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Border journalism focus of UA exhibit

The exhibit includes material from the UA library’s Borderlands collections.

October 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Rocket misfire in Arizona desert puts record pursuit on hold

California man's rocket mis-fires in Arizona desert in attempt to set record.

June 29, 2014 11:33 amLoading…

Sheriff: Cartel lookouts busted in Pinal County

Authorities say they have captured and prosecuted a group of "scouts" paid by Mexican drug cartels to be lookouts for drug and human smugglers on Arizona hilltops. The Pinal County sheriff's and county attorney's offices say they arrested 8 cartel members who were paid to spend numerous day…

June 16, 2014 12:12 pmLoading…
Fire season underway already in Southern Arizona

Fire season underway already in Southern Arizona

A fire-weather watch will be in effect this afternoon in the Coronado National Forest and other areas because of “contiguous areas of flammable fuels,” high temperatures, single-digit relative humidity and windy conditions, officials said.

February 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Teen migrant dies in desert near Sells

A young man from Mexico is dead after a group of border crossers got lost in the Arizona desert, the U.S. Border Patrol says.

July 22, 2013 11:11 am
Border task force seizes pot, ATVs in Arizona desert

Border task force seizes pot, ATVs in Arizona desert

Some 1,700 pounds of marijuana, multiple two-way radios and four ATVs were seized last week in joint agency operations that focus on smuggling groups operating in southern Arizona’s west desert, border officials said in a news release.

April 30, 2013 11:20 am Related
Pinal deputies find 4,550 rounds of ammo in SUV

Pinal deputies find 4,550 rounds of ammo in SUV

FLORENCE — Pinal County sheriff’s deputies say more than 4,500 rounds of ammunition have been found in the back of an SUV that was abandoned in the southern Arizona desert.

December 10, 2012 2:46 pm

Feds probe fatal migrant shooting by border agent

A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man Sunday in the Baboquivari Mountains on the Tohono O'odham Nation, federal officials confirmed Tuesday.

December 05, 2012 12:00 am

Arizona border agents find $1.2M of pot

Border agents working in the southwestern Arizona desert recovered $1.2 million worth of marijuana.

February 08, 2012 2:02 pm

$2.2M in marijuana seized in Arizona

Multiple drug seizures over the weekend by Border Patrol agents led to the recovery of $2.2 million worth of pot and the arrest of three suspected smugglers.

January 24, 2012 1:52 pmLoading…

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