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Hippos once owned by Pablo Escobar are on the run – and considered dangerous

A herd of hippopotamuses once owned by the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is on the run. If Colombian authorities don’t figure out a way to capture, or at least control, the fugitives soon, they may meet the same end as their former owner. ... Read more»

No warrant, no problem: How the gov't can get your digital data

The government isn't allowed to wiretap American citizens without a warrant from a judge. But there are plenty of legal ways for law enforcement, from the local sheriff to the FBI to the Internal Revenue Service, to snoop on the digital trails you create every day.... Read more»

A year later, Yarnell continues putting community back together

Not all the houses have been rebuilt. Not all the people have moved back home and not all the damage has been repaired. But one year after the town of Yarnell was hit by what would become the deadliest wildfire in Arizona history, residents say the town is steadily pulling itself back together. ... Read more»

After big-blaze years, Az has rare ‘typical’ wildfire season so far

Halfway through the year, Arizona has seen a larger number of smaller fires than last year, allowing crews to react quickly, stay safe and keep firefighting costs within budget, officials said. ... Read more»

Factcheck

Misassigning blame for immigration crisis

A TV ad falsely claims Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander is “responsible” for a surge of “illegal aliens” who are “overrunning our border” because he voted for “amnesty.” ... Read more»

Immigrant surge fueled by rumors, misinformation

The undocumented immigrants flooding into Texas from Central America don’t often know terms like “deferred action” or “prosecutorial discretion,” White House policies that grant relief from deportation and a possible work permit. But some are still basing their decisions to leave their home countries on misinformation — a rumor that they'll be allowed to live here legally.... Read more»

Mexican helicopter crosses into U.S., 2 shots fired

Two shots were fired from a Mexican law enforcement helicopter after it crossed into Arizona on the Tohono O'odham Nation on Thursday morning.... Read more»1

Volunteers provide care, shelter to incoming immigrants in Texas

President Barack Obama, calling the recent surge of immigrants into Texas a humanitarian crisis, has ordered FAME to coordinate an effort to maintain detention centers for unaccompanied minors and help reunite them with relatives in this country. His administration is also moving to send more assistance to Central America. ... Read more»

Guatemalan data show fewer children returned from U.S.

The White House and DHS have mounted a campaign in recent days to tell children who cross the border they will not be eligible for deferred action and will be sent home. But data from Guatemala indicate that, in recent years, fewer and fewer children have been sent home to that country.... Read more»

Why less coca does not equal less cocaine

The area sown with coca, the key ingredient in cocaine and crack, is at an all-time low. That’s according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which released its annual World Drug Report Thursday, crediting the record to a 25 percent reduction in Colombia’s fields, one of just three countries where coca is grown. ... Read more»

Brewer, Johnson tour Nogales migrant kids shelter

Wednesday morning, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer toured the Nogales Border Patrol station where around 900 unaccompanied minors from Central America are detained after crossing into the United States through the Rio Grande Valley.... Read more»

Homeland Security secretary details response to wave of immigrant kids

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Tuesday that Arizona officials should have been notified before hundreds of immigrant children and families were shipped to Nogales for processing – instead of learning about it in news reports.... Read more»1

Mexico: Man arrested for smuggling human body parts inside teddy bear

A man was recently arrested in Mexico for smuggling human skulls and as of yet unspecified human body parts inside teddy bears. ... Read more»

Free pet microchips, adoptions Saturday

Pima Animal Care Center is hosting a free Microchip and eegee's Social Saturday, 8-10 a.m., at 4000 N. Silverbell Rd. There will also be free adoptions when the shelter is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.... Read more»

Humane Society offers 2nd round of free distemper shots

In response to an increase in dogs with distemper this month, the Humane Society is offering a second round of free vaccinations at a mobile clinic Saturday.... Read more»

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