NewsNet 02-17-15

CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE RECEIVES GRANT FOR CASE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE - The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) recently awarded the City Prosecutor’s Office more than $51,000 to help buy and implement case management software to digitize case files and eventually replace paper files. The new electronic file management system will allow prosecutors to more-efficiently handle DUI cases and other highway-related offenses. Read the news release.

HAVE COFFEE WITH A COP TOMORROW - The Tucson Police Department will hold another Coffee with a Cop event tomorrow morning. There is no planned agenda, other than a simple time to meet the police officers who serve the area. The gathering will take place from 9-11 a.m. at Prep & Pastry, 3073 N. Campbell. The national effort encourages police and community members to come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. If you have questions about the event, please call (520) 837-7241. Watch video of TPD officers explaining the program.

SOCCER TOURNAMENT RETURNS TO TUCSON - Six teams will take part in the 4th annual FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup. The competition, tomorrow through Feb. 28, will feature the Colorado Rapids, Montreal Impact, New England Revolution, Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City. All games will be played at the North Kino Sports Complex. Visit Tucson pegs the competition's economic impact at $1.17 million, with an estimated attendance of 20,000 people.

TUCSON ELECTRIC POWER (TEP) TO HOST HOME ENERGIZER WORKSHOP AT ZOO - Saturday's workshop will help you learn why energy conservation matters, while giving you the tools to save energy in your home. The event - free for adults and $10 for children 5 years and up - begins with a behind-the-scenes animal visit to learn how our actions affect wildlife around the world. After that, TEP staff will show you free and low-cost energy efficiency measures you can use at home. All adult workshop participants will receive a free kit containing $50 worth of devices to increase home energy efficiency, including CFL bulbs, a smart power strip, weather stripping, and more from TEP. For a small fee, educators will take your children (5-14) around the Zoo while you attend the workshop.

HOW TO REPORT POTHOLES AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION CONCERNS - Is there a pothole you'd like to see fixed? Is a street sign missing? Is a tree limb hanging too close over a roadway or sidewalk and obstructing your view? You can report those issues to the Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), (520) 791-3154, or email the exact location to tdotsr@tucsonaz.gov.