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Red light for texting while driving starts at midnight

Whether you’re driving home after the bars close on Saturday night, or making your way to church the next morning, you might want to put your cell phone away. Starting at midnight, texting while driving will be illegal in Tucson.... Read more»

Mexico election campaigns kick off

The 2012 presidential election in Mexico promises to bring change, especially with the opposition PRI entering the race as the prohibitive favorite.... Read more»

Tucson's new false-alarm ordinance takes effect Sunday

A city ordinance requiring that alarm users within Tucson city limits register their alarms with the Tucson Police Department will take effect Sunday.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Convicted felon gets 51 months for illegal re-entry

A Zacatecas, Mexico, man was sentenced to 51 months in jail for illegal re-entry of a felon.... Read more»

Volunteers to visit Tucson homes with safe-swimming tips

A group of volunteers will be knocking on Tucson doors Saturday to offer tips on water safety in an effort to reduce the risk of child drownings.... Read more»

Copter tracks dust trail to load of pot, stolen vehicle

More than 1,700 pounds of marijuana and a stolen truck were recovered in the Vekol Valley by ICE and Border Patrol agents with the assistance of Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.... Read more»4

Villaseñor, Dupnik join flood filing anti-SB 1070 briefs

Tucson-area law enforcement officials added to the pile of briefs filed with the Supreme Court this week opposing Arizona’s SB 1070. Villaseñor and Dupnik joined ex-state Attorneys General Woods and Goddard, along with Grijalva and dozens of others in asking the court to strike down the law.... Read more»1

Man gets 41 months for extorting Guero Canelo business

A Tucson man who pleaded guilty to extorting Guero Canelo restaurants was sentenced Tuesday to 41 months in prison.... Read more»

Republicans: Immigrant detention rules like 'recess'

House Judiciary subcommittee members grilled ICE officials Wednesday on new detention standards they said read “more like a hospitality guideline for illegal immigrants.”... Read more»

Third man arrested in Peterson killing

A third man has been arrested in connection with the killing of a 21-year-old Tucson man whose remains were found in the desert Jan. 13.... Read more»2

Az business groups oppose health care reform

Businesses and business groups in Arizona have widely come out in opposition to the health care law being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.... Read more»

DPS arrests man, seizes pot after car chase

A Sonora man was arrested after reportedly leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended with the seizure of more than 1,100 pounds of pot.... Read more»

Border Patrol

BP seizes $1.6M in pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents broke up a suspected drug smuggling operation and seized more than 3,200 pounds of marijuana Saturday.... Read more»

Mexico, France at odds over Frenchwoman's kidnap case

The fate of a Frenchwoman accused of being a “Zodiac” kidnapper is pitting France against Mexico.... Read more»

Analysis

Life as an undocumented immigrant

What happens to undocumented immigrants after the passage of anti-immigrant state laws such as Arizona’s SB 1070? Many studies have focused on the economic ramifications of such legislation, but little has been done on the effects these laws have on everyday life.... Read more»1

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