Hot Links: Fires in Tucson, Bullets in Butts, and Meteorites

A fire burning in the Baboquivari Peak Wilderness area near Tucson has grown to 5200 acres. The blaze, dubbed the Elk Horn Fire, was about eight percent contained by Sunday...A Valley man is in critical condition after he was stabbed at a trailer park in Glendale. The man, 53, was reportedly returning some things to his 20 year-old ex-girlfriend when the two got into an argument about a dog. The argument allegedly culminated with a 20 year-old man stabbing the older man...Also in Glendale: a security guard accidentally shot himself in the ass Sunday night as he got ready for work. The man, 37, went to place his pistol in a holster in the small of his back when the gun went off. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries...Honeywell International Inc. will receive $400 million to supply the Air Force with engines for unmanned crafts called Reapers. The company also received a contract to develop technologies for the Versatile Affordable Advanced Turbine Engine that could net them $70 million...A couple accused of killing a baby in Las Vegas was arrested in Tempe over the weekend. Darrean Williams and her boyfriend, William Marshall, fled Las Vegas after the body of Williams' baby was found wrapped in a sheet last Wednesday. Police say the child died of blunt force trauma to the head...A teenager in Germany was walking to school when he was hit on the hand with a pea-sized rock. But the rock was actually a meteorite, moving at 30,000 miles an hour. The teenager now has a three-inch scar and an amazing story to tell his friends.

Elk Horn fire at 5200 acres

Man Stabbed In Argument Over Dog

Police: Man accidentally shoots self in buttocks

Honeywell gets $400 million for Reaper

Nationwide hunt for alleged baby killers ends in Tempe

Meteorite hits teenage boy

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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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