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A four-month Pinal County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force investigation came to a close with the arrest of Lisa George, 28 of Mesa. The investigation began after she responded to a craigslist.com request for marijuana, saying she could help supply. Unbeknownst to her, however, the request came from undercover PCSO Detectives.
(BPT) - If you or someone in your family, has a bleeding disorder, you know that even the simplest accident can be a cause for major concern. Major developments in care and treatment have significantly improved quality of life. Most patients can now self-administer intravenous clotting factor with education and direction from a trained clinician – like Accredo bleeding disorder nurses – rather than going to a treatment center for each infusion.
A group of students at Copper Creek Elementary School gave the OK sign letting everyone know they were ready, then, within a few seconds, they were transported underwater with a scuba diver at the Great Barrier Reef Aquarium in Australia.
The incoming arrival of a Fisher House means out-of-state families can stay closer to their injured veterans – and for Tucson mother Libby Mannel that’s a subject that’s very close to home.
In a move to ensure that the Interstate 11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study continues to move forward, the State Transportation Board approved the next step in the process and the funding to make it happen.
(Family Features) For seniors, keeping in touch with friends, family and caregivers is important to maintain an active social life and remain independent. The number of seniors — and the need to find creative ways to be mindful of their care — is on the rise. With nearly seven million Americans providing support as long-distance caregivers, according to the National Institute on Aging, staying in touch is especially important.
(BPT) - Money worries know no age limit, and financial health is important for everyone – which could explain why financial pledges are among the most common New Year’s resolutions. Still, Millennials are a bit more likely than any other age group to be tempted into spending too much, according to research by the Barna Group.
Maintenance repair work will require closures on the east- and westbound I-10 frontage roads at Orange Grove Road and on eastbound Orange Grove Road on Monday, Dec. 15, through Friday, Dec. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
(BPT) - One in five fatal accidents in America involves a drowsy driver, according to a recent report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Unfortunately, driving while fatigued is common in today’s business world. Yet the consequences of driving when you’re tired can be tragic.
Pima County has terminated its contract with Select Development and Construction, who was tasked with the widening of Magee Road between La Cañada Drive and Oracle Road. County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry says the contractor did not perform in accordance with the contract terms, provisions, and requirements in the timeframe allotted.
A number of major streets in Pima County’s District 1 will receive road repair work after the Board of Supervisors approved the release of a $5 million pavement rehabilitation appropriation from the county’s general fund.
(NAPSI)—The American dream of homeownership may not be as hard to attain as many people seem to fear. A few intriguing facts and hints can help.
(NewsUSA) - The holidays are here, and while you're admiring all of the beautiful presents wrapped and sitting under your tree, or getting excited about travel plans, it's also the perfect time for burglars and muggers to steal some seasonal cheer. (Remember the movie Home Alone?) It's enough to cast a Scrooge-like pall over what is traditionally "the most wonderful time of the year."
By now we have all heard about the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the instances where the virus has found its way into the United States. In many cases, the coverage has been overwhelming and frightening for some. In the swirl of media coverage, it can be difficult to evaluate what really is the true risk to our community. I am confident that the likelihood of a person becoming ill with the Ebola virus here in Pima County always has been, and remains, infinitely low.
It’s a trend forming around the country. Young children toying around with Airsoft guns, BB guns and toy look-a-like guns on the streets. Many of them paint or remove the orange tips on the guns that help distinguish that it is not a real firearm, something that is proving to be dangerous for not only law enforcement, but anyone that comes in contact with the person holding them.
Move for Hunger is working with Allstate Insurance to host an office food drive. In Southern Arizona, over 200,000 people are at risk for hunger because they live on low incomes.
On November, 29, 2014, officers from the Marana Police Department conducted a warrant sweep searching for subjects who had active DUI warrants issued by the Marana Municipal Court. Six people were arrested on a total of 9 warrants. One of the warrant arrests involved a person who was currently on probation for DUI. That person's probation has now been revoked. The warrants served totaled $10,107. Each person arrested was transported and booked into the Pima County Jail.
On November 25, Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies received a call around 1:40 p.m. in reference to an armed robbery that took place in the 6400 block of North Oracle Road (near the intersection of North Oracle Road and West Orange Grove Road).
I am very pleased to announce that District 1 will be receiving a large portion of the $5 million allocated for road repairs this year. Although the County Administrator did not approve of road repair funds being allocated for neighborhood roads, there was some good news for residents when the Board approved $1.9 million for arterial road repair projects in District 1 at the November 18th Board of Supervisors meeting. While I did ask for consideration of funding neighborhood roads in failing condition, I was informed by the Director of Transportation that only arterial roads would be addressed. Regardless, at this time of Thanksgiving, I am very thankful that my fellow Supervisors approved any funding for District 1 road repairs and hope we can continue to work to find solutions to our road problems.
Marana Police Dept.
(BPT) - Every year, employees with company-sponsored health plans are asked by their employers to select benefits for the following year. This process is called “open enrollment,” and it is an important event that is happening across the nation. While many view this as a chance to merely review and update health care coverage, such as medical, dental and vision, it is actually about much more than that.
(BPT) - The weather outside is going to be frightful with projected colder-than-average temperatures and heavy snowfall again this winter season. That’s the bad news. The good news is that, thanks to newer technologies and product designs, you might not need to be outside in the cold shoveling or blowing all that snow. You could actually remain in the safety and comfort of your vehicle and plow your own driveway.
(NAPSM)—Cada año, miles de trabajadores se enferman por exposición al calor en su trabajo. Algunos de estos trabajadores incluso han muerto. La enfermedad causada por el calor afecta principalmente a quienes no han desarrollado tolerancia física al calor y es especialmente peligroso para quienes trabajan en agricultura, construcción y transporte.
(Family Features) Whether you’re sending merchandise to customers across the country or sending a gift to a loved one across town, ensuring your shipments end up at their final destination can be a time-consuming and sometimes stressful process.
Due to the El Tour de Tucson event on Saturday, Nov. 22, the Interstate 10 eastbound frontage road between Tangerine Road and Congress Street will be reduced to one lane between 4 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the Arizona Department of the Transportation.