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Pima College racks up $150k-plus post-Jan. 8 bill

Dealing with requests for public records relating to accused gunman Jared Loughner and other fallout from the Jan. 8 shooting has cost Pima Community College over $150,000, a spokesman said.... Read more»

Gabe Zimmerman

Slain Giffords staffer honored at U.S. Capitol

Update: Gabe Zimmerman's “hard work and ideals... should be recognized here,” his mother told a crowd gathered as members of Congress unveiled a bill to name a room in the Capitol Visitors Center for the first congressional staffer killed in the line of duty. (with video)... Read more»

Loughner lawyers want competency exams videotaped

Attorneys for Jared Loughner, the accused Jan. 8 shooter, asked U.S. District Judge Larry Burns to order that the government videotape the assessments psychiatrists perform on the accused Jan. 8 shooter as they determine whether he is fit for trial.... Read more»

Pima College blacked out embarrassing Loughner email

Updated: Buried in the 8,500 pages of documents released Tuesday by Pima Community College is a potentially embarrassing comment the school tried to avoid releasing. The college blacked out an email that said Jared Loughner "could just as easily have come back and shot up the school rather than Gabby's event."... Read more»

Appeals court: No forced meds for Loughner

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that prison officials can't force accused Jan. 8 shooter Jared Loughner to take psychotropic drugs until the court hears further arguments. The ruling by the Ninth Circuit maintains an earlier order that temporarily halted the forced medication.... Read more»

Daniel Hernandez, Jr.

Giffords intern to throw first pitch at All-Star Game

Taking the mound to throw out the first pitch for Tuesday's All-Star Game will be Daniel Hernandez, Jr., the intern who helped save the life of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords after she was shot Jan. 8.... Read more»

OV police, Golder Ranch firefighters to present colors at All-Star Game

An honor guard of policemen from Oro Valley and firefighters from Golder Ranch Fire District will present the colors at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday. The ceremony will honor the victims of the Jan. 8 shooting.... Read more»

9-11 flag flies over Tucson to honor Jan. 8 victims

A giant banner nearly destroyed in the 9-11 terror attack was part of a tribute to the victims of the Jan. 8 shooting early Friday. Later, Tucsonans were given the chance to sew a stitch into the banner, helping to restore the tattered symbol.... Read more»

6 months after, Mark Kelly reflects on Jan. 8

A half-year after the Jan. 8 shooting killed six and wounded 13 others, including his wife, Capt. Mark Kelly posted a brief comment on his Facebook page.... Read more»

9-11 flag raising to honor 6 months since Jan. 8

The flag that flew over the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 and was raised at the funeral of nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green after she died in the Jan. 8 mass shooting is returning to Tucson. The public is invited to help restore the banner after a morning flag raising.... Read more»

Court halts Loughner psych meds

Jared Loughner can't be forced to take anti-psychotic medication - at least for the moment. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a temporary stay after Loughner's attorney's appealed an order by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns.... Read more»

Loughner can be forced to take medication, judge rules

Jared Loughner, the accused Jan. 8 gunman, can be forced to take medication by prison officials, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Loughner was determined to be a danger to himself and others by prison officials, doesn't believe Giffords survived.... Read more»6

Giffords discharged from hospital, begins outpatient therapy

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was "absolutely elated" to be discharged from a Houston hospital Wednesday, and will continue to recover from a shot to the head on an outpatient basis.... Read more»

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