Category Archives: Stupidity

War hero dog saved soldiers in Afghanistan only to be killed in Arizona: Wrong dog euthanized at Pinal County pound – UPDATE: Employee fired

A dog named Target, who not only survived the war in Afghanistan but also saved soldiers from a suicide bomber, was taken home by her soldier owner to Arizona – only to be killed in the Pinal County pound. A … Continue reading

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Fall of a woman in blue: Tucson police arrests one of its own on domestic violence, assault, deadly weapon charges

With 16 years as a Tucson police officer, Michelle Preiss was only four short years away from early retirement. That retirement, alas, may come even a bit sooner than expected as she faces a trio of domestic violence charges – … Continue reading

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El Tour de Tucson bicycle ride gears up for Nov. 20: Route map, safety tips, and $3.5 million brain injury lawsuit settlement – UPDATE with more info

Bicycles in the annual El Tour de Tucson will be streaming through the streets Nov. 20 – hopefully this year without any life-threatening brain injuries or a $3.5 million lawsuit. Gary Stuebe, of Surprise, was the recipient of both the … Continue reading

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Christmas earlier ever year: Holiday decor decks the halls of Tucson before Halloween

Christmas in July will soon be a reality since we’re already getting Christmas in mid-October. Stores used to wait until at least after Halloween. In the real good ole days, no self-respecting reindeer would rear its head until after Thanksgiving. … 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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DPS officer assaulted, police vehicle stolen after traffic stop on pickup packed with suspected illegal aliens

You never know what you’ll get when you pull over a stolen pickup. You might get a tearful explanation, meek compliance or, as the Arizona Department of Pubic Safety found out Oct. 26, you could end up with a whole … Continue reading

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Halloween hazards: Spooky eve one of top three holidays that can maim, inflame, injure or kill you

Halloween is spooky, creepy and downright scary – but not just because of the dressed-up ghoulies and goblins. Beware of Halloween hazards/Thinkstock As the tender pagan holiday draws nearer, more and more organizations are sending out news releases, announcements and … Continue reading

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