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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.

October 27, 2014 12:49 pmLoading…

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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Tales from the Morgue: Student pranks become vandalism

Tales from the Morgue: Student pranks become vandalism

Student pranks at the University of Arizona escalated to the point of criminal activity in 1920.

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Tales from the Morgue: The woman bandit, conclusion

Tales from the Morgue: The woman bandit, conclusion

Pearl Hart, the "Woman Bandit," had escaped from the Pima County jail.

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Tales from the Morgue: The woman bandit

Tales from the Morgue: The woman bandit

It was probably the last stage coach robbery in Arizona.

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Tales from the Morgue: He must be SOMEBODY

Tales from the Morgue: He must be SOMEBODY

Once upon a time, there was a body builder who started a film career.

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Tales from the Morgue: Comfort in mac & cheese

Tales from the Morgue: Comfort in mac & cheese

The rainy weather made the Morgue Lady think of comfort food.

October 09, 2014 12:26 pmLoading…

Tales from the Morgue: Comfort in mac & cheese

Tales from the Morgue: Comfort in mac & cheese

Several years ago, the Arizona Daily Star asked readers for their favorite macaroni and cheese recipes. Many were printed in the Food section. The rainy weather made the Morgue Lady think of comfort food and she remembered these recipes. The…

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Photos: University of Arizona in history

Photos: University of Arizona in history

Feeling nostalgic? Take a trip through UA history. 

October 03, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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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…

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Photos: AFI's 100 greatest love stories of all time

Photos: AFI's 100 greatest love stories of all time

We present the American Film Institute's list of the greatest love stories of all time. This list was compiled in 2002, so if you've swooned or wept over a new love story since, don't take it personally when you don't find it here.

September 27, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Photos: WWI French troops taxied to the front

Photos: WWI French troops taxied to the front

During World War I, French military chiefs devised a novel way for soldiers to travel to the front lines: by taxi.

September 05, 2014 12:11 pm Photos

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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