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BP seizes $1.7M worth of pot in West Desert

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 3,400 pounds of marijuana worth $1.7 million in three incidents in the West Desert on Thursday.... Read more»

PCSD arrests woman with ties to man killed by SWAT team

A woman with ties to a Marine veteran, Jose Guerena, who was fatally shot in May by Pima Regional SWAT officers was arrested with two others Thursday.... Read more»

Game and Fish adds alcohol testing gear to DUI patrols

Those who may drink to excess when driving off-highway vehicles should be prepared to have their breath tested when pulled over by an Arizona Game and Fish Department officer.... Read more»

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Sitton unveils border security plan

Dirty bombs, narco-terrorists and heavily armed ranchers were among issues touched on by Arizona CD8 Republican candidate Dave Sitton at the unveiling of his 10-point border security plan.... Read more»4

Analysis

State guard or 'Arizona Five-0'?

With the high costs of maintaining and potential legal ramifications of arming an autonomous militia to combat threats that are at best nebulous, lawmakers and the governor could find themselves in deep drama for something resembling reality TV – until, that is, reality itself steps forward.... Read more»1

Man gets 33 months for illegal re-entry

A 23-year-old Mexican man was sentenced to 33 months in prison for illegal re-entry of a felon.... Read more»

New trial ordered over Arpaio’s pink-underwear jail policy

A federal court has reinstated a lawsuit against Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio by a woman who said her brother’s death stemmed from being held down, stripped and forced into the pink underwear of county inmates.... Read more»1

I-10 reopens at New Mexico line after dust storm

Interstate 10 has reopened after a dust storm closed a 132-mile stretch of the highway from the Arizona state line to Las Cruces, N.M.... Read more»

Az inmates paid $1.1 million in unemployment benefits

Over the past two years, 475 Arizona prisoners collected $1.1 million in unemployment benefits while sitting in their cells. The Department of Economic Security is seeking to recapture the funds.... Read more»

Vehicle, more than 1,300 lbs of pot seized by BP

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized 1,361 pounds of marijuana while on patrol in the West Desert on Tuesday night.... Read more»

Medicare combats fraud with easier-to-read statements

In the latest effort to enlist seniors in the fight against Medicare fraud, federal officials have overhauled Medicare billing statements to make it easier to find bogus charges without a magnifying glass.... Read more»1

Texas warns students to avoid spring break in Mexico

The Texas Department of Public Safety is again warning students to avoid traveling to Mexico during spring break.... Read more»

Appeals court overturns embezzlement convictions of former Renzi associate

A federal appeals panel Monday overturned the embezzlement convictions of an associate of former Rep. Rick Renzi, the Arizona congressman indicted in 2008 on 48 counts of fraud, conspiracy and other charges.... Read more»

Winds mean air quality advisory, red flag warning

High winds throughout Southern Arizona have led Pima County to issue an air quality advisory and the National Weather Service to put out a red flag warning Wednesday.... Read more»

BP air crew rescues injured man from mountains

A 26-year-old man was rescued by a Border Patrol helicopter crew Tuesday after falling in a remote area of the Boboquivari Mountains and breaking his leg.... Read more»

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