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Nogales border agents arrest man convicted of sexual battery
Border Patrol agents at the Nogales station arrested a Honduran man Wednesday morning, who was previously convicted of sexual battery, officials said.
Local news briefs: Payless outlet opens; Golf course meeting planned
“That’s a great deal,” said store manager Myrna Navarro, adding that the new shop in the Mariposa Mall is the first Payless outlet store in the country.
Rio Rico High School sees prestigious national attention after beating the odds
It was an against all odds story of a school that has survived and thrived.It's a story that's sure to resonate with any student, parent, and educator.
Families seeking asylum wait days at Nogales port of entry, advocates say
Families continue arriving at the Nogales port of entry, many of them to seek asylum, but Customs and Border Protection has declined to provide updated information on the numbers or the process.
National Guard plays support role for Nogales BP
Decked out in military fatigues Wednesday morning, Sgt. Leonardo Gastelum lifted an oversized tire off a truck at the Nogales Border Patrol Station garage, where he has been working as a mechanic since being deployed to the border with the Army National Guard more than a month ago.
SCVUSD divvies up hard-fought pay raise funds
Jefferson Laffey, a history teacher at Rio Rico High School, learned this week that he’s set to receive a 10-percent raise next year.The increase is from funding allocated by the state government in response to #RedForEd, the grassroots teacher-led movement that used walk-outs this spring to agitate
MCHC set for renovation/expansion project
To address the problem, MCHC said, its board of directors has has approved a renovation and expansion project at the building.
Nogales customs officer gets probation, $10k fine for stealing gas cards
In addition to the fine, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bernardo P. Velasco ordered Barajas to pay $2,386 in restitution to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Horvath poised to break SCC barrier
Cheryl Horvath, on the cusp of becoming the next chief of the Tubac Fire District, also appears poised to break a long-standing barrier in Santa Cruz County.
Calabasas Preschool receives highest quality rating
Health and safety practices that promote children’s basic well-beingStaff qualifications, including experience working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers as well as training or college coursework in early childhood development and educationTeacher-child interactions that are positive, consisten
Police: Arizona high school evacuated due to bomb threat
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Arizona National Guard's deployment allows for more border agents to be on patrol
The current border mission of the Arizona National Guard is to help get more Border Patrol agents on the ground, but quantifying how many more is not that simple, officials said Wednesday.
Driver indicted in fatal crash north of Sahuarita
According to a recently unsealed indictment, Dustin L. Pitts, 22, has been charged with manslaughter and two counts of endangerment. He is also charged with driving under the influence, DUI with a blood alcohol level greater than 0.08, and extreme DUI with a blood alcohol level of 0.18 or more.
Montana State Billings men's sign Arizona prep guard
BILLINGS —Adding another guard to the roster, Sammy Legleu has signed to play for the Montana State Billings men's basketball team.The 6-foot Legleu is from Nogales, Ariz. He scored more than 1,200 points for Nogales High School.
Policeman's drunk driving trial underway
The defense lawyer for a Nogales Police Department officer charged with driving under the influence tried to poke holes in the prosecution’s arguments on Friday, telling jurors that evidence would show his client was “not guilty of the charges” against him.“There is a presumption of innocence. Pete
Free kayaking classes this summer
TUCSON, Ariz. - This summer you can get free kayaking lessons through the Arizona Game and Fish Department at Pena Blanca Lake near Nogales.The class starts with a morning of classroom work and then water training after lunch. The kayaks are provided free of charge.The classes will be held on June 3
Court briefs: Ex-CBP officer sentenced for gas card thefts; drug smuggler gets 2.5 years in prison
Ex-CBP officer sentenced for gas card theftsJuan Fernando Barajas, a former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer based in Nogales, was sentenced to five years of federal probation and ordered to pay $12,411 in penalties and restitution for using CBP credit cards to fuel up his personal vehicle
Dozens Arrive at Nogales Border to Seek Asylum
Kendal Blust, a reporter for theNogales International, was among the first to report their stories. She told Lorraine Rivera what she learned about their reasons for seeking asylum and their plans after arriving at the border.
RRHS senior given $1K financial boost
Sebastian Valencia, a 2018 graduate of Rio Rico High School, was presented a $1,000 scholarship from Mediacom Communications as part of the company’s World Class Scholarship Program.
Ricky Perez awarded ethical athlete grant
Ricky Perez, a senior football and track athlete at Rio Rico High School, was recognized as the Better Business Bureau’s Ethical Athlete Scholarship winner during the school’s award banquet on May 16.