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Tempe police chief: Fatal Uber crash with pedestrian likely 'unavoidable'

PHOENIX - A fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber likely was "unavoidable" based on an initial police investigation and a review of video, Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir told The Arizona Republic on Tuesday. Moir said, however, that any charging decision would be up to the Maricopa County Attorn

USA TODAY - 2018-03-21 01:25:26

Inmate death being investigated in Buckeye

BUCKEYE, Ariz. - Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an inmate. According to the Arizona Department of Corrections, 34-year-old Charlie M. Wooden was found unresponsive in his assigned bed Monday night. Criminal investigators suspect that foul play was involved a

KGUN 9 - 2018-03-20 21:07:43

Adult body found after Phoenix firefighters put out apartment blaze

Firefighters found a dead body after putting out a fire at an apartment complex in west Phoenix Tuesday afternoon. They extinguished a second-floor apartment fire near 54th Avenue and Indian School Road after receiving an alarm around 4:30 p.m. Phoenix fire officials said the blaze was controlled an

12NEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 00:14:00

Buckeye PD investigating multi-state identity theft string

BUCKEYE, PD - Buckeye police are now investigating several cases of identity theft after victims have come forward saying their bank accounts were hacked. Police said some of the common links between the cases involved ATM withdrawals taking place in Anaheim, California. One of those victims is Rose

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-03-20 23:14:04

Uber mishap raises questions. Who's responsible if a self-driving car breaks the law?

TEMPE, AZ - The investigation into the Uber crash that killed a Valley homeless woman is still in its early stages. But preliminary reports from Tempe police show the victim, Elaine Herzberg, 49, was jaywalking when the self-driving car hit her on Mill Avenue near Curry Road Sunday night. However,

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-03-21 05:32:11

Arizona woman uses baseball bat to fight off pantless intruder

PHOENIX, Ariz - An Arizona woman is safe after she used a baseball bat to fight off a half-naked man who broke into her home, according to KTVK. Timothy Valdez, 29, has been charged with burglary, armed robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault after he allegedly broke into an apartment and attacke

WREG - 2018-03-19 17:32:02

NTSB arrives in Tempe to investigate deadly crash involving self-driving Uber

TEMPE, AZ - Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have begun investigating a deadly crash involving a self-driving Uber in Tempe on Sunday evening. Tempe police say 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was walking outside of the crosswalk when she was struck by the vehicle, which was i

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-03-20 22:19:02

Glendale FD: Unconscious victim pulled from fire

GLENDALE, AZ - An unconscious victim was pulled from an apartment fire in Glendale on Tuesday evening, according to fire officials. Around 8 p.m. crews were called to a fire at an apartment complex near 67th and Glendale avenues. Air15 video showed several police and fire units at the scene. Fire

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-03-21 04:15:04

Police: Uber self-driving vehicle struck, killed pedestrian in Tempe

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Tempe Police Department says a woman is dead after being hit by a Uber self-driving vehicle overnight. According to police, the Uber vehicle was traveling northbound just south of Curry Road in autonomous mode with an operator in the driver's seat. The woman attempted to cross the

12NEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 16:39:00

Phoenix PD: Homeowner shoots armed man during confrontation

PHOENIX - Police are investigating after a homeowner shot an armed man during a confrontation in west Phoenix on Monday evening. According to police, just before 7 p.m. officers responded to a shooting near 59th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard. Police say the homeowner, a man, was confronted by an un

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-03-20 03:37:57

Family blames MCSO for woman's deadly golf cart crash

SUN CITY WEST, AZ - Golf cart seat belts designed to keep drivers safe are now being recalled by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. The office started installing them for people years ago, at the request of the Sun City West Homeowner's association. Then, tragedy struck. 71-year-old Sandra Ayers

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-03-20 04:23:00

Transient suspected in Phoenix homicide arrested at bus stop

(Flickr/Keith Allison) PHOENIX - A transient suspected in a Phoenix homicide has been arrested after police found him at a bus stop trying to leave town. Police said 39-year-old Joshua Leonard was jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder. A $500,000 bond was set Monday at Leonard's initial court

KTAR.COM - 2018-03-20 11:15:52

Supreme Court shuts down Arizona appeal on 'dreamer' driver's licenses

Embed x Share CLOSE WHAT IS DACA? azcentral Rewind: Trump's wind down of DACA | 5:18 President Donald Trump's administration announced the wind down of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, that President Obama enacted several years ago. This is what you should know. Sean Logan/Th

AZCENTRAL - 2018-03-20 13:00:06

Buckeye girl battling cancer says it's ok to be brave

A six-year-old Buckeye girl battling stage four cancer is telling the world it's okay to be brave. Zaliyah Rodriguez was diagnosed this year with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of soft tissue. Her father, Anthony Rodriguez, says it started in January when Zaliyah caught her hand in a door. He says her h

AZFAMILY - 2018-03-20 03:21:00

The Cardinals asked new quarterback Sam Bradford to stop skiing

There's no questioning the talent of new Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford, who signed a two-year contract with the team Friday. There are questions, however, about the durability of the former Heisman Trophy winner, as injuries have caused him to miss significant playing time throughout Br

ABC 15 NEWS - 2018-03-19 22:03:50

Firefighters battle junkyard fire in south Phoenix

PHOENIX - Phoenix firefighters are battling a blaze at a junkyard near 27th Avenue and Broadway Road, where the smoke could be seen for miles. Officials say Broadway Road eastbound will be closed between 27th Avenue and 25th Avenue due to the fire. >>LIVE VIDEO from the scene: facebook.com/FOX10Phoe

FOX10PHOENIX.COM - 2018-03-19 20:36:00

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


33-year-old arrested, accused of fatally beating 63-year-old man

GILBERT, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A Glendale man behind bars for a home invasion in Gilbert that left a 63-year-old man badly beaten inside his home. The man, identified as Donald Beckemeyer, did not survive, and three months after the incident, the suspect, identified as 33-year-old Joshua Walker, has been a


Interstate 17 closes in Phoenix as police talk down suicidal man

(Screenshot) PHOENIX - A man threatening to hurt himself stopped traffic in both directions on a Phoenix freeway early Thursday morning before police talked him down. The unidentified man was standing on the pedestrian bridge that crosses Interstate 17 at Maryland Avenue. Authorities closed the fre


PD: Woman shoots kidnapper in Avondale after getting his gun

AVONDALE, AZ - Police say a woman escaped her boyfriend after he assaulted and kidnapped her in Avondale earlier this month. Avondale Police report that on March 6 they were contacted by a woman who was hiding at a Tolleson motel after her boyfriend, 24-year-old Jose Adrian Quintana, assaulted, chok