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A Seattle Police SWAT team officer strings police tape at the scene of a shooting Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle.
Hundreds of people wait in Vail as the historic train makes its way into town for a short stop.
Fire man Ted Schulte, makes sure the steam engine has enough heat, water and steam pressure as it stops in Tucson Thursday afternoon.
The Union Pacific Steam Locomotive 844 makes its way under the Palo Verde Road bridge into the Union Pacific Rail Yard Thursday afternoon. The train will be on display Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
When the apocalypse comes down and the world is being destroyed by an endless stream of giant monsters that are determined to squash the human race, do you want to be one of those people running up the street screaming for help, or hiding in an underground bunker praying for the reptilian ragnarok to just go away; or do you want to helm a giant weaponized robot and give those malevolent lizards the what for? If you’re the latter, then the new film, Pacific Rim, is going to be your summertime cinematic savior.
After the first trailer premiered several months ago, “Pacific Rim” quickly became one of the most anticipated movies of the summer season. The advertisements haven’t divulged much about the film’s plot or characters. For the most part, they’ve only shown big monsters fighting big robots and Idris Elba giving a heated speech to his troops. That’s still more than enough to make any fanboy swoon like a teenage girl watching “Twilight.”
Union Pacific and Ames Construction are closing three roadway crossings next week.
Union Pacific Railroad's double track effort through Arizona from Los Angeles to El Paso has made an appearance in Northwest Tucson, with two major road crossings closed for several days each while UP crews rebuilt them to accommodate the second set of railroad tracks.
Pacific Pie. The name of this dish is gloriously inappropriate, since there is very little of the ocean in it.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Marana police teamed up with Union Pacific to help crack down on violators and raise awareness of the railroad crossing laws in Arizona.
Nick Smith/The Explorer, A Union Pacific train waits on a sidetrack until the route north is clear. The railroad is in the middle of a billion-dollar project to double track its lines across the Southwest, doubling rail traffic.
Work on Union Pacific Railroad’s double track effort through Arizona from El Paso to Los Angeles is continuing, with most of the track being laid in Pinal County. However, the railroad’s plans for a larger switch yard near Picacho Peak are now on hold.
Marana police (above) teamed up with Union Pacific to help crack down on violators and raise awareness of the railroad crossing laws in Arizona.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Vehicles wait for the railroad crossing bars to rise after a train passed last week at West Cortaro Farms Road and Interstate 10. The addition of a second Union Pacific line through Marana will require reconfiguring the intersection there.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Union Pacific locomotive engineer Mike Botthof said, “A train hitting a car is like a car hitting a half-pound of sugar.”
courtesy of RA Sushi, Chefs from RA Sushi will demonstrate the preparation of the restaurant’s yellow monkey roll during a musical concert at the La Encantada shopping center on Saturday, July 26.
The first Southern Arizona Asian American Pacific Islander conference is being held Saturday, April 25, at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, 1288 W. River Road.
The recession has scuttled many plans for commercial and residential projects in Southern Arizona, and it has now claimed another victim — the proposed Union Pacific switching yard near Picacho Peak.
(CNN) -- A mysterious castaway claiming to have been lost at sea for 13 months is now safely back on land, but many questions remain about how he could have lived on his small boat for so long as it drifted across the Pacific Ocean.
On Friday, the Steam Locomotive No. 844 will be on display in Tucson from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Union Pacific Rail Yard.