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6 sex offenders arrested by Border Patrol

Six men convicted of sex crimes were removed from the United States since the end of September after they were apprehended by Border Patrol, authorities said.... Read more»

Appeals court upholds conviction in Flagstaff police officer’s murder

The court rejected Eric Michael Clark’s argument that lawyers did not push his claims of mental incompetence aggressively enough. Clark, who thought aliens had invaded Flagstaff at the time of the 2000 shooting, needed years of treatment before he was able to stand trial.... Read more»

Tours aim to redefine Juárez, revitalize tourism

Hopes are riding on a new effort in which tour buses will come to Ciudad Juárez regularly from El Paso. Officials want the tours to help shed Juárez’s image as a danger zone and showcase the city as a destination for area tourists.... Read more»

Storms affect Pima County roads

Monsoon storms have flooded some Pima County roads, closing 8 and leading authorities to advise caution when driving on others. Here’s the list from the county Department of Transportation:... Read more»

A life-and-death struggle for asylum in America

Teens’ tortured road to asylum in America. Lawyers and feds are scrambling to unravel the truth from kids fleeing Central America.... Read more»

TPD: 3 arrested in Monday home invasion turned homicide

Tucson Police officers have arrested three men in connection with a home invasion that left one man dead and another injured Monday night... Read more»

CBP officers seize $285K in narcotics in Nogales

A U.S. citizen and a Mexican national were arrested and more than 44 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine combined were seized Friday in two separate incidents at the Nogales port of entry, officials said.... Read more»

3 men face gun-running charges after Casa Grande bust

Three men were arrested on weapons trafficking charges after a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy found almost a dozen AK-47s and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition during a traffic stop outside Casa Grande on Saturday, authorities said.... Read more»2

Ecuador is freeing thousands of convicted drug mules

President Rafael Correa has said his country’s harsh old drug laws were ‘imposed by the gringos.’ Now officials see small time smugglers as victims of cartels rather than as hardened criminals.... Read more»

Mexican mass graves: A survivor’s story

Drug cartel hit men confessed to working with local police to kill students on Sept. 26. This is the story of a 19-year-old who managed to escape.... Read more»

Border officers seize $100K in meth, save baby

In the past week, Customs and Border Protection officers seized just over $100,000 of meth in three separate incidents, and saved a newborn baby.... Read more»1

Sedona police on the lookout for drivers using cellphones

While Phoenix and Tucson have banned texting while driving, Sedona has gone a step further by barring any cellphone use without a hands-free device. Offenders face fines of $100 or more.... Read more»

AK-47 among weapons BP seizes from smugglers

In a series of busts, Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized two stolen vehicles and four weapons, including a fully-automatic AK-47 assault rifle and a 9 mm pistol with a silencer.... Read more»

Az traces alcohol sources in underaged drinkers' accidents, deaths

TRACE, or Target Responsibility for Alcohol Connected Emergency, is the investigation unit of the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control. The investigators are called when underage drinking is involved in a serious accident or death, and their job is to work backward from the time of the incident to find out who supplied the alcohol.... Read more»

Operation Streamline protesters found guilty

Six activists who blocked the federal courthouse in Tucson during an October 2013 protest against the fast-track immigration court held there were found guilty by a federal judge on Friday.... Read more»2

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