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Lukeville crossing unsettlingly close to killing of 7 in Sonora

HERMOSILLO, Mexico — The shooting deaths of seven men near the Mexico-Arizona border dramatize what appears to be an escalating use of the once-calm stretch of border as a drug trafficking corridor.

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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…
At least 5 killed in gunfight in Rocky Point's resort area

At least 5 killed in gunfight in Rocky Point's resort area

At least five people were killed in a shootout involving federal police and military officials this morning near Rocky Point's Sandy Beach area, the Sonora state attorney general confirmed.

December 18, 2013 10:11 am Video Photos

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Mexican cops patrol Sonoyta after criminals invade

Heavily armed police have been patrolling the Sonoran border town of Sonoyta this week after an armed convoy of criminals took control of the town for hours Sunday night.

September 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Fitz Blog:Rocky Point Film Festival Highlights

It’s time for the annual Rocky Point Film Festival and this year’s films are outstanding. Here is this week’s lineup:

September 05, 2012 10:45 amLoading…

Earthquake swarms hit California, Rocky Point

As hundreds of small quakes hit in the Imperial Valley of California Sunday and Monday, another series of earthquakes occurred in the floor of the Gulf of California, south of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora.

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3 earthquakes reported near Rocky Point

3 earthquakes reported near Rocky Point

Three earthquakes struck Sunday night in the northern Gulf of California, south of Puerto Peñasco.

August 27, 2012 11:03 amLoading…
Viper, Aeromk to build jets in Sonora

Viper, Aeromk to build jets in Sonora

Mar de Cores International Airport in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico.

August 03, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Viper, Aeromk to build jets in Sonora

Viper, Aeromk to build jets in Sonora

A venture between U.S. and Mexican aircraft companies promises to create up to 400 jobs over the next three years in the beachfront town of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora.

August 03, 2012 12:00 am

US urges 'caution' on Rocky Point travel after Americans targeted

The July 19 shootout in Puerto Peñasco made headlines because of its death toll, but it was just the culmination of a series of attacks in the beach town, including a July 17 home invasion targeting U.S. tourists.

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Home invasion on Rocky Point tourists prompts new U.S. warning

Home invasion on Rocky Point tourists prompts new U.S. warning

A shocking home invasion targeting a group of American tourists in Puerto Peñasco preceded the July 19 shootout there, prompting the U.S. consulate to issue a new advisory to travelers.

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Rocky Point death toll hits 6 in Thurs. shootings

Gunbattles that broke out in Puerto Peñasco on Thursday evening left at least six people dead, including at least one police officer.

July 21, 2012 12:00 am

PRI prevails in Agua Prieta, Nogales mayoral races

The Institutional Revolutionary Party's presidential election win in Mexico has also reverberated in local elections in two cities along Arizona's southern border, along with a beach town just south of the line.

July 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

US warns about travel to Nogales, Rocky Point

As spring break approaches, Arizonans are urged to avoid Nogales, Sonora, and the beach areas of Puerto Peñasco, also known as Rocky Point.

February 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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