August 18, 2012 |
TUCSON — In its season opener, Encino Crespi faced a stern test from a quality opponent Saturday night and passed with flying colors. Senior quarterback Cody Cordell completed 17 of 25 passes for 240 yards, three touchdowns and one interception as the Celts overcame three first-half turnovers and cruised to a 35-20 victory over Salpointe Catholic in Tucson. Sophomore Okalani Langi rushed for 142 yards in 20 carries and caught a 12-yard swing pass for Crespi's first touchdown.
August 7, 2012 |
TUCSON -- Jared Lee Loughner is to be escorted by U.S. marshals Tuesday morning into the federal courthouse here where, after a judge rules him mentally competent, he is scheduled to plead guilty to the January 2011 shooting rampage that left six dead and severely wounded then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and a dozen others. For more than a year Loughner has been held at a federal prison hospital in Springfield, Mo., where psychiatric experts have repeatedly examined his mental capacity after strong indications that he not did not understand what happened at the shooting here, did not comprehend the potential death penalty charges against him and was unable to assist his defense.
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August 3, 2012 |
Michael Jackson's elderly mother learned that she had been reported missing when a broken television in her room at an Arizona spa suddenly powered on and began broadcasting a story about her alleged kidnapping, according to court documents filed Thursday. Katherine Jackson wrote that her companions at the isolated resort - a group identified in other court filings as including her children Janet and Jermaine - never told her that her grandchildren were trying to reach her. Her cellphone was taken when she arrived at the Tucson spa, her room phone didn't work and "when one of the people with me asked if I could communicate with my iPad and I replied yes, my iPad was also taken away," she wrote in the signed declaration.
August 2, 2012 |
Arizona resident Adam Smith thought he was doing good by taking a video of himself confronting a Chick-fil-A employee in the drive-thru lane Wednesday. “Chick-fil-A is a hateful company,” Smith said to the employee in the video, which is still up on YouTube under multiple accounts . But his employer, Tucson medical equipment manufacturer Vante, saw it differently. Vante has announced that Smith, formerly the chief financial officer and treasurer, no longer works there.
July 30, 2012 |
AURORA, Colo. - As a shattered community mourns its dead and struggles to move on, a thorny question faces the people of Aurora: What should be done with the site of one of the worst mass shootings in the nation's history? For some, the pain is too raw, and they want the Century 16 movie theater razed. Others say that tearing down the building would be a victory for the shooter who opened fire at a packed screening. There is no easy answer. When mass killings occur in public spaces - Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tucson - communities must balance honoring the dead with the business of carrying on with life.
June 27, 2012 |
Prices at Arizona spas and hotels usually dip in summer as temperatures rise. Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson is no exception. The all-inclusive retreat is discounting room rates by about half this summer -- but only if you reserve by Thursday. The deal: Prices for the 72-Hour Summer Sale start at $249 a night per person, based on double occupancy (excluding tax and resort fee) for stays on Sundays through Wednesdays only. Included are casita-style rooms, all meals and snacks (except alcohol)
April 26, 2012 |
TUCSON -- On the day the Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of Arizona's law to combat illegal immigration, Arizonans reflected on what the controversy over the law had meant for the state. “It makes me sad,” said Brittny Mejia, a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Arizona in Tucson. “I don't like what's happening in the state.” Kathleen Hertenstein, who teaches English as a second language at the university and has lived in Tucson for 20 years, said the law certainly had tarnished the state's reputation in the eyes of many.
April 24, 2012 |
The search for a missing 6-year-old girl continued in Tucson on Tuesday as authorities canvassed her neighborhood again and began a search in a city landfill. Isabel Mercedes Celis was reported missing Saturday when her family went into her bedroom to wake her up around 8 a.m., officials said. Police were called at 8:14 a.m. and were not able to determine whether the girl was kidnapped or if she had wandered off on her own, they said. Within minutes, a widespread search began involving the U.S. marshals and the FBI. A dislodged window screen turned up during the weekend investigation, though authorities would not disclose what window it came from.
April 21, 2012 |
A 6-year-old girl disappeared Saturday from her home in Tucson, launching a widespread search involving the U.S. Marshals and the FBI. First-grader Isabel Mercedes Celis was not in her room when her parents went to wake her up around 8 a.m. Saturday at their east Tucson home, said Tucson police spokeswoman Sgt. Maria Hawke in a telephone interview with The Times. Her family last saw her in her bedroom at 11 p.m. Friday. The neighborhood of single-family homes sits west of a shopping mall and east of a Catholic church.