Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:55:57 GMT
Some funny guys are visiting the University of Arizona before their new movie hits theaters.Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (AKA McLovin') and Jerrod Carmichael we be on campus on Thursday to promoteMore >
Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (AKA McLovin') and Jerrod Carmichael we be on campus on Thursday to promote their new movie "Neighbors."More >
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:28 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:28:48 GMT
A car accident has closed Silverbell Road at Sunset Wednesday night, according to Pima County Sheriff's Office. Tucson Electric Power has arrived on the scene, repairing power lines. They are workingMore >
Tucson Electric Power is on the scene, repairing power lines. They are working to restore service during the closure.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:49:34 GMT
Suspicious items were found today at three locations in Tucson. Police investigated the discoveries at three locations: the Federal Courthouse, on South 12th Avenue and South Canada Drive, and at 2 E. Congress Street.More >
Suspicious items were found today at three locations in Tucson. Police investigated the discoveries at three locations: the Federal Courthouse, on South 12th Avenue and South Canada Drive, and at 2 E. Congress Street. More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:10:23 GMT
Motorists can expect slow traffic on Interstate 10 in both directions because of crashes on both sides near Kolb Road. ADOT expects back ups until 7:30 p.m.Stay with Tucson News Now for updates.CopyrightMore >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:15:30 GMT
A Tucson man may face felony charges after a 90-year-old woman involved in a car crash died from her injuries. Tucson police responded to a report of a two-car crash at the intersection of Speedway Blvd.More >
The 60-year-old driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and his passenger suffered minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital.More >
Thursday, April 24 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:10:33 GMT
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) –The Tucson Police Department is investigating an overnight homicide. According to TPD, An adult female was found deceased with obvious signs of trauma in the 1300 block ofMore >
According to TPD, An adult female was found dead with obvious signs of trauma in the 1300 block of East 28th Street.
Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:15:08 GMT
Six people hired to protect children in Arizona have been fired. Charles Flanagan, the head of Arizona's new child welfare agency, said he fired five senior Child Protective Service workers who came upMore >
Charles Flanagan, the head of Arizona's new child welfare agency, said he fired five senior Child Protective Service workers who came up with a plan that led to more than 6,500 abuse and neglect cases being closed.More >
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
We're not the only desert dwellers wanting to get out and enjoy this unusually warm February.
It's a little early in the year for the rattlers to be out, but they don't know that.
So it's up to us to be on the lookout for them, be on our guard and respect the potential for danger.
David Padgett lives on a quiet street on the west side.
He can see up to five rattlesnakes a year, in and around his yard.
"When you open up your garage in the morning, you should look down. Don't be looking out for your paper. You look down. When you open up your front door in the morning, you should be looking down and not elsewhere because there could be a snake," Padgett says.
Just a few days ago a neighbor's cat was bitten by this rattler that was inside the neighbor's house.
We're told the cat has been treated and will be okay, but it's a warning.
Padgett does what he can to keep snakes out.
He shows us the bottom of his gate.
"This is a crude snake guard on the bottom of my gate that I placed there. And you notice the guard that I put by the rocks. I have wire and the plastic," Padgett says.
The Northwest Fire District gets snake calls every year.
The advice doesn't change.
Watch where you walk and where you reach, whether it's out working in the yard or even in the garage.
"As you're moving shelves, as you're cleaning, look before you step and certainly look before you reach, and potentially listen because a warning sign that the snake may give off, it doesn't always occur, but they may rattle first," says Northwest Fire District Captain Adam Goldberg.
"Those that are out taking the walks in the early evening, at dusk, it's always a great idea to have that flashlight. Always look a couple of steps ahead of you. You know it's great weather, but sandals and flip flop type shoes are asking for a bite on the leg," Goldberg says.
He says there are other things we can do to try to keep snakes out of our yards.
Messy yards can provide food and water for rattlers.
"Homeowners, reducing the environment for the snake. If the snakes are welcome--there's a lot of debris which means field mice or pack rats, water. That potentially increases the potential for a snake living or in your yard," Goldberg says.
He says if there is a snake that could be a danger, such as in your home, in a children's park or at a bus stop, call 911.
Don't try to remove it yourself.
Goldberg says, respect the danger.
David Padgett certainly has a healthy respect for the snakes that he sees in and around his yard every year.
Of course, I don't want to harm the snake, but I don't want it harming anybody else," he says
If the worst happens and you should be bitten by a rattlesnake, the experts say, stay calm and immediately call 911.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:17:23 GMT
Of the 180 public school districts in Georgia, Bremen's city schools have the top rating, according to the new standards of the College and Career Ready Performance Index. The announcement was celebratedMore >
Of the 180 public school districts in Georgia, Bremen's city schools have the top rating, according to the new standards of the College and Career Ready Performance Index.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:56:46 GMT
Fulton County police arrested Atlanta Public Schools paraprofessional Alger Shafter Coleman, III and charged him with cruelty to children in the first degree and simple battery.Coleman was caught on cameraMore >
Fulton County police arrested Atlanta Public Schools paraprofessional Alger Shafter Coleman III and charged him with cruelty to children in the first degree and simple battery.More >