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 >
It's whale watching season in Puerto Penasco, Mexico and that has an increasing number of people enthusiastically setting sail for the Sea of Cortez.
More commonly referred to as Rocky Point, it's only a four hour drive from Tucson. I headed down earlier this week, video camera in hand, to witness these amazing mammals in their natural environment.
Unfortunately, tourism has dropped in recent years due to cartel violence in various parts of Mexico. However, those familiar with Rocky Point say it's not only a safe place to visit but to also live, "I really feel very very safe, I drive down here by myself all he time with no problems," Gillian Panasewicz tells me as we disembark from the fishing marina in Rocky Point aboard a sail boat named "Gato Loco."
Panasewicz, and her husband Mike, split their time between Prescott, AZ and Rocky Point; living half the year south of the border, "it's beautiful out here. There's so much to offer. There's dolphins, whales, sea lions, it's beautiful."
Her favorite pastime, whale watching, has almost become an obsession, "their power is unbelievable, not so much when they come out of the water, but the explosion of the water when they land is amazing."
Gillian snapped some amazing pictures last year just a few short miles off the coast of Rocky Point showing a humpback whale breaching the water in a spectacular show of mother nature, "in English terminology, it was gobsmacking, it just took your breath away."
Captain Bill Hensler is behind the helm of the "Gato Loco." He sets sail several times a month taking friends and neighbors on whale watching journeys that can lead to dramatic sights of whales breaching the water and dolphins swimming right alongside the sailboat, "I could stay out till the sun sets watching them," he says with a smile.
Hensler says January and February are the best months to watch the whales because it's mating season. He says the humpbacks and finbacks have made their way from the cold waters of the northern Pacific Ocean into the warmer waters of the Sea of Cortez, "the finback is the second largest whale in the world and the humpback, they're smaller but they're more active. Sometimes you'll see them rollover on their sides, they have the big pectoral fin and they'll slap the water."
During our trip we stayed behind the same whale that would surface every few minutes with its blowhole-spray giving us a trail to follow for more than an hour. Dolphins joined in, along with other boats, full of excited whale watchers. As Capt. Hensler maneuvers the "Gato Loco" to keep up with the whale his smile returns, "it's really an incredible experience," and an unforgettable day on the Sea Cortez.
Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:35:48 GMT
By STEVE KARNOWSKIAssociated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American andMore >
The FBI is asking for the public's help to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who maintained a home in South Carolina.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:44:27 GMT
Camden Police arrested a woman after a group of girls found a loaded .45-caliber pistol inside the bathroom of a fast foot restaurant. Police arrested 45-year-old Robin Lei Albert and charged her withMore >
Camden Police arrested a woman after a group of girls found a loaded .45-caliber pistol inside the bathroom of a fast food restaurant.More >
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 >