War hero dog saved soldiers in Afghanistan only to be killed in Arizona: Wrong dog euthanized at Pinal County pound – UPDATE: Employee fired

A dog named Target, who not only survived the war in Afghanistan but also saved soldiers from a suicide bomber, was taken home by her soldier owner to Arizona – only to be killed in the Pinal County pound. A Pinal County Animal Care and Control employee euthanized the...

Elephant poop makes money in Topeka – Could Tucson follow suit with coyote and javelina waste?

Scooping up elephant dung – or any poop – may not be the most glamorous job. Unless you happen to have some kind of fetish. But it can be an endeavor that leads to piles of money if we take a lesson from the Topeka Zoo. This Kansas animal haven has started a project...

Fall of a woman in blue: Tucson police arrests one of its own on domestic violence, assault, deadly weapon charges

With 16 years as a Tucson police officer, Michelle Preiss was only four short years away from early retirement. That retirement, alas, may come even a bit sooner than expected as she faces a trio of domestic violence charges – including assaulting a minor and playing...