Tucson headlines: Apartment fire; School repair; College night at TCC; Bike commuting; Vandalism

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A number of people were evacuated from an apartment on Park and Drexel thanks to a fire.

No one was inside the unit where the fire originated.

But firefighters had to get 10 people living in 8 other apartments out of there.

The resident in the apartment that burned is displaced, as are two people living below.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- A micro burst ripped the roof off a Southgate Academy building, now a month later repairs are underway and it's back to school.

The monsoon storm left the building temporarily unusable.

So the school is moving into the building next door while repairs continue.

For the last three days, the school has been preparing to hit the books and having a little fun.

"The families in the community really wanted to feel a part of what was going on at south gate rebuilding our school.  So, these three days we have done activities; art actives, P.E.," said Southgate Superintendent Sylvia Calmelat.

Class starts Thursday morning.

The students and staff are expected to move into their re-modeled building in about nine to ten months.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- High school students looking for some direction with all the choices facing them in the coming year, got some answers Wednesday at the TCC.

It was the 38th Annual Tucson College night. Representatives from 200 universities and colleges throughout the U.S. were there to answer questions and help point students in the right direction.

"There's a lot of schools here and they all offer a lot stuff so its a lit of bit mind bugging to figure it out what school you want to go to and they all giving you so many different choices,"  said high school Senior Ruthoyn Kelly.

It was a free event sponsored by Tucson Unified School District.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Bike commuting in Tucson went up by 58% over the last two years according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Now in response to the growing interest in bicycling, the Pima County DOT printed 70,000 copies of the new Tucson Metro Bike Map.

That's 20,000 more than last year's edition.

Tucson Metro Bike Map, pg. 1 (pdf)

Tucson Metro Bike map, pg. 2 (pdf)


TUCSON, Ariz. -- A string of vandalism at the Pantano Overlook area on the east side of Tucson.

Six cars were broken into, and vandalized overnight.

It happened on Mesquite Overlook Drive and Desert Overlook Drive.

The windows were broken in, one had video games stolen, another a CD player ripped off.

If you know anything call 911 or 88-CRIME.