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State lawmaker dropping illegal-immigration alert bill

Leaders of border communities have persuaded a lawmaker to withdraw legislation that would have required the state to alert the public to dangers caused by illegal immigration.... Read more»1

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BP checkpoint near Huachuca City to reopen Tuesday

The S.R. 90 checkpoint will reopen after four months of improvements. In other Border Patrol news, Tucson Sector agents seized 2,900 pounds of pot, arrested two people with felony warrants, and helped to rescue a man trapped inside a vehicle following an accident.... Read more»

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Agents arrest 7 suspected drug smugglers

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested seven people and seized more than 750 pounds of marijuana in separate incidents on Wednesday.... Read more»

Cancer outreach programs target rural Arizonans

There are 5.1 million rural Arizona residents, according to a 2000 USDA Economic Research survey. It is difficult for many health institutions to provide cancer preventative services to these rural areas due to lack in resources and outreach.... Read more»

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Agents arrest 4 suspected smugglers, seize 1,000 lbs of pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana and arrested four suspected drug smugglers in separate incidents over the weekend.... Read more»

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Border Patrol arrests 6 with criminal pasts

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested six men with criminal pasts and rescued a man suffering from severe dehydration in separate incidents since Saturday.... Read more»1

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7 suspected smugglers arrested, $1.8M worth of pot seized

Border Patrol agents arrested seven suspected drug smugglers and seized more than $1.8 million worth of marijuana in separate incidents Thursday.... Read more»

BP agents seize 1,440 lbs of pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized 1,440 pounds of abandoned marijuana worth $720,000 in separate incidents Thursday.... Read more»1

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'Knucklehead' teen found lying under tree with 327 lbs of pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a 17-year-old American found lying under a tree with bundles of marijuana and apprehended two illegal immigrants with criminal pasts in separate incidents since Sunday.... Read more»1

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Agents find drugs in vehicle's gas tank

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized marijuana from the gas tank of a vehicle and arrested a man wanted on assault charged in California in separate incidents Tuesday.... Read more»

EPA: Douglas water co. must reduce arsenic

The U.S. EPA has ordered a small Douglas water company to reduce arsenic levels or face steep fines.... Read more»

Man gets 41-month sentence for cash smuggling

A 48-year-old man was sentenced to 41 months in prison Monday for trying to smuggle cash out of the United States into Mexico, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.... Read more»

BP seizes 3,100 lbs of pot, arrests 13

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized 3,159 pounds of marijuana and arrested 13 people suspected of drug smuggling in separate incidents over the weekend.... Read more»5

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Agents arrest gang members, rescue 2 from desert

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two men with gang affiliations and rescued two people from the desert over the weekend.... Read more»

BP seizes 5,530 lbs of pot, arrests 2

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than 5,500 pounds of marijuana and arrested two suspected smugglers in five incidents since Saturday.... Read more»

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