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Tucson flooding ongoing issue during monsoon

Tucson flooding ongoing issue during monsoon

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    Missing teenager found deceased

    Missing teenager found deceased

    Saturday, June 16 2018 4:00 PM EDT2018-06-16 20:00:35 GMT
    Rachael Anthis-Roberts (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)Rachael Anthis-Roberts (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

    Detectives with the Crimes Against Children Unit of the Pima County Sheriff's Department are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 16-year-old.  

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    Detectives with the Crimes Against Children Unit of the Pima County Sheriff's Department are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 16-year-old.  

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  • UPDATE: Police identify man stabbed to death in midtown

    UPDATE: Police identify man stabbed to death in midtown

    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:17 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:17:36 GMT
    Police investigate a homicide in midtown Tucson (Source: Jays Martinez)Police investigate a homicide in midtown Tucson (Source: Jays Martinez)

    Tucson Police are investigating after a man was found dead in midtown. Officers have been searching and working in the area of 200 W. Delano Street, near W. Fort Lowell Road and N. Stone Avenue, since late Saturday afternoon, June 16. A homicide investigation is being conducted. .@Tucson_Police Detectives are investigating a homicide in the 200 block of W. Delano St. More details will be released as they become available. pic.twitter.com/1InUe3gPBt — Sergeant Pete Dugan (@Sgt...

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    Tucson Police are investigating after a man was found dead in midtown. Officers have been searching and working in the area of 200 W. Delano Street, near W. Fort Lowell Road and N. Stone Avenue, since late Saturday afternoon, June 16. A homicide investigation is being conducted. .@Tucson_Police Detectives are investigating a homicide in the 200 block of W. Delano St. More details will be released as they become available. pic.twitter.com/1InUe3gPBt — Sergeant Pete Dugan (@Sgt...

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    Brian Ferry found dead in jail cell

    Brian Ferry found dead in jail cell

    Sunday, June 17 2018 2:05 PM EDT2018-06-17 18:05:35 GMT
    Brian Ferry (Source: Tucson Police Department)Brian Ferry (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    A Tucson jury has found Brian Ferry guilty of killing a couple in Tucson more than 15 years ago.

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    A Tucson jury has found Brian Ferry guilty of killing a couple in Tucson more than 15 years ago.

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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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  • Storm Picks Up Huge Trampoline, Leaves It In Palm Tree

    Storm Picks Up Huge Trampoline, Leaves It In Palm Tree

    Saturday, June 16 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-06-17 00:14:28 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    A large trampoline on the east side near 22nd St. and Sarnoff Dr. was caught in the wind during storms over Tucson ended up wedged between 2 palm trees, more than 30 feet in the air. 

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    A large trampoline on the east side near 22nd St. and Sarnoff Dr. was caught in the wind during storms over Tucson ended up wedged between 2 palm trees, more than 30 feet in the air. 

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  • Marana to hand out sandbags to residents

    Marana to hand out sandbags to residents

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-06-16 01:23:40 GMT

    Flooding at your home during monsoon and you live in Marana?  No problem, the Town of Marana will be handing out sandbags to residents every Tuesday, beginning June 19 and lasting through the rainy season.

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    Flooding at your home during monsoon and you live in Marana?  No problem, the Town of Marana will be handing out sandbags to residents every Tuesday, beginning June 19 and lasting through the rainy season.

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  • Keep stormwater clean by scooping the poop

    Keep stormwater clean by scooping the poop

    Friday, June 15 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-06-16 00:34:04 GMT
    (Source: Pima County)(Source: Pima County)

    The monsoon is here which is a perfect time to remember why it is important to pick up after pets. Pet waste can contain disease-carrying microorganisms and can transmit diseases to other pets, wildlife and even children.  

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    The monsoon is here which is a perfect time to remember why it is important to pick up after pets. Pet waste can contain disease-carrying microorganisms and can transmit diseases to other pets, wildlife and even children.  

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