Thursday, April 24 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:55:13 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 >
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) -
The 2014 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show officially came to an end on Sunday.
For the last few weeks, the buzz around town has been about gems, minerals and fossils.
But now, the doors were closed and workers began the laboring task of taking down the many stand and tents that had filled downtown Tucson.
Yet, even as vendors packed away and headed home, there was work already happening for 2015. Focus was already turning to next year.
Paul Harter, Chair of the event talked with excitement about what is in store for the year to come.
"We have our show theme: ‘Minerals of West Europe,'" Harter said. "West Europe really was the birth place of mineralogy as we know it today."
Randy Gneiteing, is a vendor from Montana Gem who has been coming to Tucson for about 30 years He shared Harter's passion for the event.
"This typically is our best show of the year," Gneiteing said. "You know every show is different and every day of the show is different."
This show seems to have been a particular success. Harter was pleased with improvement.
"Through Saturday night, we know that we've had just over 14,000 people," Harter said. This is a fifteen percent jump in attendance from last year.
Local jewelry designer Erick Stewart said he noticed the increase in traffic.
"Wonderful! It's the best show I've ever had," Stewart said. "I have a lot of repeat customers that are coming through here and it's great to see their faces. They've become my collectors so they're always seeing what's new and what's different."
And around town, more than forty shows making up the Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase also wrapped up. Many sellers were already signing up for next year. 22nd Street Gem and Mineral Show organizers said they were already fifty percent booked for 2015.
From the Tucson Convention Center to the many shows around Town the attitude was the same as Harter's was: "It really will be a great show in 2015."
Visit Tucson, the local visitor's bureau, is conducting a survey this year to see just how much the gem shows around town contribute to the local economy. In the past, the estimate was as much as $100,000,000.
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 >