Tucson headlines: Arizona tech center; Toros deal; PCC leasing

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The University of Arizona has a new technology center in the works that will provide more collaboration between researchers, businesses, and the community.

"Tech Launch Arizona" has a two part mission, support campus research and find ways to get inventions and products into the marketplace.

"Not only will we have technology that companies might be interested in commercializing, but also our students in the entrepreneurship program might find opportunities where they can be doing some of this at the same time."

Doctor Sander says he hopes the center will be running in full force in the next few years.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- The City of Tucson has agreed to pay the Tucson Toros $300,000 to settle a lawsuit for ending the team's lease at Hi Corbett field.

City leaders say the settlement amount is equal to the first year's rent from the University of Arizona.

The five year agreement comes with a five year renewal and will allow the Wildcats' baseball team to play their home games at Hi Corbett in 2012.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Tucson elementary school is re-opening thanks to a deal with pima community college.

Roberts elementary school has sat empty since last year when TUSD was forced to close down four schools.

But the board unaimously approved a five year lease of the building to PCC. 

The college plans to use the property for its Adult Education Division and the Public Safety and Emergency Services Institute.