Saturday, April 19 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:34:14 GMT
Firefighters are battling flames after a brief lightning storm near Elgin ignited several fires that combined into one on Saturday afternoon, according to Sonoita Fire Department PIO Katie Goodwin. SonoitaMore >>
600 acres outside of Elgin have burned. Sonoita Fire Department is on the scene and more units are on their way.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:25:41 GMT
Starting today, it will be illegal to take a puff from an electronic cigarette in many public places in Los Angeles, including inside bars, restaurants, and clubs. LA is the latest in a growing listMore >>
Starting today, it will be illegal to take a puff from an electronic cigarette in many public places in Los Angeles, including inside bars, restaurants, and clubs.
Saturday, April 19 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:47:28 GMT
The Pima County Fair attracted thousands of people in its first two days and some of those fair goers provided input for a proposed passenger rail from Tucson to Phoenix. Mike Kies, with Arizona DepartmentMore >>
The department's study of this rail project started in 2011 including two previous public comment sessions, according to Kies. He said the hope is to have a final path chosen by the end of the year. There is no money currently identified for future studies or construction of the rail, which is estimated to cost billions of dollars.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:48:57 GMT
Hotshot crews were shuttled off the Huachuca mountains on Friday, after they completed their work, digging a hand line around the perimeter of the Brown fire. The fire is now 25 percent contained andMore >>
Officials said they had a good handle on things, but there was still concern with thunderstorms that have moved into the area.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:33:45 GMT
Two separate collisions closed I-10 eastbound at the Palo Verde exit Saturday afternoon. One of the accidents involved a driver who's motorcycle crashed. The motorcyclist was transported to the hospitalMore >>
The road was closed at 2:27 p.m. and the time for reopening has not yet been given.More >>
Saturday, April 19 2014 11:30 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:30:31 GMT
Rainfall totals for the latest rainstorm and information of the rainfall so far this year.More >>
Not a lot of rain for the calendar year so far, but with the gray skies and heavy rain in the state today, if sure looked like we were in for some wet weather in Tucson. Some areas of the metro pickedMore >>
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
A part of history is making its return to the Santa Catalina Mountains.
Bighorn sheep are being released into the area as a reintroduction effort. The sheep are a symbol of the area and roamed the Catalinas until the 1990s.
31 bighorn sheep are expected to head for higher ground after their release.
Arizona Game and Fish captured the sheep in Yuma over the weekend, where officials say the bighorn population has dwindled because of drought, predators, disease and people.
Game and Fish officials say the area where the sheep will be released in the Catalinas, is more controlled. They will be able to monitor how often mountain lions kill the sheep and that will help determine how successful this effort is.
There will be more releases in the next two years, to follow up with the goal of having 100 bighorn sheep released in the area within the next three years.