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Last-Chance Pets Find Patriot Companions in VA

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Last-chance pets are finding forever homes with our nation’s heroes, with the help of some match-making. Beth Zimmerman's nonprofit organization, Pets for Patriots, is working with U-S military veterans to help them find, afford and adopt last-chance dogs and cats from shelters.  She says there are well-documented mental and physical benefits of pet ownership, and they have discovered some unintended ... Read More »

Affordable Care Act Sign Ups Expect Surge As Deadline Approaches

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As the March 31st signup deadline for the Affordable Care Act approaches, hundreds of Arizona organizations and thousands of volunteers are working across Arizona to handle a last-minute surge of enrollments. Tara Plese (Plesh) of the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers says one recent ad placed on the social media site Pandora generated more than 1400 responses. Organizations such ... Read More »

Jodi Arias Set For Court Appearance

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Jodi Arias is set to appear in court as attorneys prepare for her second penalty phase.  The 33-year-old former waitress was convicted of first-degree murder in May 2013, but the jury couldn't reach a decision on her sentence.  A hearing is set for this morning (Monday 17), the day her retrial had been scheduled to begin but its start has ... Read More »

New Bill Allows Guns In More Public Places

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The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a bill that would allow concealed carry permit holders to carry guns in more places. This new bill would allow guns in government buildings and carried into public places as long as there's not an armed gaurd or metal detector. However, the bill will exclude public schools k-through-12, communiity colleges and universities.  Governor ... Read More »

Local Artists Transform Chairs For Habitat For Humanity

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Tucson artists are transforming chairs for charity. Furniture company Copenhagen has asked 15 artists from Tucson to create works of art to be auctioned off for Habitat for Humanity. The chairs will be sold in a silent auction and displayed at the Tucson showroom until March 21st. Read More »

Border Patrol Seize $1 Million Worth Of Drugs

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Customs and Border Protection officers seized almost sixty pounds of meth and nearly eight pounds of heroin over the weekend in Nogales, Arizona. The drugs' estimated value is more than a million dollars and they were found with the help of narcotics detection canines. The packages were found in a vehicle's spare tire, under a car, in rocker panels, and ... Read More »

Prosecutors Formally Charge Alleged Kidnapper

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Prosecutors did not ask to make a statement, but they continued with formal charges against John Rood III excluding one very serious count. The judge read his official charges for this incident. They include kidnapping, sexual assault, and criminal trespassing. Sunday evening Yuma police officers arrested Rood after they say he tried to break into a home on the 100 ... Read More »

Sex Offender Notification

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A level 3 sex offender with a high risk to reoffend has moved to a new address. 37 year old Virgil Jerome Brooks now resides at 2461 S, 4th Avenue #1. Avalos is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs about 156 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. Virgil Brooks was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison ... Read More »

Anti-Tobacco Coalitions Head To State Capitol

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A team of Pima County middle school students are taking their anti-tobacco efforts to the State Capitol. They will be among more than 250 students meeting with legislators Tuesday to push for health and wellness improvements. The youth coalitions are trying to build on recent anti-tobacco victories, including CVS's decision to take cigarettes off its shelves. Read More »

Man Allegedly Stabs Young Brother To Death

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A man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his 12-year-old half-brother to death at their home in Phoenix. Police say it happened yesterday evening when the rest of their family went out to dinner. Authorities say the 27-year-old suspect walked over to a nearby Circle K and called 911 to report he stabbed someone. No word on a motive. Read More »

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