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Border Patrol agent charged in 45k-acre Sawmill Fire

17 months after admitting he accidentally started the 45,000 acre Sawmill Fire in the Santa Rita Mountains, a U.S. Border Patrol agent has been formally charged with a misdemeanor.... Read more»

Flake: Threat to 'take out' family over stance on Kavanaugh

Sen. Jeff Flake and his family should be "taken out" over his "interrupting our president" in the hearings over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a caller told the office of the Arizona Republican.... Read more»

Sued for $40M in toddler's death, Eloy cancels 'middleman' deal with ICE detention center in Texas

Faced with a $40 million lawsuit in the death of a migrant toddler, Eloy's City Council voted Tuesday to end a contract that allowed Immigration and Customs Enforcement to operate a family detention center 900 miles away in Dilley, Texas. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Garcia lets Ducey skate in forgettable debate

Sticking to talking points only goes so far without putting forth some substance, and challenger David Garcia effectively pulled his punches against Gov. Doug Ducey. The incumbent Republican's worried enough to endlessly repeat the URL of an attack website, but the Democrat continually let him slide.... Read more»2

Ducey, Garcia clash over education, border security in first debate

Incumbent Gov. Doug Ducey and Democratic rival David Garcia clashed Monday night over education and border security during a live, televised debate.... Read more»

Sheriff: Man missing on SW Side for 5 mos. has diminished mental capacity

A 47-year-old man has been missing since the end of April, and was last seen on the Southwest Side of Tucson, authorities said.... Read more»

Ted Cruz & Beto O'Rourke clash over immigration, Trump, guns during intense debate

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Democratic challenger U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke held a feisty debate Friday evening at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. With video.... Read more»

4 of 8 killed in head-on collision IDed; 2 previously convicted for human smuggling

Officials have identified four of the people killed in a head-on crash Wednesday when a car crossed the yellow line and collided with a Chevy Suburban. The SUV's driver and a passenger, who were killed, had previously been convicted of assisting illegal immigrants. ... Read more»1

Head-on crash near Florence kills 8, including 4 migrants

Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. without authorization, were killed in a head-on crash on a rural stretch of State Route 79 north of Tucson late Wednesday night, authorities said. A Buick passenger car crossed the centerline, colliding with a Suburban carrying seven migrants and two U.S. citizens.... Read more»

‘Bisbee ’17’ documentary recounts shameful moment in Arizona history

America had just entered the “war to end all wars” in Europe. Demand for metal ore was rising. Unionists and radical socialists were demanding better wages. That was the backdrop in Bisbee on July 12, 1917, when a mob rousted 1,200 miners from their homes at gunpoint... Read more»

Protesters walk out of hearing on rules for holding immigrant youth

Immigrant-rights advocates carrying signs and babies walked out of a Senate hearing this week to protest its review of a court ruling that limits the amount of time the government can hold immigrant children in detention.... Read more»

Man indicted for kidnappings, murders of Isabel Celis & Maribel Gonzales

Christopher Clements, 36, was indicted Friday on 22 counts for allegedly kidnapping and murdering Isabel Celis and Maribel Gonzales, who disappeared in a two-year period in Tucson beginning in 2012.... Read more»

121 immigrants surrender to Border Patrol agents near Lukeville

A group of 121 immigrants turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents on Saturday in a remote part of the Organ Pipe Cactus wildlife refuge, one of five large groups, totaling 600 people, found in Arizona's western desert since July 28 by federal officials. ... Read more»

ACLU: Phx cops wrongfully used tear gas, pepper bullets vs. anti-Trump protesters

A year after Phoenix police fired tear gas and pepper-spray bullets at a crowd protesting President Donald Trump, the ACLU, two advocacy groups and several protesters have filed a lawsuit claiming police used excessive force and repressed free speech.... Read more»

Man shot by ATF was convicted for role in meth ring a decade ago

The Avra Valley man injured in a shooting by an ATF agent serving an arrest warrant Thursday was convicted in 2006 for his leading role in a violent drug operation. Chris Paul Snow served four years in prison for racketeering related to a gang that authorities said committed homicides, kidnappings and other crimes.... Read more»

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