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Former child bride, 6 kids escape Az polygamist sect

Ruby Jessop recently escaped the polygamist enclave of Colorado City and a marriage forced on her as a teenager. Leaving in the middle of a December night when her husband was gone for 15 minutes, she returned with law enforcement and her older sister to bundle her children out as well.... Read more»0

Border Roundup: Winter weather dangers, border implications for gun-control debate

New reminders of environmental danger on the border, national and state politicians address immigration issues, law enforcement on both sides of the border deals with crime and gun violence issues... Read more»0

Border roundup: The cost of immigration, changes in 2013

A look at the national, local and human costs of immigration policy as well as possible changes in store for 2013, plus a summary of recent Border Patrol activity.... Read more»1

Border Roundup: Congress considers immigration reform bills

Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto visits the United States; Republicans reconsider immigration policies; the unintended side effects of immigration legislation... Read more»0

Roundup: Cross-border agreements, new immigration bills in the works

Cross-border agreements between U.S. and Mexican officials, Republican politicians evaluate their stance on immigration and an update on the Department of Homeland Security's investigation into Border Patrol's October shooting in Nogales... Read more»0

Border Roundup: Immigration reform reconsidered; BP investigated

Politicians are reconsidering immigration reform, Homeland Security is investigating the Border Patrol after complaints of excessive force, plus: what happens to U.S. veterans deported to Mexico... Read more»0

Border Roundup: Autopsy released in BP Agent Ivie's shooting death

Reports released in Border Agent Nicholas Ivie's shooting death, youths shot at U.S-Mexico border remembered, three Arizona sheriffs stay in office and one county gets a new one, U.S. elections reverberate across Mexico, and more.... Read more»0

Border roundup: Suspect pleads guilty to murder in Brian Terry killing

News from and about the borderlands: Voter concerns and polls, law enforcement updates, rising illegal immigration may indicate economic recovery and news from across the border.... Read more»0

Roundup: News from & about the border region

Technology issues along the border, Latino perspectives on politics and reporting, families separated by deportation and a look at the intersection between detention demographics and public records laws, plus a recap of Border Patrol activity in Southern Arizona.... Read more»0

Border roundup: Cross-border shooting, economic ties

A second shooting in as many weeks involving Border Patrol agents left a teenage boy dead in Mexico; plus, Arizonans take a look at the role of Mexico in the regional economy... Read more»0

Funeral services scheduled for BP Agent Nicholas Ivie

The family of slain Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie is planning funeral services in Sierra Vista on Monday morning and in later in Utah. A candlelight vigil for Ivie was held Thursday night in Naco. ... Read more»0

ME: Dever intoxicated, not wearing seatbelt during fatal rollover

Cochise County Sheriff Dever had a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit and wasn't wearing a seatbelt when he rolled over the pickup he was driving on a Northern Arizona dirt road Sept. 18, a medical examiner said Friday.... Read more»0

FBI: BP Agent Ivie likely killed by friendly fire

Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie was likely killed by friendly fire, the FBI announced late Friday afternoon. "There are strong preliminary indications" Ivie's death "was the result of an accidental shooting incident involving only the agents" on the scene. ... Read more»0

Border roundup: BP agent killed, Southwest faces enviro threats

The investigation continues in the shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie, plus: Arizona law and order updates, and environmental threats faced in the Southwest.... Read more»0

Vigil, funeral services scheduled for BP Agent Nicholas Ivie

A candlelight vigil will be held for slain Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie on Thursday night in Naco. The Ivie family is planning funeral services in Sierra Vista on Monday morning and in later in Utah.... Read more»0

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