Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:05:35 GMT
The Supreme Court has thrown out a nearly $3.4 million judgment against a man convicted of possessing two pornographic images of a child that have been seen by thousands of online viewers.More >
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman...More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:58:51 GMT
Construction continues this week on a three mile stretch of Interstate 10 between Benson and Vail. More >
Construction continues this week on a three mile stretch of I-10 between Benson and Vail. Lanes will be closed on both directions of the freeway from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday. More >
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
Within seconds of the night sky lighting up with what appears to have been a extraordinarily bright meteor, social media also lit up with reported sightings.
From Las Vegas, to Phoenix, to Tucson, Twitter users reported seeing the bright object streak across the horizon. Many also reported hearing a sonic boom. Ali Boelts wrote, "I also heard a big explosion about 90 seconds later west of the city!"
Richard Romero Tweeted, "it lit up the entire sky as I was taking garbage can out front, right over Picture Rocks area heading west."
It's not known yet if the meteor hit the ground. Tucson News Now Meteorologist Aaron Pickering believes Tuesday night's meteor could be part of the Geminids meteor shower.
http://meteorshowersonline.com reports, "this meteor shower gets the name "Geminids" because it appears to radiate from the constellation Gemini. An observer in the Northern Hemisphere can start seeing Geminid meteors as early as December 6, when one meteor every hour or so could be visible. During the next week, rates increase until a peak of 50-80 meteors per hour is attained on the night of December 13/14. The last Geminids are seen on December 18, when an observer might see a rate of one every hour or so."
If you captured video or a picture of Tuesday night's meteor, be sure to upload your image at pics.TucsonNewsNow.com.
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Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:47:34 GMT
A duck with "dangerous propensities" is at the center of a $275,000 lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Clackamas County. It claims the plaintiff, Cynthia Ruddell, stepped out of her motorhomeMore >
The lawsuit claims the duck has a history of attacking people and its owner was negligent for failing to maintain proper control of her animal.More >