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Threatened snake low on list for protection

Threatened snake low on list for protection

The population of a seldom-seen snake native to the Tucson area is thin enough to make it an endangered species, but it won't be protected as one - at least for now.

April 02, 2010 12:00 am Related Loading…
Facility to gather, share border info

Facility to gather, share border info

A new facility designed to ease information-sharing between border law enforcement agencies in Arizona has been unveiled by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

March 31, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Latest buzz: more bees

Latest buzz: more bees

Tucson's wet winter and extra spring wildflowers in need of pollinating undoubtedly will mean more bee activity.

March 29, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Congress to take up loophole on money-card laundering

New legislation aimed at closing a federal loophole that allows drug cartels to move large amounts of money across the border on stored-value cards was introduced to Congress Thursday.

March 26, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

New curbs eyed on cash smuggling

Authorities are pushing to regulate what they say is a common method drug cartels use to move money across the border: stored-value cards.

March 08, 2010 6:37 pm

New curbs eyed on cash smuggling

Authorities are pushing to regulate what they say is a common method drug cartels use to move money across the border: stored-value cards.

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Work on I-19 checkpoint now has plan to ease traffic

The soon-to-begin construction of an interim Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 19 north of Tubac is expected to have less of an effect on area businesses during the construction phase.

December 23, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Massive I-10 pileup kills 3

A thick dust storm moving across Interstate 10 near Casa Grande on Tuesday caused a fiery 22-vehicle pileup that left three people dead, including two siblings. At least seven people were injured.

December 23, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Infrared telescope to chart the never-before-seen

With help from an infrared-telescope-equipped satellite, NASA scientists will soon be able to set their eyes on the darkest reaches of outer space for the first time.

December 08, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Health center opens on PCC East Campus

A new health center on the Pima Community College East Campus was unveiled Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and health fair at the school.

December 03, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Pot-laden truck used ramp to scale barrier

U.S. Border Patrol agents found nearly 2,000 pounds of marijuana in a truck that used a ramp to hop a vehicle barrier at the international border near Lukeville.

November 29, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
US border-security cash leaves towns on the hook

US border-security cash leaves towns on the hook

Federal grant money from Operation Stonegarden may seem like a windfall for the cities and counties that have eagerly accepted it. But the funds have not been totally free - and in some communities taxpayers will be obligated for decades.

November 16, 2009 12:00 am Related Loading…

Other US projects have raised similar concerns

The loose administration and "anything-goes" mentality surrounding Operation Stonegarden has raised concerns that it might not be the best use of federal taxpayer money.

November 16, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Operation Stonegarden raises concerns of racial profiling

The U.S. Border Patrol and local law enforcement agree that officers are not supposed to enforce immigration laws while on Operation Stonegarden shifts.

November 15, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Officers worked long shifts, accrued sizable pay

BISBEE - To see what can happen when a multimillion-dollar program has limited guidelines and loose oversight, look no further than Bisbee.

November 15, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Border program has vague goals, little oversight

Border program has vague goals, little oversight

A federal program touted as a model for using local law enforcement to help control our borders is handing out $165 million - but with little tracking of how the money is spent, no clear objective and no benchmarks for success, an Arizona Daily Star investigation has found.

November 15, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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3 sought in teen's killing during carjacking attempt

3 sought in teen's killing during carjacking attempt

Three men — including two brothers — are being sought in connection with the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl during an attempted carjacking on the south side earlier this month, police said Monday.

August 18, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Prominent Tucson developer Estes dies after long illness

Prominent Tucson developer Estes dies after long illness

Longtime Tucson developer Bill Estes Jr. died Sunday after a long struggle with meningitis, his family said. He was 70 years old.

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Couple hit by toxic gas say this is 2nd attack

Couple hit by toxic gas say this is 2nd attack

The man and his wife who were victims of a chemical attack on the northwest side said Monday that this was the second time they had been targeted.

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Animals at site of toxic attack were already dead, official says

Animals left outside of a northwest side home Sunday in a chemical attack were already dead when they were placed outside of the front door, an official said Monday.

August 03, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Chemical attack was hate crime against NW side couple, official says

Chemicals left near a home on the northwest side that created a noxious cloud were part of a hate crime attack, a sheriff’s official said Sunday evening.

August 02, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Police accuse pair in death of tot

Police accuse pair in death of tot

A mother and her live-in friend were arrested Saturday in connection with the death of her 1-year-old son.

July 27, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Siblings get past pool gate and die

Siblings get past pool gate and die

Two young siblings drowned Wednesday afternoon in a pool at a Foothills home, the fourth and fifth drowning deaths of Tucson-area children this year.

July 23, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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3 bodies of illegal immigrants found in S. Arizona

The bodies of three illegal immigrants were found this weekend in separate locations across Southern Arizona. Another illegal border crosser died from the heat after agents found the group he was traveling with.

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Police fatally shoot man, 19

Police fatally shoot man, 19

A man was shot to death by Tucson police officers at a South Side home Sunday morning, an official said.

July 06, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

55 arrested in DUI stops across Tucson

Officers from the Southern Arizona DUI Task Force were deployed in the Tucson area over the Independence Day weekend, resulting in 55 DUI arrests from nearly 900 stops.

July 05, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Man shot, killed by police on Tucson's South Side (UPDATED)

Man shot, killed by police on Tucson's South Side (UPDATED)

A man was shot to death by a Tucson Police officer inside a South Side home early Sunday morning.

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Customs would bar some pocketknives' import

Customs would bar some pocketknives' import

A popular style of pocketknives will no longer be allowed to be imported into the country, if a U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposal is approved.

July 04, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
300th local Habitat for Humanity home

300th local Habitat for Humanity home

Habitat for Humanity Tucson is celebrating the completion of the 300th home built in 30 years of service in the local community.

June 22, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Pima faces class-action lawsuit on strip searches

Being strip-searched in Southern Arizona could become a lucrative revenue stream for thousands of people if a federal class-action lawsuit against Pima County is successful.

June 17, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Winds could push smoke from Baboquivari-area fire into city

A 5,200-acre wildfire southwest of Tucson is expected to continue burning for the next few days, officials said Sunday.

June 15, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

School principal is killed in crash

An elementary school principal was killed and her husband, a Tucson police officer, was injured in a car crash over the weekend west of Sells.

June 15, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Principal killed, husband injured in car crash SW of Tucson

An elementary school principal was killed and her husband, a Tucson police officer, was injured in a car crash this weekend southwest of Tucson.

June 14, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Rollover kills 8 in SUV near Sonoita

Eight people were killed when a sport utility vehicle carrying 27 suspected illegal immigrants "stacked like logs" rolled over near Sonoita late Saturday.

June 08, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Gunshot by store guard paralyzed teen, kin say

An 18-year-old man shot by a Circle K security guard while allegedly trying to steal snacks is paralyzed from the mid- torso down, family members said Saturday.

June 07, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

All evacuate safely as assisted-living apartments burn

A recent fire drill helped the residents of a Midtown assisted-living center safely evacuate when a fire broke out Saturday evening.

June 07, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Wildfire being used to aid forest

Wildfire being used to aid forest

A wildfire that had burned about 1,400 acres east of Green Valley over the weekend is being managed by fire officials to benefit the landscape.

June 01, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Wildfire grows to 1,400 acres east of Green Valley

A wildfire burning east of Green Valley has grown to 1,425 acres, but forest officials are now using the fire to benefit the landscape.

May 31, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Arrest made in stabbings of woman, daughter at South Side home

Arrest made in stabbings of woman, daughter at South Side home

A woman was arrested Monday night in connection with the stabbings of another woman and her daughter at their home on the South Side, a sheriff’s official said.

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May 26, 2009 12:00 am

A woman and her daughter were stabbed Monday afternoon inside their home on the South Side, a sheriff's official said.

May 26, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Arrest made in stabbings of woman, daughter at South Side home

A woman was arrested Monday night in connection with the stabbings of another woman and her daughter at their home on the South Side, a sheriff’s official said.

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Border agent arrested in DUI case assigned to desk duties

A U.S. Border Patrol agent arrested on felony DUI charges has been assigned to administrative duties.

May 20, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Border Patrol hits goal of 6,000 new agents

U.S. Customs and Border Protection met its goal of hiring 6,000 new Border Patrol agents by the end of the year, now employing more than 18,000 agents across the United States.

December 18, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Border agents on horseback arrest 8, seize 1,384 lbs. of pot

U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback discovered more than 1,300 pounds of marijuana after apprehending eight illegal immigrants Tuesday in the desert near Arivaca.

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Border patrol agents bust illegal immigrants and pot load

U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback discovered over 1,300 pounds of marijuana after apprehending 8 illegal immigrants Tuesday in the desert near Arivaca.

December 17, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

2 Nogales tunnels found; group of 17 Bolivians halted

Two tunnels were discovered in Nogales over the weekend by Nogales police officers, making a four-day total of three tunnels found in the border city.

December 16, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Border tunnels found in Nogales; Bolivians apprehended at Douglas

Two tunnels were discovered in Nogales this weekend by Nogales Police officers, making a four-day total of three tunnels found in the border town.

December 15, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Man who tried to smuggle 2 kids into US gets prison

The smuggler of a 9-year-old boy and his 2-year-old sister was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to transport illegal immigrants for profit.

December 11, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

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