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  • 5 Phoenix historic districts to check out

    5 Phoenix historic districts to check out

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:59 AM EDT2018-06-19 13:59:04 GMT
    There is always new home construction in the Valley but there are several areas in Phoenix that offer a glimpse into the past. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)There is always new home construction in the Valley but there are several areas in Phoenix that offer a glimpse into the past. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    There is always new home construction in the Valley but there are several areas in Phoenix that offer a glimpse into the past. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)There is always new home construction in the Valley but there are several areas in Phoenix that offer a glimpse into the past. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    There is always new home construction in the Valley but there are several areas in Phoenix that offer a glimpse into the past. If you are looking to check out some historic district, here is a list to get you started!

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    There is always new home construction in the Valley but there are several areas in Phoenix that offer a glimpse into the past. If you are looking to check out some historic district, here is a list to get you started!

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  • The 5 best things about the Arizona monsoon

    The 5 best things about the Arizona monsoon

    Thursday, June 14 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-06-14 20:10:51 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Five Best Things About the Monsoon  It's that time of the year again! The Arizona Monsoon starts Friday and boy are we excited. Here are the top five best things about the monsoon in Arizona.  

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    Five Best Things About the Monsoon  It's that time of the year again! The Arizona Monsoon starts Friday and boy are we excited. Here are the top five best things about the monsoon in Arizona.  

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  • Get excited! Monsoon hints rumbling to our south

    Get excited! Monsoon hints rumbling to our south

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-06-06 21:17:38 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    This week, storms started to fire over the Sierra Madre, the mountain range on the western side of the Mexican plateau. 

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    This week, storms started to fire over the Sierra Madre, the mountain range on the western side of the Mexican plateau. 

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  • 5 smartphones that won't break the bank

    5 smartphones that won't break the bank

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-06-06 12:48:25 GMT
    Cell phones are a part of life today, but boy can they get pricey. Some cost upwards of $800! (Source: 123rf.com)Cell phones are a part of life today, but boy can they get pricey. Some cost upwards of $800! (Source: 123rf.com)
    Cell phones are a part of life today, but boy can they get pricey. Some cost upwards of $800! (Source: 123rf.com)Cell phones are a part of life today, but boy can they get pricey. Some cost upwards of $800! (Source: 123rf.com)

    We found some smartphone with all the bells and whistles without breaking the bank. Email, social media, pictures and video, it is all included in these affordable smartphones.

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    We found some smartphone with all the bells and whistles without breaking the bank. Email, social media, pictures and video, it is all included in these affordable smartphones.

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  • Tempe class offers window into dementia

    Tempe class offers window into dementia

    Friday, June 1 2018 5:59 AM EDT2018-06-01 09:59:16 GMT
    A Tempe class puts participants in dark rooms with gloves and ear muffs on to simulate dulled senses to understand what dementia patients go through. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A Tempe class puts participants in dark rooms with gloves and ear muffs on to simulate dulled senses to understand what dementia patients go through. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    A Tempe class puts participants in dark rooms with gloves and ear muffs on to simulate dulled senses to understand what dementia patients go through. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A Tempe class puts participants in dark rooms with gloves and ear muffs on to simulate dulled senses to understand what dementia patients go through. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    It is hard for many of us to really wrap our minds around the idea of having dementia or losing our memory. But the City of Tempe is working hard to teach people more about the disease that one in nine people over the age of 65 have.

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    It is hard for many of us to really wrap our minds around the idea of having dementia or losing our memory. But the City of Tempe is working hard to teach people more about the disease that one in nine people over the age of 65 have.

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  • Best apps, sites to sell your stuff online

    Best apps, sites to sell your stuff online

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:00 AM EDT2018-05-24 12:00:27 GMT
    There are plenty of websites and apps you can use to sell your stuff. (Source: Offer Up, Craigslist, Facebook)There are plenty of websites and apps you can use to sell your stuff. (Source: Offer Up, Craigslist, Facebook)

    Garage sales are a great way to get rid of old stuff and make some money but now there are tons of apps and sites that make it easy to do some spring cleaning for cash.

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    Garage sales are a great way to get rid of old stuff and make some money but now there are tons of apps and sites that make it easy to do some spring cleaning for cash.

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  • Radar spots Hawaiian volcano eruption

    Radar spots Hawaiian volcano eruption

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:02 AM EDT2018-05-18 10:02:18 GMT
    Early Thursday the show continued when the Kilauea volcano's summit rocketed ash and smoke thousands of feet into the air. (Source: USGS)Early Thursday the show continued when the Kilauea volcano's summit rocketed ash and smoke thousands of feet into the air. (Source: USGS)

    It's been a wild couple of weeks in Hawaii as volcanic activity has kept the world's attention captive. While this was visible to many on the ground, a very important weather tool also was able to spot it.

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    It's been a wild couple of weeks in Hawaii as volcanic activity has kept the world's attention captive. While this was visible to many on the ground, a very important weather tool also was able to spot it.

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  • Best farmer's markets in Phoenix area

    Best farmer's markets in Phoenix area

    Wednesday, May 16 2018 5:58 AM EDT2018-05-16 09:58:37 GMT
    No matter where you live, there is likely a farmer’s market nearby and many are still running even though it is almost summer! (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)No matter where you live, there is likely a farmer’s market nearby and many are still running even though it is almost summer! (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Locally grown food, music and a fun atmosphere, farmer’s markets are a great way to beat the heat around the Phoenix area.

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    Locally grown food, music and a fun atmosphere, farmer’s markets are a great way to beat the heat around the Phoenix area.

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  • Archery, kayaking and more: Free classes at Maricopa County parks

    Archery, kayaking and more: Free classes at Maricopa County parks

    Friday, May 4 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-05-04 17:47:25 GMT
    Rangers take you through the basics of archery form, techniques and more. They even provide the equipment. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Rangers take you through the basics of archery form, techniques and more. They even provide the equipment. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    Rangers take you through the basics of archery form, techniques and more. They even provide the equipment. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Rangers take you through the basics of archery form, techniques and more. They even provide the equipment. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    It turns out Maricopa County has tons of free classes and activities for people of all ages to learn something fun and new.

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    It turns out Maricopa County has tons of free classes and activities for people of all ages to learn something fun and new.

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  • Easy plants for color in the desert!

    Easy plants for color in the desert!

    Friday, May 4 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-05-04 14:30:01 GMT

    It’s May in Phoenix and the dry weather is starting to settle in. Your winter grass is going to die and getting rain for plants is going to be a task. 

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    It’s May in Phoenix and the dry weather is starting to settle in. Your winter grass is going to die and getting rain for plants is going to be a task. 

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  • This new tech device can read your mind

    This new tech device can read your mind

    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-04-19 13:35:02 GMT
    (Source: 123rf.com)(Source: 123rf.com)

    What if a new technology could read your mind? Well researchers at one Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on something that can kinda do that.

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    What if a new technology could read your mind? Well researchers at one Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on something that can kinda do that.

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  • Marijuana lounge opens in Phoenix

    Marijuana lounge opens in Phoenix

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:52 AM EDT2018-04-17 11:52:26 GMT
    This is not a cafe in Amsterdam but a new lounge right here in Phoenix that is dedicated to a marijuana lifestyle. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)This is not a cafe in Amsterdam but a new lounge right here in Phoenix that is dedicated to a marijuana lifestyle. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    This is not a cafe in Amsterdam but a new lounge right here in Phoenix that is dedicated to a marijuana lifestyle. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)This is not a cafe in Amsterdam but a new lounge right here in Phoenix that is dedicated to a marijuana lifestyle. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Sip a cup of coffee, buy some swanky clothing and smoke some weed? This is not a cafe in Amsterdam but a new lounge right here in Phoenix that is dedicated to a marijuana lifestyle.

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    Sip a cup of coffee, buy some swanky clothing and smoke some weed? This is not a cafe in Amsterdam but a new lounge right here in Phoenix that is dedicated to a marijuana lifestyle.

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  • Do you know what to do in an Arizona dust storm?

    Do you know what to do in an Arizona dust storm?

    Sunday, April 15 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-04-15 21:38:51 GMT
    It isn't quite the monsoon season but that doesn't mean we won't see nasty dust storms in Arizona. (Source: ADOT)It isn't quite the monsoon season but that doesn't mean we won't see nasty dust storms in Arizona. (Source: ADOT)
    It isn't quite the monsoon season but that doesn't mean we won't see nasty dust storms in Arizona. (Source: ADOT)It isn't quite the monsoon season but that doesn't mean we won't see nasty dust storms in Arizona. (Source: ADOT)

    It isn't quite the monsoon season but that doesn't mean we won't see nasty dust storms in Arizona. So if you are caught driving in a dust storm, do you know what to do? 

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    It isn't quite the monsoon season but that doesn't mean we won't see nasty dust storms in Arizona. So if you are caught driving in a dust storm, do you know what to do? 

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  • Mosquito mistakes: What your doing to attract them

    Mosquito mistakes: What your doing to attract them

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 8:00 AM EDT2018-04-10 12:00:04 GMT
    Mosquito. (July 21, 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5]Mosquito. (July 21, 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5]

    They spread disease, ruin your BBQ and the warm weather is giving them new life! Mosquito season is here in Arizona!

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    They spread disease, ruin your BBQ and the warm weather is giving them new life! Mosquito season is here in Arizona!

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  • So many streaming options, which to choose

    So many streaming options, which to choose

    Thursday, April 5 2018 6:05 AM EDT2018-04-05 10:05:10 GMT
    There are more than a dozen streaming services out there like Netflix and Hulu, but which to choose or lose? (Source: Netflix/Hulu/Amazon)There are more than a dozen streaming services out there like Netflix and Hulu, but which to choose or lose? (Source: Netflix/Hulu/Amazon)
    There are more than a dozen streaming services out there like Netflix and Hulu, but which to choose or lose? (Source: Netflix/Hulu/Amazon)There are more than a dozen streaming services out there like Netflix and Hulu, but which to choose or lose? (Source: Netflix/Hulu/Amazon)

    There are more than a dozen streaming services out there like Netflix and Hulu, but which to choose or lose? The CBS 5 This Morning crew took a look at which ones offer what, to make sure you are getting the most bang for your buck.

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    There are more than a dozen streaming services out there like Netflix and Hulu, but which to choose or lose? The CBS 5 This Morning crew took a look at which ones offer what, to make sure you are getting the most bang for your buck.

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  • 5 facts to make you hate mosquitoes even more

    5 facts to make you hate mosquitoes even more

    Friday, March 30 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-03-30 12:31:00 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    Mosquito. (July 21, 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5]Mosquito. (July 21, 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS 5]

    The weather is warming up and that means the return of the dreaded mosquito! We have to deal with them every spring and summer in Arizona and they can cause a whole host of issues.

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    The weather is warming up and that means the return of the dreaded mosquito! We have to deal with them every spring and summer in Arizona and they can cause a whole host of issues.

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  • Working after 65: Things to keep in mind

    Working after 65: Things to keep in mind

    Thursday, March 29 2018 8:19 AM EDT2018-03-29 12:19:12 GMT
    (Source: convisum via 123RF)(Source: convisum via 123RF)

    For many of us, the retirement age is a moving target. The magic number used to be 65, but lots of us are living and working longer.

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    For many of us, the retirement age is a moving target. The magic number used to be 65, but lots of us are living and working longer.

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  • A few days at CBS News in the Big Apple

    A few days at CBS News in the Big Apple

    Thursday, March 22 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-03-22 23:35:00 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A few days in the big city! The other day I took a trip to New York City along with my team members of CBS 5 This Morning.

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    A few days in the big city! The other day I took a trip to New York City along with my team members of CBS 5 This Morning.

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  • Arizona State Archives use science, skill to preserve state history

    Arizona State Archives use science, skill to preserve state history

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-03-21 19:12:09 GMT
    The Arizona State Archives places books in freezers to preserve them. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Arizona State Archives places books in freezers to preserve them. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    The Arizona State Archives places books in freezers to preserve them. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Arizona State Archives places books in freezers to preserve them. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Most of us would never put a book in a freezer, but it happens all the time in one state building. Behind the scene of the Arizona State Archives, walking the long, industrial corridors, you almost feel like a spy movie was filmed here.  

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    Most of us would never put a book in a freezer, but it happens all the time in one state building. Behind the scene of the Arizona State Archives, walking the long, industrial corridors, you almost feel like a spy movie was filmed here.  

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  • Breezy, windy... so what’s the difference?

    Breezy, windy... so what’s the difference?

    Sunday, March 18 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-03-18 21:36:56 GMT
    It was breezy in Phoenix on Thursday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)It was breezy in Phoenix on Thursday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    It was breezy in Phoenix on Thursday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)It was breezy in Phoenix on Thursday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The winds were really moving out there in the Valley on Thursday. So was it breezy or windy?

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    The winds were really moving out there in the Valley on Thursday. So was it breezy or windy?

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  • The best time to photograph Salt River wild horses

    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:07 PM EST2018-02-23 03:07:14 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    If you haven't checked out the beautiful Salt River horses, you are missing out! The beautiful wild horses can been seen at a few spots along the Salt and Verde Rivers. One great spot is Phon D Sutton Recreation Site. But when is the best time to see the wild horses and maybe take some pictures? 

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    If you haven't checked out the beautiful Salt River horses, you are missing out! The beautiful wild horses can been seen at a few spots along the Salt and Verde Rivers. One great spot is Phon D Sutton Recreation Site. But when is the best time to see the wild horses and maybe take some pictures? 

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  • 5 Instagram accounts to follow for Arizona beauty

    5 Instagram accounts to follow for Arizona beauty

    Friday, February 16 2018 10:27 AM EST2018-02-16 15:27:03 GMT
    (Source: @grandcanyonNPS/@igersphx/@hikearizona/@grant_in_arizona/@cityofphoenixaz)(Source: @grandcanyonNPS/@igersphx/@hikearizona/@grant_in_arizona/@cityofphoenixaz)

    There are about 800 million Instagram accounts out there showing pictures of everything under the sun - and even beyond. But if you live in Arizona and the Valley of the Sun, here's a few Instagram accounts I think you may dig!

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    There are about 800 million Instagram accounts out there showing pictures of everything under the sun - and even beyond. But if you live in Arizona and the Valley of the Sun, here's a few Instagram accounts I think you may dig!

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  • Dry winter sparks governor's wildfire season concerns

    Dry winter sparks governor's wildfire season concerns

    Thursday, February 8 2018 1:27 PM EST2018-02-08 18:27:53 GMT

    You don't have to be a meteorologist to know how painfully dry it has been in Phoenix and in the state. Flagstaff has seen the second driest winter in recorded history and no major storms are on the horizon.

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    You don't have to be a meteorologist to know how painfully dry it has been in Phoenix and in the state. Flagstaff has seen the second driest winter in recorded history and no major storms are on the horizon.

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  • 80 and sunny: How our great Phoenix weather can mean problems

    80 and sunny: How our great Phoenix weather can mean problems

    Thursday, February 1 2018 7:51 PM EST2018-02-02 00:51:15 GMT
    All those days of above-average temperatures are impacting people across the state. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)All those days of above-average temperatures are impacting people across the state. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    80 degrees and sunshine! Sounds like the perfect forecast, right? It does feel nice out there but keep in mind our warm winter can have consequences not just in Phoenix, but statewide. 

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    80 degrees and sunshine! Sounds like the perfect forecast, right? It does feel nice out there but keep in mind our warm winter can have consequences not just in Phoenix, but statewide. 

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  • Moon madness! 'Super blue blood moon' stuns over morning sky

    Moon madness! 'Super blue blood moon' stuns over morning sky

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 8:57 AM EST2018-01-31 13:57:39 GMT
    A special “super blue blood moon” stunned on Jan. 31. (Source: NASA/3TV/CBS 5)A special “super blue blood moon” stunned on Jan. 31. (Source: NASA/3TV/CBS 5)

    Space started 2018 off with a bang as a moon smorgasbord filled the last day of this month.

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    Space started 2018 off with a bang as a moon smorgasbord filled the last day of this month.

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  • Is love wound up in your genes? DNA app says maybe

    Is love wound up in your genes? DNA app says maybe

    Sunday, January 28 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-01-29 04:00:17 GMT
    The creators of a new app say love could be wound up and waiting in your genes. (Source: Pheramor)The creators of a new app say love could be wound up and waiting in your genes. (Source: Pheramor)

    It's an app that uses your DNA from a cheek swab to help you find dates.

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    It's an app that uses your DNA from a cheek swab to help you find dates.

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  • Does it snow in Phoenix? The answer may surprise you!

    Does it snow in Phoenix? The answer may surprise you!

    Friday, December 1 2017 1:22 AM EST2017-12-01 06:22:56 GMT
    It hasn't snowed in downtown Phoenix since the 1930s. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)It hasn't snowed in downtown Phoenix since the 1930s. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Phoenix, of course, is known for its blazing hot summers, but is it possible to see snow here? The answer may be a bit surprising to some!

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    Phoenix, of course, is known for its blazing hot summers, but is it possible to see snow here? The answer may be a bit surprising to some!

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  • Cool clouds but what are their names?

    Cool clouds but what are their names?

    Friday, November 10 2017 4:40 AM EST2017-11-10 09:40:55 GMT
    Here are a few basic clouds types to learn so people will think you are smart. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Here are a few basic clouds types to learn so people will think you are smart. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Cool clouds but do they have a name? Here are a few basic clouds types to learn so people will think you are smart.

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    Cool clouds but do they have a name? Here are a few basic clouds types to learn so people will think you are smart.

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  • Phoenix-area golf courses close to get ready for winter season

    Phoenix-area golf courses close to get ready for winter season

    Friday, October 6 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-10-07 00:00:56 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Golf courses throughout the Valley are in the process of their yearly overseeding, and many are closed for business right now to get the grass just right.

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    Golf courses throughout the Valley are in the process of their yearly overseeding, and many are closed for business right now to get the grass just right.

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  • Mesa holds rich citrus history, weather was huge help

    Mesa holds rich citrus history, weather was huge help

    Friday, August 4 2017 7:13 AM EDT2017-08-04 11:13:10 GMT

    If you drive by Broadway and Country Club in Mesa you have likely seen this faded Sunkist logo on an old brick building. "It doesn't take long, it's changed so fast," state historian Marshall Trimble said talking about the change in a growing city.  

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    If you drive by Broadway and Country Club in Mesa you have likely seen this faded Sunkist logo on an old brick building. "It doesn't take long, it's changed so fast," state historian Marshall Trimble said talking about the change in a growing city.  

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  • Big bill! Here's how much it costs to cool large Valley buildings

    Big bill! Here's how much it costs to cool large Valley buildings

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 4:17 AM EDT2017-06-20 08:17:31 GMT
    It's almost summer and your electric bills are likely climbing as fast as our temperatures. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)It's almost summer and your electric bills are likely climbing as fast as our temperatures. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    It's almost summer and your electric bills are likely climbing as fast as our temperatures. This is the hottest week of the year so far and on any given street, the hum of air conditioners is now the soundtrack to the summer.

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    It's almost summer and your electric bills are likely climbing as fast as our temperatures. This is the hottest week of the year so far and on any given street, the hum of air conditioners is now the soundtrack to the summer.

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  • High country heat: Has Flagstaff ever hit 100?

    High country heat: Has Flagstaff ever hit 100?

    Friday, June 16 2017 10:36 AM EDT2017-06-16 14:36:26 GMT
    The San Francisco PeaksThe San Francisco Peaks

    With 120-degree heat possible next week, many of you may be thinking about escaping the heat in a place like Flagstaff. Why not?! They have an elevation of 7,000 feet and their average temperature this time of year is in the upper 70's.  

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    With 120-degree heat possible next week, many of you may be thinking about escaping the heat in a place like Flagstaff. Why not?! They have an elevation of 7,000 feet and their average temperature this time of year is in the upper 70's.  

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  • Fossil Creek: Arizona gem is perfect summer escape from Phoenix

    Fossil Creek: Arizona gem is perfect summer escape from Phoenix

    Saturday, April 1 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-04-02 03:00:16 GMT
    Fossil Creek (Source: John Hebrank)Fossil Creek (Source: John Hebrank)

    Summer will be here before you know it and Phoenix will feel like the surface of the sun. But there’s a paradise a short drive away where you can go to escape the searing heat. An oasis that will cool your bones and enchant your eyes, Fossil Creek is an Arizona gem. 

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    Summer will be here before you know it and Phoenix will feel like the surface of the sun. But there’s a paradise a short drive away where you can go to escape the searing heat. An oasis that will cool your bones and enchant your eyes, Fossil Creek is an Arizona gem. 

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  • Wildflowers sprout in Arizona: Where to see them

    Wildflowers sprout in Arizona: Where to see them

    Thursday, March 16 2017 9:03 AM EDT2017-03-16 13:03:19 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Festivals and spring training are hugely popular in the valley this time of year, but the colors of the desert are calling your name. Wildflower season is in full swing right here in our own Arizona backyard. 

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    Festivals and spring training are hugely popular in the valley this time of year, but the colors of the desert are calling your name. Wildflower season is in full swing right here in our own Arizona backyard. 

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  • Dog healer gets Pay It Forward boost to help injured animals

    Dog healer gets Pay It Forward boost to help injured animals

    Friday, September 9 2016 11:15 PM EDT2016-09-10 03:15:02 GMT
    Anna Carter contacted CBS 5 News to Pay It Forward to Mary Ann Everett, who runs a special dog rescue out of her home. (Source: CBS 5 News)Anna Carter contacted CBS 5 News to Pay It Forward to Mary Ann Everett, who runs a special dog rescue out of her home. (Source: CBS 5 News)

    Mary Ann Everett believes all dogs deserves happy, loving homes, which is why she runs a small non-profit dog rescue out of her home, rehabbing injured dogs so they can be adopted. 

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    Mary Ann Everett believes all dogs deserves happy, loving homes, which is why she runs a small non-profit dog rescue out of her home, rehabbing injured dogs so they can be adopted. 

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  • Desert rain: What gives it that sweet smell?

    Desert rain: What gives it that sweet smell?

    Thursday, July 21 2016 1:10 AM EDT2016-07-21 05:10:08 GMT
    Have you ever noticed rain has a certain smell here in the desert?(Source: snehit via 123RF)Have you ever noticed rain has a certain smell here in the desert?(Source: snehit via 123RF)

    Have you ever noticed rain has a certain smell here in the desert? That smell has a name -- petrichor. What you're smelling isn't rain, though.

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    Have you ever noticed rain has a certain smell here in the desert? That smell has a name -- petrichor. What you're smelling isn't rain, though.

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  • Catching rain: How you can save water this monsoon

    Catching rain: How you can save water this monsoon

    Thursday, July 14 2016 1:11 AM EDT2016-07-14 05:11:06 GMT
    A rain barrel is an easy and cheap way to start to harvesting rain. (Source: CBS 5 News)A rain barrel is an easy and cheap way to start to harvesting rain. (Source: CBS 5 News)

    With around only 9 inches of rain falling each year on average in Phoenix, some people are always looking for ways to save water. It's easier and cheaper than you might think.

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    With around only 9 inches of rain falling each year on average in Phoenix, some people are always looking for ways to save water. It's easier and cheaper than you might think.

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Ian SchwartzAn Arizona native, born and raised in Mesa, and graduate of Arizona State University, Ian Schwartz is thrilled to be back in the Valley of the Sun.

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Ian Schwartz
Wake Up Meteorologist

After starting his journalism career in Illinois, Ian worked in Albuquerque and later Sacramento. In the field as a reporter, he has covered flash floods, blizzards, tornadoes, wildfires, drought and just about everything the weather can offer. After spending some time reporting, Ian decided to further his education and completed Mississippi State's broadcast meteorology program. Ian loves everything about Arizona weather from winter storms in the north to the monsoon in the south. When Ian isn't giving you the forecast in the morning, you can find him hiking, traveling and exploring everything our great state has to offer. If you have any weather pictures or want to say hi, drop him an email or connect online.

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