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Cop Fatally Shoots Man in Motorized Scooter From Behind

Police chief says Officer Ryan Remington will be fired

(Newser) - The Tucson Police Department has swiftly distanced itself from an officer who shot dead a man in a motorized wheelchair. Police Chief Chris Magnus said on Tuesday he was "deeply disturbed and troubled" by what transpired on Monday night: Officer Ryan Remington responded to a report of a man...

Drugs Found Before DEA Agent Was Killed on Train

Gunman also was killed in the gunfire, Tucson police say

(Newser) - Update: In advance of the deadly shooting Monday on an Amtrak train in Arizona, DEA agents searched bags associated with one passenger and found 2.39 kilograms of marijuana, 50 packages of marijuana edibles and "other marijuana and cannabis products," per the court documents. CNN reports they allegedly...

Men With Zip Ties Confront Principal Who Quarantined Boy

Father and cohorts threaten 'citizen's arrest'

(Newser) - An Arizona elementary school principal says she was confronted by a father and two other men after enforcing county rules on quarantining students who've potentially been exposed to COVID. Per NBC News , Diane Vargo, principal at Mesquite Elementary School in Tucson, says the father showed up with his son...

Nuclear Missile Silo for Sale. Asking Price? Not That Bad

Rick Ellis is selling his old Titan II silo in Arizona

(Newser) - Want a bunker with stagnant water, dead rodents, and scary 20-foot drops? For you, $395,000. That's what owner Rick Ellis is asking for his decommissioned Titan II missile silo near Tucson, Ariz. "This is the coolest listing I've had to date," his realtor tells the...

'Egregious' Act by Deputy Made Public Defender Cry

White deputy shown in footage wrestling black teen quadruple amputee to ground, cursing at him

(Newser) - An arrest of two teens at an Arizona group home in September has now blown up into something much bigger after KOLD News 13 saw what it calls an "explosive video" of the incident that led to their arrest. The news outlet reports that the eight minutes of footage...

Liberal Arizona City Rejects Sanctuary City Plan

Democratic Tucson mayor was against it

(Newser) - After Arizona passed a law that required local police to check the immigration status of people suspected to be in the country illegally, the state's second-largest city wanted to send a message. The Democrats who control Tucson designated their town an "immigrant welcoming city" in 2012, and the...

Larry Nassar Leaves Tucson Prison After Reported Attack

On Sunday night he was at a holdover facility in Oklahoma

(Newser) - Last month brought word that within hours of being released into the general prison population in late May, Larry Nassar was attacked by other inmates. So said a court filing by his lawyer, and now the Detroit News reports Nassar, 55, has been removed from the federal penitentiary in Tucson,...

The Most Dangerous City, State May Surprise You

Analysis finds the most violent city in every state

(Newser) - The rate of violent crime in the US has been steadily declining and is about half of what it was in 1991 when it peaked at 758 crimes for every 100,000 people. But that may be scant consolation for people living in the cities that have not benefited from...

Driver Thought 'Dazed' Owl Was Injured. Apparently, It Wasn't

Game and Fish had to get involved to help trapped motorist in Arizona

(Newser) - "Don't risk getting hurt aiding injured wildlife" was the gentle warning posted on Twitter on Tuesday by Arizona's Game and Fish Department, a warning prompted by an incident this week between a kindhearted motorist and a stubborn owl. The Arizona Republic expands on the story, which involved...

Battle to Host Amazon's New HQ Gets Prickly

Tucson's 'really cool' cactus gift is rejected

(Newser) - Amazon has rejected the 21-foot saguaro cactus that southern Arizona economic leaders planned to send as a gift to CEO Jeff Bezos, in a bid to attract the company's second headquarters. "Unfortunately we can't accept gifts (even really cool ones)," an Amazon tweet read. Amazon says...

'Absolute Chaos' as 2 Killed in Shooting at Arizona Mall

The shooting Friday night also left one injured

(Newser) - Two men were killed and a woman injured in a shooting Friday night at an Arizona mall, CNN reports. According to KOLD , witnesses reported hearing 10 shots around 7:30pm in the bar area of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill at La Encantada Mall in Tucson. Authorities say all three people...

Guy Locks Himself Out, Gets Stuck in Chimney

For 4 hours until firefighters came to his aid

(Newser) - PSA: Should you find yourself locked out of your house, attempting to get inside via the chimney is not a good idea. That's what a Tucson man did Sunday morning, and predictably, he didn't quite make it all the way into his house, UPI reports. His neighbors heard...

The 10 US Cities That Are Warming the Fastest

Most are in California, Nevada, and Arizona

(Newser) - The southwest corner of the US has long been known as a sweltering spot, but it's only getting hotter, according to Climate Central , which ranked 178 US cities based on temperature changes since 1965. All but three have seen temperatures rise in the past 50 years, but some are...

Cops: Mom Nursed Baby 12 Hours After Using Cocaine

'These are excellent parents,' says lawyer of ex-reporters whose daughter tested positive

(Newser) - An Arizona couple has gone from reporting the news to becoming the news after their 4-month-old baby tested positive for cocaine. Oro Valley police say former Tucson TV reporters Krystin and Somchai Lisaius took their baby to a hospital on May 15 as she was "unable to wake up"...

These Are the 10 Hottest US Cities

Texas is sizzling

(Newser) - You know what they say, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of Texas. 24/7 Wall St. has rounded up the hottest US cities based on the average number of days each year that temperatures reached at least 90 degrees since records began. A whopping seven of the...

Fire Captain Nabbed in 3 Cold-Case Murders

David Watson faces charges in deaths of ex-wife, mother-in-law

(Newser) - David Watson was battling his ex-wife, Linda, for custody of their daughter when the woman vanished from her Tucson home on Aug. 20, 2000. In 2003, Watson was locked in another custody battle over the same girl with his former mother-in-law, Marilyn Cox, when she was gunned down after a...

Locked-Out Teen Gets Stuck in Chimney
Locked-Out Teen
Gets Stuck in Chimney

Locked-Out Teen Gets Stuck in Chimney

Tucson boy had bad idea after forgetting his keys

(Newser) - If your name isn't Santa Claus, you shouldn't even think about trying to enter a house through a chimney, the fire department in Tucson, Ariz., said after rescuing a teenager yesterday. The 16-year-old had forgotten his keys and, locked out of the house with his younger brother, became...

Months Ago, Cops Went to Home Where Girls Were Held

But couldn't hear anything, saw no evidence of children

(Newser) - The mother and stepfather arrested and accused of holding their three daughters captive in Tucson soundproofed the girls' bedrooms so well that when police officers went to the house two and a half months ago on a robbery call, they saw no evidence of the girls. Among other things, the...

Captive Tucson Girls 'Tortured With Music'

Cameras recorded sisters in house of horrors

(Newser) - Three sisters held captive by their parents in a Tucson home endured a hellish existence in dungeon-like conditions, investigators say. For up to two years, the girls—ages 12, 13, and 17, were imprisoned in locked bedrooms with elaborate alarm and video systems that let the girls' mother and stepfather...

Missing Climber Killed by Venom

Tucson hiker was swarmed by bees

(Newser) - One of the rock climbers who helped retrieve the body of one of his peers called the sight "tragic and horrifying," and it's easy to see why: Tucson's Steven Johnson was found dangling from a cliff, where he had been stung to death by bees, reports...

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