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Witness describes scene inside restaurant during holdup

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

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Online footprints are manageable, but not erasable

How hard would it be to track down a complete stranger with little more information than name or a photo? It's easier than many people think. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) How hard would it be to track down a complete stranger with little more information than name or a photo? It's easier than many people think. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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If you ask people in downtown Phoenix, they will likely tell you that there is a ton of information about them available online. What they are not likely to know is how to reduce the amount of information available.

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

Fridays are the most dangerous day of the week for wrecks – nearly twice as dangerous as Sundays. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Fridays are the most dangerous day of the week for wrecks – nearly twice as dangerous as Sundays. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Traffic engineers have controlled intersections the same way for roughly the last 65 years, but researchers are testing a new approach in Anthem that could radically change that -- and save lives.

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

Cindy Bulk was forced to open fire on an intruder but suffered PTSD from it. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Cindy Bulk was forced to open fire on an intruder but suffered PTSD from it. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A Valley widow is talking for the very first time about how she grabbed her gun and survived a brutal beating. She also talked about how pulling the trigger saved her life but also stole something from her.

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

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

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

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

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Valley teen tried to report pedophile on Xbox

Derek Lowe, 19, says he believes he encountered a potential child predator online while playing Xbox. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Derek Lowe, 19, says he believes he encountered a potential child predator online while playing Xbox. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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We always warn our kids about stranger danger when we're out and about. But what about the virtual world? Do you really know who's playing with your children?

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Will man's best friend really protect your home?

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

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Valley teen helps police make arrest with her cellphone

A Valley teen used her cellphone to help arrest a man for child prostitution. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A Valley teen used her cellphone to help arrest a man for child prostitution. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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A valley teen is talking for the very first time about how she kept her cool and helped police arrest a Maricopa man for child prostitution.

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

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

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All this week, 3TV and CBS 5 join forces to give Arizona families expert safety advice. We're equipping you with the tools to help protect yourself and your loved ones. We'll also share real survival stories from Valley crime victims. Find out what they want you to know. 

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

Neighborhood watches look much different in the digital age, but is technology helping? (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Neighborhood watches look much different in the digital age, but is technology helping? (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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Do you know your neighbors? In this digital age, neighborhood watches look much different. We take a closer look at whether technology is helping.

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  • Texas Roadhouse coming to Jonesboro

    Texas Roadhouse coming to Jonesboro

    Monday, June 25 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-06-25 16:09:53 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 1:50 PM EDT2018-06-25 17:50:50 GMT
    (Source: Texas Roadhouse website)(Source: Texas Roadhouse website)

    There will be a new restaurant coming to Jonesboro next year.

    There will be a new restaurant coming to Jonesboro next year.

  • Two probationers arrested after loaded rifle found

    Two probationers arrested after loaded rifle found

    Monday, June 25 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-06-25 15:50:09 GMT
    Monday, June 25 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-06-25 16:47:28 GMT
    (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office)
    (Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Mississippi County Sheriff's Office)

    Two people in Mississippi County were arrested last week after violating probation.

    Two people in Mississippi County were arrested last week after violating probation.

  • Sinkhole at Spring River continues to grow, official says

    Sinkhole at Spring River continues to grow, official says

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    Monday, June 25 2018 11:31 AM EDT2018-06-25 15:31:49 GMT
    Officials are working to find a solution to a sinkhole on the Spring River in Fulton County. (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Facebook page)Officials are working to find a solution to a sinkhole on the Spring River in Fulton County. (Source: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Facebook page)

    A sinkhole in the Spring River in Fulton County where a man was killed earlier this month presents major safety issues as officials continue to work on a solution to the issue. 

    A sinkhole in the Spring River in Fulton County where a man was killed earlier this month presents major safety issues as officials continue to work on a solution to the issue. 

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