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Smugglers Launch Pot Over Border With Cannon

But a citizen finds them first

(Newser) - The catapult didn't work so well. Nor did driving over the border fence with a makeshift ramp. Now Mexican drug smugglers have resorted to cannons, authorities say. Smugglers used a pneumatic cannon to shoot containers of pot over the border into an Arizona field, reports the Yuma Sun . It... More »

7 Marines Dead in Ariz. Helicopter Collision

Occurred during a training exercise last night

(Newser) - More tragedy for US troops today: Seven Marines are dead after two helicopters collided near Yuma, Arizona, last night. The Corps said the AH-1W Cobra and UH-1Y Huey were participating in a training exercise around 8pm when the accident occurred. The choppers were part of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.... More »

Cops: Yuma Gunman, 73, Kills 5, Himself Over Divorce

One victim was an attorney packing for retirement

(Newser) - Six people are dead after a shooting rampage in Yuma linked to a divorce case, reports the Arizona Republic . The victims include a lawyer who was packing up his office for retirement, notes AP . Details are still emerging, but police have a rough outline of events: 73-year-old Carey Hal Dyess... More »

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