Category Archives: Heroes

The real reason Santa Claus rocks: St. Nick brings us much more than Christmas gifts

It’s a cold day at the North Pole when we stop believing in Santa Claus. Santa symbolizes the warm, cozy spirit of the season’s generosity. He is the magical man with big hugs and an even bigger toy sack. He’s … Continue reading

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Early Thanksgiving for Tucson dog and owner reunited after five years: Hail the mighty microchip

A Siberian Husky named Nike may have been a dog gone after he got lost as a puppy five years ago, but he was certainly never forgotten. Tucson owner Zuleica Sans and her family still kept pictures of the perky … Continue reading

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Dumb Tucson criminals make cop job easier: Bumbling burglars and naive bank robber arrested in separate crimes

Law enforcement is a tough job, but sometimes a few dimwitted criminals come along that make a cop’s job a tad easier. Such was the case this week with an afternoon bank robbery from a suspect who appears to have … Continue reading

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SWAT standoff with wanted felon ends with tear gas, arrest, after 8 hours, 80 police personnel

Going in with guns blazing has become oh so painfully passé. For the second time this month, the Tucson Police Department spent a lot of manpower and time to end an extended standoff with a barricaded suspect, according to a … Continue reading

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Justice for Tucson teen: Cross-dressing America's Most Wanted fugitive arrested in Mexico after 10 years

Even possible breast implants and dressing as a woman was not enough to hide fugitive Max Montijo-Lamadrid from U.S. Marshals. Lamadrid, 34, who was able to elude authorities for a decade by “assuming another identity” and moving frequently all around … Continue reading

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Columbus Day special: American myths debunked, from George W. to George W. Bush

Christopher Columbus may have sailed the ocean blue, since the water in the late 1400s was still clear from major oil spills, but a few other supposed facts about this guy’s journey – and American history – are wholly incorrect. … Continue reading

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Potentially deadly SWAT standoff ends with PepperBall arrest, dog bite

A Tucson police SWAT standoff between about 80 police personnel and a Tucson man holed up in a midtown home containing weapons could have easily turned deadly. It instead ended with minor injuries and an arrest of the suspect, according … Continue reading

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