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The Pima County Sheriff's Department is looking for a missing teenager. Esparanza Casillas is 14 years old. Authorities say she was last seen leaving her home to walk toMore >>
Esparanza Casillas is 14 years old. Authorities say she was last seen leaving her home to walk to school. That was around 8:35 a.m. on Tuesday. Esparanza attends Pistor Middle School, which is in the area of West Drexel Road and South Cardinal Avenue.More >>
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Emergency crews are heading to a two-car crash at Speedway and Swan. Three people were involved in the crash and the jaws of life had to be used to remove one person, who was taken to the hospital withMore >>
Three people were involved in the crash and the jaws of life had to be used to remove one person, who was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Tucson Fire Capt. Barrett Baker.More >>
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Video of a contestant on 'Wheel of Fortune' is quickly going viral - but not because of how impressive his performance was. Julian Batts, a freshman at Indiana University, repeatedly failed to solve puzzlesMore >>
Video of a contestant on 'Wheel of Fortune' is quickly going viral - but not because of how impressive his performance was.More >>
PHOENIX (Tucson News Now) - The new year is barely a month old for most of us, but it's already the middle of the year for the Arizona Lottery, and it looks to be a strong one.
The lottery says sales are up in the current fiscal year, pacing 7.8 percent over fiscal year 2013 and currently totaling more than $349.5 million.
One thing that helped: December's $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, which amped up sales just before Christmas. The game got a makeover last October to start with larger jackpots and grow them faster, along with a $1 million second prize and better odds.
Since the game's redesign, Arizona has sold two $1 million Mega Millions second prize winning tickets. The redesign of the game and the near-record jackpot has resulted in a 101.9 percent increase in Mega Millions sales over the same period last year.
The lottery also reports a 9.5 percent increase in the sale of scratch-off tickets, which featured several new games.