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Ducey touts law en­force­ment at bor­der

PHOENIX — Ari­zona Gov. Doug Ducey is tout­ing his role in bring­ing to­gether mul­ti­ple law en­force­ment agen­cies to com­bat crime at the bor­der.

Ducey on Wednes­day held an event with lead­ers of the Bor­der Strike Force, along with guns and drugs seized dur­ing their oper­a­tions. The col­lab­o­ra­tion started in 2015 to bring to­gether lo­cal, state, tribal and fed­eral au­thor­i­ties to tar­get bor­der­re­lated crimes.

Ducey in­sisted his ap­pear­ance wasn’t part of his re-elec­tion cam­paign. But he’s been vo­cal about his role as a bor­der state gov­er­nor on the cam­paign trail and has come out strong against calls to abol­ish Im­mi­gra­tion and Cus­toms En­force­ment.

Three Democrats run­ning in a pri­mary who hope to un­seat Ducey say they’ll re­move Na­tional Guard troops from the bor­der, while Ducey has stood by his de­ci­sion to send them.

Fire guts Phx. su­per­mar­ket af­ter roof col­lapses

PHOENIX — A three­alarm fire gut­ted a su­per­mar­ket in west-cen­tral Phoenix dur­ing a mon­soon storm Wednes­day evening and au­thor­i­ties were try­ing to de­ter­mine if the build­ing was struck by light­ning.

There was no im­me­di­ate re­port of any in­juries and fire of­fi­cials said no­body was in the su­per­mar­ket when they ar­rived on the scene.

Crews from the Glen­dale and Phoenix fire de­part­ments bat­tled the blaze for hours af­ter it broke out around 6 p.m.

More than an inch of rain had fallen in a 45-minute span in the prox­im­ity of the Safe­way store on 35th and North­ern av­enues be­fore the fire.

Phoenix Fire crews say they re­sponded to a re­port of a roof col­lapse at the su­per­mar­ket with a pos­si­ble fire as­so­ci­ated with the col­lapse re­port­edly in the back of the large store.

Tele­vi­sion footage showed the su­per­mar­ket com­pletely en­gulfed in flames with a huge plume of black smoke vis­i­ble for miles over the city.


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