• Woman says dentist pulled 22 teeth and made her sick

    A Valley woman says she visited her neighborhood dental office to get a cavity filled, and ended up having 22 teeth pulled. That was six year ago, and she says her life has been miserable ever since. 

  • (Source: CBS 5)

    Recycling industry facing crisis

    Cities, towns and the recycling companies they contract with are scrambling to figure out how to save a green industry that has lost its main economic driver.

  • The Federal Railroad Administration wants to know what transportation companies, safety experts and ordinary people think about the idea of driverless trains. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Federal government agency interested in autonomous train potential

    The Federal Railroad Administration wants to know what transportation companies, safety experts and ordinary people think about the idea of driverless trains.

  • Morris Hania, who owns the own and rents it to Hillcrest, says the students caused thousands of dollars in damage. (Source: CBS 5)

    Landlord says basketball prep school players trashed house

    The owner of a home that a prestigious Valley basketball prep school used as a dorm says the students caused thousands of dollars in damage to the property.

  • The families who spoke to CBS 5 Investigates were from Guatemala and Honduras. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Dozens of migrant families from Central America wait for asylum at US border with Mexico

    A little more than 100 migrants, including women and children, are waiting to file asylum claims at the US Port of Entry in Nogales, some of them camping on the sidewalk next to the port.

  • One mother says she pulled her son out of the program in December, after he sent her photographs of the rental home where she says 15 students were living, along with a resident adviser. (Source: CBS 5)

    Some parents, students complain about living conditions at prep school

    These should be glory days for Hillcrest Prep Academy. But the school’s director spent the beginning of this week defending the school from accusations that its students lived in filthy, overcrowded conditions.

  • The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona prosecuted 18,724 criminal cases last year. Of those cases, 15,528 were immigration-related. (Source: CBS 5)

    Federal focus on immigration may be good news for other criminals

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona prosecuted more cases than any other U.S. Attorney’s Office in the country last year, most of them being immigration cases. But the office also declined to prosecute more cases than any other U.S. Attorney’s Office.

  • Some Uber drivers, parents and teens ignore prohibition on lone juvenile riders

    Teenagers say they like taking Uber around town because it gives them a sense of freedom. But a company rule prohibits drivers from taking unaccompanied minors.

  • Home DNA kits good for ancestry, police investigations, maybe not medical risks

    While at-home DNA testing kits can be great for ancestry investigations and cold cases that have stumped police, experts warn that they may not be the best indicators of future medical problems.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    AZ Supreme Court says medical marijuana not illegal on state college campuses

    Pot on campus? The rules for medical marijuana at state colleges are changing. The Arizona Board of Regents says it's still against the rules. But you can no longer get arrested for it.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Family of autistic student alleges assault, cover-up during use of restraints at school

    In newly filed state and federal lawsuits, the McCarthys allege untrained school staff repeatedly restrained their son - physically grabbed and held him - without informing the family as required by a 2015 law.

  • The ACLU is arguing that the federal government should be required to pay for lawyers for children in immigration proceedings. (Source: CBS News)

    Thousands of children face immigration judges without lawyers

    More than 2,300 children are in danger of going through the immigration court system in Arizona without a lawyer, according to the latest data from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Body part 'brokers' work in a climate with little regulation

    While organ donation and the donation of bodies to medical schools are highly regulated, non-transplant anatomical donations fall into a grey area with few governing laws. In Arizona, these organizations are required to be licensed, but there are few regulations beyond that.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Education budget crunch leads to school bus maintenance problems

    The night of Nov. 5, 2015 saw a freight train slam into a stalled school bus in Maricopa. Video captured inside the bus shows the driver frantically trying to restart the bus, before grabbing her bag and jumping out the driver's side door. The video goes black when the train hits the bus.

  • Wells says state leaders never really got serious about restoring education funding, even as the economy improved. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Budget, tax cuts led teachers to threaten strike

    It was like a train wreck in slow-motion. The series of events that led to Thursday's threatened state-wide teacher "walkout" were a decade in the making. They started with the Great Recession and ended with Governor Doug Ducey's offer of a one percent pay raise.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Lawmakers pitch recreational marijuana as a way to help fund Arizona teacher pay raises

    Two state lawmakers – a Republican and a Democrat – are renewing their push to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona and pitching it as a revenue source to help fund teacher raises.

  • Democrat Hiral Tipirneni is running against Republican Debbie Lesko. (Source: YouTube)

    Arizona bracing for avalanche of misleading political ads

    Love them or hate them, political ads are protected by the First Amendment, so even the worst of them are tough to police.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    National Guard benefit at border tough to quantify

    In 2006, President George W. Bush sent 6,000 National Guard soldiers to the border to bolster the efforts of the US Border Patrol.

  • An investigation reveals Gov. Ducey's emails didn't contain any reference to the question of whether Uber’s driverless cars were safe. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/CNN)

    Emails show few questions about public safety from AZ governor to Uber

    Emails obtained by CBS 5 Investigates show lots of coordination between Uber and Governor Doug Ducey’s office but what is missing is almost any reference to the question of whether Uber’s driverless cars were safe.

  • (Source: National Transportation Safety Board)

    Report: Uber knew of problems with self-driving cars before fatal crash

    The New York Times is reporting that Uber knew of problems with its self-driving cars for months, before a collision that killed a pedestrian in Tempe on Sunday night.

  • Restaurants and bars still have a problem with sexual harassment. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Many restaurants, bars rampant with sexual harassment

    A CBS 5 Investigation found the sexual harassment problem is rampant in the restaurant and bar industries.

  • BASE jumpers flock to Camelback Mountain for 'best 10 seconds'

    This particular cliff has a face that stretches about 300 feet above the desert floor. The top has a lip that hangs over the side, just a couple of feet, and that makes it attractive to BASE jumpers.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Former Mexico president pushes trade, legalized pot

    He has gained new fame for his sharp-tongued videos, criticizing President Donald Trump’s border policies. But former Mexico President Vicente Fox isn’t spending his days as a political pundit. He has a plan, which involves legalizing marijuana in Mexico and the United States.

  • The Arizona State Board for Charter Schools voted Tuesday to begin revoking the charter of StarShine Academy, the second time this year the board has voted to close a charter school for financial malpractice. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Phoenix charter school to close due to 'egregious financial mismanagement'

    State regulators plan to shut down a Phoenix charter school for “egregious financial mismanagement” after investigators determined the school’s president spent thousands of dollars of school funds on personal trips and her own bills, among other violations.

  • Women robbing more Phoenix banks

    The overall number of banks robbed in the Phoenix area is down from a high mark a decade ago, but FBI agents say they are seeing an increase in the number of banks robbed by women.

  • Big changes unlikely for college athlete compensation

    Arizona's House speaker says he's open to increasing some benefits that college athletes receive, so long as they don't affect university budgets or tuition costs.

  • Open Secrets lists Franks’ net worth at $29 million. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Shell corporations cloud former Rep. Trent Franks’ family fortune

    The latest House of Representatives Financial Disclosure Report lists the source of Trent Franks’ assets as Trinity Petroleum and Trinity Petroleum Stock.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Hate groups and militias rarely labeled as 'domestic terrorist' groups

    The federal government rarely labels hate groups, extremist organizations or militias as domestic terrorist groups. This despite the fact that these groups are responsible for more deadly crimes in the U.S. than Islamic extremists.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    House committee passes watered-down child marriage ban

    The original bill would have outlawed all marriages for people under the age of 18. The new bill bans marriage for children under the age of 16 and places restrictions on marriage for 16 and 17 year olds.

  • Discovery Creemos Academy shut down unexpectedly two weeks ago. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    State board votes to revoke Goodyear school's charter

    The Arizona State Board of Charter Schools voted to issue a notice of intent to revoke the charter of Discovery Creemos Academy.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Big CBP recruiting contract riles government waste watchdogs

    The president wanted to add thousands more border agents, but the numbers were heading in the wrong direction. Last year, despite rigorous recruiting, the U.S. Border Patrol lost 385 agents, and ended the year down nearly 2,000. Something needed to change.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    New report says Border Patrol catching fewer border crossers

    The US Border Patrol is catching fewer of the immigrants who are detected crossing the border, according to a new report from the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Dr. Pierre Blais has testified before U.S. Congressional committees on the safety and effectiveness of implants. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    CBS 5 Investigates: Chemist claims breast implants make some women sick

    As part of an ongoing investigation, CBS 5's Kris Pickel followed three women with breast implants who claim they were suffering from numerous health symptoms, all of which disappeared after the implants removed.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Charter school transferred nearly $1 million to CEO in years prior to closing

    Hundreds of students and their parents were blindsided on Monday morning when they arrived at Goodyear’s Discovery Creemos Academy and found the charter school shuttered.

  • Todd Jostes booking photo. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Women say wilderness man stole hearts and took money

    When Tina Cernak met Todd Jostes online, she thought he was nice, handsome and might possibly turn into a romantic interest one day. But she says all that changed after she loaned him $10,000.

  • There's a bill in the state Legislature that would ban child marriages but it might not make it to a committee. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Bill to end child marriage in Arizona faces obstacles

    A child gets married once every three days in Maricopa County, and the bill that would end child marriage in Arizona may not even get a hearing in the state Legislature. 

  • They are called the heartbeat of the American economy. Big-rig, long-haul truckers deliver everything from televisions to cars to produce you purchase at the grocery store. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    CBS 5 Investigates: Trucker shortage affecting grocery store prices

    They are called the heartbeat of the American economy -- big-rig, long-haul truckers, delivering everything from TVs to cars, to the things you purchase at the grocery store.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    'Phantom' Killer to remain on home arrest

    The Arizona Board of Executive Clemency rejected a request from a convicted child killer to loosen terms of his home arrest.

  • (Source: 123 RF)

    CBS 5 Investigates: The safest cities in the Valley

    Which are the safest and most dangerous Valley cities? CBS 5 Investigates crunched the numbers. See where your city ranks and the factors behind it.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Trump eyeing border security cuts to pay for wall

    President Donald Trump is planning to drastically cut some of the most effective border security programs in order to pay for a border wall. That is according to reports released from Democrat members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Federal agents flag Dark Web as potential firearms market

    Investigators with the Government Accountability Office purchased two banned firearms on the Dark Web, during a recent investigation into online gun sales.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    County eyes air quality rule change

    Linda Butler says she and her neighbors in rural Tonopah have a smelly problem. They say it is the giant Hickman’s Egg Ranch that moved in nearby.

  • EPA eases regulations on mining industry

    Environmental groups are criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency for easing rules on the mining industry.

  • (Source: CBS 5)

    Lab tests find mold on medical marijuana sold in Phoenix; 'It should be pulled off the shelf'

    After complaints of mold at a Phoenix-area dispensary, an independent lab tested samples. The results wouldn't meet standards in other states.

  • Hidden cameras are getting smaller and more common. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Guests finding hidden cameras in vacation rentals

    Technology and privacy are colliding with a travel trend that is seeing vacationers ditch the hotels, choosing rental homes instead. The problem is hidden cameras.

  • Used needles are being spotted in public places and one group has solutions to keep the public safe. (Source: CBS 5)

    Drug addicts leaving used hypodermic needles in public spaces

    A CBS 5 investigation found used hypodermic needles left near light rail stops, city parks and public restrooms. Advocates for homeless drug addicts say there is more that government officials can do to protect the rest of the public.

  • Tucson hunting organization behind push for elephant trophy imports

    Safari Club International pushed for a change in elephant trophy import rules and donated heavily to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's re-election campaign, when he was a member of Congress.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    California activists want to send nuclear waste to Palo Verde

    San Onofre State Beach is a kind of hidden gem among surfers. But there is something about the view here that looks just a little out of place. It’s a nuclear power plant, right on the beach. Some activists want to send the nuclear waste that's housed at San Onofre to Arizona.

  • Citizen takes action to solve burglary spree

    It was early Monday morning and Chandler Police were responding to a break-in. Someone had stolen some items from a pickup truck. It was Eric Moran's pickup truck, which was parked in his driveway, in his gated community. This wasn't the first time it had happened.

  • Smugglers are buying cigarettes for cheap and then sneaking them into Mexico or back into the U.S. to sell on the black market. (Source: CBS 5)

    Cigarette black market on the rise

    Mexican drug gangs are using cigarette sales to launder profits from drug and human smuggling, according to a report released Monday by the Government Accountability Office.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Hate groups using chat rooms to share tips, bomb-making instructions

    Transcripts from an online chat forum used by white supremacists and neo Nazis indicate these groups are using the Internet to communicate, recruit and share tips, including instructions for making bombs.

  • (Source: AP)

    Fact check: Do gun regulations result in higher crime?

    Gun rights advocates argue that gun restrictions create more danger to law-abiding citizens. The raw data shows otherwise.

  • Flake introduces bill to help cabin owners

    The US Forest Service is phasing out a program that allows people to own isolated cabins in the woods. But three couples in Oracle say their cabins were reclassified without their knowledge or input. Arizona Senator Jeff Flake says he has a solution.

  • Earlier this month, former City of Kingman Finance Director Diane Richards was sentenced to nine years in prison for stealing more than $1 million over eight years. (Source: Attorney General)

    5 Investigates: How to stop public officials from stealing money

    We hear about it all the time and it's enough to make you mad. We're talking about government insiders stealing your tax money. But what can be done to stop it?

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Sex offender treatment taking place at Phoenix resort hotel

    A Valley behavioral counseling organization announced it will stop holding treatment sessions for sex offenders at a resort hotel, following a CBS 5 Investigation.

  • A woman who may have been the next target of a southern Arizona serial killer 50 years ago says she wants the killer sent back to prison. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Possible 'next victim' speaks out about the release of serial killer

    A woman who may have been the next target of a southern Arizona serial killer 50 years ago says she wants the killer sent back to prison. It is the latest development in a story CBS 5 Investigates first reported in April.

  • "Wishman" is filming on location in Prescott for the next month. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona creates new incentives for lagging film production

    Movie lights and cameras are capturing the main street charm of Prescott, Arizona for the first time in years. And a new state film office is aiming to increase film production in Arizona, but it could be a hard sell because of the tax credits and incentives other states are offering production companies.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Extreme measures to protect Maricopa County voting systems from hackers

    On the day of the general election in 2016, Maricopa County voters experienced problems at the polls. Some of those problems, according to elections officials, were the result of the "epoll books" used in the place of paper voter rolls.

  • "Dreamers" are worried what the future brings after Trump's decision to wind down DACA. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    DACA changes worry Dreamers, immigrant activists

    Dreamers and the people who advocate on their behalf say they are concerned that any new law that comes out of Congress will be loaded with hard-line measures.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    California utilities paying APS to accept solar electricity

    As California utilities increase their solar power generating capacity, they are increasingly discovering they have too much electricity in their grids. The result is a boon for utilities like Arizona Public Service, which is taking the excess power and getting paid to do it.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Poison Center sees spike in young children exposed to pot

    Banner Poison and Drug Information Center is on track to field triple the number of calls regarding young children exposed to marijuana, compared to last year.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Department of Defense gives military gear to fake police

    A federal program meant to give military surplus equipment to local, state and federal police agencies is under fire after getting caught in a federal sting operation.

  • Arpaio legal bill may top $700K

    Despite his presidential pardon from criminal contempt of court, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is still on the hook for hundreds of thousands of dollars in lawyer bills, according to the man who is heading up the effort to collect donations.

  • More than three dozen residents who live near the Hickman’s Family Farms chicken facility in Tonopah allege that the operation amounts to a legal nuisance, which impacts their quality of life. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Neighbors file lawsuit against Hickman’s Family Farms for nuisance in Tonopah

    More than three dozen residents who live near the Hickman’s Family Farms chicken facility in Tonopah allege that the operation amounts to a legal nuisance, which impacts their quality of life.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Trump border wall plan faces tough barriers

    During is speech in Phoenix on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump threatened to shut down the government in order to get a wall built between the U.S. and Mexico. But that plan may run into a wall of opposition in Congress.

  • Brick-and-mortar businesses want a level playing field when competing against online businesses. (Source: CBS 5)

    Local retailers want level playing field

    Local retailers say their online competitors have a competitive advantage because there is no city or state sales tax for many online purchases. "Online retailers need to be paying the same sales tax that brick and mortar does because schools matter," said Cindy Dach.

  • So far, the impact of Prop. 123 has been mixed. (Source: CBS 5)

    Half of Valley school districts worse off than last year

    Half of the school districts that responded to a CBS 5 Investigates questionnaire reported being in worse financial shape than they were last year.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    School districts struggling to maintain and repair facilities

    More than one-third of Valley school districts report that their facilities are in worse shape today than they were one year ago, according to a study conducted by CBS 5 Investigates.

  • Some Arizona school districts are seeing a slight decrease in teacher shortages but they said state leaders aren't helping. (Source: CBS 5)

    Survey shows teacher shortage easing, slightly

    Half of the Arizona school districts that responded to a CBS 5 Investigates survey reported that they are in better shape today than last year, when it comes to open teaching positions.

  • Prosecutors not going after man who took 12-year old boy on fatal hike

    The Maricopa County Attorney's Office will not pursue criminal charges against a man who took a 12-year old Valley boy on a deadly hike last year, during 110-degree heat. That is according to the boy's father and stepmother, who say they met with prosecutors this morning.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Hacker and data security conferences focus on emerging online threats

    Once every year, data security professionals and hackers alike turn Las Vegas into a whirlwind of ideas, tips, best practices and some mischief. Two unique conferences are taking place in "Sin City" this week.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    That cup of coffee could cost you $35

    A technique used by some banks to maximize overdraft fees could be costing customers hundreds of dollars every month.

  • Family waits for prosecutors one year after child's death

    The father and stepmother of a 12-year old boy, who died while hiking during a blazing hot summer day one year ago, say they are still waiting for some kind of accountability.

  • Transportation is most dangerous job in AZ

    Policing may be near the top, but when it comes to deaths on the job, the transportation industry tops the list in Arizona.

  • Some people received an evacuation notice even though there wasn't an order during the height of the Goodwin Fire. (Source: CBS 5)

    Some Prescott Country Club residents evacuated needlessly

    Yavapai County sheriff's officials say it was user error that resulted in some Prescott Country Club residents receiving notices to evacuate, as the Goodwin Fire burned out of control last week.

  • Border Patrol agents are looking for those who have a passport that may not belong to them. (Source: CBS 5)

    Smuggling gangs renting out real U.S. passports

    Officers with US Customs and Border Protection say they are catching non-citizens trying to use real passports that don't belong to them. They say the trend is caused, in part, by a switch to modern travel documents that are made of hi-tech materials.

  • A woman claiming to be William Huff's sister emailed and said her brother is not a monster. (Source: CBS 5)

    Family of child killer says he is 'not a monster'

    William Huff served nearly 50 years in prison for murdering two young girls. He is out of prison, to the protests of his victims' families, but his own family describes him as a "humble, kind, peaceful man without any hatred or thoughts of hurting anyone."

  • (Source: CBS 5)

    SLIDESHOW: CBS 5 Investigates The Phantom Killer

    "The most haunting part of this story, for me, was looking into this guy's eyes," investigative report Morgan Loew said about meeting William Huff, The Phantom, face to face.

  • According to the EPA, cyanide traps are sprung 30,000 times per year. The traps kill thousands of coyotes and other non-targeted wildlife, dozens of dogs and even injured a 14-year-old boy in Idaho in March. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Cyanide traps pose danger to wildlife, pets and people

    The USDA offered new guidelines for using cyanide traps in the wild, in response to growing criticism from environmentalists and the public.

  • The price for large air tankers can run as high as $13,299 per hour. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Air tankers often ineffective in fighting wildfires

    A growing number of studies and critics are casting doubt on the effectiveness of air tankers in fighting wildfires. The criticism is not that the aircraft are ineffective when used in the right circumstances. The problem is they are called upon too often and in too many situations.

  • Former Playmate of the Year on removing breast implants: 'I literally thought I was dying'

    Women all over the country claim to be suffering from something called "breast implant illness." The list of symptoms is long and varied, but most doctors say the illness doesn't exist.

  • Student-athletes were promised dorms with mattresses but ended up sleeping on the floor. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Players, parents say Phoenix HS basketball powerhouse let them down

    It was the first week of school last September and the players and coaches at Phoenix's Hillcrest Prep should have been focusing on a potential championship season. But instead of practicing, focusing and studying, the Hillcrest program was dealing with a catastrophe.

  • A group of veterans are upset at the way they were treated at a veteran housing facility in Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Veterans accuse nonprofit of putting money ahead of their housing

    A group of military veterans accuses a Valley organization that provides housing for at-risk vets of pushing them out the door.  

  • Witness describes scene inside restaurant during holdup

    It was an ordinary Sunday night in a north Phoenix restaurant until the gunman burst through the front door. "I remember thinking 'this isn't happening, this isn't real,'" said Angelic, whose last name we agreed to withhold so she would tell us the story of what she saw and what she did that night.

  • How hard would it be to track down a complete stranger with little more information than name or a photo? It's easier than many people think. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Online footprints are manageable, but not erasable

    If you ask people in downtown Phoenix, they will likely tell you that there is a ton of information about them available online. What they are not likely to know is how to reduce the amount of information available.

  • One recent study indicated that having a gun in the home can increase by 50 percent the likelihood someone in that home will die from a gunshot wound. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Guns in the home can create hazards for kids, adults alike

    One recent study indicated that having a gun in the home can increase by 50 percent the likelihood someone in that home will die from a gunshot wound.

  • Hidden home dangers injure thousands of children every year

    According to yearly tallies by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, even the safest, most child-proof of homes still contain hazards that injure thousands of children each year.

  • Senate Republicans shoot down notification requirement for child killers

    Arizona state senate Republicans voted down an amendment to the budget, which would have added child killers to the state's sex offender registry.

  • New tire safety standards adopted in AZ

    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law that creates new standards for used tire sales. Auto safety advocates have complained for years that too many old, worn out, even recalled tires are sold on the secondary market, putting motorists at risk.

  • Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children. 

  • There is a large demand for seats at BASIS desks. There is currently a 7,000-student waiting list for this fall. (Source: CBS 5 News)

    BASIS schools fight criticism, work to increase student retention

    Critics argue the small graduating classes give BASIS the appearance of a school system that succeeds in creating top scholars out of nearly all of its students. They say the lower-performing students transfer out of the system before senior year.
  • A Valley woman says her daughter's Instagram account was hacked by Russian crooks. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Russian hackers targeting kids' Instagram accounts

    It's been 10 days since Russian hackers hijacked a Valley woman's Instagram account, which she set up for her daughter to post dancing pictures. And she still cannot regain access to the account, or get Instagram to shut it down.

  • 'Prep schools' that are tailored toward basketball players are growing in popularity. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Top high school players choosing controversial basketball 'prep' schools

    Inside a north Phoenix gymnasium last month, some of the top high school basketball players in the country gathered for the "Grind Session World Championship Tournament." But the high schools these students play for are likely to be a far cry from the high school you attended. These are "prep schools," basketball prep schools to be precise.

  • Scottsdale police warn party-goers about 'Gypsy Carts'

    Scottsdale has the highest concentration of "golf cart" taxis of any city in the country. And police are warning that some of them may not be licensed or have insurance.

  • Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is recommending weakening the lie detector requirement for Border Patrol agents. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Border Patrol hiring spree comes with risk

    One of President Donald Trump's signature goals is to increase law enforcement presence along the U.S. border with Mexico. It's less controversial and certainly less publicized than the idea of building a border wall. But if history serves as a guide, this goal may be tough to achieve as well.

  • Privacy advocates worry that Snap Spectacles could be used, purposely or inadvertently, to record people in compromising positions without consent or knowledge. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Privacy experts urge caution with Snap Spectacles

    The company behind wildly popular Snapchat is hoping that new Snap Spectacles will catch on with the teenagers who prefer Snapchat over other social media platforms. But privacy advocates worry that the glasses could be used, purposely or inadvertently, to record people in compromising positions without consent or knowledge.

  • El Jefe hasn't been photographed in a year. (Source: Conservation CATalyst)

    Jaguar from Mexico may pose roadblock to Trump's border wall

    A full-grown male jaguar named "El Jefe," and at least one other cat like it, may provide opponents of President Trump's border wall with a unique legal challenge. That is that cutting off these cats from their larger population in Mexico would doom them to re-extinction in the United States.

  • Education advocates call state audit report 'misleading'

    The Arizona Auditor General's Office has been putting this audit report together for 16 years. But this year's report is drawing fire, not because of what it contains, but because of what school officials, teachers and education advocates say it leaves out.

  • Critics of ICE operations say officers are being over-zealous when going after illegal immigrants. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Critics say ICE officers already cast wide net, often snaring legal immigrants

    During the first four months of this fiscal year, 264 people who were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Arizona, ended up being cleared after an immigration judge found "no grounds for removal." 

  • Israel Torres spoke out for gun rights in online videos and social media but now he's in federal custody because he allegedly had guns when he wasn't allowed to. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Feds arrest gun-toting, anti-government activist

    Israel Torres made a name for himself in the so-called "three percenters" circles by attending rallies and posting pictures and videos on social media. Oftentimes Torres was armed. But according to the FBI, this gun-rights and anti-government advocate had a secret. Legally, he wasn't allowed to posses a firearm.

  • Financial exploitation of seniors difficult to prove

    Page Giacin became suspicious of the man who was taking care of her terminally ill father last summer. The caretaker was a cowboy the family had known for years, a cowboy Giacin's father, Don Steinman, did not always agree with. But because Giacin and her brother lived far away from their father's Arizona ranch, they understood why Steinman had chosen the cowboy.

  • Big box stores account for lots of calls to police

    Crime reports filed during the first month of 2017 show big box stores accounting for dozens of crime calls to Valley police agencies. But five Wal-Mart stores appear to stand out, as far as the number of calls. 

  • Synthetic marijuana, known as "Spice" or "K2," is illegal but some are using to get high. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    'Zombie' drug hitting Valley streets

    Valley police, fire and emergency room doctors are seeing the strange effects of synthetic marijuana overdoses. In some cases, people using the drugs enter a zombie-like state.

  • Steve Bannon during an interview in the mid-90s. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 )

    Trump's chief strategist ran Biosphere

    Two decades before President Donald Trump chose him to serve as the White House chief political strategist, Steve Bannon was toiling away in the desert north of Tucson, working on climate science in a $200 million greenhouse.  

  • F-16 drones ready to replace Vietnam-era 'flying targets'

    The U.S. Air Force is preparing to officially retire its current line of life-sized drone aerial targets, and the replacement aircraft are coming from Arizona.

  • Some auto dealers online and at lots have used cars under recall and it's perfectly legal. (Source: CBS 5 News)

    Recalled vehicles for sale on lots and online

    Auto dealers and auctions are selling used cars with unfixed safety recalls, according to a CBS 5 investigation. The open recalls range from steering column, to transmission, to airbag problems.

  • Victims of stalkers who share safety concerns with employers often face recrimination, advocates say. (Source: CBS 5 News)

    Stalking victims face problems in the workplace

    Victims of stalkers who share safety concerns with employers often face recrimination, including losing their jobs, according to victim advocates who spoke to CBS 5 Investigates.

  • The Taser X-2. (Source: CBS 5 News)

    Taser 'misses' still a problem but new weapon may help

    Data collected by law enforcement agencies across Arizona, and across the country show police officers miss their targets 10-20% of the time, when using Tasers.

  • Valley man at center of international classic car scam case disappears

    Lawyers for the Arizona Attorney General’s office are trying to collect more than $500-thousand from a man who admits to offering high dollar classic cars for sale, that he did not own.

  • Restoring a classic car can be achievable with a little patience and know-how. (Source: CBS 5 News)

    You too can own a classic car without spending big money

    Meander down the row of shiny classic roadsters at a Valley car show, and you may feel like there's no way you could ever have the time or money to own of these beauties.

  • Valley mom claims psychic hypnotized her, took her money

    A valley woman claims a fortune teller hypnotized her and talked her into leaving $1400. The psychic denied the allegations when confronted by CBS 5 Investigates. But the situation is an example of how difficult it can be for law enforcement officials to investigate accusations of fortune teller fraud.

  • Country Sheriff Joe Arpaio sitting with Dennis Montgomery. (Source: CBS 5 News)

    Emails, records indicate MCSO paid for 'birther' investigation

    Despite Sheriff Joe Arpaio's assertion that no taxpayer money was used to fund the investigation into President Barack Obama's birth certificate, emails and other records released during the sheriff's contempt of court hearings indicate MCSO may have paid tens of thousands of dollars for the much-criticized investigation.

  • While this illegal BHO lab did not explode, with the amount of butane found, it easily could have. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    7 things you should know about marijuana labs

    Marijuana manufacturers are setting up shop in homes across the Valley, but what they're using to get the job done could be putting entire neighborhoods at risk because when the slightest thing goes wrong, the result is literally explosive.

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    Marijuana initiative wording complicates DUI prosecutions

    A single paragraph 13 pages into the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, also known as Arizona's Prop 205, may create an insurmountable obstacle to prosecutors who are trying to convict people of driving under the influence of marijuana.

  • County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sitting with Dennis Montgomery. (Source: CBS 5 News)

    Emails show Arpaio paid informant at least $120,000 for 'bogus data'

    Emails released in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's contempt of court proceedings show the sheriff paid a confidential informant at least $120,000 for computer data that was supposed to show an illegal conspiracy between the U.S. Department of Justice and federal judges, including the judge who had ruled against the sheriff in a racial profiling case.

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    Prop 205 would mean a slap on the wrist for underage marijuana use

    Law enforcement officials are warning that Arizona's ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana is too lenient on kids who are caught trying to buy pot.

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    Dolphins shipped to the Valley via FedEx

    Live dolphins were shipped to the Valley from Hawaii via FedEx. Animal rights activists are outraged but the general manager of Dolphinaris defended the decision.

  • AZ teacher exodus leaves more than 1K Valley classrooms vacant

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    Teachers are leaving the profession, and leaving Arizona for bigger paychecks, according to a CBS 5 questionnaire sent to Valley school districts and interviews with current and former teachers.

  • Abandoned farmland fueling massive dust storms

    The dust storm that blew into the Valley of the Sun on July 5, 2011 was a monster. It covered 100 square miles of surface, extended 8,000 feet into the sky, and approached Phoenix at a speed of 40 miles per hour. "I've never seen anything so incredible as that," said Ken Waters, who is warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Phoenix office.

  • Three of the major professional franchises in the Valley want or demand new venues even though their current homes aren't paid off. (Source: CBS 5 News)

    Teams want new arenas, but taxpayers still owe on existing venues

    The Arizona Coyotes have made it clear for years that they want out of Glendale. The team looked into moving to Las Vegas, but now appears to be eying downtown Phoenix. If the move happens, the Coyotes would be leaving behind a state of the art venue, now called Gila River Arena. And they would be leaving Glendale taxpayers with a bill for $145 million, which is the amount the city still owes on the arena.

  • Valley drivers ignoring stopped school buses

    Valley school districts are exploring the idea of using technology, similar to red light cameras, in an effort to reduce the number of vehicles that pass stopped school buses, in violation of the law.

  • Arizona schools in need of repairs as students prepare for class

    Public school administrators say they need hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding to take care of critical maintenance and repair problems at their schools.

  • "As soon as we put them in their new pool, the animals popped up and ate fish and they've been doing very well ever since," said Dr. Grey Stafford, who is the facility's general manager. (Source: CSB 5 News)

    Dolphin aquarium location draws questions, concerns

    Animal rights activists are raising questions about the location of a new dolphin aquarium, which is set to open in mid-October. The facility is adjacent to Scottsdale but within the borders of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, which means it is not subject to local and county ordinances or state animal welfare laws.

  • One of two main tunnels that run south to north between Arizona and Mexico. (Source: CBS 5 News)

    Inspectors probe tunnel beneath Nogales port, as Newton pounces

    Inspectors from the US General Services Administration are studying the structural integrity of a tunnel that runs from Mexico into Arizona beneath the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales.

  • Outside groups spending on Corporation Commission race

    It is a state board that sets the rates for power, water and other utilities, but most residents have little idea who the Arizona Corporation Commission members are, much less who is running for the three seats up for election this fall.

  • Arpaio says MCSO still investigating Obama

    It's been four years since Sheriff Joe Arpaio held his last news conference detailing his accusations that President Barack Obama released a fake birth certificate to the public, but that doesn't mean the investigation is over.

  • Valley residents on ISIS 'hit lists'

    The FBI is warning ordinary citizens across the country, that they have popped up on ISIS "hit lists" that are circulating on the Internet. Some of the people on those lists are Valley residents, according to law enforcement officers who spoke to CBS 5 Investigates.

  • The spot where firefighters found Cody earlier this summer. (Source: CBS 5 News)

    Valley father looks for answers, demands hiking protection for other children

    Brian Flom's 12-year old son, Cody, died after a hike in the sweltering desert heat. As he searches for clues to his own son's death, he's calling on lawmakers to protect other children from suffering the same fate as Cody.

  • Arizona families 'paying' for public school

    It is common for parents of public high school students to pay as much as $300 in fees and costs associated with their children's education, according to district fee schedules and parents who spoke to CBS 5 Investigates.

  • Davis-Monthan AFB turning F-16 fighter jets into drones

    The perfectly symmetrical lines of planes stretch out for at least a half mile in all directions. Welcome to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, also known as the "Boneyard" at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Some of the planes here -- hundreds of the legendary F-16 Fighting Falcons -- have been assigned to a new mission.

  • Brian Flom talked to Morgan Loew about the lost of his son and the questions he wants answered. (Source: KPHO)

    Father of child who died after hot hike wants answers

    Brian Flom is torn between grief and anger. His 12-year-old son, Cody, died on Friday night, after going on a hike in 110-degree weather. And the circumstances surrounding Cody's death leave Brian with lots of questions.

  • Drought helps build case to drain lakes

    It took 17 years to fill Lake Powell after the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam. But Powell's water level has been steadily dropping for the past 16 years due to an extended drought and overuse of the Colorado River. Lake Mead is just 37 percent full. The fact that neither lake is full today, or likely to get filled anytime soon, is giving an old idea new life.

  • Minister who owes AZ dollars for dust buys Atlanta mansion

    The owner of a patch of land in southeastern Arizona who still owes the state for its dust control work bought a $17 million mansion in Atlanta.

  • APS cutting into solar backlog

    Arizona Public Service has tripled the number of employees dedicated to reviewing solar applications. Until this spring, customers with new solar panels were waiting months for approval to turn their systems on.

  • CBS 5 Investigates revisits 'Year of Terror' when 3 serial killers stalked streets of Phoenix

    If talk of a serial killer on the loose on the streets of Phoenix sounds like déjà vu, it is not your imagination. Investigative reporter Morgan Loew revisits the "Year of Terror." It was 10 years ago now that the Valley was in a state of perpetual fear as what turned out to the be three serial killers roamed the streets at night.

  • Dozens of AZ families in public housing earn too much

    At least 60 families living in public housing in Arizona earn too much money to qualify for the benefit, according to an audit conducted by the U.S. Inspector General's Office.

  • Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign has taken in nearly $10 million for his re-election bid. (Source: KPHO)

    Arpaio campaign breaking records, spending millions

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign has taken in nearly $10 million for his re-election bid, but has less than half that amount on hand, due to an expensive fund raising effort.

  • Dust problems may continue in southeastern Arizona. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Investors, orchards and dust descending on southeastern Arizona

    The images of thick, brown dust all but blocking Interstate 10 captured the attention of motorists, state regulators and the media. ADOT had to shut down one of the busiest east-west freeways in the country, and all the dust problems may continue if certain things aren't addressed.

  • A Lake Powell tour boat operator is facing a federal lawsuit (Source: KPHO)

    Lawsuit alleges tour boats causing dangerous waves

    A Lawsuit filed in federal district court in Arizona accuses a Lake Powell tour boat operator of creating dangerous waves that are injuring other boaters.

  • There's a new call to close Tent City in Phoenix (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    County leader calls for Tent City closure

    Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo is calling for the closure of Tent City Jail, citing a dramatic drop in the number of inmates housed the county jail system.

  • Sheriff spends heavily on political consultants

    By the end of January of this year, the campaign to re-elect Sheriff Joe Arpaio had raised $8 million, which is an enormous take for an elected official at the county level. But campaign finance disclosure statements show that haul came at an enormous cost.

  • Business leaders wary of political attacks against Mexico

    Business leaders across Arizona are bracing for negative backlash from Mexican tourists and businesses, as a result of negative political ads aimed at Mexico.

  • Many security guards told not to intervene during crimes

    A television commercial that appears to poke fun at security guards has exposed an industry practice that many people are unaware of, according to security consultants who spoke to CBS 5 Investigates.

  • DOD, FBI investigate expensive 'pain creams' billed to taxpayers

    The Department of Defense, the FBI and U.S. attorneys in at least six states are investigating allegations that some compounding pharmacies are committing fraud, selling expensive "pain creams" and other drugs not approved by the FDA to military veterans.

  • Shootouts may signal change in smuggling tactics

    Two shootouts in the desert south of Phoenix may indicate the Sinaloa Drug Cartel is ordering its smugglers to ramp up violence in an effort to protect drug shipments, according to multiple law enforcement sources who spoke to CBS 5 Investigates.

  • The wash beneath the Lead Queen Mine in southern Arizona remains stained from acid mine drainage. This wash leads to the watershed for the town of Patagonia. (Source: CBS 5 Investigates)

    CBS 5 Investigates' look at mine pollution wins Edward R. Murrow Award

    The state of Arizona is home to an estimated 100,000 abandoned mines, but no state or federal agency has an accurate count of how many of them are leaking toxic heavy metals into the environment and waterways.

  • Cartel scouts move from mountain to mountain in AZ desert

    Lookouts who work for the Sinaloa drug cartel are moving from mountain to mountain in the desert between Phoenix and the border, spying on U.S. law enforcement officers.

  • Law enforcement using expired, bagged meters as personal parking spaces

    The parking spaces surrounding the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office two year old headquarters are covered in bags, which means nobody is supposed to park there. But up until a month ago, the spaces next to the bagged meters at MCSO were filled with unmarked sheriff's office vehicles. 

  • A CBS 5 analysis found polls in last week's Presidential Preference Elections were located in wealthier and whiter neighborhoods (Source: KPHO)

    Analysis: Polls located in wealthier, whiter zip codes

    A CBS 5 News analysis of US Census data shows that polling places for last week's Presidential Preference Election tended to be located in wealthier, whiter zip codes, when compared to Maricopa County as a whole. 

  • Supervisors directed elections officials to be 'frugal' with presidential preference

    A day after thousands of Maricopa County voters stood in line for hours, the county official in charge of the elections department denied that cost-cutting was to blame. But in February, when the county board of supervisors approved the plan to reduce the number of polling places, money appeared to be the top concern.

  • ASU student witnesses Brussels attack aftermath

    Stephanie Holland was looking forward to a relaxing week of spring break in Sevilla, Spain when she landed in Brussels, Belgium. Instead, she became a witness to a terrorist attack that killed dozens.

  • Smugglers use drainage tunnels and sewers to deliver drugs (Photo source: KPHO)

    Smugglers use drainage tunnels and sewers to deliver drugs

    Drug smugglers in Nogales, Sonora are using the border city's sewer and drainage tunnels to circumvent barriers set up by US Customs and Border Protection.

  • Audit: Arizona districts spending less in the classroom

    A state Auditor General's report released Tuesday shows that public school district spending in the classroom has dropped to its lowest levels since the monitoring began 15 years ago.

  • Valley water systems contain some contaminants

    Valley water departments boast about delivering safe and clean water that rarely, if ever, violates EPA safe drinking water standard. But critics argue that those federal standards are not strict enough. And water quality reports show tap water here in the Valley does, in fact, contain contaminants.

  • Online database could help identify abandoned toxic mines

    The state mine inspector estimates there are roughly 100,000 abandoned mines in Arizona. But environmental officials have no way of knowing how many of those mines are leaching toxic residues, metals or compounds into the environment.

  • Family warns about impostor funeral accounts

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    The fiery aftermath of a deadly shooting here in the Valley made headlines across the country, but now it appears scammers are trying to cash in on the tragedy.

  • Study says charter schools spend more on administration expenses

    A report set for release Tuesday concludes that charter schools in Arizona spend more than twice the amount that traditional public school districts spend on administrative expenses.

  • DPS director argues case for governor's border strike force

    As the new head of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Col. Frank Milstead had a novel idea. When it comes to combating the drug smuggling gangs that use the southern Arizona desert as a superhighway, why not just jam their radio and wireless communications so they can't coordinate smuggling efforts?

  • Feds threaten to cut funding for PhoenixMart

    The US Attorney's office, FBI, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the US Customs and Immigration Service are investigating possible abuses by officials from PhoenixMart, for its involvement in a program that trades foreign investment for US "Green Cards."

  • Pinal County sheriff's deputies spot drug scouts from the air

    From the Pinal County Sheriff's Office helicopter, the men running down the mountain look like small stick figures. But without the aid of the chopper and its cameras, there is little hope the deputies and Border Patrol agents on the slope would be able to catch these drug cartel scouts.

  • Drug cartel scouts living in mountains south of Phoenix

    The mountain peak provides 360-degree views of the desert below. It is this vantage point that is coveted by Mexican drug cartel scouts, stationed up here for weeks at a time, and tasked with one job: guiding drug shipments north from the border.

  • CBS 5 Investigates gun sales on Valley streets

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    Private sales of handguns and rifles are allowed under federal and state law without background checks, so long as the seller is not in the business of selling guns. But according to legal experts, defining what "in the business of selling guns" means is up for debate.

  • Extremists have long-standing ties to Arizona

    Long before a figurehead for the anti-Islam movement made his initial appearance in a US District Court courtroom on conspiracy charges related to a weekslong standoff in Oregon, his home state of Arizona was already well-known to anti-government and anti-immigrant extremists.

  • Lawmaker priorities differ from voters'

    A CBS 5 News Facebook poll shows respondents overwhelmingly believe education should be lawmakers' first priority during the 2016 legislative session. But an analysis of bills already introduced at the state capitol shows more bills dealing with election reform than any other subject.

  • Schools collecting, sharing data on students

    An organization made of parents from across the country is sending a warning about the growing trend of schools collecting and sharing data on students.

  • US Forest Service cleans contaminated mine

    The U.S. Forest Service has finished cleanup work on an abandoned mine, which spewed a river of toxic sludge in September of 2014.

  • Bill submitted to standardize AZ specialty plates

    A state senator from Tucson submitted the first bill for the 2016 legislative session, and it addresses growing concerns over the state's specialty license plates.

  • Political fighting slowing teacher investigations

    Roughly 400 certified teachers are waiting for complaints against them to be fully investigated, as the Arizona Board of Education’s investigators work through a backlog that has persisted for years. Making matters worse is the public fight between the Board of Education and the state superintendent of public instruction.

  • Valley stem cell clinics face scrutiny

    Stem cell clinics are opening in cities across the country, offering to treat a wide range of ailments and diseases, from bad knees to baldness, Alzheimer’s to Multiple Sclerosis. But some researchers and physicians worry that the clinics may give false hope to desperate patients.
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    Gas companies eyeing AZ helium deposits

    The spectre of a worldwide helium shortage is leading gas exploration companies to the high plains of Arizona’s Navajo and Apache counties.
  • Deals available for Valley 'move up' homes

    New housing market data suggests now may be a good time for homeowners to buy larger houses in suburbs.
  • Border agents confiscating pot, but ignoring pot fields

    Although agents confiscate the drug at their checkpoint near Amado, AZ, they appear to be ignoring the marijuana fields near the checkpoint. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Border Patrol vehicles driving by the pot fields several times per day.
  • Surveillance company offers technology to hunt freeway shooter

    The president of a company that has flown surveillance planes over some of the most dangerous parts of the world is offering to use his technology to help catch the freeway shooter.
  • Tempe Police Dept. uses stats to reduce noise complaints, crime

    A plan set in motion two years ago is paying off for Tempe Police Department as the number of violent and property crimes in the city has dropped by as much as 30 percent.
  • Bullet trajectories could indicate freeway shooter's location

    The key to identifying whether the freeway shooter is shooting from a car or standing on a bridge or overpass is the trajectory of the bullets, according to one former police sergeant who spoke to CBS 5 Investigates.
  • Some Arizona classrooms have 15-year-old textbooks

    When sixth-graders returned to school in the Casa Grande Elementary district this fall, they were assigned social studies textbooks that contain no mention of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, the wars in Afghanistan or Iraq, or the election of Barack Obama, the first African-American president in United States history.
  • Tempe, SE Valley dominate new office construction, white collar jobs

    The "millennial" workforce demands high-tech amenities and access to housing and entertainment close to their places of employment.
  • FBI: Militia members moonlighted as drug, cash 'rip crew'

    Three members of a border militia group are behind bars, charged with conspiracy to sell cocaine. They were caught in an FBI sting operation, involving an undercover agent, a plot to steal drugs and money from cartel smugglers, an offer of murder for hire and a high speed chase through the streets of Phoenix.
  • Airline with noisier planes eyeing Sky Harbor

    Residents of a downtown Phoenix neighborhood tell CBS 5 Investigates they are concerned about the possibility of a new air carrier moving to Sky Harbor. The concern focuses on the age of the planes and how noisy they are.
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    AZ jails and prisons evaluating transgender policies

    Officials from the Arizona Department of Corrections are set to meet with advocacy groups next week to discuss policies for the treatment of transgender inmates.
  • Community gardens or toxic fields? Phoenix plan faces criticism

    The City of Phoenix is using an EPA grant to identify polluted vacant lots that could become community gardens, but at least one local environmentalist says it’s a potentially hazardous idea.
  • Residents fight developer over views and building height

    Residents of a north Phoenix neighborhood are speaking out against a proposed apartment building they say will ruin their views, hurt their property values and violate city's general plan for their part of the Valley.
  • A licensed drone operator demonstrates a takeoff

    Drug smugglers using the skies as smuggling routes

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    While agents from the U.S. Border Patrol are on the lookout for more airborne smuggling attempts, there is some indication that drug cartels are at least experimenting with even smaller aircraft
  • Car trunks turn deadly for smuggled immigrants during summer heat

    U.S. Border Patrol agents rescued five immigrants from the trunks of cars in one day alone last week.
  • Fight to lower drug co-pays simmering in AZ

    At least five states have enacted limits on the amount of money insurance can charge for prescription drug co-pays. But in Arizona, the effort appears to have stalled, as the insurance and pharmaceutical industries argue over who should pick up the associated costs
  • Momentum building to help student veterans

    At the end of April, Corinthian Colleges, Inc. closed its 28 ground campuses, including its Everest College campuses in Phoenix. Among those attending the for-profit school were military veterans using the GI Bill.
  • Parents complain: Drink company turning kids away from college

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    To the tens of thousands of young people who sell the product, Vemma is not just an energy drink, it's a revolution, a path for young people to make lots of money, drive expensive cars and do it all under a business model that does not involve college or traditional employment.
  • AZ orthodontists push plan that puts braces on 6-year-olds

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    A debate is raging within the orthodontics world, and the result could have an effect on when your children get braces and just how much they'll cost.
  • While many public schools struggle, some charter chains profit

    A Valley charter school watchdog is criticizing large charter management chains for directing more dollars away from the classroom than most traditional public schools.
  • Lawsuit claims hospital chain kept patient within system without ability to provide adequate care

    Arizona is seeing a consolidation of hospital companies, and some patient care advocates and attorneys say this may create a scenario where profits compete against a patient's best interests.
  • More businesses using non-compete contracts

    The tightening job market is leading more businesses to require their employees to sign non-compete contracts, which restrict their ability to work for a competing company or start out on their own.
  • Phoenix infill projects rankle neighborhoods

    A debate is raging across the city of Phoenix, pitting residents of established neighborhoods against developers and city planning officials. At stake is the future of infill development within city limits.

Morgan  LoewMorgan Loew is an investigative reporter at CBS 5 News. His career has taken him to every corner of the state, lots of corners in the United States, and some far-flung corners of the globe.

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Morgan Loew
CBS 5 Investigates

Morgan’s past assignments include covering the invasion of Iraq, human smuggling in Mexico, vigilantes on the border and Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Maricopa County. His reports have appeared or been featured on CBS News, CNN, NBC News, MSNBC and NPR.

Morgan’s peers have recognized his work with 11 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards, two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for investigative reporting, an SPJ First Amendment Award, and a commendation from the Humane Society of the United States. In October 2016, Morgan was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle in recognition of 25 years of contribution to the television industry in Arizona.

Morgan is graduate of the University of Arizona journalism school and Concord Law School at Purdue University Global. He is the president of the Arizona First Amendment Coalition and teaches media law and TV news reporting at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

When he’s not out looking for the next big news story, Morgan enjoys hiking, camping, cheering for the Arizona Wildcats and spending time with his family at their southern Arizona ranch.

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