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CBP: $1M in meth & cocaine found at Nogales crossings; 7 arrested

In the first seven days of November, Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $1 million in hard drugs and arrested seven people, including two U.S. citizens, authorities said. The seizures included more than 100 pounds of meth and 37 pounds of cocaine. ... Read more»

Ducey: Flags at half-staff to honor slain Show Low officer

Flags at state office buildings will be flow at half-staff to honor Show Low Police Officer Darrin Reed, who died after a shooting Tuesday, Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered.... Read more»

Napier ousts Nanos in Pima sheriff race

Three Arizona counties will no longer have controversial sheriffs, as Pima's Chris Nanos was defeated by GOP challenger Mark Napier, while Maricopa's Joe Arpaio was voted out and Pinal's Paul Babeu didn't run again as he pursued a failing bid for Congress.... Read more»1

Democrat Paul Penzone unseats Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

After holding the position of Maricopa County Sheriff for more than two decades, Joe Arpaio has lost his seat to Democrat Paul Penzone. It was a stunning defeat for a Republican sheriff who has enjoyed both local and national popularity – and notoriety – for years.... Read more»

Prop. 205

Arizona voters snuff out measure to legalize recreational marijuana

Proposition 205, a measure that would have legalized recreational marijuana use for Arizona adults, was defeated at the polls on Tuesday, with a 52-48 margin.... Read more»

Maricopa GOP to poll watchers: Follow & photograph voters if fraud suspected

Democrats who have become increasingly worried about voter intimidation at the polls say local Republicans could find themselves on the wrong side of the law, after a poll watching training led by the Maricopa County GOP. Republican activists were told to follow and photograph voters they suspect of breaking an Arizona law banning “ballot harvesting.”... Read more»

Supreme Court lets Az ballot-harvesting ban stand, caps week of legal battles

The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday reinstated Arizona’s ban on ballot-harvesting, just one day after the 9th Circuit put the law on hold. Citics – some who rushed into the brief window Friday to collect ballots – have argued that allowing the law to be enforced would handicap minority and low-income voting efforts.... Read more»

16 arrested in raids targeting Tucson-based heroin ring

Federal agents and Pima County Sheriff's deputies led a series of raids at more than a dozen locations in Southern Arizona as part of a multi-agency effort aimed at taking apart a heroin trafficking ring responsible for moving at least $1 million in drugs and weapons over the last year, authorities said. ... Read more»

CBP: 3 U.S. citizens arrested for smuggling people, drugs

Three U.S. citizens were arrested by Border Patrol agents this week in separate incidents for attempting to smuggle two Mexican men through Southern Arizona.... Read more»

U.S. bolsters cyber defense for election, few new steps on violence

Federal and state authorities are beefing up cyber defenses against potential electronic attacks on voting systems ahead of U.S. elections on Nov. 8, but few are taking new steps to guard against possible civil unrest or violence. ... Read more»

Bank of America sued for gouging former Arizona inmates on card fees

Bank of America Corp has been hit with a proposed class action accusing it of charging exorbitant fees to thousands of former Arizona prison inmates who were issued debit cards when they were released.... Read more»

Az Dems sue Trump, GOP, to stop what they call voter intimidation

The Arizona Democratic Party has filed suit against presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign, the Arizona Republican Party and others for what it calls a coordinated effort to “depress voter turnout,” particularly among minority voters.... Read more»

Supreme Court orders new sentencing hearings for 5 Arizona teen killers

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered Arizona courts to reconsider the life-without-parole sentences handed down to five juveniles who were convicted in separate cases on a total of nine murders and other crimes in the 1990s. ... Read more»

CBP: 5-year-old boy, family rescued in desert Thursday

An officer with U.S. Fish and Wildlife found three people, including a mother and her 5-year-old boy, in the Arizona desert on Thursday during a search led by U.S. Border Patrol agents, authorities said. ... Read more»

CBP: Nearly $650K in heroin, cocaine, and meth seized in Nogales

Nearly 156 pounds of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine — worth almost $650,0000 — were intercepted by Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers in two seizures on Wednesday, authorities said.... Read more»

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