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Southside church condemns detention of family by Border Patrol after traffic stop

A traffic stop over a car's tinted windows by a DPS trooper led to the detention of four people, including a 12-year-old girl, by U.S. Border Patrol agents during an incident recorded on social media Tuesday. ... Read more»

5 frostbitten men rescued by CBP helicopter from snowy peak south of Tucson

A helicopter crew with U.S. Customs and Border Protection airlifted five men Thursday morning from a snowy peak in the Santa Rita Mountains. ... Read more»

Border communities deal with onslaught of fentanyl overdoses

Despite record seizures of fentanyl at U.S. border crossings, a rise in overdoses is forcing law enforcement officials to change tactics, emphasizing information and public engagement, as well as drugs to reverse opioid overdoses.... Read more»

Flags lowered for Arizona officer killed by texting driver

Gov. Doug Ducey ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff Tuesday to honor the life of Salt River Police Officer Clayton Townsend, who died in the line of duty last week.... Read more»

Arizona DPS chief, after White House event, says wall needed for border ‘crisis’

Arizona Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead attended a White House meeting and said the wall isn't about "elitism," "separatism" or "racism" but is about a border crisis. ... Read more»

Flags lowered for Arizona officer killed by texting driver

Gov. Doug Ducey ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff Wednesday to honor the life of Salt River Police Officer Clayton Townsend, who died in the line of duty Tuesday night.... Read more»2

4 of 8 killed in head-on collision IDed; 2 previously convicted for human smuggling

Officials have identified four of the people killed in a head-on crash Wednesday when a car crossed the yellow line and collided with a Chevy Suburban. The SUV's driver and a passenger, who were killed, had previously been convicted of assisting illegal immigrants. ... Read more»1

Head-on crash near Florence kills 8, including 4 migrants

Eight people, including four immigrants in the U.S. without authorization, were killed in a head-on crash on a rural stretch of State Route 79 north of Tucson late Wednesday night, authorities said. A Buick passenger car crossed the centerline, colliding with a Suburban carrying seven migrants and two U.S. citizens.... Read more»

Deadly vehicle crashes continue to rise in Arizona

Three people died every day on average on Arizona roads in 2017 and 152 people were injured, according to ADOT’s annual report on motor-vehicle crashes. Nearly three-quarters of accidents occurred from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.... Read more»

Despite 2016 law, Salt River wild horses remain unmanaged

Every year, thousands of people visit the Salt River to experience the riparian area in the Sonoran Desert. But they'll likely also see piles of horse manure, from wild horses that wildlife experts say is a harmful invasive species.... Read more»1

Flags at half-staff for DPS trooper shot to death during freeway struggle

A Phoenix-area state trooper who was shot and killed during a struggle on a West Valley interstate is being honored with flags across the state flown at half-staff through Friday evening.... Read more»

Fentanyl overdoses rise, cartels still eager to funnel more via Arizona

Despite significant seizures of fentanyl over the past year, the lethal synthetic opioid keeps pouring into the country across Arizona’s border with Mexico, the DEA and state DPS say.... Read more»

Ducey touts Az border-crime effort at made-for-campaign event

Gov. Doug Ducey, in an event staged for campaign cameras, said Wednesday that Arizona will spend $2.9 million in fiscal 2019 on the multiagency "Arizona Border Strike Force" effort to stop drug trafficking and human smuggling at the border.... Read more»

Border Patrol agent struck by vehicle on highway after ATV crash

A Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent is in stable condition after he crashed his ATV and was thrown onto a highway where he was hit by a passing vehicle near Douglas. ... Read more»

Arizona court: Private cell phones can contain public records

The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that a public employee's private cell phone records can be considered public records if the employee used the cell phone for a public purpose. ... Read more»

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