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  • 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.

  • New documents raise possibility Phoenix serial shooter wasn't alone

    New documents raise possibility Phoenix serial shooter wasn't alone

    Friday, August 12 2016 1:12 AM EDT2016-08-12 05:12:19 GMT
    Friday, August 12 2016 3:52 AM EDT2016-08-12 07:52:46 GMT
    The manhunt continues for the person behind a series of nine shootings that left seven people dead and two others injured. There is a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to an arrest.(Source: KPHO/KTVK)The manhunt continues for the person behind a series of nine shootings that left seven people dead and two others injured. There is a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to an arrest.(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Phoenix police say they are open to the possibility the serial shooter linked to seven deaths was not alone during some of his attacks, but said the prospect that others are involved is "unlikely."

    Phoenix police say they are open to the possibility the serial shooter linked to seven deaths was not alone during some of his attacks, but said the prospect that others are involved is "unlikely."

  • 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.

  • Downtown 'tree-tastrophe' designed to improve shade in the long run

    Downtown 'tree-tastrophe' designed to improve shade in the long run

    Wednesday, June 15 2016 8:59 PM EDT2016-06-16 00:59:36 GMT
    Wednesday, June 15 2016 9:22 PM EDT2016-06-16 01:22:36 GMT
    Within the next week, the barren patches of dirt in the sidewalk will be replaced with a deciduous tree that can take a storm, doesn't need much water, but also provides a canopy of shade. (Source: Derek Staahl, KPHO/KTVK)Within the next week, the barren patches of dirt in the sidewalk will be replaced with a deciduous tree that can take a storm, doesn't need much water, but also provides a canopy of shade. (Source: Derek Staahl, KPHO/KTVK)

    The Downtown Phoenix Partnership is replacing trees near 2nd Street and Monroe with a different species, one they say will eventually offer more shade and be better-suited for the urban environment.

    The Downtown Phoenix Partnership is replacing trees near Second and Monroe streets with a different species, one they say will eventually offer more shade and be better-suited for the urban environment.

  • Orlando shooting underscores need for text-to-911 system in Arizona, attorney says

    Orlando shooting underscores need for text-to-911 system in Arizona, attorney says

    Tuesday, June 14 2016 2:20 AM EDT2016-06-14 06:20:27 GMT
    Tuesday, June 14 2016 2:59 AM EDT2016-06-14 06:59:17 GMT
    There is a federal lawsuit demanding that Arizona adopt the Text-to-911 system, saying the old system is discriminatory. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)There is a federal lawsuit demanding that Arizona adopt the Text-to-911 system, saying the old system is discriminatory. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    In Orange County, Fla. -- and in every 911 call center throughout Arizona -- people cannot send text messages to dispatchers. However, a lawsuit filed in Arizona federal court is demanding that the state to adopt the new technology.

    In Orange County, Fla. -- and in every 911 call center throughout Arizona -- people cannot send text messages to dispatchers. However, a lawsuit filed in Arizona federal court is demanding that the state to adopt the new technology.

  • Can opponents put a lid on controversial bottled water plant in Phoenix?

    Can opponents put a lid on controversial bottled water plant in Phoenix?

    Friday, June 10 2016 1:34 AM EDT2016-06-10 05:34:08 GMT
    Friday, June 10 2016 10:02 AM EDT2016-06-10 14:02:30 GMT
    The City of Phoenix says it doesn't have the legal authority to block a Nestle water-bottling plant. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The City of Phoenix says it doesn't have the legal authority to block a Nestle water-bottling plant. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    More than 42,500 people had signed an online petition as of Thursday night in opposition of the plant, which the company says will bottle 35 million gallons of city water a year for sale in Arizona. But the city's water department is warning it doesn't have the legal authority to block the plant, even if it wanted to.

    More than 42,500 people had signed an online petition as of Thursday night in opposition of the plant, which the company says will bottle 35 million gallons of city water a year for sale in Arizona. But the city's water department is warning it doesn't have the legal authority to block the plant, even if it wanted to.

  • Can a new test determine if coma patients will wake up? Phoenix survivor hopes so

    Can a new test determine if coma patients will wake up? Phoenix survivor hopes so

    Thursday, June 9 2016 2:01 AM EDT2016-06-09 06:01:19 GMT
    Thursday, June 9 2016 2:25 AM EDT2016-06-09 06:25:01 GMT
    A PET scan measures how much enegery brain cells are using and could determine if a coma patient will wake up. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)A PET scan measures how much enegery brain cells are using and could determine if a coma patient will wake up. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    For families with a loved one in a coma, sometimes hours become days and days become weeks before it’s clear whether that loved one will ever wake up. But new research by scientists in Denmark is offering hope that doctors will soon be able to predict a comatose patient’s outcome with a simple brain scan.

    For families with a loved one in a coma, sometimes hours become days and days become weeks before it’s clear whether that loved one will ever wake up. But new research by scientists in Denmark is offering hope that doctors will soon be able to predict a comatose patient’s outcome with a simple brain scan.

  • Murder victim's family furious about online fundraising campaign

    Murder victim's family furious about online fundraising campaign

    Wednesday, June 8 2016 1:59 AM EDT2016-06-08 05:59:27 GMT
    Wednesday, June 8 2016 2:40 AM EDT2016-06-08 06:40:44 GMT
    Family members of a murder victim are furious over a GoFundMe page they call a scam. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Family members of a murder victim are furious over a GoFundMe page they call a scam. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Family members of a man murdered in south Phoenix say someone is profiting off their loved one's memory. "It's a scam. They're scamming people out of the money and they are using the money for them. Not for Marcello," said the victim's mother.

    Family members of a man murdered in south Phoenix say someone is profiting off their loved one's memory. "It's a scam. They're scamming people out of the money and they are using the money for them. Not for Marcello," said the victim's mother.

  • PD: Boy found living in an 'overwhelming state of filth'

    PD: Boy found living in an 'overwhelming state of filth'

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 8:14 PM EDT2016-06-01 00:14:39 GMT
    Wednesday, June 1 2016 4:12 PM EDT2016-06-01 20:12:09 GMT
    A photo from inside the house (Source: KPHO/KTVK)A photo from inside the house (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Police have launched a child abuse investigation after an 8-year-old boy was found living in a house infested with bugs, rats, and feces. Officers described the conditions as an "overwhelming state of filth."

    Police have launched a child abuse investigation after an 8-year-old boy was found living in a house infested with bugs, rats, and feces. Officers described the conditions as an "overwhelming state of filth."

  • Controversial street preacher: an "LGBTQ monster" tried to kill me

    Controversial street preacher: an "LGBTQ monster" tried to kill me

    Sunday, May 29 2016 12:42 AM EDT2016-05-29 04:42:54 GMT
    Sunday, May 29 2016 1:20 AM EDT2016-05-29 05:20:35 GMT

    A controversial street preacher who was hit over the head with a baseball bat calls his accused attacker a “psychotic monster,” and is pushing back hard against the notion that he incited the violence.

    A controversial street preacher who was hit over the head with a baseball bat calls his accused attacker a “psychotic monster,” and is pushing back hard against the notion that he incited the violence.

  • Woman accused of running fake dentistry practice out of Phoenix apartment

    Woman accused of running fake dentistry practice out of Phoenix apartment

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 1:43 AM EDT2016-05-25 05:43:10 GMT
    Wednesday, May 25 2016 2:07 AM EDT2016-05-25 06:07:36 GMT
    Elda Graciela Margez de Zamora (Source: MCSO)Elda Graciela Margez de Zamora (Source: MCSO)

    Police say Elda Graciela Margez de Zamora, 54, converted an apartment near 55th Avenue and McDowell Road into a practice complete with medical equipment and a bed converted into a dental chair.

    Police say Elda Graciela Margez de Zamora, 54, converted an apartment near 55th Avenue and McDowell Road into a practice complete with medical equipment and a bed converted into a dental chair.

  • Minutes before deadly gunfire, Phoenix officer was making plans to give back

    Minutes before deadly gunfire, Phoenix officer was making plans to give back

    Saturday, May 21 2016 1:36 AM EDT2016-05-21 05:36:21 GMT
    Saturday, May 21 2016 1:48 PM EDT2016-05-21 17:48:57 GMT

    Just minutes before the deadly gunfire that would claim Phoenix Police Officer David Glasser’s life, the veteran cop did something he did all the time. He made plans to help someone in need. On that day, the person in need was a member of his own unit.

    Just minutes before the deadly gunfire that would claim Phoenix Police Officer David Glasser’s life, the veteran cop did something he did all the time. He made plans to help someone in need. On that day, the person in need was a member of his own unit.

  • Fallen Phoenix officer put teammates first in high school

    Fallen Phoenix officer put teammates first in high school

    Friday, May 20 2016 12:46 AM EDT2016-05-20 04:46:32 GMT
    Friday, May 20 2016 1:39 AM EDT2016-05-20 05:39:53 GMT
    David Glasser was a great teammate on his high school basketball team, his coach said. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)David Glasser was a great teammate on his high school basketball team, his coach said. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Even as a teenager at Moon Valley High School, David Glasser had a knack for putting his body on the line to help his teammates.

    Even as a teenager at Moon Valley High School, David Glasser had a knack for putting his body on the line to help his teammates.

  • Threat of hackers keeps Arizona's online voting program small

    Threat of hackers keeps Arizona's online voting program small

    Wednesday, May 18 2016 2:29 AM EDT2016-05-18 06:29:15 GMT
    Wednesday, May 18 2016 2:29 PM EDT2016-05-18 18:29:10 GMT
    Only military members overseas can vote online in Arizona's elections (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Only military members overseas can vote online in Arizona's elections (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Thousands of Arizona service members were offered the chance to cast a ballot over the internet in Tuesday’s special election, but state and county officials say the threat of hackers makes widespread online voting unlikely anytime soon.

    Thousands of Arizona service members were offered the chance to cast a ballot over the internet in Tuesday’s special election, but state and county officials say the threat of hackers makes widespread online voting unlikely anytime soon.

  • Phoenix councilman supports private screeners at Sky Harbor Airport

    Phoenix councilman supports private screeners at Sky Harbor Airport

    Tuesday, May 17 2016 2:00 AM EDT2016-05-17 06:00:50 GMT
    Tuesday, May 17 2016 9:51 AM EDT2016-05-17 13:51:26 GMT
    There's a new push to ditch the TSA at Phoenix Sky Harbor and privatize the baggage screening. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)There's a new push to ditch the TSA at Phoenix Sky Harbor and privatize the baggage screening. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A Phoenix city councilman said he supports the idea of replacing the federal security screeners at Sky Harbor International Airport with private contractors after last week's luggage debacle. But some critics said the switch, which would have to be approved by the Transportation Security Administration, could have hidden baggage.

    A Phoenix city councilman said he supports the idea of replacing the federal security screeners at Sky Harbor International Airport with private contractors after last week's luggage debacle. But some critics said the switch, which would have to be approved by the Transportation Security Administration, could have hidden baggage.

  • Latino leaders celebrate Arpaio's civil contempt ruling

    Latino leaders celebrate Arpaio's civil contempt ruling

    Saturday, May 14 2016 1:38 AM EDT2016-05-14 05:38:35 GMT
    Saturday, May 14 2016 9:47 AM EDT2016-05-14 13:47:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross Franklin)(AP Photo/Ross Franklin)

    "This is a victory for all those who said, 'enough is enough! We're sick and tired of the racial profiling, of the discrimination!'" said immigration advocate Lydia Guzman.

    "This is a victory for all those who said, 'enough is enough! We're sick and tired of the racial profiling, of the discrimination!'" said immigration advocate Lydia Guzman.

  • Why spike strips won't stop Arizona's wrong-way crashes

    Why spike strips won't stop Arizona's wrong-way crashes

    Friday, May 13 2016 2:50 AM EDT2016-05-13 06:50:36 GMT
    Friday, May 13 2016 11:11 AM EDT2016-05-13 15:11:39 GMT
    A Texas study says spike strips aren't effective on freeway ramps (Source: KPHO/KTVK)A Texas study says spike strips aren't effective on freeway ramps (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    On average, eight people die in wrong-way collisions each year. To many, the solution seems obvious: install one-way spike strips at the edge of every freeway off-ramp. But ADOT has spiked the idea as ineffective and dangerous.

    On average, eight people die in wrong-way collisions each year. To many, the solution seems obvious: install one-way spike strips at the edge of every freeway off-ramp. But ADOT has spiked the idea as ineffective and dangerous.

  • Good Samaritans killed in I-40 crash identified

    Good Samaritans killed in I-40 crash identified

    Monday, May 9 2016 2:14 PM EDT2016-05-09 18:14:16 GMT
    Tuesday, May 10 2016 12:19 AM EDT2016-05-10 04:19:32 GMT

    Marion Lee, 58, of Chino Valley, AZ and Clarence Earl Williams, 56, of Fairfield, CA were hit and killed Saturday morning near Seligman.

    Marion Lee, 58, of Chino Valley, AZ and Clarence Earl Williams, 56, of Fairfield, CA were hit and killed Saturday morning near Seligman.

  • ASU researchers unveil $1 Zika test

    ASU researchers unveil $1 Zika test

    Friday, May 6 2016 9:33 PM EDT2016-05-07 01:33:31 GMT
    Saturday, May 7 2016 1:51 AM EDT2016-05-07 05:51:07 GMT
    The test is highly accurate, and can differentiate Zika from its close cousin, dengue. (Source: ASU Biodesign Institute)The test is highly accurate, and can differentiate Zika from its close cousin, dengue. (Source: ASU Biodesign Institute)

    A team of scientists that included researchers at Arizona State University unveiled a new tool in the fight against the Zika virus Friday, a paper-based test that costs as little as $1 per application.

    A team of scientists that included researchers at Arizona State University unveiled a new tool in the fight against the Zika virus Friday, a paper-based test that costs as little as $1 per application.

  • High school athletes pause to honor former Valley track star, Navy SEAL

    High school athletes pause to honor former Valley track star, Navy SEAL

    Thursday, May 5 2016 1:56 AM EDT2016-05-05 05:56:31 GMT
    Thursday, May 5 2016 2:08 AM EDT2016-05-05 06:08:59 GMT
    Charlie Keating IV was honored at the Arizona high school track championships (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Charlie Keating IV was honored at the Arizona high school track championships (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    There was a moment of silence Wednesday at the Arizona high school track championships in honor of Charlie Keating IV, a Navy SEAL who died during an ISIS attack on Kurdish forces.

    There was a moment of silence Wednesday at the Arizona high school track championships in honor of Charlie Keating IV, a Navy SEAL who died during an ISIS attack on Kurdish forces.

  • Why Saturday's Arizona GOP convention could have a big impact

    Why Saturday's Arizona GOP convention could have a big impact

    Friday, April 29 2016 9:57 PM EDT2016-04-30 01:57:48 GMT
    Friday, April 29 2016 10:26 PM EDT2016-04-30 02:26:03 GMT

    The Arizona Republican Party will elect the 58 delegates Saturday that get sent to the national convention in Cleveland, and if Donald Trump can't secure the magic number of votes by July 18, those delegates could wield significant power.

    The Arizona Republican Party will elect the 58 delegates Saturday that get sent to the national convention in Cleveland, and if Donald Trump can't secure the magic number of votes by July 18, those delegates could wield significant power.

  • Man, woman accused of running Thai prostitution ring in the Valley

    Man, woman accused of running Thai prostitution ring in the Valley

    Thursday, April 28 2016 7:42 PM EDT2016-04-28 23:42:09 GMT
    Friday, April 29 2016 2:34 PM EDT2016-04-29 18:34:17 GMT
    Christopher Dunham & Patcharin Koibuchi (Source: MCSO)Christopher Dunham & Patcharin Koibuchi (Source: MCSO)

    A man and a woman in the East Valley are accused of operating the Arizona arm of a multi-state prostitution ring that trafficked women from Thailand, according to court documents. Erik Christopher Dunham of Chandler and Patcharin Koibuchi of Tempe, both 46, have been booked on charges of money laundering and prostitution after a three-year investigation involving local, state, and federal agents. 

    A man and a woman in the East Valley are accused of operating the Arizona arm of a multi-state prostitution ring that trafficked women from Thailand, according to court documents. Erik Christopher Dunham of Chandler and Patcharin Koibuchi of Tempe, both 46, have been booked on charges of money laundering and prostitution after a three-year investigation involving local, state, and federal agents. 

  • Gilbert special needs student forced to change schools three times, family says

    Gilbert special needs student forced to change schools three times, family says

    Thursday, April 28 2016 1:56 AM EDT2016-04-28 05:56:47 GMT
    Thursday, April 28 2016 2:43 AM EDT2016-04-28 06:43:41 GMT
    A Valley family is upset with the Gilbert Public School system because their special needs daughter keeps getting moved from school to school. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)A Valley family is upset with the Gilbert Public School system because their special needs daughter keeps getting moved from school to school. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    For most families in the Valley, where you choose to live determines where your children will attend public school. But several families in Gilbert say the school district is taking away their choice – all because their kids have special needs.

    For most families in the Valley, where you choose to live determines where your children will attend public school. But several families in Gilbert say the school district is taking away their choice – all because their kids have special needs.

  • No regrets expressed by officials in dismissed freeway case

    No regrets expressed by officials in dismissed freeway case

    Monday, April 25 2016 9:18 PM EDT2016-04-26 01:18:15 GMT
    Tuesday, April 26 2016 1:57 AM EDT2016-04-26 05:57:31 GMT

    There was a stark difference between the beginning and end of the criminal case against a man accused in a string of freeway shootings in Phoenix that sent a metro area into a frenzy as drivers feared they would be fired at on the interstate. 

    There was a stark difference between the beginning and end of the criminal case against a man accused in a string of freeway shootings in Phoenix that sent a metro area into a frenzy as drivers feared they would be fired at on the interstate. 

  • Keyless-entry hacks becoming more common in car break-ins

    Keyless-entry hacks becoming more common in car break-ins

    Saturday, April 23 2016 2:01 AM EDT2016-04-23 06:01:46 GMT
    Saturday, April 23 2016 10:10 AM EDT2016-04-23 14:10:08 GMT

    Crooks used to smash their way into cars to steal valuables, but the National Insurance Crime Bureau says a growing number of thieves are breaking in electronically by tricking keyless entry systems.

    Crooks used to smash their way into cars to steal valuables, but the National Insurance Crime Bureau says a growing number of thieves are breaking in electronically by tricking keyless entry systems.

  • Ahwatukee burglars broke in while homeowners slept upstairs

    Ahwatukee burglars broke in while homeowners slept upstairs

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 1:32 AM EDT2016-04-19 05:32:39 GMT
    Tuesday, April 19 2016 2:51 PM EDT2016-04-19 18:51:04 GMT
    One of two men who have broken in Ahwatukee houses (Source: KPHO/KTVK)One of two men who have broken in Ahwatukee houses (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    "You'd think Ahwatukee is a safe place. Obviously they're trying to take advantage of that," said the victim of a March 14 break-in. Police have linked a string of five burglaries to two men.

    "You'd think Ahwatukee is a safe place. Obviously they're trying to take advantage of that," said the victim of a March 14 break-in. Police have linked a string of five burglaries to two men.

  • Glendale council members call for change in policy after questions about transparency

    Glendale council members call for change in policy after questions about transparency

    Saturday, April 16 2016 9:59 PM EDT2016-04-17 01:59:55 GMT
    Sunday, April 17 2016 12:19 AM EDT2016-04-17 04:19:49 GMT

    Two Glendale council members are calling for changes to the city’s policy on outside employment after a KPHO/KTVK investigation raised questions about a lack of transparency and the potential for a costly lawsuit. Vice Mayor Ian Hugh and Councilman Ray Malnar said the city should start requiring employees to submit written requests for a second job.

    Two Glendale council members are calling for changes to the city’s policy on outside employment after a KPHO/KTVK investigation raised questions about a lack of transparency and the potential for a costly lawsuit. Vice Mayor Ian Hugh and Councilman Ray Malnar said the city should start requiring employees to submit written requests for a second job.

  • Glendale policy raises concerns about transparency, liability

    Glendale policy raises concerns about transparency, liability

    Friday, April 1 2016 1:41 AM EDT2016-04-01 05:41:59 GMT
    Friday, April 15 2016 2:57 PM EDT2016-04-15 18:57:50 GMT
    Glendale doesn't keep written records on city employees who have 2nd jobs in most cases (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Glendale doesn't keep written records on city employees who have 2nd jobs in most cases (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Dozens of Glendale city employees work a second job to make ends meet, but in the vast majority of cases the city does not keep written records on moonlighters, raising concerns about legal liability and a lack of oversight on potential conflicts of interest.

    Dozens of Glendale city employees work a second job to make ends meet, but in the vast majority of cases the city does not keep written records on moonlighters, raising concerns about legal liability and a lack of oversight on potential conflicts of interest. 

  • 1 in 5 on GPS monitoring break terms of release in Maricopa County

    1 in 5 on GPS monitoring break terms of release in Maricopa County

    Friday, April 15 2016 1:22 AM EDT2016-04-15 05:22:02 GMT
    Friday, April 15 2016 2:41 AM EDT2016-04-15 06:41:19 GMT
    About 21% of people placed under GPS monitoring break terms (Source: KPHO/KTVK)About 21% of people placed under GPS monitoring break terms (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Hundreds of people are monitored by GPS bracelets in Maricopa County each day, and on average, roughly one in five will break the terms of their release. The County’s GPS monitoring program drew interest this week when the teen accused in the deadly shooting at NAU was released from jail and fitted with a tracking bracelet while he awaits trial.

    Hundreds of people are monitored by GPS bracelets in Maricopa County each day, and on average, roughly one in five will break the terms of their release. The County’s GPS monitoring program drew interest this week when the teen accused in the deadly shooting at NAU was released from jail and fitted with a tracking bracelet while he awaits trial.

  • Friends honor Peoria teen hit, injured while walking to school

    Friends honor Peoria teen hit, injured while walking to school

    Saturday, April 2 2016 11:47 PM EDT2016-04-03 03:47:50 GMT
    Sunday, April 3 2016 1:14 AM EDT2016-04-03 05:14:48 GMT

    Abigail Melisko, 16, was critically injured March 1 on her way to Sunrise Mountain High School. Police said the driver ran a red light.

    Abigail Melisko, 16, was critically injured March 1 on her way to Sunrise Mountain High School. Police said the driver ran a red light.

  • Relatives: Glendale mom's actions were "inexcusable"

    Relatives: Glendale mom's actions were "inexcusable"

    Monday, March 28 2016 2:14 AM EDT2016-03-28 06:14:31 GMT
    Monday, March 28 2016 6:27 PM EDT2016-03-28 22:27:04 GMT
    Relatives of mother accused of leaving her kids alone say the children are also being punished (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Relatives of mother accused of leaving her kids alone say the children are also being punished (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Relatives of a Glendale mother accused of child abuse say her actions were inexcusable. “What she did was wrong. There is no reason to leave your kids alone for 10 minutes, not a 2-year-old and 4-year-old,” said the grandmother of the children.

    Relatives of a Glendale mother accused of child abuse say her actions were inexcusable. “What she did was wrong. There is no reason to leave your kids alone for 10 minutes, not a 2-year-old and 4-year-old,” said the grandmother of the children.

  • No criminal charges for Phoenix officers accused of excessive force, misconduct

    No criminal charges for Phoenix officers accused of excessive force, misconduct

    Friday, March 25 2016 5:33 PM EDT2016-03-25 21:33:37 GMT
    Friday, March 25 2016 5:36 PM EDT2016-03-25 21:36:54 GMT
    Officer Nelu Podea might have faced a misdemeanor assault charge after an incident at Metrocenter Mall last year. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Officer Nelu Podea might have faced a misdemeanor assault charge after an incident at Metrocenter Mall last year. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Investigators with the Phoenix Police Department had recommended felony counts against officers Logan Egnor and Christopher Tiona for an incident last year involving pepper spray, and a misdemeanor assault charge against Officer Nelu Podea for a separate incident at Metrocenter Mall. 

    Investigators with the Phoenix Police Department had recommended felony counts against officers Logan Egnor and Christopher Tiona for an incident last year involving pepper spray, and a misdemeanor assault charge against Officer Nelu Podea for a separate incident at Metrocenter Mall. 

  • Bill Clinton campaigns for Hillary in Tucson, Phoenix

    Bill Clinton campaigns for Hillary in Tucson, Phoenix

    Sunday, March 20 2016 6:37 PM EDT2016-03-20 22:37:24 GMT
    Monday, March 21 2016 1:52 AM EDT2016-03-21 05:52:29 GMT
    Bill Clinton speaking at rally for his wife Hillary in Tucson (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Bill Clinton speaking at rally for his wife Hillary in Tucson (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Just two days before Arizona voters head to the polls, the Clinton campaign is unleashing the first part of a two-pronged attack, with events featuring former president Bill Clinton in Phoenix and Tucson. Mr. Clinton is scheduled to speak at a public rally at Central High School at 5:30 p.m.

    Just two days before Arizona voters head to the polls, Bill Clinton spoke at a rally for his wife Hillary in Tucson, before speaking to hundreds of people at a public rally at Central High School in Phoenix.

  • Fewer fans flocking to Cactus League games so far this season

    Fewer fans flocking to Cactus League games so far this season

    Saturday, March 19 2016 1:41 AM EDT2016-03-19 05:41:32 GMT
    Saturday, March 19 2016 9:12 PM EDT2016-03-20 01:12:22 GMT

    Halfway through the Cactus League schedule, total attendance has dipped compared to last year. From March 1 to March 17, attendance at the Valley's 10 ballparks is down by 45,309 fans compared to the first 17 dates last year.

    Halfway through the Cactus League schedule, total attendance has dipped compared to last year. From March 1 to March 17, attendance at the Valley's 10 ballparks is down by 45,309 fans compared to the first 17 dates last year.

  • Valley company adds eye-tracking technology to sports concussion test

    Valley company adds eye-tracking technology to sports concussion test

    Friday, March 18 2016 2:35 AM EDT2016-03-18 06:35:22 GMT
    Friday, March 18 2016 11:00 PM EDT2016-03-19 03:00:42 GMT

    A Mesa-based company is adding sophisticated eye-tracking technology to take concussion detection to another level.

    A Mesa-based company is adding sophisticated eye-tracking technology to take concussion detection to another level.

  • Chandler OKs $125K settlement with woman handcuffed while naked

    Chandler OKs $125K settlement with woman handcuffed while naked

    Friday, March 18 2016 1:50 AM EDT2016-03-18 05:50:42 GMT
    Friday, March 18 2016 1:46 PM EDT2016-03-18 17:46:04 GMT

    Council members approved the settlement without discussion, and an attorney for Esmeralda Rossi declined to comment, saying the two sides had signed a confidentiality agreement.

    Council members approved the settlement without discussion, and an attorney for Esmeralda Rossi declined to comment, saying the two sides had signed a confidentiality agreement.

  • Unlicensed veterinarian performed surgeries in his garage, owners say

    Unlicensed veterinarian performed surgeries in his garage, owners say

    Saturday, March 12 2016 8:10 PM EST2016-03-13 01:10:18 GMT
    Saturday, March 12 2016 8:33 PM EST2016-03-13 01:33:17 GMT
    Jorge Diaz accused of performing veterinarian services without a license (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Jorge Diaz accused of performing veterinarian services without a license (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A Valley business owner performed surgeries on dogs in his garage with “dark bottles of medicine labeled with masking tape,” according to complaints filed with a state board. Jorge Diaz, owner of Caninos Dog Service, is not a licensed veterinarian, even though a LinkedIn page lists his profession as a “vet.”

    A Valley business owner performed surgeries on dogs in his garage with “dark bottles of medicine labeled with masking tape,” according to complaints filed with a state board. Jorge Diaz, owner of Caninos Dog Service, is not a licensed veterinarian, even though a LinkedIn page lists his profession as a “vet.”

  • Legal 'gray area' leaves Arizona medical marijuana patients at risk for eviction

    Legal 'gray area' leaves Arizona medical marijuana patients at risk for eviction

    Thursday, March 10 2016 1:07 AM EST2016-03-10 06:07:10 GMT
    Thursday, March 10 2016 11:44 AM EST2016-03-10 16:44:15 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Medical marijuana may be legal in Arizona, but using it can still get you kicked out of your home.

    Medical marijuana may be legal in Arizona, but using it can still get you kicked out of your home.

  • Secret Service agent assigned to protect Nancy Reagan remembers her as gracious, kind

    Secret Service agent assigned to protect Nancy Reagan remembers her as gracious, kind

    Sunday, March 6 2016 11:34 PM EST2016-03-07 04:34:10 GMT
    Monday, March 7 2016 12:18 AM EST2016-03-07 05:18:32 GMT
    Former Pres. Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Former Pres. Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Tim Franklin served on the Reagans’ security detail from 2001 to 2003. He said he spent more than half that time assigned as Mrs. Reagan’s protective agent, and accompanied her to the White House in 2002 when she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    Tim Franklin served on the Reagans’ security detail from 2001 to 2003. He said he spent more than half that time assigned as Mrs. Reagan’s protective agent, and accompanied her to the White House in 2002 when she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  • Glendale kept few records on inspector's side business

    Glendale kept few records on inspector's side business

    Saturday, March 5 2016 1:17 AM EST2016-03-05 06:17:24 GMT
    Saturday, March 5 2016 6:13 PM EST2016-03-05 23:13:21 GMT

    The city of Glendale kept few records on a building inspector's side business, even though he operated within the construction industry and had committed an ethical violation before.

    The city of Glendale kept few records on a building inspector's side business, even though he operated within the construction industry and had committed an ethical violation before.

  • Glendale inspector accused of seeking bribe has been in trouble before

    Glendale inspector accused of seeking bribe has been in trouble before

    Friday, March 4 2016 1:21 AM EST2016-03-04 06:21:51 GMT
    Friday, March 4 2016 3:00 AM EST2016-03-04 08:00:22 GMT
    Senior Building Inspector Mark Ptashkin has been a Glendale city employee for more than 14 years. He’s also owned MEP Consulting for more than 11 of those years. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Senior Building Inspector Mark Ptashkin has been a Glendale city employee for more than 14 years. He’s also owned MEP Consulting for more than 11 of those years. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A lawsuit filed by a Glendale business owner accuses a senior building inspector of using his authority for personal gain, claiming he leveraged his role with the city to drum up business for his side company within city limits. City records show Mark Ptashkin was previously disciplined in 2012 for profiting on information gathered in his role as an inspector.

    A lawsuit filed by a Glendale business owner accuses a senior building inspector of using his authority for personal gain, claiming he leveraged his role with the city to drum up business for his side company within city limits. City records show Mark Ptashkin was previously disciplined in 2012 for profiting on information gathered in his role as an inspector.

  • Funeral homes say cremation prices could spike because of licensing bill

    Funeral homes say cremation prices could spike because of licensing bill

    Thursday, March 3 2016 12:12 AM EST2016-03-03 05:12:09 GMT
    Thursday, March 3 2016 1:20 AM EST2016-03-03 06:20:35 GMT
    Spencer McBride of Cremation Center of Arizona estimated the cost of cremation would triple. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Spencer McBride of Cremation Center of Arizona estimated the cost of cremation would triple. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    House Bill 2613 is designed to ease regulatory burdens on a number of industries, but Valley funeral homes say it actually does the opposite for cremation operators, and could make the procedure far more expensive.

    House Bill 2613 is designed to ease regulatory burdens on a number of industries, but Valley funeral homes say it actually does the opposite for cremation operators, and could make the procedure far more expensive.

  • Grenade found under pile of clothes at home in Surprise

    Grenade found under pile of clothes at home in Surprise

    Saturday, February 27 2016 6:15 PM EST2016-02-27 23:15:40 GMT
    Sunday, February 28 2016 12:00 AM EST2016-02-28 05:00:48 GMT
    Grenade found in home (Photo source: KPHO/KTVK)Grenade found in home (Photo source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A Maricopa County employee discovered a live grenade Saturday while sorting through a pile of clothes at a home near Surprise.

    "I'm guessing it was probably something he forgot about," said one neighbor. "Probably had them decades ago, but he piled so much stuff on top of them, he forgot he even had them."

    A Maricopa County employee discovered a live grenade Saturday while sorting through a pile of clothes at a home near Surprise.

    "I'm guessing it was probably something he forgot about," said one neighbor. "Probably had them decades ago, but he piled so much stuff on top of them, he forgot he even had them."

  • Witness spotted girl with gun at Independence High 1 day before murder-suicide, didn’t report it

    Witness spotted girl with gun at Independence High 1 day before murder-suicide, didn’t report it

    Saturday, February 27 2016 1:26 AM EST2016-02-27 06:26:20 GMT
    Saturday, February 27 2016 10:24 AM EST2016-02-27 15:24:34 GMT

    A female student showed off a black handgun in a hallway at Independence High School one day before the murder-suicide on campus, according to an interview in a newly released police report.

    A female student showed off a black handgun in a hallway at Independence High School one day before the murder-suicide on campus, according to an interview in a newly released police report.

  • 15-year-old Valley freshman to testify before Congress

    15-year-old Valley freshman to testify before Congress

    Sunday, February 21 2016 12:32 AM EST2016-02-21 05:32:42 GMT
    Sunday, February 21 2016 9:18 AM EST2016-02-21 14:18:09 GMT

    Diego Morris, a 15-year-old cancer survivor, will share the story of his family’s struggle to find alternative treatments before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Thursday morning.

    Diego Morris, a 15-year-old cancer survivor, will share the story of his family’s struggle to find alternative treatments before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Thursday morning.

  • Protesters say ethnicity a factor in police officer's conviction

    Protesters say ethnicity a factor in police officer's conviction

    Saturday, February 20 2016 6:45 PM EST2016-02-20 23:45:28 GMT
    Saturday, February 20 2016 7:46 PM EST2016-02-21 00:46:15 GMT
    Protesters say ethnicity a factor in police officer's conviction (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Protesters say ethnicity a factor in police officer's conviction (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Demonstrators say Peter Liang was wrongfully prosecuted for a tragic accident, and is serving as a scapegoat for other police shootings because of his Chinese-American ethnicity.

    Demonstrators say Peter Liang was wrongfully prosecuted for a tragic accident, and is serving as a scapegoat for other police shootings because of his Chinese-American ethnicity.

  • Widow of man shot by Mesa police seeks help from hacker group 'Anonymous'

    Widow of man shot by Mesa police seeks help from hacker group 'Anonymous'

    Friday, February 19 2016 9:12 PM EST2016-02-20 02:12:10 GMT
    Saturday, February 20 2016 9:26 AM EST2016-02-20 14:26:51 GMT
    Police said Daniel Shaver was not fully complying with officers' commands. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Police said Daniel Shaver was not fully complying with officers' commands. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The widow of a man shot and killed by Mesa police says she turned to the hacker group Anonymous for help after the department repeatedly denied her requests for information on the case. Anonymous responded this week by posting a video threatening to reveal the department’s “many abuses” if it did not identify, fire, and charge the officers involved in two deadly shootings since January.

    The widow of a man shot and killed by Mesa police says she turned to the hacker group Anonymous for help after the department repeatedly denied her requests for information on the case.  

  • Gilbert steps up efforts to contain midge fly infestation 'of biblical proporations'

    Gilbert steps up efforts to contain midge fly infestation 'of biblical proporations'

    Friday, February 19 2016 12:46 AM EST2016-02-19 05:46:05 GMT
    Friday, February 19 2016 1:44 AM EST2016-02-19 06:44:04 GMT
    Midge flies, chironomids, are commonly found in man made lakes, wastewater facilities and streams with high nutrient content. (Source: GilbertAZ.gov)Midge flies, chironomids, are commonly found in man made lakes, wastewater facilities and streams with high nutrient content. (Source: GilbertAZ.gov)

    “You can't go outside without having to hold your breath. Literally, you walk out and you're getting a mouth full of bugs,” said one resident.

    "You can't go outside without having to hold your breath. Literally, you walk out and you're getting a mouth full of bugs," one resident said.

  • U.S. senators defend Phoenix VA whistleblower, demand documents

    U.S. senators defend Phoenix VA whistleblower, demand documents

    Thursday, February 18 2016 1:32 AM EST2016-02-18 06:32:53 GMT
    Thursday, February 18 2016 1:52 AM EST2016-02-18 06:52:40 GMT
    Brandon Coleman, an addiction treatment specialist, has been on paid administrative leave for more than a year. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Brandon Coleman, an addiction treatment specialist, has been on paid administrative leave for more than a year. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    In a letter, Sens. Ron Johnson and Charles Grassley called on the VA to "immediately cease its continued retaliation" of Brandon Coleman, and grant him a transfer to another VA facility

    In a letter, Sens. Ron Johnson and Charles Grassley called on the VA to "immediately cease its continued retaliation" of Brandon Coleman, and grant him a transfer to another VA facility.

  • Mailer opens new page of controversy for Sheriff Babeu

    Mailer opens new page of controversy for Sheriff Babeu

    Friday, February 12 2016 12:59 AM EST2016-02-12 05:59:34 GMT
    Friday, February 12 2016 1:07 PM EST2016-02-12 18:07:44 GMT

    Some critics say the sheriff appears to have broken the law by using public money to mail out what they consider political propaganda.

    Some critics say the sheriff appears to have broken the law by using public money to mail out what they consider political propaganda.

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    Friday, April 28 2017 12:11 AM EDT2017-04-28 04:11:12 GMT
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    According to the Associated Press, Kenneth Williams received a lethal injection Thursday night at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner for killing a former deputy warden after he escaped from prison in 1999.

    According to the Associated Press, Kenneth Williams received a lethal injection Thursday night at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner for killing a former deputy warden after he escaped from prison in 1999.

  • Greene Co. Courthouse approves bid for gutters

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    The Greene County Quorum Court approved a bid to replace the gutters on their courthouse.

    The Greene County Quorum Court approved a bid to replace the gutters on their courthouse.

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    US Supreme Court won't block Arkansas execution

    US Supreme Court won't block Arkansas execution

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-04-28 03:17:26 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:20 PM EDT2017-04-28 03:20:56 GMT
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    According to the Associated Press, the United States Supreme Court will not block the execution of Kenneth Williams, setting up the fourth execution in eight days in Arkansas.

    According to the Associated Press, the United States Supreme Court will not block the execution of Kenneth Williams, setting up the fourth execution in eight days in Arkansas.

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