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  • VIDEO: Body-cam videos show deputy's heroic actions during house fire

    VIDEO: Body-cam videos show deputy's heroic actions during house fire

    Monday, October 9 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-10-09 22:49:51 GMT
    Monday, October 9 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-10-09 23:14:49 GMT
    (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

    Arizona's Family's Kris Pickel asked the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for body-cam videos after hearing about a deputy who helped save a firefighter during a house fire. What you're about to see in amazing.

    Arizona's Family's Kris Pickel asked the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for body-cam videos after hearing about a deputy who helped save a firefighter during a house fire. What you're about to see in amazing.

  • Former Playmate of the Year on removing breast implants: 'I literally thought I was dying'

    Former Playmate of the Year on removing breast implants: 'I literally thought I was dying'

    Women all over the country claim to be suffering from something called "breast implant illness." The list of symptoms is long and varied, but most doctors say the illness doesn't exist.

    Women all over the country claim to be suffering from something called "breast implant illness." The list of symptoms is long and varied, but most doctors say the illness doesn't exist.

  • 7 things you should know about marijuana labs

    7 things you should know about marijuana labs

    Thursday, October 6 2016 1:20 PM EDT2016-10-06 17:20:22 GMT
    Thursday, October 20 2016 11:00 PM EDT2016-10-21 03:00:15 GMT
    While this illegal BHO lab did not explode, with the amount of butane found, it easily could have. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)While this illegal BHO lab did not explode, with the amount of butane found, it easily could have. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Marijuana manufacturers are setting up shop in homes across the Valley, but what they're using to get the job done could be putting entire neighborhoods at risk because when the slightest thing goes wrong, the result is literally explosive.

    Marijuana manufacturers are setting up shop in homes across the Valley, but what they're using to get the job done could be putting entire neighborhoods at risk because when the slightest thing goes wrong, the result is literally explosive.

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    Mexican drug cartels pushing more heroin in U.S.

    Mexican drug cartels pushing more heroin in U.S.

    Thursday, May 19 2016 5:39 PM EDT2016-05-19 21:39:51 GMT
    Thursday, May 19 2016 10:00 PM EDT2016-05-20 02:00:14 GMT
    "Mexican traffickers are making a concerted effort to increase heroin availability in the U.S. market," according to the 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary by the Department of Justice. (Source: CBS 5 News)"Mexican traffickers are making a concerted effort to increase heroin availability in the U.S. market," according to the 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary by the Department of Justice. (Source: CBS 5 News)

    The Mexican drug cartels have found a growing market -- feeding American's growing opioid drug addiction -- and they are changing their business models to capitalize on it.

    The Mexican drug cartels have found a growing market -- feeding American's growing opioid drug addiction -- and they are changing their business models to capitalize on it.

  • Phoenix man using 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' to combat PTSD

    Phoenix man using 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' to combat PTSD

    Wednesday, February 24 2016 12:30 AM EST2016-02-24 05:30:59 GMT
    Wednesday, February 24 2016 1:01 AM EST2016-02-24 06:01:15 GMT
    Ron Blake is using poster boards like this - dozens and dozens of them - to try to heal. (Source: Blake Late Show via Facebook)Ron Blake is using poster boards like this - dozens and dozens of them - to try to heal. (Source: Blake Late Show via Facebook)

    You might see him walking around the Valley with a large poster board asking for signatures and messages. Ron Blake is trying to heal.     

    You might see him walking around the Valley with a large poster board asking for signatures and messages. Ron Blake is trying to heal.     

  • Johnjay & Rich talk music, creativity and opening up on social media

    Johnjay & Rich talk music, creativity and opening up on social media

    Monday, February 15 2016 8:56 PM EST2016-02-16 01:56:54 GMT
    Monday, February 15 2016 9:04 PM EST2016-02-16 02:04:29 GMT

    KISS FM's Johnjay & Rich are the creative DJs behind one of the Valley's most popular morning radio shows. With the Grammy's airing on CBS 5, anchor Kris Pickel sat down with the guys for a little Q&A on music, creativity and opening up on social media. 

    KISS FM's Johnjay & Rich are the creative DJs behind one of the Valley's most popular morning radio shows. With the Grammy's airing on CBS 5, anchor Kris Pickel sat down with the guys for a little Q&A on music, creativity and opening up on social media. 

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    Johnjay & Rich discuss their #LoveUp movement and more

    Johnjay & Rich discuss their #LoveUp movement and more

    Monday, February 15 2016 4:56 PM EST2016-02-15 21:56:50 GMT
    Monday, February 15 2016 9:01 PM EST2016-02-16 02:01:52 GMT
    Rich, Kris and Johnjay (Source: CBS 5 News)Rich, Kris and Johnjay (Source: CBS 5 News)

    KISS FM's Johnjay & Rich's morning show is syndicated in 20 markets and they recently shot a reality show pilot. They sat down with CBS 5's Kris Pickel to discuss the pilot, their favorite radio segments and what is off limits when it comes to what they share on the radio. 

    KISS FM's Johnjay & Rich's morning show is syndicated in 20 markets and they recently shot a reality show pilot. They sat down with CBS 5's Kris Pickel to discuss the pilot, their favorite radio segments and what is off limits when it comes to what they share on the radio. 

  • Family desperate for answers in unsolved deadly hit-and-run

    Family desperate for answers in unsolved deadly hit-and-run

    Wednesday, February 10 2016 6:40 PM EST2016-02-10 23:40:26 GMT
    Wednesday, February 10 2016 7:06 PM EST2016-02-11 00:06:07 GMT
    Martha Sanchez was the victim of a hit-and-run driver four years ago. (Source: CBS 5 News)Martha Sanchez was the victim of a hit-and-run driver four years ago. (Source: CBS 5 News)

    Four years after a hit-and-run driver killed his sister-in-law, Moises Baca still struggles through tears when talking about it. Martha Sanchez was crossing Indian School Road mid-block near 28th Street shortly after 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, when a westbound sedan hit her. 

    Four years after a hit-and-run driver killed his sister-in-law, Moises Baca still struggles through tears when talking about it. Martha Sanchez was crossing Indian School Road mid-block near 28th Street shortly after 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, when a westbound sedan hit her. 

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    Exploring the Sonoran Desert with an eco-tour guide

    Exploring the Sonoran Desert with an eco-tour guide

    Wednesday, September 23 2015 8:18 PM EDT2015-09-24 00:18:02 GMT
    Friday, September 25 2015 11:35 AM EDT2015-09-25 15:35:44 GMT
    (Source: CBS 5 News)(Source: CBS 5 News)
    Scientists are constantly learning new things about the Sonoran desert. Eco-tour guide Jim Reid is an expert on the Sonoran Desert, but lets us know that some of his information might just be a wild guess! 
    Scientists are constantly learning new things about the Sonoran desert. Eco-tour guide Jim Reid is an expert on the Sonoran Desert, but lets us know that some of his information might just be a wild guess! 
  • Why kids should not watch 'Zoo'

    Why kids should not watch 'Zoo'

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 7:08 PM EDT2015-06-30 23:08:08 GMT
    Tuesday, June 30 2015 7:18 PM EDT2015-06-30 23:18:17 GMT
    (Source: CBS News)(Source: CBS News)
    Primetime doesn't always mean family time when it comes to watching television.
    Primetime doesn't always mean family time when it comes to watching television.
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    How to prevent child drownings

    How to prevent child drownings

    Tuesday, June 23 2015 11:31 PM EDT2015-06-24 03:31:43 GMT
    Wednesday, June 24 2015 9:14 PM EDT2015-06-25 01:14:09 GMT
    (Source:  Oleg Doroshenko via 123RF)(Source: Oleg Doroshenko via 123RF)
    "The truth is a majority of small children who drown were last seen in the house in a presumed safe situation."
    "The truth is a majority of small children who drown were last seen in the house in a presumed safe situation."
  • CBS 5 welcomes familiar face to evening newscasts

    CBS 5 welcomes familiar face to evening newscasts

    Monday, June 22 2015 7:51 PM EDT2015-06-22 23:51:03 GMT
    Tuesday, June 23 2015 6:29 PM EDT2015-06-23 22:29:06 GMT
    Sean McLaughlin and Kris Pickel team up for CBS 5 evening newscasts. (Source: CBS 5 News)Sean McLaughlin and Kris Pickel team up for CBS 5 evening newscasts. (Source: CBS 5 News)
    An Edward R. Murrow Award winner, Kris Pickel is no stranger to Arizona. In fact, she is a familiar face to Tucsonians. Pickel spent nearly a decade on the anchor desk at KOLD, and her work made quite an impact.
    An Edward R. Murrow Award winner, Kris Pickel is no stranger to Arizona. In fact, she is a familiar face to Tucsonians. Pickel spent nearly a decade on the anchor desk at KOLD, and her work made quite an impact.

Kris PickelAward-winning journalist Kris Pickel joined veteran Valley broadcaster Sean McLaughlin on the anchor desk for CBS 5's evening newscasts in June 2015.

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Kris Pickel

Pickel returns to Arizona from Cleveland, where she was the main anchor for the NBC affiliate. Prior to that, she was an anchor in her hometown of Sacramento, CA. An Edward R. Murrow Award winner, Pickel is no stranger to Arizona. In fact, she is a familiar face to Tucson residents. Pickel spent nearly a decade on the anchor desk at KOLD, and her work made quite an impact. Her investigation into riots and injuries that accompanied the University of Arizona's NCAA win led to procedural changes for police crowd control in the city. "Kris is an amazing story teller," CBS 5 Vice President and General Manager Ed Munson said. "She has a unique ability to connect with people while telling their stories. This genuine passion for journalism shines through with Kris and is evidenced by her numerous accolades and awards." Pickel started her career as a college intern and has since worked almost every job a newsroom has to offer. Pickel, a mother of two boys, has made it a habit to give back to the city she calls home , and Phoenix will be no different. "I believe the best anchors spend time out in the community and not just behind the desk," she said. Excited to join the stellar team at CBS 5, Pickel is looking forward to getting out and being part of everything that makes Phoenix a great place to live and work. Over the course of her career, Pickel has won 7 Emmy Awards.

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  • Local reaction mixed to Bielema's dismissal

    Local reaction mixed to Bielema's dismissal

    Friday, November 24 2017 10:57 PM EST2017-11-25 03:57:40 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 11:39 PM EST2017-11-25 04:39:44 GMT
    Arkansas Head Football Coach Bret Bielema was fired Friday, just minutes after Arkansas ended its season against Missouri. (Source: KAIT)Arkansas Head Football Coach Bret Bielema was fired Friday, just minutes after Arkansas ended its season against Missouri. (Source: KAIT)

    It was one of the biggest questions left to be answered Friday after the University of Arkansas faced the University of Missouri Friday in the season finale for the Razorbacks - the fate of Head Football Coach Bret Bielema. 

    It was one of the biggest questions left to be answered Friday after the University of Arkansas faced the University of Missouri Friday in the season finale for the Razorbacks - the fate of Head Football Coach Bret Bielema. 

  • City holds first annual Tinsel & Twinkle

    City holds first annual Tinsel & Twinkle

    Friday, November 24 2017 11:15 PM EST2017-11-25 04:15:44 GMT
    Friday, November 24 2017 11:20 PM EST2017-11-25 04:20:40 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Because of one man’s kind gesture to the city of Marmaduke, they were able to host their first annual Tinsel & Twinkle in the Park.

    Because of one man’s kind gesture to the city of Marmaduke, they were able to host their first annual Tinsel & Twinkle in the Park.

  • Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced

    Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced

    Friday, November 24 2017 3:24 PM EST2017-11-24 20:24:42 GMT
    (Source: APGraphicsBank)(Source: APGraphicsBank)

    A former Arkansas county employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation.

    A former Arkansas county employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation.

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