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Mexico arrests one of country's biggest meth producers

One of Mexico’s main producers of methamphetamine, Jaime Herrera Herrera, has been arrested in Culiacán in the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa.... Read more»

Prepaid phone users could soon pay for 911 service

A state lawmaker wants the one in four Arizona cellphone users who are on prepaid plans to join customers with monthly bills in paying toward 911 service.... Read more»

Texas may run out of death penalty drug

Texas, the state that led America in the largest number of executions last year, might be running out of the lethal drug used to administer the death penalty.... Read more»

Az's colleges would pay big price for guns on campuses

If Arizona’s Legislature approves a bill allowing concealed weapons on campuses, university and community college presidents who want to keep guns out of their classrooms will have to pay a hefty price. And that price tag could reach up to $10 million for Arizona’s three public universities.... Read more»5

Man pleads guilty to using gun to steal pot from smugglers

A Mexican national pleaded guilty to using a firearm to rob drug traffickers of marijuana loads around the Vekol Valley, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.... Read more»

Judges demand prosecutors’ plans in immigration cases

A federal appeals court has taken what some attorneys called the unprecedented step of demanding to know if the government plans to prosecute seven illegal immigrants who have no other criminal record.

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241 arrested in operation to fight drug smuggling

A multi-agency, 14-day operation to combat drug smuggling resulted in 241 arrests and the seizures of nearly 2 tons of marijuana, weapons and vehicles.... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

Agents arrest 4 suspected smugglers, seize 1,000 lbs of pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and arrested four suspected drug smugglers in separate incidents over the weekend.... Read more»

Woman missing from South Side found

A woman reported missing from her South Side home Saturday was found and is back home with her family, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department said Sunday morning.... Read more»

Mentally handicapped woman missing on South Side

Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in finding a Hispanic woman missing from her South Side home. Alexis Margarita Alvarez-Bernal, 20, suffers from schizophrenia and has the mental capacity of a five-year-old, a PSCD spokeswoman said.... Read more»

Man gets 33 months for illegal entry

A 53-year-old Mexican man was sentenced to 33 months in prison for illegal re-entry of a felon into the United States.... Read more»

Navy names combat ship for Giffords

The U.S. Navy’s latest littoral combat ship will be named after former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Friday. (with video)... Read more»

Police search for bank robber

Tucson police are seeking information about a man who robbed a Midtown bank Thursday.... Read more»

15 tons of pure meth seized in Mexico

A record 15 tons of pure methamphetamine have been seized in Mexico, the largest seizure of meth ever made in the country.... Read more»1

Legislature looking at grab bag of hunting laws

Some state lawmakers are out to guarantee that hunters can use silencers. Others want to eliminate size limits on hunters’ gun magazines. One wants to outlaw hunting remotely by computer.... Read more»

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