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Police: Backup driver in fatal Uber crash was distracted

PHOENIX (AP) — The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" on her phone and looking downward just before fatally striking a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix, according to a police report.The 300-page report released Thursday night by police in Tempe

AP - 2018-06-22 22:10:00

Joey Reiss death: Family of toddler killed at fire station files claim against city

In February, the Reiss family--including 16-month-old Daniel, visited a relative at the Scottsdale fire station near Miller and McDowell roads. Danielwas caught between two panels of the closing bay door and diedfrom his injuries.

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-06-23 03:40:05

Man arrested in burglary of Fountain Hills home where pair found dead

Suspect Keith Dees, 42, fled from police near 70th Avenue and McDowell Road, but was apprehended by Phoenix officers.

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-06-22 01:09:14

Tempe police release body cam footage, photos from deadly Uber crash

Police have released body cam footage, photos, and a report from their investigation when a woman was hit and killed by a self-driving Uber car in Tempe earlier this year. The deadly collision happened on March 18 near Mill Avenue and Curry when

FOX10PHOENIX.COM - 2018-06-22 12:10:00

Possible human remains found in Chandler

CHANDLER, Ariz.- The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is responding to reports of possible human remains found in Chandler, near Riggs and Arizona Avenue.

FOX10PHOENIX.COM - 2018-06-22 01:27:00

Self-Driving Uber Crash 'Avoidable,' Driver's Phone Playing Video Before Woman Struck

The backup driver in an autonomous Uber vehicle was distracted, and a Hulu video was playing on her phone, before the car struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, police determined.

PHOENIX NEW TIMES - 2018-06-22 06:25:00

Uber driver streaming "The Voice" just before crash

TEMPE, Ariz.: The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" just before the vehicle struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March, according to a published report.

ANNAHAR.COM - 2018-06-22 15:30:00

Bollinger sentenced to 160 years in prison in connection with Apache Junction sexual conduct with a minor

Johnny Ray Bollinger, of Apache Junction, has been sentenced to 160 years in prison on 37 counts of sexual conduct with a minor, 11 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and five counts of involving or using a minor in drug offenses, police said.


Report says Uber driver was watching TV show before fatal Tempe accident - KTAR.com

Elaine Herzberg, 49, died March 18 around 10 p.m. when the Volvo XC90, in autonomous mode with Vasquez behind the wheel, struck her in the intersection of Mill Avenue and Curry Road.

KTAR.COM - 2018-06-22 14:35:00

PD: Teen couple arrested in Tempe carjacking after freeway pursuit

Rose then allegedly punched her in the face, causing her to fall to the ground, the police report said. As Walker took her purse and keys, Rose reportedly struck her three more times in the face and head.

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-06-22 17:59:35

Police: Uber driver was streaming Hulu just before fatal self-driving car crash

Tempe, Arizona, police have released a massive report on the fatal Uber vehicle crash that killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in March. The report provides more evidence that driver Rafaela Vasquez was distracted in the seconds before the crash.

TECHFISHNEWS.COM - 2018-06-22 15:08:52

Man found with car stolen from home of Fountain Hills couple killed in shooting spree

Dees was driving the vehicle, and as he fled from deputies, he crashed the car, a white Nissan Altima, near 99th Avenue and Thomas Road, said MCSO Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez. Dees attempted to run off, but was caught and arrested, Enriquez said.

AZCENTRAL - 2018-06-22 06:40:00

Arrest made in burglary at home of homicide victims

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a man in connection with the theft of two vehicles from the home in Fountain Hills where two homicide victims were found earlier this month.At about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, the suspect, Keith Dees (42) was apprehended by Phoenix Poli

FOUNTAIN HILLS TIMES - 2018-06-22 15:57:00

Parents of young boy killed by door at Scottsdale fire station seek $9M

PHOENIX — The family of a young boy killed when an automated door crushed him at a suburban Phoenix fire station is seeking $9 million in damages.Representatives of Daniel and Courtney Reissnotified Scottsdaleon Thursday they were submitting a notice of claim, the legal precursor to a lawsuit agains

KTAR.COM - 2018-06-22 17:58:20

Family of toddler killed at fire station seeks settlement from Scottsdale

The Reiss family is speaking out for the first time since their 16-month-old son Joey was killed by folding doors at a Scottsdale fire station in February. They're seeking a $9 million settlement.

12NEWS.COM - 2018-06-22 06:18:06

The Iowa Cafe in Mesa has closed after 33 years. But will it return?

Pam Ohsman, the last in the casual restaurant’s series of owners, decided to hang up her apron, having served the cafe’s last breaded pork tenderloin sandwich on June 5.

AZCENTRAL - 2018-06-22 17:14:00

DPS: Driver facing wrong way on Tempe access road arrested for driving drunk

The Department of Public Safety reported that just after midnight on June 17, ADOT cameras saw a white truck facing northbound in the southbound lanes of Price Road, just south of University Drive near Loop 101.

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-06-21 18:05:50

Scottsdale police ID 24-year-old man killed in a hit-and-run

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ARIZONA DAILY SUN - 2018-06-21 20:16:00

Watch this high school teacher receive his ‘dream shoes’ from students

Some high school students in Tempe, Arizona, thought so highly of their favorite teacher that they bought him his “dream shoes” – a pair of Air Jordans he’s always wanted. TODAY’s Hoda Kotb has your Morning Boost.


Deadly pedestrian crash shuts down Scottsdale intersection

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ)- Police say a deadly pedestrian crash has closed a Scottsdale intersection.According to the Scottsdale Police Department, a deadly crash involving a pedestrian has closed the intersection of Scottsdale and McDowell Roads.The intersection of Scottsdale & McDowell is closed fo

FOX10PHOENIX.COM - 2018-06-21 13:19:00