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Judge OKs suit by family of Mexican teen fatally shot by border agent

A federal judge in Tucson ruled Thursday that a Mexican teen, killed in a 2012 cross-border shooting, should have been protected under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The ruling means a civil rights suit filed the family of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez will continue to trial. ... Read more»

CBP officers in Nogales seize $3.2M in marijuana

Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa commercial border crossing in Nogales seized more than three tons of marijuana worth more than $3.2 million Wednesday. The pot was hidden in the back of a tractor-trailer, authorities said. ... Read more»

Nogales agents nab 3rd ton-sized load of pot in a month

For the third time in under just over a month, CBP officers in Nogales seized nearly a ton of marijuana stashed in the roof liner of a tractor-trailer carrying produce. ... Read more»

Border businesses hope meeting with regulators stems bank closings

Nogales officials hope that a meeting Tuesday between local banks and regulators from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. can help reverse a string of bank closings that have hamstrung businesses along the border.... Read more»

Appeals court OKs Az’s English-immersion program for students

A federal appeals court Monday upheld a lower court ruling that said Arizona’s system for educating English-language learners does not violate the federal Equal Educational Opportunities Act.... Read more»

Two ton-sized loads of marijuana caught in Nogales

In the last two weeks, Customs and Border Protection officers made two nearly identical busts, in each seizing nearly 2,000 pounds of marijuana hidden in the ceilings of produce trucks bound for the Mariposa Port in Nogales, authorities said. ... Read more»

Fate of lawsuit over cross-border shooting death undecided

While the circumstances surrounding the 2012 cross-border shooting of a Nogales teen are "horrible and tragic," an attorney for Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz said in federal court Tuesday that a judge must dismiss a lawsuit by the family of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez. ... Read more»

$683k in hard drugs seized at Az border crossings

CBP officers seized $683,000 in heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine at Arizona border crossings from multiple smuggling attempts in the past week, according to the agency. ... Read more»

Judge sets hearing in Nogales border shooting suit

A federal judge in Tucson will hear arguments this month in response to a motion by the government to dismiss a lawsuit filed against a U.S. Border Patrol agent over the 2012 cross-border shooting death of a Mexican teenager.... Read more»

Renovations improve Nogales crossing, critics say officials must do more

About 300,000 commercial vehicles pass through the Mariposa Port of Entry every year on their way into the United States, and it’s one of the busiest ports on the border. The government spent nearly $200 million to add booths and inspection spaces to help reduce wait times. So far, it appears to be working, but there is some debate about how effective the renovation has been. ... Read more»

More stuffed peppers: More than $1.5M in marijuana seized in Nogales

Officers at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales seized nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana and arrested three U.S. citizens in separate smuggling incidents, according to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.... Read more»

Grijalva staff holding Nogales office hours

Staffers for U.S Rep. Raul Grijalva will meet with CD 3 constituents Wednesday in Nogales, offering help with a variety of federal issues.... Read more»

Memorials for Gov. Raul Castro announced for May

A series of memorials for former Arizona Gov. Raul Castro, who died last week, has been announced for May, with masses scheduled in Nogales, Tucson and Phoenix.... Read more»

New insect squashed at Nogales border crossing

Agriculture specialists at the commercial port in Nogales discovered an insect new to the U.S. in a load of Mexican celery on March 20, a CBP news release said.... Read more»

$500K in hard drugs seized at Nogales crossing

Nogales-area Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $500,000 in hard drugs in multiple smuggling incidents over the past week, including one attempt by a 13-year-old girl to smuggle methamphetamine in the United States. ... Read more»

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