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Golfing is more than a pleasant pastime: Research has shown that regular golf games can offer proven benefits that substantially improve your physical and mental health. Older adults in particular may find that they can meet recommended exercise goals while enjoying this low- to moderate-int…

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  • Vivian Chazen, Social Media Guru, Mather LifeWays
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Imagine the ability to explore the bottom of the ocean, fly through the sky, or float through space without leaving the comfort of your home. Thanks to virtual reality systems, you can. Virtual reality (VR) is a digitized world that inserts the user into a new reality through a headset. It i…

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One driver jokingly flashed his headlights at an Oro Valley Police Department officer while speeding down the street on the other side of a divided roadway, earning himself a DUI charge after the prank was investigated. 

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After being seen walking with traffic on the side of North Oracle Road, one man earned drug charges when the officer found paraphernalia in his bag.

  • Northwest Police Beat, Tucson Local Media
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One area woman’s illicit drug habits nearly got the best of her before an over-dose call was made to the OVPD.

  • Northwest Police Beat, Tucson Local Media
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One north side driver sped through a red light in his BMW, earning himself the attention of the Oro Valley Police Department and a DUI charge.

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Not thinking much of it, one man riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the road ended up on the wrong side of the law after multiple warrants for his arrest—and drugs—came to light.

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One thief thought he took off with a half-dozen articles of clothing from a local department store, though loss prevention had an eye on the man. When approached by the OVPD, he thought he could make a second getaway.

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One sophomore student at Pusch Ridge Christian academy thought it wise to share some psychoactive drugs with a classmate, though rumors of such an action quickly made its way to the school resource officer.

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The funeral services for retired Oro Valley Police Chief Werner S. Wolff, who passed away April 15, have been scheduled for this Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:30 am.  Services will be held at Marana Mortuary and Cemetery located at 12146 W. Barnett Road, Marana, AZ.   

  • Mark Whittaker, The Explorer
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When someone mentions the word steakhouse, eyebrows raise. What’s the occasion? Is it Dad’s birthday? Who’s getting married? For most, going to a steakhouse and ordering up a prime cut of meat means something special is going on. Either an upscale environment or a funky cowboy style ranch ho…

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One man failed to keep his temper under control while trying to return some goods to a local Home Depot, warranting intervention from the Oro Valley Police Department.

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One man described as “thuggish” was able to get away with a pair of shoes from a local mall, according to reports.

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Stolen sunglasses land wanted man in jail

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Afterhours teen burger break leads to liquor find

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Facebook infidelity leads to marital woes

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  • Jim Nintzel, The Explorer
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Tucsonan Jennifer Lee Carrell is the author of three novels, including The Speckled Monster and Haunt Me Still. She’s also an organizer with next weekend’s Tucson Festival of Books. 

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  • Logan Burtch-Buus The Explorer
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Canyon Del Oro High School spent last Thursday on high alert after a threat was discovered written on a wall in a school bathroom.