TUCSON FIRE DEPARTMENT (TFD) RESCUES BOY IN CHIMNEY - TFD crews yesterday were called to a house near Glenn Street and Columbus Boulevard after a neighbor heard cries for help. The ladder crew arrived and found a 16-year-old male stuck in the chimney, approximately four to six feet below the top. The TFD crew was able to lower a rope to the teen and pull him out. While coated with plenty of soot, the teen was unharmed and didn’t require further medical care. He told rescuers he forgot his house keys and didn't want to be stuck outside. Read more from TFD Facebook page.
HAVE COFFEE WITH A COP TOMORROW - The Tucson Police Department will host another Coffee with a Cop event tomorrow morning. There is no planned agenda, other than time to meet the police officers who serve the area. The gathering will take place from 9 a.m.-noon at Cartel Coffee, 201 E. Broadway.
SPEND VALENTINE'S DAY AT 2ND SATURDAYS - Visit 2nd Saturdays Downtown Tucson this weekend and enjoy live music, a movie, street performers, restaurants and street vendors. Gallery shows begin at 9 a.m. and the main stage at Scott Avenue and Congress Street opens at 3 p.m. with a performance from Little House of Funk. You can use the Sun Link streetcar to easily move through the downtown area. Watch Tucson 12 video about 2nd Saturdays.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: I-10 RAMP AT KINO PARKWAY - Motorists traveling east on Interstate 10 and Kino Parkway will encounter travel restrictions tonight while the Arizona Department of Transportation continues a project to replace highway signs. The installation of a 23-foot wide sign spanning Kino Parkway, south of I-10, will require road closures from 10 o'clock tonight until approximately 2 a.m. tomorrow. The eastbound I-10 off-ramp at Kino Parkway will be closed to all traffic, and southbound Kino Parkway will be closed at Ajo Loop Road, located south of Tucson Marketplace Boulevard.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS - The Tucson Festival of Books depends on volunteers to help run the annual event at the University of Arizona and hundreds of positions are available. This year's event is March 14-15, from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. each day. Since its launch in 2009, the Festival has contributed more than $1 million to local literacy organizations.