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The Latest: Arizona crash driver had smuggling record

PHOENIX (AP) — Court records show the driver and passenger of an SUV involved in a deadly head-on crash that left them and four Guatemalan men dead had been previously convicted of immigrant smuggling charges.

Federal court records show 45-year-old driver Rodney Palimo pleaded guilty in March 2008 to a misdemeanor count of aiding and abetting an alien.

He was initially charged with a felony count of transporting an illegal alien.

SUV passenger Kathleen Palimo, 43, in 2004 pleaded guilty to a felony count of transportation of illegal aliens.

They were both killed in the crash Wednesday that also left four Guatemalan men dead and three injured who had been in the SUV.

The driver and passenger in the car they collided with also died.

Authorities say the car veered into the opposite lane of traffic, striking the SUV.

BORDER DROWNINGS

Body of second drowned man north of Arizona-Mexico border

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say they have discovered the body of a second man who was swept away by heavy flooding in the twin border cities of Nogales earlier in the week.

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said Friday that search crews discovered the body Thursday afternoon about 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) upstream, two days after the Nogales Police Department was alerted by Mexican authorities.

The body of the first man was found Wednesday north of the border near downtown Nogales, Arizona.

MORMONS-BOY SCOUTS

Mormons to stay outdoors despite split with Boy Scouts

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church says a new youth program it will roll out in 2020 when it cuts ties with Boy Scouts of America will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes gospel-focused.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided a few additional details about the program in a news release Friday.

The Utah-based

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