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Swartz trial: 4 new witnesses describe shooting death of Mexican teen

Four additional witnesses described their recollections of the events surrounding the killing of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, who was shot to death by Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz in Nogales more than five years ago.... Read more»

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Homeland Security: Apprehensions up, deportations down in 2014

Apprehensions by U.S. Border Patrol agents nationwide are up 15 percent compared to last year, mainly due to the influx of unaccompanied children and family units in south Texas this summer. However, the number of undocumented immigrants deported by Homeland Security dropped 5 percent. ... Read more»

Pinal sheriff ordered to pay settlement over SB 1070 arrest

A federal judge has ordered the Pinal County Sheriff's Office to pay $25,001 for improperly using the state's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, to detain an Eloy woman and then transport her to Border Patrol custody. ... Read more»10

Arizona must issue driver's licenses to Dreamers

A federal judge has ordered the state to begin issuing driver's licenses to young immigrants, known as Dreamers, starting next Monday.... Read more»

Obama issues 12 pardons. That’s still far fewer than predecessors

The president’s 18 commutations put him ahead of recent presidents but his use of pardons still lags behind Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. ... Read more»

Seven criminals arrested by BP face deportation

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested seven men previously convicted of serious crimes, including three men convicted of sex with a minor, and two members of a violent gang, authorities said. ... Read more»

Nogales CPB seizes $1.3M in heroin and meth in four days

Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales seized more than $1.3 million in heroin and methamphetamine in the last week, arresting five men in separate smuggling attempts. ... Read more»

Deputies: Missing elderly woman found, reunited with family

An 84-year-old woman who had been missing on the Northeast Side has been located and is back with her family, officials said. Deputies had asked for public's help in finding Amelia D’Urso, who had been thought to be lost after picking up a pizza.... Read more»

Border agents find nearly a ton of pot northwest of Tucson

Border Patrol agents found an abandoned truck Tuesday northwest of Tucson with almost 1,700 pounds of marijuana worth about $840,000, authorities said.... Read more»

El Paso still safe despite murders, lawmakers say

After four years running as the safest city of its size in the nation, El Paso will close out 2014 with an 80 percent increase in murders. ... Read more»1

White Christmas comes early to Mt. Lemmon

It's beginning to look a lot like a white Christmas for Mt. Lemmon after a winter storm on Wednesday.... Read more»

CBP officers arrest five, seize more $500K in hard drugs

Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $500,000 in heroin and methamphetamine and arrested five at two Arizona ports last week. ... Read more»1

Judge: Tucson cops may keep cellphone surveillance docs secret

Arguing that the release of records relating to the use of cellphone tracking equipment could compromise its use as a law enforcement tool, a Pima County judge ruled that Tucson police may keep some documents about the Stingray device secret since release could "compromise sensitive law enforcement techniques."... Read more»2

Homeland Security chief announces new focus for border enforcement

At the inauguration of a new Texas facility expanded to hold families going through deportation proceedings, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced changes to border enforcement Monday. ... Read more»

Brewer appeals to Supreme Court over licenses for Dreamers

Gov. Jan. Brewer is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt a legal process that is set to result in driver's licenses being issued to people who have been granted deferred action from deportation by the federal government.... Read more»2

Man rescued in 'high-risk' mission in Baboquivari Mtns.

Agents from the Office of Air and Marine and U.S. Border Patrol rescued an injured man from a deep ravine in the Baboquivari mountains Tuesday. ... Read more»1

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