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  • Head of Phoenix DEA in trouble for inappropriate relationship

    Head of Phoenix DEA in trouble for inappropriate relationship

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:52 PM EST2018-01-17 01:52:35 GMT

    The head of the Phoenix Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration faces discipline for what is being described as an “unprofessional personal relationship” with a subordinate. 

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    The head of the Phoenix Division of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration faces discipline for what is being described as an “unprofessional personal relationship” with a subordinate. 

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  • Phoenix woman alive today thanks to new Barrow Mobile Stroke Unit

    Phoenix woman alive today thanks to new Barrow Mobile Stroke Unit

    Thursday, January 11 2018 9:11 PM EST2018-01-12 02:11:44 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    "This is a critical piece of the chain of stroke care because it allows us to get to the patient and initiate treatment rapidly. We all say in the stroke business that time is brain...."

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    "This is a critical piece of the chain of stroke care because it allows us to get to the patient and initiate treatment rapidly. We all say in the stroke business that time is brain...."

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  • ADEQ: Worst air quality day in recent history in Phoenix

    ADEQ: Worst air quality day in recent history in Phoenix

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 12:15 AM EST2018-01-02 05:15:09 GMT
    Officials say people with heart or lung diseases, older adults and children are most likely to be affected by particle pollution. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Officials say people with heart or lung diseases, older adults and children are most likely to be affected by particle pollution. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The air is so bad that it could affect everyone and not just people with respiratory issues like asthma.

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    The air is so bad that it could affect everyone and not just people with respiratory issues like asthma.

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  • Mom finds online support in Arizona after son's overdose

    Mom finds online support in Arizona after son's overdose

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 6:26 AM EST2017-12-27 11:26:53 GMT
    TAM is a national non-profit grassroots organization that operates through a closed Facebook group for mothers of addicted children. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)TAM is a national non-profit grassroots organization that operates through a closed Facebook group for mothers of addicted children. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    It has been six months since Daniel Natale, 27, of Phoenix, died from a heroine overdose. Life for his mom Candi Fuller will never be the same.

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    It has been six months since Daniel Natale, 27, of Phoenix, died from a heroine overdose. Life for his mom Candi Fuller will never be the same.

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  • Iconic downtown Phoenix business closing after 60+ years

    Iconic downtown Phoenix business closing after 60+ years

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 10:13 PM EST2017-12-21 03:13:03 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    For the past three decades, Los Olivos Hand Car Wash has defied the trend of replacing people with machines and remained a completely hand wash and dry facility.

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    For the past three decades, Los Olivos Hand Car Wash has defied the trend of replacing people with machines and remained a completely hand wash and dry facility.

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  • San Tan Valley man gets kidney in three-way swap with other living donors

    San Tan Valley man gets kidney in three-way swap with other living donors

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:33 PM EST2017-12-15 03:33:16 GMT
    A San Tan Valley man received a much-needed kidney in a three-way swap where his wife donated to a stranger. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A San Tan Valley man received a much-needed kidney in a three-way swap where his wife donated to a stranger. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A couple from San Tan Valley was waiting for a kidney for the husband and then the couple learned about another list available.

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    A couple from San Tan Valley was waiting for a kidney for the husband and then the couple learned about another list available.

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  • Vigil planned for fallen El Mirage officer

    Vigil planned for fallen El Mirage officer

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:43 PM EST2017-12-14 02:43:14 GMT
    A vigil is scheduled for Thursday for 17-year El Mirage police veteran Ofc. Paul Lazinsky. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A vigil is scheduled for Thursday for 17-year El Mirage police veteran Ofc. Paul Lazinsky. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Ofc. Paul Lazinsky was a fixture in the mobile home community, patrolling the grounds, waving to residents and stopping nearly every day he was on duty in the office. 

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    Ofc. Paul Lazinsky was a fixture in the mobile home community, patrolling the grounds, waving to residents and stopping nearly every day he was on duty in the office. 

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  • 3 abuse complaints made before 7-year-old's death in Goodyear

    3 abuse complaints made before 7-year-old's death in Goodyear

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:00 AM EST2017-12-13 13:00:11 GMT
    There were three complaints of possible abuse of Sanaa Cunningham made to DCS before she died. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)There were three complaints of possible abuse of Sanaa Cunningham made to DCS before she died. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The little girl died about eight weeks after the last DCS complaint.

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    The little girl died about eight weeks after the last DCS complaint.

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  • Testimony over in murder trial of ex-Mesa police officer

    Testimony over in murder trial of ex-Mesa police officer

    Thursday, November 30 2017 11:21 PM EST2017-12-01 04:21:50 GMT
    Philip "Mitch" Brailsford answered questions from the prosecution on Thursday. (Source: Pool)Philip "Mitch" Brailsford answered questions from the prosecution on Thursday. (Source: Pool)

    The murder trial of former Mesa police officer Philip “Mitch” Brailsford is coming to a close.

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    The murder trial of former Mesa police officer Philip “Mitch” Brailsford is coming to a close.

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  • Penzone continues holiday posse patrols and malls

    Penzone continues holiday posse patrols and malls

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 8:54 PM EST2017-11-23 01:54:10 GMT
    MCSO posse members will once again this holiday season patrol malls throughout the Phoenix metro area. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)MCSO posse members will once again this holiday season patrol malls throughout the Phoenix metro area. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone will carry on a long-standing tradition started by his predecessor, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. 

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    Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone will carry on a long-standing tradition started by his predecessor, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. 

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  • Dying grandmother talks about losing everything in Phoenix apartment fire

    Dying grandmother talks about losing everything in Phoenix apartment fire

    Friday, November 17 2017 7:23 PM EST2017-11-18 00:23:51 GMT
    Gloria Lucio wanted to spend her last Christmas with her grandchild at the place she's called home for nearly 30 years. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Gloria Lucio wanted to spend her last Christmas with her grandchild at the place she's called home for nearly 30 years. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Gloria Lucio lived in the same apartment near 67th Avenue and Osborn Road in Phoenix for nearly three decades. Wednesday morning, while she was not at home, a fire broke out, destroying her apartment and everything in it.

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    Gloria Lucio lived in the same apartment near 67th Avenue and Osborn Road in Phoenix for nearly three decades. Wednesday morning, while she was not at home, a fire broke out, destroying her apartment and everything in it.

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  • Charges resolved against one Hamilton High suspect

    Charges resolved against one Hamilton High suspect

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 2:24 AM EST2017-11-15 07:24:57 GMT
    The case against one of the suspects in the Hamilton hazing scandal has been resolved. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The case against one of the suspects in the Hamilton hazing scandal has been resolved. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona’s Family has confirmed that one of the suspects charged in the sexual assault investigation involving the Hamilton High School football program has resolved the case against him.

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    Arizona’s Family has confirmed that one of the suspects charged in the sexual assault investigation involving the Hamilton High School football program has resolved the case against him.

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  • Family of fatal crash victim supports charging juvenile driver with murder

    Family of fatal crash victim supports charging juvenile driver with murder

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 8:08 AM EST2017-11-14 13:08:46 GMT
    The grandmother of two victims in a fatal crash said she supports charges against the driver. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The grandmother of two victims in a fatal crash said she supports charges against the driver. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Marie Castro is having a very hard time processing the double tragedy her family experienced a week ago.

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    Marie Castro is having a very hard time processing the double tragedy her family experienced a week ago.

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  • Parents of babysitter sexually assaulted speak out

    Parents of babysitter sexually assaulted speak out

    Thursday, November 9 2017 11:10 AM EST2017-11-09 16:10:39 GMT
    OD Harris and Elizabeth Ward want the man police said sexually assaulted their daughter prosecuted to the fullest extent. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)OD Harris and Elizabeth Ward want the man police said sexually assaulted their daughter prosecuted to the fullest extent. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The parents of an 18-year-old sexual assault victim want justice for their daughter.

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    The parents of an 18-year-old sexual assault victim want justice for their daughter.

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  • Vigil planned for brothers killed in crash

    Vigil planned for brothers killed in crash

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 2:38 AM EST2017-11-07 07:38:54 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Former classmates of two brothers killed in a tragic accident Friday night plan to gather for a candlelight vigil on Tuesday.

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    Former classmates of two brothers killed in a tragic accident Friday night plan to gather for a candlelight vigil on Tuesday.

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  • Family of missing Glendale teacher searching in town of Williams

    Family of missing Glendale teacher searching in town of Williams

    Thursday, October 12 2017 3:06 AM EDT2017-10-12 07:06:48 GMT
    Gorospe's family walked the town of Williams handing out fliers to businesses willing to post them in their windows. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Gorospe's family walked the town of Williams handing out fliers to businesses willing to post them in their windows. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Family members of Cathryn Gorospe, the Glendale kindergarten teacher missing since Friday, spent the second day in a row in northern Arizona searching for answers in her disappearance.

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    Family members of Cathryn Gorospe, the Glendale kindergarten teacher missing since Friday, spent the second day in a row in northern Arizona searching for answers in her disappearance.

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  • Columbus statue in Phoenix vandalized on holiday

    Columbus statue in Phoenix vandalized on holiday

    Monday, October 9 2017 10:25 PM EDT2017-10-10 02:25:22 GMT
    Statue of Columbus vandalized. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)Statue of Columbus vandalized. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)

    Statutes of Columbus all over the country have been vandalized including on that stands in front of the Arizona American Italian Club on 12th Street and Northern in Phoenix.

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    Statutes of Columbus all over the country have been vandalized including on that stands in front of the Arizona American Italian Club on 12th Street and Northern in Phoenix.

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  • Did North Pointe senior prank based on violent horror movie go too far?

    Did North Pointe senior prank based on violent horror movie go too far?

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 7:06 AM EDT2017-09-26 11:06:32 GMT
    (Source: NorthPointePrep.com)(Source: NorthPointePrep.com)

    Some parents and alumni of a Phoenix school are fuming in the wake of a senior prank they say went too far. And that has others riled up, saying those who are upset are blowing things out of proportion.

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    Some parents and alumni of a Phoenix school are fuming in the wake of a senior prank they say went too far. And that has others riled up, saying those who are upset are blowing things out of proportion.

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  • Investigators speak about film based on Arizona crime spree

    Investigators speak about film based on Arizona crime spree

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:22 AM EDT2017-09-22 08:22:54 GMT
    2 investigators involved in tracking the Tison Gang speak about an upcoming film based on the crime spree. (Source: Epic Pictures/3TV/CBS 5)2 investigators involved in tracking the Tison Gang speak about an upcoming film based on the crime spree. (Source: Epic Pictures/3TV/CBS 5)

    A piece of Arizona’s history is coming to the big screen this weekend.

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    A piece of Arizona’s history is coming to the big screen this weekend.

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  • Sentimental motorcycle stolen from woman in Glendale

    Sentimental motorcycle stolen from woman in Glendale

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 1:50 AM EDT2017-09-20 05:50:48 GMT
    A man was caught on camera stealing the motorcycle from a pizza shop in Glendale. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A man was caught on camera stealing the motorcycle from a pizza shop in Glendale. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A Valley woman lost a piece of her heart when someone stole the Harley-Davidson motorcycle that belonged to her deceased father.

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    A Valley woman lost a piece of her heart when someone stole the Harley-Davidson motorcycle that belonged to her deceased father.

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  • New documents reveal possible cover up of hazing at Hamilton High

    New documents reveal possible cover up of hazing at Hamilton High

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:22 AM EDT2017-09-19 12:22:17 GMT
    New police documents reveal police believe officials at Hamilton High School tried to cover up sexual assaults in the football program. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)New police documents reveal police believe officials at Hamilton High School tried to cover up sexual assaults in the football program. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Newly unsealed records paint a picture even more disturbing that originally revealed of the hazing scandal involving the Hamilton High School football program.

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    Newly unsealed records paint a picture even more disturbing that originally revealed of the hazing scandal involving the Hamilton High School football program.

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  • Arizona Guard members return from hurricane-torn Texas

    Arizona Guard members return from hurricane-torn Texas

    Monday, September 11 2017 10:49 PM EDT2017-09-12 02:49:38 GMT
    Dozens of Arizona National Guard members returned to Arizona on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Dozens of Arizona National Guard members returned to Arizona on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A group of about 30 Arizona Army National Guard members returned to Phoenix Monday afternoon after spending the last few weeks on a mission to Texas.

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    A group of about 30 Arizona Army National Guard members returned to Phoenix Monday afternoon after spending the last few weeks on a mission to Texas.

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  • Flagstaff hookah lounge vandalized in possible hate crime

    Flagstaff hookah lounge vandalized in possible hate crime

    Thursday, September 7 2017 4:55 AM EDT2017-09-07 08:55:23 GMT
    Police say someone got into the Maktoob Hookah Lounge before the business opened and spray painted swastikas and the words “get out” on the walls and windows of the shop. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/Twitter)Police say someone got into the Maktoob Hookah Lounge before the business opened and spray painted swastikas and the words “get out” on the walls and windows of the shop. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/Twitter)

    Detectives with the Flagstaff Police Department are investigating a possible hate crime that occurred early Tuesday morning at a business in the heart of the city.

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    Detectives with the Flagstaff Police Department are investigating a possible hate crime that occurred early Tuesday morning at a business in the heart of the city.

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  • Independent review ordered for police's response to protest

    Independent review ordered for police's response to protest

    Monday, August 28 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-08-29 03:15:41 GMT
    An independent firm will review the Phoenix Police Department's actions during the anti-Trump protest on Tuesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)An independent firm will review the Phoenix Police Department's actions during the anti-Trump protest on Tuesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher will move forward with plans to hire an outside consulting firm to conduct an independent review of the police response to protests outside President Donald Trump’s rally last week in downtown Phoenix.

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    Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher will move forward with plans to hire an outside consulting firm to conduct an independent review of the police response to protests outside President Donald Trump’s rally last week in downtown Phoenix.

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  • Councilman's signs spark dirty politics accusations

    Councilman's signs spark dirty politics accusations

    Thursday, August 24 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-08-25 03:48:03 GMT
    The signs are plastering Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski's name throughout the city, even outside the boundaries of District 7, the area he represents. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The signs are plastering Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski's name throughout the city, even outside the boundaries of District 7, the area he represents. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Political signs are popping up all over the city of Phoenix for a candidate who is not running for office.

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    Political signs are popping up all over the city of Phoenix for a candidate who is not running for office.

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  • Public safety officials say they're ready to handle Trump rally & protests

    Public safety officials say they're ready to handle Trump rally & protests

    Monday, August 21 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-08-22 03:38:55 GMT
    Public safety officials from the City, County and the state said they're fully prepared to handle protests surrounding President Donald Trump's rally in downtown Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Public safety officials from the City, County and the state said they're fully prepared to handle protests surrounding President Donald Trump's rally in downtown Phoenix. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Public safety officials from the City, County and the state held a joint news conference on Monday to address preparedness and safety for the upcoming presidential visit set for Tuesday at the Phoenix Convention Center. 

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    Public safety officials from the City, County and the state held a joint news conference on Monday to address preparedness and safety for the upcoming presidential visit set for Tuesday at the Phoenix Convention Center. 

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  • High-profile white nationalist calls Maricopa home

    High-profile white nationalist calls Maricopa home

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-08-18 02:12:15 GMT
    Harry Hughes is the Southwest regional leader of the National Socialist Movement. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 and NSM88.org0Harry Hughes is the Southwest regional leader of the National Socialist Movement. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 and NSM88.org0

    A high profile white nationalist lives just south of Phoenix in a rural area in Maricopa. Harry Hughes is the Southwest regional leader of the National Socialist Movement.

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    A high profile white nationalist lives just south of Phoenix in a rural area in Maricopa. Harry Hughes is the Southwest regional leader of the National Socialist Movement.

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  • Suspected shoplifter attacks Phoenix store clerk

    Suspected shoplifter attacks Phoenix store clerk

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 3:05 AM EDT2017-08-16 07:05:30 GMT
    A clerk was punched in the head by a suspected shoplifter. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A clerk was punched in the head by a suspected shoplifter. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A Phoenix store clerk is recovering from being seriously hurt after he was attacked by suspected shoplifter.

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    A Phoenix store clerk is recovering from being seriously hurt after he was attacked by suspected shoplifter.

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  • Senate candidate uses graphic photo in mailer

    Senate candidate uses graphic photo in mailer

    Thursday, August 10 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-08-11 03:46:55 GMT
    Republican Kelli Ward, a former state senator, sent out a letter with the infamous picture of comedienne Kathy Griffin holding a decapitated, bloody head, in the image of President Donald Trump. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Republican Kelli Ward, a former state senator, sent out a letter with the infamous picture of comedienne Kathy Griffin holding a decapitated, bloody head, in the image of President Donald Trump. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The woman trying to unseat Sen. Jeff Flake is using a disturbing image in her campaign material.

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    The woman trying to unseat Sen. Jeff Flake is using a disturbing image in her campaign material.

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  • Slow start to 'Virtual Block Watch' program in Phoenix

    Slow start to 'Virtual Block Watch' program in Phoenix

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-08-09 02:33:56 GMT

    Five months into the Phoenix Police Department's Virtual Block Watch Program, the number of participants is far lower than police had hoped. Police estimate there are 700,000 households in Phoenix.  

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    Five months into the Phoenix Police Department's Virtual Block Watch Program, the number of participants is far lower than police had hoped. Police estimate there are 700,000 households in Phoenix.  

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  • Poorly maintained canal floods homes again

    Poorly maintained canal floods homes again

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 12:57 AM EDT2017-08-08 04:57:19 GMT

    It has happened again. A group of homes in the area of 24th Street and Thomas Road were flooded during last week monsoon storm. Homeowners in the area, like Christopher Smith, are frustrated.  

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    It has happened again. A group of homes in the area of 24th Street and Thomas Road were flooded during last week monsoon storm. Homeowners in the area, like Christopher Smith, are frustrated.  

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  • ADOT: Overheated engines caused U.S. 60 flooding

    ADOT: Overheated engines caused U.S. 60 flooding

    Saturday, August 5 2017 10:02 AM EDT2017-08-05 14:02:29 GMT
    (Source: ADOT)(Source: ADOT)

    Technicians with the Arizona Department of Transportation believe they have figured out why U.S. 60 between Mill Avenue and McClintock Road flooded during Thursday’s monsoon storm, bringing rush hour traffic to a standstill. 

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    Technicians with the Arizona Department of Transportation believe they have figured out why U.S. 60 between Mill Avenue and McClintock Road flooded during Thursday’s monsoon storm, bringing rush hour traffic to a standstill. 

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  • Ousted DES director wants millions from taxpayers

    Ousted DES director wants millions from taxpayers

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 9:53 PM EDT2017-08-02 01:53:02 GMT
    Tim Jeffries spent more than two years as director of Department of Economic Security. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Tim Jeffries spent more than two years as director of Department of Economic Security. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    An attorney for the ousted director of Arizona's social services agency is demanding that the state pay $5.1 million for releasing a police investigation report he claims is false and malicious. 

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    An attorney for the ousted director of Arizona's social services agency is demanding that the state pay $5.1 million for releasing a police investigation report he claims is false and malicious. 

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  • Joe Arpaio reacts to his criminal conviction

    Joe Arpaio reacts to his criminal conviction

    Monday, July 31 2017 9:42 PM EDT2017-08-01 01:42:21 GMT
    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The conviction of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio for misdemeanor contempt of court does not mean the end of the case. Donna Rossi was able to reach Arpaio by phone and he did agree to talk for a few minutes.

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    The conviction of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio for misdemeanor contempt of court does not mean the end of the case. Donna Rossi was able to reach Arpaio by phone and he did agree to talk for a few minutes.

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  • MILESTONE ANNIVERSARY

    3TV, ABC 15 news choppers collided in mid-air killing 4 a decade ago

    3TV, ABC 15 news choppers collided in mid-air killing 4 a decade ago

    Thursday, July 27 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-07-28 00:00:19 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    July 27, 2007. It started like any other summer day in the Valley of the Sun. Little did anybody know that it would turn out to be anything but ordinary. When all was said and done, Phoenix had lost four veteran journalists and one young police officer in two separate tragedies.

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    July 27, 2007. It started like any other summer day in the Valley of the Sun. Little did anybody know that it would turn out to be anything but ordinary. When all was said and done, Phoenix had lost four veteran journalists and one young police officer in two separate tragedies.

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  • Mesa hero cops who saved 12-year-old swept down raging canal share story

    Mesa hero cops who saved 12-year-old swept down raging canal share story

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:39:13 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Two Mesa police officers who helped save a 12-year-old boy being swept away in a raging canal described the rescue as a well-coordinated effort that had the best outcome possible. 

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    Two Mesa police officers who helped save a 12-year-old boy being swept away in a raging canal described the rescue as a well-coordinated effort that had the best outcome possible. 

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  • Phoenix police chief explains department's new immigration policy

    Phoenix police chief explains department's new immigration policy

    Monday, July 24 2017 9:36 PM EDT2017-07-25 01:36:42 GMT
    'The Phoenix Police Department ... [is] committed to protecting and serving every member of our diverse community ...,' Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams says on the department's website. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)'The Phoenix Police Department ... [is] committed to protecting and serving every member of our diverse community ...,' Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams says on the department's website. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The Phoenix Police Department has a new immigration policy in place created from recommendations made by an ad hoc committee convened by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton earlier in the year.

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    The Phoenix Police Department has a new immigration policy in place created from recommendations made by an ad hoc committee convened by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton earlier in the year.

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  • How to stay alive if a wrong-way driver comes at you

    How to stay alive if a wrong-way driver comes at you

    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:29 AM EDT2017-07-22 14:29:37 GMT
    Simulation of a wrong-way driving situation (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Simulation of a wrong-way driving situation (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The owners of a Scottsdale driver-training school have created wrong-way driving scenarios for their simulator to help combat the onslaught of wrong-way driving crashes happening throughout the state.

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    The owners of a Scottsdale driver-training school have created wrong-way driving scenarios for their simulator to help combat the onslaught of wrong-way driving crashes happening throughout the state.

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  • Brain cancer survivor beat odds, supports McCain

    Brain cancer survivor beat odds, supports McCain

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:15 PM EDT2017-07-21 23:15:35 GMT
    Heather Knies was diagnosed with glioblastoma at the age of 26 but survived. (Source: Heather Knies)Heather Knies was diagnosed with glioblastoma at the age of 26 but survived. (Source: Heather Knies)

    After being diagnosed with glioblastoma at age 26, a Phoenix woman has beaten cancer and is offering hope and support for Sen. John McCain.

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    After being diagnosed with glioblastoma at age 26, a Phoenix woman has beaten cancer and is offering hope and support for Sen. John McCain.

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  • Loved one remembers family who died together in flash flood north of Payson

    Loved one remembers family who died together in flash flood north of Payson

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:42:16 GMT
    A large family was washed away by a flash flood on Saturday and the victims were identified on Monday. (Source: Iris Garnica)A large family was washed away by a flash flood on Saturday and the victims were identified on Monday. (Source: Iris Garnica)

    We have learned more about the family who was at a swimming hole when flash floods came during the weekend and killed at least nine people, including five children.

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    We have learned more about the family who was at a swimming hole when flash floods came during the weekend and killed at least nine people, including five children.

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  • VA to end funding to shelter's veteran program

    VA to end funding to shelter's veteran program

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-07-12 03:29:41 GMT
    (Source: City of Phoenix)(Source: City of Phoenix)

    The largest provider of shelter and supportive services in the Phoenix Metro area appears to be losing its funding for its veterans program.  

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    The largest provider of shelter and supportive services in the Phoenix Metro area appears to be losing its funding for its veterans program.  

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  • Police need tips on road rage shooter

    Police need tips on road rage shooter

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-07-05 01:43:33 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Police need the public’s help to solve a road rage incident that ended in gunfire.

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    Police need the public’s help to solve a road rage incident that ended in gunfire.

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  • Caught on camera: Driver hits teenage bicyclist, takes off

    Caught on camera: Driver hits teenage bicyclist, takes off

    Monday, June 5 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-06-06 01:39:04 GMT
    The driver of a car who hit a teen while he was crossing the street on his bike did not slow down and never stopped. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The driver of a car who hit a teen while he was crossing the street on his bike did not slow down and never stopped. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The driver of a car who hit a teen while he was crossing the street on his bike did not slow down and never stopped.

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    The driver of a car who hit a teen while he was crossing the street on his bike did not slow down and never stopped.

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  • 2 women arrested in tailgate theft case

    2 women arrested in tailgate theft case

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:37:44 GMT
    Lisa Navarro, left, and Carisa Aguilar, right. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)Lisa Navarro, left, and Carisa Aguilar, right. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

    Phoenix police have arrested two women in connection with a string of tailgate thefts.

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    Phoenix police have arrested two women in connection with a string of tailgate thefts.

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  • Trooper who was shot, beaten on I-10 forms friendship with man who saved him

    Trooper who was shot, beaten on I-10 forms friendship with man who saved him

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:42:20 GMT
    Edward Andersson, left, was shot and being attacked when Thomas Yoxall, right, came to his rescue. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Edward Andersson, left, was shot and being attacked when Thomas Yoxall, right, came to his rescue. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    More than four months after being shot and beaten along a pitch-black stretch of Interstate 10 near Tonopah, Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Edward Andersson has his sights set on doing whatever it takes to return to his job.  

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    More than four months after being shot and beaten along a pitch-black stretch of Interstate 10 near Tonopah, Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper Edward Andersson has his sights set on doing whatever it takes to return to his job.  

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  • Police: Former insider helped sex offender escape State Hospital

    Police: Former insider helped sex offender escape State Hospital

    Saturday, May 6 2017 3:28 AM EDT2017-05-06 07:28:34 GMT
    Arizona State Hospital patient Randy Layton escaped off-site treatment but was later recaptured. Source: Arizona Department of Health Services)Arizona State Hospital patient Randy Layton escaped off-site treatment but was later recaptured. Source: Arizona Department of Health Services)

    Police say a sex offender who escaped treatment at the Arizona State Hospital last weekend had help from a former hospital worker. Randy Layton, 38, escaped custody Saturday, while on a supervised outing at a restaurant near 34th Street and Thomas Road. 

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    Police say a sex offender who escaped treatment at the Arizona State Hospital last weekend had help from a former hospital worker. Randy Layton, 38, escaped custody Saturday, while on a supervised outing at a restaurant near 34th Street and Thomas Road. 

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  • New information in documents released in Hamilton hazing investigation

    New information in documents released in Hamilton hazing investigation

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-04-18 19:50:21 GMT
    New documents were released in connection the hazing investigation at Hamilton High School. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)New documents were released in connection the hazing investigation at Hamilton High School. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Two binders full of public documents released at the request of CBS 5 News and 3TV shed a little light into the hazing scandal that has rocked the Hamilton High School football program. 

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    Two binders full of public documents released at the request of CBS 5 News and 3TV shed a little light into the hazing scandal that has rocked the Hamilton High School football program. 

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  • Health care workers learning to spot human trafficking victims

    Health care workers learning to spot human trafficking victims

    Thursday, April 13 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-04-14 02:39:37 GMT
    Health care workers at several Valley hospitals are being trained to look out of for trafficking victims. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Health care workers at several Valley hospitals are being trained to look out of for trafficking victims. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Health care staff at all the Dignity Health hospitals in Arizona are being trained how to screen patients for being suspected victims of human or sex trafficking.  

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    Health care staff at all the Dignity Health hospitals in Arizona are being trained how to screen patients for being suspected victims of human or sex trafficking.  

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  • Witness speaks about being confronted by shooting suspect

    Witness speaks about being confronted by shooting suspect

    Monday, April 3 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-04-04 03:40:32 GMT
    Jerry Krach, left, was arrested on Sunday night. Denny Baumann, right, confronted the suspect. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Jerry Krach, left, was arrested on Sunday night. Denny Baumann, right, confronted the suspect. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Denny Baumann came to face to face with the suspect at his home at the Pioneer Mobile Home Park in north Phoenix Sunday night and the suspect had a strange request.

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    Denny Baumann came to face to face with the suspect at his home at the Pioneer Mobile Home Park in north Phoenix Sunday night and the suspect had a strange request.

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  • Crime spree victims recount brush with death

    Crime spree victims recount brush with death

    Friday, March 17 2017 8:21 AM EDT2017-03-17 12:21:35 GMT
    Contractors Jack O’Halloran and Mickey Cantrell were working on the gas pumps when the suspect pulled up and started talking to them. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Contractors Jack O’Halloran and Mickey Cantrell were working on the gas pumps when the suspect pulled up and started talking to them. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Phoenix police released details of a crime spree they believe was carried out by Todd Munson and some of the victims talked about their "brush with death."

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    Phoenix police released details of a crime spree they believe was carried out by Todd Munson and some of the victims talked about their "brush with death."

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  • NEW DETAILS

    Ex-police chief plans $1M lawsuit against Tempe

    Ex-police chief plans $1M lawsuit against Tempe

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-03-14 18:49:49 GMT
    Former Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo via Tempe Police Department)Former Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photo via Tempe Police Department)

    In a notice of claim letter, attorney Stephen Montoya laid out retired Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff's claim that comments by his successor cost him a job and constituted a breach of his retirement agreement.

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    In a notice of claim letter, attorney Stephen Montoya laid out retired Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff's claim that comments by his successor cost him a job and constituted a breach of his retirement agreement.

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  • Man upgraded to fair after near-deadly crash

    Man upgraded to fair after near-deadly crash

    Sunday, March 12 2017 2:43 PM EDT2017-03-12 18:43:59 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS5)(Source: 3TV/CBS5)

    The man who narrowly escaped with his life in a freak accident on Interstate 17 near Bethany Home Road on Thursday has been upgraded from serious to fair condition at a local hospital. 

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    The man who narrowly escaped with his life in a freak accident on Interstate 17 near Bethany Home Road on Thursday has been upgraded from serious to fair condition at a local hospital. 

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  • Witnesses claim Gilbert officer punched pregnant woman

    Witnesses claim Gilbert officer punched pregnant woman

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 9:41 PM EST2017-03-08 02:41:15 GMT
    Rickeda Jobe was allegedly punched by a Gilbert police officer while she was reportedly resisting arrest. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Rickeda Jobe was allegedly punched by a Gilbert police officer while she was reportedly resisting arrest. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The Gilbert Police Department has pulled two officers off patrol and placed them on desk assignments after allegations they used excessive force during the arrest of a 24-year-old woman. 

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    The Gilbert Police Department has pulled two officers off patrol and placed them on desk assignments after allegations they used excessive force during the arrest of a 24-year-old woman. 

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  • Woman shot while playing Pokemon Go speaks

    Woman shot while playing Pokemon Go speaks

    Thursday, March 2 2017 12:57 AM EST2017-03-02 05:57:10 GMT
    The woman who was shot in the face while playing Pokemon Go in Peoria spoke on Wednesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The woman who was shot in the face while playing Pokemon Go in Peoria spoke on Wednesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A Peoria woman who shot in the face while sitting in her car playing Pokemon Go wants whoever is responsible caught and brought to justice. 

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    A Peoria woman who shot in the face while sitting in her car playing Pokemon Go wants whoever is responsible caught and brought to justice. 

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  • Dying Valley vet who filed lawsuit against Phoenix VA testifies

    Dying Valley vet who filed lawsuit against Phoenix VA testifies

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 10:03 PM EST2017-03-01 03:03:22 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Army Veteran Steven Cooper took the stand Tuesday in his $50 million medical malpractice lawsuit against the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.  

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    Army Veteran Steven Cooper took the stand Tuesday in his $50 million medical malpractice lawsuit against the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.  

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  • Protesters demand Rep. Biggs town hall

    Protesters demand Rep. Biggs town hall

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 8:32 AM EST2017-02-22 13:32:51 GMT
    Dozens of protesters gathered outside of Rep. Andy Biggs' office in Mesa, demanding a town hall. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Dozens of protesters gathered outside of Rep. Andy Biggs' office in Mesa, demanding a town hall. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A group of between 40 and 45 people gathered outside U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs’ east Mesa office Tuesday afternoon protesting his refusal to have a district-wide town hall. 

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    A group of between 40 and 45 people gathered outside U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs’ east Mesa office Tuesday afternoon protesting his refusal to have a district-wide town hall. 

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  • Government bills Arizona veteran for $14,000

    Government bills Arizona veteran for $14,000

    Monday, February 20 2017 11:07 PM EST2017-02-21 04:07:46 GMT
    Ashely Christopher got sent a bill for her bonus that the government said she didn't deserve. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Ashely Christopher got sent a bill for her bonus that the government said she didn't deserve. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    An Arizona veteran said she received a bill from the U.S. government for $14,000, saying she wasn't entitled to her reenlistment bonus. But she said that's not true.

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    An Arizona veteran said she received a bill from the U.S. government for $14,000, saying she wasn't entitled to her reenlistment bonus. But she said that's not true.

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  • MANHUNT MONDAY

    Silent Witness needs help finding 2 fugitives

    Silent Witness needs help finding 2 fugitives

    Sunday, February 12 2017 10:59 AM EST2017-02-12 15:59:47 GMT

    Police want to get two criminals off the streets but they need your help to find them. 

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    Police want to get two criminals off the streets but they need your help to find them. 

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  • Friends, family make plea for public's help in finding missing Scottsdale woman

    Friends, family make plea for public's help in finding missing Scottsdale woman

    Thursday, December 1 2016 8:43 PM EST2016-12-02 01:43:24 GMT
    Family and friends of a missing Scottsdale woman asked for the public's help in finding her. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Family and friends of a missing Scottsdale woman asked for the public's help in finding her. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Family and friends of a missing Scottsdale woman made an appeal for help Thursday in finding out what happened to their loved one. On Wednesday, the Scottsdale Police Department confirmed they believed foul play was involved in the disappearance of Cristin Crable over a year ago.  

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    Family and friends of a missing Scottsdale woman made an appeal for help Thursday in finding out what happened to their loved one. On Wednesday, the Scottsdale Police Department confirmed they believed foul play was involved in the disappearance of Cristin Crable over a year ago.  

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  • Tempe's big New Year's Eve bash cancelled

    Tempe's big New Year's Eve bash cancelled

    Monday, November 28 2016 9:46 PM EST2016-11-29 02:46:23 GMT
    Tempe has cancelled its official block party for New Year's Eve. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Tempe has cancelled its official block party for New Year's Eve. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Tempe’s popular Mill Avenue New Year’s Eve Block Party has been one of the top spots in the nation to ring in the New Year. But after several years of trying different models with and without sponsors, the organizers have cancelled the event.  

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    Tempe’s popular Mill Avenue New Year’s Eve Block Party has been one of the top spots in the nation to ring in the New Year. But after several years of trying different models with and without sponsors, the organizers have cancelled the event.  

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  • Former freeway shooting suspect denies violating court order

    Former freeway shooting suspect denies violating court order

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 9:41 PM EST2016-11-23 02:41:12 GMT
    Leslie Merritt Jr.Leslie Merritt Jr.

    Glendale police released a report and audio recordings from the arrest of Leslie Merritt Jr. for violating an order of protection.

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    Glendale police released a report and audio recordings from the arrest of Leslie Merritt Jr. for violating an order of protection.

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  • Manhunt Monday: Walgreens robbery

    Manhunt Monday: Walgreens robbery

    Monday, November 7 2016 3:45 PM EST2016-11-07 20:45:23 GMT
    Surveillance images show Walgreens robbery suspect (Source: Silent Witness)Surveillance images show Walgreens robbery suspect (Source: Silent Witness)

    A reward of up to $1,000 is posted for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man seen on surveillance video robbing a Walgreens Drug Store.

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    A reward of up to $1,000 is posted for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man seen on surveillance video robbing a Walgreens Drug Store.

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  • Phoenix mother on probation arrested again for alleged child abuse; father also arrested

    Phoenix mother on probation arrested again for alleged child abuse; father also arrested

    Wednesday, October 26 2016 7:38 PM EDT2016-10-26 23:38:11 GMT
    Melissa Loyd, left, and Michael Dugger, right. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)Melissa Loyd, left, and Michael Dugger, right. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

    A Phoenix couple is behind bars accused of child abuse and for one of the suspects, it is not the first time.  

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    A Phoenix couple is behind bars accused of child abuse and for one of the suspects, it is not the first time.  

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  • Secret videos purport to expose Democratic foul play

    Secret videos purport to expose Democratic foul play

    Wednesday, October 19 2016 10:21 PM EDT2016-10-20 02:21:22 GMT
    Scott Foval was prominently featured in the videos.Scott Foval was prominently featured in the videos.

    A Conservative political activist claims his secretly recorded audio and video are proof Democrats have used dirty tricks to get Hillary Clinton elected president. As a result of the videos, one Democratic operative has lost his job and a second has given up his contract with the Clinton campaign.

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    A Conservative political activist claims his secretly recorded audio and video are proof Democrats have used dirty tricks to get Hillary Clinton elected president. As a result of the videos, one Democratic operative has lost his job and a second has given up his contract with the Clinton campaign.

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  • Phoenix police investigate possible kidnapping caught on camera

    Phoenix police investigate possible kidnapping caught on camera

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 10:40 PM EDT2016-10-12 02:40:07 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Phoenix police are investigating a possible kidnapping or endangered child situation that took place on Monday, around 2:30 p.m. near 88th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard.  

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    Phoenix police are investigating a possible kidnapping or endangered child situation that took place on Monday, around 2:30 p.m. near 88th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard.  

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  • Restaurant worker runs to help beaten woman

    Restaurant worker runs to help beaten woman

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 1:35 PM EDT2016-10-04 17:35:11 GMT
    Woman attacked outside Tempe restaurant. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Woman attacked outside Tempe restaurant. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A restaurant worker may have saved the life of a Valley woman who was brutally beaten and robbed in broad daylight in Tempe.

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    A restaurant worker may have saved the life of a Valley woman who was brutally beaten and robbed in broad daylight in Tempe.

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  • Missing man's family joins search at Lake Pleasant

    Missing man's family joins search at Lake Pleasant

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 11:41 PM EDT2016-09-07 03:41:58 GMT
    Chintan Shah has not been seen since Sunday at Lake Pleasant. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Chintan Shah has not been seen since Sunday at Lake Pleasant. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The family of a man missing for the past two days at Lake Pleasant has traveled to the Phoenix metro area to help in the search.

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    The family of a man missing for the past two days at Lake Pleasant has traveled to the Phoenix metro area to help in the search.

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  • Police: Think beyond the serial shooter sketches

    Police: Think beyond the serial shooter sketches

    Thursday, September 1 2016 9:54 PM EDT2016-09-02 01:54:10 GMT
    Police are depending on the community to help them solve these crimes. They have been blanketing the media and social websites with two composite sketches as described to them by two different witnesses from two separate incidents. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Police are depending on the community to help them solve these crimes. They have been blanketing the media and social websites with two composite sketches as described to them by two different witnesses from two separate incidents. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    In their latest push to catch the serial street shooter that has been terrorizing the city since March, Phoenix police are asking people to use their imaginations and not rely solely on the composite sketches police have released.

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    In their latest push to catch the serial street shooter that has been terrorizing the city since March, Phoenix police are asking people to use their imaginations and not rely solely on the composite sketches police have released.

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  • Buckeye PD releases body cam video of officer's encounter with missing Jesse Wilson

    Buckeye PD releases body cam video of officer's encounter with missing Jesse Wilson

    Thursday, August 18 2016 8:41 AM EDT2016-08-18 12:41:20 GMT
    Jesse Wilson has been missing since last month. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Jesse Wilson has been missing since last month. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Newly-released body cam video from the Buckeye Police Department shows an officer interacting with missing 10-year-old Jesse Wilson last spring.

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    Newly-released body cam video from the Buckeye Police Department shows an officer interacting with missing 10-year-old Jesse Wilson last spring.

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  • Avondale PD had contact with mom of missing Buckeye boy in 2011

    Avondale PD had contact with mom of missing Buckeye boy in 2011

    Thursday, August 18 2016 12:17 AM EDT2016-08-18 04:17:43 GMT
    Crystal Wilson, Jesse's mom, made a tearful plea for him to return shortly after he vanished last month. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Crystal Wilson, Jesse's mom, made a tearful plea for him to return shortly after he vanished last month. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Before Crystal Wilson, mother of missing 10-year-old Jesse, moved to Buckeye, she lived in Avondale. Police in that city were called to her home in 2011 to check on Wilson’s children after a family member expressed concern about their welfare. 

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    Before Crystal Wilson, mother of missing 10-year-old Jesse, moved to Buckeye, she lived in Avondale. Police in that city were called to her home in 2011 to check on Wilson’s children after a family member expressed concern about their welfare. 

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  • Sheriff: Drugs found inside home where teen allegedly killed 3-year-old brother

    Sheriff: Drugs found inside home where teen allegedly killed 3-year-old brother

    Wednesday, August 17 2016 2:37 AM EDT2016-08-17 06:37:24 GMT
    "We did find drug paraphernalia in the house, leafy substances, which we believe is marijuana, but that has to be tested. And a digital scale, glassine bags and pipes," Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)"We did find drug paraphernalia in the house, leafy substances, which we believe is marijuana, but that has to be tested. And a digital scale, glassine bags and pipes," Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said his deputies found evidence of drug activity inside the home where 16-year-old Shae Holloway is accused of killing his 3-year-old brother, Princeton. 

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    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said his deputies found evidence of drug activity inside the home where 16-year-old Shae Holloway is accused of killing his 3-year-old brother, Princeton. 

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  • Police release call made by mom of missing Buckeye boy; Border Patrol helps with search

    Police release call made by mom of missing Buckeye boy; Border Patrol helps with search

    Friday, July 22 2016 10:43 PM EDT2016-07-23 02:43:06 GMT
    Administrators say Jesse Wilson was well-liked at school. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Administrators say Jesse Wilson was well-liked at school. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Buckeye police released the recorded call made early Monday morning by Crystal Wilson to report that her 10-year-old son, Jesse, was missing from their home.

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    Buckeye police released the recorded call made early Monday morning by Crystal Wilson to report that her 10-year-old son, Jesse, was missing from their home.

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  • MANHUNT MONDAY

    Suspect attempts to rob clerk at Subway

    Suspect attempts to rob clerk at Subway

    Monday, June 27 2016 10:25 PM EDT2016-06-28 02:25:59 GMT
    The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, approximately 25 years old. He is about 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs roughly 130 pounds. He has black hair and a mustache and was last seen wearing dark clothing. (Source Silent Witness)The suspect is described as a Hispanic man, approximately 25 years old. He is about 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs roughly 130 pounds. He has black hair and a mustache and was last seen wearing dark clothing. (Source Silent Witness)

    Police are looking for a man who attempted to rob a Subway at 19th Avenue just south of Northern Avenue nearly a month ago.

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    Police are looking for a man who attempted to rob a Subway at 19th Avenue just south of Northern Avenue nearly a month ago.

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  • Active shooter training for AZ school resource officers

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 11:42 PM EDT2016-06-22 03:42:37 GMT
    The Arizona School Resource Officers Association held a school safety conference in Scottsdale. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The Arizona School Resource Officers Association held a school safety conference in Scottsdale. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The Arizona School Resource Officers Association is hosting its 20th Annual School Safety Conference in Scottsdale this week. 

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    The Arizona School Resource Officers Association is hosting its 20th Annual School Safety Conference in Scottsdale this week. 

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  • DPS runs center to thwart local terror attacks

    DPS runs center to thwart local terror attacks

    Tuesday, June 14 2016 10:52 PM EDT2016-06-15 02:52:25 GMT
    The ACTIC watch center is a room full of screens, computers, video feeds and live camera views, all of which are monitored 24/7 by the Arizona Department of Public Safety along with the FBI and other Valley agencies. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The ACTIC watch center is a room full of screens, computers, video feeds and live camera views, all of which are monitored 24/7 by the Arizona Department of Public Safety along with the FBI and other Valley agencies. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center? is a room full of screens, computers, video feeds and live camera views, all of which are monitored 24/7 by the Arizona Department of Public Safety along with the FBI and other Valley agencies.

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    The Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center? is a room full of screens, computers, video feeds and live camera views, all of which are monitored 24/7 by the Arizona Department of Public Safety along with the FBI and other Valley agencies.

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  • Accused former officers could have risked the lives of colleagues

    Accused former officers could have risked the lives of colleagues

    Wednesday, June 8 2016 11:08 AM EDT2016-06-08 15:08:02 GMT
    Sebatsian Castillo (left) and Richard Denny. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)Sebatsian Castillo (left) and Richard Denny. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

    According to a grand jury indictment, former officers Richard Denny and Sebastian Castillo warned employees and customers at the Essex Gentlemen's Club about an investigation involving the possible sale and transportation of illegal drugs, including dangerous drugs, narcotics and marijuana.

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    According to a grand jury indictment, former officers Richard Denny and Sebastian Castillo warned employees and customers at the Essex Gentlemen's Club about an investigation involving the possible sale and transportation of illegal drugs, including dangerous drugs, narcotics and marijuana.

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  • Suspect wanted in multiple armed robberies

    Suspect wanted in multiple armed robberies

    Tuesday, June 7 2016 12:43 AM EDT2016-06-07 04:43:59 GMT
    The suspect is described as a black male approximately 40 years old, 6 feet tall weighing 180 pounds. Police say he has black hair and stubble on his face.  There’s also a chance that he used makeup to draw in his eyebrows. (Source: CBS 5 News)The suspect is described as a black male approximately 40 years old, 6 feet tall weighing 180 pounds. Police say he has black hair and stubble on his face.  There’s also a chance that he used makeup to draw in his eyebrows. (Source: CBS 5 News)

    Authorities are looking for a man they believe pulled off three robberies in the past two weeks.

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    Authorities are looking for a man they believe pulled off three robberies in the past two weeks.

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  • Beloved Valley teacher dies of injuries from accident

    Beloved Valley teacher dies of injuries from accident

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 3:09 AM EDT2016-05-31 07:09:33 GMT
    Bill Mellyn (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Bill Mellyn (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A longtime Mesa high school teacher has succumbed to injuries he suffered after being hit by a car while riding his mountain bike. 

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    A longtime Mesa high school teacher has succumbed to injuries he suffered after being hit by a car while riding his mountain bike. 

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  • One 10 hour shift with Ofc. Glasser impresses co-worker

    One 10 hour shift with Ofc. Glasser impresses co-worker

    Thursday, May 19 2016 9:57 PM EDT2016-05-20 01:57:19 GMT
    Picture taken of Ofc. Glasser before a 10-hour shift (Source: KPHO)Picture taken of Ofc. Glasser before a 10-hour shift (Source: KPHO)

    Officer Glasser made an impression on fellow worker who met him once and shared a patrol car with him for a day. 

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    Officer Glasser made an impression on fellow worker who met him once and shared a patrol car with him for a day. 

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  • MANHUNT MONDAY

    Suspects try to steal woman's car at knifepoint

    Suspects try to steal woman's car at knifepoint

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 11:59 AM EDT2016-05-10 15:59:03 GMT

    Silent Witness detectives are looking for a couple who tried to steal a woman’s car at knifepoint.

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    Silent Witness detectives are looking for a couple who tried to steal a woman’s car at knifepoint.

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  • One on one with Tempe's new police chief

    One on one with Tempe's new police chief

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 9:55 PM EDT2016-05-04 01:55:32 GMT
    Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir (Source: CBS 5 News)Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir (Source: CBS 5 News)

    Chief Sylvia Moir has been at the helm of the Tempe Police Department for about six weeks, and when asked how she’s spent that time, she is quick to answer.

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    Chief Sylvia Moir has been at the helm of the Tempe Police Department for about six weeks, and when asked how she’s spent that time, she is quick to answer.

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  • New book offers intimate look into lives of Yarnell 19

    New book offers intimate look into lives of Yarnell 19

    Monday, May 2 2016 10:35 PM EDT2016-05-03 02:35:10 GMT
    “The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and one of the deadliest days in American Firefighting,” is written by New York Times Phoenix Bureau Chief Fernanda Santos. (Source: Fernanda Santos via Facebook)“The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and one of the deadliest days in American Firefighting,” is written by New York Times Phoenix Bureau Chief Fernanda Santos. (Source: Fernanda Santos via Facebook)

    "The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting," was written by New York Times Phoenix Bureau Chief Fernanda Santos. Santos covered the fire for the Times and said it’s a story she fell in love with from the beginning -- despite the horrible outcome -- because of the people involved.

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    "The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting," was written by New York Times Phoenix Bureau Chief Fernanda Santos. Santos covered the fire for the Times and said it’s a story she fell in love with from the beginning -- despite the horrible outcome -- because of the people involved.

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  • Defense attorneys try freeway shooter case in front of media

    Defense attorneys try freeway shooter case in front of media

    Friday, April 29 2016 12:16 AM EDT2016-04-29 04:16:06 GMT
    Defense for Leslie Merritt Jr. held a news conference on Thursday morning (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Defense for Leslie Merritt Jr. held a news conference on Thursday morning (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The defense team for Leslie Merritt Jr., the man formerly charged in a series of I-10 Freeway shootings, came out swinging in a news conference held in downtown Phoenix Thursday morning.

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    The defense team for Leslie Merritt Jr., the man formerly charged in a series of I-10 Freeway shootings, came out swinging in a news conference held in downtown Phoenix Thursday morning.

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  • Baby Gabriel's dad wants answers

    Baby Gabriel's dad wants answers

    Thursday, April 14 2016 9:54 PM EDT2016-04-15 01:54:10 GMT
    Logan McQueary speaks about Elizabeth Johnson and Baby Gabriel (Source: KPHO)Logan McQueary speaks about Elizabeth Johnson and Baby Gabriel (Source: KPHO)

    Logan McQueary, the father of the missing boy known and Baby Gabriel, wanted a longer jail sentence for Gabriel’s mom Elizabeth Johnson, in hopes it would prompt her to tell the truth about what happened to their son. 

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    Logan McQueary, the father of the missing boy known and Baby Gabriel, wanted a longer jail sentence for Gabriel’s mom Elizabeth Johnson, in hopes it would prompt her to tell the truth about what happened to their son. 

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  • Benefits granted to kids of officer with PTSD who took his own life

    Wednesday, April 13 2016 9:36 PM EDT2016-04-14 01:36:52 GMT

    The City of Phoenix Police Pension board has granted disability benefits to the children of a former Phoenix police officer who was fired and later killed himself. When Craig Tiger took his own life, he was survived by two children he had with his ex-wife Rebecca. 

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    The City of Phoenix Police Pension board has granted disability benefits to the children of a former Phoenix police officer who was fired and later killed himself. When Craig Tiger took his own life, he was survived by two children he had with his ex-wife Rebecca. 

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  • MANHUNT MONDAY

    Investigative lead sought in man’s beating death

    Investigative lead sought in man’s beating death

    Wednesday, April 13 2016 2:17 PM EDT2016-04-13 18:17:22 GMT

    Police found 31-year-old Cook unconscious and covered in blood. He had been beaten to death in the parking lot of a large apartment complex at 28th Street and Broadway Road in South Phoenix. Police hope someone will recognize the photo of an investigative lead. 

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    Police found 31-year-old Cook unconscious and covered in blood. He had been beaten to death in the parking lot of a large apartment complex at 28th Street and Broadway Road in South Phoenix. Police hope someone will recognize the photo of an investigative lead. 

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  • MANHUNT MONDAY

    Circle K robber from Oct. 2015 still missing

    Circle K robber from Oct. 2015 still missing

    Tuesday, April 5 2016 3:21 PM EDT2016-04-05 19:21:20 GMT

    Police said it was right around dinner time when a suspect walked in and waited for other customers to leave. 

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    Police said it was right around dinner time when a suspect walked in and waited for other customers to leave. 

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  • Robber with AK-47 holds up dollar store

    Monday, March 28 2016 10:05 PM EDT2016-03-29 02:05:38 GMT
    Surveillance video shows the suspect barging into the store waving around an assault rifle. He then walks up to two female employees and points the weapon at them. (Source: KPHO)Surveillance video shows the suspect barging into the store waving around an assault rifle. He then walks up to two female employees and points the weapon at them. (Source: KPHO)

    The Family Dollar Store at 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street was the site of a bold and brazen armed robbery. It happened on a Friday night in January 2014, and police are still looking for the suspect.

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    The Family Dollar Store at 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street was the site of a bold and brazen armed robbery. It happened on a Friday night in January 2014, and police are still looking for the suspect.

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  • Jury to get case of Phoenix man accused of planning TX cartoon contest attack

    Jury to get case of Phoenix man accused of planning TX cartoon contest attack

    Wednesday, March 9 2016 8:31 PM EST2016-03-10 01:31:33 GMT
    The prosecutor says Kareem trained Soofi and Simpson in firearms handling, bankrolled the attack and motivated them to carry it out in support of ISIS. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The prosecutor says Kareem trained Soofi and Simpson in firearms handling, bankrolled the attack and motivated them to carry it out in support of ISIS. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Before the defense rested its case Wednesday, the defendant, Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, was grilled by prosecutors about why he was not forthcoming with FBI agents during two interviews after the attacks in Garland TX in May 2015.    More >

    Before the defense rested its case Wednesday, the defendant, Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, was grilled by prosecutors about why he was not forthcoming with FBI agents during two interviews after the attacks in Garland TX in May 2015.   

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  • MANHUNT MONDAY

    Robbery at Phoenix pizza place still unsolved 1 year later

    Robbery at Phoenix pizza place still unsolved 1 year later

    Wednesday, March 9 2016 1:32 AM EST2016-03-09 06:32:00 GMT

    A Domino's pizza place on 35th Avenue near Bethany Home Road in Phoenix was the site of an armed robbery just about a year ago. Police still need help finding the suspect.

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    A Domino's pizza place on 35th Avenue near Bethany Home Road in Phoenix was the site of an armed robbery just about a year ago. Police still need help finding the suspect.

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  • Emotional testimony from brother of suspect killed in terror attack

    Emotional testimony from brother of suspect killed in terror attack

    Thursday, March 3 2016 4:05 PM EST2016-03-03 21:05:48 GMT

    Raw emotion poured from the witness stand on Wednesday in the terror trial of Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem taking place in Federal Court in downtown Phoenix. Ali Soofi testified for most of the day. 

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    Raw emotion poured from the witness stand on Wednesday in the terror trial of Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem taking place in Federal Court in downtown Phoenix. Ali Soofi testified for most of the day. 

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  • MANHUNT MONDAY

    Camouflaged suspects rob Phoenix Subway store

    Camouflaged suspects rob Phoenix Subway store

    Tuesday, February 23 2016 4:28 PM EST2016-02-23 21:28:23 GMT
    Two suspects in a Phoenix fast food robbery are still on the run and police need help identifying them.   More >

    Two suspects in a Phoenix fast food robbery are still on the run and police need help identifying them.  

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  • State police board fires executive director

    State police board fires executive director

    Thursday, February 11 2016 8:57 PM EST2016-02-12 01:57:12 GMT

    The Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board has fired its longtime executive director, Lyle Mann.

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    The Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board has fired its longtime executive director, Lyle Mann.

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  • Bold burglar hits Circle K

    Bold burglar hits Circle K

    Monday, February 8 2016 8:37 PM EST2016-02-09 01:37:05 GMT

    Phoenix police are hoping the public can help them identify a man who burglarized the Circle K convenience store at 1002 N. 35th Avenue in Phoenix on Monday, Feb. 1 at approximately 8 a.m.

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    Phoenix police are hoping the public can help them identify a man who burglarized the Circle K convenience store at 1002 N. 35th Avenue in Phoenix on Monday, Feb. 1 at approximately 8 a.m.

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  • No decision on benefits for kids of officer who took his own life

    No decision on benefits for kids of officer who took his own life

    Tuesday, February 2 2016 9:30 PM EST2016-02-03 02:30:11 GMT
    Rebecca Tiger broke down in tears at her appearance Tuesday before the City of Phoenix Police Pension Board. Tiger was hoping the board would decide whether her children would be granted their late father’s pension benefits. It did not happen. More >

    Rebecca Tiger broke down in tears at her appearance Tuesday before the City of Phoenix Police Pension Board. Tiger was hoping the board would decide whether her children would be granted their late father’s pension benefits. It did not happen.

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  • MANHUNT MONDAY

    Robbers strike at Anthem Wal-Mart

    Robbers strike at Anthem Wal-Mart

    Monday, February 1 2016 9:50 PM EST2016-02-02 02:50:26 GMT
    Surveillance video shows the suspects confronting a Walmart loss-prevention officer. (Source: CBS 5 News)Surveillance video shows the suspects confronting a Walmart loss-prevention officer. (Source: CBS 5 News)
    Police say a two men attempted to rob the Wal-Mart in Anthem by loading up a grocery cart and trying to walk out without paying. The incident took place at the Wal-Mart at 4435 W. Anthem Way, in Phoenix right around 10:20 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3. More >

    Police say a two men attempted to rob the Wal-Mart in Anthem by loading up a grocery cart and trying to walk out without paying. The incident took place at the Wal-Mart at 4435 W. Anthem Way, in Phoenix right around 10:20 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3.

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  • Ex-officer averts trial, pleads guilty to sex with minors

    Ex-officer averts trial, pleads guilty to sex with minors

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 9:56 PM EST2016-01-27 02:56:50 GMT

    A former Phoenix police officer stunned a Maricopa County courtroom Tuesday afternoon when, just minutes before the start of his trial on sex crimes, he entered into a plea agreement.  

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    A former Phoenix police officer stunned a Maricopa County courtroom Tuesday afternoon when, just minutes before the start of his trial on sex crimes, he entered into a plea agreement.  

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  • Officer shortage forces Phoenix detectives back to patrol

    Officer shortage forces Phoenix detectives back to patrol

    Monday, January 25 2016 8:58 PM EST2016-01-26 01:58:31 GMT
    (Source: Chris Kennedy via Flickr)(Source: Chris Kennedy via Flickr)
    The Phoenix Police Department will be implementing a plan to fill the open patrol positions that have plagued the department and cost the city millions in overtime. That plan involved detectives and officers assigned to specialty units, many of whom have not worked patrol for years. More >

    The Phoenix Police Department will be implementing a plan to fill the open patrol positions that have plagued the department and cost the city millions in overtime. That plan involved detectives and officers assigned to specialty units, many of whom have not worked patrol for years.

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  • MANHUNT MONDAY

    Police suspect male/female duo in armed robbery

    Police suspect male/female duo in armed robbery

    Monday, January 25 2016 2:25 PM EST2016-01-25 19:25:45 GMT
    The incident took place at the Mobile Gas Station at 5402 W. Indian School Rd., in Phoenix right around 8:10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016.  More >

    The incident took place at the Mobile Gas Station at 5402 W. Indian School Rd., in Phoenix right around 8:10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. 

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  • Surprise man slapped with harassment claim after filing complaint against cop

    Surprise man slapped with harassment claim after filing complaint against cop

    Friday, January 22 2016 12:12 PM EST2016-01-22 17:12:19 GMT

    A Surprise man was stunned to find himself slapped with an injunction against harassment after he filed a complaint against a police officer.

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    A Surprise man was stunned to find himself slapped with an injunction against harassment after he filed a complaint against a police officer.

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  • MANHUNT MONDAY

    Help police ID suspected chronic shoplifter

    Help police ID suspected chronic shoplifter

    Tuesday, January 12 2016 9:08 AM EST2016-01-12 14:08:24 GMT

    In October, surveillance video showed him inside a Circle K at 10th Avenue and Hatcher at around 9 a.m. 

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    In October, surveillance video showed him inside a Circle K at 10th Avenue and Hatcher at around 9 a.m. 

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  • MANHUNT MONDAY

    Phoenix police seek armed robber

    Phoenix police seek armed robber

    Tuesday, January 5 2016 1:14 PM EST2016-01-05 18:14:44 GMT

    Investigators need help finding a guy that held up a convenience store at gunpoint. The robbery was captured by surveillance cameras inside the Circle K located at 4402 E. Osborn Rd. in Phoenix. 

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    Investigators need help finding a guy that held up a convenience store at gunpoint. The robbery was captured by surveillance cameras inside the Circle K located at 4402 E. Osborn Rd. in Phoenix. 

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  • Good deed helps family's Christmas wish come true

    Good deed helps family's Christmas wish come true

    Friday, December 18 2015 9:31 PM EST2015-12-19 02:31:13 GMT

    A CBS 5 viewer became somewhat of a Christmas angel for a valley family with a special needs son. But in giving, that viewer said her holiday was made special. 

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    A CBS 5 viewer became somewhat of a Christmas angel for a valley family with a special needs son. But in giving, that viewer said her holiday was made special. 

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  • MANHUNT MONDAY

    Man robs several businesses at gunpoint

    Man robs several businesses at gunpoint

    Monday, November 30 2015 8:45 PM EST2015-12-01 01:45:08 GMT
    Police believe this man held up four Phoenix-area businesses within a five-hour period the first weekend of November. (Source: Silent Witness)Police believe this man held up four Phoenix-area businesses within a five-hour period the first weekend of November. (Source: Silent Witness)
    Investigators need help locating a man they say held up four Phoenix area businesses within a five-hour period the first weekend of November.More >

    Investigators need help locating a man they say held up four Phoenix area businesses within a five-hour period the first weekend of November.

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  • Another controversial VA leader assigned to Phoenix

    Another controversial VA leader assigned to Phoenix

    Tuesday, November 24 2015 8:31 AM EST2015-11-24 13:31:07 GMT
    Kimberly GravesKimberly Graves
    Kimberly Graves, a Veterans Benefits Administration senior executive demoted for unethical and possible criminal conduct, is being reassigned to serve as the assistant director of the Phoenix Regional Benefits Office.More >

    Kimberly Graves, a Veterans Benefits Administration senior executive demoted for unethical and possible criminal conduct, is being reassigned to serve as the assistant director of the Phoenix Regional Benefits Office.

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  • City 'temporarily' reverses denial of officer's service dog

    City 'temporarily' reverses denial of officer's service dog

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 9:11 PM EST2015-11-05 02:11:22 GMT
    (Source: CBS5)(Source: CBS5)
    The City of Phoenix has reversed its decision and will temporarily allow a critically injured police detective to bring his service dog to work with him. Last week, the city’s human resources department notified Det. Scott Sefranka his request to bring his service dog in training to work with him was denied. While Sefranka may now bring the dog to work, there is one major thing he cannot do -- "be readily identifiable as a police officer while in public."More >
    The City of Phoenix has reversed its decision and will temporarily allow a critically injured police detective to bring his service dog to work with him. Last week, the city’s human resources department notified Det. Scott Sefranka his request to bring his service dog in training to work with him was denied. While Sefranka may now bring the dog to work, there is one major thing he cannot do -- "be readily identifiable as a police officer while in public."More >
  • Critically injured detective denied service dog at work

    Critically injured detective denied service dog at work

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 1:03 PM EST2015-11-04 18:03:30 GMT
    A Phoenix Police officer critically injured in a shooting nearly two years ago has been denied the use of a service dog in his new post as a detective in the missing person's unit.  More >
    A Phoenix Police officer critically injured in a shooting nearly two years ago has been denied the use of a service dog in his new post as a detective in the missing person's unit.  More >
  • 2 school administrators face charges in sex scandal

    2 school administrators face charges in sex scandal

    Friday, October 30 2015 5:36 PM EDT2015-10-30 21:36:19 GMT
    After further investigation, police want two other former charter school administrators charged with felony crimes for not turning in one of their own.More >
    After further investigation, police want two other former charter school administrators charged with felony crimes for not turning in one of their own.More >
  • NEW INFORMATION

    Phoenix police officer charged in hit-and-run wreck

    Phoenix police officer charged in hit-and-run wreck

    Thursday, October 22 2015 8:18 PM EDT2015-10-23 00:18:46 GMT
    Officer Stuart Babcock (Source: KPHO)Officer Stuart Babcock (Source: KPHO)
    On Sept. 30, Officer Stuart Babcock was driving a patrol vehicle southbound on Interstate 17 when he rear-ended another vehicle. He then left the scene, DPS spokesperson Bart Graves said. No one was hurt.More >
    On Sept. 30, Officer Stuart Babcock was driving a patrol vehicle southbound on Interstate 17 when he rear-ended another vehicle. He then left the scene, DPS spokesperson Bart Graves said. No one was hurt.More >
  • Longtime CBS 5 reporter honored with prestigious award

    Longtime CBS 5 reporter honored with prestigious award

    Saturday, October 17 2015 8:59 PM EDT2015-10-18 00:59:08 GMT
    Donna Rossi, CBS 5 NewsDonna Rossi, CBS 5 News
    On Oct. 17, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Academy of Televisions Arts and Sciences recognized Donna Rossi's more than 25 years of excellent work in TV journalism by inducting her into its Silver Circle .It's one of the organization's most prestigious honors for which only a few candidates are selected each year.More >
    On Oct. 17, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Academy of Televisions Arts and Sciences recognized Donna Rossi's more than 25 years of excellent work in TV journalism by inducting her into its Silver Circle .It's one of the organization's most prestigious honors for which only a few candidates are selected each year.More >
  • Family of missing couple deals with worst outcome imaginable

    Family of missing couple deals with worst outcome imaginable

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 8:24 PM EDT2015-10-15 00:24:21 GMT
    Mike Perry, Tina Careccia's brother (Source: CBS5 News)Mike Perry, Tina Careccia's brother (Source: CBS5 News)
    The past two weeks have felt like an eternity for the family and friends of Mike and Tina Careccia. Pinal County Sheriffs deputies believe two bodies recovered in a backyard grave at a home in the town of Maricopa are those of the missing couple.More >
    The past two weeks have felt like an eternity for the family and friends of Mike and Tina Careccia. Pinal County Sheriffs deputies believe two bodies recovered in a backyard grave at a home in the town of Maricopa are those of the missing couple.More >
  • Family says intruder killed 'Native American trailblazer'

    Family says intruder killed 'Native American trailblazer'

    Friday, September 25 2015 10:54 PM EDT2015-09-26 02:54:17 GMT
    Phoenix police are searching for a gunman after 78-year-old Jess Sixkiller was shot and killed inside his home near 55th Avenue and Camelback Road early Friday morning. More >
    Phoenix police are searching for a gunman after 78-year-old Jess Sixkiller was shot and killed inside his home near 55th Avenue and Camelback Road early Friday morning. More >
  • Officer shot in the line of duty makes first public appearance at fundraiser

    Officer shot in the line of duty makes first public appearance at fundraiser

    Thursday, September 24 2015 11:48 PM EDT2015-09-25 03:48:32 GMT
    Eric Gardner was shot three times while conducting a traffic stop. (Source: CBS 5 News)Eric Gardner was shot three times while conducting a traffic stop. (Source: CBS 5 News)
    Phoenix police officer Eric Gardner was all smiles as co-workers and community members wished him a speedy recovery Thursday at a benefit barbecue for him and his family.More >
    Phoenix police officer Eric Gardner was all smiles as co-workers and community members wished him a speedy recovery Thursday at a benefit barbecue for him and his family.More >
  • Gun belonging to freeway shooting suspect not in pawn shop during I-10 shootings

    Gun belonging to freeway shooting suspect not in pawn shop during I-10 shootings

    Tuesday, September 22 2015 10:31 PM EDT2015-09-23 02:31:00 GMT
    Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was arrested on Sept. 18. He maintains he was not involved in the shootings. (Source: CBS 5 News)Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was arrested on Sept. 18. He maintains he was not involved in the shootings. (Source: CBS 5 News)
    Records show the gun that Arizona Department of Public Safety investigators linked to four of the Interstate 10 freeway shootings had been in an out of Mo Money Pawn Shop several times since July.More >
    Records show the gun that Arizona Department of Public Safety investigators linked to four of the Interstate 10 freeway shootings had been in an out of Mo Money Pawn Shop several times since July.More >
  • ASU professor accused of plagiarism on admin leave

    ASU professor accused of plagiarism on admin leave

    Thursday, September 17 2015 1:15 AM EDT2015-09-17 05:15:53 GMT
    Matthew Whitaker (Source: ASU.edu)Matthew Whitaker (Source: ASU.edu)
    An Arizona State University professor embroiled in plagiarism allegations and controversy has been put on administrative leave and relieved of all his duties. This is the latest blow to Dr. Matthew Whitaker, who is the founding director of ASU's Center for the Study of Race & Democracy.More >
    An Arizona State University professor embroiled in plagiarism allegations and controversy has been put on administrative leave and relieved of all his duties. This is the latest blow to Dr. Matthew Whitaker, who is the founding director of ASU's Center for the Study of Race & Democracy.More >
  • Big step forward for police and PTSD

    Big step forward for police and PTSD

    Friday, September 4 2015 10:48 PM EDT2015-09-05 02:48:47 GMT
    The topic of Post Traumatic Stress and police officers is an issue CBS 5 News has been shedding light on for the past year. More >
    The topic of Post Traumatic Stress and police officers is an issue CBS 5 News has been shedding light on for the past year. More >
  • Phoenix police in full court press to hire recruits

    Phoenix police in full court press to hire recruits

    Thursday, September 3 2015 10:34 PM EDT2015-09-04 02:34:10 GMT
    The Phoenix Police Department saw its first new officers since 2009 hit the streets in July. They were the first crop of recruits since the lifting of the nearly six-year hiring freeze.More >
    The Phoenix Police Department saw its first new officers since 2009 hit the streets in July. They were the first crop of recruits since the lifting of the nearly six-year hiring freeze.More >
  • Jurors consider death sentence for cop killer

    Jurors consider death sentence for cop killer

    Wednesday, August 12 2015 11:25 PM EDT2015-08-13 03:25:55 GMT
    Convicted cop killer Danny Martinez (Source: CBS 5 News)Convicted cop killer Danny Martinez (Source: CBS 5 News)
    A jury is deciding whether a convicted cop killer will be put to death. Those same jurors last month convicted Danny Martinez of murdering Phoenix Police Officer Travis Murphy in 2010.More >
    A jury is deciding whether a convicted cop killer will be put to death. Those same jurors last month convicted Danny Martinez of murdering Phoenix Police Officer Travis Murphy in 2010.More >
  • Violent crimes up in Phoenix

    Violent crimes up in Phoenix

    Thursday, July 30 2015 3:12 AM EDT2015-07-30 07:12:17 GMT
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    According to Sgt. Trent Crump of the Phoenix Police Department, two categories of violent crimes are driving the numbers up. They are robberies and aggravated assaults.More >
    According to Sgt. Trent Crump of the Phoenix Police Department, two categories of violent crimes are driving the numbers up. They are robberies and aggravated assaults.More >
  • Extreme DUI arrest could cost Phoenix cop his job

    Extreme DUI arrest could cost Phoenix cop his job

    Monday, July 6 2015 11:55 PM EDT2015-07-07 03:55:54 GMT
    Robert Perez (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)Robert Perez (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
    The Ak-Chin officer who pulled Robert Perez, a seven-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department, over administered the standard field sobriety test and determined that Perez was under the influence.  More >
    The Ak-Chin officer who pulled Robert Perez, a seven-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department, over administered the standard field sobriety test and determined that Perez was under the influence.  More >
  • EXCLUSIVE

    Tempe police chief on his way out, sends letter to employees

    Tempe police chief on his way out, sends letter to employees

    Tuesday, June 23 2015 7:16 PM EDT2015-06-23 23:16:14 GMT
    Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff (Source: Tempe Police Department)Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff (Source: Tempe Police Department)
    City and police public relations personnel have not released specifics about Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff's departure, but several sources have confirmed for CBS 5 News that Ryff and Tempe City Manager Andrew Ching have been discussing Ryff's exit plan.More >
    City and police public relations personnel have not released specifics about Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff's departure, but several sources have confirmed for CBS 5 News that Ryff and Tempe City Manager Andrew Ching have been discussing Ryff's exit plan.More >
  • AZ special needs camp may be forced to close

    AZ special needs camp may be forced to close

    Thursday, June 11 2015 10:30 PM EDT2015-06-12 02:30:39 GMT
    An Arizona summer camp for those with special needs may have to turn away campers this season.More >
    An Arizona summer camp for those with special needs may have to turn away campers this season.More >
  • Embattled high school baseball coach fired

    Embattled high school baseball coach fired

    Thursday, June 11 2015 10:45 AM EDT2015-06-11 14:45:43 GMT
    The head baseball coach at Desert Ridge High School has been fired after a more than a dozen players and parents filed pages of complaints ranging from profanity laced tirades to allegations of illegal recruiting practices.More >
    The head baseball coach at Desert Ridge High School has been fired after a more than a dozen players and parents filed pages of complaints ranging from profanity laced tirades to allegations of illegal recruiting practices.More >
  • AZ schools chief sues state Board of Education

    AZ schools chief sues state Board of Education

    Saturday, May 16 2015 7:19 PM EDT2015-05-16 23:19:58 GMT
    The ongoing power struggle between the Arizona schools chief and the state Board of Education is headed to court.More >
    The ongoing power struggle between the Arizona schools chief and the state Board of Education is headed to court.More >
  • AZ death penalty statute upheld, for now

    AZ death penalty statute upheld, for now

    Friday, May 8 2015 8:22 PM EDT2015-05-09 00:22:27 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme court has ruled that if a state is going to have a death penalty, the law must have a system in place to narrow down when prosecutors can seek the death penalty.More >
    The U.S. Supreme court has ruled that if a state is going to have a death penalty, the law must have a system in place to narrow down when prosecutors can seek the death penalty.More >
  • Garland suspects attended same Phoenix mosque

    Garland suspects attended same Phoenix mosque

    Monday, May 4 2015 9:41 PM EDT2015-05-05 01:41:39 GMT
    The two suspects in a shooting in Garland, Texas at controversial art contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed, attended the same Phoenix mosque for years.More >
    The two suspects in a shooting in Garland, Texas at controversial art contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed, attended the same Phoenix mosque for years.More >
  • Phoenix PD releases video of officer's actions that led to firing

    Phoenix PD releases video of officer's actions that led to firing

    Friday, April 17 2015 9:33 AM EDT2015-04-17 13:33:09 GMT

    Police Chief Joe Yahner determined Detective Kevin McGowan used excessive force against 18-year-old Patrick D'Labik during an incident Dec. 23 at a smoke shop.

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    Police Chief Joe Yahner determined Detective Kevin McGowan used excessive force against 18-year-old Patrick D'Labik during an incident Dec. 23 at a smoke shop.

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  • UPDATE

    Mom accused of killing daughter breaks down in court

    Mom accused of killing daughter breaks down in court

    Thursday, April 2 2015 6:15 PM EDT2015-04-02 22:15:20 GMT
    Jerice Hunter broke down in court during the afternoon break without the jury in the courtroom. At the time she was talking with her attorney. More >
    Jerice Hunter broke down in court during the afternoon break without the jury in the courtroom. At the time she was talking with her attorney. 
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  • Jurors hear directly from accused child killer

    Jurors hear directly from accused child killer

    Tuesday, March 31 2015 12:20 AM EDT2015-03-31 04:20:37 GMT
    Jerice HunterJerice Hunter
    Jurors in the Jerice Hunter murder trial watched portions of the video recorded interview Hunter gave detectives within the first 10 hours of reporting her daughter missing. More >
    Jurors in the Jerice Hunter murder trial watched portions of the video recorded interview Hunter gave detectives within the first 10 hours of reporting her daughter missing. More >
  • Family wants prison time for man who killed DPS officer

    Family wants prison time for man who killed DPS officer

    Friday, March 27 2015 1:13 PM EDT2015-03-27 17:13:30 GMT
    The family of an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer killed in the line of duty by a distracted driver wants a fair and just sentence for the man responsible.A jury convicted Jorge Espinoza, 36, of negligent homicide for the death Ofc. Timothy Huffman, a 14-year veteran of DPS.In May 2013, Huffman was in his patrol car writing a report at an accident scene on Interstate 8 when the tanker truck Espinoza was driving slammed into Huffman's marked unit, killing him.Video taken from inside...More >
    The family of an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer killed in the line of duty by a distracted driver wants a fair and just sentence for the man responsible.A jury convicted Jorge Espinoza, 36, of negligent homicide for the death Ofc. Timothy Huffman, a 14-year veteran of DPS.In May 2013, Huffman was in his patrol car writing a report at an accident scene on Interstate 8 when the tanker truck Espinoza was driving slammed into Huffman's marked unit, killing him.Video taken from inside...More >

Donna RossiDonna Rossi is a New York native and joined CBS 5 News as a reporter after working in both Tucson and Flagstaff.

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Donna Rossi

Emmy Award-winning reporter Donna Rossi joined CBS 5 news in September 1994. In that time, Donna has covered some of the most high profile stories in the valley and across the state. Donna's experience as a four-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department gives her a keen sense of crime and court stories. She offered gavel to gavel coverage of the 1999 sleepwalking murder trial of Scott Falater, and the trial and conviction of retired Catholic Bishop Thomas O'Brien for a fatal hit and run accident. She also spent 2 straight weeks in northeastern Arizona in the summer of 2011 covering the Wallow Fire, the largest wildfire in Arizona history. Donna's reputation as a fair and accurate journalist has earned her the respect of her colleagues and community. Her talent as a reporter has earned her more than a dozen Arizona Associated Press awards and three Emmy statue. Donna previously worked as an anchor and reporter in Tucson and got her start in broadcast journalism in Flagstaff. Donna is a past president of the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a member of IFP/Phoenix, a non-profit organization of local film and documentary makers. Donna was born in New York and moved to the Valley with her family when she was 9 years old. She is a graduate of Maryvale High School and attended Arizona State University. She graduated cum laude from Northern Arizona University. In her free time, Donna enjoys boating on Bartlett Lake, all forms of music and theatre. Donna frequently donates her time to speak to community organizations and emcee their events. She is on the board of DUET, a non-profit which helps promote health and well-being for older adults. Donna also loves donating her time to youth organizations and groups who work to secure and safeguard human rights. On Oct. 17, 2015, Donna was honored for her amazing work over the years. The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Academy of Televisions Arts and Sciences inducted her into its Silver Circle. It's one of the organization's most prestigious honors for which only a few candidates are selected each year. Read: Hide bio