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Tales from the Morgue: Jet crash stunned Tucson in 1967

Tales from the Morgue: Jet crash stunned Tucson in 1967

Almost nine years before an Air Force jet crashed near UA, there was a similar, more devastating crash.

December 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Retrospective: It happened in December

Retrospective: It happened in December

We always think of the holidays when it's December, but do you remember these historic events that happened in December?

December 17, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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Tales from the Morgue: Bachelors and Old Maids

Bachelors and unattached ladies at the university formed separate unions.

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Tales from the Morgue: A swindler in Phoenix

Tales from the Morgue: A swindler in Phoenix

Tucsonans were warned in 1902 to be aware of a scheme happening in the Phoenix area. As Phoenix police still hadn't caught the perpetrator, Tucson police were no doubt hoping he wouldn't make his way south.

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Tales from the Morgue: A daring diamond robbery

Tales from the Morgue: A daring diamond robbery

The lead paragraph in this article may have one wondering how many diamond robberies there were in Tucson by the end of 1921, for this to be one of the most daring. It was daring nonetheless.

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Tales from the Morgue: Mystery murder victim

Tales from the Morgue: Mystery murder victim

It is truly hard to solve a murder when one doesn't know the identity of the victim. However, the bashed-in skull, drag marks and other evidence gave pretty clear indication that the death was not an accident.

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Photos: The last days of the Legal Tender

Photos: The last days of the Legal Tender

The Legal Tender on West Congress was the home of a stiff drink and a fight or two from the 1880s until it was demolished during "urban renewal" in 1969.

December 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tales from the Morgue: Traffic woes

Tales from the Morgue: Traffic woes

One might think that traffic could not have been a serious problem in 1920 Tucson. After all, how many cars could there have been?

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Photos: Remember Pearl Harbor!

Photos: Remember Pearl Harbor!

Almost 73 years ago, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, brought the U.S. into World War II. In his address asking Congress for a declaration of war, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called Dec. 7, 1941, a date that "will live in infamy."

December 06, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Tales from the Morgue: From the hospital to a car accident

Tales from the Morgue: From the hospital to a car accident

No sooner does a patient leave the sanitarium to catch a train than the bus in which he is riding is hit by a car. It is no wonder he claimed no injuries and left on that train. It was safer.

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Tales from the Morgue: A fool for a client

Tales from the Morgue: A fool for a client

It is said that a man who acts as his own attorney has a fool for a client. Unless that man is really an attorney, this may well be true as discovered by an accused moonshiner in 1920.

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A look at the UA-ASU rivalry

A look at the UA-ASU rivalry

Naturally the University of Arizona football team wants to win every game; however, UA's rivalry with Arizona State University is fierce enough that if the Wildcats could win only one game in a particular season, they would want to defeat the…

November 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Photos: Armistice Day preparations in France

Photos: Armistice Day preparations in France

While Americans celebrate Veterans Day, in France it is Armistice Day.

November 10, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Tales from the Morgue: Resisting arrest was deadly

Tales from the Morgue: Resisting arrest was deadly

As a deputy sheriff attempted to arrest a man on an earlier charge, the man attempted to assault or kill the sheriff and his assistant. This turned out to be deadly for the accused.

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Photos: Anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall

Photos: Anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall

It was 25 years ago that the wall dividing Berlin came down, Nov. 9, 1989.

November 07, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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For want of a bridge, don't eat the burros

For want of a bridge, don't eat the burros

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Tales from the Morgue: An accident and a miracle

Tales from the Morgue: An accident and a miracle

Tom Dougherty had a guardian angel in 1899.

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Tales from the Morgue: Buckskin Frank

Tales from the Morgue: Buckskin Frank

The first death in Tombstone attributed to Buckskin Frank was Mike Killeen.

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Tales from the Morgue: More on the 1978 jet crash

Tales from the Morgue: More on the 1978 jet crash

A good samaritan's lost purse led her friends to believe she was in critical condition.

October 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Here lie 47 epitaphs written by readers in the 90s

Here lie 47 epitaphs written by readers in the 90s

In 1991 the Star asked readers what they would put on their tombstones.

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Tales from the Morgue: Stories of the 1978 jet crash

Tales from the Morgue: Stories of the 1978 jet crash

How would you feel if an Air Force jet crashed near your home or school?

October 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tales from the Morgue: A jet crashes in Tucson

Tales from the Morgue: A jet crashes in Tucson

An Air Force jet crashed just south of the University of Arizona 34 years ago.

October 25, 2014 10:30 am Photos

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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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