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Friendly fire a possibility in border agent's death

Friendly fire a possibility in border agent's death

Investigators are looking into whether friendly fire caused the death of Border Patrol agent Nick Ivie or the wounding of his colleague early Tuesday morning.

October 04, 2012 10:00 pm

Sheriff: Friendly fire possible in border agent's death

Investigators are considering whether Border Patrol agent Nick Ivie, his wounded colleague, or both were victims of friendly fire in the Tuesday shooting that left Ivie dead, sources have confirmed to the Arizona Daily Star.

October 04, 2012 5:30 pm Related
Border agent slain; partner wounded

Border agent slain; partner wounded

Monday's shootings of two Border Patrol agents "just goes to show that whether you are an armed Border Patrol agent on duty or a simple rancher like Rob Krentz out working his ranch - if you're in border country you are in peril," said Rod Rothrock, acting sheriff of Cochise County.

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2 border agents shot, 1 killed responding to sensor near Bisbee

2 border agents shot, 1 killed responding to sensor near Bisbee

The slain agent, Nicholas Ivie, was a father of two based in Naco, the station just re-named after Brian Terry, who was killed in 2010. The shooting area is a longstanding smuggling corridor but considered generally safe by residents.

October 02, 2012 6:30 am Photos

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Cochise County Sheriff Dever dies at 60 in rollover crash

Cochise County Sheriff Dever dies at 60 in rollover crash

Longtime Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was killed Tuesday evening when his truck went off a road in Northern Arizona while on a family hunting trip. He was 60.

September 20, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Selecting Sheriff Dever's replacement

Selecting Sheriff Dever's replacement

The replacement for Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever on the Nov. 6 ballot will likely be chosen today at a Cochise County Republican Party meeting.

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Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever dies in crash

Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever dies in crash

Longtime Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever is dead at 60 after his truck went off the road in Northern Arizona while on a family hunting trip.

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Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever dies in crash

Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever dies in crash

Longtime Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever is dead at 60 after his truck went off the road in Northern Arizona while on a family hunting trip.

September 19, 2012 2:10 am Photos

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Republican congressional committee targets two Arizona races

Republican congressional committee targets two Arizona races

On a conference call with Arizona reporters today, executive director Guy Harrison of the National Republican Congressional Committee enthused about the GOP's chances in two of Arizona's competitive races for U.S. House.

August 29, 2012 4:30 pmLoading…
Fort Huachuca blaze was sparked by bulldozer

Fort Huachuca blaze was sparked by bulldozer

The dozer was working to build a fire line, fort's commander says. Water trucks will now be used to spray behind dozers. Meanwhile, the much larger Monument Fire is holding in Miller Canyon, above homes, but winds are a worry. Cost to fight it so far: $4.1 million. Evacuated: 2,900 homes.

June 17, 2011 12:00 am Video Photos

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Sierra Vista fire: Crews plan overnight intentional burns

Sierra Vista fire: Crews plan overnight intentional burns

Tom Fields, a fire spokesman, said that the rapid movement of the fire is "a case in point of a red flag warning coming to fruition."

June 16, 2011 5:45 pm Video Photos

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Border seen as unlikely terrorist crossing point

Border seen as unlikely terrorist crossing point

A turning political tide has renewed fears that raged after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks - that terrorists will sneak into the country across the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Man charged with murder in Terry case

Man charged with murder in Terry case

Suspects in the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry were deported from the United States three times in the year before the Dec. 14 shooting, says an indictment unsealed Friday.

May 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Mexican man charged in border agent's killing

Mexican man charged in border agent's killing

The people accused of killing U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry were deported from the United States three times in the year before the shooting happened Dec. 14, says an indictment unsealed Friday.

May 06, 2011 1:15 pm
Arizona's Scarlet letter? State's tarnished image hurts our economy, critics say

Arizona's Scarlet letter? State's tarnished image hurts our economy, critics say

The headlines and boycotts over Arizona's attention-grabbing immigration law have largely faded. But a year after Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law, the lingering economic effects are coming into focus.

May 03, 2011 2:00 pm Photos

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Commissioner getting aid on border security

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin is getting assistance on border-security issues from a veteran police chief with experience dealing with the mafia and street gangs.

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Gun rights vs. gun control

Gun rights vs. gun control

It didn't take much effort for the accused gunman in Tucson's Jan. 8 mass shooting to buy a semiautomatic handgun and ammunition - quick trips to the Sportsman's Warehouse and Walmart near his home.

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Loughner's family: Mysteries remain

Loughner's family: Mysteries remain

Key mysteries of the Loughner family remained locked inside the four walls of the northwest-side home where mass-murder suspect Jared Lee Loughner has lived all his 22 years, despite a throng of reporters waiting outside Tuesday in hopes of revealing them.

January 12, 2011 12:00 am Related

AZ-Sonora ties strained but healing

The model of international cooperation built over decades by Arizona and Sonora deteriorated last year, but signs of restoration are emerging.

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Arizonans' main risk in Sonora: road travel

Arizona residents may be right to worry about traveling in Sonora, but they should probably fear the roads more than gun-wielding drug warriors.

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Quick sewer fix to reopen border gate

Quick sewer fix to reopen border gate

Officials hope to complete a temporary repair of a ruptured sewer line in Nogales this weekend and reopen the Morley pedestrian gate.

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Brewer appeals judge's ruling on SB1070

Brewer appeals judge's ruling on SB1070

Gov. Jan Brewer this afternoon asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to review — and overturn — an order by U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton blocking Arizona from enforcing key provisions of its new immigration law.

July 29, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Lawman backs off interview on 'white' show

Lawman backs off interview on 'white' show

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu scrambled Tuesday to distance himself from a "pro-White" radio show on which he recently appeared.

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Babeu is new face of Arizona sheriffs

Babeu is new face of Arizona sheriffs

You've probably seen him by now, in one of numerous TV interviews or walking with Sen. John McCain along the U.S.-Mexico border fence in the senator's latest television ad. He's the blue-eyed, shaved-headed man in a crisp sheriff's uniform describing "off-the-charts" violence in Arizona, def…

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Krentz family, friends still wait for troops

Krentz family, friends still wait for troops

A day after laying rancher Robert Krentz to rest at funeral services in Douglas, his family and others are still waiting for troops to be deployed to the border.

April 11, 2010 12:00 am Related Loading…
No struggle apparent before Douglas rancher shot and killed, sheriff says

No struggle apparent before Douglas rancher shot and killed, sheriff says

Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever called the Saturday slaying of longtime rancher Robert Krentz a "senseless shooting" by a "sick and sorry" person.

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Drug violence spillover more hype than reality

Drug violence spillover more hype than reality

If you're not a criminal, you don't need to worry about the much-discussed spillover of violent crime from Mexico's drug wars.

April 26, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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