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Unfinished cross-border tunnel discovered near cemetery in Nogales

A new cross-border tunnel was found near a cemetery in Nogales, Sonora by Mexican Federal Police on Friday.... Read more»

FBI detects breaches of Arizona, Illinois state voting systems

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Arizona and Illinois voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the November presidential election, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe. ... Read more»

DHS to review use of private prisons for immigration detention

The Department of Homeland Security is reviewing its use of privately-owned prisons to hold immigrants, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Monday. This could could affect four facilities in Arizona run under contract for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.... Read more»

Justice Dep't to decide charges against Arpaio in racial profiling case

The U.S. Justice Department will decide whether criminal contempt charges will be brought against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for violating court orders in a racial profiling case, court documents released late on Friday showed. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

By Joe Arpaio's logic, it's time to make an example of him

Federal Judge Murray Snow ordered Sheriff Joe Arpaio to cease and desist racial profiling. Arpaio refused. He broke the law. Snow has referred the case for criminal prosecution. By Arpaio's own reasoning, he's a criminal and needs to be made an example of, so kids can see.... Read more»1

Long-time Maricopa sheriff Joe Arpaio faces tough re-election bid

Maricopa lawman Joe Arpaio has long battled controversy over his tough stance on illegal immigration but may now face his toughest test as he seeks a seventh term as sheriff of the state’s most populous county. ... Read more»

Are animal hoarders criminals?

Reports of people hoarding animals are on the rise, driven partly by the attention social media and reality TV programs have focused on the public health and safety problem. And states and localities are finding themselves walking a fine line between criminalizing the compulsive behavior and helping people with the mental illness that underlies it.... Read more»

Indicted Border Patrol agent's brother strikes deal in cartel beheading case

The brother of a U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with capital murder in an alleged Mexican drug cartel hit struck a surprise deal Thursday to help prosecutors build their case against his siblings and other defendants.... Read more»

FactCheck: Twisting Clinton’s immigration plan

Donald Trump’s new TV ad on immigration creates a misleading comparison, saying that under Hillary Clinton, “illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay” but under Trump, “terrorists and dangerous criminals” are “kept out.”... Read more»

Family files suit over gun instructor's killing at Arizona range

The family of an Arizona gun instructor fatally shot by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi submachine gun in 2014 has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the range and its owner, an attorney confirmed on Monday. ... Read more»

CBP: Two women with meth taped to their legs arrested for smuggling

CBP said that two Mexican women were arrested in Nogales on Friday for attempting to smuggle methamphetamine wrapped around their calves through the Morley pedestrian crossing... Read more»

Sheriff Arpaio’s criminal contempt of court referral sparks contemplation, rage

When Daniel Magos learned that a judge referred Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for criminal contempt of court prosecution, he felt a flood of relief and elation. And then he wept. Magos, 71, is a plaintiff in an ongoing class action federal lawsuit in which Arpaio and his department were found to have racially profiled Latino drivers. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Unpacking pot’s impact in Colorado

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said “marijuana-related” traffic deaths, hospital visits and school suspensions in Colorado have “not significantly” increased since the state legalized the drug. That’s inaccurate. Statistics from various official sources show substantial increases.... Read more»

Federal judge seeks criminal contempt charges against Arpaio

A federal judge recommended on Friday that prosecutors bring criminal contempt charges against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, finding that the controversial lawman had violated court orders stemming from a racial profiling case. ... Read more»

Police seek suspect in shooting that killed one, wounded another

Tucson police are searching for a suspect in a double shooting on Tucson's Southwest Side that left one man dead and another injured Thursday afternoon, authorities said. ... Read more»

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