In an effort to keep streets safe, the Mayor and Tucson City Council recently passed an ordinance giving Tucson Police Department (TPD) officers the power to impound the vehicle of anyone cited or arrested for street racing. TPD recently produced videos in English and Spanish that show the dangers of street racing and the new penalties associated with the dangerous practice.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council tonight will consider amending the City Code to prohibit the sale of synthetic cannabinoids ("Spice" and other names) and related products. The drugs are known to cause death, hallucinations, agitation, psychosis, aggression, suicidal tendencies, and more.
Underground electrical conduit work began today at the Columbus Boulevard and Pima Street intersection and at the Dodge Boulevard and Pima Street intersection. The work is scheduled to be finished by Friday, June 16.
Crews will be working weekdays from 6 a.m.-4 p.m. During that time, travel lane restrictions will be in place.
The crews, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), are beginning roadway improvements on Pima Street from Country Club Road to Columbus Boulevard. The reconstruction work is scheduled to begin in the middle of June.
The biggest running event in Tucson happens Saturday night. The 11th annual TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run/Walk begins at 7 o'clock in front of Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave. The race, the first leg of the popular Gabe Zimmerman Triple Crown, has raised more than $150,000 for local charities.
Prior to Saturday's race, there will be the Friday Night Festival of Miles. That event features a series of 1-mile events for men, women, and children of all ages.
With 100-degree temperatures in the Tucson weather forecast for at least the next couple of days, animals at Reid Park Zoo enjoy a break from the heat just like we do.
In an edition of Tucson 12's Zoo News from last year, go behind the scenes to see how zoo staff keeps the animals cool in our heat.
The Mayor and Tucson City Council tomorrow night will hold a public hearing before adopting the Tentative Budget for Fiscal Year 2017/2018. Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega on May 9 submitted his Recommended Budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. The proposed $1.373 billion spending plan is structurally balanced for the second consecutive year and does not include any increases in fees or tax rates.
The Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) invites the public to attend a meeting about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Inventory and Transition Plan, which is designed to assess existing needs on Tucson streets and sidewalks relative to ADA compliance. The meeting will be held tomorrow, 4-6 p.m, at the Randolph Golf Course, Copper Room, 600 S. Alvernon Way. There will be a brief presentation at 4:30 p.m.
Tucson Medical Center this week is hosting the annual EMS Week Conference, which is dedicated to the science and treatment of patients who need pre-hospital and emergency care. Experts in the field will offer updates on the latest clinical practices for patients in Southern Arizona.
The daylong conference will be held this Wednesday at the Sheraton Hotel, 5151 E. Grant Road. Registration is required for the free event, but there are a limited number of seats remaining.
Terra the tamandua is a month old today. Terra is a Latin name meaning "the planet Earth." Born at Reid Park Zoo on Earth Day, April 22, the lesser anteater currently weighs 1.6 pounds.
The Zoo is working with Southern Tamandua SSP to place several of its tamanduas and to continue a breeding program. Eight tamanduas have been born at Reid Park Zoo over the years.
Though not on exhibit, the four tamanduas still living at the Zoo make regular appearances during education programs and formal presentations.