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Tips to Stay Safe When Frying a Turkey

If you plan to fry your Thanksgiving turkey, please be aware that there are several safety steps you need to take to prevent injury to yourself and others.

Tucson Fire Department Capt. Barrett Baker appeared recently on KGUN9's The Morning Blend (video) to offer some tips to keep your holiday celebration away from the emergency room. The first tip is to make sure the turkey is completely thawed.

Enjoy Unique Amenities at Tucson Parks This Holiday Weekend (Video)

Did you know you can play horseshoes at 14 Tucson parks? In fact, Reid Park recently hosted a horseshoe competition. Certain parks even have facilities for bocce ball, sand volleyball, disc golf, racquetball, shuffleboard, walking, and running. Learn more about the amenities by watching the video below.

If you have a question about Tucson Parks and Recreation, email Your question could be featured on the next edition of "Sierra Says" on Tucson 12.

Traffic Alert - North Rillito Interceptor Sewer Rehabilitation Project

This is a series of traffic alerts that will be issued throughout the construction of the North Rillito Interceptor (NRI) Sewer Rehabilitation Project. These alerts will announce construction, detour and street closure information as it affects residents, businesses and traffic within the area. The 10-mile long NRI project is being completed in phases; the current phase’s construction boundaries are along River Road from Longfellow Avenue to just west of Campbell Avenue.

City to Offer Another Warrant Day

The City of Tucson will open its court building on Saturday, Dec. 5, giving people a weekend day to clear up outstanding warrants. There will be two courtrooms available at Tucson City Court, 103 East Alameda, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individuals with warrants may come to the court starting at 8 a.m. on a walk-in basis and see a judge regarding their warrant. The goal of Warrant Day is to resolve the warrant and possibly close cases in warrant status.

El Tour Health Expo Underway at TCC

The El Tour Bicycle, Fitness & Health Expo is underway at this hour and continues until 9 p.m. at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC). The free event leads up to tomorrow's big cycling race. The Expo is a trade show with cycling and health-related vendors and exhibitors. In addition, cyclists are picking up their rider packets, timing devices and other items. The event is open to the public.

Tickets on Sale for Tucson Football Bowl Game

Game tickets are now available through Ticketmaster for the inaugural NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl, Dec. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at Arizona Stadium. Projected to bring $25 million to Tucson, the bowl game will feature teams from the Mountain West Conference (MWC) and Conference USA (CUSA). The Sun Belt Conference will provide a team if the MWC or CUSA can't fill the game.


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