NewsNet 01-13-15

SUN LINK TO MODIFY SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK - Starting Monday, the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar will begin a modifed schedule to better accommodate periods of high ridership. Data shows an increase in demand on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as Mondays through Thursday evenings. The new schedule decreases frequency at the start of service both during the week and on the weekends, but increases frequency by five minutes in the evenings and on Saturdays. Sundays currently see the lowest level of ridership and the new schedule reflects that. The changes will not affect the hours of operation. You can see the detailed changes in this news release.

TASK FORCE ON 21ST CENTURY POLICING MEETS IN D.C. - The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing met today in Washington, D.C. Tucson Police Chief Robert Villaseñor is a member of the panel, which was created last month. It includes law enforcement representatives and community leaders. The task force is working on ways to strengthen the relationship between police and the public. Public comments can be made by emailing or via Twitter.

FROM THE VIDEO ARCHIVES: DILLINGER DAYS - The annual Dillinger Days returns to Hotel Congress in Downtown Tucson Jan. 23-24 to mark the time in 1934 when the Tucson Police Department captured and arrested John Dillnger, who was the most wanted outlaw at the time. Read the Downtown Tucson Partnership's article about this year's Dillinger Days.

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY - The holidays have come and gone, but the pounds may be sticking around a little longer than you would like from your holiday dinners. Tucson Fire Department (TFD) Capt. Barrett Baker offers advice on how to shed some pounds.

CITY OF TUCSON IS REMOVING ABANDONED SHOPPING CARTS - If you see a shopping cart off store property, abandoned along the street, or sitting in a wash, call the City of Tucson's Environmental Services (ES) department to have it removed. You can call Customer Service at (520) 791-3171 or use the 'My-Waste'™ app and choose the Report a Problem option. Watch a PSA about how the program works.