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Drug Violence

Rocky Pt. draws UA spring breakers despite violence

A recent gunbattle in Tucson’s favorite Mexican beach town doesn’t seem to be deterring students from planning a spring break across the border.

March 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Steller: In Rocky Point, not enough whitewash for a helicopter gunship

When Mexico’s drug-war violence surged in the middle of the last decade, Rocky Point was in a building boom, and the tourist industry assured us the beach town remained tranquilo.

December 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Nogales, Sonora, hit man is paid $54

Sonoran police revealed the price tag on a life over the weekend, and it was cheap.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am
Progress visible on Fast and Furious

Progress visible on Fast and Furious

Two years after bandits killed U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, visible progress has finally occurred in the criminal cases and internal investigations that exploded afterward.

December 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Progress visible on Fast and Furious

Progress visible on Fast and Furious

This memorial was erected where Brian Terry died in the area known as Mesquite Seep, west of Rio Rico. Terry's colleagues and civilian volunteers built the memorial with stones they found nearby.

December 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Law & Order Briefs

Law & Order Briefs

CPS confirms contact with toddler who died

March 16, 2012 12:00 am

Chandler cops: Cartel behind Oct. beheading

Drug traffickers based in Nogales, Sonora, had ordered the murder of a man found beheaded in Chandler on Oct. 10, say police reports released this week.

March 05, 2011 12:00 am

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