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GOP Senate candidate shoots pistol at Biden, Pelosi & Mark Kelly in campaign ad

Behind in polls in the Republican Senate primary in Arizona, candidate Jim Lamon is seeking attention with a Western-themed campaign ad in which he is depicted firing a gun at U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden. ... Read more»2

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Pinal Sheriff Lamb tests positive for COVID-19 during White House visit

Mark Lamb, the sheriff of Pinal County, tested positive for coronavirus during a mandatory test during a White House visit, he said Wednesday. Lamb said he likely contracted the virus during a campaign event over the weekend.... Read more»

Despite COVID-19 crime wave predictions, cops report mostly quiet in Southern Az

Despite recent protests across the nation and state over "stay at home" orders, law enforcement officials in Southern Arizona say they have found little need to enforce COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions.... Read more»

Ducey OKs re-opening for salons, barbers, dine-in restaurants

At a press briefing on Monday, Ducey announced a second round of eased restrictions for his March 30 stay-at-home order, which shuttered Arizona businesses deemed non-essential, restricted when people could leave their homes and barred large gatherings.... Read more»

Border Patrol agents, Pinal County deputies rescue men near Ajo

Border Patrol agents rescued four men from the western section of Pima County during two separate incidents Thursday, including one man who was airlifted to a local hospital by a helicopter crew from the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. ... Read more»

Pinal sheriff’s chopper helps Stonegarden operation detain 18 near Marana

A helicopter crew with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office helped Border Patrol agents apprehend a group of 18 people from Central America and Mexico on Thursday morning... Read more»

Pinal sheriff's Stonegarden-funded copter carries BP agents near Ajo

A helicopter crew with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, on a mission funded by Operation Stonegarden, carried Border Patrol agents and their dog to an area southeast of Ajo to arrest eight Guatemalan men Wednesday morning.... Read more»

Pinal sheriff joins GOP lawmakers, White House meeting on border issues

Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb told a Washington audience Wednesday that sheriffs see the problems that come with illegal immigration firsthand and that, as a result, they “want to be part of the solution.”... Read more»

Court reinstates suit against Pinal deputy who fatally shot unarmed man

A federal appeals court said a Pinal County sheriff’s deputy must face a lawsuit brought by the family of an unarmed man he shot twice in the back in Eloy in 2014.... Read more»

2 sentenced for roles in drug-related desert shootout

Pedro Ojeda-Ramirez, 24, and Ulises Alaim Saijas-Zamorano, 22, both from Mexico, were sentenced to prison terms of 140 months and 60 months respectively for their roles in a 2016 desert shooting between bandits and cartel scouts in a remote part of the Tohono O'odham Nation. ... Read more»

Profits of policing: Az asset seizures net $200M in past 5 years

Civil asset forfeiture laws let Arizona police seize tens of millions of dollars in cash and property each year, even if suspected criminals aren’t convicted, and with little oversight of how the proceeds are spent.... Read more»

Sheriff Babeu warns of cartel assassins in Pinal County

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has warned Memorial Day travelers of possible groups of Mexican drug cartel assassins in Arizona's western desert. Other Southern Arizona sheriffs said that they didn't see any reason to issue specific warnings in their counties. ... Read more»1

In 2 weeks, Pinal deputies arrest 25 smugglers, seize 1,000 lbs. of pot

In under two weeks, deputies with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office arrested 25 men connected with smuggling and seized more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana in a half-dozen separate incidents, authorities said.... Read more»

BP union head, Babeu accuse feds of 'lack of enforcement' at border

Members of the Border Patrol's union and Sheriff Paul Babeu accused the Obama administration of "manipulating data," claiming BP supervisors are ordering agents to release immigrants without documents requiring them to appear in court. A staffer for Babeu blocked a Phoenix reporter from the announcement. ... Read more»

Factchecking Carson on border apprehensions

Ben Carson, Republican candidate for president, said that “a lot” of the people captured crossing the U.S. border and then released are from Iraq, Somalia and Russia.... Read more»

Oracle man tries to use rattlesnake as weapon

An Oracle man was arrested last week after firing a gun inside a home and threatening a resident with a rattlesnake, Pinal County authorities said.... Read more»

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