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Prominent HIV/AIDS researchers were among the 298 victims identified aboard flight MH17. To honor their legacy, the Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation is hosting a candlelight vigil. We spokeMore >>
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Montgomery police say two people were injured when the vehicle they were traveling in hit a tree Thursday night. Sgt. Denise Barnes with the Montgomery Police Department says the single-vehicle crashMore >>
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The Mexican border town of Agua Prieta, Sonora, is normally a quiet community. Directly across the border from Douglas, AZ, it was originally a crossing location for minerals from the mines located to the south.
But during the past month, the dusty streets have seen something they hadn't seen in years: drug violence and the sounds of gunfire and bombs.
"Nobody's going out at night. The restaurants are closed and so are the discos," said Juan Carlos Olvera, a journalist who has worked the town's streets for 15 years.
Olvera said the recent spike in violence is the result of an internal power struggle within the Sinaloa Drug Cartel, which controls the entire smuggling corridor along the Arizona and Sonora border.
"They're readjusting the power base," said Olvera.
In the past year, Olvera said Agua Prieta had 16 murders. The town had eight murders in just three days in January. They've been carried out in spectacular fashion, with the killers spraying buildings and trucks with hundreds of bullets. One attack involved a bomb.
Mexican police have beefed up patrols and appear to be pulling over vehicles at random, looking for guns.
Along the border, the fear is that this power struggle may spread to other border towns along the cartel's smuggling corridor.
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The former Marine, who's name CBS 5 Investigates is concealing for his protection, lives in a tiny apartment just five hundred yards south of the Mexican border with the United States. Since he was deportedMore >>
The former Marine earns less than $100 per week, working in a market and as a personal trainer. But the skills he learned in the desert of Iraq, fighting for the United States during wartime, could earn him thousands of dollars per job, if he agreed to work for the drug cartels.More >>
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