VIDEO: Aerial view of flooding from monsoon storm
Bruce Haffner was in the Lyons Roofing news helicopter on Friday morning to get an aerial view of the flooding in Tempe caused by a monsoon storm. [SPECIAL SECTION: Arizona Monsoon 2018]
VIDEO: Water flowing through Indian Bend Wash in Scottsdale
Water is flowing through the Indian Bend Wash in Scottsdale. Bruce Haffner got an aerial view of the rare sight on Friday morning in the Lyons Roofing news helicopter. [SPECIAL SECTION: Arizona Monsoon 2018]
Gilbert first responders line the streets to escort daughter of late fire chief to school
Gilbert firefighters and police escort the daughter of recently deceased Battalion Chief James Nelson to her first day of school. [FULL STORY]
VIDEO: Hit-and-run crash leaves girl in critical condition in Phoenix
Phoenix police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that has left a girl in critical condition.
VIDEO: Phoenix fire crews battle mobile home fire
Phoenix FD crews battled a mobile home fire Thursday morning. [FULL STORY]
VIDEO: FD: 4 displaced following Phoenix apartment fire
Four people were displaced following an apartment fire in Phoenix Tuesday morning.
VIDEO: Scottsdale crews battle restaurant fire
Scottsdale fire crews battled a fire that occurred at a popular restaurant in the area Tuesday morning.
RAW VIDEO: Man jumps off I-17 overpass in Phoenix after running from police
A man ran from officers across lanes of traffic on I-17 in Phoenix then jumped from the overpass. The man survived the fall, but the extent of his injuries are unknown. [FULL STORY]
AERIALS: Gilbert police investigate body found at dog park
Our news chopper went over the Cosmo Dog Park in Gilbert as police there are investigating after a woman was found dead in the area. STORY: https://bit.ly/2tRzTjP
RAW VIDEO: Tow truck removes SUV from I-17 after almost crashing into traffic in Phoenix
A tow truck removes an SUV from an embankment above the I-17 in Phoenix. The SUV crashed through the fence after colliding with another car on the frontage road Tuesday morning. [FULL STORY]
VIDEO: Our chopper flies over site of small plane crash
Our chopper flew over a small plane crash in the desert near I-17 and the Carefree Highway Tuesday morning. All three on board the plane are expected to be OK.
VIDEO: Firefighters battle house fire in Phoenix
Phoenix firefighters were busy battling an abandoned house fire in Phoenix Monday morning.
VIDEO: Cleanup underway following tanker truck crash, fuel spill in Phoenix
Crews are are cleaning up at a Phoenix gas station after a pick-up truck hit a tanker truck, causing it to spill Friday morning.
VIDEO: Phoenix police use suppressive fire in officer-involved shooting
Officers used suppressive fire after a suspect shot at police in Phoenix. Story: http://bit.ly/2t87p56
VIDEO: Carvana in Tempe will dispense cars from giant vending machine
You can buy snacks from vending machines... cupcakes... makeup... even electronics. But how would you like to buy your next car from a giant vending machine? Check out Carvana, with a new location in Tempe, near Scottsdale Road and Loop 202.
VIDEO: Pallet fire damages part of north Phoenix Fry's building
The Phoenix Fire Department is investigating a fire that occurred at a Cave Creek grocery store Friday morning. STORY: https://bit.ly/2swW12d
VIDEO: Fire crews battle house fire in south Phoenix
One person was transported to the hospital following a house fire in south Phoenix Monday morning.
RAW VIDEO: Aerials of the Viewpoint Fire burning near Chino Valley
The Viewpoint Fire was reported Friday afternoon burning about 9 miles south of Chino Valley in northern Arizona. [FULL STORY]
RAW VIDEO: Chopper aerials of the 89E Fire south of Chino Valley
The 89E Fire was reported Friday afternoon south of Chino Valley. Several homes have been destroyed. [FULL STORY]
VIDEO: Bruce unveils new sponsor for news helicopter
It's out with the old and in with the new as Bruce Haffner shows the new sponsor and design for our news helicopter.
VIDEO: Aerial view of homes destroyed by the Tinder Fire
The Lyons Roofing Newschopper got a first look at some of the homes destroyed by the Tinder Fire near Payson Tuesday morning. The fire has burned over 11,000 acres and is currently at zero percent containment. [STORY]
VIDEO: DPS: Fatal crash involving 3 semi trucks closes eastbound I-10 west of Tonopah
A fatal crash involving three semi-trucks has closed a section of eastbound Interstate 10, just west of Tonopah Tuesday morning. [STORY]
VIDEO: Deadly motorcycle crash closes road in Phoenix
A deadly motorcycle crash has closed the Carefree Highway in Phoenix early Wednesday morning. Story: http://bit.ly/2GPUka9
VIDEO: 3 people injured in rollover crash that closed WB Loop 202 in Tempe
Three people were transported to local hospitals after being injured in a rollover crash that closed westbound Loop 202 in Tempe. Story: http://bit.ly/2IKoHvM
VIDEO: Glendale crews battling 1st-alarm building, car fire
Firefighters with the Glendale Fire Department battled two fires that occurred in the same area Monday morning.
VIDEO: DPS: Suspicious item closes northbound I-17 at New River
A suspicious package has shut down northbound lanes of Interstate 17 at New River, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
VIDEO: Phoenix man arrested after posting online threat against South Pointe High
Police have arrested a person after they posted an online threat to a Phoenix-area high school. [STORY]
VIDEO: PD: Man wanted after assaulting officer at Tempe Laundromat
Tempe police officers are looking for a suspect who allegedly assaulted an officer at a laundromat Friday morning.
VIDEO: Phoenix FD responding to rescue involving unconscious hiker at Camelback Mountain
According to Phoenix fire, a man reportedly lost consciousness while hiking near the summit on the trail.
VIDEO: Phoenix fire crews rescue hiker on Camelback Mountain
Fire crews are rescuing a hiker on Camelback Mountain
VIDEO: Hikers rescued from Superstition Mountains
Two hikers were rescued Wednesday morning after spending the night stranded on Superstition Mountains. Full story: http://bit.ly/2sxtNaZ
PD: Man killed, suspect arrested following stabbing at Phoenix Circle K
Police say that a man is dead and the suspect is in custody after a stabbing at a Phoenix convenience store.
VIDEO: Brush fire buring out of control near Coolidge
A brush fire is burning out of control near Cooldige but luckily, no buildings are threatened.
VIDEO: River Fire burning near Picacho Peak south of Coolidge
The River Fire so far has burned about 40 acres near Picacho Peak south of Coolidge in southern Arizona. Full story: http://bit.ly/2DTRRpw
VIDEO: Fire crews battling Mesa mobile home fire
Fire crews in Mesa battled a mobile home fire near the area of Broadway and Ellsworth roads.
RAW VIDEO: Glendale PD arrest suspect after pursuit in neighborhood
Glendale police arrest burglary suspect after a pursuit through a neighborhood. Full story: http://bit.ly/2DmxH7C
VIDEO: Glendale police arrest burglary suspect after pursuit
Glendale police took a suspect into custody after a pursuit near 67th Avenue and Union Hills Drive. Full story: http://bit.ly/2DmxH7C
RAW VIDEO: Man in police custody following rooftop standoff in Avondale
Our Penguin Air and Plumbing Newschopper captured the moments a suspect surrendered to police after a rooftop standoff in Avondale on January 9, 2018. STORY: http://bit.ly/2maa5LW.
VIDEO: Suspect on Avondale roof
Police have responded to a possible suspect who climbed on top of an Avondale roof.
VIDEO: Mobile home destroyed by overnight fire in Wittmann
Fire investigators say the home near 206th Avenue and Jomax Road is a total loss following a fire overnight in the area.
VIDEO: Firefighters battle Phoenix apartment fire
Firefighters with the Phoenix Fire Department responded to an apartment fire near 19th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.
VIDEO: 1 woman stabbed to death, 1 man hospitalized in attempted murder-suicide in Mesa
Police are investigating after an attempted murder-suicide left one woman dead and one man in serious condition in Mesa. Full story: http://bit.ly/2BQ8hhW
VIDEO: Pedestrian struck and killed crossing street in Phoenix
Police say a man was struck by a car and killed while crossing a street in Phoenix early Thursday morning. Full story: http://bit.ly/2BKJFru
VIDEO: 2 dead, 3 hurt in Apache Junction crash
Two people are dead and three are hurt after an Apache Junction crash late Wednesday night.
VIDEO: Police responded to a standoff in Phoenix
Police say a suspect shot himself during a standoff in Phoenix Wednesday morning. Full story: http://bit.ly/2CcN56j
VIDEO: Suspect barricades himself in Phoenix apartment
A man barricaded himself inside a Phoenix apartment Friday after fleeing a traffic stop. Full story: http://bit.ly/2jCITEY
VIDEO: Police investigate after car rams into Mesa gym
A car rammed into an L.A. Fitness Wednesday morning in a possible aggravated assault, Mesa police say. Full story: http://bit.ly/2AjGloY
VIDEO: Phoenix woman hospitalized after being struck by car
A woman was hospitalized after being hit by a car near Seventh Avenue and Mohave Street in Phoenix Friday morning. Full story: http://bit.ly/2AX6uaA
Accident involving a backhoe closes Phoenix intersection
An accident involving a passenger vehicle and a backhoe closed westbound Camelback Road at 87th Avenue Thursday morning. Full story: http://bit.ly/2Av8Pct
Crash involving Phoenix police vehicle closes northbound I-17 lanes near Camelback Road
A crash involving a Phoenix police vehicle closed northbound lanes of Interstate 17 at Camelback Road Monday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Police investigating a carjacking in Scottsdale
A woman in Scottsdale carjacked a yellow cab with a box cutter in front of a Fry's food store. Scottsdale PD is investigating. Full story: http://bit.ly/2yb32v6
Crash in Phoenix involves DPS trooper
Crash near I-17 & Bethany Home Rd. involving DPS trooper and several others. Full story: http://bit.ly/2i8JHjB
A fixture at 3TV for nearly 30 years, Bruce Haffner, aka ChopperGuy, is a familiar face to Arizona's television viewers.
A graduate of Arizona State University, Haffner first joined 3TV in 1984 as a photographer. Once he started shooting video for the station's pilot at the time, he was hooked on flying.
Haffner trained to earn his pilot's license and eventually began flying and reporting from 3TV's helicopter, covering news and traffic for both Good Morning! Arizona and Good Evening! Arizona.
Grounded by the economy in 2009, Haffner was determined to get back to do what he does best -- flying
To make that happen, he teamed up with Fort McDowell Casino and the Yavapai Nation to fly with Fort McDowell Casino News Chopper, providing aerial coverage of news, events and features throughout the Grand Canyon State.
On June 2, 2011, Haffner was back in the air for "Good Morning! Arizona," and loving every minute of it. He's not the only one; 3TV viewers were thrilled to see him back in the pilot's seat.
Haffner said good-bye to 3TV viewers again at the end of May when KTVK's contract with his company, Chopperguy LLC, expired.
Less than a month later, Meredith, which owns CBS5, acquired 3TV and moved quickly to get Haffner back on the air, this time with an expanded audience.
Bruce Haffner (right), pictured with his wife Lisa Haffner (center) and President and General Manager of 3TV and CBS 5 Ed Munson (left), returned to local television on Oct.1, 2014.
Haffner returned to 3TV and debuted on CBS5 on Oct. 1, 2014.
Not only does Haffner cover the news as it happens, the Arizona's Family Newschopper allows him to share a unique perspective on many features stories.
Haffner is married to former "Your Life A to Z" host Lisa Haffner, herself a veteran of the 3TV newsroom.
You can catch Haffner's live reports weekdays on Good Morning! Arizona, as well as on CBS5.