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Border Patrol

Border agents rescue 10 from desert, find 3 bodies

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents rescued several people found dehydrated in the West Desert this week and discovered a stash of ammunition and a pistol near San Miguel.... Read more»

Justice Dep't sues Az polygamist town for discrimination

On Thursday, the Justice Department sued two polygamous towns, Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., along the Utah-Arizona border, claiming they discriminated against non-sect members... Read more»

Mexico's drug war

Mexican marines arrest son of Sinaloa cartel's 'El Chapo'

Mexican authorities have arrested one of the sons of the country’s most-wanted drug trafficker, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, who is the leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel.... Read more»

China threatens Ai Weiwei with bigamy, pornography charges

Ai Weiwei has been threatened with bigamy and pornography charges by Chinese officials, who have barred him from travel despite the expiration of his one-year bail condition.... Read more»


The facts behind Obama’s executive privilege claim

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said his office has released thousands of documents in the Fast and Furious investigation, and that the others that Issa wants are internal communications protected by executive privilege. What is executive privilege?... Read more»

Former Pima County judge closer to becoming U.S. attorney

A Senate committee Thursday gave preliminary approval to former Pima County Superior Court Judge John S. Leonardo’s nomination to be the next U.S. Attorney for Arizona.... Read more»

Woman sought in robbery of East Side bank

Tucson police are seeking help in identifying a woman accused of robbing an East Side bank Wednesday and who may be the same woman accused of robbing a Midtown credit union Monday.... Read more»

No SB 1070 decision yet from Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court did not release an decision on Arizona's SB 1070 on Thursday, as another batch of opinions were released. The legal fate of two of the year's most controversial cases—Arizona's anti-illegal immigration law and the Affordable Health Care Act—remain unknown.... Read more»

Panel: House should hold Holder in contempt in 'Fast & Furious' probe

A House committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress in the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, the botched “gun-walking” operation by federal agents in Arizona.... Read more»1

Men sought in serial robberies around Tucson

Tucson police are trying to identify two men accused of several robberies between June 3 and June 18.... Read more»

Midtown credit union robbery suspect sought

Tucson police are seeking help in identifying a woman accused of robbing a Midtown credit union on Monday.... Read more»1

Customs and Border Protection

Border officers find $2.5M worth of pot disguised as melons

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers got a surprise Saturday afternoon when they inspected a shipment of watermelons and discovered nearly 5,000 pounds of marijuana disguised as the fruit mingling with the produce.... Read more»

$1.2M pot-growing operation found at Northwest Side home

Two men were arrested Monday on charges of growing marijuana valued at more than $1.2 million in a Northwest Side residence.... Read more»

By the numbers: The U.S.'s growing for-profit detention industry

The detention business goes beyond just criminal prisoners; nearly half of all immigrant detainees are now held in privately run detention facilities. Here's a look at the billion-dollar and wide-ranging for-profit detention industry—and the two companies that dominate the market:... Read more»

Authorities ID police impersonators

Tucson police have located a man and woman said to have impersonated law enforcement officers on multiple occasions over the past six months.... Read more»3

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