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NewsNet 11-22-13

TRAFFIC ALERT: SUN TRAN DETOURS TOMORROW (SATURDAY) - Several Sun Tran buses will experience detours and delays due to the El Tour de Tucson bike race. Routes 3, 5, 20, 21, 22 will experience delays when crossing I-10. Routes 3, 7, 8, 16, 37 will be detoured all day. Route 27 will be detoured from 5 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Drexel.  Route 34 will be detoured from 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Glenn and Swan.  More information is at Sun Tran.

TRAFFIC ALERT: I-10 NEAR MARSH STATION - If you travel on Interstate 10, east of Tucson, you will encounter travel restrictions beginning Monday.  The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to build a new alignment for a segment of eastbound I-10, near Marsh Station. The interstate will be restricted to a single lane in each direction, approximately a half-mile from the Marsh Station traffic interchange (Exit 291), from 6:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday to allow trucks to haul construction materials onto the median. After the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the same lane restrictions will be in place daily from 6:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 through Thursday, Dec. 5. More information is at ADOT.

CITY OF TUCSON AIMS TO IMPROVE TRADE RELATIONS WITH GUAYMAS - The City of Tucson and the Pima Association of Governments met today (Friday) with Guaymas, Sonora officials to share insights on how to conduct international business with the growing port operation in Guaymas. Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Chair of the PAG Regional Council, opened the presentation at the TCC and urged accelerated investment in infrastructure at the border and leading into the border. More information is at KVOA.

TUCSON RANKS IN TOP 10 OF THE LATEST DIGITAL CITIES SURVEY - Tucson is ranked as a Top 10 Digital City in e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and the Digital Communities Program.  "These are the cities that invest in engaging with their constituencies and that continuously improve their municipal services to be models of excellence nationally,” said Marie Lopez-Rogers, National League of Cities (NLC) President and Mayor of Avondale. Tucson competed in the category of cities with populations of at least 250,000. See the list of winning cities.

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT - The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying an armed robbery suspect. On Nov. 21, at about 2:30 p.m., police say the suspect entered the Denny's Restaurant at 6485 East Broadway and displayed a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. He was given an undisclosed amount of money and was last seen running westbound from the business. No one was injured during the incident. The suspect is described as an African-American male in his 20s, 6'02” to 6'04” tall and between 220 to 230 pounds. He was wearing a white long sleeve t-shirt, baggy blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a black do rag. Anyone with information should contact 911 or 88-CRIME. View the news release and photos of the suspect.