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Tales from the Morgue: Joan Rivers called on the carpet

In 2005, Joan Rivers performed at a fundraiser for the Sunnyside School District.

September 04, 2014 12:36 pm

Tales from the Morgue: Joan Rivers hoped to give our self-image a face-lift

The Star's Cathalena Burch interviewed Joan Rivers before an appearance here in 2011.

September 04, 2014 12:27 pmLoading…

Tales from the Morgue: Jailbreak

Tales from the Morgue: Jailbreak

Every once in a while life offers the lesson that one should never become complacent. This must be especially true of those in charge of keeping the incarcerated behind bars.

September 03, 2014 9:00 am Related Loading…

Tales from the Morgue: Disparaging writers

Tales from the Morgue: Disparaging writers

This article turned up in a very old filmed copy of the Arizona Daily Star. It isn't a local story or about Tucsonans or Arizonans, but the Star's editors thought it was good enough for them, so it should be good enough for today's readers.

August 25, 2014 6:00 am Related Loading…

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, conclusion

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, conclusion

A Star reporter interviewed the condemned man the day before the execution.

August 21, 2014 6:00 am Related Loading…

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 11

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 11

William Estaver, aka Paul Hadley, went on trial for the second time.

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Tales from the Morgue: Pardo voices 'SNL' from Tucson

Don Pardo, voice of "Saturday Night Live," recorded from a studio in Tucson.

August 19, 2014 12:03 pmLoading…

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 10

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 10

Surprise! There's a substantial twist to this tale.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 9

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 9

Peter Johnson testified for the prosecution and would now be cross examined.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 8

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 8

William Estaver testified in his own defense at his trial.

August 15, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Arizona Daily Star eBooks

Arizona Daily Star eBooks

Some “Tales from the Morgue” series are now available as eBooks along with some other Arizona Daily Star special sections. Click the links below the book covers to go to the pages on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com and e-Newspaper versions tha…

August 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 7

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 7

Love letters to Estaver were entered into evidence.

August 14, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 6

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 6

Peter Johnson testified for the prosecution and would now be cross examined.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 5

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 5

William Estaver was on trial for the murder of Anna C. Johnson.

August 12, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 4

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 4

William Estaver finally came to trial in April 1922.

August 11, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 2

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 2

Peter Johnson was seriously wounded and his wife killed.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Photos: Hiroshima bombing anniversary

Photos: Hiroshima bombing anniversary

Sixty-nine years after the United State dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, residents still pray for the victims and for peace. The skeletal dome of a building still stands as a reminder of the devastation. Nagasaki was bombed three days later.

August 06, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 1

Tales from the Morgue: Deadly road trip, Part 1

Traveling a lonely, desert road with a stranger wasn't the best idea.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Photos: History of American Spaceflight

Photos: History of American Spaceflight

In honor of Neil Armstrong's birthday — he was born Aug. 5, 1930 — Tales from the Morgue presents some images depicting the history of American Spaceflight.

August 04, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Photos: World War I anniversary

Photos: World War I anniversary

The first world war began 100 years ago, before its true scope was known.

August 01, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Photos: John Dillinger, public enemy No. 1

Photos: John Dillinger, public enemy No. 1

John Dillinger died 80 years ago last week, on July 22, 1934.

July 29, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Tales from the Morgue: Climate is not changing

Tales from the Morgue: Climate is not changing

It would seem the debate on global warming is nothing new.

July 29, 2014 10:00 am Related Loading…

About this blog

"Tales from the Morgue" is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library — also known as News and Research Services — for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

If you have suggestions, comments or questions about this blog, e-mail jeubank@tucson.com

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