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Street Smarts: Road name a retirement present to county employee

Street Smarts: Road name a retirement present to county employee

Lester Shannon was born to William D. and Annie (Holland) Shannon on Sept. 24, 1891, in Eastland, Texas. His father worked as a mechanic at the local brickyard, and his mother tended to the home.

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Pot found hidden in fake wildlife service truck near Douglas

Pot found hidden in fake wildlife service truck near Douglas

Border Patrol agents seized a truck designed to look like a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service vehicle along with a flatbed trailer containing more than 3,200 pounds of marijuana near Douglas on Monday.

June 03, 2014 3:29 pm Photos

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Arizona's fifth trusted-traveler enrollment center opens

The Tucson International Airport is the latest addition to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection enrollment centers for low-risk international travelers.

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Fire burns four acres near Douglas

Fire burns four acres near Douglas

A fire that broke out near Douglas scorched four acres, a power pole and a wall surrounding a pump house. 

March 16, 2014 3:18 pm
Bus preservation drives local group

Bus preservation drives local group

A walk around the back lot of the Old Pueblo Trolley’s bus division restoration shop is like a time-traveling tour through Arizona’s mass-transit history.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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7 incidents lead to more than $605,000 in seized pot; 8 arrests

7 incidents lead to more than $605,000 in seized pot; 8 arrests

Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector seized more than $605,000 worth of marijuana and arrested eight drug smugglers during the past two weeks, federal authorities said.

February 10, 2014 5:35 pm
Homeland Security chief says border security is a priority

Homeland Security chief says border security is a priority

The new secretary of homeland security stressed alertness along the U.S.-Mexico border, but during his first official visit to Southern Arizona he did not address recent cartel-related violence in Sonora.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Man killed in brawl with Border Patrol agent

A man was shot to death Thursday night during a struggle with a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the Arizona-Mexico border, officials said Friday.

January 18, 2014 12:00 am

Holidays past: Burros shipped east as holiday gifts

Each day through Jan. 4, we will publish stories from the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Citizen news archives. This article is from Dec. 23, 1954.

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Tucson monsoon fizzling out

Tucson monsoon fizzling out

This year’s monsoon has been less than a wet-and-wild wonder, and forecasters say it might be on the verge of fizzling out altogether.

September 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Douglas made his mark in mining

Mine Tales: Douglas made his mark in mining

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series about Dr. James Douglas, namesake of the Cochise County border city.

August 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Cochise County: No charges in 2011 border shooting

The Cochise County Attorney’s Office will not file charges against a Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a Douglas teenager more than two years ago, officials said.

August 23, 2013 12:00 am
Three arrested in Douglas for attempted pot smuggling

Three arrested in Douglas for attempted pot smuggling

Three people were arresed in two separate incidents Wednesday for attempting to smuggle marijuana through the Douglas port of entry.

August 16, 2013 5:59 pm

Feds: 19 years for ex-border officer in Arizona drug case

A former Customs and Border Protection officer convicted on charges that he let marijuana be smuggled from Mexico into southeastern Arizona should be sentenced to 19 years in prison, prosecutors say.

August 14, 2013 9:07 am
Feds: No charges for Border Patrol agents in Arizona shootings

Feds: No charges for Border Patrol agents in Arizona shootings

PHOENIX — No criminal charges will be pursued against U.S. Border Patrol agents involved in separate 2011 fatal shootings in southern Arizona, federal authorities say.

August 09, 2013 5:28 pm Photos

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Low-risk travelers now have a fast lane at Port of Douglas

A special lane for low-risk travelers that can reduce waiting times at the border is now open in Douglas.

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July's monsoon drenched mountains, border region

July's monsoon drenched mountains, border region

Try though he did to stay dry, this cyclist couldn't protect himself from Friday's rain on North Stone Avenue at Speedway. Still, it was little compared with Douglas, which had its wettest month in history with 10.23 inches.

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July's monsoon drenched mountains, border region

July's monsoon drenched mountains, border region

It was a productive July for monsoon rains in Southern Arizona, particularly atop our mountains and along our southern border.

August 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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