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Giffords says ‘time is now’ to close gun-sales loophole

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned to Washington on Wednesday to urge Congress to have “the courage to do what’s right” and pass a bill that would require background checks for all commercial gun sales.... Read more»

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Lightning causes blazes in Rincons, Huachucas

A wildfire burning in the Rincon Mountains southwest of Cascabel that is believed to have been caused by lightning has consumed about 1,200 acres of Coronado National Forest, a spokeswoman for the forest said Monday.... Read more»

Mexico's drug war

Nieto eyes retired Colombian general for security advisor

Colombian Gen. Oscar Naranjo will be Mexico's chief security advisor if presidential front-runner Enrique Peña Nieto wins next month's election.... Read more»

New law could slow smuggling through border tunnels

The Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2012, signed into law last week by President Barack Obama, makes it a criminal offense for property owners to build, finance or let others build border tunnels on their property.... Read more»

TPD warns of police impersonators

Tucson police have received multiple reports in the past six months of a man and woman dressed as police officers pulling over motorists. The pair, who are not law enforcement officers, have used a vehicle equipped with emergency lights and a siren.... Read more»1

Border Patrol

Agents rescue 3 illegal immigrants, find body in desert

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued three illegal immigrants suffering from severe dehydration and found one person dead in the desert since Tuesday.... Read more»

Lance Armstrong facing new doping charges

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has brought formal charges against Lance Armstrong, which may cause the former cyclist to lose his seven Tour de France victories. "I have never doped," Armstrong said via Twitter.... Read more»

Fight ID theft at Oro Valley Shred-A-Thon

The Pima County Sheriff's Department is urging residents to help fight identity theft by shredding personal documents during its June Shred-A-Thon on Saturday at Casas Church in Oro Valley.... Read more»

Mexico's drug war

Cartel accused of laundering money through U.S. horse racing

U.S. authorities have accused 14 members of the Mexican Zetas drug cartel of hiding millions of dollars of drug proceeds in a horse racing and breeding operation in the United States.... Read more»

Customs and Border Protection

3 arrested for trying to smuggle meth, cocaine into U.S.

Three people were arrested for attempting to smuggle cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States in two incidents since Friday at the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales.... Read more»

TMC, Tucson police to offer child passenger safety classes

TMC for Children, the Tucson Police Department and Univision are teaming to help Tucson parents ensure their children travel safely by offering child passenger safety classes that include a free car seat.... Read more»

Senate confirms Hurwitz for 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Hurwitz’s appointment to a vacant seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Girl, 3, reunited with mom after being snatched by human smuggler

A 3-year-old Guatemalan girl was reunited with her mother in Nogales on Friday after Mexican authorities rescued the child from a human smuggler.... Read more»

Brewer orders reissue of SB 1070 police training

Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered Arizona's police training board to reissue SB 1070 training materials to law enforcement agencies in the state before the end of the week. A U.S. Supreme Court decision on the anti-illegal immigration law is expected to be handed down next week.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Agents find more than 1,600 lbs of marijuana

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,600 pounds of marijuana found in an abandoned vehicle near Stanfield on Tuesday morning.... Read more»

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'Suspicious packages' at Homeland Security

"Suspicious packages" were delivered to the offices of the Department of Homeland Security on Oracle Road. But everything turned out OK.... Read more»

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