• Witness describes scene inside restaurant during holdup

    It was an ordinary Sunday night in a north Phoenix restaurant until the gunman burst through the front door. "I remember thinking 'this isn't happening, this isn't real,'" said Angelic, whose last name we agreed to withhold so she would tell us the story of what she saw and what she did that night.

  • How hard would it be to track down a complete stranger with little more information than name or a photo? It's easier than many people think. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Online footprints are manageable, but not erasable

    If you ask people in downtown Phoenix, they will likely tell you that there is a ton of information about them available online. What they are not likely to know is how to reduce the amount of information available.

  • Fridays are the most dangerous day of the week for wrecks – nearly twice as dangerous as Sundays. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A high-tech solution for the Valley's most dangerous intersections

    Traffic engineers have controlled intersections the same way for roughly the last 65 years, but researchers are testing a new approach in Anthem that could radically change that -- and save lives.

  • Cindy Bulk was forced to open fire on an intruder but suffered PTSD from it. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Forced to shoot: Valley widow talks about life or death decision

    A Valley widow is talking for the very first time about how she grabbed her gun and survived a brutal beating. She also talked about how pulling the trigger saved her life but also stole something from her.

  • The Deer Valley Unified School District has just approved new safety features to protect students and staff from gunfire. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    School district beefing up security in front office in case of shootings

    The Deer Valley Unified School District has just approved new safety features to protect students and staff from gunfire. 

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    Guns on school grounds: Who's actually keeping track in Arizona?

    Since the start of the 2012-2013 academic year, schools in Maricopa County have dealt with a firearm on campus at least 47 times. But what many school districts don't know is that state education officials stopped trusting their firearm data years ago.

  • Derek Lowe, 19, says he believes he encountered a potential child predator online while playing Xbox. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Valley teen tried to report pedophile on Xbox

    We always warn our kids about stranger danger when we're out and about. But what about the virtual world? Do you really know who's playing with your children?

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    Will man's best friend really protect your home?

    Many of us wonder what our dogs do all day while we're not at home. We know they sleep a lot! But will they protect your home from a break-in? We decided to find out whether a four-legged friend is really a deterrent to crime. 

  • A Valley teen used her cellphone to help arrest a man for child prostitution. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Valley teen helps police make arrest with her cellphone

    A valley teen is talking for the very first time about how she kept her cool and helped police arrest a Maricopa man for child prostitution.

  • One recent study indicated that having a gun in the home can increase by 50 percent the likelihood someone in that home will die from a gunshot wound. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Guns in the home can create hazards for kids, adults alike

    One recent study indicated that having a gun in the home can increase by 50 percent the likelihood someone in that home will die from a gunshot wound.

  • Neighborhood watches look much different in the digital age, but is technology helping? (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Modern-day block watch: How the digital age is changing our neighborhoods

    Do you know your neighbors? In this digital age, neighborhood watches look much different. We take a closer look at whether technology is helping.