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Grape news: Verde Valley close to becoming a designated wine region

If local wineries and vineyards have their way, the Verde Valley will soon be designated as a federally recognized American Viticultural Area..... Read more»

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Ecuadorian man arrested after hitting BP agent 'several times'

A 37-year-old man from Ecuador was arrested Wednesday evening after he allegedly assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent on a remote mountain trail near Patagonia, Arizona. ... Read more»

CBP: 8 U.S. citizens arrested trying to smuggle Mexican nationals through checkpoints

Border Patrol agents stationed at checkpoints in the Tucson Sector arrested eight U.S. citizens in multiple incidents for their involvement in human smuggling attempts over the last week, authorities said. ... Read more»

Border Patrol agents aid victims in 2 vehicle crashes

Border Patrol agents aided victims in two separate vehicle accidents during the past week, freeing a man trapped in his vehicle at the bottom of an embankment and stabilizing the victim of a motorcycle crash.... Read more»

Border Patrol rescue man near Sonoita

A Mexican man lost in the desert was rescued by Border Patrol agents near Sonoita after he called 911 for help.... Read more»

Border Patrol agents seize $321K in drugs, detain 15 suspects

Border Patrol agents seized four vehicles, a firearm, more than $321,000 in narcotics, and detained 15 people in connection with criminal cases since late-June, authorities said.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Agents seize $1.1M worth of marijuana

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than $1.1 million in marijuana that was found stuffed inside an abandoned vehicle Thursday south of Sonoita.... Read more»

Border Patrol

Border agents find more than 3 tons of pot

Tucson Sector Border Patrol found over 3 tons of marijuana worth more than $3 million in abandoned vehicles east of Patagonia on Wednesday... Read more»

Border Patrol

Agents seize more than 1,200 lbs. of pot, arrest 4

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested four people and seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana valued at $633,500 in separate incidents Friday.... Read more»

Customs and Border Protection

7 arrested; meth, cocaine and pot seized

Seven suspected drug smugglers were arrested and 40 pounds of meth, 3 pounds of cocaine and more than 1,700 pounds of marijuana were seized by border agents in three incidents over the weekend.... Read more»

BP agents find $1.35M worth of pot in abondoned truck

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents seized 2,700 pounds of marijuana worth $1.35 million found in an abandoned pickup near Sonoita on Thursday.... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

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»

BP arrests 11, seizes $1.8M in pot, heroin

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested 11 suspected drug smugglers and seized more than $1.8 million in marijuana and heroin in five incidents over the weekend.... Read more»

Organic farming takes root in Arizona

The number of certified organic farms in Arizona nearly tripled from 2006 to 2008 and the trend is expected to continue as demand increases.... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

Gang members arrested, human skull found

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested two Mexican men with ties to street gangs and found a human skull in the desert in separate incidents Wednesday.... Read more»

Border Patrol wrapup

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»

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