Mike Hammond was still polishing his jokes about why his glasses were missing a lens and Keri Silvyn hadn’t quite finished her first cup of coffee when they were both surprised with one of Tucson’s most prestigious leadership awards.
The road from drug addiction to recovery was long and difficult for Denise Hotchkiss.
Fleeing from a domestic violence situation in New York, the woman arrived in Tucson with her three children and $50 in her pocket. Unable to reach her contact in the city and growing despondent, she walked into a police station and asked for help.
Tucson Police Department officer Chris Morin tries to get information from a drunken-driving suspect who later became combative. He refused to take both the field sobriety test and the breath test, and a blood draw was administered.
PHOENIX - Police cannot use state traffic laws to draw blood from suspected drunken drivers without a warrant, absent their specific permission at the time of the test, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Articulate and sometimes emotional, Louis Cuen Taylor spoke Wednesday afternoon about his case, the legal system and his first days of freedom after four decades in prison.
Louis Taylor, with attorney Noel Fidel, fights tears as he describes his long imprisonment, during which some of his relatives died. Taylor, a Tucson native, said he might someday return to live in his hometown, but for now he plans to settle in the Phoenix area.
More than 100 pairs of eyes were on Louis Cuen Taylor Tuesday morning as he walked tentatively into the courtroom wearing an orange prison-issue T-shirt and baggy pants.
Louis Cuen Taylor accepts congratulations from Howard Kashman, his original attorney, as his current defense team surrounds him. "Welcome back, Mr. Taylor," Judge Richard Fields said after accepting Taylor's no-contest pleas. Fields gave Taylor credit for time served and ordered him released.
Louis Taylor disposes of the remains of his first meal outside prison in more than 40 years, a cheeseburger at In-n-Out Burger. The restaurant was his first stop after he felt "free Mother Earth beneath my feet" upon his release from the Arizona State Prison Complex on South Wilmot Road.
Kristina Beckman-Brito finds the moment overwhelming as she watches Louis Taylor come out of the South Wilmot Road prison a free man.
The building at 100 N. Stone Ave., as it looks today. A fire on Dec. 20, 1970, killed 28 people; a 29th died months later. The former landmark Tucson hotel is now a office building.
Louis Cuen Taylor was 16 when he was arrested after the Pioneer Hotel fire in downtown Tucson. He turns 59 this week.
A injured firefighter is taken from the scene of the Pioneer Hotel blaze. The death toll ultimately reached 29.
Some of the evidence in the fire was destroyed, and some was given to attorneys involved in civil suits against the hotel and the carpeting manufacturer.
Below is Mark Kelly’s statement as prepared for delivery at today'ssentencing of Jared Lee Loughner:
PHOENIX - Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is trying to silence his Pima County counterpart in the legal fight over a new restriction on abortion.
Attention history buffs: Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall has added a new page to her website to celebrate the state's birthday.
When she first heard Frank Jarvis Atwood was claiming authorities framed him for the murder of her 8-year-old daughter, Vicki Lynne Hoskinson, Debbie Carlson's reaction was, "Oh, give me a break."
Dozens of people who volunteer to help victims of crimes out at all hours of the day and night were recently honored by the Governor's Office.