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Man Arrested In Arizona For Alleged Assault On Police Officer In Florida

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A Mexican man wanted in Florida for an alleged assault on a police officer has been arrested in Arizona. Pinal County Sheriff's officials say 36 year old Antonio Velasquez-Hernandez was taken into custody Saturday for allegedly being in the country illegally. They say a fingerprint check through a national database shows Velasquez-Hernandez also goes by the name of Eliberto Morales. ... Read More »

Prosocutors Reach A Verdict In McCluskey Murder Trial


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Prosecutors have told jurors there is just one verdict to be reached in the capital murder trial of an Arizona inmate accused of killing an Oklahoma couple while on the run. In closing arguments Tuesday, Assistant United States Attorney Linda Mott urged an Albuquerque, New Mexico jury to convict John McCluskey on federal carjacking, murder and other charges in the ... Read More »

Government Shutdown’s Effects Around The State


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A statement has been released from the Yuma Proving Ground regarding the impact of a government shutdown on the proving ground. A wide variety of actions will go into effect at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground. The YPG workforce consists of about 2,500 people, the vast majority of whom are civilian. Most federal civilians will go on furlough. Most contractors ... Read More »

Red Cross Holiday Cards

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Today marks the beginning of the 2013 Holiday Mail for Heroes program, meaning that Americans who wish to send a holiday card to a service member can easily do so with the help of the Red Cross. Through December 6th, Americans can express their gratitude and best wishes for the holiday season to those who give the ultimate gift to ... Read More »

Arizona Drivers Driving Less, Riding More


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Arizonans are driving fewer miles these days, and technology and ride-sharing programs are making it easier to get around without relying on a car. A report released today by the Arizona PIRG Education Fund examines how these developments are changing travel behavior. PIRG’s Serena Unrein says smartphone apps are making public transit more attractive.   Unrein says Arizonans have reduced ... Read More »

Federal Judge Tosses US Airways Lawsuit


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A federal judge in Pittsburgh has dismissed a US Airways lawsuit filed in May by a pilots' group. The Tribune-Review said U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti ruled Monday that since the US Airline Pilots Association no longer claims that US Airways is violating an arbitration order, there is nothing to rule on. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based group claimed that ... Read More »

Far West Sewer Rates Delayed


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The proposed rise in base sewer rates for Far West Water and Sewer customers will not go into effect until November. The utility failed to submit paperwork in time to raise rates in October. The utility has asked for a 162% increase to fully go into effect in six months. A smaller increase to $39 a month will now be ... Read More »

Drug Bust Near El Centro Station

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On Sunday, United States Border Patrol agents assigned to the El Centro Station encountered and seized two vehicles filled with more than $1.5 million worth in marijuana and arrested one of the drivers. Camera operators notified Border Patrol agents of two vehicles traveling north from the United States/Mexico International Boundary vehicle barriers. Agents responded to the area approximately 21 miles ... Read More »

Judges Halts Human Smuggling Conspiracy Charges

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Arizona's most populous county is halting new prosecutions of people under the state's immigrant smuggling law in the wake of a federal judge's order.   Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery ordered the freeze on Monday in response to U.S. District Judge Robert Broomfield's ruling Friday. The ruling said Maricopa County cannot prosecute people who pay to be smuggled into the ... Read More »

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Arrest 24 Janitorial Employees In Identity Theft Case


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Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies have arrested 24 employees of a Phoenix janitorial business for alleged identity theft. They say some of the suspects used the false ID's to buy homes, cars and open credit card accounts and 23 of the 24 people arrested are in the country illegally.   Sheriff Joe Arpaio says research by deputies confirmed that 120 employees ... Read More »

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