• (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    What to watch out for with door-to-door salesmen

    It's heating up, and ironically, now is the time when you  will see more people show up to your front doors. 

  • There is always new home construction in the Valley but there are several areas in Phoenix that offer a glimpse into the past. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    5 Phoenix historic districts to check out

    There is always new home construction in the Valley but there are several areas in Phoenix that offer a glimpse into the past. If you are looking to check out some historic district, here is a list to get you started!

  • We count on our immune system to keep us healthy and now doctors say it's proving to be a powerful new tool in fighting cancer. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Immunotherapy: A new pillar in cancer treatment

    We count on our immune system to keep us healthy and now doctors say it's proving to be a powerful new tool in fighting cancer. It's a treatment called immunotherapy.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining June 15: Health inspectors find pests crawling up kitchen walls

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest numbers of "risk factors."

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Former substance abuser Pays It Forward to compassionate chef

    Marty Lang has been a chef for more than 30 years and his command of the kitchen could easily land him a job at a nice resort or fancy restaurant. Instead, Lang chooses to do his cooking at Chandler's Valley Hope, a treatment center for substance abuse.

  • You could call it a super food for the brain and the heart, which is why experts say we all need to be eating more fish. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Seafood a super food for brain, heart health

    You could call it a super food for the brain and the heart, which is why experts say we all need to be eating more fish.

  • We go through every restaurant that’s been inspected to see which ones were cited for the most priority health code violations.The worst offenders make our Dirty Dining list. (Source: CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining: Why and how we do it

    CBS 5 was the first station in the Valley to report on local restaurants not keeping clean kitchens. Jason Barry's first Dirty Dining story was back in 2002. He followed Maricopa County health inspectors into various restaurants.

  • Criminals use the gift cards to move money. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    How to avoid becoming a victim of new gift card scam

    Deputy Maricopa County Attorney Reid Pixler is the expert when it comes to gift cards and how criminals use them to move money.

  • These cameras are affordable and for the most part, easy to set up. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    5 affordable home security cameras

    There are so many options for home security cameras so we looked at few to help you get started on your search. These cameras are affordable and for the most part, easy to set up.

  • When booking a room, what is the true difference in price between going through an app or website versus contacting the hotel directly? (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Booking a room online vs. with the hotel

    When booking a room, what is the true difference in price between going through an app or website versus contacting the hotel directly?

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Phoenix-area hospital offering breakthrough robotic surgery

    A lot of us, especially as we get up there in age, are likely living with some level of pain on a daily basis. Now a breakthrough procedure aided by a robot is helping change lives. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining June 8: Popular sports bar and bakery hit with health code violations

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors."

  • There are three big mistakes people make when saving for retirement. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Are you making one or all of the top 3 retirement planning mistakes?

    Less than a third of Americans have long-term financial plans, according to a Gallup poll. Failing to make a plan and making popular mistakes could leave you with not enough money saved up for your golden years.

  • Daniella Romero runs a thrift shop in the East Valley and a volunteer decided to Pay It Forward for all that she does. (Source: CBS 5)

    Volunteer Pays It Forward to Mesa thrift shop owner helping domestic violence victims

    The Valley mom wanted to help abused women get back on their feet, so she opened the thrift shop in Mesa.

  • (Source: StVincentDePaul.net)

    You can help those in need by becoming a Summer Action Hero!

    CBS 5’s Pay It Forward is teaming with St. Vincent de Paul for the Summer Action Hero campaign, which comes to the aid of Arizona families in need.

  • Mental health experts say cooking can relieve stress by clearing the head and relaxing the body. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Get cooking! It's good for your brain

    Skip the takeout and make dinner at home tonight. It turns out cooking is really good for our mental health in several ways.

  • 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.

  • BrainSavers® classes are part of a 12-week course focusing on brain healthy activities like physical exercise, stress reduction, cognitive exercises, educational material, socialization, even the best foods for your brain. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    BrainSavers® class aims to ward off Alzheimer's disease

    As we get older, we focus just as much time on keeping our brains healthy as we do the rest of our body. To help us do that, a group here in the Valley is offering "brainsaver" classes.

  • Cell phones are a part of life today, but boy can they get pricey. Some cost upwards of $800! (Source: 123rf.com)

    5 smartphones that won't break the bank

    We found some smartphone with all the bells and whistles without breaking the bank. Email, social media, pictures and video, it is all included in these affordable smartphones.

  • Nationwide, more than 5,000,000 people have moderate or severe heart-valve disease. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Medical breakthrough for heart being tested in Phoenix-area clinical trial

    Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is the only hospital in Arizona and one of just 60 around the world to participate in an investigational study called the Apollo Pivotal Trial.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining June 1: Popular breakfast spot hit with 6 health code violations

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors."

  • A Tempe class puts participants in dark rooms with gloves and ear muffs on to simulate dulled senses to understand what dementia patients go through. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Tempe class offers window into dementia

    It is hard for many of us to really wrap our minds around the idea of having dementia or losing our memory. But the City of Tempe is working hard to teach people more about the disease that one in nine people over the age of 65 have.

  • Fifth grade teacher Lori Pies has seen what a struggle its been for Elliott, recovering from so many health problems, so she reached out to CBS 5 to help the teacher's aide who's helped so many others. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Co-workers Pay it Forward to teacher's aide recovering from surgery

    Colleen Elliott doesn't get tired of reading all the get well cards students have sent her. The longtime teacher's aide at Pomeroy Elementary School in Mesa had some sudden health issues recently and missed the last month and half of school.

  • Shimming is the new skimming as scammers now target the chip on your credit card. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    New shimming scam targets your credit card chip

    Shimming is the new skimming. Scammers are now targeting the chip on your credit card.

  • (Source; City of Mesa)

    Mesa hopes to court companies with 'tech corridor'

    The City of Mesa got its start with farming and citrus, but now times have changed and it is all about attracting tech companies. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining May 25: Mesa restaurant hit with a whopping 12 health code violations

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors." According to health inspectors, risk factors are considered major health code violations. For more details on the restaurant inspection scoring system visit Maricopa County's website at www.maricopa.gov. Here are the Valley restaurants with the mo...

  • Fellow volunteer Robert Estep has seen how devoted Audra Colson is, helping place more than 50 pets since last year, so he reached out to CBS 5 to Pay it Forward to the woman keeping dogs and cats happy. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Volunteer Pays It Forward to crisis response leader who helps save pets left behind

    Lady is a cute cocker spaniel whose owner died suddenly, leaving her all alone. Rocky is a 3-year-old Chihuahua who was found with 30 other animals in a hoarder's house.

  • Inflammation is something you may hear a lot about these days but what exactly is it and why should you care? (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Inflammation: The cause of all disease

    Inflammation allows us to get over a virus or heal a cut but not all inflammation is helpful.

  • 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.

  • There are plenty of websites and apps you can use to sell your stuff. (Source: Offer Up, Craigslist, Facebook)

    Best apps, sites to sell your stuff online

    Garage sales are a great way to get rid of old stuff and make some money but now there are tons of apps and sites that make it easy to do some spring cleaning for cash.

  • (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.

  • Be careful who you book if you are planning a wedding. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Better Business Bureau warns of summer rip-offs like wedding planners

    A consumer alert for people looking to companies to help with events specific to May, June or July: Now is the time to do extra research on business.

  • Researchers at TGen have come up with a simple blood test that can detect cancer cells quickly and without the invasiveness of a biopsy. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Blood test developed in Phoenix area showing promise in detecting cancer

    Detecting cancer is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to a new test being developed right here in the Phoenix area

  • There's a medical breakthrough treatment that can extend your life by years and in some cases, cure your cancer. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Cancer treatment in Phoenix is extending and saving lives

    Right here in Phoenix, there's a medical breakthrough treatment that can extend your life by years and in some cases, cure your disease.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining May 18: Popular Mesa donut shop hit with 8 health code violations

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors."

  • 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.

  • They have just about every kind of bird feather you can imagine and even whole birds, like hawks and owls. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Phoenix organization working to keep feathers off the black market

    There is an incredible resource right here in Phoenix. There is only one other like it, in the entire United States.

  • Co-worker Peggy Hernandez has seen what a struggle it's been for Mahan, so she reached out to CBS 5 to Pay it Forward to the selfless grandmother. (Source: CBS 5)

    Co-worker Pays It Forward to Mesa grandmother recovering from brain surgery

    A co-worker saw how much a Mesa grandmother needed help so she decided to Pay It Forward.

  • experts say four foods could take care of that just as well as Botox. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    4 foods just as effective as Botox

    We all have a wrinkle here or there we'd like to get rid of, right? Well, good news, experts say four foods could take care of that just as well as Botox.

  • No matter where you live, there is likely a farmer’s market nearby and many are still running even though it is almost summer! (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Best farmer's markets in Phoenix area

    Locally grown food, music and a fun atmosphere, farmer’s markets are a great way to beat the heat around the Phoenix area.

  • The Barrow Neurological Institute launched this mobile stroke unit last summer. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Stroke treatment faster thanks to mobile stroke unit

    May is "Stroke Awareness Month" and it's a good time to remind ourselves of the signs of stroke and the importance of getting help as quickly as possible if someone near you is having one. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    How to make sure you are applying for a legit Stay-At-Home Job

    Maybe you are at a point where you are looking for a career change. Maybe you want to find a job that allows you to stay at home and work. There are a lot of them popping up these days.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining May 11: Bug spray, food kept past discard date among violations

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors."

  • Senior citizens decided to Pay It Forward to Natasha Spencer, who helps out the homeless. (Source: CBS 5)

    Avondale Senior Center Pays it Forward to 11-year-old girl devoted to helping others

    Natasha Spencer wasn't expecting all the hugs and celebrity treatment when she stopped by the Avondale Senior Center this week.

  • Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the US and researchers are fighting the clock as the baby boomer population ages. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Alzheimer's vaccine shows promise

    Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the US and researchers are fighting the clock as the baby boomer population ages. This is why news of a possible Alzheimer's vaccine is so exciting. 

  • Hearing loop technology has been used around the world at churches, concert halls and anywhere else where you need to hear clearly in a large crowd. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Technology 'looping' people into better hearing

    Hearing impairment can really limit you when it comes to things you used to enjoy. However, a local company is really trying to change all of that with a simple device.

  • When it comes to social media, what you see isn't really what you get. However, that seems to be changing. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Social media surgeries on the rise

    When it comes to social media, what you see isn't really what you get. However, that seems to be changing.

  • Schools in the Creighton School District remained closed Friday. (Source: 3TV/CBs 5 News)

    AZ teacher walkout ends, but not all students go back to class

    The teacher walk-out is over, and students are back in class. So what are some Valley 2nd graders still doing at home? Phillip Boice had to spend another day with his daughter and her friends Friday,  because their Phoenix elementary school remained closed for another day.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining May 4: Popular restaurant at Sky Harbor cited for 4 health code violations

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors."

  • (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.

  • Rangers take you through the basics of archery form, techniques and more. They even provide the equipment. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Archery, kayaking and more: Free classes at Maricopa County parks

    It turns out Maricopa County has tons of free classes and activities for people of all ages to learn something fun and new.

  • Arky Muscato has seen what a difference Jody Kieran is making, spending her own time and money, so he reached out to CBS 5 to Pay it Forward to the Peoria bird lady. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Neighbor Pays It Forward to Peoria grandmother devoted to helping feathered friends

    For the past 20 years, a West Valley grandmother has been taking care of some cute little creatures as part of her non-profit "Fallen Feathers."

  • Heidi Goitia sat down with Tony Lehrman of the Lehrman Group to find out about "faith-based insurance." (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Faith-based insurance surging in popularity

    The cost of health insurance can really leave a mark in your bank account but there is a way to save a lot of money if you believe in a higher power.

  • Carolyn Nitz has been running First Class Travel for more than 2 decades. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Which is better: A travel agent or book it yourself

    In this day and age, websites and apps have made it easier to book your trips online. However, travel agents say don't forget about them. They are still around and make planning your trip not only easier but cheaper too.

  • A medical breakthrough is changing the lives of people right here in the Phoenix area. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Medical breakthrough is changing Phoenix-area lives of those with Parkinson's

    A medical breakthrough is changing the lives of people right here in the Phoenix area.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining April 27: Popular taco shop and sports bar hit with several health code violations

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department.

  • (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.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Stroke survivor inspiring others to get back on their bike again

    They gear up, ready to roll every Tuesday morning in Tempe. But this group of bike riders doesn't care who has the fastest time.

  • Many of us have been to the Grand Canyon, Arizona's crown jewel and one of the most popular parks in the country.  But what are some other national parks worth visiting in the region? (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Road trip! Great Nat'l Parks a days drive from Phoenix

    Many of us have been to the Grand Canyon, Arizona's crown jewel and one of the most popular parks in the country. But what are some other national parks worth visiting in the region? Here's a list of some great national parks all within about a days drive from Phoenix.

  • Do you use your thumb or face to sign into your smartphone? (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Biometrics to phase out passwords

    It appears using your body to access sensitive information online will become the norm for all of us pretty soon.

  • 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.

  • Jeff Glor has been in the big chair of CBS Evening News since December of last year. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Yetta Gibson sits down with CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor

    Jeff Glor has been in the big chair of CBS Evening News since December of last year. So how has the last three or so months been on his new job? CBS 5 This Morning's Yetta Gibson sat down with him in New York to talk about that.

  • (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.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining April 20: Slime mold, workers not washing hands among health code violations spotted at Phoenix-area restaurants

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors." According to health inspectors, risk factors are considered major health code violations. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    GCU's forensic photography course teaches students crime scene investigation skills

    The forensic science program at Grand Canyon University has added forensic photography to its offerings and we got a chance to go in with students as they advance their crime scene investigation skills. 

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Surprise mom Pays it Forward to firefighters who saved her life

    The calls come in every day, with Valley Firefighters jumping into action to save lives. But first responders don't seek out attention or need a pat on the back.

  • (Source: 123rf.com)

    This new tech device can read your mind

    What if a new technology could read your mind? Well researchers at one Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on something that can kinda do that.

  • Atrial fibrillation is a common heart condition that often appears as an irregular heartbeat. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    AFib safer to treat thanks to procedure at Phoenix hospital

    Atrial Fibrillation is a common heart condition that often appears as an irregular heartbeat. Treating it just got safer to treat thanks to a groundbreaking procedure available at Abrazo's Heart Hospital in Phoenix.

  • This is not a cafe in Amsterdam but a new lounge right here in Phoenix that is dedicated to a marijuana lifestyle. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Marijuana lounge opens in Phoenix

    Sip a cup of coffee, buy some swanky clothing and smoke some weed? This is not a cafe in Amsterdam but a new lounge right here in Phoenix that is dedicated to a marijuana lifestyle.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining April 13: Pei Wei is worst offender with 7 health code violations

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. 

  • An East Valley business owner and patent attorney speaks out against child abuse after growing up abused by his father and an administrator at his school. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona child abuse victim hopes his story will help others

    An East Valley business owner and patent attorney speaks out against child abuse after growing up abused by his father and an administrator at his school.

  • 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.

  • April is National Car Care Month and it should also serve as a reminder to not only get your car tuned up but to also do your homework if you are in the market to buy another car. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    April is National Car Care Month: Tips to save your A/C and not buy a lemon

    April is National Car Care Month and it should also serve as a reminder to not only get your car tuned up but to also do your homework if you are in the market to buy another car.

  • As we get older, a lot of us are looking for ways to improve our health and sometimes that means trying older, homeopathic remedies like bone broth. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Looking to improve your health as you get older? Consider bone broth

    As we get older, a lot of us are looking for ways to improve our health and sometimes that means trying to older, homeopathic remedies like bone broth.

  • Mosquito. (July 21, 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5]

    Mosquito mistakes: What your doing to attract them

    They spread disease, ruin your BBQ and the warm weather is giving them new life! Mosquito season is here in Arizona!

  • These hackers I met with are students at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Tempe hacking experts offer advice to keep you cyber safe

    To keep you safer in the digital age, I sat down with some of the best hackers in the country right here in the Valley.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining April 6: Toxic chemicals and cold medicine kept next to food

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors." According to health inspectors, risk factors are considered major health code violations.

  • It's called the "juice cleanse of the beauty world," and now is the perfect time to give dry brushing a try. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Dry brushing away allergies, cellulite and toxins

    It's called the "juice cleanse of the beauty world," and now is the perfect time to give dry brushing a try.

  • Dennis Jent met Donna Parks a few years ago and was immediately drawn to her generosity and goodwill, and immediately started volunteering and collecting shoes to help Parks out. Jent reached out to CBS 5 to Pay it Forward to Parks. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Mesa woman honored for helping providing shoes to homeless

    Donna Parks has boxes of "gently used shoes" on her front porch. But they won't stay there long.

  • (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.

  • There are more than a dozen streaming services out there like Netflix and Hulu, but which to choose or lose? (Source: Netflix/Hulu/Amazon)

    So many streaming options, which to choose

    There are more than a dozen streaming services out there like Netflix and Hulu, but which to choose or lose? The CBS 5 This Morning crew took a look at which ones offer what, to make sure you are getting the most bang for your buck.

  • If you have breast implants or know someone who does you're at a higher risk of getting a specific type of lymphoma, according to the FDA. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Breast implants linked to lymphoma

    If you have breast implants or know someone who does you're at a higher risk of getting a specific type of lymphoma, according to the FDA.

  • 12 tax scams you'll want to avoid

    Here are 12 of the biggest tax scams the IRS is flagging this year.

  • The bandage has built-in bacteria fighting and reduces infections, unlike bandages you buy at the store. (Source: Grand Canyon University)

    GCU students develop 3D printed, infection fighting bandage

    Some very special honors students at Grand Canyon University are hard at work on a medical breakthrough: a low-cost, 3D printed hydro colloidal bandage!

  • While in New York, CBS 5 This Morning's Yetta Gibson got a chance to sit down with CBS This Morning's Gayle King. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Yetta Gibson sits down with CBS This Morning's Gayle King

    A few weeks ago, the CBS 5 This Morning team traveled to New York to shoot promotional commercials with the team at CBS This Morning. While there, anchor Yetta Gibson sat down with Gayle King.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining March 30: Cubs spring training facility in Mesa hit with 4 health code violations

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors."

  • Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Screenings are easier, and spotting early signs is key

    Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death in America for both men and women, and more cases are being diagnosed every year.  

  • Michelle Ford loves cats, and not just the ones hanging out at her Phoenix home. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Phoenix woman honored for helping stray cats across the Valley

    Michelle Ford loves cats, and not just the ones hanging out at her Phoenix home. 

  • 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: convisum via 123RF)

    Working after 65: Things to keep in mind

    For many of us, the retirement age is a moving target. The magic number used to be 65, but lots of us are living and working longer.

  • With midterm elections fast approaching, there is concern about election hacking in Arizona after received a "D" grade on election security. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Tempe cybersecurity expert breaks down vulnerabilities in paper voting

    With midterm elections fast approaching, there is concern about election hacking in Arizona after received a "D" grade on election security.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Is colloidal silver helpful or hurtful? A look at benefits and warnings

    If you had the flu this season, or you're prone to getting chronic colds, you may be looking for alternative ways to stay healthy. 

  • (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.

  • (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining March 23: Popular fast food restaurant among places cited with 4 health code violations

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Ed Lamadrid shows how tapping can help alleviate stress. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Tapping therapy empowering patients

    Tapping therapy, also known as emotional freedom technique, is a take-off of Chinese acupuncture, targeting specific points on the body to help patients address both emotional and physical stressors.

  • 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.

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    Volunteers Pay it Forward to Mesa grandmother devoted to helping newborns

    Marilyn Freeman loves playing the organ. But it's the Mesa grandmother's other hobby that's making a big difference in her community.

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    A few days at CBS News in the Big Apple

    A few days in the big city! The other day I took a trip to New York City along with my team members of CBS 5 This Morning.

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    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.

  • It's a medical breakthrough that's being called truly "transformative" by a world-renowned cancer doctor here in Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Breakthrough treatment for tough to treat cancer now being used at Phoenix hospital

    It's a medical breakthrough that's being called truly "transformative" by a world-renowned cancer doctor here in Phoenix. It's called CAR-T cellular therapy and only one hospital in the entire state has been approved to perform the procedure on its patients.

  • The Arizona State Archives places books in freezers to preserve them. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona State Archives use science, skill to preserve state history

    Most of us would never put a book in a freezer, but it happens all the time in one state building. Behind the scene of the Arizona State Archives, walking the long, industrial corridors, you almost feel like a spy movie was filmed here.  

  • If your city neighborhood is starting to look more like a farm, you're not alone. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Raising backyard chickens becoming more popular in Arizona

    If your city neighborhood is starting to look more like a farm, you're not alone. More urban residents are blurring the line between city and country living, all in the name of health.

  • Here are some things you can do for not much money that will likely keep the bad guys away. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Securing your home on a budget

    If you're one of the many who hasn't invested in any type of home surveillance system, you're not alone.

  • 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.

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    Special needs students help Pay it Forward to cooking teacher

    Rachel Morningstar teaches gardening, food education and cooking. But that's not all. She also teaches life skills to some very special students.

  • 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.

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    Dirty Dining March 9: Mesa restaurant cited for 9 health code violations

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors."

  • Tisha Tulle Webber has a son in Johnsen's class. They both appreciated her raw honesty and felt compelled to do something to help, so they reached out to CBS 5 to Pay it Forward to Johnsen. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Students and parents Pay it Forward to Glendale music teacher dealing with personal tragedy

    Kristina Johnsen loves teaching kids how to sing and dance at Highland lakes School in Glendale and it shows.

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    Dirty Dining March 2: Spring training stadium concession stand hit with 5 health violations

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors."  

  • Friend and co-worker Jessica Doss decided to Pay It Forward to Maria Orozco to help with her cancer treatment. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Co-workers Pay it Forward to Phoenix grandmother with only a few months to live

    A Phoenix grandmother has stage 4 cancer and to help her out, a friend decided to Pay It Forward.

  • 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.

  • Dirty Dining Feb. 23; Several Valley restaurants hit with 4 health code violations

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. 

  • We go through every restaurant that’s been inspected to see which ones were cited for the most priority health code violations.The worst offenders make our Dirty Dining list. (Source: CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining Feb. 16: Popular sports bar hit with 5 health code violations

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors." According to health inspectors, risk factors are considered major health code violations.

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    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.

  • Friends and family wanted to thank "Mamma Jo" Phoenix grandmother for her 30-plus years of helping the homeless. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Volunteers Pay it Forward to 'Mamma Jo,' 83-year-old Phoenix grandmother who helps homeless

    She got one hug after another, and it wasn't just because Jo Stevenson, also known as "Mamma Jo," was celebrating her 83rd birthday.

  • Valley non-profit helps veterans transition home from the battlefield

     All month long, CBS5 is partnering with Fry's food stores to pay it forward to our military families.

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    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.

  • We go through every restaurant that’s been inspected to see which ones were cited for the most priority health code violations.The worst offenders make our Dirty Dining list. (Source: CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining Feb. 9: Live roaches found inside Mesa restaurant

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors."

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    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.

  • Priscilla Arriaga and Marie Mikan both teach first grade at Holdeman Elementary School in Tempe. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Parent Pays it Forward to two first grade teachers in Tempe

    It's a tale of two teachers: Mrs. Priscilla Arriaga and Ms. Marie Mikan. Both teach first grade at Tempe's Holdeman Elementary School and they both can't imagine doing anything else.

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    USO serving veterans and military members at Phoenix Sky Harbor

    CBS5 This Morning anchor Preston Phillips takes us inside a local nonprofit working out of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, seeing to it that our active-duty military and veterans are taken care of.

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    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.

  • We go through every restaurant that’s been inspected to see which ones were cited for the most priority health code violations.The worst offenders make our Dirty Dining list. (Source: CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining Feb. 2: Car battery spotted on food prep table next to spices

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors." According to health inspectors, risk factors are considered major health code violations.

  • The impact Sgt. Jeff Daukus had can be felt from one neighborhood to the next.  No one knows that more that Robert Read, an ex-con who butted heads with Sgt. Daukus a couple years ago and it changed his life. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Ex-con Pays it Forward to Glendale police officer who changed his life

    Glendale Police Sgt. Jeff Daukus loves his job and it shows, every time he puts on the uniform.

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    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.

  • Dirty Dining Jan. 29: 2 Valley restaurants cited for 5 health code violations

    A can of raid near soda syrup. A first-aid kid above clean dishes. Before you go out to eat this weekend, you need to know who is keeping a clean kitchen and who isn't.

  • 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. 

  • A CBS 5 news crew followed Mitchell on her bike, as she rode over to present Pastor Felipe with $500. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Phoenix woman Pays it Forward to Phoenix pastor to keep helping families in need

    Pastor Daniel Felipe uses the power of prayer every week at the Lynnhaven Church in Phoenix But sometimes parishioners need something more, like food, clothing and a place to sleep.

  • 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.

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    '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.

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    Friend Pays it Forward to Phoenix grandmother taking care of seriously ill family members

    Marilyn McDonald isn't working these days, so she can take care of her father-in-law, who's dying from lung cancer.

  • We go through every restaurant that’s been inspected to see which ones were cited for the most priority health code violations.The worst offenders make our Dirty Dining list. (Source: CBS 5)

    Dirty Dining Jan. 12: Popular Mesa restaurant hit with 6 health code violations

    Every week, CBS 5 News is sent a list of restaurants that have been recently inspected by Maricopa County's Environmental Services Department. CBS 5 News selects restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors."

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    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.

  • Friend Pays it Forward to Valley mom down on her luck

    All Erika Flores wants is to provide a good home and good life for her 10-month old daughter Aurora, but it hasn't been easy.