Central American Minors Pushed North By Poverty, Violence And Hopes For Refuge | Payson Roundup – Payson, Az

Police warn residents about uptick in car break-ins |
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That was painful. One who made it For those who do make it to the United States, it often takes multiple tries. It took Elias Perez two tries including two weeks of detention in Mexico and repatriation to Guatemala before he made it Phoenix eight years ago at age 14. On his first attempt, Mexican police stopped Perez and his brother and sent them to a detention facility near Cancun, where they were held for about two weeks until there were detained Guatemalans to send back on a bus. Conditions in the center were OK, he said, but he was so scared the first night he could barely sleep. After a while, he got used to it. It helped that his brother was with him.
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Thieves stole the usual items, but it was the number of guns stolen that really got the department’s attention. “Absolutely don’t leave a firearm in a vehicle unattended overnight,” said the Chief. Police did make an arrest in one of their cases and recovered a stolen gun. One of the people impressed by this law enforcement effort was Vermillion resident Barry Lewis. “It gives you the personal one on one vision with the police department and you know those looking out for your best interest and its awesome,” he said.
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Free-agent roundup: Pacers start life without Lance, Warriors bring back Rush, Lakers steal Davis | Ball Don’t Lie – Yahoo Sports

Brandon Rush hopes to rekindle the magic of his last full season in Golden State. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images)

(He also wound up on the receiving end of a huge Kevin Durant bomb late in the Clippers’ season-tilting Game 5 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs, which isn’t necessarily how you want to be remembered.) That said, the 28-year-old Davis still has some value as a two-way big who’s capable of playing both on the block and a few steps out on the floor on offense and is familiar with Rivers’ defensive system. Less will be expected of him this season, with the recently acquired Spencer Hawes in the fold to act as an honest-to-goodness backup center; if he can commit to slimming down a bit (the ever-popular phrase “‘in the best shape’ of his … career” has been invoked ) and focusing first on making a defensive difference, he could help solidify a frontcourt rotation that was a real problem for the Clippers last season. – – – – – – – Dan Devine is an editor for Ball Don’t Lie on Yahoo Sports.
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