Tucson headlines: Sinkhole; New police vests; Homicide arrest; Mental health art show

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Repair crew worked to repair a sinkhole Tuesday evening near the Tucson Auto Mall on Oracle Road and Auto Mall Drive.

A contractor working in the area damaged a water main Tuesday morning.  Water leaking from the pipe resulted in a 15 foot deep water hole. 

Only one business was affected by the break.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Members of Tucson Police Department received some new ballistic vests Tuesday.

Half of the funding for the vest came from the U.S. Department of Justice and the other half came from the Tucson Police Foundation. About 112 members of TPD will receive the vest at no charge.

"This gives us the opportunity to assist those officers getting new ballistic protection that will undoubtedly save their lives on the street," said Capt. Michael Gillooly with the Tucson Police Department.

"This is a project we started to not have to deal with the loss of an officer because he couldn't afford a vest," said Andy Kunsberg with the Tucson Police Foundation.

The police department says officers should get new ballistic vests every five years.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- A South Tucson man who caused a SWAT situation Tuesday morning was arrested in connection with a homicide.

Sheriff's deputies turned over 24-year-old David Gomez to the South Tucson Police Department.

He was wanted for the murder of Ricardo Rios at the El Dora do bar back on September 9.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- This week is mental illness awareness week.

In honor of that, the community partnership of Southern Arizona is hosting its 12th Annual Mental Health Arts Show.

The artists participating in the show know their fair share about mental health.

All artists showing off their paintings, drawings, even poetry are local artists that either receive mental health and substance-use services or provide it.

You can check out the art work through Thursday from 11 to 5.