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Best BBQ Restaurants in Tucson Announced

Grab yourself some delicious BBQJacob Stone/Unsplash. Top restaurant lists are more than a little subjective. Creating one for cities like Tucson, which is one of just two UNESCO Cities of Gastronomy in the United States may be trickier than most. However, that doesn’t stop KEV’s Best, a restaurant rating website, from releasing top five restaurant lists for the city. Tucson is one of the latest entries into the rating organization’s city lineup, as it has spent most of its efforts analyzing the restaurant scene of larger cities (including Phoenix). Yet, the website, which uses locally sourced reviewers, has decided to compile its judges in order to craft a list of the five best BBQ restaurants in Tucson. So, according to KEV’s Best, these are the top spots to grab yourself some BBQ in the Old Pueblo.
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Arizona Teen Arrested For Online Sale Murder

Arizona State News by Betty Smith, Crime and Justice Reporter. An online sale turned deadly and now an Arizona teenager is behind bars, suspected of murder. Tucson, Arizona Police say 30-year-old Ron Everett Fitch agreed to an online sale but was robbed and shot when he showed up in person to complete the deal.
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PCAO: Officer who stopped mass shooting in Tucson won’t face charges

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Tucson police officer who shot and killed mass shooting suspect Leslie Stephen Scarlett won’t face charges. Dan South, Chief of the Criminal Division of the Pima County Attorney’s Office, said the actions of officer Danny Leon followed state law and the shooting was justified.
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Banner Health: Why this COVID surge is different for hospitals

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The recent surge of COVID-19 cases is taking a toll on local hospitals. Now, an update from Banner Health as leaders there say this surge is different. That’s because they are seeing the hospitalization rate, the ICU admissions, and the ventilator use in younger...

PCAO reviews officer involved shooting

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Tucson police officer who fatally shot mass shooting suspect Leslie Stephen Scarlett was justified in doing so, prosecutors determined. Dan South, Chief of the Criminal Division of the Pima County Attorney’s Office, said the actions of officer Danny Leon followed state law and the shooting was justified.
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110-acre Mixed-Use Employ. Hub Proposed for Tucson

Approximately 110 acres of land in Tucson, just west of Interstate 10 between Prince Road and Miracle Mile, may become a progressive, mixed-use interstate commerce campus. A request to rezone the property from R-1, O-3 and C-2 to Planned Area Development Zoning was recently submitted to the City of Tucson by The Planning Center, on behalf of the property owner Gary Brav and the Arizona Board of Regents. The current PAD consists of vacant land, a storage yard for construction materials and agricultural and educational facilities associated with the University of Arizona.

Tucson police investigating midtown hit-and-run

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Tucson police are at the scene of a hit-and-run that left a man injured on the night of Tuesday, Aug. 3. According to officers, the victim was hit near the intersection of Alvernon Way and Grant Road. The man was seriously injured, police say.
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Thousands of Tucson jobs up for grabs at Aug. 4 job fair

An upcoming job fair in Tucson has thousands of jobs up for grabs. The event takes place at the Tucson City Center (475 N. Granada Avenue) between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. "Job seekers are encouraged to arrive early and to bring plenty of resumes. Make sure to dress ready to interview. Attendance is free for job seekers," the event's description said in a press release.
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Pulte and Meritage Enter Entrada del Pueblo at Rancho Sahuarita

SAHUARITA, ARIZONA -- The latest 428-lot subdivision in award-winning Rancho Sahuarita Master Planned Community, Entrada Del Pueblo, has all of its lots committed to four home builders now. Pulte closed on 105 SFR lots for $6,507,635 ($61,977 per finished lot) and Meritage closed on 115 SFR lots for $6,785,000 ($59,000 per finished lot). Pulte lots are all 45’x120’ and Meritage are 40’x 120’ in size. Earlier, Lennar Homes closed on 110 SFR lots for $6,864,000 ($62,400 per finished lot) and Richmond American Homes also purchased 98 SFR lots for $6,131,381 ($62,565 per finished lot). All the home builders closed on platted lots with seller, an affiliate of Rancho Sahuarita, that will provide finished lots at a per lot development agreement. Rancho Sahuarita is a 3,000-acre master planned community located within the municipal boundaries of Sahuarita, Arizona, a town with a population of approximately 31,500 in Southern Arizona. Sahuarita is one of Arizona’s fastest-growing communities located roughly 20 minutes south of Central Tucson on Interstate 19 and Tucson International Airport a 20-minute drive. Started in 2000, Rancho Sahuarita began expansion south of Sahuarita Road with Entrada La Coraza with 144-homes earlier this year, located in the vicinity of the new hospital. Entrada Del Pueblo’s 428 homesites, will be to the south of Entrada La Coraza. With low interest rates and limited inventory fueling record high sales prices. May saw the median existing-home sales price exceed $350,000, a 24% increase and the largest year-over-year increase since 1999, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Eager buyers are making multiple offers, some for well over asking price, while others are making offers on homes sight unseen. Meanwhile, home builders are trying to meet the increased market demand, with housing starts up 3.6% in May from April nationally, according to the Commerce Department. Single‐family housing starts in June were at a rate of 1,160,000; this is 6.3 percent (±11.7 percent) above the revised May figure of 1,091,000. For more information on Rancho Sahuarita, Diana Dessy, Director of Land Assets at Rancho Sahuarita, should be reached at 520.275.7235. To learn more, see RED Comp #8843 and #8892.
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Tucson Police Officer Shooting Of Mass Shooter Deemed Justified

On Tuesday, the Pima County Attorney’s Office announced it had determined that the police officer who fatally shot a mass shooting suspect will not face charges. The Pima County Attorney’s Office concluded that the action was justified. Tucson Police Officer Danny Leon on July 18, shot and killed 35-year-old Leslie...
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July brings record-breaking rainfall, flash flooding

You weren’t imagining things if you thought July’s monsoon storms were something special: The heavy rainfall broke three records, including one that had stood for 66 years. A total of 8.06 inches of rain fell at Tucson International Airport in July, breaking the previous record of 6.08 inches that fell...
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Letter to the Editor

I am concerned about the environmental impacts of the proposed Avra Valley West I-11 alternative route, and the proposed East Option that co-locates I-11 with I-19 and I-10 through the Tucson region. There is no place in the world with the unique, magnificent terrain of the Sonoran Desert. Millions of...
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More housing and retail is planned for Tucson's south side

More housing, shopping and possibly a restaurant, are planned for Tucson’s south side as some retailers report having their best sales in the historically underserved area. Larsen Baker sold 6.54 acres of vacant land at the northwest corner at Kino Parkway and Benson Highway to CID Opportunity Zone QOB LLC for nearly $1.3 million.

Millions of dollars available to tenants facing eviction in Pima County

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The extension of the eviction moratorium will buy tenants who were impacted by the pandemic more time to find help. The Tucson and Pima County Eviction Prevention Program has paid out nearly $16 million in rental assistance and has nearly $10 million in funding left to pay out.

TUSD to consider mask mandate for students, staff and visitors

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Tucson Unified School District will hold an emergency meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday August 4, 2021 to discuss whether to require masks for all students, staff and visitors to all of the district schools. The district policy at present follows CDC and...