in an abandoned well approximately twenty five feet down.
No injuries were reported following a fire in the town of Oracle that burned through 3.96 acres on June 12.
Record-breaking heat waves swept through Tucson last week with temperatures as high as 111 degrees.
Northwest fire units responded to Tangerine Road and Dove Mountain Blvd. just after 9 a.m. this morning in response to a dump truck accident.
Golder Ranch Fire Department and Northwest Fire were both dispatched to a full alarm gas leak at Tangerine and La Cholla roads at 8:17 a.m.
More help has arrived to help tend to a fire in Oak Creek Canyon in Northern Arizona, which has already burned through at least 1,000 acres, according to fire officials.
Northwest Fire District is currently responding to three separate traffic accidents in the northwest side of Tucson, according to department spokesperson Adam Goldberg.
Northwest firefighters responded to the 5400 block of North Camino De La Tierra just before 11 a.m. after receiving numerous 9-1-1 calls about some type of fire. Callers were unsure of what was burning as most callers were unable to see the actual building from the roadway in which they were traveling on when they called 9-1-1.