Three teenage boys are suspects in a string of Mesa fires.
Fire crews responded to six blazes within an hour on Sunday, including one inside a vacant home. The teens, two age 13 and one age 17, were questioned for several hours and booked into the Southeast Juvenile Facility in Mesa on suspicion of offenses ranging from arson to possession of drug paraphernalia...Two members of Congress are proposing a less-obtrusive way to build Loop 202 between Chandler to Laveen.
The current plan calls for the removal of three mountain ridges, a church, several apartment complexes, and 184 houses. Congressmen Peter DeFazio and Harry Mitchell would like to move the South Mountain corridor to tribal land, saying the tribe and ADOT could work together on a less-destructive route...Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested nine illegal immigrants over the weekend, and fingerprint checks revealed seven of the nine are registered sex offenders.
One man from Mexico had been charged in Delaware with "solicitation of a child under age 16 to engage in a prohibited sexual act." Agents also arrested an illegal immigrant from El Salvador who had been convicted of attempted murder...