Tucson headlines: Dog alerts homeowner to fire; Gas prices; New red light camera; Man flashes little girl; Body found

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A man's dog helped him find the source of a fire in his home early Monday morning.

It happened on Cooper Street near Broadway and Wilmot.

The man woke up to the slight smell of smoke and his dog barking.

When he let the dog outside they saw it coming from vents in his roof.

Firefighters put out the attic fire once they got there.

They say he was smart to call 911 rather than trying to put it out himself.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Gas prices have dropped 7¢ per gallon in Tucson, nationally 1.2¢ compared to last month.

Tucson's average price per gallon is $3.22.

And although lower, it's almost 60¢ higher than it was this time last year.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- The red light camera at Ajo Way and Sixth Avenue is active, issuing tickets to anyone who runs through the intersection illegally.

It's been issuing warnings for the past month.  Monday was the first day people were getting nabbed.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- A registered sex offender, working at a Tucson restaurant is charged with exposing himself to a little girl.

The 9 year old walked up to the counter of the wing factory on Golf Links Road and Wilmot to ask for extra sauce.

Police say 24-year-old Elias Guerrero then lifted his shirt to expose himself to her.  Police say Guerrero has a history of prior exposures.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- The father of the embattled former Mayor of Nogales is headed to prison for two years on fraud charges.

Octavio Garcia-Suarez along with his son Octavio Garcia-Von Borstel cheated Western Union out of nearly $618,000.

The younger man is serving a 3 and a half year sentence.

After prison each man will serve 7 years probation.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Detectives are investigating a body found in a wash on Palo Verde road just south of Interstate 10.

Police responded to a call Monday afternoon referring to someone down in a wash. When police arrived they found a woman dead.

Right now detectives don't know much, but say her death appears suspicious.

The victim's identity has not been released.

Detectives hope more information will be revealed after the autopsy scheduled for Tuesday morning.