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  • A small-town couple left behind a stolen painting worth over $100 million — and a big mystery

    08/05/2018 9:50:52 AM PDT · by BBell · 95 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 8/3/18 | Antonia Farzan
    Jerry and Rita Alter kept to themselves. They were a lovely couple, neighbors in the small New Mexico town of Cliff would later tell reporters. But no one knew much about them. They may have been hiding a decades-old secret, pieces of which are now just emerging. Among them: After the couple died, a stolen Willem de Kooning painting with an estimated worth of $160 million was discovered in their bedroom. More than 30 years ago, that same painting disappeared the day after Thanksgiving from the University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson. And Wednesday, the Arizona Republic reported...
  • Would-be robber beaten up by restaurant employees in Arizona

    07/16/2018 4:17:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    TUCSON, Az. (FOX26 NEWS) — A would-be robber in Arizona was stopped by several restaurant employees and the whole thing was caught on camera. In the video, the crook can be seen standing behind a counter, armed with a knife and demanding money from employees. However, the workers were not amused and one of them decided to take action by throw a chair at the suspect. At least six employees then start attacking the man and subduing him until police arrive.
  • WATCH: Restaurant workers take down knife-wielding robbery suspect

    07/12/2018 2:07:32 PM PDT · by petitfour · 20 replies
    Tucson News Now ^ | 7/12/2018 | Tucson News Now Staff
    SOUTH TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Two people were stabbed while stopping a robbery at a landmark in South Tucson Wednesday afternoon, according to police. The South Tucson Police Department said it happened around 1:30 p.m. at Mi Nidito Restaurant on South 4th Avenue. Officers said Jerry Evans Madril, armed with a knife, entered the restaurant and demanded money. Workers in the store were not intimidated and fought back. "He was outnumbered with the knife," said Manny Olguin, a worker at Mi Nidito. "You could see it was a little box cutter. It wasn't a big machete or nothing."
  • Bishop suggests excommunication for Catholics implementing border enforcement

    06/21/2018 6:41:20 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 88 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | June 21, 2018 | Deal Hudson
    (Newsmax) – Last week, Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson called upon his fellow bishops to issue a "prophetic statement" on immigration that would support "canonical penalties for Catholics who are involved" in implementing President Trump's immigration policy. Why would the thought of excommunication even enter the mind of Bishop Weisenburger? Does he mean to say that any Catholic Border Patrol Agent or ICE Officers enforcing the law are "obstinately preserving in manifest grave sin"? If so, what is the "grave sin" that meets the criterion of excommunication according to Canon 915? The 19,500 employees of the U. S. Border...
  • Bobcat sighted by bicycle riders as it perched on saguaro

    06/18/2018 5:02:32 PM PDT · by donna · 54 replies
    www.azfamily.com ^ | Jun 18, 2018 | Hayley Brand
    BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A bobcat climbed to new heights Monday morning, as it was spotted perched on top of a large saguaro along a hiking trail in Buckeye. Two bikers saw the cat while biking along the Verrado Lost Creek Trail around 8 a.m. Monday.
  • Underground bunker possibly used for human trafficking of children found in Tucson

    06/03/2018 9:26:50 PM PDT · by madison10 · 40 replies
    KGUN ^ | 5/31/2018 | Valerie Casavos
    TUCSON, Ariz. - A disturbing discovery near an abandoned plant off I-19. A documentary crew is shown an underground bunker believed to be used for human trafficking of children. Tucson Police tells us that they are not ruling out the possibility that it was used for human trafficking, but they say they believe the bunker is most likely being used as a homeless camp. Former Navy Seal Craig Sawyer is currently filming "Contraland" to expose the dark side of child sex slavery. Sawyer tells KGUN 9 a homeless advocacy group called his crew after they discovered the underground bunker --...
  • Cemex land in Tucson occupied by veterans and found to be used by child traffickers?

    06/03/2018 9:15:28 PM PDT · by struggle · 11 replies
    Various ^ | 6/4/2018 | Struggle
    Has anyone seen this? Is there a threat. Basically some veterans went on a CEMEX plant in disuse and found a child rape farm. Cemex' board member? Linda Rothschild. $41 millions of investments? George Soros. Clinton Foundation member? Check. Wild things are on the horizon.
  • SCOTUS Rules on Police Shooting...and Sotomayor's Scathing Dissent

    04/03/2018 5:47:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 184 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a police officer who shot a woman outside of her home in Tucson, Arizona in May 2010. The officer, Andrew Kisela, shot Amy Hughes after she was seen acting "erratically," hacking at a tree with a knife and arguing with her roommate.Kisela and another police officer, Alex Garcia, heard about the report on their patrol car radio and responded. A third police officer, Lindsay Kunz, arrived on the scene on her bicycle.  All three officers drew their guns. At least twice they told Hughes to drop the knife. Viewing the record in...
  • Border Patrol agent kills migrant who tried to steal partner’s gun

    11/30/2017 1:14:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 30, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    An illegal immigrant tried to wrestle a Border Patrol agent’s gun away then was shot and killed by the agent’s partner, the agency said Thursday. Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodolfo Karisch said the two agents were tracking a group of illegal immigrant suspects in southern Arizona and when they moved in to make an arrest, one of the migrants attacked, grabbing one agent’s gun. The other agent then shot the migrant, who died of the wound.
  • How a House Dem Accused of Drunken Shenanigans... (Raul Grijalva)

    11/28/2017 7:08:37 AM PST · by AZHSer · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Nov 28, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    Rep. Raul M. Grijalva quietly arranged a “severance package” in 2015 for one of his top staffers who threatened a lawsuit claiming the Arizona Democrat was frequently drunk and created a hostile workplace environment, revealing yet another way that lawmakers can use taxpayer dollars to hide their misbehavior on Capitol Hill.
  • Fish die as Lower Santa Cruz is diverted for Ina bridge construction

    11/23/2017 8:16:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Tucson.com ^ | November 13/20, 2017 | Tony Davis, Arizona Daily Star
    Up to 1,000 non-native fish died in the Lower Santa Cruz River, a retired fish biologist says, because a state contractor diverted river water for an Ina Road bridge construction project. The diversion moved the river’s treated sewage effluent from the west bank to the east bank, away from the towering, shady willow trees along the west bank. It ended Friday, a little more than a week after it started, when the contractor dug a new channel near the bridge site to reverse the effluent’s course back to the west bank. The diversion “was a necessary part of the construction,”...
  • Giant Tucson American Flag Burned By Protesters

    11/06/2017 8:25:14 PM PST · by \/\/ayne · 22 replies
    James T Harris Radio Show ^ | 11/06/2017 | \/\/ayne
    Heard on the James T Harris radio show today that Tucson's 20 X 30 foot giant American Flag at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi here in Tuscon on Speedway was burned at 4:30 in the morning sometime this weekend by vandal protesters who got away - for now. They did severe damage to the pole and left a huge pile of ashes on the sidewalk. The family has flown a big flag at their car lot since 1958. The arson squad was summoned and examined the scene. I'm assuming this is part of Antifa's big resistance weekend. Quebedeaux Mitsubishi was astounded by the...
  • Tucson Pays for Scofflaw Actions to Destroy Guns

    09/22/2017 12:49:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In September, 2017, the City of Tucson taxpayers agreed to pay the State of Arizona for the legal fees required to stop the City Council from violating State law.  The Council had required that legal, valuable firearms be destroyed rather than sold for the benefit of the public. Even liberal academics understand that is a waste of valuable resources. In 2012, Arizona made the wasteful practice of destroying valuable firearms illegal for local governments.From AZCDL.org: This legislation was a follow-up to a 2010 law that required forfeited firearms to be sold to authorized dealers and not be scrapped. Unfortunately, there...
  • Tucson Stops Illegal Destruction of Firearms, Grudgingly Follows The Law

    09/15/2017 1:35:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The City Council of Tucson has finally been forced to stop their irrational violation of state law. For years the city council has been destroying valuable property that could have been sold for the benefit of the public. Instead, they insisted on expensive destruction for political grandstanding.Since 2013 they have ordered 4,820 guns to be destroyed, conservatively valued at between $500,000 and $1,000,000. Guns sold at auction by police routinely bring $100 – $200. One gun destroyed by the city is claimed to have been a rare collectible valued at $10,000. A Colt Python in mint condition turned in...
  • MOVING TO TUCSON FROM NYC

    09/01/2017 12:09:48 PM PDT · by HateBill · 80 replies
    SELF
    Long-time freeper relocating from 110% Dem. voting district (you know what I mean) in Brooklyn to a Tucson development with one of the largest (if not the largest) Republican clubs in America (learned about it on FR about a decade ago!). So sick of running into people who insult Trump continuously, just assuming I'm of like mind because I don't wear a swastika or other Nazi paraphernalia. Was inspired by recent thread started by freeper moving to Phoenix. BTW, I know it's hot!
  • Park University announces graduates from Davis-Monthan AFB Campus

    07/01/2017 8:33:02 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Submitted by Brad Biles, director of communications and public relations, Park University
    TUCSON — Park University’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (Ariz.) Campus Center held its commencement ceremony on June 10 at the Fox Tucson Theatre. The University had 15 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — 14 students received a bachelor’s degree and one student received an associate degree. Among them was Robert W. Keough, a graduate of Buena High School. Keough graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in social psychology.
  • Avra Valley I-11 Proposals Draw Opposition at Tucson Meetings

    06/05/2017 5:14:32 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Arizona Public Media ^ | May 9, 2017 | Zachary Ziegler
    There were not many open seats at a pair of meetings last week over proposed routes that would send Interstate 11 through the Tucson area. Many of those in attendance were there to speak against two of the alternatives, which run west of Saguaro National Park West in the Avra Valley.“I understand the need to provide ways for people to move around," said Kimberly Baeza, "But it doesn't have to come at the expense of our open landscapes and beautiful Sonoran Desert.”The meeting is part of the second step in selecting the route I-11 could take through Arizona. The freeway...
  • 'Social Justice Advocate' or Snitch? UA Says It May Change Student Job Title After Bad Press

    05/15/2017 6:17:44 AM PDT · by yoe · 32 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | May 12, 2017 | Ray Stern
    Following several days of bad publicity, University of Arizona officials said Friday they may eliminate the title — but not the job — of student "Social Justice Advocates." It's not just the title of the new job position creating problems, either.
  • Pursuit leads to discovery of 2,000 lbs. of marijuana worth over $1M near Tucson (Illegals)

    05/07/2017 7:58:14 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    TUCSON, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector made an immigration stop on a suspicious vehicle near Elgin, which led to a pursuit and the discovery of over 2,000 pounds of marijuana worth over $1 million. As the agents attempted to stop the pickup truck on Lower Elgin Road, northeast of State Route 83, officials say the suspect vehicle sped up.
  • Unfinished cross-border tunnel uncovered in Naco

    05/01/2017 7:04:20 AM PDT · by SandRat · 41 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Emily Thurlow
    NACO – An incomplete cross-border tunnel was uncovered by a construction worker clearing old fencing near Naco. According to Christopher Sullivan, a public information officer and Border Patrol agent based out of the Tucson sector, the construction worker contacted Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents at the Brian A. Terry Station to report a “possible smuggling tunnel.” Following an investigation, agents discovered the unfinished tunnel. “The tunnel was approximately 15 feet deep and extended into the United States about four feet from the international boundary fence,” he said. “The tunnel has no ventilation or lighting.” The tunnel has already been filled...