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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/23/2014

People At DMV

Many Young Immigrants Get Driver’s Licenses In Arizona

They waited in line in the dark outside motor vehicle offices, cheered when the doors opened and celebrated again upon passing their driving tests.

12/23/2014

People At DMV

Arizona Dept. Of Transportation Expecting Rush Of Immigrant Driver’s License Applications

Many young immigrants who are protected from deportation under new Obama administration policies are expected Monday to begin pursuing Arizona driver’s licenses.

12/22/2014

People At DMV

Judge Clears Way For Thousands Of Immigrants In Arizona To Get Driver’s Licenses

A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver’s licenses.

12/19/2014

Joe Arpaio Speaking

Arpaio Disbanding Squad That Has Arrested More Than 700 Immigrants

An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts.

12/19/2014

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Sheriff To Halt Squad Targeting Immigrant ID Theft

An Arizona sheriff known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad that investigates such cases.

12/18/2014

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Kilova Still In Federal Custody

Family waits for a chance to see accused hit and run driver

12/17/2014

Undocumented Mexican immigrants walk after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border border into Arizona. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Many Deported Immigrants Don’t Recover Belongings

About a third of the immigrants deported from the U.S.-Mexico border don’t recover belongings that were seized during their arrest, according to a report from a humanitarian group released Wednesday.

12/10/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama discussed the executive actions he is taking to address the country's immigration system. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Utah To Scrap Parts Of Immigration Law Under Deal

In the latest sign that the anti-immigrant sentiment has faded in conservative Utah, state officials agreed Tuesday to scrap three key provisions in its controversial 2011 immigration law and limit another in a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union.

11/25/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about his executive action on U.S. immigration policy at Del Sol High School on November 21, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Obama Leaves Vegas After Touting Immigrant Order, Playing Golf With Derek Jeter

President Barack Obama has left Las Vegas after touting his executive order on immigration and playing golf with retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and Tiger Woods’ former instructor, Butch Harmon.

11/23/2014

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