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  • Ward supportive of president's comments on Charlottesville, possibility of pardon for Arpaio

    Ward supportive of president's comments on Charlottesville, possibility of pardon for Arpaio

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 2:17 AM EDT2017-08-22 06:17:40 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 4:02 AM EDT2017-08-22 08:02:09 GMT
    Kelli Ward is looking to become Arizona's next senator by beating Sen. Jeff Flake. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Kelli Ward is looking to become Arizona's next senator by beating Sen. Jeff Flake. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Former State Senator Kelli Ward, one of the Republicans vying to unseat Senator Jeff Flake next year, voiced her support for the possibility of a presidential pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio at Tuesday's rally in Phoenix and defended President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville.

    Former State Senator Kelli Ward, one of the Republicans vying to unseat Senator Jeff Flake next year, voiced her support for the possibility of a presidential pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio at Tuesday's rally in Phoenix and defended President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville.

  • Demonstrators who block traffic at Trump rally could face stiffer penalties

    Demonstrators who block traffic at Trump rally could face stiffer penalties

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 1:43 AM EDT2017-08-22 05:43:27 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 2:30 AM EDT2017-08-22 06:30:36 GMT
    If protesters try to block traffic like they did in March of 2016, they could face harsher penalties. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)If protesters try to block traffic like they did in March of 2016, they could face harsher penalties. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    If demonstrators block roads outside Tuesday’s rally for President Donald Trump at the Phoenix Convention Center, they could face stiffer penalties that were put in place after a previous Trump event.

    If demonstrators block roads outside Tuesday’s rally for President Donald Trump at the Phoenix Convention Center, they could face stiffer penalties that were put in place after a previous Trump event.

  • Anti-Trump graffiti pops up around Phoenix ahead of presidential visit

    Anti-Trump graffiti pops up around Phoenix ahead of presidential visit

    Friday, August 18 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-08-19 03:35:57 GMT
    Saturday, August 19 2017 3:15 AM EDT2017-08-19 07:15:32 GMT
    Anti-Trump graffiti appeared in a few locations around Phoenix Friday, including 13th Avenue and Camelback.Anti-Trump graffiti appeared in a few locations around Phoenix Friday, including 13th Avenue and Camelback.

    Some Anti-Trump graffiti is popping up around Phoenix ahead of the president's visit this Tuesday.

    Some Anti-Trump graffiti is popping up around Phoenix ahead of the president's visit this Tuesday.

  • Peanut butter vaccine could protect prairie dogs and people from plague in Arizona

    Peanut butter vaccine could protect prairie dogs and people from plague in Arizona

    Friday, August 18 2017 1:56 AM EDT2017-08-18 05:56:55 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 2:38 AM EDT2017-08-18 06:38:57 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona researchers are working on a peanut butter-flavored vaccine for prairie dogs, one they think will eventually help protect humans from the deadly plague bacteria.

    Arizona researchers are working on a peanut butter-flavored vaccine for prairie dogs, one they think will eventually help protect humans from the deadly plague bacteria.

  • 20 Alhambra High football players diagnosed with skin infection; first game postponed

    20 Alhambra High football players diagnosed with skin infection; first game postponed

    Thursday, August 17 2017 1:19 AM EDT2017-08-17 05:19:09 GMT
    Thursday, August 17 2017 2:15 AM EDT2017-08-17 06:15:03 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The first football game of the season for two Phoenix high schools has been postponed in an effort to stop the spread of a highly contagious skin infection.

    The first football game of the season for two Phoenix high schools has been postponed in an effort to stop the spread of a highly contagious skin infection.

  • Chandler homeowners fed up with HOA rate hikes

    Chandler homeowners fed up with HOA rate hikes

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 2:03 AM EDT2017-08-16 06:03:58 GMT
    Wednesday, August 16 2017 2:40 AM EDT2017-08-16 06:40:47 GMT
    The Board of Directors of Sunstone I approved a rate hike last month at an emergency meeting, bringing monthly fees to $222 starting in September. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Board of Directors of Sunstone I approved a rate hike last month at an emergency meeting, bringing monthly fees to $222 starting in September. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Some Chandler residents say their homeowners association is “gouging” them on fees after yet another rate hike. The latest hike means rates will be 53 percent higher than they were in late 2015.

    Some Chandler residents say their homeowners association is “gouging” them on fees after yet another rate hike. The latest hike means rates will be 53 percent higher than they were in late 2015.

  • Phoenix teen walks in on home burglary; threatened with gun

    Phoenix teen walks in on home burglary; threatened with gun

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 2:05 AM EDT2017-08-15 06:05:19 GMT
    Tuesday, August 15 2017 1:39 PM EDT2017-08-15 17:39:23 GMT
    Joshua Corbett, a Phoenix College sophomore, said he noticed a broken window shortly after returning home with his girlfriend on Monday morning. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Joshua Corbett, a Phoenix College sophomore, said he noticed a broken window shortly after returning home with his girlfriend on Monday morning. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A 19-year-old walked in to find three men ransacking his family’s home in Laveen Monday, and soon found himself threatened with a gun.

    A 19-year-old walked in to find three men ransacking his family’s home in Laveen Monday, and soon found himself threatened with a gun.

  • Using tobacco plants to fight Zika: ASU vaccine shows promising results

    Using tobacco plants to fight Zika: ASU vaccine shows promising results

    Thursday, August 10 2017 2:18 AM EDT2017-08-10 06:18:32 GMT
    Thursday, August 10 2017 2:29 AM EDT2017-08-10 06:29:59 GMT
    When it comes to tobacco, most schools teach their students to “just say no,” but researchers at Arizona State University are using tobacco plants for medicine. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)When it comes to tobacco, most schools teach their students to “just say no,” but researchers at Arizona State University are using tobacco plants for medicine. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    When it comes to tobacco, most schools teach their students to “just say no,” but researchers at Arizona State University are using tobacco plants for medicine. Their latest effort: genetically reprogramming the plants to produce a vaccine for Zika.

    When it comes to tobacco, most schools teach their students to “just say no,” but researchers at Arizona State University are using tobacco plants for medicine. Their latest effort: genetically reprogramming the plants to produce a vaccine for Zika.

  • Laveen neighbors fight back against illegal dumping

    Laveen neighbors fight back against illegal dumping

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-08-09 03:56:51 GMT
    Wednesday, August 9 2017 2:22 AM EDT2017-08-09 06:22:18 GMT
    Furniture and other items have been dumped along 47th Avenue near Baseline Road over the past several days. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Furniture and other items have been dumped along 47th Avenue near Baseline Road over the past several days. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Furniture and other items have been strewn along 47th Avenue near Baseline Road over the past several days, just one of the latest examples of illegal dumping in the city of Phoenix.

    Furniture and other items have been strewn along 47th Avenue near Baseline Road over the past several days, just one of the latest examples of illegal dumping in the city of Phoenix.

  • Using bones to solve mysteries; ASU researchers at the forefront of 'biohistory'

    Using bones to solve mysteries; ASU researchers at the forefront of 'biohistory'

    Saturday, August 5 2017 1:46 AM EDT2017-08-05 05:46:26 GMT
    Saturday, August 5 2017 2:32 AM EDT2017-08-05 06:32:34 GMT
    Researchers in an emerging field called biohistory are trying to get to the bottom of mysteries that span centuries. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Researchers in an emerging field called biohistory are trying to get to the bottom of mysteries that span centuries. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    What killed Mozart? Has King Richard III’s body been found? Researchers in an emerging field called biohistory are trying to get to the bottom of mysteries that span centuries.

    What killed Mozart? Has King Richard III’s body been found? Researchers in an emerging field called biohistory are trying to get to the bottom of mysteries that span centuries.

  • Police chief orders extra ‘driver’s ed’ for officers after string of crashes

    Police chief orders extra ‘driver’s ed’ for officers after string of crashes

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 1:44 AM EDT2017-08-02 05:44:21 GMT
    Wednesday, August 2 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-08-02 19:14:42 GMT
    Nine police vehicles have been damaged by minor accidents since April 5 compared to six in all of 2016, said Chief Mark McCrory. (Source: Casa Grande Police Dept.))Nine police vehicles have been damaged by minor accidents since April 5 compared to six in all of 2016, said Chief Mark McCrory. (Source: Casa Grande Police Dept.))

    The Casa Grande Police chief is ordering all of his officers to take extra driver safety training after a spike in fender benders involving police vehicles.

    The Casa Grande Police chief is ordering all of his officers to take extra driver safety training after a spike in fender benders involving police vehicles.

  • ADOT hopes high-tech checkpoints will keep truckers rolling along

    ADOT hopes high-tech checkpoints will keep truckers rolling along

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 12:39 AM EDT2017-08-01 04:39:47 GMT
    Tuesday, August 1 2017 1:48 AM EDT2017-08-01 05:48:17 GMT
    During the next month, the department will begin using a system called Drivewyze Preclear. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)During the next month, the department will begin using a system called Drivewyze Preclear. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Over the next month, the department will begin using a system called Drivewyze Preclear, which uses cameras and sensors embedded in the roadway to scan trucks that subscribe to the service.

    Over the next month, the department will begin using a system called Drivewyze Preclear, which uses cameras and sensors embedded in the roadway to scan trucks that subscribe to the service.

  • Signs of odometer fraud on tens of thousands of Arizona cars

    Signs of odometer fraud on tens of thousands of Arizona cars

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 12:35 AM EDT2017-07-19 04:35:49 GMT
    Sunday, July 30 2017 10:00 AM EDT2017-07-30 14:00:19 GMT
    (Source: graphicstock.com)(Source: graphicstock.com)

    Nearly 30,000 vehicles in Arizona have signs of odometer fraud, according to new numbers from CARFAX.

    Nearly 30,000 vehicles in Arizona have signs of odometer fraud, according to new numbers from CARFAX.

  • Video: Officers scold off-duty cop accused in trash can confrontation

    Video: Officers scold off-duty cop accused in trash can confrontation

    Friday, July 28 2017 2:12 AM EDT2017-07-28 06:12:44 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 10:31 AM EDT2017-07-28 14:31:49 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A newly released body camera video shows Gilbert police officers scolding an off-duty Valley cop accused of ramming a vehicle with a garbage can.

    A newly released body camera video shows Gilbert police officers scolding an off-duty Valley cop accused of ramming a vehicle with a garbage can.

  • 520 Ahwatukee homes, businesses at risk for flooding, study finds

    520 Ahwatukee homes, businesses at risk for flooding, study finds

    Thursday, July 27 2017 1:40 AM EDT2017-07-27 05:40:10 GMT
    Thursday, July 27 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-07-27 05:52:59 GMT
    The City of Phoenix will soon warn hundreds of people in Ahwatukee that their homes or businesses are at an elevated risk of flooding and will encourage them to get flood insurance. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The City of Phoenix will soon warn hundreds of people in Ahwatukee that their homes or businesses are at an elevated risk of flooding and will encourage them to get flood insurance. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The City of Phoenix will soon warn hundreds of people in Ahwatukee that their homes or businesses are at an elevated risk of flooding and will encourage them to get flood insurance.

    The City of Phoenix will soon warn hundreds of people in Ahwatukee that their homes or businesses are at an elevated risk of flooding and will encourage them to get flood insurance.

  • New audio highlights lingering discrepancy in deadly DPS pursuit

    New audio highlights lingering discrepancy in deadly DPS pursuit

    Friday, July 14 2017 1:19 AM EDT2017-07-14 05:19:40 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 10:40 AM EDT2017-07-24 14:40:46 GMT
    New audio highlights lingering discrepancy in deadly DPS pursuit. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)New audio highlights lingering discrepancy in deadly DPS pursuit. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A DPS report cleared its second-in-command of wrongdoing in the Jan. 24 pursuit, but several prosecutors, expert witnesses and police instructors we contacted still aren’t convinced.

    A DPS report cleared its second-in-command of wrongdoing in the Jan. 24 pursuit, but several prosecutors, expert witnesses and police instructors we contacted still aren’t convinced.

  • Biologists net bats in Scottsdale, debunk myths while public watches

    Biologists net bats in Scottsdale, debunk myths while public watches

    Saturday, July 22 2017 1:22 AM EDT2017-07-22 05:22:05 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:18 AM EDT2017-07-22 14:18:17 GMT
    Phoenix bat. (July 21, 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS5]Phoenix bat. (July 21, 2017) [Source: 3TV/CBS5]

    About a half dozen times a year, the Arizona Game and Fish Department nets bats for research and the public can tag along.

    About a half dozen times a year, the Arizona Game and Fish Department nets bats for research and the public can tag along.

  • Rescuers need rescue when Nogales police unit gets stuck in floodwaters

    Rescuers need rescue when Nogales police unit gets stuck in floodwaters

    Friday, July 21 2017 1:36 AM EDT2017-07-21 05:36:49 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 2:47 AM EDT2017-07-21 06:47:40 GMT
    (Source: Nogales Police Department)(Source: Nogales Police Department)

    In the midst of a storm that flooded at least two homes, a Nogales police unit got trapped in floodwaters while trying to rescue a stranded family.

    In the midst of a storm that flooded at least two homes, a Nogales police unit got trapped in floodwaters while trying to rescue a stranded family.

  • Taxpayers could lose more than $200 million in Sheraton sale, councilman says

    Taxpayers could lose more than $200 million in Sheraton sale, councilman says

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:20 AM EDT2017-07-13 05:20:58 GMT
    Thursday, July 13 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-07-13 23:38:57 GMT
    The City of Phoenix is in negotiations once again to sell the taxpayer-owned Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The City of Phoenix is in negotiations once again to sell the taxpayer-owned Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The City of Phoenix is in negotiations once again to sell the taxpayer-owned Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel, but one councilmember says the deal is a lot worse for taxpayers than it appears on the surface.

    The City of Phoenix is in negotiations once again to sell the taxpayer-owned Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel, but one councilmember says the deal is a lot worse for taxpayers than it appears on the surface.

  • Chandler couple's blue lights honoring police repeatedly stolen

    Chandler couple's blue lights honoring police repeatedly stolen

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-07-12 04:42:25 GMT
    Wednesday, July 12 2017 2:27 AM EDT2017-07-12 06:27:09 GMT
    Kids were spotted on surveillance camera stealing a blue light from a Chandler couple. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Kids were spotted on surveillance camera stealing a blue light from a Chandler couple. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Toni and Rick Yvon are hoping surveillance footage of one of the thefts will send a message: the law deserves respect.

    Toni and Rick Yvon are hoping surveillance footage of one of the thefts will send a message: the law deserves respect.

  • Trash can confrontation lands Peoria cop under investigation

    Trash can confrontation lands Peoria cop under investigation

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 1:51 AM EDT2017-07-11 05:51:01 GMT
    Tuesday, July 11 2017 2:20 AM EDT2017-07-11 06:20:30 GMT
    Ofc. Jasson Peterson is accused of using a trash can to damage a man's truck. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Ofc. Jasson Peterson is accused of using a trash can to damage a man's truck. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A confrontation involving a trash can in the middle of a Gilbert street has a Valley police officer facing possible disciplinary action and another man facing criminal charges.

    A confrontation involving a trash can in the middle of a Gilbert street has a Valley police officer facing possible disciplinary action and another man facing criminal charges.

  • Already facing heartbreak, Phoenix family falls victim to rental scam

    Already facing heartbreak, Phoenix family falls victim to rental scam

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 1:43 AM EDT2017-07-04 05:43:48 GMT
    Tuesday, July 4 2017 1:28 PM EDT2017-07-04 17:28:39 GMT
    A Phoenix family toured five homes with a woman who claimed to work for American Homes 4 Rent. After paying nearly $2,500 in rent and moving into their dream house, they realized they had been scammed. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/Facebook)A Phoenix family toured five homes with a woman who claimed to work for American Homes 4 Rent. After paying nearly $2,500 in rent and moving into their dream house, they realized they had been scammed. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5/Facebook)

    When Sylvia Ontiveros found a home large room to accommodate her paralyzed son, she signed the lease, paid $2,430 in rent and fees, and moved in. She found out Monday it was a scam.

    When Sylvia Ontiveros found a home large room to accommodate her paralyzed son, she signed the lease, paid $2,430 in rent and fees, and moved in. She found out Monday it was a scam.

  • Body camera video shows wild chase through Guadalupe

    Body camera video shows wild chase through Guadalupe

    Saturday, July 1 2017 1:42 AM EDT2017-07-01 05:42:08 GMT
    Saturday, July 1 2017 1:54 AM EDT2017-07-01 05:54:23 GMT

    Newly-released body camera video shows a wild chase through Guadalupe that included crashes, two carjackings, and the lone suspect firing a gun out of a moving vehicle.

    Newly-released body camera video shows a wild chase through Guadalupe that included crashes, two carjackings, and the lone suspect firing a gun out of a moving vehicle.

  • Fighting hair loss? Some Valley men turning to scalp tattoos

    Fighting hair loss? Some Valley men turning to scalp tattoos

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 1:00 AM EDT2017-06-28 05:00:14 GMT
    Friday, June 30 2017 10:25 PM EDT2017-07-01 02:25:03 GMT
    A handful of clinics in the Valley offer scalp tattoos designed to look like hair stubble. It’s called scalp micropigmentation. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A handful of clinics in the Valley offer scalp tattoos designed to look like hair stubble. It’s called scalp micropigmentation. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    When it comes to hair loss, a growing number of men are skipping the pills, creams, lasers and surgery, and opting for an entirely different solution: a tattoo on their scalp.

    When it comes to hair loss, a growing number of men are skipping the pills, creams, lasers and surgery, and opting for an entirely different solution: a tattoo on their scalp.

  • Ahwatukee grandmother stung by scorpion in her bed

    Ahwatukee grandmother stung by scorpion in her bed

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-06-29 03:53:22 GMT
    Thursday, June 29 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-06-29 21:13:18 GMT
    An Ahwatukee grandmother is out of the hospital and back home after a run-in with a scorpion in her bed. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)An Ahwatukee grandmother is out of the hospital and back home after a run-in with a scorpion in her bed. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    It started with tingling in her hands and feet, and before long, Mary Weenas was unable to control her eye movements. Other neighbors say they've seen more scorpions recently, and they think they know why.

    It started with tingling in her hands and feet, and before long, Mary Weenas was unable to control her eye movements. Other neighbors say they've seen more scorpions recently, and they think they know why.

  • Health care bill puts recovering addicts at risk

    Health care bill puts recovering addicts at risk

    Monday, June 26 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-06-27 02:18:38 GMT
    Tuesday, June 27 2017 2:32 AM EDT2017-06-27 06:32:29 GMT
    State health experts warned Monday that legislation aimed at overhauling the Affordable Care Act puts addicts trying to kick their opioid addictions at risk. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)State health experts warned Monday that legislation aimed at overhauling the Affordable Care Act puts addicts trying to kick their opioid addictions at risk. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    State health experts warned Monday that legislation aimed at overhauling the Affordable Care Act puts addicts trying to kick their opioid addictions at risk.

    State health experts warned Monday that legislation aimed at overhauling the Affordable Care Act puts addicts trying to kick their opioid addictions at risk.

  • Emergency calls to Humane Society spike on Phoenix's fourth-hottest day ever

    Emergency calls to Humane Society spike on Phoenix's fourth-hottest day ever

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-06-21 04:00:45 GMT
    Wednesday, June 21 2017 5:43 AM EDT2017-06-21 09:43:12 GMT
    Emergency animal medical technicians with the Arizona Humane Society responded to at least 55 heat-related calls Tuesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Emergency animal medical technicians with the Arizona Humane Society responded to at least 55 heat-related calls Tuesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Emergency animal medical technicians with the Arizona Humane Society responded to dozens of heat-related calls Tuesday, the fourth-hottest day in recorded history in Phoenix.

    Emergency animal medical technicians with the Arizona Humane Society responded to dozens of heat-related calls Tuesday, the fourth-hottest day in recorded history in Phoenix.

  • ASU team tests 'green padlock' solution to scam phone calls

    ASU team tests 'green padlock' solution to scam phone calls

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 1:47 AM EDT2017-06-20 05:47:51 GMT
    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:49 PM EDT2017-06-20 16:49:24 GMT
    The internet may seem like a scammer’s paradise, but far more people complain about getting fooled by fraud over the phone – and the problem appears to be growing. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The internet may seem like a scammer’s paradise, but far more people complain about getting fooled by fraud over the phone – and the problem appears to be growing. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Since 2013, complaints about phone scams have doubled. Some researchers at Arizona State University are testing a potential solution: smarter caller ID.

    Since 2013, complaints about phone scams have doubled. Some researchers at Arizona State University are testing a potential solution: smarter caller ID.

  • Police release sketch of Phoenix strip club shooter

    Police release sketch of Phoenix strip club shooter

    Thursday, June 15 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-06-16 03:30:52 GMT
    Friday, June 16 2017 2:53 PM EDT2017-06-16 18:53:12 GMT
    Phoenix police are asking for the public’s help identifying a gunman who shot and killed the operator of an underground, unlicensed strip club. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Phoenix police are asking for the public’s help identifying a gunman who shot and killed the operator of an underground, unlicensed strip club. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Phoenix police are asking for the public’s help identifying a gunman who shot and killed the operator of an underground, unlicensed strip club.

    Phoenix police are asking for the public’s help identifying a gunman who shot and killed the operator of an underground, unlicensed strip club.

  • After London fire, how safe are Phoenix high-rises?

    After London fire, how safe are Phoenix high-rises?

    Thursday, June 15 2017 1:53 AM EDT2017-06-15 05:53:06 GMT
    Thursday, June 15 2017 4:11 AM EDT2017-06-15 08:11:49 GMT
    According to the National Fire Protection Association, high-rise buildings in U.S. are less prone to fire risk than shorter buildings. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)According to the National Fire Protection Association, high-rise buildings in U.S. are less prone to fire risk than shorter buildings. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Despite the terrifying images of London’s deadly high-rise fire, high-rise buildings in the U.S. are less prone to fire risk than shorter buildings, according to a national study.

    Despite the terrifying images of London’s deadly high-rise fire, high-rise buildings in the U.S. are less prone to fire risk than shorter buildings, according to a national study.

  • Gilbert Public Schools owes state nearly $1 million, audit finds

    Gilbert Public Schools owes state nearly $1 million, audit finds

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 2:34 AM EDT2017-06-13 06:34:33 GMT
    Tuesday, June 13 2017 3:01 AM EDT2017-06-13 07:01:28 GMT
    Auditors determined the district overcharged the state by $962,767 over a three-year period that ended in fiscal year 2016. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Auditors determined the district overcharged the state by $962,767 over a three-year period that ended in fiscal year 2016. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The Arizona Department of Education is demanding that Gilbert Public Schools repay nearly one million dollars after an audit found the district miscalculated its student enrollment and attendance figures for years.

    The Arizona Department of Education is demanding that Gilbert Public Schools repay nearly one million dollars after an audit found the district miscalculated its student enrollment and attendance figures for years.

  • U2's world tour features 'border' poetry by ASU professor

    U2's world tour features 'border' poetry by ASU professor

    Saturday, June 10 2017 2:12 AM EDT2017-06-10 06:12:25 GMT
    Saturday, June 10 2017 9:16 AM EDT2017-06-10 13:16:25 GMT
    Fans at U2's current world tour are being treated to some poetry by ASU professor Alberto Rios (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Fans at U2's current world tour are being treated to some poetry by ASU professor Alberto Rios (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Before every U2 concert on their current world tour, fans are treated to some poetry by an Arizona State University professor.

    Before every U2 concert on their current world tour, fans are treated to some poetry by an Arizona State University professor.

  • Arizona auction house shows off 'lost' Pollock found in Sun City garage

    Arizona auction house shows off 'lost' Pollock found in Sun City garage

    Friday, June 9 2017 2:14 AM EDT2017-06-09 06:14:11 GMT
    Friday, June 9 2017 8:16 AM EDT2017-06-09 12:16:53 GMT
    J. Levine Auction & Appraisal projects the piece will sell for $10 million to $15 million at auction June 20. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)J. Levine Auction & Appraisal projects the piece will sell for $10 million to $15 million at auction June 20. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    About a dozen art collectors have already expressed interest in seeing a painting pulled from a Sun City garage that's billed as a lost Jackson Pollock.

    About a dozen art collectors have already expressed interest in seeing a painting pulled from a Sun City garage that's billed as a lost Jackson Pollock.

  • How watermarks from your printer or copier could be spilling your secrets

    How watermarks from your printer or copier could be spilling your secrets

    Thursday, June 8 2017 2:03 AM EDT2017-06-08 06:03:13 GMT
    Thursday, June 8 2017 3:41 AM EDT2017-06-08 07:41:42 GMT
    Hidden watermarks, or tracking dots, are not unique to classified documents; they could be on every page you print at home or work. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Hidden watermarks, or tracking dots, are not unique to classified documents; they could be on every page you print at home or work. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Many security researchers believe hidden watermarks on a classified report helped the FBI track down and arrest the government contractor accused of leaking it.

    Many security researchers believe hidden watermarks on a classified report helped the FBI track down and arrest the government contractor accused of leaking it. These hidden watermarks could be on every page you print at home or work.

  • Mesa pays $13k after police officers lose woman's dog

    Mesa pays $13k after police officers lose woman's dog

    Thursday, May 25 2017 2:15 AM EDT2017-05-25 06:15:53 GMT
    Thursday, May 25 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-05-25 17:54:50 GMT
    A woman received $13,000 after police officers in Mesa lost her dog. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A woman received $13,000 after police officers in Mesa lost her dog. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The City of Mesa paid Dawn Bennett $13,000 in January to avoid any lawsuits related to an incident at a motel where police officers lost her dog.

    The City of Mesa paid Dawn Bennett $13,000 in January to avoid any lawsuits related to an incident at a motel where police officers lost her dog.

  • First look: The mobile plant that will purify wastewater for beer

    First look: The mobile plant that will purify wastewater for beer

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:20 AM EDT2017-05-23 06:20:13 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 2:52 AM EDT2017-05-23 06:52:04 GMT
    A first-of-its-kind mobile treatment plant will begin purifying wastewater next month to help create beer. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A first-of-its-kind mobile treatment plant will begin purifying wastewater next month to help create beer. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A first-of-its-kind mobile treatment plant will begin purifying wastewater next month for a more delicious purpose: beer. It's all to showcase advances in wastewater treatment technology.

    A first-of-its-kind mobile treatment plant will begin purifying wastewater next month for a more delicious purpose: beer. It's all to showcase advances in wastewater treatment technology.

  • Holes in state data suggest Glendale school shooting never happened

    Holes in state data suggest Glendale school shooting never happened

    Saturday, May 20 2017 1:37 AM EDT2017-05-20 05:37:05 GMT
    Saturday, May 20 2017 11:14 AM EDT2017-05-20 15:14:56 GMT

    An on-campus shooting at Independence High School in 2016 left two students dead and drew national attention, but according to the school safety records maintained by the Arizona Department of Education, the incident didn’t happen.

    An on-campus shooting at Independence High School in 2016 left two students dead and drew national attention, but according to the school safety records maintained by the Arizona Department of Education, the incident didn’t happen.

  • Home intruder in Chandler leaves note asking for sex

    Home intruder in Chandler leaves note asking for sex

    Friday, May 19 2017 1:20 AM EDT2017-05-19 05:20:11 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 1:57 PM EDT2017-05-19 17:57:06 GMT
    A Chandler woman said someone broke into her home and left a note asking for sex. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A Chandler woman said someone broke into her home and left a note asking for sex. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A Chandler woman says she feels terrorized and “extremely violated” after someone broke into her home and left a note asking for sex.

    A Chandler woman says she feels terrorized and “extremely violated” after someone broke into her home and left a note asking for sex.

  • Arizona attorney: Special counsel pick is 'right person for this job'

    Arizona attorney: Special counsel pick is 'right person for this job'

    Thursday, May 18 2017 2:00 AM EDT2017-05-18 06:00:29 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 2:32 AM EDT2017-05-18 06:32:15 GMT
    An Arizona attorney called Robert Mueller “the right person for this job” after Mueller was tapped to lead the Russia investigation as special counsel. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)An Arizona attorney called Robert Mueller “the right person for this job” after Mueller was tapped to lead the Russia investigation as special counsel. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    An Arizona attorney says former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the man tapped to lead the Russia investigation as special counsel, is an “apolitical and no-nonsense prosecutor” with a stellar reputation.

    An Arizona attorney says former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the man tapped to lead the Russia investigation as special counsel, is an “apolitical and no-nonsense prosecutor” with a stellar reputation.

  • Valley cities offer scant services for diabetics, at-home needle users

    Valley cities offer scant services for diabetics, at-home needle users

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 1:32 AM EDT2017-05-17 05:32:50 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:59 AM EDT2017-05-17 15:59:17 GMT
    The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality encourages at-home needle users to put medical sharps in a biohazard container before tossing them in the garbage to reduce the risk of accidental needle sticks. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality encourages at-home needle users to put medical sharps in a biohazard container before tossing them in the garbage to reduce the risk of accidental needle sticks. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Inside your neighbor’s trash bin, there could several weeks' worth of loose syringes, needles and other medical sharps that carry the potential of transferring life-altering diseases. It may be frowned upon, but in Arizona, that’s not against the law.

    Inside your neighbor’s trash bin, there could several weeks' worth of loose syringes, needles and other medical sharps that carry the potential of transferring life-altering diseases. It may be frowned upon, but in Arizona, that’s not against the law.

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

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

    Thursday, May 11 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-05-12 01:41:22 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 9:40 AM EDT2017-05-12 13:40:57 GMT
    Fridays are the most dangerous day of the week for wrecks – nearly twice as dangerous as Sundays. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Fridays are the most dangerous day of the week for wrecks – nearly twice as dangerous as Sundays. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    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.

    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.

  • Arizona radio station under investigation for child porn PSA

    Arizona radio station under investigation for child porn PSA

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-05-10 04:01:27 GMT
    Thursday, May 11 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-05-11 04:15:57 GMT
    The Cochise County sheriff said he formally opened an investigation after a public service announcement produced by a Benson radio station offered listeners tips on ways to "hide" their child pornography. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Cochise County sheriff said he formally opened an investigation after a public service announcement produced by a Benson radio station offered listeners tips on ways to "hide" their child pornography. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Disgusting, disturbing, and potentially illegal. That's what the sheriff of Cochise County thinks about a public service announcement produced by a Benson, Ariz. radio station that offered listeners tips on ways to "hide" their child pornography.

    Disgusting, disturbing, and potentially illegal. That's what the sheriff of Cochise County thinks about a public service announcement produced by a Benson, Ariz. radio station that offered listeners tips on ways to "hide" their child pornography.

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

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

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-05-10 19:26:41 GMT
    Wednesday, May 10 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-05-11 00:14:48 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    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.

    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.

  • Thousands enjoy ASU commencement under mostly dry skies

    Thousands enjoy ASU commencement under mostly dry skies

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 1:49 AM EDT2017-05-09 05:49:00 GMT
    Tuesday, May 9 2017 2:35 AM EDT2017-05-09 06:35:25 GMT
    About 5,200 students, and thousands of their relatives and friends, gathered in Sun Devil stadium for the 2017 commencement ceremony. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)About 5,200 students, and thousands of their relatives and friends, gathered in Sun Devil stadium for the 2017 commencement ceremony. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz hailed Arizona State University as the nation's "largest and most innovative" university Monday night during the 2017 commencement ceremony. 

    Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz hailed Arizona State University as the nation's "largest and most innovative" university Monday night during the 2017 commencement ceremony. 

  • Complications from sexual assault could be a pre-existing condition

    Complications from sexual assault could be a pre-existing condition

    Saturday, May 6 2017 1:35 AM EDT2017-05-06 05:35:07 GMT
    Saturday, May 6 2017 2:25 AM EDT2017-05-06 06:25:34 GMT
    Shannon Schell of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence said the organization is "extremely concerned" about the new American Health Care Act. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Shannon Schell of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence said the organization is "extremely concerned" about the new American Health Care Act. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Victims of sexual assault could be forced to pay more for health insurance coverage under the House bill to replace the Affordable Care Act.

    Victims of sexual assault could be forced to pay more for health insurance coverage under the House bill to replace the Affordable Care Act.

  • 'Back to the 90s' viral star spent the 90s in Arizona

    'Back to the 90s' viral star spent the 90s in Arizona

    Friday, May 5 2017 1:41 AM EDT2017-05-05 05:41:38 GMT
    Friday, May 5 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-05-05 14:13:33 GMT
    Ben Giroux (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Ben Giroux (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A viral music video about 90s pop culture was co-created by a guy who spent in the 90s in the Valley.

    A viral music video about 90s pop culture was co-created by a guy who spent in the 90s in the Valley.

  • Mesa PD investigates problems with pay, allegations of collusion

    Mesa PD investigates problems with pay, allegations of collusion

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 2:28 AM EDT2017-05-02 06:28:28 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 2:49 PM EDT2017-05-04 18:49:34 GMT
    The City Of Mesa is looking into allegations of misconduct and collusion surrounding the work that police officers do off-duty. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The City Of Mesa is looking into allegations of misconduct and collusion surrounding the work that police officers do off-duty. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The allegations stem from the selection of a vendor that has struggled to pay police officers for off-duty work in uniform.

    The allegations stem from the selection of a vendor that has struggled to pay police officers for off-duty work in uniform.

  • Phoenix mayor wants to attract tech jobs to West Valley with 'Technology Corridor'

    Phoenix mayor wants to attract tech jobs to West Valley with 'Technology Corridor'

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-04-26 23:54:21 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:59 AM EDT2017-04-27 06:59:38 GMT
    Greg Stanton, Mayor of PhoenixGreg Stanton, Mayor of Phoenix

    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wants to attract more technology and manufacturing jobs to the West Valley, and he's announcing plans for a "vast new employment corridor" along a stretch of the Loop 202 expansion.

    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wants to attract more technology and manufacturing jobs to the West Valley, and he's announcing plans for a "vast new employment corridor" along a stretch of the Loop 202 expansion.

  • Valley cities split on how to handle biohazardous material after crashes, crimes

    Valley cities split on how to handle biohazardous material after crashes, crimes

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-04-26 06:42:23 GMT
    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-04-26 17:06:44 GMT
    Different cities in the Valley have different ways to clean up after violent crimes or serious crashes. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Different cities in the Valley have different ways to clean up after violent crimes or serious crashes. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    In some cities, firefighters are called on to "wash down" a scene with fire hoses after disinfecting it with bleach. Other cities ban the practice out of environmental concerns.

    In some cities, firefighters are called on to "wash down" a scene with fire hoses after disinfecting it with bleach. Other cities ban the practice out of environmental concerns.

  • Bill would block porn on new phones, computers unless consumers pay a tax

    Bill would block porn on new phones, computers unless consumers pay a tax

    Thursday, April 20 2017 1:57 AM EDT2017-04-20 05:57:15 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 12:12 PM EDT2017-04-21 16:12:14 GMT
    Backers plan to introduce a bill on the federal level to tax pornography. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Backers plan to introduce a bill on the federal level to tax pornography. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Lawmakers in about a dozen states are considering a bill that would block pornography from all new phones and computers unless consumers pay a tax. Backers plan to introduce the measure on the federal level this month.

    Lawmakers in about a dozen states are considering a bill that would block pornography from all new phones and computers unless consumers pay a tax. Backers plan to introduce the measure on the federal level this month.

  • Is it high time for a serious show about marijuana? Scottsdale company says yes

    Is it high time for a serious show about marijuana? Scottsdale company says yes

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:26 AM EDT2017-04-21 04:26:18 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 2:39 AM EDT2017-04-21 06:39:47 GMT
    CannabisRadio.com is now expanding into television with a show called Cannabis Insight. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)CannabisRadio.com is now expanding into television with a show called Cannabis Insight. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    CannabisRadio.com has been producing live audio podcasts on all things pot since 2015, but the company is now expanding into television with a show called “Cannabis Insight.”

    CannabisRadio.com has been producing live audio podcasts on all things pot since 2015, but the company is now expanding into television with a show called “Cannabis Insight.”

  • 'Uber for taxes' offers CPAs on demand for last-minute filers

    'Uber for taxes' offers CPAs on demand for last-minute filers

    Monday, April 17 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-04-18 03:49:51 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 12:28 AM EDT2017-04-18 04:28:57 GMT
    Taxfyle is like the "Uber for taxes." (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Taxfyle is like the "Uber for taxes." (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    If you’re looking for help from a paid tax preparer, you don’t have to wait for normal business hours: CPAs are standing by 24/7 on Taxfyle.

    If you’re looking for help from a paid tax preparer, you don’t have to wait for normal business hours: CPAs are standing by 24/7 on Taxfyle.

  • Phoenix couple in Section 8 housing takes corporate landlord to court -- and wins

    Phoenix couple in Section 8 housing takes corporate landlord to court -- and wins

    Saturday, April 15 2017 2:35 AM EDT2017-04-15 06:35:34 GMT
    Saturday, April 15 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-04-15 21:26:48 GMT
    Serena and Latisha Rich won their case against their landlord. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Serena and Latisha Rich won their case against their landlord. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    They couldn’t afford an attorney, and they couldn’t afford to lose. A low-income Phoenix family facing more than $5,500 in questionable charges from their landlord decided to take the case to court themselves.

    They couldn’t afford an attorney, and they couldn’t afford to lose. A low-income Phoenix family facing more than $5,500 in questionable charges from their landlord decided to take the case to court themselves.

  • Online lesson plans help Arizona teachers save time, make money

    Online lesson plans help Arizona teachers save time, make money

    Friday, April 14 2017 1:43 AM EDT2017-04-14 05:43:39 GMT
    Friday, April 14 2017 2:12 AM EDT2017-04-14 06:12:34 GMT
    Teachers are going online to get help with lesson plans. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Teachers are going online to get help with lesson plans. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Some teachers are boosting their income and saving hours of prep time by buying and selling their lesson plans online.

    Some teachers are boosting their income and saving hours of prep time by buying and selling their lesson plans online.

  • Laveen residents raise concerns about reckless driving, street racing after crash

    Laveen residents raise concerns about reckless driving, street racing after crash

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 1:20 AM EDT2017-04-12 05:20:38 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 7:32 AM EDT2017-04-12 11:32:20 GMT
    The issue of street racing came up again after a man was killed when police said he may have been speeding and crashed near 67th Avenue and Baseline Road. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The issue of street racing came up again after a man was killed when police said he may have been speeding and crashed near 67th Avenue and Baseline Road. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    People in Laveen say police need to step up enforcement of reckless drivers and street racers after a deadly crash near 67th Avenue and Baseline Road. 

    People in Laveen say police need to step up enforcement of reckless drivers and street racers after a deadly crash near 67th Avenue and Baseline Road. 

  • Thief steals disabled man's scooter in Apache Junction

    Thief steals disabled man's supped-up scooter in Apache Junction

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:57 AM EDT2017-03-30 04:57:04 GMT
    Tuesday, April 11 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-04-11 22:50:46 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    An East Valley man with disabilities says someone stole his souped-up scooter that he used to carry laundry and groceries.

    An East Valley man with disabilities says someone stole his souped-up scooter that he used to carry laundry and groceries.

  • 2-year-old special needs boy stuck on school bus for nearly 2 hours

    2-year-old special needs boy stuck on school bus for nearly 2 hours

    Saturday, April 8 2017 2:03 AM EDT2017-04-08 06:03:35 GMT
    Saturday, April 8 2017 3:54 AM EDT2017-04-08 07:54:14 GMT

    Another mom of a special needs child in the Deer Valley Unified School District says confusion and communication problems surrounding her 2-year-old’s bus ride home left her fearing the worst, and kept her son stuck on a bus nearly two hours past his drop-off time.

    Another mom of a special needs child in the Deer Valley Unified School District says confusion and communication problems surrounding her 2-year-old’s bus ride home left her fearing the worst, and kept her son stuck on a bus nearly two hours past his drop-off time.

  • Deer Valley Unified to review procedures after school bus mix-up with special needs boy

    Deer Valley Unified to review procedures after school bus mix-up with special needs boy

    Friday, April 7 2017 1:56 AM EDT2017-04-07 05:56:34 GMT
    Friday, April 7 2017 3:03 AM EDT2017-04-07 07:03:10 GMT
    A special needs boy was left and confusion on where he was left a Valley mother worried. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A special needs boy was left and confusion on where he was left a Valley mother worried. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Confusion over the 4-year-old's whereabouts prompted Ashley Adams to call 911 and report her son missing Wednesday afternoon.

    Confusion over the 4-year-old's whereabouts prompted Ashley Adams to call 911 and report her son missing Wednesday afternoon.

  • 83 Arizona small businesses taking part in national competition

    83 Arizona small businesses taking part in national competition

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-04-04 23:56:49 GMT
    Tuesday, April 4 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-04-05 00:15:17 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Eighty-three small businesses in Arizona are taking part in a national competition for up to $25,000 in grant money that could take their work to the next level – and they need your help.

    Eighty-three small businesses in Arizona are taking part in a national competition for up to $25,000 in grant money that could take their work to the next level – and they need your help.

  • Arizona now third-deadliest state for pedestrians

    Arizona now third-deadliest state for pedestrians

    Friday, March 31 2017 12:37 AM EDT2017-03-31 04:37:34 GMT
    Friday, March 31 2017 1:04 AM EDT2017-03-31 05:04:53 GMT
    2016 figures place Arizona third on the list of states with the most pedestrian deaths per capita. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)2016 figures place Arizona third on the list of states with the most pedestrian deaths per capita. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    As the Valley gears up for a flood of foot traffic surrounding the Final Four, new numbers illustrate an alarming trend: the number of pedestrians killed in Arizona car crashes is going up.

    As the Valley gears up for a flood of foot traffic surrounding the Final Four, new numbers illustrate an alarming trend: the number of pedestrians killed in Arizona car crashes is going up.

  • Veteran: TRICARE putting my health at risk for $6.96 a month

    Veteran: TRICARE putting my health at risk for $6.96 a month

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:08 AM EDT2017-03-29 04:08:06 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 3:12 AM EDT2017-03-29 07:12:09 GMT
    Dale Cillian says he needs his name-brand medication but TRICARE won't cover it. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Dale Cillian says he needs his name-brand medication but TRICARE won't cover it. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A Valley veteran says his military health insurance is putting his health at risk – all to save a few dollars a month.

    A Valley veteran says his military health insurance is putting his health at risk – all to save a few dollars a month.

  • Tens of thousands of Arizonans could lose legal help under Trump's budget

    Tens of thousands of Arizonans could lose legal help under Trump's budget

    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-03-24 03:44:37 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:51 AM EDT2017-03-25 13:51:19 GMT
    Community Legal Services, Inc. is at risk of losing about 75 percent of its budget under the president's proposal. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Community Legal Services, Inc. is at risk of losing about 75 percent of its budget under the president's proposal. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    More than 35,800 Arizonans received this kind of federally-funded free legal help last year – help that could be eliminated if Congress adopts President Donald Trump’s budget proposal.

    More than 35,800 Arizonans received this kind of federally-funded free legal help last year – help that could be eliminated if Congress adopts President Donald Trump’s budget proposal.

  • Phoenix man installs cameras; surprised by amount of criminal activity near home

    Phoenix man installs cameras; surprised by amount of criminal activity near home

    Saturday, March 25 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-03-25 04:42:31 GMT
    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:51 AM EDT2017-03-25 13:51:01 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Three times in the last three months, Clayton McKee’s cameras have caught guys rummaging through his stuff late at night. In one case, a man ran off with McKee’s gas-powered hedge trimmer.

    Three times in the last three months, Clayton McKee’s cameras have caught guys rummaging through his stuff late at night. In one case, a man ran off with McKee’s gas-powered hedge trimmer.

  • Phoenix woman to puppet Sesame Street's first autistic muppet

    Phoenix woman to puppet Sesame Street's first autistic muppet

    Monday, March 20 2017 9:42 PM EDT2017-03-21 01:42:33 GMT
    Monday, March 20 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-03-21 02:19:36 GMT
    A new character is coming to Sesame Street and the puppeteer is from the Valley. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A new character is coming to Sesame Street and the puppeteer is from the Valley. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    There’s Bert, Ernie, Elmo and next month, "Sesame Street" will introduce a new character: Julia. She’s the first member of the beloved muppet gang with autism, and her puppeteer is a Phoenix woman with a personal connection to the disorder.

    There’s Bert, Ernie, Elmo and next month, "Sesame Street" will introduce a new character: Julia. She’s the first member of the beloved muppet gang with autism, and her puppeteer is a Phoenix woman with a personal connection to the disorder.

  • Is it too easy to change your legal name? Arizona lawmaker thinks so

    Is it too easy to change your legal name? Arizona lawmaker thinks so

    Friday, March 17 2017 2:49 AM EDT2017-03-17 06:49:12 GMT
    Monday, March 20 2017 11:43 AM EDT2017-03-20 15:43:56 GMT
    Part of Arizona's official application for a name change (Source: AZCourts.gov)Part of Arizona's official application for a name change (Source: AZCourts.gov)

    An Arizona lawmaker is concerned that some criminals and sex offenders may be changing their legal names to hide from their illegal pasts. Critics argue the bill would put an undue burden on people who want to change their names for legitimate reasons.

    An Arizona lawmaker is concerned that some criminals and sex offenders may be changing their legal names to hide from their illegal pasts. Critics argue the bill would put an undue burden on people who want to change their names for legitimate reasons.

  • Controversial 'Delivered Alive' abortion bill moves toward final vote

    Controversial 'Delivered Alive' abortion bill moves toward final vote

    Thursday, March 16 2017 1:01 AM EDT2017-03-16 05:01:34 GMT
    Thursday, March 16 2017 12:40 PM EDT2017-03-16 16:40:51 GMT
    A controversial abortion bill passed a House panel on Wednesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A controversial abortion bill passed a House panel on Wednesday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Supporters say a bill protects fetuses that are born alive during an abortion. Critics say it forces doctors to perform painful and futile therapy in other types of births.

    Supporters say a bill protects fetuses that are born alive during an abortion. Critics say it forces doctors to perform painful and futile therapy in other types of births.

  • Arizona marijuana researcher raises questions about Uncle Sam's stash

    Arizona marijuana researcher raises questions about Uncle Sam's stash

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-03-15 04:17:47 GMT
    Wednesday, March 15 2017 1:10 AM EDT2017-03-15 05:10:58 GMT
    Dr. Sue Sisley is upset over the medical marijuana she received from the feds. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Dr. Sue Sisley is upset over the medical marijuana she received from the feds. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Even if you’ve never used it, medical marijuana has a pretty distinctive look and aroma. The exception, according to a Valley researcher, is the marijuana that’s federally authorized for medical trials.

    Even if you’ve never used it, medical marijuana has a pretty distinctive look and aroma. The exception, according to a Valley researcher, is the marijuana that’s federally authorized for medical trials.

  • Many Arizonans would get smaller tax credits under Republican replacement to Obamacare

    Many Arizonans would get smaller tax credits under Republican replacement to Obamacare

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 10:50 PM EST2017-03-09 03:50:30 GMT
    Thursday, March 9 2017 1:09 AM EST2017-03-09 06:09:42 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The vast majority (about 75 percent) of Arizonans who get their health insurance through the federal marketplace get tax credits to make their premiums more affordable. But under the Republican replacement to the Affordable Care Act, Arizonans making less than $50,000 would largely see smaller tax credits, according to estimates from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

    The vast majority (about 75 percent) of Arizonans who get their health insurance through the federal marketplace get tax credits to make their premiums more affordable. But under the Republican replacement to the Affordable Care Act, Arizonans making less than $50,000 would largely see smaller tax credits, according to estimates from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

  • South Mountain construction waking deaf neighbors

    South Mountain construction waking deaf neighbors

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 11:35 PM EST2017-03-08 04:35:18 GMT
    Wednesday, March 8 2017 12:56 AM EST2017-03-08 05:56:10 GMT
    Some in Ahwatukee say the Loop 202 expansion construction is like living next an earthquake. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Some in Ahwatukee say the Loop 202 expansion construction is like living next an earthquake. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Construction on the South Mountain Loop 202 is still in the early stages, but some Ahwatukee neighbors say it’s like living next to an earthquake.

    Construction on the South Mountain Loop 202 is still in the early stages, but some Ahwatukee neighbors say it’s like living next to an earthquake.

  • Some Arizona schools have lead in drinking water

    Some Arizona schools have lead in drinking water

    Monday, March 6 2017 10:49 PM EST2017-03-07 03:49:39 GMT
    Tuesday, March 7 2017 1:43 AM EST2017-03-07 06:43:48 GMT
    At least 26 Arizona schools have lead in their drinking water. (Source: 3TV/CBS5)At least 26 Arizona schools have lead in their drinking water. (Source: 3TV/CBS5)

    At least 26 Arizona schools have lead in their drinking water above federal guidelines, according to early results of a new statewide testing program.

    At least 26 Arizona schools have lead in their drinking water above federal guidelines, according to early results of a new statewide testing program.

  • Feds end helicopter-based pig hunt early in Havasu Refuge; declare success

    Feds end helicopter-based pig hunt early in Havasu Refuge; declare success

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 1:39 AM EST2017-02-28 06:39:16 GMT
    Friday, March 3 2017 12:26 AM EST2017-03-03 05:26:20 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    After three-and-a-half days spent shooting feral swine from a helicopter, federal wildlife managers attempting to eradicate the wild pig population at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge called off the aerial effort early and declared it a success.

    After three-and-a-half days spent shooting feral swine from a helicopter, federal wildlife managers attempting to eradicate the wild pig population at Havasu National Wildlife Refuge called off the aerial effort early and declared it a success.

  • Federal employees in Arizona accused of watching porn on the job

    Federal employees in Arizona accused of watching porn on the job

    Thursday, March 2 2017 12:33 AM EST2017-03-02 05:33:13 GMT
    Thursday, March 2 2017 8:46 AM EST2017-03-02 13:46:17 GMT

    A congressman says federal employees that get caught watching porn while at work do not always get fired, and he thinks an act of Congress is needed to change that.

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    A congressman says federal employees that get caught watching porn while at work do not always get fired, and he thinks an act of Congress is needed to change that.

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  • Taser to offer new sensor that automatically turns on body camera

    Taser to offer new sensor that automatically turns on body camera

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 1:25 AM EST2017-03-01 06:25:13 GMT
    Wednesday, March 1 2017 1:26 AM EST2017-03-01 06:26:52 GMT
    The Signal Sidearm not only turns on the body-worn camera of the officer who drew the weapon, but also engages any Taser-brand body cameras within 30 feet. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Signal Sidearm not only turns on the body-worn camera of the officer who drew the weapon, but also engages any Taser-brand body cameras within 30 feet. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    In this new era of police body cameras, when a situation turns deadly and the cameras aren't rolling, it can quickly lead to controversy. But Scottsdale-based Taser International may have a solution. 

    In this new era of police body cameras, when a situation turns deadly and the cameras aren't rolling, it can quickly lead to controversy. But Scottsdale-based Taser International may have a solution. 

  • Tohono O'odham makes its case against Trump's border wall

    Tohono O'odham makes its case against Trump's border wall

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 8:05 PM EST2017-02-22 01:05:37 GMT
    Wednesday, February 22 2017 10:34 AM EST2017-02-22 15:34:15 GMT
    The Tohono O'odham Nation doesn't believe a wall through their land will help American security. (Source: Tohono O’odham Nation)The Tohono O'odham Nation doesn't believe a wall through their land will help American security. (Source: Tohono O’odham Nation)

    The Tohono O’odham Nation laid out its case against President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall in a video Tuesday, arguing the barrier was impractical, unnecessary, and would cause extreme hardship to the tribe’s members.

    The Tohono O’odham Nation laid out its case against President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall in a video Tuesday, arguing the barrier was impractical, unnecessary, and would cause extreme hardship to the tribe’s members.

  • Man accused of shooting Valley woman, infant expected to change plea

    Man accused of shooting Valley woman, infant expected to change plea

    Thursday, February 16 2017 9:01 PM EST2017-02-17 02:01:13 GMT
    Friday, February 17 2017 3:42 PM EST2017-02-17 20:42:09 GMT
    Allyn Smith. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)Allyn Smith. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

    Allyn Smith, 32, is scheduled to appear in court Friday for a "change of plea" hearing, according to online court records. Smith is accused of killing a 19-year-old mother and wounding her 2-month-old baby.

    Allyn Smith, 32, is scheduled to appear in court Friday for a "change of plea" hearing, according to online court records. Smith is accused of killing a 19-year-old mother and wounding her 2-month-old baby.

  • Arizona bill would impose tougher sentences on undocumented immigrants

    Arizona bill would impose tougher sentences on undocumented immigrants

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 8:26 PM EST2017-02-15 01:26:21 GMT
    Wednesday, February 15 2017 12:37 AM EST2017-02-15 05:37:24 GMT
    A new bill that the ACLU is worried about would impose harsher sentences on illegal immigrants who commit a felony. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A new bill that the ACLU is worried about would impose harsher sentences on illegal immigrants who commit a felony. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Civil rights groups are digging in their heels in opposition to a bill that would impose stricter sentences on undocumented immigrants who commit a felony than U.S. citizens, and make them ineligible for early release.

    Civil rights groups are digging in their heels in opposition to a bill that would impose stricter sentences on undocumented immigrants who commit a felony than U.S. citizens, and make them ineligible for early release.

  • Speed dating without the risk of a food fight

    Speed dating without the risk of a food fight

    Sunday, February 12 2017 11:53 PM EST2017-02-13 04:53:12 GMT
    Monday, February 13 2017 12:44 AM EST2017-02-13 05:44:52 GMT
    The Valley's first-ever Veg Speed Date was held on Sunday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)The Valley's first-ever Veg Speed Date was held on Sunday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Vegans and vegetarians swapped stories in five-minute speed rounds Sunday during Phoenix’s first-ever Veg Speed Date event at Urban Beans on 7th Street.

    Vegans and vegetarians swapped stories in five-minute speed rounds Sunday during Phoenix’s first-ever Veg Speed Date event at Urban Beans on 7th Street.

  • USDA action threatens Arizona 'puppy mill' law, advocates say

    USDA action threatens Arizona 'puppy mill' law, advocates say

    Friday, February 10 2017 12:31 AM EST2017-02-10 05:31:01 GMT
    Friday, February 10 2017 1:34 AM EST2017-02-10 06:34:32 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Animal advocates say important consumer protection provisions in Arizona's new puppy mill law have been rendered moot after the U.S. Department of Agriculture took down its animal welfare inspection website.

    Animal advocates say important consumer protection provisions in Arizona's new puppy mill law have been rendered moot after the U.S. Department of Agriculture took down its animal welfare inspection website.

  • Gilbert launches pilot program to battle mosquitoes in Sonoqui Wash

    Gilbert launches pilot program to battle mosquitoes in Sonoqui Wash

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 11:07 PM EST2017-02-09 04:07:10 GMT
    Thursday, February 9 2017 7:19 AM EST2017-02-09 12:19:16 GMT

    “They're in the houses. They're in the garages. They're in backyards. It's almost impossible to go in your backyard," one neighbor said of the mosquito problem.

    “They're in the houses. They're in the garages. They're in backyards. It's almost impossible to go in your backyard," one neighbor said of the mosquito problem.

  • ASU researchers help refine next-generation prosthetic hands

    ASU researchers help refine next-generation prosthetic hands

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 10:06 PM EST2017-02-08 03:06:00 GMT
    Tuesday, February 7 2017 11:44 PM EST2017-02-08 04:44:48 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The goal of next-generation prosthetic hands isn’t just finer movement. It’s also about creating artificial sensation, and ASU researchers are turning to high-tech robotics and virtual reality to help make it happen.

    The goal of next-generation prosthetic hands isn’t just finer movement. It’s also about creating artificial sensation, and ASU researchers are turning to high-tech robotics and virtual reality to help make it happen.

  • Thieves steal trailers from Valley work sites

    Thieves steal trailers from Valley work sites

    Friday, February 3 2017 12:03 AM EST2017-02-03 05:03:22 GMT
    Friday, February 3 2017 1:32 AM EST2017-02-03 06:32:49 GMT
    Tristen Haight said thieves stole his heavy-duty trailer, which he estimated was worth about $10,000, from a work site in Mesa near the U.S. 60 and Signal Butte. (Source: Tristen Haight)Tristen Haight said thieves stole his heavy-duty trailer, which he estimated was worth about $10,000, from a work site in Mesa near the U.S. 60 and Signal Butte. (Source: Tristen Haight)

    An auto mechanic in Tempe says he was targeted by thieves not once, but twice. The thieves weren’t after his lot full of cars; they took his trailers.

    An auto mechanic in Tempe says he was targeted by thieves not once, but twice. The thieves weren’t after his lot full of cars; they took his trailers.

  • One way to improve classroom performance? Remove kids' shoes

    One way to improve classroom performance? Remove kids' shoes

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-02-02 04:55:05 GMT
    Thursday, February 2 2017 1:19 AM EST2017-02-02 06:19:54 GMT
    Researchers concluded that kids in shoeless classrooms arrived at school earlier, left later, and read more while there. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Researchers concluded that kids in shoeless classrooms arrived at school earlier, left later, and read more while there. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Shoeless elementary school classrooms have begun to take off in the United Kingdom and other European countries, but they appear to be uncommon in Arizona.

    Shoeless elementary school classrooms have begun to take off in the United Kingdom and other European countries, but they appear to be uncommon in Arizona.

  • App that tracks your health down to DNA will include ASU technology

    App that tracks your health down to DNA will include ASU technology

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 12:36 AM EST2017-02-01 05:36:42 GMT
    Wednesday, February 1 2017 1:47 AM EST2017-02-01 06:47:30 GMT
    A team of researchers are using technology created at ASU to make a cutting-edge health app. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A team of researchers are using technology created at ASU to make a cutting-edge health app. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The app is designed to give advice on what users should eat, when to sleep, how active they should be, and perhaps the holy grail of mobile health technology: predicting and detecting the early onset of disease.

    The app is designed to give advice on what users should eat, when to sleep, how active they should be, and perhaps the holy grail of mobile health technology: predicting and detecting the early onset of disease.

  • Trump expected to block Syrian refugees; Arizona advocates plan protest

    Trump expected to block Syrian refugees; Arizona advocates plan protest

    Thursday, January 26 2017 12:34 AM EST2017-01-26 05:34:27 GMT
    Thursday, January 26 2017 1:40 AM EST2017-01-26 06:40:38 GMT
    Arizona accepts one of the largest refugee populations in the country. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Arizona accepts one of the largest refugee populations in the country. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Us UNITED, a student-based advocacy and refugee support group at Arizona State University, called for an “emergency rally” Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on the Tempe campus.

    Us UNITED, a student-based advocacy and refugee support group at Arizona State University, called for an “emergency rally” Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on the Tempe campus.

  • A car collector's dream home: Valley estates with 'parking palaces'

    A car collector's dream home: Valley estates with 'parking palaces'

    Thursday, January 19 2017 7:57 PM EST2017-01-20 00:57:42 GMT
    Monday, January 23 2017 1:32 PM EST2017-01-23 18:32:56 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Where should you park a rare automobile purchased at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction? In a "Garage Mahal," of course.

    Where should you park a rare automobile purchased at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction? In a "Garage Mahal," of course.

  • ASU field painter takes on the Super Bowl -- for the 22nd time

    ASU field painter takes on the Super Bowl -- for the 22nd time

    Friday, January 20 2017 9:17 PM EST2017-01-21 02:17:59 GMT
    Saturday, January 21 2017 12:56 AM EST2017-01-21 05:56:57 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    It’s a coat of paint that will be seen by more than 160 million people worldwide, and among the team in charge of emblazoning the emblems on the field at Super Bowl LI is Arizona State University’s facilities manager.

    It’s a coat of paint that will be seen by more than 160 million people worldwide, and among the team in charge of emblazoning the emblems on the field at Super Bowl LI is Arizona State University’s facilities manager.

  • Hundreds gather for vigil in honor of slain Mesa math teacher

    Hundreds gather for vigil in honor of slain Mesa math teacher

    Friday, January 20 2017 12:33 AM EST2017-01-20 05:33:05 GMT
    Friday, January 20 2017 1:33 AM EST2017-01-20 06:33:27 GMT
    Hundreds came out for a vigil in honor of a murdered Mesa teacher. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Hundreds came out for a vigil in honor of a murdered Mesa teacher. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Hundreds of Mesa High School students and faculty gathered for a candlelight vigil Thursday night in honor of a popular math teacher who was shot to death in the backyard of his home.  

    Hundreds of Mesa High School students and faculty gathered for a candlelight vigil Thursday night in honor of a popular math teacher who was shot to death in the backyard of his home.  

  • Arizona lawmaker wants to lower alcohol serving age to 18

    Arizona lawmaker wants to lower alcohol serving age to 18

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 11:41 PM EST2017-01-19 04:41:09 GMT
    Thursday, January 19 2017 1:03 AM EST2017-01-19 06:03:45 GMT
    A state lawmaker wants to allow change the legal age of serving alcohol from 19 to 18. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)A state lawmaker wants to allow change the legal age of serving alcohol from 19 to 18. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    An Arizona state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would allow 18-year-olds to serve alcohol at restaurants and bars. And like any good cocktail, reaction is mixed.

    An Arizona state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would allow 18-year-olds to serve alcohol at restaurants and bars. And like any good cocktail, reaction is mixed.

  • Grandmother evicted under Arizona 'Squatters Law' even though she was paying rent

    Grandmother evicted under Arizona 'Squatters Law' even though she was paying rent

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 12:42 AM EST2017-01-18 05:42:05 GMT
    Wednesday, January 18 2017 1:26 AM EST2017-01-18 06:26:58 GMT
    Pat Siron was kicked out a mobile home in Glendale was only given minutes to pack. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Pat Siron was kicked out a mobile home in Glendale was only given minutes to pack. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    A Glendale woman says she was evicted from her home of more than a year without notice under an Arizona law designed to target squatters – even though she was paying rent.

    A Glendale woman says she was evicted from her home of more than a year without notice under an Arizona law designed to target squatters – even though she was paying rent.

  • Arizona search and rescue groups turning to drone technology

    Arizona search and rescue groups turning to drone technology

    Friday, January 13 2017 12:29 AM EST2017-01-13 05:29:46 GMT
    Friday, January 13 2017 12:49 AM EST2017-01-13 05:49:16 GMT
    Rescue teams are using drones to help them during missions. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Rescue teams are using drones to help them during missions. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    It was a dangerous search mission down a nearly 500-foot cliff, something that members of Tonto Rim Search and Rescue agreed would normally take all day. But the effort to find the body of a man who fell into the Salt River Canyon took only about an hour. The difference? A drone.

    It was a dangerous search mission down a nearly 500-foot cliff, something that members of Tonto Rim Search and Rescue agreed would normally take all day. But the effort to find the body of a man who fell into the Salt River Canyon took only about an hour. The difference? A drone.

  • Infant's death marks second tragedy for Gilbert mom

    Infant's death marks second tragedy for Gilbert mom

    Wednesday, January 11 2017 12:11 AM EST2017-01-11 05:11:52 GMT
    Thursday, January 12 2017 1:08 PM EST2017-01-12 18:08:35 GMT
    Doctors said Olivia died because of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. (Source: Stacy Lord)Doctors said Olivia died because of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. (Source: Stacy Lord)

    Stacy Lord is dealing with the death of her 7-month-old daughter just days after marching in the Fiesta Bowl Parade in honor of her 3-year-old son.

    Stacy Lord is dealing with the death of her 7-month-old daughter just days after marching in the Fiesta Bowl Parade in honor of her 3-year-old son.

  • Malware suspected on some Arizona legislators' computers

    Malware suspected on some Arizona legislators' computers

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 1:09 AM EST2017-01-10 06:09:51 GMT
    Tuesday, January 10 2017 7:49 AM EST2017-01-10 12:49:12 GMT
    When some state lawmakers clicked on the link in a fake email to change their passwords, they saw a message in Russian. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)When some state lawmakers clicked on the link in a fake email to change their passwords, they saw a message in Russian. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Concerns about a potential hack surfaced last week after some lawmakers and legislative staff clicked on a link in an email asking them to change their password to the state's Human Resource Information System (HRIS). Some reported seeing a pop-up screen in Russian.

    Concerns about a potential hack surfaced last week after some lawmakers and legislative staff clicked on a link in an email asking them to change their password to the state's Human Resource Information System (HRIS). Some reported seeing a pop-up screen in Russian.

  • Mysterious illness linked to marijuana use 'fairly common' in Arizona

    Mysterious illness linked to marijuana use 'fairly common' in Arizona

    Friday, January 6 2017 12:45 AM EST2017-01-06 05:45:32 GMT
    Friday, January 6 2017 1:02 AM EST2017-01-06 06:02:55 GMT
    Experts say cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS, is caused by heavy, long-term use of various forms of marijuana. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Experts say cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS, is caused by heavy, long-term use of various forms of marijuana. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A mysterious illness linked to heavy marijuana use has been popping up with greater frequency in hospital emergency rooms, including in Arizona.

    A mysterious illness linked to heavy marijuana use has been popping up with greater frequency in hospital emergency rooms, including in Arizona.

  • UPDATE

    Flagstaff police officer who punched woman has resigned

    Flagstaff police officer who punched woman has resigned

    Wednesday, January 4 2017 5:08 PM EST2017-01-04 22:08:18 GMT
    Thursday, January 5 2017 1:34 AM EST2017-01-05 06:34:30 GMT
    Cellphone video shows a Flagstaff police officer punching Marissa Morris in the face. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Cellphone video shows a Flagstaff police officer punching Marissa Morris in the face. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The Flagstaff police officer who is seen on cellphone video punching a woman in the face has resigned after it was recommended that he be fired.

    The Flagstaff police officer who is seen on cellphone video punching a woman in the face has resigned after it was recommended that he be fired.

  • Video shows two officers shot in Chandler Wal-Mart, then return fire

    Video shows two officers shot in Chandler Wal-Mart, then return fire

    Wednesday, January 4 2017 12:06 AM EST2017-01-04 05:06:43 GMT
    Wednesday, January 4 2017 6:55 AM EST2017-01-04 11:55:52 GMT
    Officer Colwell tumbled through a display sign and opened fire while still on the ground. (Source: Chandler Police Department)Officer Colwell tumbled through a display sign and opened fire while still on the ground. (Source: Chandler Police Department)

    Newly-released surveillance video shows the moment a suspect pulled out a gun inside a Wal-Mart and opened fire on two Chandler police officers, striking both men multiple times. The video also shows one of the wounded officers tumble through a display sign and return fire, killing the suspect.

    Newly-released surveillance video shows the moment a suspect pulled out a gun inside a Wal-Mart and opened fire on two Chandler police officers, striking both men multiple times. The video also shows one of the wounded officers tumble through a display sign and return fire, killing the suspect.

  • Questions about the deaths of 19 hotshots may never be answered, attorney says

    Questions about the deaths of 19 hotshots may never be answered, attorney says

    Tuesday, January 3 2017 12:58 AM EST2017-01-03 05:58:04 GMT
    Tuesday, January 3 2017 9:26 AM EST2017-01-03 14:26:12 GMT
    Even though there may be evidence of gross negligence, an appeals court rule the mother of one of the fighters killed in the Yarnell Hill fire cant sue the state.  (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Even though there may be evidence of gross negligence, an appeals court rule the mother of one of the fighters killed in the Yarnell Hill fire cant sue the state. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    On Friday, a state appeals court ruled the mother of hotshot Grant McKee has no legal right to sue the state for wrongful death. Her attorney says that ruling may keep certain questions from ever being answered.

    On Friday, a state appeals court ruled the mother of hotshot Grant McKee has no legal right to sue the state for wrongful death. Her attorney says that ruling may keep certain questions from ever being answered.

  • Phoenix mom with baby in back seat faces armed suspect

    Phoenix mom with baby in back seat faces armed suspect

    Saturday, December 31 2016 12:29 AM EST2016-12-31 05:29:02 GMT
    Saturday, December 31 2016 12:56 AM EST2016-12-31 05:56:36 GMT

    A Phoenix woman had a wanted fugitive pointing a gun at her from outside her passenger window. She had her 18-month-old daughter in the backseat. And she had a red light in front of her, with traffic whizzing through the intersection.

    A Phoenix woman had a wanted fugitive pointing a gun at her from outside her passenger window. She had her 18-month-old daughter in the backseat. And she had a red light in front of her, with traffic whizzing through the intersection.

  • Video shows FBI raid on Phoenix terrorism suspect's apartment

    Video shows FBI raid on Phoenix terrorism suspect's apartment

    Friday, December 23 2016 8:57 PM EST2016-12-24 01:57:56 GMT
    Friday, December 23 2016 9:07 PM EST2016-12-24 02:07:47 GMT

    Cell phone video shows the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force raiding Derrick Raymond Thompson’s apartment on Tuesday. Investigators believe he was planning a “lone wolf” attack in support of ISIS – potentially during early-morning Christmas services.

    Cell phone video shows the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force raiding Derrick Raymond Thompson’s apartment on Tuesday. Investigators believe he was planning a “lone wolf” attack in support of ISIS – potentially during early-morning Christmas services.

  • Deputy saves wounded dog from brink of death - twice

    Deputy saves wounded dog from brink of death - twice

    Thursday, December 22 2016 5:58 PM EST2016-12-22 22:58:24 GMT
    Thursday, December 22 2016 11:37 PM EST2016-12-23 04:37:42 GMT
    Deputy Brian Bowling not only rushed a dog that had been shot to a vet, he covered the medical bills. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Deputy Brian Bowling not only rushed a dog that had been shot to a vet, he covered the medical bills. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    An MCSO deputy found a dog with a gunshot wound. What he did next stunned the owner.

    An MCSO deputy found a dog with a gunshot wound. What he did next stunned the owner.

  • Phoenix police chief plans to eliminate fugitive tracking unit

    Phoenix police chief plans to eliminate fugitive tracking unit

    Wednesday, December 14 2016 1:03 AM EST2016-12-14 06:03:54 GMT
    Thursday, December 22 2016 12:43 AM EST2016-12-22 05:43:11 GMT
    Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Phoenix’s new police chief plans to eliminate the unit tasked with tracking down some of the Valley’s most wanted fugitives as part of a broader restructuring effort aimed at improving response times.

    Phoenix’s new police chief plans to eliminate the unit tasked with tracking down some of the Valley’s most wanted fugitives as part of a broader restructuring effort aimed at improving response times.

  • Some insiders urge Phoenix police to keep fugitive tracking unit

    Some insiders urge Phoenix police to keep fugitive tracking unit

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 8:48 PM EST2016-12-22 01:48:27 GMT
    Wednesday, December 21 2016 9:42 PM EST2016-12-22 02:42:45 GMT
    Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Some law enforcement insiders are urging Phoenix’s new police chief to keep the specialized unit tasked with tracking down some of the area’s most wanted fugitives.

    Some law enforcement insiders are urging Phoenix’s new police chief to keep the specialized unit tasked with tracking down some of the area’s most wanted fugitives.

  • ASU team developing Parkinson's device with help from high schooler

    ASU team developing Parkinson's device with help from high schooler

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 7:04 PM EST2016-12-22 00:04:07 GMT
    Wednesday, December 21 2016 7:21 PM EST2016-12-22 00:21:30 GMT
    This device would alert people with Parkinson's disease about an oncoming freezing episode. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)This device would alert people with Parkinson's disease about an oncoming freezing episode. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A team at Arizona State University is working on a wearable device designed to help people with Parkinson’s disease overcome sudden freezing episodes. And among the researchers is one who doesn’t have a high school diploma. Yet.

    A team at Arizona State University is working on a wearable device designed to help people with Parkinson’s disease overcome sudden freezing episodes. And among the researchers is one who doesn’t have a high school diploma. Yet.

  • Arizona adopts cursive requirement in schools

    Arizona adopts cursive requirement in schools

    Tuesday, December 20 2016 12:47 AM EST2016-12-20 05:47:18 GMT
    Tuesday, December 20 2016 5:09 PM EST2016-12-20 22:09:45 GMT
    The state board of education approved new standards to replace Common Core. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The state board of education approved new standards to replace Common Core. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Arizona will soon require public schools to teach cursive, part of a slate of new education standards approved by the state Board of Education Monday in its push to revise national guidelines known as Common Core.

    Arizona will soon require public schools to teach cursive, part of a slate of new education standards approved by the state Board of Education Monday in its push to revise national guidelines known as Common Core.

  • Former 'birther' investigator wants no part of Arpaio's 'newest revelations'

    Former 'birther' investigator wants no part of Arpaio's 'newest revelations'

    Thursday, December 15 2016 12:49 AM EST2016-12-15 05:49:32 GMT
    Thursday, December 15 2016 1:33 AM EST2016-12-15 06:33:58 GMT
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Brian and Denise Reilly pressed Sheriff Joe Arpaio to launch the investigation into President Obama's birth certificate in the first place. Now, with the sheriff promising new "revelations" on Thursday, they say it's become a "political dog and pony show."  

    Brian and Denise Reilly pressed Sheriff Joe Arpaio to launch the investigation into President Obama's birth certificate in the first place. Now, with the sheriff promising new "revelations" on Thursday, they say it's become a "political dog and pony show."  

  • Does Scottsdale's entertainment district cost more than it's worth?

    Does Scottsdale's entertainment district cost more than it's worth?

    Thursday, December 8 2016 10:36 PM EST2016-12-09 03:36:10 GMT
    Friday, December 9 2016 12:45 AM EST2016-12-09 05:45:25 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The entertainment district in downtown Scottsdale is one of the busiest spots for nightlife in the Valley. But one councilman says the taxes generated by the bars and clubs in that area pales in comparison to the amount the city spends patrolling it. Other city leaders question the fiscal analysis.

    The entertainment district in downtown Scottsdale is one of the busiest spots for nightlife in the Valley. But one councilman says the taxes generated by the bars and clubs in that area pales in comparison to the amount the city spends patrolling it. Other city leaders question the fiscal analysis.

  • Scottsdale woman wakes to find stranger showering, shouting in her bathroom

    Scottsdale woman wakes to find stranger showering, shouting in her bathroom

    Thursday, December 8 2016 12:55 AM EST2016-12-08 05:55:43 GMT
    Thursday, December 8 2016 2:28 AM EST2016-12-08 07:28:35 GMT
    Scott Alan LamarshScott Alan Lamarsh

    A Valley mom woke up to find a stranger inside her Scottsdale home, shouting and showering in her bathroom. The woman said the terrifying ordeal became even more upsetting when she learned the man had been escorted to her home by police.

    A Valley mom woke up to find a stranger inside her Scottsdale home, shouting and showering in her bathroom. The woman said the terrifying ordeal became even more upsetting when she learned the man had been escorted to her home by police.

  • 3D-printed hearts help surgeons at Phoenix Children's Hospital

    3D-printed hearts help surgeons at Phoenix Children's Hospital

    Thursday, November 24 2016 12:55 AM EST2016-11-24 05:55:32 GMT
    Thursday, November 24 2016 11:03 PM EST2016-11-25 04:03:06 GMT
    The Cardiac 3D Print Lab prints at least two heart models a week to help guide surgeries at the hospital. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The Cardiac 3D Print Lab prints at least two heart models a week to help guide surgeries at the hospital. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Surgeons at Phoenix Children's Hospital are using 3D-printed hearts to plan complicated procedures. And the man who makes them was an ASU art student.

    Surgeons at Phoenix Children's Hospital are using 3D-printed hearts to plan complicated procedures. And the man who makes them was an ASU art student.

  • Trump's border wall would have to overcome land battles in Arizona

    Trump's border wall would have to overcome land battles in Arizona

    Wednesday, November 23 2016 8:14 PM EST2016-11-24 01:14:24 GMT
    Wednesday, November 23 2016 11:48 PM EST2016-11-24 04:48:06 GMT
    Tohono O'odham Nation leaders strongly oppose a border wall. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Tohono O'odham Nation leaders strongly oppose a border wall. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to build a “big, beautiful, powerful” wall along the US-Mexico border, but to do so, the President-elect’s administration will need to overcome some battles over land rights -- including on tribal and private land.

    Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to build a “big, beautiful, powerful” wall along the US-Mexico border, but to do so, the President-elect’s administration will need to overcome some battles over land rights -- including on tribal and private land.

  • Arizona's border fencing by the numbers

    Arizona's border fencing by the numbers

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 11:13 PM EST2016-11-23 04:13:44 GMT
    Wednesday, November 23 2016 6:43 PM EST2016-11-23 23:43:54 GMT
    The Arizona-Mexico border spans approximately 370 miles, but only a third of it has fencing designed to stop people on foot. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The Arizona-Mexico border spans approximately 370 miles, but only a third of it has fencing designed to stop people on foot. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The Arizona-Mexico border spans approximately 370 miles, but only a third of it has fencing designed to stop people on foot.

    The Arizona-Mexico border spans approximately 370 miles, but only a third of it has fencing designed to stop people on foot.

  • Ranchers hope border security under Trump leads to fewer wildfires

    Ranchers hope border security under Trump leads to fewer wildfires

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 12:17 AM EST2016-11-22 05:17:00 GMT
    Tuesday, November 22 2016 1:00 AM EST2016-11-22 06:00:06 GMT
    One cattle rancher said there's been five fires on his property near the Arizona-Mexico border in 2016. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)One cattle rancher said there's been five fires on his property near the Arizona-Mexico border in 2016. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    As the election of Donald Trump heats up the focus on border security, some ranchers along the Arizona-Mexico border are hoping the president-elect’s efforts will help snuff out wildfires sparked by illegal border crossers.

    As the election of Donald Trump heats up the focus on border security, some ranchers along the Arizona-Mexico border are hoping the president-elect’s efforts will help snuff out wildfires sparked by illegal border crossers.

  • Border arrests rise as Trump presidency approaches

    Border arrests rise as Trump presidency approaches

    Friday, November 18 2016 10:33 PM EST2016-11-19 03:33:59 GMT
    Saturday, November 19 2016 12:23 AM EST2016-11-19 05:23:09 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The number of people arrested while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has been steadily climbing over the last few months, and one law enforcement official thinks Donald Trump’s rise to the White House could be part of the reason.

    The number of people arrested while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has been steadily climbing over the last few months, and one law enforcement official thinks Donald Trump’s rise to the White House could be part of the reason.

  • 'Fugitive carjacker' recounts escape from police custody

    'Fugitive carjacker' recounts escape from police custody

    Tuesday, November 15 2016 12:44 AM EST2016-11-15 05:44:22 GMT
    Tuesday, November 15 2016 12:19 PM EST2016-11-15 17:19:43 GMT
    Rodolfo Avalos spoke from jail about the accusations against him. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Rodolfo Avalos spoke from jail about the accusations against him. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Rodolfo Avalos said the escape plan formed quickly in his mind, sometime after he regained his senses in a Scottsdale hospital room. Avalos, 28, was handcuffed and connected to IVs in a room at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center.

    Rodolfo Avalos said the escape plan formed quickly in his mind, sometime after he regained his senses in a Scottsdale hospital room. Avalos, 28, was handcuffed and connected to IVs in a room at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center.

  • Are flat-rate utility charges at Arizona apartments legal? Sometimes it's hard to tell

    Are flat-rate utility charges at Arizona apartments legal? Sometimes it's hard to tell

    Tuesday, November 15 2016 1:23 AM EST2016-11-15 06:23:43 GMT
    Tuesday, November 15 2016 1:50 AM EST2016-11-15 06:50:13 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A number of apartments across Arizona charge tenants a flat fee for utilities like water, sewer, trash, or electricity. But while these charges can be a convenient option for landlords and tenants alike, one advocate says in some cases, they may be illegal.

    A number of apartments across Arizona charge tenants a flat fee for utilities like water, sewer, trash, or electricity. But while these charges can be a convenient option for landlords and tenants alike, one advocate says in some cases, they may be illegal.

  • 'Mr. Black Friday' is already camping out in Avondale, earlier than ever

    'Mr. Black Friday' is already camping out in Avondale, earlier than ever

    Friday, November 11 2016 7:42 PM EST2016-11-12 00:42:23 GMT
    Saturday, November 12 2016 12:48 AM EST2016-11-12 05:48:56 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Two weeks before the annual shopping bonanza, Jarvis Johnson is already camping outside his favorite Best Buy on 99th Avenue and McDowell.

    Two weeks before the annual shopping bonanza, Jarvis Johnson is already camping outside his favorite Best Buy on 99th Avenue and McDowell.

  • Plunging value of peso could hurt Arizona tourism

    Plunging value of peso could hurt Arizona tourism

    Friday, November 11 2016 12:33 AM EST2016-11-11 05:33:53 GMT
    Friday, November 11 2016 1:19 AM EST2016-11-11 06:19:48 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A weaker peso gives Mexican tourists less buying power in Arizona, meaning they could spend less here or make fewer trips north of the border, experts said.

    A weaker peso gives Mexican tourists less buying power in Arizona, meaning they could spend less here or make fewer trips north of the border, experts said.

  • Kirkpatrick hoping Hispanic voters propel Election Day surprise

    Kirkpatrick hoping Hispanic voters propel Election Day surprise

    Tuesday, November 8 2016 2:33 PM EST2016-11-08 19:33:15 GMT
    Tuesday, November 8 2016 6:08 PM EST2016-11-08 23:08:00 GMT

    Recent polls show the three-term congresswoman from Flagstaff is down double digits to John McCain, but her campaign is optimistic the surging Hispanic vote could give Kirkpatrick a shot at becoming Arizona’s first-ever female senator.

    Recent polls show the three-term congresswoman from Flagstaff is down double digits to John McCain, but her campaign is optimistic the surging Hispanic vote could give Kirkpatrick a shot at becoming Arizona’s first-ever female senator.

  • Like 'CNN for cannabis,' Scottsdale company offers live marijuana election coverage

    Like 'CNN for cannabis,' Scottsdale company offers live marijuana election coverage

    Monday, November 7 2016 10:58 PM EST2016-11-08 03:58:29 GMT
    Monday, November 7 2016 11:41 PM EST2016-11-08 04:41:10 GMT
    CannabisRadio.com will produce a six-hour live election special on Tuesday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)CannabisRadio.com will produce a six-hour live election special on Tuesday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Scottsdale-based CannabisRadio.com will produce a six-hour live election special on Tuesday that focuses entirely on the marijuana races throughout the country.

    Scottsdale-based CannabisRadio.com will produce a six-hour live election special on Tuesday that focuses entirely on the marijuana races throughout the country.

  • Arizona Cardinals hold a new title: longest championship drought in sports

    Arizona Cardinals hold a new title: longest championship drought in sports

    Friday, November 4 2016 12:48 AM EDT2016-11-04 04:48:24 GMT
    Friday, November 4 2016 1:12 AM EDT2016-11-04 05:12:31 GMT
    The Arizona Cardinals haven't won a championship since 1947. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The Arizona Cardinals haven't won a championship since 1947. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The Cardinals’ last championship was in 1947, before the Super Bowl even existed.

    The Cardinals’ last championship was in 1947, before the Super Bowl even existed.

  • 2016 World Series should be a big win for Arizona

    2016 World Series should be a big win for Arizona

    Thursday, November 3 2016 2:17 AM EDT2016-11-03 06:17:27 GMT
    Thursday, November 3 2016 2:42 AM EDT2016-11-03 06:42:07 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Whether you are reveling in the Cubs’ historic World Series win or suffering from the Indians’ brutal defeat, Arizonans have a reason to cheer this "October Classic" regardless of team affiliation.

    Whether you are reveling in the Cubs’ historic World Series win or suffering from the Indians’ brutal defeat, Arizonans have a reason to cheer this "October Classic" regardless of team affiliation.

  • 'AZTech' has orchestrated Valley commutes for two decades

    'AZTech' has orchestrated Valley commutes for two decades

    Wednesday, November 2 2016 2:04 AM EDT2016-11-02 06:04:39 GMT
    Wednesday, November 2 2016 2:28 AM EDT2016-11-02 06:28:25 GMT
    The goal of AZTech from the beginning has been to create seamless transportation throughout the Valley. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The goal of AZTech from the beginning has been to create seamless transportation throughout the Valley. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A lot has changed over the last 20 years in Maricopa County. The population in the Phoenix metro area has roughly doubled. But travel times and traffic congestion in the Valley have actually stayed about the same. Believe it or not, by some measures they’ve actually improved. That’s because for the last 20 years, a little-known collaboration of local governments and public agencies has been controlling your commute.

    A lot has changed over the last 20 years in Maricopa County. The population in the Phoenix metro area has roughly doubled. But travel times and traffic congestion in the Valley have actually stayed about the same. Believe it or not, by some measures they’ve actually improved. That’s because for the last 20 years, a little-known collaboration of local governments and public agencies has been controlling your commute.

  • Critics call Glendale haunted house an 'anti-abortion scare tactic'

    Critics call Glendale haunted house an 'anti-abortion scare tactic'

    Monday, October 31 2016 9:37 PM EDT2016-11-01 01:37:18 GMT
    Monday, October 31 2016 9:48 PM EDT2016-11-01 01:48:14 GMT
    A controversial haunted house has popped up in Glendale. (Source: Allan Snyder)A controversial haunted house has popped up in Glendale. (Source: Allan Snyder)

    From the outside, "Hell's Revenge Haunted House" in Glendale may look like a typical haunted house. But on the inside, actors present scenes with an evangelical twist and sometimes gory detail: a school shooting, a botched abortion, and sinners tortured by the devil in hell.

    From the outside, "Hell's Revenge Haunted House" in Glendale may look like a typical haunted house. But on the inside, actors present scenes with an evangelical twist and sometimes gory detail: a school shooting, a botched abortion, and sinners tortured by the devil in hell.

  • Fired Notre Dame Prep coach speaks out

    Fired Notre Dame Prep coach speaks out

    Friday, October 28 2016 2:15 AM EDT2016-10-28 06:15:42 GMT
    Friday, October 28 2016 4:39 PM EDT2016-10-28 20:39:15 GMT
    The now-fired Notre Dame Prep. head coach Mark Nolan. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The now-fired Notre Dame Prep. head coach Mark Nolan. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The Notre Dame Prep football coach who was fired in the fallout over a ban from the state playoffs says he feels his character and reputation have been smeared, and maintains he did nothing wrong.

    The Notre Dame Prep football coach who was fired in the fallout over a ban from the state playoffs says he feels his character and reputation have been smeared, and maintains he did nothing wrong.

  • BREAKING

    Notre Dame Prep coach fired; president stripped of responsibilities

    Notre Dame Prep coach fired; president stripped of responsibilities

    Thursday, October 27 2016 6:45 PM EDT2016-10-27 22:45:14 GMT
    Thursday, October 27 2016 10:03 PM EDT2016-10-28 02:03:18 GMT
    Notre Dame Prep said it will appeal its postseason ban for football. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Notre Dame Prep said it will appeal its postseason ban for football. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Notre Dame Prep has fired its head football coach and placed its president and athletic director on leave in the wake of sanctions from the Arizona Interscholastic Association, according to parents.

    Notre Dame Prep has fired its head football coach and placed its president and athletic director on leave in the wake of sanctions from the Arizona Interscholastic Association, according to parents.

  • Notre Dame Prep will appeal postseason ban for football team

    Notre Dame Prep will appeal postseason ban for football team

    Wednesday, October 26 2016 8:52 PM EDT2016-10-27 00:52:50 GMT
    Thursday, October 27 2016 5:49 PM EDT2016-10-27 21:49:55 GMT
    Notre Dame Prep said it will appeal its postseason ban for football. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Notre Dame Prep said it will appeal its postseason ban for football. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The principal of Notre Dame Preparatory High School announced the appeal Wednesday after a large meeting with parents, in which many called on the school’s president and head coach to resign.

    The principal of Notre Dame Preparatory High School announced the appeal Wednesday after a large meeting with parents, in which many called on the school’s president and head coach to resign.

  • Notre Dame Prep suspends football coach after parents hire law firm

    Notre Dame Prep suspends football coach after parents hire law firm

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 3:42 PM EDT2016-10-25 19:42:20 GMT
    Wednesday, October 26 2016 7:17 PM EDT2016-10-26 23:17:58 GMT

    Parents at a Valley high school embroiled in a football scandal demanded the ouster of the school’s president and head coach Tuesday in a letter sent from a high-profile law firm.

    Parents at a Valley high school embroiled in a football scandal demanded the ouster of the school’s president and head coach Tuesday in a letter sent from a high-profile law firm.

  • Addict cheers Governor Ducey's cap on state opioid prescriptions

    Addict cheers Governor Ducey's cap on state opioid prescriptions

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 12:05 AM EDT2016-10-25 04:05:20 GMT
    Tuesday, October 25 2016 1:48 AM EDT2016-10-25 05:48:37 GMT
    Gov. Doug Ducey signed a directive that limits that amouont of opioid-base prescriptions. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Gov. Doug Ducey signed a directive that limits that amouont of opioid-base prescriptions. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    For Jeff Guthrie, his battle with prescription painkillers started at age 14. Now, at age 34, he’s back in a licensed treatment facility after a relapse. But Guthrie was encouraged Monday by news that Gov. Doug Ducey was taking steps to limit the amount of painkillers doctors can prescribe to certain patients.

    For Jeff Guthrie, his battle with prescription painkillers started at age 14. Now, at age 34, he’s back in a licensed treatment facility after a relapse. But Guthrie was encouraged Monday by news that Gov. Doug Ducey was taking steps to limit the amount of painkillers doctors can prescribe to certain patients.

  • Mesa cop facing murder charge 'very confident' he'll be exonerated

    Mesa cop facing murder charge 'very confident' he'll be exonerated

    Friday, October 21 2016 8:25 PM EDT2016-10-22 00:25:24 GMT
    Saturday, October 22 2016 1:04 AM EDT2016-10-22 05:04:55 GMT
    Former officer accused of murder speaks out (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Former officer accused of murder speaks out (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A former Mesa police officer accused of second-degree murder for an on-duty shooting says he is confident he will be exonerated. 

    A former Mesa police officer accused of second-degree murder for an on-duty shooting says he is confident he will be exonerated. 

  • Notre Dame Prep parents huddle up as school officials weigh appeal of sanctions

    Notre Dame Prep parents huddle up as school officials weigh appeal of sanctions

    Friday, October 21 2016 1:02 AM EDT2016-10-21 05:02:08 GMT
    Friday, October 21 2016 2:18 AM EDT2016-10-21 06:18:17 GMT
    Parents of Notre Dame football players met Thursday to talk about the future of the program. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Parents of Notre Dame football players met Thursday to talk about the future of the program. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Parents of football players at Notre Dame Preparatory High School huddled up on Thursday to figure out their next play, as officials at the school consider whether or not to appeal a postseason ban.

    Parents of football players at Notre Dame Preparatory High School huddled up on Thursday to figure out their next play, as officials at the school consider whether or not to appeal a postseason ban.

  • ASU journalism students not discouraged by Trump's criticism of media

    ASU journalism students not discouraged by Trump's criticism of media

    Thursday, October 20 2016 2:01 AM EDT2016-10-20 06:01:15 GMT
    Thursday, October 20 2016 2:24 AM EDT2016-10-20 06:24:12 GMT
    Dozens of ASU students watched the debate at a special forum. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Dozens of ASU students watched the debate at a special forum. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Donald Trump criticized the media during the final presidential debate, accusing journalists of corruption and dishonesty. But Trump's criticism did not discourage journalism students at ASU.

    Donald Trump criticized the media during the final presidential debate, accusing journalists of corruption and dishonesty. But Trump's criticism did not discourage journalism students at ASU.

  • Parents: Notre Dame Prep's postseason ban unfair, misguided

    Parents: Notre Dame Prep's postseason ban unfair, misguided

    Wednesday, October 19 2016 1:29 AM EDT2016-10-19 05:29:42 GMT
    Wednesday, October 19 2016 2:03 AM EDT2016-10-19 06:03:41 GMT
    Notre Dame Prep was busted for two rules violations, including practicing in full pads in June. (Source: Twitter)Notre Dame Prep was busted for two rules violations, including practicing in full pads in June. (Source: Twitter)

    On Monday, the Arizona Interscholastic Association decided unanimously to place the school on probation for two rules violations, making the first-place Saints ineligible for postseason play. "None of this was the kids’ idea, none of this was brought about by the kids, and yet the alleged adults in the room can only come up with something that punishes the kids," said one parent.

    On Monday, the Arizona Interscholastic Association decided unanimously to place the school on probation for two rules violations, making the first-place Saints ineligible for postseason play. "None of this was the kids’ idea, none of this was brought about by the kids, and yet the alleged adults in the room can only come up with something that punishes the kids," said one parent.

  • Customers, former employees still waiting for checks from Valley-based vacation company

    Customers, former employees still waiting for checks from Valley-based vacation company

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 2:03 AM EDT2016-10-18 06:03:53 GMT
    Tuesday, October 18 2016 2:55 AM EDT2016-10-18 06:55:18 GMT
    Arch Vacations, Inc. is being investigated by the Arizona Attorney General Office's Office. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Arch Vacations, Inc. is being investigated by the Arizona Attorney General Office's Office. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Customers aren’t the only ones waiting for checks from a Valley-based travel arrangement company accused by the state of consumer fraud. At least three former employees of Arch Vacations, Inc. said Monday the company still owes them thousands of dollars in wages and commission.

    Customers aren’t the only ones waiting for checks from a Valley-based travel arrangement company accused by the state of consumer fraud. At least three former employees of Arch Vacations, Inc. said Monday the company still owes them thousands of dollars in wages and commission.

  • Female scout turns to ASU for help breaking baseball barriers

    Female scout turns to ASU for help breaking baseball barriers

    Thursday, October 13 2016 8:56 PM EDT2016-10-14 00:56:13 GMT
    Friday, October 14 2016 5:05 AM EDT2016-10-14 09:05:11 GMT
    Astrid DeGruchy wants to break the glass ceiling when it comes to front-office jobs in sports. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Astrid DeGruchy wants to break the glass ceiling when it comes to front-office jobs in sports. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    "I am trying to break barriers. I am trying to make history," said Astrid DeGruchy. The 25-year-old decided to stop scouting and pursue an even bigger dream: she wants to become the first female GM in a major sport. And for help doing that, she's turning to a new program at Arizona State University.

    "I am trying to break barriers. I am trying to make history," said Astrid DeGruchy. The 25-year-old decided to stop scouting and pursue an even bigger dream: she wants to become the first female general manager in a major sport. And for help doing that, she's turning to a new program at Arizona State University.

  • Arpaio criminal charge reminds Valley man of wife's dying wish

    Arpaio criminal charge reminds Valley man of wife's dying wish

    Wednesday, October 12 2016 1:54 AM EDT2016-10-12 05:54:40 GMT
    Wednesday, October 12 2016 2:23 AM EDT2016-10-12 06:23:44 GMT
    Daniel Magos, with his wife Eva, before she passed away in January 2016. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Daniel Magos, with his wife Eva, before she passed away in January 2016. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Two weeks before Eva Magos succumbed to her battle with cancer, she made a prediction to her husband: “We’re going to get Arpaio.” The Justice Department’s announcement Tuesday that it will file criminal contempt-of-court charges against longtime Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio brings Magos’ prediction one step closer to reality, and brings back powerful emotions for her husband.

    Two weeks before Eva Magos succumbed to her battle with cancer, she made a prediction to her husband: “We’re going to get Arpaio.” The Justice Department’s announcement Tuesday that it will file criminal contempt-of-court charges against longtime Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio brings Magos’ prediction one step closer to reality, and brings back powerful emotions for her husband.

  • On deadline day, AZ voter registration site gets 10 times normal traffic

    On deadline day, AZ voter registration site gets 10 times normal traffic

    Monday, October 10 2016 7:26 PM EDT2016-10-10 23:26:04 GMT
    Tuesday, October 11 2016 12:40 AM EDT2016-10-11 04:40:08 GMT
    The Arizona voter registration website. (Source: servicearizona.com)The Arizona voter registration website. (Source: servicearizona.com)

    On the final day to register to vote before the November election, Arizona's registration website crashed under heavy traffic, signaling 2016 could be one for the registration record books.

    On the final day to register to vote before the November election, Arizona's registration website crashed under heavy traffic, signaling 2016 could be one for the registration record books.

  • 95-year-old "Joke Lady" gets one last standing ovation

    95-year-old "Joke Lady" gets one last standing ovation

    Saturday, October 8 2016 1:58 AM EDT2016-10-08 05:58:37 GMT
    Saturday, October 8 2016 2:32 AM EDT2016-10-08 06:32:31 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    After more than a decade in the funny business, a 95-year-old Valley comedian performed her final show in Tempe Friday night to a standing ovation.

    After more than a decade in the funny business, a 95-year-old Valley comedian performed her final show in Tempe Friday night to a standing ovation.

  • Got a bad boss? ASU professor wants to rewire their brain

    Got a bad boss? ASU professor wants to rewire their brain

    Friday, October 7 2016 1:20 AM EDT2016-10-07 05:20:31 GMT
    Friday, October 7 2016 2:34 AM EDT2016-10-07 06:34:57 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Instead of just taking classes on leadership skills, an Arizona State University professor imagines a near future where business schools could actually re-wire students’ brains to make them better leaders. It’s a future that might be closer than you think.

    Instead of just taking classes on leadership skills, an Arizona State University professor imagines a near future where business schools could actually re-wire students’ brains to make them better leaders. It’s a future that might be closer than you think.

  • Relatives: 'Honest mistake' turned tragic in death of 5-month-old boy in Peoria

    Relatives: 'Honest mistake' turned tragic in death of 5-month-old boy in Peoria

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 1:53 AM EDT2016-10-04 05:53:54 GMT
    Tuesday, October 4 2016 3:35 AM EDT2016-10-04 07:35:59 GMT
    Jose Garcia and Monique Avila (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)Jose Garcia and Monique Avila (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

    Family members say the Valley couple accused of leaving a 5-month-old boy in a car for hours are 'goodhearted people' who made an honest mistake that turned deadly.

    Family members say the Valley couple accused of leaving a 5-month-old boy in a car for hours are 'goodhearted people' who made an honest mistake that turned deadly.

  • Great Dane in stolen SUV returned to owners

    Great Dane in stolen SUV returned to owners

    Sunday, October 2 2016 2:35 PM EDT2016-10-02 18:35:03 GMT
    Monday, October 3 2016 12:28 AM EDT2016-10-03 04:28:40 GMT

    A Phoenix family whose Great Dane was inside a stolen SUV is relieved and grateful after the beloved pet was recovered and the suspected thief was taken into custody.

    A Phoenix family whose Great Dane was inside a stolen SUV is relieved and grateful after the beloved pet was recovered and the suspected thief was taken into custody.

  • Recreational marijuana: Question and answer guide to Prop. 205

    Recreational marijuana: Question and answer guide to Prop. 205

    Friday, September 30 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-09-30 20:00:24 GMT
    Friday, September 30 2016 6:00 PM EDT2016-09-30 22:00:47 GMT

    This November, Arizonans will vote on whether to approve recreational marijuana. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Prop 205.

    This November, Arizonans will vote on whether to approve recreational marijuana. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Prop 205.

  • Fact check: Marijuana tax claim a puff of smoke in Prop 205 ad

    Fact check: Marijuana tax claim a puff of smoke in Prop 205 ad

    Thursday, September 29 2016 2:28 AM EDT2016-09-29 06:28:23 GMT
    Friday, September 30 2016 5:54 PM EDT2016-09-30 21:54:31 GMT
    File photo of marijuana. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)File photo of marijuana. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    At first glance, the claim may appear to suggest that public schools throughout Colorado got no tax dollars from recreational marijuana sales, or that schools in Colorado’s most populous city haven’t received marijuana tax funds; both of those implications are false.

    At first glance, the claim may appear to suggest that public schools throughout Colorado got no tax dollars from recreational marijuana sales, or that schools in Colorado’s most populous city haven’t received marijuana tax funds; both of those implications are false.

  • Phoenix family says photos show they were improperly charged for rental damage

    Phoenix family says photos show they were improperly charged for rental damage

    Friday, September 30 2016 2:44 AM EDT2016-09-30 06:44:34 GMT
    Friday, September 30 2016 10:01 AM EDT2016-09-30 14:01:05 GMT

    A Phoenix family turned in the keys to their rental home and got hit with a bill for thousands of dollars in damage. But the family says the damage wasn’t there when they moved out – and they have date-stamped pictures to back it up.

    A Phoenix family turned in the keys to their rental home and got hit with a bill for thousands of dollars in damage. But the family says the damage wasn’t there when they moved out – and they have date-stamped pictures to back it up.

  • Trump, Clinton largely on message with body language, expert says

    Trump, Clinton largely on message with body language, expert says

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 1:47 AM EDT2016-09-27 05:47:10 GMT
    Tuesday, September 27 2016 2:38 AM EDT2016-09-27 06:38:19 GMT
    Renate Mousseux, a Valley-based body language coach, offered insight into the Presidential debate. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Renate Mousseux, a Valley-based body language coach, offered insight into the Presidential debate. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A Valley-based body language coach said Clinton’s subdued hand gestures and facial expressions were tailored to convey a message of calm and sincerity, while Trump’s posture and hand movements reinforced a message of power and control.

    A Valley-based body language coach said Clinton’s subdued hand gestures and facial expressions were tailored to convey a message of calm and sincerity, while Trump’s posture and hand movements reinforced a message of power and control.

  • Dog with 3.5-pound tumor rescued from Phoenix streets, now healthy (WARNING: Graphic image)

    Dog with 3.5-pound tumor rescued from Phoenix streets, now healthy (WARNING: Graphic image)

    Monday, September 26 2016 4:46 PM EDT2016-09-26 20:46:30 GMT
    Tuesday, September 27 2016 12:01 AM EDT2016-09-27 04:01:00 GMT
    Gus is ready for adoption. (Source: Arizona Humane Society)Gus is ready for adoption. (Source: Arizona Humane Society)

    A dog with a 3.5-pound tumor that was apparently abandoned in South Phoenix is healthy and ready for adoption after veterinarians successfully performed a risky surgery.

    A dog with a 3.5-pound tumor that was apparently abandoned in South Phoenix is healthy and ready for adoption after veterinarians successfully performed a risky surgery.

  • Caterpillars swarm streets in Maricopa

    Caterpillars swarm streets in Maricopa

    Saturday, September 24 2016 12:55 AM EDT2016-09-24 04:55:28 GMT
    Saturday, September 24 2016 1:52 AM EDT2016-09-24 05:52:16 GMT

    Thousands of moth caterpillars blanketed roughly two blocks near West Honeycutt Avenue and Hogenes Boulevard Friday. The critters slithered on streets, sidewalks, and up the walls of several homes.

    Thousands of moth caterpillars blanketed roughly two blocks near West Honeycutt Avenue and Hogenes Boulevard Friday. The critters slithered on streets, sidewalks, and up the walls of several homes.

  • With Loop 202 expansion, ADOT aims to save time and native species

    With Loop 202 expansion, ADOT aims to save time and native species

    Thursday, September 22 2016 1:39 AM EDT2016-09-22 05:39:20 GMT
    Thursday, September 22 2016 2:18 AM EDT2016-09-22 06:18:04 GMT
    ADOT says it is working to save plants in the area while constructing the Loop 202 expansion. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)ADOT says it is working to save plants in the area while constructing the Loop 202 expansion. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The Arizona Department of Transportation says the $2 billion South Mountain freeway will save drivers time on their commutes, but that’s not the only thing the agency is trying to save. ADOT plans to save up to 1,000 trees and cacti along the Pecos Road corridor alone and redistribute the plants to beautify the freeway.

    The Arizona Department of Transportation says the $2 billion South Mountain freeway will save drivers time on their commutes, but that’s not the only thing the agency is trying to save. ADOT plans to save up to 1,000 trees and cacti along the Pecos Road corridor alone and redistribute the plants to beautify the freeway.

  • UPDATE:

    Mesa man says service dog killed during break-in; police find no evidence of a crime

    Mesa man says service dog killed during break-in; police find no evidence of a crime

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 12:52 AM EDT2016-09-20 04:52:49 GMT
    Tuesday, September 20 2016 2:52 PM EDT2016-09-20 18:52:16 GMT
    "Not only was he my service dog, he was my best friend," Grant Dorman said through tears. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)"Not only was he my service dog, he was my best friend," Grant Dorman said through tears. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Grant Dorman returned from the hospital Monday to learn his nearly 2-year-old bullmastiff Bumper had been beaten to death. "Not only was he my service dog, he was my best friend," said Dorman through tears. According to the Mesa Police Department, there was no evidence of a crime and the dog could have died from the elements.

    Grant Dorman returned from the hospital Monday to learn his nearly 2-year-old bullmastiff Bumper had been beaten to death. "Not only was he my service dog, he was my best friend," said Dorman through tears. According to the Mesa Police Department, there was no evidence of a crime and the dog could have died from the elements.

  • Noted ASU professor lands first acting role as a big screen villain

    Noted ASU professor lands first acting role as a big screen villain

    Monday, September 19 2016 8:52 PM EDT2016-09-20 00:52:39 GMT
    Monday, September 19 2016 11:10 PM EDT2016-09-20 03:10:54 GMT
    Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, who is also a cosmologist and founder of ASU's Origins Project, is not only an accomplished scientist, but also a big screen villain. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, who is also a cosmologist and founder of ASU's Origins Project, is not only an accomplished scientist, but also a big screen villain. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    "I'm kind of a metaphysical villain, which I liked, and I think I have the best lines in the movie," said Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist at Arizona State University.

    "I'm kind of a metaphysical villain, which I liked, and I think I have the best lines in the movie," said Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist at Arizona State University.

  • Unlike Trump, Sheriff Arpaio not ready to conclude Obama born in U.S.

    Unlike Trump, Sheriff Arpaio not ready to conclude Obama born in U.S.

    Saturday, September 17 2016 1:48 AM EDT2016-09-17 05:48:02 GMT
    Saturday, September 17 2016 2:14 AM EDT2016-09-17 06:14:52 GMT

    Donald Trump may be backing down from the "birther" movement, but Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not.  

    Donald Trump may be backing down from the "birther" movement, but Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not. On Friday, Arpaio said his office continues to investigate the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate.

  • Grand Canyon gondola expected to come up for vote soon

    Grand Canyon gondola expected to come up for vote soon

    Friday, September 16 2016 1:43 AM EDT2016-09-16 05:43:28 GMT
    Friday, September 16 2016 2:21 AM EDT2016-09-16 06:21:14 GMT
    (Source: grandcanyonescalade.com)(Source: grandcanyonescalade.com)

    The Navajo Nation Council could vote on the Grand Canyon Escalade as early as next month, a $1 billion plan highlighted by a gondola from the canyon's rim to the floor.

    The Navajo Nation Council could vote on the Grand Canyon Escalade as early as next month, a $1 billion plan highlighted by a gondola from the canyon's rim to the floor.

  • Police step up efforts near north Phoenix facility for ex-cons

    Police step up efforts near north Phoenix facility for ex-cons

    Thursday, September 15 2016 2:37 AM EDT2016-09-15 06:37:07 GMT
    Thursday, September 15 2016 3:10 AM EDT2016-09-15 07:10:26 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Phoenix police are keeping additional crime stats on the area near the Maricopa Reentry Center to see if the new facility has an impact on the community.

    Phoenix police are keeping additional crime stats on the area near the Maricopa Reentry Center to see if the new facility has an impact on the community.

  • Valley family already touched by tragedy mourns death of teenager

    Valley family already touched by tragedy mourns death of teenager

    Wednesday, September 14 2016 1:23 AM EDT2016-09-14 05:23:39 GMT
    Wednesday, September 14 2016 2:16 AM EDT2016-09-14 06:16:19 GMT
    Alexis Rumer was killed by a suspected red-light runner late Monday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Alexis Rumer was killed by a suspected red-light runner late Monday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A Valley mother whose child was killed in a drunk driving crash is now mourning the loss of another child to a suspected red-light runner.

    A Valley mother whose child was killed in a drunk driving crash is now mourning the loss of another child to a suspected red-light runner.

  • Arizona congressional race could shape future election rules

    Arizona congressional race could shape future election rules

    Friday, September 9 2016 2:43 AM EDT2016-09-09 06:43:09 GMT
    Friday, September 9 2016 2:55 AM EDT2016-09-09 06:55:35 GMT
    There isn't a state law that specifies the ballot observer has to be neutral. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)There isn't a state law that specifies the ballot observer has to be neutral. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The razor-thin primary race between congressional hopefuls Andy Biggs and Christine Jones could have an impact on future elections because of some controversy in the ballot-counting room. Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan said she is open to the idea of updating the Election Procedures Manual in response to a perceived conflict of interest by an election observer.

    The razor-thin primary race between congressional hopefuls Andy Biggs and Christine Jones could have an impact on future elections because of some controversy in the ballot-counting room. Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan said she is open to the idea of updating the Election Procedures Manual in response to a perceived conflict of interest by an election observer.

  • AZ Secretary of State: Congress should step in to prevent election-related cyberattacks

    AZ Secretary of State: Congress should step in to prevent election-related cyberattacks

    Friday, September 9 2016 2:10 AM EDT2016-09-09 06:10:29 GMT
    Friday, September 9 2016 2:28 AM EDT2016-09-09 06:28:59 GMT
    Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan wants the federal government to help more with security voting data bases in the state. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan wants the federal government to help more with security voting data bases in the state. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Arizona’s Secretary of State wants Congress to step in with guidance and funding to help states prevent cyberattacks on voter databases.

    Arizona’s Secretary of State wants Congress to step in with guidance and funding to help states prevent cyberattacks on voter databases.

  • Heritage Academy's history class prompts federal lawsuit

    Heritage Academy's history class prompts federal lawsuit

    Thursday, September 8 2016 1:55 AM EDT2016-09-08 05:55:25 GMT
    Thursday, September 8 2016 3:56 PM EDT2016-09-08 19:56:15 GMT
    Heritage Academy is facing a lawsuit over its history curriculum. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Heritage Academy is facing a lawsuit over its history curriculum. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A national organization that advocates for the separation of church and state filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Heritage Academy, claiming the publicly-funded institution promotes religious principles in its history curriculum.

    A national organization that advocates for the separation of church and state filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Heritage Academy, claiming the publicly-funded institution promotes religious principles in its history curriculum.

  • Cardinals' David Johnson ready to carry the load on the field, at home

    Cardinals' David Johnson ready to carry the load on the field, at home

    Wednesday, September 7 2016 1:45 AM EDT2016-09-07 05:45:20 GMT
    Wednesday, September 7 2016 2:09 AM EDT2016-09-07 06:09:15 GMT
    The Cardinals are expecting big things from running back David Johnson. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The Cardinals are expecting big things from running back David Johnson. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Johnson spent the offseason training with Cardinals strength and conditioning coach Buddy Morris to get his body ready for the grueling NFL season, and learning the Cardinals' playbook inside and out. But he also spent some time reading other books – on parenting.

    Johnson spent the offseason training with Cardinals strength and conditioning coach Buddy Morris to get his body ready for the grueling NFL season, and learning the Cardinals' playbook inside and out. But he also spent some time reading other books – on parenting.

  • Hack that targeted Arizona voter database was easy to prevent, expert says

    Hack that targeted Arizona voter database was easy to prevent, expert says

    Thursday, September 1 2016 1:58 AM EDT2016-09-01 05:58:55 GMT
    Thursday, September 1 2016 3:49 PM EDT2016-09-01 19:49:18 GMT
    (Source:  Pavel Ignatov via 123RF)(Source: Pavel Ignatov via 123RF)

    The FBI is warning every state across the country to shore up cyber defenses on voter databases after hacks in Arizona and Illinois, according to an FBI memo leaked online this week.  

    The FBI is warning every state across the country to shore up cyber defenses on voter databases after hacks in Arizona and Illinois, according to an FBI memo leaked online this week.  

  • Scottsdale offering homeowners rebates to remove pools, spas

    Scottsdale offering homeowners rebates to remove pools, spas

    Monday, August 29 2016 11:58 PM EDT2016-08-30 03:58:30 GMT
    Tuesday, August 30 2016 2:26 AM EDT2016-08-30 06:26:34 GMT
    Data on the number of pool removals is limited, but there are signs more people are doing it. (Source: Elena Elisseeva via 123RF)Data on the number of pool removals is limited, but there are signs more people are doing it. (Source: Elena Elisseeva via 123RF)

    The City of Scottsdale hopes to encourage more homeowners to take the plunge and ditch their swimming pools with a first-of-its-kind rebate program.

    The City of Scottsdale hopes to encourage more homeowners to take the plunge and ditch their swimming pools with a first-of-its-kind rebate program.

  • Phoenix serial shooting survivor: 'I should have died'

    Phoenix serial shooting survivor: 'I should have died'

    Monday, August 22 2016 7:49 PM EDT2016-08-22 23:49:57 GMT
    Monday, August 22 2016 9:25 PM EDT2016-08-23 01:25:32 GMT
    A survivor of the latest shooting linked to the serial shooter spoke on Monday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)A survivor of the latest shooting linked to the serial shooter spoke on Monday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A 22-year-old survivor of the Phoenix serial shooter says bullets came within inches of him and his 4-year-old nephew before he instinctively hit the accelerator to get away.

    A 22-year-old survivor of the Phoenix serial shooter says bullets came within inches of him and his 4-year-old nephew before he instinctively hit the accelerator to get away.

  • Pima County proposes statewide brewery competition... with purified wastewater

    Pima County proposes statewide brewery competition... with purified wastewater

    Saturday, August 20 2016 1:07 AM EDT2016-08-20 05:07:24 GMT
    Saturday, August 20 2016 1:48 AM EDT2016-08-20 05:48:44 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Pima County water officials want to organize a statewide brewery competition where beer-makers compete using purified wastewater. The goal of the “Brew Challenge” is to sway public perception of so-called “potable re-use” and tap an unused water source, organizers say.

    Pima County water officials want to organize a statewide brewery competition where beer-makers compete using purified wastewater. The goal of the “Brew Challenge” is to sway public perception of so-called “potable re-use” and tap an unused water source, organizers say.

  • Phoenix woman in 'Pray for Arizona' viral video keeps sunny outlook on life

    Phoenix woman in 'Pray for Arizona' viral video keeps sunny outlook on life

    Thursday, August 18 2016 10:43 PM EDT2016-08-19 02:43:36 GMT
    Friday, August 19 2016 2:51 AM EDT2016-08-19 06:51:42 GMT
    Alex Darrell: Then and now (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Alex Darrell: Then and now (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A Phoenix mom’s video plea to "pray for Arizona" amid a bout of "6 billion" degree heat went viral, but the scorching sun is far from her biggest challenge.

    A Phoenix mom’s video plea to "pray for Arizona" amid a bout of "6 billion" degree heat went viral, but the scorching sun is far from her biggest challenge.

  • Cop heard serial killer shoot, kill 19-year-old victim

    Cop heard serial killer shoot, kill 19-year-old victim

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 1:53 AM EDT2016-08-16 05:53:53 GMT
    Tuesday, August 16 2016 2:21 AM EDT2016-08-16 06:21:24 GMT
    Manuel “Manny” Castro Garcia was sitting in his car when he was shot and killed on June 10. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Manuel “Manny” Castro Garcia was sitting in his car when he was shot and killed on June 10. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A 19-year-old Maryvale High School graduate sat in his parked car for just five minutes, waiting to take his girlfriend to dinner, before someone drove up and shot him multiple times. Police have linked the murder to the Valley serial killer, who is blamed for nine shootings and seven deaths from mid-March until mid-July.

    A 19-year-old Maryvale High School graduate sat in his parked car for just five minutes, waiting to take his girlfriend to dinner, before someone drove up and shot him multiple times. Police have linked the murder to the Valley serial killer, who is blamed for nine shootings and seven deaths from mid-March until mid-July.

  • New agreement heads off potential water shortages in Rio Verde Foothills

    New agreement heads off potential water shortages in Rio Verde Foothills

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 1:31 AM EDT2016-08-16 05:31:28 GMT
    Tuesday, August 16 2016 1:39 AM EDT2016-08-16 05:39:45 GMT
    Hundreds of people rely on trucked-in water near northern Scottsdale. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Hundreds of people rely on trucked-in water near northern Scottsdale. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Hundreds of homes in the Rio Verde Foothills are no longer at risk of running out of water after the city of Scottsdale agreed to make changes to a water filling station.

    Hundreds of homes in the Rio Verde Foothills are no longer at risk of running out of water after the city of Scottsdale agreed to make changes to a water filling station.

  • Marine vet killed in Phoenix park was a role model for siblings

    Marine vet killed in Phoenix park was a role model for siblings

    Thursday, July 28 2016 11:45 PM EDT2016-07-29 03:45:14 GMT
    Saturday, August 13 2016 1:32 PM EDT2016-08-13 17:32:03 GMT
    Dustin Shirk, who was shot and killed at Phoenix park earlier this week, was the oldest of seven kids. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Dustin Shirk, who was shot and killed at Phoenix park earlier this week, was the oldest of seven kids. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Dustin Shirk wasn't just a decorated Marine veteran. The 30-year-old was a role model to his four sisters and two brothers, sending handwritten letters of encouragement home while on deployment. That's why his family is desperate for clues that will lead to his killer.

    Dustin Shirk wasn't just a decorated Marine veteran. The 30-year-old was a role model to his four sisters and two brothers, sending handwritten letters of encouragement home while on deployment. That's why his family is desperate for clues that will lead to his killer.

  • Ahwatukee homeowner says freeway expansion making scorpion problem worse

    Ahwatukee homeowner says freeway expansion making scorpion problem worse

    Friday, August 12 2016 9:09 PM EDT2016-08-13 01:09:47 GMT
    Friday, August 12 2016 9:23 PM EDT2016-08-13 01:23:40 GMT
    Calls for scorpion removals are up throughout the Valley because of weather conditions including a wetter-than-average monsoon. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Calls for scorpion removals are up throughout the Valley because of weather conditions including a wetter-than-average monsoon. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Calls for scorpion removals are up throughout the Valley because of weather conditions including a wetter-than-average monsoon, but Ahwatukee, in particular, seems to have been hit hard by the eight-legged arachnids, according to one pest control expert.

    Calls for scorpion removals are up throughout the Valley because of weather conditions including a wetter-than-average monsoon, but Ahwatukee, in particular, seems to have been hit hard by the eight-legged arachnids, according to one pest control expert.

  • Changes could lead to water delays for Rio Verde Foothills

    Changes could lead to water delays for Rio Verde Foothills

    Thursday, August 11 2016 12:06 AM EDT2016-08-11 04:06:10 GMT
    Thursday, August 11 2016 8:25 AM EDT2016-08-11 12:25:06 GMT
    Hundreds of people rely on trucked-in water near northern Scottsdale. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Hundreds of people rely on trucked-in water near northern Scottsdale. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    About 500 homes in unincorporated Rio Verde Foothills rely on trucked-in water for their taps, showers and kitchens. Two water companies say people could soon be without water for days once a new City of Scottsdale policy takes effect that they predict will cause massive delays.

    About 500 homes in unincorporated Rio Verde Foothills rely on trucked-in water for their taps, showers and kitchens. Two water companies say people could soon be without water for days once a new City of Scottsdale policy takes effect that they predict will cause massive delays.

  • Family, friends release balloons for Marine veteran murdered in Phoenix park

    Family, friends release balloons for Marine veteran murdered in Phoenix park

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 7:47 PM EDT2016-08-09 23:47:36 GMT
    Wednesday, August 10 2016 2:35 AM EDT2016-08-10 06:35:44 GMT
    Dozens came out to remember the life of Dustin Shirk. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Dozens came out to remember the life of Dustin Shirk. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The ceremony will be held on what on what would have been Dustin Shirk’s 31st birthday. The Iraq war veteran was killed July 26 in Cielito Park while jogging after his late-night shift at UPS. Police have not identified a suspect.

    The ceremony will be held on what on what would have been Dustin Shirk’s 31st birthday. The Iraq war veteran was killed July 26 in Cielito Park while jogging after his late-night shift at UPS. Police have not identified a suspect.

  • Casa Grande microburst shreds apartment roof, floods units

    Casa Grande microburst shreds apartment roof, floods units

    Thursday, August 4 2016 2:02 AM EDT2016-08-04 06:02:10 GMT
    Thursday, August 4 2016 1:05 PM EDT2016-08-04 17:05:05 GMT
    A microburst partially ripped off a roof of an apartment complex in Casa Grande. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)A microburst partially ripped off a roof of an apartment complex in Casa Grande. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    About 16 units at a Casa Grande apartment complex got flood damage after winds from a monsoon microburst tore off the top layer of the roof on Wednesday.

    About 16 units at a Casa Grande apartment complex got flood damage after winds from a monsoon microburst tore off the top layer of the roof on Wednesday.

  • One suspect shot, killed in south Phoenix home invasion

    One suspect shot, killed in south Phoenix home invasion

    Wednesday, August 3 2016 9:49 PM EDT2016-08-04 01:49:40 GMT
    Wednesday, August 3 2016 9:49 PM EDT2016-08-04 01:49:40 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Phoenix police say one suspect was shot and killed in a home invasion near 7th Avenue and Broadway. At about 2:20 on Wednesday afternoon, police responded to a call of shots fired. 

    Phoenix police say one suspect was shot and killed in a home invasion near 7th Avenue and Broadway. At about 2:20 on Wednesday afternoon, police responded to a call of shots fired. 

  • ADOT teams up with ASU to better respond to storms

    ADOT teams up with ASU to better respond to storms

    Friday, July 29 2016 8:52 PM EDT2016-07-30 00:52:53 GMT
    Saturday, July 30 2016 1:53 AM EDT2016-07-30 05:53:23 GMT

    Ray Greely is one of a handful of ASU graduate-level meteorology students who have been placed in the Traffic Operations Center since January to give ADOT real-time weather information and forecasts.  

    Ray Greely is one of a handful of ASU graduate-level meteorology students who have been placed in the Traffic Operations Center since January to give ADOT real-time weather information and forecasts.  

  • How using less technology helped the MVD cut wait times in half

    How using less technology helped the MVD cut wait times in half

    Wednesday, July 27 2016 1:10 AM EDT2016-07-27 05:10:09 GMT
    Wednesday, July 27 2016 2:08 AM EDT2016-07-27 06:08:42 GMT
    MVD is taking a different approach in order to cut down on wait times. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)MVD is taking a different approach in order to cut down on wait times. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    There may be relief for weary drivers soon: ADOT says an experimental approach is cutting wait times at some branches in half. The answer, it seems, isn’t more technology. It’s less.

    There may be relief for weary drivers soon: ADOT says an experimental approach is cutting wait times at some branches in half. The answer, it seems, isn’t more technology. It’s less.

  • 'Hemp Inc.' gets gamers to legalize marijuana in the digital world -- and real life

    'Hemp Inc.' gets gamers to legalize marijuana in the digital world -- and real life

    Tuesday, July 26 2016 1:05 AM EDT2016-07-26 05:05:54 GMT
    Tuesday, July 26 2016 5:32 PM EDT2016-07-26 21:32:39 GMT
    "Hemp Inc." has players grow digital weed and tries to promote marijuana legalization in the digital and real world. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)"Hemp Inc." has players grow digital weed and tries to promote marijuana legalization in the digital and real world. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A new cell phone app called Hemp Inc. is challenging gamers to grow a digital weed business and legalize marijuana both in the game, and in real life. A Scottsdale-based company has signed on to help the digital advocacy effort.

    A new cell phone app called Hemp Inc. is challenging gamers to grow a digital weed business and legalize marijuana both in the game, and in real life. A Scottsdale-based company has signed on to help the digital advocacy effort.

  • Southwest flight cancellations, delays stretch into third day at Sky Harbor

    Southwest flight cancellations, delays stretch into third day at Sky Harbor

    Friday, July 22 2016 10:04 PM EDT2016-07-23 02:04:53 GMT
    Friday, July 22 2016 10:27 PM EDT2016-07-23 02:27:45 GMT
    Some Friday morning flights out of Sky Harbor International Airport have already been canceled. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Some Friday morning flights out of Sky Harbor International Airport have already been canceled. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Southwest Airlines said it canceled hundreds of flights across the country, mainly to reposition crews and aircraft. The company said all technical systems were brought back online by Thursday.

    Southwest Airlines said it canceled hundreds of flights across the country, mainly to reposition crews and aircraft. The company said all technical systems were brought back online by Thursday.

  • Flight cancellations continue at Southwest

    Flight cancellations continue at Southwest

    Friday, July 22 2016 1:34 AM EDT2016-07-22 05:34:39 GMT
    Friday, July 22 2016 11:16 AM EDT2016-07-22 15:16:17 GMT
    Southwest Airlines says all of its technology is back up and running but now the company is dealing with the backlog of bags and passengers. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Southwest Airlines says all of its technology is back up and running but now the company is dealing with the backlog of bags and passengers. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Southwest Airlines canceled nearly one out of five flights across the country Thursday, including 23 out of Phoenix, as the company deals with the aftershocks of a sweeping technical temblor that crippled its network of servers. Some Friday morning flights out of Sky Harbor International Airport have already been canceled.

    Southwest Airlines canceled nearly one out of five flights across the country Thursday, including 23 out of Phoenix, as the company deals with the aftershocks of a sweeping technical temblor that crippled its network of servers. Some Friday morning flights out of Sky Harbor International Airport have already been canceled.

  • Why people miles from Arizona's dust storm got alerts on their cell phones

    Why people miles from Arizona's dust storm got alerts on their cell phones

    Thursday, July 21 2016 2:00 AM EDT2016-07-21 06:00:26 GMT
    Thursday, July 21 2016 2:43 AM EDT2016-07-21 06:43:31 GMT
    Some people got weather alerts on their phones about a storm that wasn't close to them. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Some people got weather alerts on their phones about a storm that wasn't close to them. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    People seemingly nowhere near the dust storm’s path received weather alerts on their cell phones. The reason for the widespread dissemination has to do with a compatibility issue between the National Weather Service’s system for reporting dust storm warnings and the FEMA-run Wireless Emergency Alert system.

    People seemingly nowhere near the dust storm’s path received weather alerts on their cell phones. The reason for the widespread dissemination has to do with a compatibility issue between the National Weather Service’s system for reporting dust storm warnings and the FEMA-run Wireless Emergency Alert system.

  • Law for what to do when stopped by police?

    Law for what to do when stopped by police?

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 9:16 PM EDT2016-07-20 01:16:23 GMT
    Tuesday, July 19 2016 10:23 PM EDT2016-07-20 02:23:01 GMT
    A bill is expected to be introduced that would set an Arizona standard on traffic stops. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)A bill is expected to be introduced that would set an Arizona standard on traffic stops. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    If you’re pulled over by police, should you turn off the engine in Arizona’s sweltering heat? Should you roll down all the windows to give officers a better view, or just the driver’s side? An Arizona state lawmaker plans to introduce legislation next session to establish a standard for drivers to follow in the wake of high-profile officer-involved shootings across the country.

    If you’re pulled over by police, should you turn off the engine in Arizona’s sweltering heat? Should you roll down all the windows to give officers a better view, or just the driver’s side? An Arizona state lawmaker plans to introduce legislation next session to establish a standard for drivers to follow in the wake of high-profile officer-involved shootings across the country.

  • Activist urges fellow protesters not to attend Rev. Maupin's rally

    Activist urges fellow protesters not to attend Rev. Maupin's rally

    Friday, July 15 2016 1:26 AM EDT2016-07-15 05:26:27 GMT
    Friday, July 15 2016 2:54 AM EDT2016-07-15 06:54:13 GMT
    Robinson's protest on Saturday was more peaceful that last Friday's protest that Maupin led. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Robinson's protest on Saturday was more peaceful that last Friday's protest that Maupin led. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    An activist in the Black Lives Matter movement is urging protesters not to attend Friday night’s demonstration organized by Rev. Jarrett Maupin. He said if the upcoming demonstration on Camelback is anything like the one in downtown Phoenix, it could be counterproductive for the movement.

    An activist in the Black Lives Matter movement is urging protesters not to attend Friday night’s demonstration organized by Rev. Jarrett Maupin. He said if the upcoming demonstration on Camelback is anything like the one in downtown Phoenix, it could be counterproductive for the movement.

  • ASU researcher controls multiple drones with his mind

    ASU researcher controls multiple drones with his mind

    Thursday, July 14 2016 12:27 AM EDT2016-07-14 04:27:55 GMT
    Thursday, July 14 2016 3:11 AM EDT2016-07-14 07:11:57 GMT
    An ASU researcher has developed a system to control multiple robots with the human brain. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)An ASU researcher has developed a system to control multiple robots with the human brain. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    An ASU researcher has developed a system to control multiple robots -- potentially hundreds -- with the human brain. “This is something nobody has done before.”

    An ASU researcher has developed a system to control multiple robots -- potentially hundreds -- with the human brain. “This is something nobody has done before.”

  • Activists planning march against police violence down Camelback Corridor

    Activists planning march against police violence down Camelback Corridor

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 8:05 PM EDT2016-07-13 00:05:33 GMT
    Wednesday, July 13 2016 3:08 AM EDT2016-07-13 07:08:13 GMT
    Dozens gathered on Tuesday to plan another protest in Phoenix. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Dozens gathered on Tuesday to plan another protest in Phoenix. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Activists concerned about racially-biased policing are planning a march through the Camelback Business Corridor on the heels of a demonstration downtown that ended with police firing pepper spray. The group will meet Tuesday night in Eastlake Park to plan the demonstration.

    Activists concerned about racially-biased policing are planning a march through the Camelback Business Corridor on the heels of a demonstration downtown that ended with police firing pepper spray. 

  • Investigators find no evidence of voter database hack; system back online

    Investigators find no evidence of voter database hack; system back online

    Friday, July 8 2016 6:46 PM EDT2016-07-08 22:46:59 GMT
    Friday, July 8 2016 7:08 PM EDT2016-07-08 23:08:11 GMT
    The voter registration database contains the name, home address, date of birth and party affiliation of the more than 3 million registered voters in the state of Arizona. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The voter registration database contains the name, home address, date of birth and party affiliation of the more than 3 million registered voters in the state of Arizona. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The system was taken offline for nine days after the FBI found a "credible and serious" threat to the database, which contains personal information about the more than 3 million registered voters in the state.

    The system was taken offline for nine days after the FBI found a "credible and serious" threat to the database, which contains personal information about the more than 3 million registered voters in the state.

  • Black leaders in Phoenix express fear, distrust of police after 'senseless shootings'

    Black leaders in Phoenix express fear, distrust of police after 'senseless shootings'

    Friday, July 8 2016 1:53 AM EDT2016-07-08 05:53:52 GMT
    Friday, July 8 2016 2:11 AM EDT2016-07-08 06:11:33 GMT
    Dozens packed First Institutional Baptist church to protest recent police shootings. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Dozens packed First Institutional Baptist church to protest recent police shootings. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Black activists, community leaders, and protesters gathered for at least two rallies in Phoenix Thursday in response to this week's high-profile police shootings of black men.

    Black activists, community leaders, and protesters gathered for at least two rallies in Phoenix Thursday in response to this week's high-profile police shootings of black men.

  • Was Arizona's voter database hacked? FBI says maybe

    Was Arizona's voter database hacked? FBI says maybe

    Wednesday, July 6 2016 9:15 PM EDT2016-07-07 01:15:19 GMT
    Thursday, July 7 2016 2:10 PM EDT2016-07-07 18:10:13 GMT
    (Source: Gleb Shabashnyi via 123RF)(Source: Gleb Shabashnyi via 123RF)

    The voter registration database contains the name, home address, date of birth and party affiliation of the more than 3 million registered voters in the state of Arizona. It includes the last four digits of each voter’s Social Security number, his or her driver’s license number and a photograph of his or her signature. The database remained offline Wednesday as a state cyberteam searches for any issues after the FBI found a "credible security threat."

    The voter registration database contains the name, home address, date of birth and party affiliation of the more than 3 million registered voters in the state of Arizona. It includes the last four digits of each voter’s Social Security number, his or her driver’s license number and a photograph of his or her signature. The database remained offline Wednesday as a state cyberteam searches for any issues after the FBI found a "credible security threat."

  • Not your average family vacation: three Arizona men help save boy buried in sand

    Not your average family vacation: three Arizona men help save boy buried in sand

    Wednesday, July 6 2016 1:27 AM EDT2016-07-06 05:27:59 GMT
    Wednesday, July 6 2016 2:07 AM EDT2016-07-06 06:07:37 GMT
    Three Valley men helped save a toddler after he was buried at the beach in California. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Three Valley men helped save a toddler after he was buried at the beach in California. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    It was far from your average family vacation: three men from the Valley helped find and rescue a stranger's 2-year-old son who got buried in the sand on a California beach.

    It was far from your average family vacation: three men from the Valley helped find and rescue a stranger's 2-year-old son who got buried in the sand on a California beach.

  • Arizona family supports Cinemark boycott after company demands $700k from Aurora shooting victims

    Arizona family supports Cinemark boycott after company demands $700k from Aurora shooting victims

    Tuesday, July 5 2016 1:18 AM EDT2016-07-05 05:18:27 GMT
    Tuesday, July 5 2016 6:47 PM EDT2016-07-05 22:47:41 GMT
    Cinemark is demanding nearly $700,000 in legal fees from the Aurora mass shooting victim after a failed lawsuit. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Cinemark is demanding nearly $700,000 in legal fees from the Aurora mass shooting victim after a failed lawsuit. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The Ahwatukee parents of a 24-year-old killed in the Aurora movie theater attack are calling for a continued boycott of Cinemark, after the theater chain demanded nearly $700,000 in legal fees from victims’ families.

    The Ahwatukee parents of a 24-year-old killed in the Aurora movie theater attack are calling for a continued boycott of Cinemark, after the theater chain demanded nearly $700,000 in legal fees from victims’ families.

  • Glendale police urge public to be alert after 2 home invasion, sex assaults

    Glendale police urge public to be alert after 2 home invasion, sex assaults

    Friday, July 1 2016 9:25 PM EDT2016-07-02 01:25:06 GMT
    Friday, July 1 2016 9:31 PM EDT2016-07-02 01:31:05 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Glendale police are urging the public to stay alert after two home invasion sexual assaults in just over two weeks. In both cases, the women were attacked in their beds.

    Glendale police are urging the public to stay alert after two home invasion sexual assaults in just over two weeks. In both cases, the women were attacked in their beds.

  • Eliminating Arizona's 'invisible wall': the push to expand access for Mexican visitors

    Eliminating Arizona's 'invisible wall': the push to expand access for Mexican visitors

    Friday, July 1 2016 1:40 AM EDT2016-07-01 05:40:33 GMT
    Friday, July 1 2016 11:55 AM EDT2016-07-01 15:55:33 GMT
    There's a new push to let some frequent border-crosser to go deeper into Arizona. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)There's a new push to let some frequent border-crosser to go deeper into Arizona. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Visitors from Mexico spend nearly $3 billion in Arizona each year, but for many frequent border-crossers, Phoenix is essentially off-limits. That's because millions of Mexicans with a travel document called a Border Crossing Card must stay within 75 miles of the border.

    Visitors from Mexico spend nearly $3 billion in Arizona each year, but for many frequent border-crossers, Phoenix is essentially off-limits. That's because millions of Mexicans with a travel document called a Border Crossing Card must stay within 75 miles of the border.

  • DPS releases 911 calls about Beeline Highway shooting spree

    DPS releases 911 calls about Beeline Highway shooting spree

    Thursday, June 30 2016 1:49 AM EDT2016-06-30 05:49:38 GMT
    Thursday, June 30 2016 2:05 AM EDT2016-06-30 06:05:56 GMT
    The Department of Public Safety released on Wednesday the 911 calls made during the SR 87 shooting spree in May. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The Department of Public Safety released on Wednesday the 911 calls made during the SR 87 shooting spree in May. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    "A guy was just out with a machine gun, yelling at people and shooting!" said one caller. "The guy was in a Cadillac and he was shooting at cars!" exclaimed another. 

    "A guy was just out with a machine gun, yelling at people and shooting!" said one caller. "The guy was in a Cadillac and he was shooting at cars!" exclaimed another.

  • Rescue groups worried layoffs at Maricopa County Animal Control might increase euthanasia

    Rescue groups worried layoffs at Maricopa County Animal Control might increase euthanasia

    Friday, June 24 2016 9:50 PM EDT2016-06-25 01:50:27 GMT
    Friday, June 24 2016 10:29 PM EDT2016-06-25 02:29:38 GMT
    Some rescue groups and animal advocates are worried that layoffs at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control could lead to problems in the shelters, and possibly put more animals on the kill list. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Some rescue groups and animal advocates are worried that layoffs at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control could lead to problems in the shelters, and possibly put more animals on the kill list. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Some rescue groups and animal advocates are worried that layoffs at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control could lead to problems in the shelters, and possibly put more animals on the kill list.

    Some rescue groups and animal advocates are worried that layoffs at Maricopa County Animal Care and Control could lead to problems in the shelters, and possibly put more animals on the kill list.

  • How the nation's largest nuclear power plant stays cool in Arizona's summer heat

    How the nation's largest nuclear power plant stays cool in Arizona's summer heat

    Friday, June 24 2016 2:08 AM EDT2016-06-24 06:08:17 GMT
    Friday, June 24 2016 2:58 AM EDT2016-06-24 06:58:45 GMT
    The Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant uses treated wastewater to keep the generators cool. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant uses treated wastewater to keep the generators cool. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    There are a lot of places in Arizona that are critically important to keep cool in the summer but maybe the single most important place to cool in the state sits 45 miles west of Phoenix. 

    There are a lot of places in Arizona that are critically important to keep cool in the summer but maybe the single most important place to cool in the state sits 45 miles west of Phoenix. 

  • Valley heat melting beehives

    Valley heat melting beehives

    Thursday, June 23 2016 1:52 AM EDT2016-06-23 05:52:29 GMT
    Thursday, June 23 2016 2:53 AM EDT2016-06-23 06:53:12 GMT
    Beehives are melting due to the extreme heat in the Valley. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Beehives are melting due to the extreme heat in the Valley. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The summer heat is creating a sticky situation for some Valley homeowners. As temperatures stay high, some beehives are melting or breaking apart.

    The summer heat is creating a sticky situation for some Valley homeowners. As temperatures stay high, some beehives are melting or breaking apart.

  • Protesters, counter-protesters gear up for Trump rally in Phoenix

    Protesters, counter-protesters gear up for Trump rally in Phoenix

    Saturday, June 18 2016 1:28 AM EDT2016-06-18 05:28:33 GMT
    Saturday, June 18 2016 1:52 AM EDT2016-06-18 05:52:03 GMT

    Protesters will start gathering near Donald Trump’s rally in Phoenix six hours before Saturday’s event is scheduled to begin. One group says it will offer biker escorts for Trump supporters in case anything gets out of hand.

    Protesters will start gathering near Donald Trump’s rally in Phoenix six hours before Saturday’s event is scheduled to begin. One group says it will offer biker escorts for Trump supporters in case anything gets out of hand.

  • Suspect accidentally locks himself inside stolen FedEx truck

    Suspect accidentally locks himself inside stolen FedEx truck

    Friday, June 17 2016 1:33 AM EDT2016-06-17 05:33:18 GMT
    Friday, June 17 2016 6:44 PM EDT2016-06-17 22:44:43 GMT

    Investigators say two 19-year-olds and a 21-year-old jumped into the delivery truck Thursday afternoon and took off while the employee was away delivering packages in the 6200 block of N. 63rd Avenue. Detectives were able to track the truck using GPS and arrested the trio, but not before the thief behind the wheel accidentally locked himself inside.

    Investigators say two 19-year-olds and a 21-year-old jumped into the delivery truck Thursday afternoon and took off while the employee was away delivering packages in the 6200 block of N. 63rd Avenue. Detectives were able to track the truck using GPS and arrested the trio, but not before the thief behind the wheel accidentally locked himself inside.

  • Hundreds hold vigil for Mesa victim of Orlando shooting

    Hundreds hold vigil for Mesa victim of Orlando shooting

    Thursday, June 16 2016 2:13 AM EDT2016-06-16 06:13:07 GMT
    Thursday, June 16 2016 11:07 PM EDT2016-06-17 03:07:19 GMT
    A candlelight vigil was held in Mesa in honor of the 19-year-old who was killed in the Orlando massacre. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)A candlelight vigil was held in Mesa in honor of the 19-year-old who was killed in the Orlando massacre. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    One by one, speakers shared memories of 19-year-old Jason Josaphat, who many described as a "wonderful kid" with a contagious smile who cartwheeled his way through life.

    One by one, speakers shared memories of 19-year-old Jason Josaphat, who many described as a "wonderful kid" with a contagious smile who cartwheeled his way through life.

Derek StaahlDerek Staahl is an Emmy Award-winning reporter and fill-in anchor who loves covering stories that matter most to Arizona families.

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Derek Staahl

This once-uncompromising "California guy" got his first taste of Arizona in 2015 while covering spring training baseball for his former station. The trip spanned just three days, but Derek quickly decided Phoenix should be his next address. He joined CBS 5 and 3TV four months later, in August 2015. Before packing his bags for the Valley of the Sun, Derek spent nearly four years at XETV in San Diego, where he was promoted to Weekend Anchor and Investigative Reporter. Derek chaired the Saturday and Sunday 10 p.m. newscasts, which regularly earned the station's highest ratings for a news program each week. Derek’s investigative reporting efforts into the Mayor Bob Filner scandal in 2013 sparked a "governance crisis" for the city of San Diego and was profiled by the region’s top newspaper. Derek broke into the news business at WKOW-TV in Madison, WI. He wrote, shot, edited, and presented stories during the week, and produced newscasts on the weekends. By the end of his stint, he was promoted to part-time anchor on WKOW’s sister station, WMSN. Derek was born in Los Angeles and was named the “Undergraduate Broadcast Journalism Student of the Year” in his graduating class at USC. He also played quads in the school’s famous drumline. When not reporting the news, Derek enjoys playing drumset, sand volleyball, and baseball.

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