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Military presence increasing at the Nogales Border
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - People crossing the border at the Mariposa Port of Entry and at the DeConcini Port of Entry are seeing more of a military presence.This is all part of “Operation Secure the Line”, as Customs and Border Protection prepares for a caravan of migrants from Central America
Troops seal lanes at DeConcini as caravan starts arriving in Tijuana
Meanwhile on Wednesday morning, troops were welding posts to the metal bollard fence immediately west of the DeConcini port, then using the posts to string concertina wire just below the top of the barrier. Last week, soldiers installed razor wire on the non-bollard fencing around the DeConcini and
CBP officers arrest smuggler in Nogales
NOGALES, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers have arrested a Tucson woman for a failed attempted to smuggle methamphetamine into the U.S. on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Military Buildup in Nogales as Army, CBP Cite Worries Over Migrant Caravan
Nogales, Arizona's, newly elected Democratic mayor, Arturo Garino, was just finalizing details on Election Day last Tuesday when the Army arrived in Nogales and started erecting coils of glinting razor wire along the tops of the border wall that separates his small U.S. town from its sister in Mexic
Nogales Man Arrested By Border Patrol Agents For Smuggling Cocaine
Agents referred the man for a secondary inspection after a U.S. Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it is trained to detect. Agents subsequently discovered 16 packages of cocaine, weighing nearly 40 pounds combined, hidden within the Honda Accord’s rear quarter panels and driver’s-side back door
Veterans Day events in Nogales exude respect, binational friendship
“Now, whether we feel one way or the other about it – because it has its pros and cons – I just ask you to be considerate about our men in uniform,” he continued. “They’re just following orders. Let’s make them feel at home. Let’s treat them with all the respect, let’s treat them with all the love l
Crossing Over: A Trip to the Border, in Pictures
Last week, I made a quick trip to Arizona, and an even quicker trip down to the Mexico border. I was a keynote speaker for the Disciples of Christ Regional Assembly in Tucson, and some of the regional leaders planned a Friday morning drive down to Nogales where we would cross the border on foot, vis
Military in Nogales lends hand to Operation Secure Line
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - On Friday,Tucson News Nowwas able to get more details on Operation Secure Line.
Military closes lanes at Nogales port, more razor wire hung on border fence
U.S. troops sealed off two lanes at a Nogales port of entry Wednesday, as they continued to hang razor wire on the border fence.U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not immediately respond to an inquiry from the Arizona Daily Star, but the Nogales International reported members of the military use
Grass fire near Elgin grows rapidly
No structures are threatened by the fire, which was reported Wednesday morning, but 30 people have been evacuated from their homes as a precaution, said Tiffany Davila, a spokeswoman for the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management.
County contributes $250K in donation, loan for cold rooms at port
In an effort to support local economic development, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to donate $150,000 and loan another $100,000 to the Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority for the construction of four cold rooms for produce inspection at the Mariposa Port of
Wildfire burning near Elgin prompts evacuations
ELGIN, Ariz. - Evacuations are underway near Elgin due to a 1000-acre wildfire.According to Tiffany Davila with Arizona State Forestry, the Babo Fire is burning five miles Southeast of Elgin and Northwest of Babacomari Ranch.Davila says increased winds is causing the fire to spread, but the flames a
FPAA Celebrates its 50th Annual Nogales Produce Convention in Nogales, Arizona
NOGALES, AZ- The produce industry has transformed quite a bit over the past half a century, but one thing that has held fast in the face of change is the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) annual produce convention. Last week,the Association celebrated its 50th yearof throwing one of t
Swartz trial: BP agent testifies he shot teen to 'protect' himself, officers from thrown rocks
Reporter profileMore by Paul IngramLatestMost CommentedHunters help safeguard Arizona’s deer & elk from chronic wasting diseaseLive weather radarSwartz trial: BP agent testifies he shot teen to 'protect' himself, officers from thrown rocksArizona political ad spending hit new highsDespite slight dro
Border Rights Advocates Rally Against Troop Buildup
President Donald Trump ordered up to 15,000 soldiers to the border as a caravan of potential asylum seekers moves northward through Mexico. Troops were seen installing razor wire in Nogales, Arizona last week. Tucson border rights advocate Isabel Garcia says it's difficult to know what migrants will
Police: Shooting near campus was not random incident
TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson police say a man was shot near the University of Arizona campus early Tuesday morning.According to Sgt. Pete Dugan, the shooting happened around 1 a.m. in the 1900 block of East Speedway. The victim told police he was shot in the leg by a man who had his face covered. The shoo
ALL WASHED OUT: Torres Blancas sees land erode, Anza Trail recede
Mike Cochran, general manager of Torres Blancas Golf Club in Green Valley, says the Santa Cruz River has eroded at least 10 yards of land at the local golf course since 2016. Pictured (right) are two irrigation pipes used for the sprinkler system, which protrude from the property.Bobby Joe Smith Spe
Brush fire near Elgin spreads to 1,000 acres
A brush fire near Elgin has grown from 30 to 1,000 acres over the last three hours, officials say.
Public invited to open house on Nogales bike, pedestrian plan
A bicycle and pedestrian master plan is currently being developed for Nogales, and the public is invited to learn about it during an open house on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Army, Customs And Border Protection Say They Worry Honduran Migrant Caravan Will Storm Border
"Razor wire, concertina wire is not what you want to see on a fence with two countries that have been friends and traded forever," he said.