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Car Seat Safety Check Tomorrow (Video)

The Tucson Police Department is teaming up with the Pima County Sheriff's Department, Safe Kids Pima County, and the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety to host free car seat checks.

The event takes place tomorrow at Tucson Medical Center's Square and Compass Children's Clinic, 2600 North Wyatt Drive. From 9 a.m.-noon, you can learn about proper car seat installation from trained deputies, officers, and other community partners.

Airmen Memorial Bridge Re-Dedication Ceremony

Two new plaques honoring the 18 airmen who died following a mid-air collision of two B-24 Liberator Bombers during a training mission over the Pantano Wash on November 30, 1944, will be unveiled on Friday, March 17, 2017. The new plaques were designed and donated by some of the surviving family members of the 18 airmen.

City Council Member Paul Cunningham, the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) and about 25 surviving family members from across the country will take part in the re-dedication ceremony.

Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild delivered his sixth State of the City address this afternoon. Speaking to more than 1,000 guests at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort, the theme of Rothschild's speech was "Tucson: A Reliable Partner."

The mayor discussed successes in economic development and partnerships with Rio Nuevo, the Regional Transportation Authority, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Raytheon, the Tucson Metro Chamber (which hosted the event), and others.

Greyhound Opens New Bus Station

A ribbon-cutting ceremony this week marked the opening of Greyhound's new facility in Tucson. Located near Broadway Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, buses began running at the new facility at 8 a.m. yesterday.

The Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District owns the site and is leasing it to Greyhound.

Until this week, Greyhound was operating out of a temporary facility near Congress and I-10 after losing its former facility between Broadway and Congress, at the east end of downtown, to make room for student housing.

Watch Zoo Animals Beat the Heat (Video)

With above-average temperatures in the low-to-mid-90s this week, we're all getting a preview of summer a bit early. While most of us can turn on the air conditioning to stay cool, animals at Reid Park Zoo have different ways of coping. With the help of zookeepers, there are many different ways to keep the animals cool and engaged at the same time.

Tucson 12 produced a Zoo News video last summer on ways animals beat the heat.

Bear Down with Pride

The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is joining the University of Arizona in urging fans to act responsibly and not let their emotions get out of hand when the Arizona Wildcats play in the NCAA Tournament. The No.2-ranked Wildcats face No. 15 North Dakota Thursday at 6:50 p.m. The game will be televised on TBS. TPD partnered with the university for a Bear Down with Pride PSA.

Open House for Playgrounds at Lincoln Park and Groves Park

Tucson Park and Recreation invites you to an open house tomorrow to discuss plans for new playgrounds being planned for Lincoln Park and Groves Park. The meeting will be held at the William M. Clements Regional Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive, from 5-7:30 p.m. There will be a short presentation and question/answer period starting at 5:30, but people may come any time during the open hours to learn about the playground options and vote on their favorite design.

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