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Tucson atwitter over loud boom tonight

Tucsonans flooded social media sites Wednesday night speculating on what caused a loud boom heard — and felt — over a chunk of the city. Tweet messages started about 7:45 p.m., many from residents of Tucson's west side, saying a large explosion rattled windows at some homes. Tucson police received reports of two jets flying over about 7:40 p.m., just seconds before the boom was heard, said spokesman Sgt. Chris Widmer. But it still isn't known it was a sonic boom.


Jared Loughner likely to get life term for Arizona Gabrielle Giffords shooting

Jared Loughner

The man responsible for a shooting rampage in Arizona last year that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including then-U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, is likely to be sentenced to life in prison on Thursday in a Tucson court.


Tucson gunman Loughner pleads guilty to rampage, spared death penalty

Tucson Gunman

A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to killing six people and wounding 13 others, including then-U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, in an Arizona shooting rampage last year and will be spared the death penalty in exchange.


Police bar missing girl's family from Arizona home

Missing Tucson Girl

Police have asked the family of a 6-year-old Arizona girl who disappeared from her bedroom to leave their Tucson home after an FBI dog search Monday turned up new information that required a closer examination, investigators told KVOA.com.


Massive search on for missing Tucson girl

Isabel Mercedes Celis

A massive search for a 6-year-old Tucson, Ariz., girl who vanished Friday night resumed Sunday morning. Scores of police, FBI agents and deputy U.S. marshals combed the city’s east side for first-grader Isabel Mercedes Celis. Officials tried to determine if the girl was kidnapped or just wandered off. Isabel’s parents last saw her in bed at 11 p.m. Friday, and they discovered her missing when they woke up around 8 a.m. Saturday, Tucson police spokeswoman Sgt. Maria Hawke said.


45-Foot Paper Airplane Soars

A 45-foot-long (14-meter-long) paper airplane successfully flew across the desert skies of Arizona -- albeit briefly. The model, which has a 24-foot wingspan, could be the world's largest paper plane, according to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Ariz., which was responsible for the project.


Gabrielle Giffords bids an emotional farewell to Congress

Gabrielle Giffords Resignation

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned to the House floor one final time as her colleagues approved her bipartisan border security bill on the day she officially stepped down from office.


Rep. Giffords to resign from Congress this week

Gabrielle Giffords

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona announced Sunday she intends to resign from Congress this week to concentrate on recovering from wounds suffered in an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago.

Senh: I was rooting for her to return, but looks like that's not possible.


Giffords, Survivors Mark Anniversary of Shooting

Tucson Shooting Anniversary

It's been a year since that bloody Tucson morning -- a year of reflecting on lives shattered, of struggling with flashbacks and nightmares, of replaying the what-ifs before the deadly rampage that shocked a nation. And in the middle of it: one woman, Gabrielle Giffords, forging one of the most grueling journeys back of all.


Man with gun report creates panic at Tucson base

An Air Force base was rattled Friday after a report of a man with a gun prompted panic and accounts that someone had been shot at the sprawling ...


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