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NWS radar picks up images, possibly sandhill cranes

NWS radar picks up images, possibly sandhill cranes

Sandhill cranes likely arriving for the winter near Willcox.

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Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense

Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense

Graphic explaining Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system, which is being used to defend the country against rocket attacks by Gaza. MCT 2014

July 25, 2014 10:01 pm
Key Senate panel wants to keep A-10 flying

Key Senate panel wants to keep A-10 flying

A key Senate subcommittee has approved a 2015 defense budget that would save the A-10 'Warthog' - a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base - from the budget ax.

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Steller: Why Ally Miller makes for good copy, and more politics

Steller: Why Ally Miller makes for good copy, and more politics

Why do we Tucson reporters love to cover Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller so much?

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Bernie Merwald: Next generation of engineers must be nurtured

Bernie Merwald: Next generation of engineers must be nurtured

Third-grade students at Los Amigos Elementary School in Tucson had a dilemma to solve — how to best save a turtle from the polluted Ganges River in India.

February 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Raytheon laser-guided rocket performs well in test launch

Raytheon laser-guided rocket performs well in test launch

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems says the company and partner L-3 Communications have successfully test-fired a laser-guided rocket developed with the United Arab Emirates, demonstrating its potential use for protecting ships.

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A Look Back • St. Louis police first aim radar at speeders in 1953

A Look Back • St. Louis police first aim radar at speeders in 1953

The first traffic radar device used by the St. Louis Police Department was a cumbersome contraption with a 45-pound transmitter. But speeders almost always fessed up.

November 16, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Broadcasting a description

Broadcasting a description

St. Louis Police Cpl. Elmer Kuhmann broadcasts the description of a speeding car in November 1953, when the department first began using traffic radar. Waiting up ahead on the Oakland Express Highway were motorcycle officers, who pulled over the speeders. Arthur Witman of the Post-Dispatch

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Radar chart

Radar chart

A close-up of a radar monitoring device used by St. Louis police to catch speeders beginning in November 1953. The needle jumped across the moving roll of paper as the radar transmitter relayed information by cable. The speed marked on the paper was of a station wagon going 48 mph. Photo by …

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Testing the radar

Testing the radar

Police Maj. William Cibulka, traffic division commander, watches the speed indicator (left) and the device that records speeds on a moving piece of paper to verify they are listing the same speeds for passing vehicles. City police issued their first speeding tickets backed by radar on Nov. 4…

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Judge tests out system

Judge tests out system

St. Louis Police Court Judge Robert G. Dowd (front left) observes a test of the city Police Department's first speed-radar device on the Oakland Express Highway on Oct. 29, 1953. Dowd handled his first radar docket on Nov. 18, imposing $60 in fines. Others are, from left, court official Davi…

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Radar controlled

Radar controlled

St. Louis police installed warning signs on the Oakland Express Highway shortly before they began issuing speeding tickets on Nov. 4, 1953, with their first traffic-radar device. The highway, built in the 1930s, ran from Hi-Pointe near the city limit to Chouteau Avenue, and had a speed limit…

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Cleaning the highway

Cleaning the highway

St. Louis street sweepers clean the Oakland Express Highway on April 20, 1954. Back then, the city actually closed the highway once each year for spring cleaning. The view is looking west near Kingshighway. Highway 40 (Interstate 64) now runs along the route of the former expressway. Photo b…

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Radar device

Radar device

The first St. Louis police traffic radar was a 45-pound device that was placed on the shoulder of the Oakland Express Highway at Forest Park in November 1953. The transmitter/receiver was attached by wire to a monitor in a police car. A newspaper artist added the zig-zag lines to portray the…

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Getting a ticket

Getting a ticket

St. Louis police motorcycle Officer Ed Schnelting writes a speeding ticket for Mildred Fabick, 31, of Ladue, on Nov. 4, 1953, the first day of the department's use of traffic radar. The scene is on the Oakland Express Highway. Police Court Judge Robert G. Dowd dropped the charge against her …

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Motorcycle officers

Motorcycle officers

St. Louis police motorcycle officers wait for speeding cars on the Oakland Express Highway in November 1953, when the department first began using traffic radar. An officer who monitored the radar transmitter/receiver provided descriptions by radio of speeders. The view is looking west near …

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Radar vans for Tuesday

The city's two police radar vans are scheduled to snap photographs of speeders at these locations today:

August 13, 2013 12:00 am

Radar vans for Monday

The city's two police radar vans are scheduled to snap photographs of speeders at these locations today:

August 12, 2013 12:00 am

Radar vans for Sunday

The city's police radar van is scheduled to snap photographs of speeders at these locations today:

August 11, 2013 12:00 am

Radar vans for Saturday

The city's police radar van is scheduled to snap photographs of speeders at these locations today:

August 10, 2013 12:00 am

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