5 things to know for Wednesday
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1. OVERNIGHT FIRE AT GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH
The Tucson Fire Department responded to an overnight fire inside the Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.
Captain Barrett Baker tells 9 On Your Side there is heavy smoke damage inside the building, but it could have been much worse.
Full story here.
2. TUCSON STUDENT IN NATIONAL SPELLING BEE
Christopher O’Connor, a seventh-grade student from St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic School in Tucson, will represent Arizona in the 86th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. The competition formally begins today, with competitors taking the stage for the first time.
Full story here.
3. THE AGE OF THE CRONUT
Are you reading this over breakfast? Look down at it. It's about to look sad, soggy and gross in comparison with something called... the cronut. The donut-croissant hybrid is in huge demand in New York, where people are waiting in line for hours to get a bite. We haven't tracked down cronuts in Tucson yet, but if you try to make one for yourself, be sure to bring it to us at KGUN to taste test it!
You can get a glimpse of the cronut here.
4. MOM IN MEXICAN JAIL
An Arizona woman is jailed in Mexico on accusations that she tried to smuggle nearly 12 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. KGUN 9 spoke to her husband, before she heads to court today.
Read the full story here.
5. GENNA'S LAW VOTE
Tucson city council could vote on a final draft of Genna's Law tonight. The legislation holds people accountable for drinking and hurting someone with a gun. It would force police to do a Breathalyzer test after an accidental shooting. It's in response to last summer's shooting death of Genna Ayup. The council already unanimously voiced support for the measure back in March.