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
Crash in Phoenix involving a DPS Trooper
Department of Public Safety trooper has been involved in a car crash near I-17 & Bethany Home Rd.in Phoenix. http://bit.ly/2i8JHjB.
Phoenix firefighters battle first-alarm fire
Phoenix firefighters battled a first-alarm house fire Thursday morning. Full story: http://bit.ly/2gH8iLP
Crews battle first alarm house fire in Phoenix
Phoenix firefighters battled a first-alarm house fire Thursday morning. Full story: http://bit.ly/2gH8iLP
Firefighters battle first alarm house fire in Tempe
Tempe firefighters battled a first alarm house fire in Tempe Friday morning. Full story: http://bit.ly/2gTYy1o
Crews on the scene of the rollover crash on EB I-10 west of Tonopah
According to DPS, a total of seven people were in the vehicle at the time of the crash just west of Tonopah.
DPS: 3 children, woman hurt in serious crash on I-10 west of Phoenix
Seven people including children were involved in a serious rollover crash on eastbound Interstate 10 near milepost 68 Tuesday, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Semi involved in crash, fuel leak sparks haz-mat situation
Video from the Penguin Air and Plumbing News Chopper showed a pickup truck that appeared to have hit the semi's fuel tank. While no injuries have been reported, there is a fuel leak, which has prompted the Phoenix Police Department to put traffic restriction in places. Full story @ https://goo.gl/2B6ABi. (Monday, Oct. 16, 2018)
Semi crash causes closure of eastbound I-10 west of Phoenix
Two semis crashed into each other on the I-10 west of Phoenix Friday morning. Full story: http://bit.ly/2wBIhUB
RAW VIDEO: Chopper aerials of Casa Grande PD investigating after 4 people found dead
Casa Grande police are conducting a homicide investigation after four people were found dead Thursday morning. Full story: http://bit.ly/2kqoy8M
RAW: Bruce Haffner over scene of Mesa officer-involved shooting
Mesa police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the area of Rio Salado Parkway and Alma School Road. Few details were immediately available but Detective Nik Rasheta of the of the Mesa Police Department let us know that no officers were injured. Full story @ https://goo.gl/r1nEzp. (Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017)
PD: Suspicious package found in Glendale strip mall
A suspicious package has been located in front of a business near 51st Ave and Thunderbird in Glendale. Full story: http://bit.ly/2xNvLF5
No injuries after attic fire in Glendale
No one was inside when an attic fire broke out early Friday morning in Glendale. Full story: http://bit.ly/2x7arJN
RAW VIDEO: Aerials of house fire in Cave Creek
Deputies said a brush fire was out of control and sparked a house fire in Cave Creek. (Thursday, September 14, 2017)
RAW VIDEO: Aerials of wall of dust moving into East Valley
During Thursday evening, a wall of dust moved into the Valley from the east. (Thursday, September 7, 2017)
RAW VIDEO: Aerials over scene where a 3-year-old boy was pulled from a backyard pool
A 3-year-old boy was pulled from a pool in Peoria Friday morning. Full story: http://bit.ly/2wBKQqr
RAW VIDEO: Aerials of double house fire in north Phoenix
Firefighters faced major obsticles trying to contain two house fires in north Phoenix. These are the aerials
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FLASHBACK: Our chopper captures video of magnificent microburst during 2016 Monsoon
It was the summer of 2016 when our chopper crew high above the storm caught what you'd call a "textbook" microburst, a strong downdraft that can cause a lot of damage.
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Cool shots from the Penguin Air Newschopper
Check out these awesome shots from Bruce Haffner in the Penguin Air Newschopper.
Bruce Haffner checks in on Sun Devil Stadium renovations
ASU Sun Devil football players took the field this week for practice. And on Tuesday, Bruce Haffner gave us a bird's-eye view of the practice field from the Penguin Air News Chopper.
Historic Ford Tri-Motor flying out of Deer Valley Airport this weekend
3TV's Scott Pasmore got to fly in the historic plane. Bruce Haffner took the Penguin Air NewsChopper up to watch the flight from takeoff to landing.
Aerial tour of Tempe construction
Bruce Haffner flew the Penguin Air NewsChopper over Tempe, his first Arizona home, Wednesday morning to check out construction in the city, including the massive renovations underway at Arizona State University's Sun Devil...
Suspicious package left on Tempe Town Lake pedestrian bridge
Details were not immediately available Tuesday morning, but the Tempe Police Department tweeted at 8 a.m. that officers were on the scene.
Not so fast! Private jet gets stuck in mud
The Super Bowl hoopla is just about over, and a lot of folks boarded their private jets Monday to get out of town.
Arrive at Super Bowl in style
It's crowded around the Valley with the Super Bowl and the Waste Management Phoenix Open in town, but there is an option to help you rise above it all.
Burning semitruck moved off of I-10 in Avondale
A semitruck caught fire on westbound Interstate 10 approaching 115th Avenue in Avondale Tuesday morning.
Fog rolls into Arizona Wednesday morning
Bruce Haffner and April Warnecke have a look at the fog around Arizona on Wednesday morning.
Ron Pratte collection selling at Barrett-Jackson
More than 100 vehicles from the world-renowned Ron Pratte Collection are for sale at the Barrett-Jackson auction this year.
Bruce Haffner reports on Super Bowl preparations
Bruce Haffner flew over the University of Phoenix Stadium Wednesday morning for a look at the Super Bowl preparations.
Special kids take flight with Sky Kids program
Some familiar faces from 3TV teamed up with the Sky Kids organization to bring holiday cheer to some very special kids.
Tempe's 'A' Mountain painted red and blue
It looks like some Wildcats fans got a jump-start on a football tradition in Arizona and it fueled a little rivalry in the 3TV studio.
Car rolls over, lands upside down on railroad tracks
A car landed upside down on railroad tracks in the West Valley Wednesday morning.
Bruce Haffner announces Penguin Air NewsChopper
Bruce Haffner on Monday officially announced his partnership with Penguin Air.
Deadly shooting at Glendale apartments under investigation
Police are investigating a deadly shooting at a Glendale apartment complex.
68-Year-old hiker missing in White Tank Mountains
A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office search-and-rescue team is fanning out over the hiking trails in White Tank Mountain Regional Park to look for a missing hiker.
Couple escapes early morning house fire in Chandler
Investigators are working to determine what sparked an early morning house fire.
Bruce Haffner returns to the air for 3TV, azfamily.com
A perennial Valley favorite, Bruce Haffner is taking to the sky once again for 3TV and azfamily.com.
Slide Fire: 'There's smoke everywhere up here'
KACHINA VILLAGE, Ariz. (AP) -- Hundreds of firefighters and other personnel are battling a northern Arizona wildfire, trying to keep it away from communities south of Flagstaff. Bruce Haffner took the
Aerial look at Univ. of Phoenix Memorial Day flag garden
The University of Phoenix continues its Memorial Day tradition of honoring America's veterans with a unique flag tribute.
Car hoisted out of Peoria canal; driver transported to hospital
Crews pulled a car out of a canal near Loop 303 and Lone Mountain Parkway Tuesday morning.
Woman injured in collision with school bus
A woman was injured in a collision involving a school bus Tuesday morning in San Tan Valley.
Water horses enjoy morning swim at Turf Paradise
During his Monday morning cruise in the Fort McDowell Casino News Chopper, Bruce Haffner saw a couple of horses taking part in an early morning swim.
Bee attack puts landscaper in hospital
A landscaper is in the hospital after bees swarmed him while he cut a tree Monday morning.
'Sky Kids' takes children flying
Pilots volunteered to take special needs children flying on Saturday. Some went up in airplanes and others went up in helicopters.
Police identify body found along road in Scottsdale
Police are investing the discovery of a body off the side of the road in Scottsdale.
DPS hosts BBQ to benefit Special Olympics Arizona
The Arizona Department of Public Safety is teaming up with Special Olympics Arizona to raise some money for a good cause.
Tempe Town Lake dam to be replaced this summer
Work to install the new dam on the west end of Tempe Town Lake is expected to begin this summer. Crews are now working in the river bottom to prepare the site for the start of this construction.
Pieceful Solutions students celebrate World Autism Awarenss Day
The students from Pieceful Solutions gathered at the Chandler campus to do their part to raise awareness about autism Wednesday morning, with a little help from Bruce Haffner in the Fort McDowell Casino News Chopper.
222 Skydivers working on world-record jump in Eloy
More than 220 skydivers from nearly 30 countries tried to break a world record Tuesday morning.
Injured man rescued from Camelback Mountain
A 72-year-old man had to be rescued from Echo Canyon after he fell and fractured his hip Tuesday morning.
1 Killed in truck-pedestrian wreck on W. Phoenix street
Police are investigating a fatal truck-pedestrian wreck in Phoenix.
ASU preps for big game, paints football field
Are you ready for some football? The Sun Devils sure are!
U of A turns A Mountain red days ahead of ASU-UCLA matchup
Arizona State University's next matchup on the football field isn't against Arizona -- that game is still more than a week away -- but that didn't stop the Wildcats from launching a stealth attack, turning ASU's beloved A...
Car crashes into Chandler building
A car crashed into a building in Chandler Thursday morning.
Vintage planes fly for Veterans Day
Some pilots took to the sky over Phoenix to honor veterans.
Pilot/Reporter Bruce Haffner flew in formation with a beautiful vintage airplane as the Howard DGA headed down to the Copperstate Fly-In in Casa Grande.
Giant Anthem Christmas tree arrives
It's not even Halloween yet, but the first signs of Christmas are in the air! Tuesday morning, the giant Christmas tree arrived at the Outlets at Anthem.
Copperstate fly-in wraps up this weekend
In its 41st year, this year’s fly-in wraps up Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Casa Grande.
Motorcycle officers practice training maneuvers
The folks who keep us safe on the roadways got in some training Tuesday, and our Pilot/Reporter Bruce Haffner gave us a view from above.
Arizona lakes affected by government shutdown
The three-day old government shutdown has not only forced the closure of national parks in Arizona, it has also affect local lakes.
First look at new Pioneer Community Park in Peoria
The new Pioneer Community Park opens this weekend.
2 Injured in semitruck rollover on Beeline Highway
Northbound State Route 87 (the Beeline Highway) has reopened at Gilbert Road following a semitruck rollover Thursday morning.
Burglar breaks into cell phone and smoke shop through roof
Mesa police have arrested an alleged burglar while he was still at the scene of the crime!
Will heat wave affect flights out of Sky Harbor? Probably not
It was 23 years ago this week (June 26, 1990) that airline pilots did not know if their planes had the performance to take off in the Valley of the Sun's 122-degree heat.
Valley pilots will all-women Air Race Classic
Two Valley pilots won the 2013 Air Race Classic last week and landed at Mesa's Falcon Field with the trophy.
PCSO helicopter makes hard landing, comes apart in desert
Three people walked away seemingly unhurt after a Pinal County Sheriff's Office helicopter made a hard landing along Interstate 8 near Casa Grande Tuesday morning.
Bruce Haffner aerial tour of Doce Fire
Strong winds were expected Thursday at a 10-square-mile blaze just west of Prescott that could cause the inferno to grow even more and ground support aircraft.
Boating season kicks off this weekend; how to be safe on the water
With Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer and the start of the boating season, coming up Monday, patrols will in out in force on Arizona's lakes as people flock to the water for the long holiday weekend.
Univ. of Phoenix honors local vets with Memorial Day flag display, message
Some 10,000 flags planted on the grounds of University of Phoenix offer a special Memorial Day message to those who have sacrificed in service to our country.
Worker transported to hospital after fall at Peoria construction site
Lake Pleasant Parkway was closed at Westwing Parkway for a short time Friday morning due to an accident at a construction site.
On the road for International Female Ride Day
Pilot/reporter Bruce Haffner caught up with three ladies getting ready for the International Female Ride Day on a scenic ride to Bartlett Lake.
Local pilots honor vet with missing man formation
The formation of four World War II airplanes flying over the Valley is a unique sight that had many people looking up on Tuesday afternoon.
Suspicious device found at bus stop outside Phoenix Denny's
A suspicious item that was found outside the Denny's restaurant at 23rd and Northern avenues in Phoenix Wednesday morning turned out to be a non-explosive device.
Pickup rolls off cliff near Tortilla Flat, 4 injured
Four people were hurt when their pickup truck tumbled over a cliff on State Route 88 near Tortilla Flat Tuesday morning. Firefighters from two agencies put together a tricky technical rescue to save one patient who had...
PD: Would-be burglar caught after running over officer's foot, chase
Police have arrested a man they say tried to break into a house early Monday morning and then ran over a police officer's foot while trying to get away.
Woman loses control of car while parking, hits building
Police are trying to determine if possible impairment caused a woman to lose control of her car and crash into a Mesa building Wednesday morning.
1 Person detained after shooting in Tempe
Tempe police have detained one person following a shooting in the parking lot of an office complex near Baseline and Rural roads Thursday morning.
Sky Kids take flight with Bruce Haffner, other volunteer pilots
For the second year in a row, Bruce Haffner and nearly two dozen Valley pilots teamed up to give some special kids -- Sky Kids -- an adventure they'll never forget.
ROTC prank gives ASU's 'A' the blues
An ROTC prank gave some ASU fans the blues Monday.
9 Injured in DOC van rollover near Gila River Bridge
Nine people were hurt when an Arizona Department of Corrections van blew a tire and rolled over on Interstate 10 near the Gila River Bridge Friday morning.
Tire shop burns in Phoenix
Crews from the Phoenix Fire Department were able to quickly knock down a fire at a tire shop on Glendale Avenue at Interstate 17 Thursday morning.
Rare Boeing B-29 Superfortress used during WWII lands in Phoenix
Rare World War II military aircraft are landing in the Valley this week for the Commemorative Air Forces’ (CAF) AirPower History tour Feb. 28 through March 7. Bruce Haffner gives us a unique look at FIFI, the Boeing B-29...
Dramatic helicopter rescue for injured woman on Piestewa Peak
A dramatic helicopter rescue on Piestewa Peak Friday morning, as crews swoop in to pluck an injured woman from the mountainside, and fly her to safety.
Vehicle upside down in Sycamore Creek
3TV's Bruce Haffner flew over Sycamore Creek near Payson where a vehicle could be seen upside down in the running water.
Once-in-a-lifetime Christmas gift idea
What do you get the person who has everything? Bruce Haffner shared his favorite idea.
Woman killed in Mesa mobile home fire
A 87-year-old woman was killed when a fire tore through her Mesa mobile home Thursday morning, and Christmas decorations could be to blame.
Pilot unharmed after airplane incident at Goodyear Airport
A pilot was able to walk away unharmed after an incident at Phoenix Goodyear Airport Friday morning.
Green A-Mountain A blacked out
Hours after Arizona State University's A on A Mountain was painted green -- presumably by fans of the Oregon Ducks -- students hustled up the butte and repainted it black.
Westwood High in Mesa vandalized; rival school to blame?
Westwood High School in Mesa was vandalized and it seems the culprits may be students from a rival school.
Police investigate attempted ATM theft in Gilbert
Gilbert police said someone tried to steal an ATM from a Chase bank Wednesday morning.
Mom, teen daughter injured in wreck involving dump truck
A 14-year-old girl and her 48-year-old mother were air-lifted to local hospitals after a dump truck T-boned their small SUV.
Red-light runner hits 3 students, 1 adult while swerving to avoid collision
Three students and an adult were hit by an SUV while standing on a corner waiting to cross the street Tuesday morning. Police believe that SUV had run a red light and the driver was swerving to avoid a crash.
Crews rebuild helipad on Camelback Mountain
Crews spent part of the week rebuilding a helipad on the east side of Camelback Mountain on the Cholla Trail.
Crews rescue injured climber at Saguaro Lake
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and firefighters rescued a 19-year-old who fell at Saguaro Lake near Dive Rock Tuesday morning.
Thousands attend Arizona's largest Memorial Day event
As people gathered for the largest Memorial Day celebration in the state, tens of thousands of American flags fluttered over the graves of Arizona's fallen at National Memorial Cemetery.
Photos: Strong winds help firefighters take on Gladiator Fire
Strong winds have returned to the Crown King area, and are once again making conditions difficult for firefighters battling the Gladiator Fire.
SWAT team searches Phoenix home for narcotics; 1 detained
One person was detained when the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office SWAT team served a search warrant on a Phoenix home Wednesday morning.
Injured hiker airlifted off of Camelback Mountain
Rescuers from the Phoenix Fire Department airlifted an injured hiker off of Camelback Mountain on Monday morning.
Escaped prisoner nabbed at airport by US Airways employees
US Airways employees grabbed and held a prisoner who tried to make an escape at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Thursday afternoon.
PD: Surprise teen attempts 'suicide by cop'
Surprise police say a teenage boy who was shot by officers Wednesday morning was intending to use police to 'commit suicide by cop.'
Bruce Haffner flies special 'Sky Kids'
Bruce Haffner and several other Valley pilots teamed up to gives some special kids -- Sky Kids -- an amazing adventure over the weekend.
Arizona swimmers headed to Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge
A group of Valley swimmers got in one last training swim at Bartlett Lake Tuesday morning before tackling the annual Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge swims.
Solar power coming to Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West will soon be powered by the sun.
Small plane crashes during takeoff from Falcon Field
Two people are dead after a small plane crashed at the end of a runway while taking off from Mesa's Falcon Field Tuesday morning.
2 Killed in plane crash at Falcon Field in Mesa
Two people were killed when a small plane crashed at the end of a runway at Mesa's Falcon Field Tuesday morning.
Maricopa H.S. vandalized; racial slurs painted on walls
Police were called to Maricopa High School Tuesday morning after it was vandalized and racial slurs were found on walls.
Dry winter taking its toll on Bartlett, Horseshoe lakes
It's been another dry winter in Arizona and it's having a very visible effect on two of the Valley's water reservoirs. Bartlett Lake is just 37 percent full, while the Horseshoe Lake just north is virtually empty.
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport breaks ground on huge facility
It’s a wide-open space right now, but when construction is complete, Able Engineering's new aircraft facility will be the largest at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
Transformer fire in Phoenix
The Phoenix Fire Department is on scene of a transformer fire near Third Street and Buckeye Road. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.
Body found in burned-out car southeast of Wickenburg
Maricopa County sheriff's detectives are investigating a gruesome discovery -- a body in a burned-out car.
Inaugural Color Run
The inaugural Color Run race was held at the Tempe Town Lake Saturday and is now heading to major cities across the United States.
Vehicle hits teen on I-17 on-ramp
The Department of Public Safety is investigating an accident involving a car and a pedestrian at northbound Interstate 17 and the Thunderbird Road on-ramp.
AC units stolen from Glendale church
Police are investigating after several air-conditioning units were stolen from a Glendale church overnight.
Capitol and grounds get makeover for Arizona's centennial
With Arizona's centennial a little more than a month away -- it's Feb. 14 -- the Capitol and grounds have gotten a makeover.
Helicopter instrumental in rescue of teens from Echo Canyon
Two teens who became stranded in Echo Canyon Monday evening were rescued in a complicated operation that involved two separate rescue teams and the Phoenix Firebird helicopter.
Chandler's tumbleweed Christmas tree ready for lights
It's a Southwestern tradition that draws visitors from all over -- Chandler's tumbleweed Christmas tree.
Crews building Chandler's tumbleweed Christmas tree
It's a Southwestern tradition that draws visitors from all over -- Chandler's tumbleweed Christmas tree.
Missing hiker found at Canyon Lake
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has located a 26-year-old man who did not return from a hike in the Superstition Mountains.
Compost fire buring at Schnepf Farms
A compost pile is burning at Schnepf Farms. Bruce Haffner has an aerial view.
Trucker killed in fiery wreck on I-10 identified
Two tanker trucks collided and caught fire on westbound Interstate 10 at the Loop 202 interchange.
Northbound I-17 to Flagstaff reopens
The Arizona Department of Transportation has closed the northbound Interstate 17 at the State Route 179 Sedona turnoff due to snow and ice on the roadway.
Thousands of Arizona first responders take part in disaster drill
pproximately 250 agencies and 8,000 participants spent Friday taking part in a massive training drill that included a simulated flood and a simulated improvised nuclear device.
Copperstate Fly-in 2011 runs all weekend
The 2011 Copperstate Fly-in is under way at Casa Grande Municipal Airport.
R/C plane event coming up this weekend
Bruce Haffner gave us the lowdown on a remote-controlled plane event going on this weekend.
Small plane makes belly landing at Sky Harbor
A small airplane made an emergency landing at Sky Harbor International Airport Tuesday morning.
Tempe Town Lake pedestrian bridge opens to walkers, runners, cyclists
After months of construction, the long-awaited Tempe Town Lake pedestrian bridge opened at dawn Tuesday.
Some of Bruce Haffner's chopper work is appearing in a documentary featuring some Phoenix school teachers.
Man on bike hit by car in front of elementary school
A man on a bike was hit by a car in front of an elementary school Monday morning.
Police officer, second person injured in wreck
Two people, one of them a Phoenix police officer, were taken to the hospital after a four-vehicle crash in Phoenix Tuesday morning.
Mesa High football player injured during practice
A high school football player in Mesa is being treated for a neck injury.
Photos: 'Big Bugs' swarm Desert Botanical Garden
Some very special – very large – bugs have invaded Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
Gift sparks bomb scare at fire station in Peoria
An apparently well-intentioned thank-you gift left at a Peoria fire station sparked a bomb scare Friday morning.
Massive anode continues slow journey to Miami mine
A massive anode used to refine copper is on its way to a mine in Miami, which is about 80 miles east of the Phoenix area.
Tim & Willy's song for Bruce Haffner: 'Chopper Guy'
We were all thrilled when Bruce Haffner returned to the air, flying the new Fort McDowell Casino News Chopper. That includes KMLE Country 108's Tim & Willy.
Rollover wreck in Mesa traps 2
Mesa fire crews extricated two adults from an SUV involved in a rollover crash near Country Club Drive and Brown Road Wednesday morning.
"Learning to fly airplanes is cool. Learning to fly a 'tail-dragger' is incredible," said Bruce Haffner, describing a historic bi-plane he spotted as he cruised around the Valley in the Fort McDowell Casino news Chopper.
Chopper crash anniversary: Honoring our friends and colleagues
Four years ago today, we at 3TV and our colleagues at KNXV lost four of our friends and co-workers. Their legacy, however, lives on.
Smoke from house fire visible for miles
Loop 303 expansion in West Valley ready to go
The Arizona Department of Transportation is getting to work on an expansion of Loop 303 in the West Valley.
Man linked to Honduran gang found in Avondale drop house
Officers detained nearly two dozen suspected illegal immigrants after raiding a drop house in Avondale Friday morning.
The future of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Bruce Haffner took the Fort McDowell Casino Newschopper to a very special event recently -- the preschool graduation of the kids who are the future of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
PIR paving project under way
Phoenix International Raceway is undergoing its first majopr track paving project in 20 years.
Sewer line work
Bruce Haffner checks on some stinky work being done near 40th Street and Greenway Road.
Wallow Fire: Slurry bombers essential to fire fight
Many of the air tankers, aka slurry bombers, that are working the massive Wallow Fire burning in eastern Arizona near Alpine are based out of Winslow Airport, about 100 miles northwest of the fire.
Phoenix risky city for mail carriers; No. 6 for dog attacks
Phoenix is tied for No. 6 when it comes to the number of dog attacks on mail carriers.
SUV crashes into barriers outside Phoenix bar, alcohol likely a factor
One man is in police custody after plowing his SUV into some recently installed barriers outside a Phoenix bar early Friday morning.
Citizenship ceremony, civics lessons combine in special Phoenix event
The city of Phoenix is home to at least 18 new American citizens after a special event Wednesday morning.
Legal move, new buyer among Coyotes possibilities
The NHL is considering a legal move to clear the way for the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer.
Police: Suspect who killed officer should have been deported years ago
Investigators looking into the shooting that left one Buckeye police officer dead and another seriously wounded released more information about the suspected triggerman Tuesday morning.
Kidnapping victim released, not cooperating with police
A man who was allegedly kidnapped from a Phoenix apartment complex overnight has been released, but investigators say he is not cooperating with them.
Torch-wielding Best Buy burglars caught in the act identified
Two people are in police custody after using a torch to break into a Phoenix Best Buy store early Wednesday morning. >>> View photos
Job fairs: Bashas', Food City, AJ's hiring for hundreds of positions
Bashas’, Food City and AJ’s Fine Foods are hosting a series of job fairs over the next few days to fill more than 400 full-time and part-time positions at stores all over the state.
Gas prices continue to climb
Much to the dismay of Valley drivers -- and drivers throughout the country -- gas prices continue to climb.
2 Injured in early morning home invasion, 3-4 suspects on the loose
Police are searching for three or four Hispanic males in connection with an early morning home-invasion shooting that investigators believe was drug related.
Family safe, turtle saved from house fire in Phoenix
A Phoenix family is safe and whole, thanks to firefighters, after an early morning fire tore through their home.
Loop 303 nearly complete
A new 14-mile stretch of Loop 303 near Happy Valley Parkway in northwest Peoria is slated to open to traffic in just a few weeks. This section of the 303 runs from Happy valley Parkway to Interstate 17.
Framework for PHX Sky Train complete
Construction is moving along on the PHX Sky Train™. The structural framework is now complete.
Proud mom talks about son's deployment to Afghanistan
Carol Pearson's son is part of the unit that deployed to Afghanistan Monday morning. While she is extremely proud of her son, saying goodbye is always difficult. This is not the first deployment Pearson has endured. He...
Arizona Guard Air Ambulance unit deploys overseas
The Phoenix-based Detachment 1 Company C of 1-159th Air Ambulance of the Arizona Army National Guard left Arizona for deployment to Afghanistan Monday. This is first deployment for the unit, which was established in 2006.
Firefighters honor 9-year-old for saving baby sister
The Mesa Fire Department on Friday recognized a 9-year-old hero as the department's first Honorary Junior Paramedic.
Bruce Haffner, Penguin Air NewsChopperMore>>
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 Penguin Air 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.