NewsNet 05-29-15

STREETCAR RIDERSHIP CONTINUES TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS - Were you part of the millionth rider celebration last week on the Sun Link streetcar? The milestone was reached about two months ahead of projection and celebrations were held on each car. Everyone received prizes, but the millionth rider received some special gifts. Watch this Tucson 12 video to celebrate with winner Anna Bjornsen.

TUCSON FITNESS MONTH ENDS TOMORROW WITH BIG EVENT - The biggest running event in Tucson, the 9th Annual TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run and Walk, is the wrap-up event to Tucson Fitness Month. The race begins tomorrow night at 7 o'clock at Armory Park. The race, the first leg of the popular Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, has raised more than $100,000 for local charities. Before tomorrow's official competition, there will be a free mile walk/run with Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. In addition, there will be free admission all day tomorrow to Children's Museum Tucson.  

'MUSIC UNDER THE STARS' CONCERTS CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND - Under the direction of Maestro László Veres, the Tucson Pops Orchestra celebrates its 61st year of performing free concerts in the park. The public is invited to enjoy "Music Under the Stars" at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park this Sunday at 7 p.m. The performance features Sons of Orpheus, directed by Grayson Hirst, with soprano Lindsey McHugh in a solo performance. McHugh has sung as a soloist with Sons Of Orpheus since spring 2011 and anticipates traveling with the chorus next May to sing at the Notre Dame Cathedral and various venues in and around Paris. Read more from Tucson Parks and Recreation.

VACATION PREPARATION TIPS FROM TUCSON FIRE DEPARTMENT - Now that the summer heat has arrived and many of us are looking to get out of town, it's a good time to brush up on road trip preparation. Tucson Fire Capt. Barrett Baker shows you how to avoid problems.  

DOWNLOAD APP TO REPORT GRAFFITI IN TUCSON - Graffiti Protective Coatings and the City of Tucson have a smartphone application for reporting graffiti. MyTucson is a free download on the iOS App Store and Google Play for Android. You can also report graffiti by emailing, or calling (520) 792-2489 and choosing option 1.
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Watch a University of Arizona Athletics PSA about the app.