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HSI agent guilty of handing out sensitive documents

A Homeland Security Investigations special agent pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally accessing government documents that she handed to friends and family and later lying about it to another agent.... Read more»

Mexico's Silicon Valley fends off cartel concerns

While touting Guadalajara as Mexico’s Silicon Valley, President Felipe Calderón fielded questions on whether the city he’s trying to attract investors to is safe from the drug violence that has plagued the country.... Read more»

12 arrested in alleged drug-smuggling ring

Twelve people were arrested after being charged with participating in a drug-trafficking organization that allegedly smuggled as much as $15 million in marijuana and cocaine into the country over the past year.... Read more»

Supreme Court to hear SB 1070 case in April

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Arizona’s immigration enforcement law, SB 1070, on April 25. The justices will hear an appeal by the state of an appeal’s court ruling that upheld an injunction blocking much of the law.... Read more»1

Mexico's drug war

Juarez police officers in hiding after cartel threat

Even by Ciudad Juarez’s grim standards, a threat from a Mexican drug cartel to kill an officer a day until the city’s police chief steps down is being seen as an unusually terrifying escalation in the violence.... Read more»

Man gets 3 years for being in U.S. illegally

A 27-year-old Guatemalan man was sentenced to more than three years in jail for illegal re-entry of felon, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Friday.... Read more»

Occupy Tucson sets up camp at DeAnza Park

Occupy Tucson members set up tents at DeAnza Park, just north of downtown, Thursday night. Tucson now has the longest-running uninterrupted anti-corporate protest in the nation, an organizer said.... Read more»8

Holder accused of obstructing ‘Fast & Furious’ probe

House members accused Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday of stonewalling their probe of Operation Fast and Furious, and threatened him with contempt unless the Justice Department hands over thousands more documents.... Read more»1

Loughner still incompetent for trial, hearing set

A psychologist says accused Jan. 8 gunman Jared Loughner is still incompetent to stand trial. While Loughner’s mental state is improving, he should remain in a prison hospital for another four months, she said. His attorneys agreed.... Read more»5

Bill to ban children from truck beds resurfaces

While attempts to bar minors from riding unrestrained in pickup truck beds have failed for years at the Legislature, state leaders have three new reasons to act: Three teenagers killed in recent months after being thrown for pickups, a lawmaker said.... Read more»

Immigration

Coyote found guilty of human smuggling

A 26-year-old Mexican man was found guilty of human smuggling Wednesday for bringing a group of illegal immigrants across the border in November.... Read more»

BP agents seize $680,000 in pot, heroin

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly $680,000 worth of heroin and marijuana in separate incidents Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: IRS cracks down on identity theft, tax fraud

Today on Buckmaster - We kick off the show with Democratic Candidate for US Senate Don Bivens. Then, we talk about the IRS crackdown on identity theft with Brian Watson, Special Agent with the Department of the Treasury. Also, Marana Mayor Ed Honea on his town’s new one-stop business center. Plus, attorney Don Loose has an update on the state’s medical marijuana law.... Read more»

Guest opinion

UA president: Guns will do nothing to make our campus safer

I have been a gun owner for all my adult life, and am fully supportive of the right to own a gun. However, having faculty, staff or students bringing weapons into classrooms and other campus activities will do nothing to make our campus safer.... Read more»2

Pima County Attorney seeks victim advocates

The Pima County Attorney is looking for volunteer advocates to aid victims of violent crime. Information sessions begin Feb. 16.... Read more»

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