• Dirty Dining May 26: Smoothie restaurant hit with 6 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 five restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors."  

  • 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.

  • Debbie Hunsley loves dogs, especially German shepherds. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Volunteer Pays it Forward to woman devoted to helping German shepherds

    A west Valley mom often uses her own money to take stray dogs off the street and provide them medical care. A volunteer sees the difference she is making so she decided to Pay It Forward.

  • Steps to take when airline loses your luggage

    It's a traveler's nightmare. You arrive at baggage claim after your flight and your luggage is missing. CBS 5 Advocate Dave Cherry has the steps to take when you find out the airline lost your bag. (Thursday, May 25, 2017)

  • Expensive mistakes of the newly retired

    If you just retired, congrats! You've earned it. But now you need to be prepared for some bumps in the road. CBS 5 Advocate Dave Cherry has more info on the expensive mistakes to avoid for the newly retired. (Wednesday, May 24, 2017)

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    New scam targets Valley veterans using phony number

    Scammers set up phony number for veterans who may be trying to reach the VCP. (May 24, 2017)

  • 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.

  • Dirty Dining May 19th: Popular East Valley 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 five restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors." 

  • How to protect online privacy from nosy marketers

    It seems nothing is private online, from where you shop to what you search, but you don't have to stand for it. CBS 5 Advocate Dave Cherry has how consumers can protect their online privacy today. (Tuesday, May 23, 2017)

  • Dirty Dining May 5th: Scottsdale hot spot hit with 5 health code violations

    Four restaurants in Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale were hit with multiple health code violations in this week's Dirty Dining report.

  • Dirty Dining April 28th: 2 restaurants 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 five restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors." According to health inspectors, risk factors are considered major health code violations.

  • Dirty Dining April 14: Tempe restaurant 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 five restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors."  

  • Dirty Dining April 7: Worst offender has 5 major 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 five restaurants with some of the highest number of "risk factors." 

  • Smart money moves to make after losing a job

    If you just got let go at work, after you get over the shock, the next step is to get your finances organized. CBS 5 Advocate Dave Cherry has the smart money moves to make after losing a job.

  • Advocate Dave Cherry offers tips to stand out on Air-B-n-B

    If you rent out your home on Air-B-n-B.. you're competing with many others in the Valley doing the same. CBS 5 Advocate Dave Cherry is here with some easy ways to stand out and make more money from the site.
  • Beckie Miller leads a group that helps parents who have lost their children too early so Walter Pendleton decided to Pay It Forward. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Grieving father Pays it Forward to Valley woman who eases parents pain

    A Chandler woman has been devoted to helping distraught parents who have lost a child find strength to move on. One father saw the good she was doing and decided to Pay It Forward.

  • 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.  

  • Marie Merrifield paid $296 upfront for a colonoscopy but then found out it was covered in full by her insurance and has waited months for a refund. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Push back when health providers want payment upfront

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    Refunds for overpayments are often delayed so pay after insurance calculates exact amount.

  • Expect little sympathy if you fail to display parking permit

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    Proving you're a resident won't automatically get court to dismissed your citation.

  • Things to know before hiring an air duct cleaning service

    If you turned on the air conditioning and it works but the air flow isn't good, you might be considering air duct cleaning. CBS 5 Advocate Dave Cherry has the things you need to know before hiring anyone for this service. (Wednesday, May 17, 2017)

  • Parents should think twice before borrowing for child's college education

    More and more parents are borrowing money to pay for their child's college education and it's a big risk. CBS 5 Advocate Dave Cherry says parents should think twice before taking on debt for their kid's tuition. (Tuesday, May 16, 2017)

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    Contrails or chemtrails in sky over Valley?

    If you've sever seen those cloud-like trails behind airplanes -- and you probably have -- you might have wondered what they were and why there were so many. A local couple had those questions and came to CBS 5 for answers.

  • Upcoming passport changes may impact your summer travel

    If you're planning a summer vacation abroad and you need to renew your passport, be forewarned. CBS 5 Advocate Dave Cherry has several passport changes that could create a problem for you. (Monday, May 15, 2017)

  • 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.

  • Scott Crandall has been great helping students with special needs so a mother of a student decided to Pay It Forward. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Mom and student Pay it Forward to special education teacher

    A teacher can make all the difference in a child's life. A special needs instructor in San Tan Valley whose dedication and kindness is changing lives, one student at a time.

  • 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.

  • Cathy Mikkelson decided to Pay It Forward to Lois Fowler because she made hats for cancer patients. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Cancer survivor honored for Paying it Forward to patients

    It's tough enough battling a life-threatening illness but a Mesa grandmother is easing the pain of other patients with her sewing machine.

  • Failing to declare a value on UPS shipments can be costly

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    Reimbursement for losses is capped at $100 without a declared value.

  • 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. 

  • Valley woman eases pain of pet owners who must say goodbye to their dogs and cats

    It's a decision Rondell Lezha and her daughter wish they didn't have to make - taking their 14-year old springer spaniel "Moose" to the veterinarian, to be put to sleep. "They say you'll get over it, but its really hard because everything in your house reminds you of them," said Lezha. 

  • Amounts paid to LivingSocial don't expire with deals

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    If business won't accept for future use, you get a credit toward another deal.

  • Parent Clint Potts Pays it Forward to Hamilton High School art teacher Karen Tabor. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Parent Pays it Forward to Chandler Art Teacher

    A Chandler art teacher is making a difference with her students and pushing them to achieve so parents decided to Pay It Forward.

  • 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.

  • Sun Lakes firefighters honor women's association

    Sun Lakes firefighters give back to women who help them

    A women's associated donated $39,000 for new radios for the Sun Lakes Fire District so firefighters decided to Pay It Forward.

  • Good luck proving damage from city trash trucks

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    Even with significant evidence, cities may still deny your claim for repairs.

  • Avoid last-minute tax filing scams

    We're in the home stretch of tax filing season and two tax scams are reaching their peak this week. CBS 5 Advocate Dave Cherry has what to look for and how to protect yourself. (Wednesday, April 12, 2017)
  • Ryan Sidebottom helps out his family and community so a neighbor decided to Pay It Forward. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Neighbor Pays it Forward to hospice nurse easing pain of others

    Ryan Sidebottom spends a lot of time with his family and it shows. But Ryan's caring and compassion extend beyond his wife and kids.

  • DIY Neurocare of America not living up to guarantee

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    Pain pad marketer offered money-back guarantee; then went out of business.

  • '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.

  • Artificial turf owners responsible for 'reflective' damage

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    Warranties don't cover damage from sun bouncing off windows and "melting" turf.

  • Dianna Morrow Pays it Forward to Sue Wilson. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Church community helps Valley grandmother attend granddaughter's graduation

    Sue Wilson has devoted her life to helping others. But now, the west Valley grandmother could use some help herself.