Drunk driving is bad. With that out of the way, here's where police will be setting up "saturation patrols" around the Valley, looking for impaired drivers this weekend:
UPDATE 7:08 p.m.: Reports out of Tucson say the charges have been dropped. Three activists who rally against alleged abuses by federal border authorities want prosecutors to drop charges stemming from a run-in between the two sides in May. Shena Gutierrez -- whose husband suffered severe injuries ... More >>
Two Border Patrol agents received prison sentences for violating the civil rights of men they found trying to smuggle marijuana in southern Arizona five years ago.Agents Dario Castillo, 25, of Yuma, and Ramon Zuniga, age 31, of San Luis, were each sentenced to two years in prison, plus three years o ... More >>
A corrupt Border Patrol agent was sentenced to 15 years in prison for taking bribes in exchange for helping a drug-trafficking organization do its work.Former Agent Ivhan Daniel Herrera-Chiang actually got more prison time than his partner-in-crime Michael Lopez-Garcia, a former Arizona Department o ... More >>
Laci Caldwell's vagina may hold less cargo than Claudia "Home of the One-Pounder" Ibarra's, but the 25-year-old accused smuggler wins points for creative storytelling. The 25-year-old woman was stopped on Monday while walking from Mexico at the San Luis port of entry south of Yuma after agents noti ... More >>
Today in Found at the Border: Meth is now a fashion statement.U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found a duo from southern Arizona wearing a combined total of 10 pounds of meth while trying to cross the border back into the United States on Tuesday.
Today in Found at the Border: Phoenix resident Dora Gutierrez's butt is not that big.According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, almost three pounds of cocaine taped to Gutierrez's booty when she tried to come into the United States through the port of entry in Nogales on Monday.
Today in Found at the Border: A woman was caught trying to smuggle a pound of meth into the United States by hiding the stash in her vagina, according to authorities.A federal complaint says agents noticed part of a broken condom hanging out of 31-year-old Claudia Ibarra's pants as they patted her d ... More >>
In one of the less-thought-out attempts to smuggle meth into the United States, Customs and Border protection officers busted a Washington woman with a couple pounds of meth taped to her belly.Believe it or not, an officer got suspicious when he spotted 28-year-old Laura Ivanez-Ramirez in the pedest ... More >>
The Arizona Supreme Court has upheld an age-old law requiring everyone seeking political office in the state be proficient in the English language.To put it in nativist terms, "Speak English, dammit."Alejandrina Cabrera was trying to run for a city council seat in San Luis -- where 88 percent of peo ... More >>
A U.S. Border Patrol agent and a corrections officer with the Arizona Department of Correction were arrested yesterday on charges that they helped a drug trafficking organization (DTO) smuggle drugs into the United States.Ivhan Herrera-Chiang, 29, a U.S. Border Patrol agent stationed in Yuma, and ... More >>
UnivisionJose Gutierrez, who is in a vegetative state, with part of his skull removedSaint Joseph is traditionally the patron saint of workers and immigrants. The latter is because the father of Jesus was forced to flee to Egypt to save the Christ child from Herod the Great's wrath. Once King Herod ... More >>
Illegal immigrants about to step over the line back into Mexico are increasingly pulled back for a short time so they can be arrested and tagged by U.S. authorities. "We don't wave them through anymore," Brian Levin, an Arizona spokesman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, tells Ne ... More >>
Sheriff Paul Babeu fighting a two-front war. On one front: drug cartels. On the other: three border mayors who want him to tone down the rhetoric.There's a pissing match underway between the Pinal County Sheriff's Office and three mayors of cities along the U.S./Mexico border -- and it just got p ... More >>
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's pissing off mayors of border cities.UPDATE: Click here to see Babeu's response to the border mayors' letter.Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's making a pretty nice career out of being the face of the immigration debate in Arizona, but several mayors of border citi ... More >>
A U.S. customs officer who pleaded guilty to accepting bribes to allow immigrants into the country illegally, is heading to the joint, compliments of a federal judge.Jose Carmelo Magana, 46, of Yuma, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge James A. Teilborg to serve 37 months in federa ... More >>
The immigrant rights movement needs Elias Bermudez, only there's a problem: A lot of his own people don't trust him
Joe Arpaio, Andy Thomas and Dennis Wilenchik hit New Times with grand jury subpoenas
Clients nationwide are entrusting private financial information to a Tempe anti-identity-theft firm thats based on a bluff
Here's why you shouldn't believe a word of an ex-con's bombshell "news story" about the Mexican government's helping illegal immigrants to enter the U.S.
Arizona's pro-pot advocates cast first stone in latest national effort to legalize marijuana
After a drug bust at his home, Yuma publisher creates a newspaper to investigate cops
Publisher wins right to print photos of immigrants who died after entering U.S.
Scott Stanley wants to publish photos of illegal immigrants who died in the desert; Pima County said no, then sued him
Researchers from around the world are paid virtually nothing to work long hours week after week in primitive mountain isolation. Their quest? The mysterious rattlesnake called ridgenose.