Supreme court looking at 2008 immigration law; Child porn sentence; Relocation resolved; Diamond Children's Center move

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Posted on July 7, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 24 at 12:06 AM

An Arizona immigration law has the ear of the U.S. Supreme Court, but it's not SB1070. The U.S. Justice Department asked the court to look at the 2008 law that punishes employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. The feds claim Arizona can't be allowed to take punishment of employers into its own hands and that it infringes on federal authority. Lower courts have rejected that challenge.

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A Willcox man will spend five years in federal prison for child porn. 53-year-old Deewayne Bowdoin subscribed to websites that sold child pornography. Investigators found more than 15 thousand images and 62 videos on his computer, including images of kids under 12 years old. When he's released, Bowdoin will spend the rest of his l life registered as a sex offender.

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Visitation for a fallen Phoenix police officer shot and killed last week while chasing a hit and run suspect. Family, friends and fellow officers gathered at a Peoria funeral home to pay respects to Officer Travis Murphy. The 29-year-old leaves behind a wife and two children. In the meantime, 30-year-old accused shooter Danny Martinez faces first-degree murder and weapons charges.

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We now know the name of the young man killed in a rollover crash Sunday night on the northwest side. 18-year-old Ivan Vera wasn't wearing his seatbelt when he rolled his SUV on West River Road. He was ejected from the vehicle and died.

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If you live or work on Tucson's east side-- you'll want to avoid some new construction on Tanque Verde Road between Houghton road and Catalina highway. Starting Tuesday-- traffic detoured onto the north side of the roadway while work begins on the south side. The Pima county department of transportation will do waterline work-- and create new east-bound lanes. The speed limit will be reduced to 35 miles an hour.

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Good news for a Tucson woman facing relocation.

Tanuel Major lives at the vista sierra apartments on fort Lowell road... Code violations at the complex forced dozens of families to relocate. Major claims she couldn't afford the cost to move, and had problems contacting the people charged with helping her relocate. Today, city of Tucson officials had positive news to share.

"I spoke with the person who is the relocation contractor, and he had been trying to contact her. The paperwork was all approved. She should be receiving her help in the next day or so," says Olga Osterhage for the City of Tucson.

The relocation contractor blamed the communication problem on the fact Major doesn't own a telephone.

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More young patients are now staying at the Diamond Children's Medical Center. They were moved from the pediatric intensive care unit today. This is the third and final move for patients from one center to the other. The official opening for the diamond children's medical center will be in September when the lobby is completed.

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