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FBI releases 600+ pages from Jan. 8 investigation

The FBI has released more than 670 pages of documents from the early stages of the investigation into the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting that killed six and wounded 13 others, including former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Most of the pages have information redacted, and more than 300 pages were held back by federal investigators.... Read more»1

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The Onion satirizes mass shooter on anniversary of Jan. 8 attack

There’s satire, and then there’s satire. The Onion, a website that attempts to elicit equal parts tearful laughter and painful wincing, cooked up a look at the motivations of school shooters Wednesday - timed for the anniversary of the day a mentally ill college dropout gunned down six and wounded 13 in Tucson. “Classmates Admit School Shooter Showed Them, Showed Them All” laid out an all-too-familiar scenario of a disturbed young man gaining attention through mass murder.... Read more»1

Newly released photos show Jan. 8 crime scene

Hundreds of photos taken in the aftermath of the Jan. 8 shooting were released Tuesday by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, including images of the Glock handgun and high capacity magazine used to kill six and wound a dozen others. Withheld by authorities were any graphic photos of victims of the shooting rampage.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Sequestration enters second month

An interview with U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Democrat in Arizona’s District 1. Then, the Reporters’ Roundtable featured Mark B. Evans, administrator of TucsonCitizen.com and Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com. Plus, Weekend Watch with Matt Russell.... Read more»

'So much screaming' - Jan. 8 shooting records released

At first, it sounded like firecrackers. Even to former military men, gunfire on a quiet and clear Saturday morning was too incongruous, too shocking to register at first. The shots happened too quickly to count. There was screaming and blood. New details of the Jan. 8 shooting rampage emerged Wednesday as the Sheriff’s Dep’t released 2,700 pages of reports.... Read more»2

Sheriff: Jan. 8 investigation may be released soon

The investigative file on the Jan. 8 shootings may be released within the next two weeks, a Sheriff’s Department spokesman said Thursday afternoon. Surveillance video of the rampage won’t be released, as PCSD doesn’t have a copy of that recording.... Read more»4

Tucson lawyer tells senators assault-weapons ban is misguided

Tucson lawyer David Hardy told a Senate committee that limiting semiautomatic weapons would be a misguided response to mass shootings that have sparked renewed calls for gun control. Others at the often-contentious hearing said something must be done.... Read more»

Judge OKs release of Jan. 8 investigation

A federal judge has said it’s up to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department to release records related to the Jan. 8 shooting rampage, lifting a bar on the release of investigative records in the case. Those documents will take more than a week to organize and release, a spokesman said.... Read more»

Families of Tucson shooting victims urge D.C. to act on gun control

Emily Nottingham, whose son was killed in the 2011 Tucson mass shooting that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was in Washington Tuesday urging lawmakers to pass stronger background checks and ban assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines.... Read more»

Beyond Tucson

Morning hikers honor Jan. 8 shooting victims

Hikers gathered in small groups across Southern Arizona on Saturday to hit the trails in tribute to 24 people shot at a Tucson grocery store two years ago.... Read more»

Mass shootings do little to change state gun laws

While legislators in Virginia, Alabama, Arizona, New York, Texas and Colorado sometimes contemplated tightening rules after rampage shootings, few measures gained passage. In fact, several states - including Arizona - have made it easier to buy more guns and take them to more places.... Read more»

Flawed background checks don't contain firearm sales

Guns galore, inadequate checks: The background check system is supposed to keep firearms away from potentially dangerous people, but the system is plagued by data problems, loopholes and disputes over just who should be barred. “There is a problem with a system like that. It is harder for a high school kid to get a job at McDonald’s.” (with video)... Read more»

Jan. 8 victims confront Loughner as he's sentenced to life without parole

Jan. 8 gunman Jared Loughner will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Several victims said at his sentencing hearing Thursday that he should spend his time remembering his crimes — among those who spoke was Mark Kelly, who stood in the courtroom with his wife, Gabrielle Giffords.... Read more»4

Jan. 8 shooting

Gabby Giffords to witness Loughner sentencing

Gabrielle Giffords will attend the sentencing of Jan. 8 gunman Jared Loughner on Thursday. Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly, will address Loughner on her behalf. Prison doctors have testified that the mentally ill Loughner has trouble believing that he did not assassinate Giffords.... Read more»

Az counterterrorism centers ineffective, investigators say

Arizona police agencies were among those singled out in a two-year Senate committee investigation that found “widespread deficiencies” in a Homeland Security Department program that officials have touted for years as a centerpiece in U.S. counterterrorism efforts.... Read more»

Loughner sentencing moved up to Nov. 8

At the request of prosecutors, the sentencing hearing for Jan. 8 shooter Jared Loughner has been moved up to Thursday, Nov. 8. The gunman, who pleaded guilty last month to killing six and wounding 13 in an attempt to assassinate Gabrielle Giffords, had been scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 15.... Read more»

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