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Arizona News: Trade With Mexico, Canada On The Rise

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) – According to new data released by the United States Census Bureau, Arizona’s bilateral trade with its North American trading partners jumped in 2018 — reversing a downward trend of recent years. Trade with Mexico increased 7.7 percent from 2017 to 2018 to a total of $16.7 billion while trade with Canada … Continue reading Arizona News: Trade With Mexico, Canada On The Rise

US Customs and Border Protection News: Nogales BP Agents Stop Smuggling Attempt

TUCSON, AZ (STL.News) – Nogales Border Patrol agents arrested two U.S. citizens attempting to smuggle two Mexican nationals through the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint Wednesday. Agents working in the primary lanes referred the driver of a Mitsubishi sedan for additional immigration inspection.  After questioning, agents determined the two rear seat passengers, a Mexican national male … Continue reading US Customs and Border Protection News: Nogales BP Agents Stop Smuggling Attempt

US Customs and Border Patrol News: Douglas CBP Officers Intercept Marijuana Load

TUCSON, AZ (STL.News) – US Customs and Border Protection officers at the Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry in Douglas prevented an Arizona man from smuggling 157 pounds of marijuana into the United States Wednesday. Officers referred a 20-year-old man for further inspection of his Saturn SUV after a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to … Continue reading US Customs and Border Patrol News: Douglas CBP Officers Intercept Marijuana Load

US CUstoms and Border Patrol News: BP Rescues Illegal Aliens from Freezing Conditions

TUCSON, AZ (STL.News) – Border Patrol agents, assisted by Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office (SCCSO), Department of Public Safety (DPS) and an Air and Marine Operation (AMO) aircrew, rescued five illegal aliens in distress on a snow-capped mountain south of Tucson, Thursday morning. Rescue efforts began late Wednesday after Tucson Sector Border Patrol received a … Continue reading US CUstoms and Border Patrol News: BP Rescues Illegal Aliens from Freezing Conditions

Arizona News: Two Years Later: A Real Second Chance for Inmates

PHOENIX, AZ (STL.News) – In March of 2017, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey launched Second Chance Centers to equip inmates with the skills and resources they need to successfully reenter society —​ all before exiting prison. The centers, operated through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Corrections, the Arizona Department of Economic Security and the … Continue reading Arizona News: Two Years Later: A Real Second Chance for Inmates

Reds’ Lorenzen pitches an inning, moves to center field

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP)— Reliever Michael Lorenzen has begun the Cincinnati Reds’ mound-to-outfield experiment, pitching one inning and then moving to center field Monday in a game against the Cleveland Indians. It didn’t take long for the ball to find him. Lorenzen chased Jose Ramirez’s leadoff double in the bottom of the sixth inning of a … Continue reading Reds’ Lorenzen pitches an inning, moves to center field

Kyle Busch completes weekend swept in Arizona desert

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP)  — Kyle Busch made it a weekend sweep at ISM Raceway in the Arizona desert. Just like he nearly did last week at Las Vegas. Busch tracked down Ryan Blaney over a long green-flag run before passing his Team Penske rival for the lead with 16 laps to go, then made his … Continue reading Kyle Busch completes weekend swept in Arizona desert

King Felix upset by opening day decision, but not surprised

PEORIA, Ariz.(AP)  — Felix Hernandez doesn’t think he could have changed the mind of Seattle Mariners manager Scott Servais about opening day, even by pitching well this spring. With his ERA approaching 16, it’s a moot point. King Felix is royally agitated anyway. Hernandez was tagged for seven runs in three-plus innings against the Cleveland … Continue reading King Felix upset by opening day decision, but not surprised

Dodgers say Kershaw may be unavailable to start season

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers could be without Clayton Kershaw for the start of the season as the staff ace begins to rebuild from shoulder soreness that caused him to shut down his spring training last week. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said “that’s fair” when asked Monday whether his opening day starter … Continue reading Dodgers say Kershaw may be unavailable to start season

HOUSTON | Migrant mom sues over toddler’s death after detention

HOUSTON (AP) — The mother of a migrant toddler who died shortly after being released from the nation’s largest family detention center sued the tiny Arizona city on Thursday that for years was paid by the U.S. government to run the facility in name only. The lawsuit from Yazmin Juarez of Guatemala alleges that her … Continue reading HOUSTON | Migrant mom sues over toddler’s death after detention

United States | U.S. Department of State Concludes $400,000 Settlement of Alleged Export Violations by Darling Industries, Inc.

United States – The Department of State has concluded an administrative settlement with Darling Industries, Inc. (Darling) of Tucson, Arizona, to resolve alleged violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), 22 U.S.C. § 2751 et seq., and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 22 C.F.R. Parts 120-130. The Department of State and Darling … Continue reading United States | U.S. Department of State Concludes $400,000 Settlement of Alleged Export Violations by Darling Industries, Inc.

California district stalls West drought plan over lake money

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to Colorado River water is using its power to demand federal funds to restore the state’s largest lake, hoping to capitalize on one of its best opportunities to tackle a long-standing environmental and human health hazard. The Imperial Irrigation District wants $200 million … Continue reading California district stalls West drought plan over lake money

Roberts: Kershaw “didn’t feel so great” after playing catch

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw felt more soreness in his left shoulder playing catch Monday, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says the three-time Cy Young Award winner “didn’t feel so great.” The ace left-hander was shut down late last week with discomfort in the shoulder, and it didn’t feel better when he tested it … Continue reading Roberts: Kershaw “didn’t feel so great” after playing catch

Dodgers meet with Harper, Roberts says it was good session

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Bryce Harper met with the Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend, a sign the market for the star free agent might be picking up as spring training enters its second full week. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed the Sunday night meeting, saying it was “good” and a chance for the sides … Continue reading Dodgers meet with Harper, Roberts says it was good session

VATICAN CITY | Francis presides at final Mass to conclude sex abuse summit

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is celebrating a final Mass to conclude his extraordinary summit of Catholic leaders summoned to Rome for a tutorial on preventing clergy sexual abuse and protecting children from predator priests. The Mass was being celebrated Sunday in the Sala Regia, one of the grand, frescoed reception rooms of the … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Francis presides at final Mass to conclude sex abuse summit

LAS VEGAS | Rare snow dusts Vegas strip, sticks to LA-area foothills

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought snow to places it rarely falls, dusting casino marquees on the Las Vegas Strip and sticking at very low elevations on the foothills around Southern California. “No need to panic Los Angeles — the LAPD is on snow watch,” the city’s police department tweeted, … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Rare snow dusts Vegas strip, sticks to LA-area foothills

LAS VEGAS | Snowman pops up in Vegas as city sees rare winter weather

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought rare snowfall Thursday to the Las Vegas Strip, dusting casino marquees and prompting revelers to erect a snowman near the famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. The National Weather Service reported the first significant snowfall at McCarran International Airport in a decade with … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Snowman pops up in Vegas as city sees rare winter weather

TEMPE, Ariz | Clark: Machado’s deal doesn’t mean system is working

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Players’ union head Tony Clark says Adam Wainwright’s comments about a possible strike were in line with widespread concern he hears from his members about a free-agent market they claim has become dysfunctional. Starting his tour of spring training camps, Clark said he isn’t drawing conclusions about the market based on … Continue reading TEMPE, Ariz | Clark: Machado’s deal doesn’t mean system is working

MESA, Ariz | Rain, rain, go away! 1st MLB spring training game washed out

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The spring training season started with a splash. Just not the kind fans hoped for. In the first major league exhibition game of the year, the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics were rained out Thursday. The Mariners roughed up Jerry Blevins and led 5-0 in the middle of the second inning … Continue reading MESA, Ariz | Rain, rain, go away! 1st MLB spring training game washed out

PHOENIX | Incapacitated woman’s rape spurs push to catch up on cameras

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is trying to catch up to 10 states with laws allowing electronic monitoring and other technology that aim to deter abuse of vulnerable people at long-term care facilities following the rape of an incapacitated Phoenix woman who later gave birth. Cameras are most commonly used, but they pose privacy issues, and … Continue reading PHOENIX | Incapacitated woman’s rape spurs push to catch up on cameras

PHOENIX | Lawyer: No proof nurse raped Arizona patient who had baby

PHOENIX —January 23, 2019— A nurse who was supposed to be looking after an incapacitated woman at a long-term health care facility was charged Wednesday with raping her, weeks after she stunned her caregivers and family by giving birth to a baby boy . Nathan Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, has been arrested and charged … Continue reading PHOENIX | Lawyer: No proof nurse raped Arizona patient who had baby

Arizona News: Governor Ducey Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

PHOENIX, AZ – Jan. 21, 2019 – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: “Today, Arizona is humbled to join all Americans in pausing to honor the life, legacy and enduring impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “In the face of violence, Dr. … Continue reading Arizona News: Governor Ducey Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Arizona News: Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Appoints New Director Of Gaming

PHOENIX, AZ – Jan. 13, 2019 – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Friday announced the appointment of Ted Vogt as the director of the Arizona Department of Gaming, following his tenure serving as interim director of Arizona State Parks & Trails. Director Vogt has an extensive background in state government, having served as Governor Ducey’s first … Continue reading Arizona News: Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Appoints New Director Of Gaming

SAN JOSE, Calif | Alabama, Clemson arrive in NoCal for fourth playoff meeting

SAN JOSE, Calif. —Jan 04, 2019—No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson have arrived in Northern California, where they will play for the College Football National championship a long way from home. The Tigers were first to arrive at Mineta San Jose International Airport on Friday at about 4:15. Clemson, South Carolina, is about 2,560 … Continue reading SAN JOSE, Calif | Alabama, Clemson arrive in NoCal for fourth playoff meeting

Zoned Properties Redeems 32.3% of Outstanding Shares into Company Treasury

  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz./ Jan. 3, 2019 (STL.News) Zoned Properties, Inc. (OTCQX: ZDPY) (“Zoned Properties”), a strategic real estate development firm whose primary mission is to identify, develop and lease sophisticated, safe and sustainable properties in emerging industries, including the licensed medical marijuana industry, today announced the completion of a 32.3% common stock redemption as consideration … Continue reading Zoned Properties Redeems 32.3% of Outstanding Shares into Company Treasury

TEMPE, Ariz. | Cardinals fire Steve Wilks after 1 season as head coach

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have fired Steve Wilks after just one season as head coach. Wilks’ firing Monday followed a 3-13 season, the franchise’s worst record in 18 years and the worst in the NFL this season. Wilks, 49, was hired after Bruce Arians retired following five seasons in Arizona. With Wilks’ status … Continue reading TEMPE, Ariz. | Cardinals fire Steve Wilks after 1 season as head coach

YUMA, Ariz | Trump blames Democrats for migrant child deaths at US border

YUMA, Ariz  — President Donald Trump deflected any blame from his administration for the deaths of two Guatemalan children this month in U.S. government custody as his Homeland Security adviser visited Border Patrol medical officials amid promises of more thorough health screenings for migrant children. Instead, the president, whose administration has faced widespread criticism over … Continue reading YUMA, Ariz | Trump blames Democrats for migrant child deaths at US border

YUMA, Ariz | More health exams instituted for migrant children at border

YUMA, Ariz — More thorough initial health screenings for migrants, as well as secondary screenings, will be held for every child in Border Patrol custody following the deaths of two Guatemalan children this month, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was visiting Yuma, Arizona, on Saturday, a day after … Continue reading YUMA, Ariz | More health exams instituted for migrant children at border

WASHINGTON | Flake’s Senate farewell speech cites threats to democracy

WASHINGTON — Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, President Donald Trump’s most vocal Republican adversary in the Senate, cautioned in his farewell address Thursday that the “threats to our democracy from within and without are real.” Flake declined to seek re-election to a second term, acknowledging that his battles with Trump over the past two years … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Flake’s Senate farewell speech cites threats to democracy

GREEN BAY, Wis | Cardinals stun fading Packers for 20-17 win at Lambeau

GREEN BAY, Wis  — Zane Gonzalez kicked a 44-yard field goal for Arizona with 1:41 left, Green Bay’s Mason Crosby missed a 49-yard attempt as time expired and the Cardinals braved wintry conditions to hold on for a 20-17 win on Sunday. Crosby pushed his kick wide right, with the flags atop Lambeau Field blowing … Continue reading GREEN BAY, Wis | Cardinals stun fading Packers for 20-17 win at Lambeau