5 things to know for Monday

Justin Schecker

5 things to know for Monday

CREATED May. 6, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Nine on Your Side presents a daily digital curation of headlines that our news team recommends you follow to stay in-the-know with current events. 

1.Drowning, near drowning draw attention to pool safety

A family on the Northwest Side is grieving this morning after a three-year-old drowned in a backyard pool. Meanwhile, a four-year-old boy is recovering in a hospital from a near drowning after neighbors rescued him out of a east side apartment complex pool. 
2. Search for accused kidnapper
Pima County Sheriff's Deputies continue their search for man who tried kidnapping a Vail teen while she was walking to a friend's house. Deputies are looking for a white man in his early twenties. He's clean shaven with short, dark brown hair. He was wearing a red shirt and jeans, and possibly a dark colored ring. 
3. Tensions escalate in Syria
Syrian leaders are calling rockets dropping from the night sky a declaration of war. Air strikes obliterated military targets, including a shipment of missiles and a research center believed to be developing chemical weapons. Syria is blaming Israel for the air raid, but the Israeli government has yet to claim responsibility for the attacks.   
4. Controversy of Boston Marathon bomber's body
Cemeteries across three states have refused to bury the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the suspected Boston Marathon bombers. The Cambridge funeral home stands by its decision to accept the body. Meanwhile, federal investigators continue to search Tsarnaev's Cambridge apartment.       
5. Free McDonalds for Arizona teachers
McDonalds will serve a free meal to Arizona teachers on Tuesday from 5 a.m. To 8 p.m. if they show a school ID or pay stub. The fast-food chain says it is thanking teachers for $500 of personal money they spend each year on classroom supplies.