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Firefighters: Hoarding made fighting Avondale house fire very difficult
AVONDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Firefighters say hoarding made it much more difficult to extinguish a first-alarm house fire in Avondale on Friday morning. The fire broke out at the home near Lower Buckeye and El Mirage Roads and firefighters say the conditions inside made for a dangerous situation.
Police documents reveal 6th-grade teacher asked students to text her before alleged sexual misconduct with 13-year-old began
The 12 News I-Team has obtained hundreds of pages of documents from the police investigation surrounding a former sixth-grade teacher and her alleged sexual abuse of one of her students, a 13-year-old boy.
Caught on camera: Man steals packages from Avondale home, then returns most of them
AVONDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A strange twist in the case of an accused porch pirate who left his information at the scene of the crime. The man returned to the same home he's accused of stealing from but this time for a different reason.
Man killed, woman arrested after crash in Phoenix
PHOENIX - A man is dead and a woman has been arrested after a crash Friday night in Phoenix, police said. Officers responded to the intersection of 53rd Avenue and Indian School Road for a crash between a motorcycle and another vehicle.
16-year-old boy taken from Phoenix home at gunpoint Saturday
A 16-year-old boy, who was taken from a Phoenix home at gunpoint Saturday morning, was found uninjured but uncooperative, according to police. Officers responded to a kidnapping call about 10:40 a.m. at a residence near the 15800 block of South 32nd Place, according to Sgt. Mercedes Fortune, a spoke
Avondale police sergeant fired after making racially insensitive Facebook posts
AVONDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - He swore an oath to protect and to serve. But now, Avondale Police Sgt. Sean Maas is off the force. The veteran officer has been fired, in part, because of racially insensitive posts Maas made on Facebook, according to Susan Segal, an attorney representing the City of Avon
5 New Homes Foreclosed In The Phoenix Area
PHOENIX, AZ — Do you feel like affordable homes are tough to find in your community? No harm in checking out the foreclosed properties on the market. You could very well find your dream home in the rough!
Silver Alert issued for elderly man from El Mirage with dementia
EL MIRAGE, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Silver Alert has been issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety on behalf of the El Mirage Police Department for 79-year-old Elias Alkasmatti.
JBS Tolleson recall increased to 12 million pounds of raw beef
As consumers nationwide are continuing to fall ill, the massive recall JBS Tolleson’s raw beef products was upped to more than 12 million pounds in early December, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
VIDEO: Aerial video of police situation at Apache Junction High School
APACHE JUNCTION,AZ (3TV/CBS) -- There is a heavy police presence at Apache Junction High School.
Silver Alert issued for Wittmann man with Alzheimer’s, heart condition
WITTMANN, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert for Alvin Gilbert Figueroa. According to MCSO, 83-year-old Figueroa was last seen about 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14 leaving his home in Wittmann Arizona, he has not been seen since. He was driving a green
Phoenix bomb squad looking for vehicle of interest in unexplained explosions incidents
PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- Phoenix Police officials have released an update Thursday afternoon on a series of incidents where people reported explosive sounds in Northwest Phoenix. According to the statement, the calls for service were made between October 1 and December 1. Calls were made in an area betwe
Apache Junction High School on lockdown due to "police incident"
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- A school in the Apache Junction area is on lockdown. According to officials with the City of Apache Junction, Apache Junction High School is on lockdown, but provided few details on what led to the lockdown. City officials say there are no injuries that they know o
Combs' late rally falls short in loss to Desert Edge
SAN TAN VALLEY — Entering Friday, Combs was in need of a win to gain some confidence heading into its final few games before the Christmas break. The bad news for the Coyotes was they were playing Goodyear Desert Edge, which entered Friday with a record of 8-2.
Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl To Step Down, Leaving McCain's Seat Vacant Again
Arizona will soon have another new senator, with Republican Jon Kyl — who accepted a temporary appointment in the wake of GOP Sen. John McCain's death — stepping aside. Kyl, who first retired from the Senate in 2013, had indicated he never planned on sticking around long, committing to serve through
Cloudy but warmer weather moves into Arizona
PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- Pretty nice weather for mid December is expected this weekend with temperatures a few degrees warmer than normal. For Friday through Saturday, high pressure will keep conditions dry but allow high clouds to increase across Arizona as an area of low pressure develops around
Arizona Judge Orders Deportation of Mexican Activist Who Claimed Asylum
An Arizona judge ordered the deportation of an activist who claimed she would be targeted if removed to her native Mexico. Immigration Judge Thomas Michael O’Leary denied Alejandra Pablos’s asylum request on Dec. 11 and ordered her removed from the United States.
Maricopa County deputy arrested for taking money from dead person
MESA, AZ - The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested one of its deputies for taking money while responding to a report of a dead body. In a news release sent Tuesday night, the sheriff's office said 39-year-old Gregory Johnson responded to a report of a dead body near Mesa on October
You can get a pet delivered to your home by Santa if you adopt from Maricopa County
If you're looking to a adopt a pet this holiday season, you can have your new family member delivered to your home on Christmas Eve by Santa and his elves. The Maricopa County Animal Care and Control said they are offering a promotion where "Santa Paws" makes a special Christmas Eve delivery.
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio files defamation suit against several media outlets
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5)-- Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a lawsuit against several media outlets for "false light and defamation." The lawsuit was filed on Monday.