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Jodi Arias’ Attorneys Want To Monitor Jurors Activities


Jodi Arias' attorneys want a judge to compel jurors in her penalty phase retrial to reveal their Twitter user names so the accounts can be monitored to ensure they are not communicating about the case. Arias was convicted of murder in May in the 2008 death of boyfriend Travis Alexander in his suburban Phoenix home. The same jury failed to ... Read More »

Wellton Border Patrol Agents Seize 283 lbs Of Marijuana


Border Patrol agents from the Wellton Station seized 283 lbs of abandoned marijuana found Monday worth an estimated $140,000 while patrolling in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. Agents were tracking eight sets of footprints when they came upon six bundles of marijuana. It is a common practice in this area for smugglers to drop their loads and flee back ... Read More »

Head On Collision Leaves One Dead; Two Seriously Injured


Authorities in Phoenix say the driver of a car that crossed a street's center line and collided head-on with two other vehicles was killed. Two other people were seriously injured in the Tuesday (26) morning accident. Police say the car that crossed the center line was seen weaving through traffic before the accident but police do not immediately know what ... Read More »

San Luis Mayor Visits Arizona Public Service


City of San Luis Mayor Gerardo Sanchez recently participated in the Arizona Public Service Community Partner Academy as they offered an opportunity for select community leaders to learn about the inner workings of Arizona’s largest and longest-serving electric company from company leaders. The two-day experience provided attendees an in-depth look at the complexity of the electric utility business and knowledge ... Read More »

San Luis Council Member Presents Border Briefing Update


San Luis Council Member Marco Pinzon presented a border briefing update to members of the Arizona Mexico Commission recently, explaining the current situation of long wait times for local vehicular and pedestrian traffic. He said the Council is determined to finding solutions to the current border crossing situation. They are seeking support in getting vehicles across through San Luis Gate ... Read More »

Border Patrol Certify Dogs For Border Checkpoint Duty


With seven months of training under their collars, followed by four weeks of certification, the newest members of Yuma Sector’s Border Patrol canine crew have been certified “good to go” and are slated to begin their first assignments at a Blythe Station checkpoint. The two puppies, brother and sister from the K-litter at the Canine Center in El Paso, Texas ... Read More »

Arizona PIRG Publishes Hazardous Toys Report


It still pays to be cautious when shopping for toys. A report released today by the Arizona PIRG Education Fund describes several toys that pose hazards ranging from toxins to choking. Shaina Shay of PIRG says they are still finding toys with excessive levels of lead.   Other hazards identified in the 28th Annual “Trouble in Toyland” report include several ... Read More »

Response To Address 6,000 Child Abuse Reports Delayed


A plan to respond to 6,000 child abuse reports that Arizona failed to investigate in recent years has been delivered to the governor. The plan's public release was expected Monday evening but has been delayed. A member of the Legislature's Child Protective Services oversight committee says the plan was sent to Governor Jan Brewer.   Department of Economic Security director ... Read More »

University Of Arizona Sculpture Vandalized


University of Arizona officials say a bronze sculpture on the Tucson campus has been vandalized. They say the 12 foot tall bronze of four bobcats has been covered with yellow spray paint and the letters "ASU." The vandalism comes just days before the annual football game in Tempe between the U of A and archrival Arizona State University. Last week, ... Read More »

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