TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales Station, along with Air and Marine Operations aircraft, seized more than 300 pounds of marijuana Thursday night after smugglers abandoned their loads and ran back into Mexico to avoid arrest.

Agents on the ground were responding to an Air and Marine Operations sighting of multiple suspects crossing the border east of Nogales with bundles of suspected marijuana. When agents arrived in the area of the group’s last known location, the smugglers dropped their packs and scattered.

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Tucson, Ariz. – United States Border Patrol agents were involved in a shooting on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, north of Tombstone, Arizona that injured one person.

At approximately 3:45 p.m., a Black 2008 Dodge Dakota driving northbound on State Route 80, collided with traffic barricades at the State Route 80 Immigration Checkpoint, which was temporarily closed due to adverse weather conditions. The Immigration Checkpoint is located at the intersection of northbound State Route 80 and State Route 82.

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Troopers respond to a collision involving a pickup truck, tour bus, and a commercial vehicle.

Black Canyon City - Troopers responded to a multiple vehicle collision which blocked southbound I-17 for several hours on Sunday evening.

On May 14, 2017, at about 5:45 p.m. a single vehicle collision occurred on southbound I-17, north of Black Canyon City. The rider of a motorcycle lost control and was thrown off the motorcycle into the lanes of traffic. Motorists stopped for the motorcyclist and traffic began to backup.

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ADOT testing colors, patterns for bridges and walls in west Phoenix

PHOENIX – Looking a bit like a colorful Stonehenge or large-scale modern art, a series of concrete columns and walls at a west Phoenix intersection may be a little puzzling to passers-by. They’re actually mock-ups the Arizona Department of Transportation is using to test aesthetics, including paint colors, for the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway.

Set along the southwest corner of 59th Avenue and Washington Street, just south of where the South Mountain Freeway will connect with Interstate 10, these sample bridge piers and sound walls provide a full-scale view of the layers, depths, shapes and paint colors planned for the 22-mile-long freeway corridor.

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Spring runoff predicted to be higher than normal

PHOENIX - The Arizona Basin Outlook Report released this week by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) shows the state snowpack to be well above average levels. The federal agency monitors snow conditions in Arizona’s mountain watersheds each winter to estimate the amount of surface water that will be available for spring and summer uses.

“The storms that moved through the state during the last week of January produced abundant snow and rain throughout the mountains of the state,” said Dino DeSimone, State water supply specialist with the NRCS in Phoenix, Arizona. “In fact, many of our snow measurement sites reported more than double the normal amount of precipitation for the month.”

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Call ADOT’s Enforcement and Compliance Division if you observe suspicious behavior

PHOENIX – Trucking companies should be on alert for an individual impersonating an Arizona Department of Transportation Enforcement and Compliance Division officer.

Earlier this month, a man identifying himself as an officer with ADOT’s Enforcement and Compliance Division contacted a Mesa-based trucking company saying one of its trucks was damaged in a crash and that the company needed to send payment for a mechanic called out to make repairs.

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