NewsNet 11-10-14

VETERANS DAY PARADE TOMORROW - Downtown Tucson will host the annual Veterans Day Parade tomorrow morning. Beginning at 9 a.m., the parade will stage on West Alameda Street between Granada Avenue and Manning House Way. The parade begins at 11 a.m., and proceeds east on West Alameda Street and turns north on Stone Avenue to Franklin Street, then turns west on Franklin Street to Church Avenue.  At Church Avenue, the parade turns north to Sixth Street/St. Marys Road, proceeds west on Sixth Street/St. Marys Road, then turns south on Granada Avenue, ending at Franklin Street. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to avoid traffic detours. Read more about details and traffic restrictions and for parade.
VISIT TUCSON'S WWII MEMORIAL - It has been just over a year since Tucson dedicated the World War II Memorial in Armory Park, downtown. The memorial honors the more than 360 individuals from the Tucson area who served and died during WW II combat. Tucson 12 was on hand for the dedication and learned what the memorial means to one local family.
AWARD-WINNING CITY COURT PROGRAM HELPS VETERANS GET BACK ON TRACK - The Regional Municipalities Veterans Treatment Court (RMVTC) directs veterans charged with certain offenses to rehabilitation services and helps at-risk veterans avoid further legal difficulties. The RMVTC was recently awarded two federal grants and the Arizona Supreme Court's 2014 Strategic Agenda Award in the Limited Jurisdiction category for Protecting Children, Families, and Communities. Tucson 12 interviewed several local veterans to see how the RMVTC helped them get back on their feet.
BLOCKBUSTER ART EXHIBIT ONGOING DOWNTOWN - Last month the Tucson Museum of Art opened its largest exhibit ever, "The Figure Examined: Masterworks from the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation." The survey examines the portrayal of the human figure through paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. The 120 piece exhibit features some of the most notable artists of the 19th and 20th centuries including Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, and many others. The exhibit runs through February 22, 2015. The Tucson Museum of Art is located at 140 N. Main Ave, and can be reached from the Sun Link streetcar stops at Broadway/Congress and Granda Avenue.
SUN TRAN VETERANS DAY SCHEDULE - Sun Tran, Sun Link, Sun Shuttle, and Sun Van will all operate on a regular weekday schedule for Veterans Day tomorrow. There will be Sun Tran detours due to street closures in the downtown area for the annual Veterans Day Parade. For a complete list of temporarily discontinued bus stops and alternate boarding locations during the parade, visit the Sun Tran Alerts and Detours web page or contact the Sun Tran customer service center at 792-9222.