Tucson headlines: TPD grant; Emerge shelter makeover; Electric car donated for raffle

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Department of Justice awarded Tucson Police a $6.1 million grant Thursday.

It pays three years worth of salaries and benefits for 25 officers.

Only three other Arizona cities met the program's strict requirements.

The department's been hit hard by recent budget cuts, and they say this new money will help them get back to an acceptable staffing level.

They'll start hiring new officers in July of next year.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- A local domestic abuse shelter got a huge makeover from a paint company Thursday.

The emerge center against domestic abuse won a grant worth more than $40,000.

Benjamin Moore donated 125 gallons of paint as part of their "Color Car Across America" grant.

Emerge helps more than 3,000 people annually.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- You could soon be the owner of a brand new Nissan Leaf electric vehicle.  Car dealer Jim Click donated the car for a raffle set for April.

The raffle will help raise money for more than 150 local charities.

If you want a chance to win the leaf, $40,000 raffle tickets are available. This is the 3rd car charity raffle Click has made possible.

The first two charities raised more than $1 million.