TUCSON POLICE MOURN PHOENIX DETECTIVE KILLED IN LINE OF DUTY - Tucson Police officers today are wearing mourning bands on their badges following the death yesterday of 43-year-old Phoenix Police Detective John Hobbs. Police say Detective Hobbs and another detective from the Fugitive-Apprehension Unit were shot by the suspect, William R. Thornton, who died in the gun battle. Hobbs died about two hours after the shooting. The other detective, who has not been identified, is in stable condition. Read more from azcentral.com.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA NAMES NEW POLICE CHIEF - Longtime University of Arizona Police Department (UAPD) Commander Brian Seastone is the department's new Chief. His appointment was announced yesterday in a news release from the office of UA President Ann Weaver Hart. Seastone, who began working for UAPD in 1980, previously served as the UAs Emergency Preparedness manager and on the UAs Campus Emergency Response team. He also provides training on the National Incident Management System and Incident Command System for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the State of Arizona Division of Emergency Management. Seastone replaces Anthony Daykin, who retired last August. Read more from the Arizona Daily Wildcat.
VOTER-APPROVED ROAD REPAIR WORK CONTINUES - Southern Arizona Paving and Construction Co., under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), is continuing its road repair program associated with the voter-approved $100 million, five-year street bond program. Tonight, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., crews will be working on Wilmot Road, from Broadway Boulevard to Park Place Drive. Tomorrow and Thursday, work shifts to 29th Street, between Wilmot Road and Craycroft Road. Travel lane restrictions will be in place during the work period. However, at least one lane of travel will be maintained in both directions.
IS TUCSON'S LEMUR EXPECTING? - Is Nuit, Tucson's Black and White Ruffed Lemur at the Reid Park Zoo, expecting? Dr. Moreno and the zookeepers recently performed an ultrasound to find out. Watch the short video of the procedure and hear the latest results at the link below.
HOW TO MANAGE HARD WATER AND OTHER TIPS FROM TUCSON WATER - Get tips on how to manage hard water, increase dishwasher efficiency, flush your water heater, check faucet aerators and more. Information is available in English and Spanish. You can download, print, or request a mailed copy of the tips. You can also learn how to pay your water bill online and stop and start service. Read more from Tucson Water.