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  • New details revealed in wild carjacking crime spree

    New details revealed in wild carjacking crime spree

    Saturday, October 21 2017 1:06 AM EDT2017-10-21 05:06:56 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Police reports reveal new information on a wild carjacking crime spree that took place across the south side of Tucson on October 4. The crime spree ended with the suspect shot during a dramatic hostage standoff with police. 

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    Police reports reveal new information on a wild carjacking crime spree that took place across the south side of Tucson on October 4. The crime spree ended with the suspect shot during a dramatic hostage standoff with police. 

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    UPDATE: Tucson police connect barricaded man to earlier shooting

    UPDATE: Tucson police connect barricaded man to earlier shooting

    Friday, October 20 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-10-21 03:03:39 GMT

    One man is in the hospital and another is in custody following a shooting on the south side of Tucson Friday, Oct. 20.

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    One man is in the hospital and another is in custody following a shooting on the south side of Tucson Friday, Oct. 20.

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  • Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-10-21 02:32:33 GMT
    Saturday, October 21 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-10-21 17:53:48 GMT

    A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

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    A Los Angeles judge has tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for feminine hygiene.

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Within Tucson city limits there are about 150 dip crossings on roadways where washes meet streets and flooding can create a big problem for drivers.

The City of Tucson Transportation Department has a 15 person crew that goes out to put up around 500 road closure signs and barriers when storms roll into town because of possible flooding like weather forecasters are predicting could happen again this week.

City officials said big washes in Tucson, like the Rillito and Pantano washes, have storm water gauges. The gauges give workers a good indication on when and where water is rising, allowing them to know when to close down the road in those areas. However, smaller washes can be just as dangerous too but more difficult to predict flooding.

Currently, the city of Tucson does not have a program or even funding to build infrastructure like box coverts that could allow drivers to pass over smaller washes if built under a bridge, according to city transportation leaders.

Since July 1, Tucson firefighters have responded to 8 swift water rescues at washes. Transportation officials urge drivers to wait it out or find a safer route because it only takes a few feet of rushing water to overtake a vehicle.

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