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Feds probe deadly crash on I-10 that involved 'attempted human smuggling'

Three people were killed and five seriously injured when the driver of a SUV crashed into a semi-tractor trailer after refusing to stop for an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper north of Tucson on Thursday morning, authorities said. ... Read more»

DPS investigating suspicious substance sent to Arizona Senate president

Arizona DPS is investigating after someone sent an “unidentified white powder” to Senate President Karen Fann, which later tested negative after a response by the hazardous materials team, though no one would say specifically what the substance was tested for.... Read more»

Authorities prep for possible inauguration protests at Arizona Capitol

The Arizona Capitol is surrounded by two rows of chain-link fence and police presence has been increased, as authorities brace for possible violence in response to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.... Read more»

DPS closes Public Service Center amid COVID-19 concerns

The Arizona Department of Public Safety on Monday closed its Public Service Center to the public due to concerns over COVID-19. That means Arizonans seeking help with fingerprinting, licensing, public records, permits and impounding are unable to do those things. ... Read more»

Plan to equip all DPS officers with body cameras has some public advocates skeptical

Gov. Doug Ducey’s fiscal 2021 budget proposes spending about $5 million to provide body cameras to all sworn personnel in the Arizona Department of Public Safety, but some critics of police use of deadly force worry the cameras will be used to protect officers more than the public. ... Read more»

Accused Phoenix I-10 shooter pleads not guilty

A man charged with carrying out several recent shootings along a major highway in Arizona pleaded not guilty on Thursday to 15 felonies including drive-by shooting and aggravated assault, a court spokesman said.... Read more»

Suspect in Phx I-10 shootings charged with 16 felonies

The suspect in Phoenix's spate of recent highway shootings was formally charged on Wednesday with 16 felonies including drive-by shooting and aggravated assault, prosecutors said.... Read more»

Suspect in Phx I-10 shootings held on $1M bond

The man who was arrested in connection with a spate of shootings along a major highway through Arizona was arraigned on Saturday on felony charges that include drive-by shooting and terrorism. Wearing a gray and white striped prison uniform, Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., 21, said he was not the person responsible for the shootings.... Read more»

DPS detains 'person of interest' in I-10 shooting spree

Police in Arizona detained and were questioning a "person of interest" on Friday in connection with a spate of recent shootings along a major highway that runs through Phoenix, a spokesman for the state's Department of Public Safety said.... Read more»

Crash kills 5, injures 15 after Border Patrol chases SUV

Officials are working to determine the identities of those killed and injured when a SUV pursued by Border Patrol rolled over near Vail late Saturday night. Five passengers died at the scene of the accident and 15, including the driver, were being treated for minor to life-threatening injuries.... Read more»

Bus/pickup collision kills wrong-way driver on I-10

A 78-year-old man driving the wrong way on Interstate 10 was killed Tuesday when his pickup truck collided with a charter bus.... Read more»


State agencies collaborate to wipe out dust storm crashes

State departments working together to prevent fatal vehicle crashes in Pinal County dust storms say the joint efforts may be helping.... Read more»

Steep decline in ‘drop houses’ used by human smugglers

Police seizures of drop houses, where smugglers stash undocumented aliens en route to other parts of the country, have plummeted in Arizona this year.... Read more»

I-10 reopened at Ina after semi crash

Interstate 10 near Ina Road has reopened after cleanup of an overturned semi truck completely closed the highway Thursday morning, authorities said.... Read more»

Hackers target DPS email, leak more info

In the second hack of the Arizona Department of Public Safety in less than a week, hackers released personal emails and files from DPS officials Wednesday. Saying "did you think we were done with you?," the hacking group Anonymous released emails, passwords, Social Security numbers, photos, chat transcripts and other documents. ... Read more»