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  • Behind the scenes at Phoenix ZooLights

    Behind the scenes at Phoenix ZooLights

    Friday, November 24 2017 12:43 PM EST2017-11-24 17:43:37 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    We go behind the scenes at ZooLights, one of the biggest holiday light shows in Phoenix, now in its 26th year. 

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    We go behind the scenes at ZooLights, one of the biggest holiday light shows in Phoenix, now in its 26th year. 

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  • Let's Go Places: Big, little brother build car to build relationship

    Let's Go Places: Big, little brother build car to build relationship

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 1:26 PM EDT2017-10-24 17:26:00 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Ray Hager and Evan Brown have been "brothers" with in the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization for five years. They spend a large amount of time restoring a VW bug and visiting car shows to promote the BBBS organization. We surprised them with $1,000 to help continue that effort.

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    Ray Hager and Evan Brown have been "brothers" with in the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization for five years. They spend a large amount of time restoring a VW bug and visiting car shows to promote the BBBS organization. We surprised them with $1,000 to help continue that effort.

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  • Let's Go Places: Tempe artist sells work to feed homeless

    Let's Go Places: Tempe artist sells work to feed homeless

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 12:02 PM EDT2017-10-10 16:02:33 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Meet our newest Let's Go Place recipient, a Tempe artist who sells his unique tin-can robots to buy the ingredients he needs to make home-cooked meals he serves the homeless every weekend.

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    Meet our newest Let's Go Place recipient, a Tempe artist who sells his unique tin-can robots to buy the ingredients he needs to make home-cooked meals he serves the homeless every weekend.

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  • Let's Go Places honors realtor boosting Chandler residents

    Let's Go Places honors realtor boosting Chandler residents

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 2:03 PM EDT2017-09-26 18:03:17 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Matthew Coates is a realtor by day, and a community cheerleader of sorts in his free time. He started a Facebook page called Living Chandler and has racked up more than 45-thousand members.

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    Matthew Coates is a realtor by day, and a community cheerleader of sorts in his free time. He started a Facebook page called Living Chandler and has racked up more than 45-thousand members.

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  • Let's Go Places honors Valley teacher

    Let's Go Places honors Valley teacher

    Monday, September 25 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-09-26 00:29:49 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona's Family is partnering with Valley Toyota Dealers to honor people making a difference in the Valley. We are honoring teacher Don Colann for his commitment to helping a former student with her schoolwork as she battles cancer.

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    Arizona's Family is partnering with Valley Toyota Dealers to honor people making a difference in the Valley. We are honoring teacher Don Colann for his commitment to helping a former student with her schoolwork as she battles cancer.

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  • 20 Cities in 20 Days: Small city, big history in Litchfield Park

    20 Cities in 20 Days: Small city, big history in Litchfield Park

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 10:00 AM EDT2017-08-23 14:00:27 GMT
    The city of Litchfield Park may be small but the 5,700 people who live there are big in pride, especially when it comes to how this town got its start. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The city of Litchfield Park may be small but the 5,700 people who live there are big in pride, especially when it comes to how this town got its start. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The City of Litchfield Park started back in 1916 when Goodyear Tire and Rubber executive Paul Litchfield came out West looking for farmers to grow long staple cotton, a necessary component in tires and one that was in short supply thanks to World War I, that's just the start of a long and interesting history of this small city. 

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    The City of Litchfield Park started back in 1916 when Goodyear Tire and Rubber executive Paul Litchfield came out West looking for farmers to grow long staple cotton, a necessary component in tires and one that was in short supply thanks to World War I, that's just the start of a long and interesting history of this small city. 

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  • 20 Cities in 20 Days: Schnepf Farms is go-to family fun

    20 Cities in 20 Days: Schnepf Farms is go-to family fun

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:00:13 GMT
    If you've been in the Valley for any length of time, you know Schnepf Farms is go-to for family fun. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)If you've been in the Valley for any length of time, you know Schnepf Farms is go-to for family fun. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    What's new at Schnepf Farms? We take a look at the ever-changing family activities offered at one of Queen Creek's most visited businesses.

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    What's new at Schnepf Farms? We take a look at the ever-changing family activities offered at one of Queen Creek's most visited businesses.

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  • 20 Cities in 20 Days: Big changes coming to PIR

    20 Cities in 20 Days: Big changes coming to PIR

    Friday, August 11 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-08-12 00:00:15 GMT
    It’s tough to talk about Avondale without talking about Phoenix International Raceway. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/PIR)It’s tough to talk about Avondale without talking about Phoenix International Raceway. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/PIR)

    It’s tough to talk about Avondale without talking about Phoenix International Raceway. It is, perhaps, the biggest destination in that city drawing crowds in the tens of thousands every race weekend. 

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    It’s tough to talk about Avondale without talking about Phoenix International Raceway. It is, perhaps, the biggest destination in that city drawing crowds in the tens of thousands every race weekend. 

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  • 20 Cities in 20 Days: Southwest Specialty Foods brings the heat to Goodyear

    20 Cities in 20 Days: Southwest Specialty Foods brings the heat to Goodyear

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 7:05 AM EDT2017-08-08 11:05:35 GMT
    We're headed to Goodyear for our next 20 Cities in 20 Days tour. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)We're headed to Goodyear for our next 20 Cities in 20 Days tour. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    If you’re a fan of hot sauces and hot snacks, you’re probably familiar with the “Ass Kickin’” brand. They’re known for their Carolina Reaper, Spontaneous Combustion and 210 other spicy foods with sassy names. 

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    If you’re a fan of hot sauces and hot snacks, you’re probably familiar with the “Ass Kickin’” brand. They’re known for their Carolina Reaper, Spontaneous Combustion and 210 other spicy foods with sassy names. 

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  • 20 cities in 20 days: Heart of Peoria is home to hub of international culture

    20 cities in 20 days: Heart of Peoria is home to hub of international culture

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-08-03 00:00:17 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Foods most of us have never seen are hot commodities at one popular Peoria grocery store. We go inside Lee Lee International Supermarket to show you what's unique and why it feels like home to so many people here in the Valley.

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    Foods most of us have never seen are hot commodities at one popular Peoria grocery store. We go inside Lee Lee International Supermarket to show you what's unique and why it feels like home to so many people here in the Valley.

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  • Money saving apps at your fingertips

    Money saving apps at your fingertips

    Sunday, June 25 2017 11:13 AM EDT2017-06-25 15:13:09 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Micro-saving and micro-investing apps are surging in popularity. We break down some of the more common ones you may have seen on your social media feeds.

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    Micro-saving and micro-investing apps are surging in popularity. We break down some of the more common ones you may have seen on your social media feeds.

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  • 48 hours sheds new light on a former valley resident turned serial killer

    48 hours sheds new light on a former valley resident turned serial killer

    Friday, June 23 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-06-23 20:51:42 GMT
    Todd Kohlhepp. 923 June 2017) [Source: 48 Hours]Todd Kohlhepp. 923 June 2017) [Source: 48 Hours]

    We're learning new information about Todd Kohlhepp, a former valley resident and serial killer whose story shocked the nation late last year. Now "48 Hours" correspondent David Begnaud is shedding new light on the case.

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    We're learning new information about Todd Kohlhepp, a former valley resident and serial killer whose story shocked the nation late last year. Now "48 Hours" correspondent David Begnaud is shedding new light on the case.

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  • 3 cheap and easy hot weather hacks

    3 cheap and easy hot weather hacks

    All you need is a sponge and a plastic bag to make a DIY cold pack. (Source: CBS 5 News)All you need is a sponge and a plastic bag to make a DIY cold pack. (Source: CBS 5 News)

    Surviving the Valley heat can be tough, but it doesn't have to be expensive. Check out these three simple and cheap hacks to help you beat the summer heat.

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    Surviving the Valley heat can be tough, but it doesn't have to be expensive. Check out these three simple and cheap hacks to help you beat the summer heat.

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Heidi GoitiaHeidi Goitia joins CBS 5's Wake Up Arizona as the show's traffic reporter and fill-in anchor. She previously worked at KTVK as a reporter for the morning show.

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Heidi Goitia

No stranger to the television, she worked at KNAZ, the KPNX Flagstaff station, right out of college. She anchored and reported there for almost five years before taking some time from the news world to enjoy the adventure known as motherhood. She has two sons and one daughter who keep her busy and, yes, a little bit crazy. Perhaps that’s why she’s so at home in the organized chaos of a newsroom. Goitia is an Arizona native. She was born and raised in Flagstaff, and is a proud alumna of Northern Arizona University. She traded snowy winters for scorching summers in 2004 and has a great appreciation of the adventures the Valley offers. As a lover of the outdoors, Goitia would, given the choice, opt for a weekend camping trip over fancy spa retreat without a second thought. Her inherent sense of adventure -- she loves hiking and kayaking -- comes in handy as a reporter. From tackling the Xrteme Air Park obstacle course to surfing the FlowRider, and from learning pole fitness to facing the creepiness of the Valley's scariest Halloween attractions, she's willing to try pretty much anything for the sake of the show. One of Goitia's favorite things to do is scour the Valley metro area for its hidden gems -- and there are many.

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