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NewsNet 05-15-14

TUCSON POLICE HELP IN ARRESTS OF SIX MEN ACCUSED OF CREDIT CARD FRAUD - The Tucson Police Department (TPD) helped in the arrests of five people this week in connection with a credit card fraud ring. The Tucson Financial Task Force conducted the investigation that led to the arrests. Task Force members include the Tucson Police Department, the U.S. Secret Service, the U.S. Postal Service and the South Tucson Police Department. Investigators obtained search warrants at various locations and found several hundred credit cards, as well as tools and machines for manufacturing and altering credit cards. They also found digital media devices, such as thumb drives, that contained hundreds of names with victims' credit card information. The suspects face numerous charges. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star and the TPD Facebook page.

TCC ARENA RENOVATION ON SCHEDULE - An $8 million upgrade of the Tucson Convention Center Arena is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year. The work continues even though entertainment is still scheduled in the arena, said Fletcher McCusker, chairman of the Rio Nuevo Downtown Redevelopment District Board. "It’s all new seating, lights, concessions, new bathrooms, new paint, new sound and lights," he said. Read more from Arizona Public Media.
Read the original news release about TCC renovation.

IT'S NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK - The United States is celebrating National Small Business Week this week, and the City's Small Business Assistance Line is available every weekday to answer your questions.  The phone number is (520) 837-4100.  The City Manager's Office of Economic Initiatives answers all calls and can provide assistance in both English and Spanish. The Small Business Assistance Line is one of a number of City initiatives, along with 21 new business incentives, streamlined permit processes and more, to make the City of Tucson more business-friendly.

VOTER-APPROVED ROAD REPAIR WORK CONTINUES - Crews from Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will be sealcoating several Tucson roadways over the next two months. Crews will work on Speedway Boulevard, from Wilmot Road to Kolb Road, from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday and Monday. Work also begins on sections of Broadway Boulevard early next week. During the work, travel restrictions will be in place, but at least two lanes of travel will be maintained in both directions. Business and residential access will be maintained at all times. The pavement preservation project is part of the $100 million, five-year Road Recovery bond program.
Bond Oversight Commission Annual Report

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