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1-3 ft. blizzard snows, high winds forecast for S. Az mountains Friday

While clouds and rain blanketed the valleys below, several inches of snow were falling on the mountains of Southern Arizona, with a strong winter storm forecast for Friday night. Up to three feet of snow may fall overnight, with winds hitting 50 mph, the National Weather Service said.... Read more»

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Truck stuffed with 2,700 lbs. of marijuana seizedl; 2 arrested.

Two men were arrested and 2,700 pounds of marijuana worth $1.4 million was seized by Border Patrol agents near Lochiel, east of Nogales near the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

OSHA: Az fails to protect residential construction workers

Federal officials say they could wind up assuming control of workplace safety in Arizona's residential construction industry because a 2012 state law doesn't do enough to protect workers. Their concern: a provision requiring protection when potential falls are at least 15 feet.... Read more»

Court upholds death sentences in Grasshopper Junction murders

A federal appeals court Monday upheld convictions and death sentences for two brothers in the 1991 slayings of a pair of store owners in Grasshopper Junction near Kingman.... Read more»

Senator wants Az to spend $30 million on virtual border fence

As a 25-foot tower set up in the state Senate parking lot scanned those walking by Tuesday, a lawmaker said Arizona should invest in such a system to help the Border Patrol.... Read more»

Inmate from Tucson killed in prison

An inmate at the Lewis prison complex in Buckeye is dead, the victim of an apparent homicide, Department of Corrections officials said. Alexander Clark, who was convicted in Pima County in 2006 of burglary, armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault, robbery and misconduct with weapons, was assaulted by other inmates Monday evening.... Read more»

TPD sued over secret cell-phone surveillance documents

Citing an agreement it signed with a technology company, the Tucson Police Department is refusing to release documents concerning the use of surveillance equipment used to track and collect data from cellphones. The ACLU and an Arizona reporter have filed suit to force disclosure by TPD, citing state laws on public records.... Read more»1

Last stop in Mexico

La Casa de Migrantes—the last safe house before the Mexico-US border—provides food, shelter and support for an average of 600 migrants each month. ... Read more»

Advocates urge banning ATVs from roads, citing crash hazards

A leading consumer group is warning that the increasing use of all-terrain vehicles on the nation’s roads poses a “growing public health crisis” and is calling for immediate action by U.S., state and local officials. ... Read more»1

With friends like these, can Mexico find justice?

President Enrique Peña Nieto's security team has had an on-and-off relationship with crime-vanquishing vigilantes in the western state of Michoacan. Things look to be off once again. Perhaps way off.... Read more»

Venezuela's protests careen into week 5

Amid a rising death toll, defiant demonstrators keep battling with government forces but their diffuse aims are still far from reach.... Read more»

Mexico's gov't says this time it really killed 'craziest' kingpin

The last time Nazario Moreno was killed locals didn't believe it. But officials say this time the cartel boss really is dead, and that they have strong evidence to prove it.... Read more»

Activists: CBP use-of-force directive a first step

Civil liberties and immigrant rights groups are welcoming the release of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s use-of-force policy and a new directive for U.S. Border Patrol agents as a signal of greater transparency, but those groups — along with some congressmen — argue that more should be done.... Read more»

Debt collectors go after service members despite protections

Debt collectors are targeting members of the Armed Services by calling their superior officers, threatening reduction in rank and even courts-martial, despite stepped-up efforts to protect them from abuse, according to a government report issued last week.... Read more»1

Despite high death toll, push is on to open more public roads to ATVs

ATV tragedies – on roadways, rather than trails — are widespread and have increased in recent years. Nevertheless, a push is under way in states, counties and towns across the country to open more roads to ATVs. ... Read more»

150 immigration activists demonstrate at San Diego crossing

Nearly 150 people attempted to cross the port of entry near San Diego as part of protest against U.S. immigration policy on Monday.... Read more»

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