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Rescuers spend month to catch injured puppy living at Pinal park

APACHE JUNCTION – Otter the dog now has a happy life with her forever family, it took a while, she even has a new four-legged friend, but the journey getting there was a bit treacherous, even with a little help from the Apache Junction Parks and Recreation department.


Motor vehicle theft, burglary reported April 6-10 to Apache Junction Police Department

Above are the general locations of a motor vehicle theft and burglary reported April 6-10 to the Apache Junction Police Department. Vehicle burglary, reported at 4:05 p.m. April 7 in the 500 block of East 10th Avenue.


$550,000 contract approved for Grand View neighborhood sidewalk, drainage improvements

Sidewalk and drainage improvements costing more than a half-million dollars are planned in the Grand View neighborhood, on the west side of Main Drive and east side of Grand Drive between Broadway and First avenues.


Local vendors invited to showcase goods at Tractor Supply’s Market Day

Tractor Supply stores nationwide — including at 10545 E. Main St., west of Apache Junction — are calling all farmers, craft makers and artisans to sell their homemade and homegrown goods during Tractor Supply’s Market Day, which will be held Saturday, May 18.


Arizona police release graphic video of deadly officer-involved shooting

Arizona police released a video Wednesday that showed a man throwing a wrench at deputies before they shot him to death while responding to a call from family members concerned for the man’s mental health on Friday.


Roadwork lane restrictions slated at Idaho Road, Plaza Drive, San Marcos Drive

The City of Apache Junction will be working on Idaho Road, north of Superstition Boulevard, on Wednesday and Thursday, April 24-25. Pavement repairs are also planned for Plaza Drive, south of Superstition, and San Marcos Drive in the vicinity of Roundup Street on April 30 and May 1.


Deported husband of U.S. soldier killed speaks about being deported, returning

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Jose Gonzalez, a widower of a U.S. Army soldier killed while serving in Afghanistan, is now back in the U.S. after spending about a week deported to Mexico, according to his attorney.


Drivers caught misbehaving by ignoring no turn signs in Mesa

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Reading signs is important, especially when it comes to driving and understanding the rules of the road. In Mesa, reading signs seems to have become a lost art.


Chandler family recovering after big rig crash kills mom, sends kids to hospital

CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)-- A Chandler family is left recovering and in mourning after a deadly crash on Interstate 10 near 99th Avenue. Saturday evening, the Sullivans were supposed to go to the baseball game of their youngest son, Kyle. His older brother, Jayden, and little sister, Sydney, would be


Queen Creek Town Council recognizes local residents as ‘Great Neighbors’

Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney and the Town Council recognized three “Great Neighbors” at the April 17 council meeting. Nicole Jackson was nominated by Barry McBride, a Canyon State Academy board member. After working hard, Ms. Jackson serves in variety of leadership roles. She is a peer mentor, won


First annual Superstition Mountain Museum Golf Tournament

The First Annual Superstition Mountain Museum Golf Tournament will take place at the Mountain Brook Golf Club, at 5783 S. Mountain Brook Drive, in Gold Canyon. Check-in is at 6:30 a.m., with the shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27.


Couple’s Mesa center first in state for drug babies

A medical facility designed to care for newborns suffering from drug withdrawals is now open in Mesa, making it the first of its kind in the state and the fourth of its kind in the country.


Was helicopter that crashed near Fountain Hills safe to fly?

FORT MCDOWELL, AZ — There are many questions surrounding the safety of the helicopter that crashed in a field near Fountain Hills on Monday morning, killing two people on board.


Pinal County: Woman tried to pay for raffle with fake $100 bill at Country Thunder

FLORENCE, AZ — The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says a woman from Surprise tried to pass off a fake $100 bill while entering a raffle for an organization that helps the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty during Country Thunder.


Mesa homeowner fed up with investors calling with a cash offer

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Have you been getting bombarded with messages from people claiming to be investors looking to scoop up your property? They sweeten the deal, saying it's a cash offer with no closing costs.


Phase I of Power Road improvements complete

Recent completion of the Power Road construction from Ocotillo to Brooks Farm provides improvements to one of Queen Creek’s major north-south connectors. They include three lanes in each direction, a center turn lane and a box culvert, or bridge over the Sonoqui Wash.


Chandler police search for armed robber who struck Safeway, Albertson's

CHANDLER (3TV/CBS5) -- Chandler police are asking for the public's help identifying a man suspected of committing armed robberies at two grocery stores. The first robbery happened Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 7 a.m., at the Safeway store located at Alma School and Chandler Heights roads.


Student controversy goes to Arizona Attorney General

GILBERT, AZ — A day meant to celebrate America at a Valley high school sparked a national controversy last month. On the last day of Spirit Week at Perry High School in Gilbert, students wearing "Make America Great Again" gear were stopped by school officials.


French Fry and Music Festival plus 9 other things to do in Phoenix area this weekend

Music, lifestyle and culture come together in west Phoenix for the inaugural Days On The Green Music Festival. Artists will be a mix of reggae, world, blues, punk and blues and will perform on two stages. Both national and local bands will entertain attendees. Slightly Stoopid headlines Friday while


Arizona governor signs 'Blow Dry Freedom' law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) signed a bill into law Tuesday to abolish occupational licensing requirements to blow dry hair in the state, a move he has praised as a “big win for freedom and Arizona workers.”